Top news of the week: 11.08.2020.

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On Aug 7, 2020
@c40cities shared
In the United States, sticking to #TheParisAgreement could prevent 4.5 million premature deaths. Read more: https://t.co/PUz43V19EN
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US could avoid 4.5M early deaths by fighting climate change, study finds

US could avoid 4.5M early deaths by fighting climate change, study finds

The U.S. stands to avoid 4.5 million premature deaths if it works to keep global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degree Celsius, according to new research from Duke University.

On Aug 10, 2020
@GRI_LSE shared
Two new books by prominent ‘lukewarmers’: False Alarm by Bjorn Lomborg & Apocalypse Never by Michael Shellenberger are reviewed by @ret_ward who describes both as being classic examples of political propaganda https://t.co/3AMQIobUYG
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False Alarm by Bjorn Lomborg; Apocalypse Never by Michael Shellenberger – review

False Alarm by Bjorn Lomborg; Apocalypse Never by Michael Shellenberger – review

Two prominent ‘lukewarmers’ take climate science denial to another level, offering tepid manifestos at best

On Aug 9, 2020
@ClimateNexus shared
With this new sense of urgency, the Vatican launched a year-long program of Laudato Si' activities and put in place a new, seven-year call to action. The pope clearly identifies the use of fossil fuels as a cause of climate change. https://t.co/ydB9uxSby6 via @insideclimate
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Five Years After Speaking Out on Climate Change, Pope Francis Sounds an Urgent Alarm

Five Years After Speaking Out on Climate Change, Pope Francis Sounds an Urgent Alarm

The encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ motivated many people to take action on global warming, but governments, the pope said, have lagged far behind.

On Aug 10, 2020
@CarbonBrief shared
@BBCNews covers a new paper assessing recent and future impacts of the pandemic on emissions and global warming. The analysis suggests that by 2030, global temperatures will only be 0.01C lower than expected under existing policies. https://t.co/fn71X2XQyP
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Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

New research says that the lockdown, by itself, will make little difference to climate change.

On Aug 5, 2020
@ClimateGroup shared
Hundreds of major companies are committed to emissions reductions aligned with guidance from @IPCC_CH and @sciencetargets. We now need to scale those commitments rapidly to the entire economy. #AllinOnClimate #LobbyforClimate https://t.co/haL8pck0ZS
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A Climate Policy Guide for Business Leaders

A Climate Policy Guide for Business Leaders

Corporate sustainability must go beyond operations. To lead on climate, your company must become an advocate of climate public policy.

On Aug 8, 2020
@ClimateDesk shared
Drop in emissions was a blip, say scientists, and a green recovery is vital to halt global heating. https://t.co/KK4GAroxTL
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Covid-19 lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on climate crisis – study

Covid-19 lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on climate crisis – study

Drop in emissions was a blip, say scientists, and a green recovery is vital to halt global heating

On Aug 10, 2020
@ClimateReality shared
While a drop in emissions is a big win, we have so much more work to do. We’re not there yet, but we’re on our way. #ActOnClimate. https://t.co/NREPrqFarU https://t.co/zY3HV5VWAZ
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Yes, Emissions Have Fallen. That Won’t Fix Climate Change

Yes, Emissions Have Fallen. That Won’t Fix Climate Change

The drop in carbon pollution will cool the planet only a tiny bit. So how about this: Revive the economy and the Earth by pouring money into green tech.

On Aug 9, 2020
@YaleClimateComm shared
Jake Grossman and Al Kovaleski, Putnam Fellows at Harvard's @ArnoldArboretum, discuss how maple trees may be affected by climate change: https://t.co/glTMh1M3HJ via Harvard Gazette https://t.co/uU44E8LIne
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How plants adapt to climate change

How plants adapt to climate change

Researchers at the Arnold Arboretum are studying how maple trees are adapting to climate change.