Tag: greenhouse gas emissions

California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership - ABC News
SAN FRANCISCO — Top officials from California and New Zealand signed a pledge Friday agreeing to help fight climate change by sharing ideas and best practices, including how to put millions more electric vehicles on the road. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the agreement at San […]
Here’s Why California and New Zealand Are Teaming Up to Fight Climate Change – NBC Bay Area
Top officials from California and New Zealand signed a pledge Friday agreeing to help fight climate change by sharing ideas and best practices, including how to put millions more electric vehicles on the road. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the agreement at San Francisco’s Golden Gate […]
On Earth Day, a 50-year-old environmentalist and photographer from Colorado named Wynn Alan Bruce lit himself on fire outside the US Supreme Court. Friends of Bruce, who subsequently died, said he was worried about climate change. “This guy was my friend,” said Kritee Kanko, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. “This was not […]
"Eight years left to turn the ship": Scientists share how climate change could change daily life - CBS News
Earlier this month, more than 300 people in South Africa were killed as record rainfall washed away buildings and infrastructure in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. A day earlier, dozens were killed in the Philippines after tropical storm Megi spurred landslides and floods.  The world is rapidly shifting — and the impact of human-caused climate change […]
Gov. Polis’s work commute is killing the planet with climate change | Colorado Peak Politics
Someone in the Colorado media finally noticed that Jared Polis refused to move from his Boulder home into the governor’s mansion after the election and has commuted to Denver daily for three years in a gas-guzzling Chevy Suburban. That’s right, the planet is dying from climate change and Polis is partly to blame. Thank you […]
Dire warning on climate change ‘is being ignored’ amid war and economic turmoil | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | The Guardian
Scientists fear that their last-ditch climate warnings are going unheeded amid international turmoil caused by the war in Ukraine, and soaring energy prices. The third segment of the landmark scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – which could be the last comprehensive assessment of climate science to be published while there is […]
Environmental impact statement released for Sun Cable's $30 billion solar energy project - ABC News
Plans to build a massive solar energy project would result in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in northern Australia but could also cause adverse effects, an environmental impact assessment (EIS) has found. Key points: Sun Cable intends to spend more than $30 billion on its Australia-Asia PowerLink, which would harness solar energy in the […]
Exclusive: Climate change could cost U.S. budget $2 trillion a year by the end of the century, White House says | Reuters
WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – Flood, fire, and drought fueled by climate change could take a massive bite out of the U.S. federal budget per year by the end of the century, the White House said in its first ever such assessment on Sunday. The Office of Management and Budget assessment, tasked by President Joe […]
Scientists Solve 2,000-Year-Old Mystery of Incredibly Strong Roman Concrete and It Could Help Battle Climate Change
Modern concrete, including its vital ingredient Portland cement, is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. But it could all change with a new discovery. Drilling for Roman concrete samples in Tuscany in 2003. Photo: J. P. Oleson Our obsession with concrete accounts for around 5 percent of human-induced emissions. A third of the damage […]
Scientists Stage Worldwide Climate Change Protests After IPCC Report | Smart News|
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Over 1,000 scientists from 25 different countries staged protests last week following the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report. The report warned that rapid and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are necessary by 2025 to avoid catastrophic climate effects. The group, called the Scientist Rebellion, writes in a letter that […]