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The coronavirus may cut climate emissions more than any war or recession did.

The coronavirus may cut climate emissions more than any war or recession did.

You can read our most essential coverage of the coronavirus/covid-19 outbreak for free, and also sign up for our coronavirus newsletter. But please consider subscribing to support our nonprofit journalism. So what’s all that going to add up to in terms of global climate emissions? Maybe about a 4% decline in 2020, according to a new estimate by CarbonBrief, based …

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The coronavirus outbreak may exacerbate nationalism and stall climate change action

The coronavirus outbreak may exacerbate nationalism and stall climate change action

You can read our most essential coverage of the coronavirus/covid-19 outbreak for free, and also sign up for our coronavirus newsletter. But please consider subscribing to support our nonprofit journalism. Brazil immediately backed out of hosting the convention after the election of Jair Bolsonaro, and its delegates spent their time in Madrid arguing for the need to open up the …

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Greta Thunberg launched ″TalksForFuture,″ a quarantine-compliant initiative for young people to carry on the spirit of the climate strikes.

Greta Thunberg Launches ‘Talks For Future’ As Climate Strikes Continue Online

Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg speaks during a “Youth Strike 4 Climate” protest march on … [+] March 6, 2020 in Brussels. AFP via Getty Images Topline: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has found a quarantine-compliant way to continue leading young people in climate activism. The 17-year-old activist has announced a new initiative: a series of …

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Countries pledge $9.8B for global climate fund to help poor

Rich countries have pledged $9.8 billion to help poor nations tackle climate change, the fund coordinating support said Friday, as environmental campaigners slammed the United States for refusing to contribute. Yannick Glemarec, the executive director of the Green Climate Fund, said 27 countries announced contributions by the end of a two-day conference in Paris. The …

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El Nino events are growing more intense under continued climate change: study- Technology News, Firstpost

The Associated PressOct 22, 2019 08:40:27 IST Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds. Scientists examined 33 El Ninos — natural warming of equatorial Pacific that triggers weather extremes across the globe — since 1901. They found since the 1970s, …

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A psychotherapist explains why some adults react badly to young climate strikers

Young climate strikers I spoke to recently are confused and distressed about the things adults are doing. It’s not just inaction during the worsening climate crisis that bothers them, but the increasingly bizarre criticism many older people throw at striking schoolchildren, in the media and elsewhere. In the absence of any meaningful attempts to restrain …

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Artist uses ‘historic’ markers to raise climate awareness

New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that have yet to happen — part of …

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At Amazon, workers unite to speak out on warehouses, climate and more

Amazon employees, joined by workers from other tech companies, march past the Amazon Spheres during the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, in Seattle. Karen Ducey/Getty Images An energetic crowd of hundreds of Amazon workers gathered around the Spheres, a 90-foot-tall glass building at the center of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, to hold up signs reading …

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Column: In climate deal with automakers, California finds solution to Trump — ignore him

It became clear in February that if the country’s auto emissions and mileage standards were to be maintained, California would have to go it alone. That was when the Trump administration abruptly announced it was breaking off discussions with the state’s air quality regulators over the administration’s proposal to gut those standards. One other aspect …

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