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Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being – Nature.com

1. Mundaca, L., Ürge-Vorsatz, D. & Wilson, C. Demand-side approaches for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. Energy Effic. 12, 343–362 (2019). Google Scholar  2. Bajželj, B. et al. Importance of food-demand management for climate mitigation. Nat. Clim. Change 4, 924–929…

Australian Firefighters Pose With Adorable Rescued Wild Animals for Sizzling Charity Calendar

Australia’s firefighters are raising money for wildlife foundations by posing with their kit off for an annual calendar featuring adorable pets and endangered native wildlife. The internationally acclaimed Australian Firefighters Calendar, now in its 29th year, is setting hearts on fire again. With over 750 million Facebook views and distributed in over 100 countries last […]

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Politics

The Cop26 message? We are trusting big business, not states, to fix the climate crisis | Adam Tooze

Cop26 delivered no big climate deal. Nor, in truth, was there any reason to expect one. The drastic measures that might – at a stroke – open a path to climate stability are not viable in political or diplomatic terms….

Combatting climate change: A CEPR collection | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Submerged beneath the flood of information, initiatives, ideas, and pronouncements, it is hard to keep sight of what is needed for the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.  This column introduces a new eBook that brings together 45 Vox…

Howie Carr: Biden takes a nap on global warming – Boston Herald

Imagine, if you will, what would have happened if President Donald J. Trump had dozed off while he was being lectured by a black South African gay named Eddie Ndopu about the alleged horrors of global warming – only the…

Manchin Says He’ll Scuttle Spending Bill, Accuses Dems Of Fiscal ‘Shell Games’

Sen. Joe Manchin hit the brakes on a newly touted social welfare spending deal, arguing it needs much more work and consideration before he throws his support behind it. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, refused to back the $1.75 trillion measure immediately…

Heroic Dog Gets Award for Saving Over 100 Koalas From Australia’s Bushfires

An intrepid 6-year-old dog helped rescue over 100 injured koalas from the Australian bush fires in 2019–2020. Now, the Australian Koolie named Bear has been named a hero, winning an award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Bear was trained in Australia at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where their Detection Dogs […]

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Biden’s Build Back Better Framework: The Bad And The Ugly

From a conservative standpoint, nothing good was ever going to come out of a massive reconciliation bill passed by President Biden and congressional Democrats. All along, the only question was how bad the final legislation was going to be. On…

After Using Tools, Crows are Happier and Behave More Optimistically: ‘The pleasure of accomplishment’

By Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette  It’s no secret crows are smart. They’re notorious for frustrating attempts to keep them from tearing into garbage cans; more telling, however, is that they are one of the few animals known to make tools. But would you believe doing it actually makes them happy? That’s the finding of a […]

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Hiltzik: Biden’s budget reconciliation bill and climate change – Los Angeles Times

The headline news about the global warming provisions of the big budget bill being negotiated in Washington is that they’re in trouble. As has been the case with the safety net provisions of the bill, the news coverage has focused…

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