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Marin to launch nonprofit to tackle climate change, pollution – Marin Independent Journal

A new nonprofit will be created to implement the goals of “Drawdown: Marin,” a community driven campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below zero and prepare for climate change impacts. The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the formation…

Biden’s Earth Day Summit Aims for Reset on Climate Change – Voice of America

A “coming-out party for the United States on climate change.” That’s how University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability Director Nathan Hultman describes the virtual summit President Joe Biden is hosting with dozens of world leaders April 22-23. After four…

How China fits into global climate change – GZERO Media

Want to tackle climate change? If so you’ll have to reach out to China, which is currently responsible for over a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Beijing will certainly take your call, as climate is a huge priority for…

No Surprise: Natural Gas Played Vital Role In Reducing Power Sector Emissions

The shift to abundant, affordable natural gas over the past 15 years has played a critical role in helping to reduce U.S. power sector CO2 emissions more quickly than projected, according to a new report from Berkeley Labs, which found…

Long-term consequences of CO2 emissions

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) According to a new study published today in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the oxygen content in the oceans will continue to decrease for centuries even if all CO2 emissions would be stopped immediately. According to the author, Prof. Dr. Andreas Oschlies, from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the slowdown of ocean circulation and the progressive warming of deeper water layers are responsible for this process.

Major banks freshly pledge trillion-dollar spending on climate change but remain scrutinized for oil-patch financing – MarketWatch

Major banks, fresh off strong earnings periods while COVID-19 shut down much of the world, have expanded their pledged spending toward sustainable and climate-minded sectors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +0.63% announced Thursday it will spend $2.5 trillion over 10 years,…

Statement by John Englart on Synthetic Turf to Moreland Council

John Englart addressing Moreland Council on Synthetic Turf 14 April 2021 (Image courtesy Moreland Council) I made the following statement to Moreland Council on 14 April 2021 on Synthetic turf and its climate and environmental impact, although a few sections…

Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Biden’s Green Spending Is Far-Left Virtue Signaling That Hurts The Poor

President Biden’s spending plan, with less than 40% devoted to what most Americans consider infrastructure, shouldn’t be labeled an infrastructure plan. When it comes to politics, there’s never been much truth in labeling, and there’s even less today. Priorities like…