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Future Of Climate

On Dec 19, 2020
@NRDC shared
If you live in the Northeast then chances are you’ve just seen the effects of climate change outside your very own window. While winters are becoming warmer, extreme weather events, including blizzards, will begin to increase unless we #ActOnClimate. https://t.co/wE3GnOnVIS
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How climate change is affecting winter storms.

How climate change is affecting winter storms.

With a major winter storm bearing down on the Eastern United States, you can expect some people (and, perhaps inevitably, President Trump), to ask, “What happened to global …

On Dec 21, 2020
@nytimes shared
Congressional negotiators inserted a bipartisan measure to curtail planet-warming chemicals used in ACs and fridges in the coronavirus relief package. The legislation would be the first significant climate change law to pass Congress since at least 2009. https://t.co/qXBoHeioli
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Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Relief Deal

Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Relief Deal

The legislation calls for cutting the use of powerful planet-warming chemicals common in air-conditioners and refrigerators.

On Dec 21, 2020
@ClimateNexus shared
Climate Action Tracker estimated that the first round of Paris pledges in 2015 would lead to 2.7°C of warming — to say nothing of what countries would actually achieve. Which means a lot has been riding on the next round of pledges in 2020. https://t.co/5lCyWtJj04 via @voxdotcom
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The Paris agreement is five years old. Is it working?

The Paris agreement is five years old. Is it working?

New climate commitments from China, the UK, and US bring the world closer to the Paris goals.

On Dec 21, 2020
@SEIclimate shared
RT @CarbonBrief: NEW – Guest post: How human activity threatens the world’s carbon-rich peatlands https://t.co/nhMpzfUond https://t.co/Mvw6DzBOUh
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Guest post: How human activity threatens the world’s carbon-rich peatlands

Guest post: How human activity threatens the world’s carbon-rich peatlands

Peatlands are ecosystems unlike any other. Perpetually saturated, their wetland soils are inhospitable to many plants and trees, yet they are rich in carbon.

On Dec 19, 2020
@ClimateReality shared
We all have a role to play in solving the climate crisis. https://t.co/zBdKwLs8tJ
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How Buying Stuff Drives Climate Change

How Buying Stuff Drives Climate Change

Consumerism causes a large chunk of our carbon emissions. Here are a few ideas for healthier habits during the holidays and beyond.

On Dec 20, 2020
@ClimatePower shared
According to a new report by @climateactiontr, we can curve global warming and save the environment by 2100—but we have to start NOW. The climate crisis is here. @JoeBiden must start working to defeat it on Day One. https://t.co/6pvhEygiPd
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Yes, the U.S. can go carbon neutral by 2050, says new Princeton study

Yes, the U.S. can go carbon neutral by 2050, says new Princeton study

Net-zero carbon by 2050 is possible in the United States, but requires significant and immediate investment from the government.

On Dec 17, 2020
@ClimatePower shared
"The transportation sector generates the most carbon emissions...President-elect @JoeBiden's decision to put climate champion @PeteButtigieg at the helm is a clear indication of the administration's commitment to reducing emissions."—@ClimatePower's @LoriL https://t.co/GRATEX8sND
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Biden Threads Climate Change Policy Through Federal Government

Biden Threads Climate Change Policy Through Federal Government

Biden is elevating the issue as a policy priority, appointing people to newly created positions and threading it through other agencies than those that have traditionally addressed it.

On Dec 17, 2020
@ret_ward shared
U.S. Fed's Powell calls climate change 'an emerging risk' to banks https://t.co/duZLrW8LnE
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Fed's Powell calls climate change 'an emerging risk' to banks

Fed's Powell calls climate change 'an emerging risk' to banks

His comments came a day after the Fed announced it had formally joined an international network of central bankers and regulators focused on mitigating climate risk to the financial sector.