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China, India And 85 Nations Snub U.N. Deadline To Update CO2-Reduction Targets

In a warning shot across the bows of Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, China, India, and 85 other nations have decided to ignore a UN deadline to submit its pledges for cutting CO2 emissions in time for the UN climate…

Israel tells UN it aims to cut global warming gases by 27% until 2030 – The Times of Israel

The Environmental Protection Ministry has submitted updated targets for cuts to Israel’s global warming gas emissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. These commit the state to slashing economy-wide net global warming gas emissions (GHG) by 27…

China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets – The Seattle Times

BERLIN (AP) — China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year’s global…

Apocalypse Right Now

WASHINGTON — Holy smokes. It feels like we are living through the first vertiginous 15 minutes of a disaster movie, maybe one called “The Day After Tomorrow Was Yesterday.” Heat waves are getting hotter. Forests are ablaze. Floods are obliterating….

China’s carbon-monitoring satellite reports global carbon net of six gigatons

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) About six gigatons — roughly 12 times the mass of all living humans — of carbon appears to be emitted over land every year, according to data from the Chinese Global Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Scientific Experimental Satellite (TanSat).

Biodiversity, climate change and the fate of coral reefs – The Ohio State University News

An international group of researchers representing thousands of coral scientists across the globe is calling for new commitments and actions by the world’s policymakers to protect and restore coral reefs. In a paper presented today at the International Coral Reef Symposium,…

‘Nadie está a salvo’: el clima extremo afecta a los países más prósperos

La ferocidad de estos desastres es tan notable como el momento en el que ocurren, justo antes de las conversaciones globales en Glasgow para tratar de llegar a un acuerdo sobre la lucha contra el cambio climático. Hasta ahora, el…

Carbon Border Tax Is Proposed by Democrats

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers on Monday will make public a plan to raise as much as $16 billion annually by imposing a tax on imports from China and other countries that are not significantly reducing the planet-warming pollution that they…

‘No One is Safe’: How The Heatwave Has Battered the Wealthy World

And even though it will take extensive scientific analysis to link climate change to last week’s cataclysmic floods in Europe, a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture and is already causing heavier rainfall in many storms around the world. There is…

Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

All eyes are on targets set by the United States and China, which currently produces the largest share of greenhouse gases, and, more important, how they will get there. China and India have publicly criticized the idea of a carbon…

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