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Early Climate Scientist:
'Where Did I Go Wrong?'
Nov 26, 2023 9:00 AM CST
Early Climate Scientist: 'Where Did I Go Wrong?'
Australia's Graeme Pearman, 82, now laments that so little action was taken decades ago
- "I often wonder: where did I go wrong?" Graeme Pearman tells the
. "Why didn't people respond? Is that my responsibility?" In the early '70s, Pearman rang the alarm about what he saw as an impending climate crisis as part of CSIRO, Australia's government agency...
12 Richest People
Nov 20, 2023 10:00 AM CST
12 Richest People Cause More Pollution Than 2M Homes
New Oxfam report points the finger at the 1% for more carbon emissions than poorest 2/3 of world
- If you're feeling guilty that you haven't yet bought an EV or installed solar panels on your roof to cut down on your portion of greenhouse gases, you're (somewhat) off the hook—you can blame the 1% for a lot of that pollution. A new Oxfam International...
Climate 'Whisper' Now
Will Soon Be a 'Roar'
Nov 20, 2023 8:43 AM CST
Climate 'Whisper' Now Will Soon Be a 'Roar'
So says lead author of new UN report on how we're closing in on blowing past global climate threshold
- The globe is speeding toward 2.5 degrees Celsius to 2.9 degrees Celsius (4.5-5.2 degrees Fahrenheit) of global warming since preindustrial times, set to blow well past the agreed-upon international climate threshold, a United Nations report has calculated. To have an even-money shot at keeping warming to...
New Climate Change Report
Has Hopeful Tone
Sep 27, 2023 3:24 PM CDT
New Climate Change Report Has Hopeful Tone
International Energy Agency acknowledges 'spectacular increase' in clean energy tech
- The remarkable growth of clean energy technologies, including electric vehicles, is offering a glimmer of hope as the world faces the effects of a warming planet. In a new report , the Paris-based International Energy Agency finds the path to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and reaching net-zero...
ExxonMobil Set to Square
Off Against Activist Investors
May 31, 2023 7:34 AM CDT
ExxonMobil Set to Square Off Against Activist Investors
Shareholder meeting at Chevron also promises to be contentious over emissions reduction plans
- The fly on the wall at Wednesday's ExxonMobil shareholder meeting is likely to get quite an earful, notably on the topic of climate change. Quartz reports that the oil giant is expecting a battle with some of its more activist-leaning investors, including on multiple proposals regarding carbon emissions that...
Greenpeace Hit With Suit
by Major Oil Firm
May 5, 2023 12:54 PM CDT
Greenpeace Hit With Suit by Major Oil Firm
TotalEnergies slams environmental group for report that says its 2019 emissions were higher than claimed
- In November, Greenpeace France put out a damning report that found oil giant TotalEnergies had carbon emissions in 2019 that were nearly four times what the company claimed. Now, Total is suing the environmental group, accusing Greenpeace's report of "false and misleading information," per Reuters . In the...
Carbon Capture Plant
Celebrates a Big Milestone
Jan 12, 2023 8:36 AM CST
Carbon Capture Plant Celebrates a Big Milestone
Climeworks has pulled carbon from the air, stashed it underground, on behalf of paying customers
- A carbon capture company says it has passed what could be a very important milestone in the fight against climate change. Climeworks says it has successfully pulled carbon dioxide from the air and stored it underground, where it will turn to rock, NBC News reports. While other firms are working...
Oxfam: Billionaires Must
Be Held to Account on Climate
Nov 13, 2022 11:35 AM CST
Oxfam: Billionaires Must Be Held to Account on Climate
125 richest people emit 1M times more carbon than average person in bottom 90%
- Global charitable organization Oxfam has issued a new report analyzing the investments and associated carbon footprints of the world’s 125 richest individuals. In short, according to CNBC , the report shows the average billionaire’s annual emissions are one million times greater than those of a person in the "...
Supreme Court Hands Loss
to Green Advocates
Jun 30, 2022 9:23 AM CDT
Supreme Court Hands Loss to Green Advocates
Justices limit EPA's ability to limit emissions from power plants
- In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation's main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air...
Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere
Hits Pre-Human Levels
Jun 3, 2022 3:50 PM CDT
Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Hits Pre-Human Levels
At this rate, damage from climate change will increase, experts say
- The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has shot past a key milestone—more than 50% higher than pre-industrial times—and is at levels not seen since millions of years ago when Earth was a hothouse ocean-inundated planet, federal scientists announced Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
In a First, Wind Outdoes
Coal, Nuclear Power
Apr 15, 2022 5:30 PM CDT
In a First, Wind Outdoes Coal, Nuclear Power
A permanent shift doesn't appear imminent after single-day milestone, agency says
- On March 29, wind turbines throughout the continental US produced 19% of the nation's energy, government data show. That was more than coal or nuclear power contributed, the first time that's been the case, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Only natural gas topped wind power that...
In France, Car Ads Will
Soon Promote ... Walking
Jan 5, 2022 4:20 PM CST
In France, Car Ads Will Soon Promote ... Walking
And bicycles, under new regulation that goes into effect in March
- Beginning in March, car ads in France will increasingly promote ... bicycles. And walking, public transportation, or reducing the number of cars on the road by carpooling. That's due to a new regulation that kicks in that month that requires automakers including messaging in their ads that encourages people to...
US, China Agree to
Work Together on Something
Nov 11, 2021 4:12 AM CST
US, China Agree to Work Together on Something
'We need to think big and be responsible,' Chinese envoy says at UN talks on climate change
- The world’s top carbon polluters, China and the United States, agreed Wednesday to increase their cooperation and speed up action to rein in climate-damaging emissions, signaling a mutual effort on global warming at a time of tension over their other disputes. In back-to-back news conferences at UN climate talks...
'We Are Fighting For the
Survival of Humanity'
Oct 29, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
'We Are Fighting For the Survival of Humanity'
Much of COP26's success rests on China
- The most important climate conference in years is about to begin. Delayed from 2020, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, will run from Sunday to Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, and will see nations present their updated plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and lay out how those...
UN Climate Report: 'We Simply
Have No More Time to Spare'
Sep 18, 2021 1:55 PM CDT
UN Climate Report: 'We Simply Have No More Time to Spare'
Carbon emissions on track to rise 16% by 2030, but they need to fall 45% to curb climate change
- A new report shows the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the UN said Friday. The UN report, reviewing all the national commitments submitted by signatories of the Paris climate accord...
Facility in Iceland Is Now
Sucking CO2 From the Air
Sep 16, 2021 11:26 AM CDT
Facility in Iceland Is Now Sucking CO2 From the Air
It's the world's biggest carbon capture plant
- The world's biggest carbon capture plant is now sucking CO2 from the air in Iceland—and while the amounts involved are relatively tiny compared to the massive scale of the world's emissions problem, its builder says it is a step in the right direction. The plant, built on...
Landmark Climate Ruling
Hits Shell With Major Directive
May 26, 2021 11:17 AM CDT
Landmark Climate Ruling Hits Shell With Major Directive
In case brought by activists, Hague District Court mandates 45% CO2 emissions reduction by 2030
- A Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels, in a landmark case brought by climate activist groups. The ruling Wednesday by the Hague District Court could set a precedent for similar cases against polluting multinationals around...
Air Traffic Control to 'Throw
Out the Old Rules' to Save Fuel
Feb 12, 2021 9:04 AM CST
Air Traffic Control to 'Throw Out the Old Rules' to Save Fuel
Pilots helming trans-Atlantic flights between Canada, UK can now pick their own flight paths thanks to pandemic
- In 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency released its first-ever rules on airlines emissions, designed to cut down on air pollution, per the Hill . Now, a new collaboration will hopefully help reduce airlines' carbon footprint even further. The typically congested airspace between North America and Europe used to boast around 1,...
GM Sets a Date
for Going All Electric
Jan 28, 2021 3:48 PM CST
GM Sets a Date for Going All Electric
Company wants to leave fossil fuels in the rearview mirror by 2035
- General Motors has put a date on its worldwide change to an all-electric fleet of vehicles: 2035. The automaker had said the switch would be thrown at some point but had not said when. Chief executive Mary Barra announced the goal Thursday on social media, the
Wall Street Journal
Amid Trials of 2020, a
Silver Lining for the Planet
Dec 11, 2020 12:09 AM CST
Amid Trials of 2020, a Silver Lining for the Planet
Lockdowns, curtailed travel spurred biggest drop in global carbon dioxide emissions on record
- The pandemic appears to have done what years of increasingly dire warnings about climate change couldn't. Global carbon dioxide emissions fell by an estimated 7% in 2020, the largest drop on record, according to the Global Carbon Project. The emissions reduction was mainly the result of lockdowns keeping people...
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