Tag: renewable energy

Xbox sustainability update adds new power options to consoles
“When your console is plugged in, connected to the Internet and regional carbon intensity data is available, Xbox will schedule game, app, and OS updates for your console at specific times during the nightly maintenance window that may result in lower carbon emissions because a higher proportion of electricity is coming from lower-carbon sources on […]
The climate change-fighting tech the Inflation Reduction Act could fund - The Washington Post
The proposed legislation includes tax credits, rule changes and grant dollars to lower carbon emissions and reduce household power bills. It could also have another effect: Making experimental green energy solutions, fantastical ideas that seem stolen from science fiction movies, more appetizing for investors to fund. To the naked eye, direct air capture machines look […]
No more excuses: restoring nature is not a silver bullet for global warming, we must cut emissions outright
Nico Smit/Unsplash, CC BY Restoring degraded environments, such as by planting trees, is often touted as a solution to the climate crisis. But our new research shows this, while important, is no substitute for preventing fossil fuel emissions to limit global warming. We calculated the maximum potential for responsible nature restoration to absorb carbon dioxide […]
Global warming: World has 50-50 chance of hitting 1.5C mark soon | DW | 10.05.2022
Global temperatures have a 48% chance of reaching 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels at least once within the next five years, according to new findings from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).   The 1.5-degree Celsius threshold is the lower limit of warming agreed in the Paris Agreement and exceeding this long-term will lead to potentially irreversible damage, […]
Almost 90% of us now believe climate change is a problem - across all political persuasions
Getty If a week is a long time in politics, three years is an eternity. Since the 2019 election, Australia has endured devastating megafires and unprecedented floods. Meanwhile, news of extreme weather such as India and Pakistan’s horrific heatwaves has poured in. And international pressure to act on climate change is growing. Perhaps in response, […]
Actor Mark Ruffalo Says Ukraine War Is A ‘Gift’ For Biden’s Climate Change Initiatives
Actor Mark Ruffalo is outspoken on political issues, especially climate change. Now he’s saying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be a good catalyst for advancing President Biden’s climate-focused initiatives, Fox News . He even called the war a “gift” for the movement. The “13 Going On 30” star made the remarks during an episode of […]
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 […]
‘Thousands’ converge on Scott Morrison’s home to demand ‘action’ on climate change | 7NEWS
Hundreds of school students have protested outside the prime minister’s official Sydney residence as part of a global day demanding action on climate change. The student-led climate strikes took place in cities, suburbs and regional towns across Australia, and aimed to call on the federal government to divert funding away from coal and gas projects […]
Climate Change Report: Cost-Benefit Analyses Are Pointless - Rolling Stone
The from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is stark. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres as “an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership.” If the world can’t solve this problem, there will be a lot of blame to go around, but one group in particular shouldn’t be able […]