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Investments in climate change solutions will pay off for global health – STAT – STAT

World leaders, beckoned by President Biden, are assembling on Earth Day, April 22, to create greater urgency to fight climate change. The summit is taking place during the worst infectious disease pandemic in a century. World leaders need to pay…

As pandemic recedes, global warming resumes. Plus more updates in the drive to curb COVID-19 – Lincoln Journal Star

{{featured_button_text}} CDC Says Disinfecting Surfaces to Prevent COVID-19 Is Often for Show. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that the risk of transmitting COVID-19 through surfaces is low. Chief of the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch Vincent…

Global Warming: Alpine Plants Are Losing Their White “Protective Coat” – SciTechDaily

There is a clear trend towards earlier snowmelt at elevations between 1,000 and 2,500 meters. A first few spots at 2,500 meters are already snow-free in April 2020. Credit: Lawrence Blem Snow cover in the Alps has been melting almost…

The Science of Climate Change Explained – The New York Times

Estimates of the cost vary widely. One recent study found that keeping warming to 2 degrees Celsius would require a total investment of between $4 trillion and $60 trillion, with a median estimate of $16 trillion, while keeping warming to…

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof – The New York Times

Estimates of the cost vary widely. One recent study found that keeping warming to 2 degrees Celsius would require a total investment of between $4 trillion and $60 trillion, with a median estimate of $16 trillion, while keeping warming to…

Ocean currents modulate oxygen content at the equator

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) A German-French study led by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has used long-term observations to investigate the complex interplay between fluctuations in the equatorial current system and variations in oxygen content. During the last 15 years the intensification of upper-ocean currents resulted in an increasing oxygen content in the equatorial region.

Warming Trends: Google Earth Shows Climate Change in Action, a History of the World Through Bat Guano and Bike Riding With Monarchs – InsideClimate News

Solutions Watching Climate Change at Work An updated Google Earth feature shows climate change in action over the last four decades. Launched in collaboration with U.S. and European government agencies, Google Earth Timelapse contains 37 years worth of changes to…

EIA: U.S. CO2 Emissions Dropped 11% In 2020; No Change In Rising Atmospheric CO2

Climate change action proponents regularly tell us we have to reduce our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to prevent “climate change”, even to the point of curtailing industry, travel, and food consumption. Fortunately, a real-world test of just those very things…

Learning From California’s Ambitious Climate Policy – Center For American Progress

Introduction and summary Subscribe to InProgress California has long been synonymous with effective climate policy. Beginning in 2001, the Golden State established its first voluntary emissions reporting program under Gov. Gray Davis (D). Subsequently, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) built on…