Climate bill’s subsidy bonanza gives new allure to carbon capture

Carbon capture involves the separation of carbon dioxide from a mixture of gasses. It’s typically achieved using a chemical that specifically bonds with the greenhouse gas.

An entrenched green economy

Heat waves, rain, drought, flooding and sea-level rise become increasingly intolerable. Due to the limited efforts of the US, one of the largest single sources of greenhouse gas the Paris Agreement of 2015 has become seriously imperiled over the past seven years.

How America Plans to Cut 4 Billion Tons of CO2

By Zahra Hirji The climate community breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona finally agreed to support a historic climate legislation package for the US. That makes passage of the Manchin-Schumer bill a whole lot more likely. With a vote in the Senate possible as soon as this weekend, researchers are working outContinue reading “How America Plans to Cut 4 Billion Tons of CO2”

What you might have missed the first week of August 2022 in The Independent on Climate

What you might have missed   At least 24 dead after intense flooding hits eastern Uganda Four dead in California’s largest wildfire of the year so far; entire town is wiped out BP is ‘laughing all the way to the bank’ with bumper profits while households face poverty, say campaigners Amazon’s carbon emissions have risenContinue reading “What you might have missed the first week of August 2022 in The Independent on Climate”

2022 end of July Bloomberg selection

July 25 The contest to succeed Boris Johnson moves up a gear today with the first head-to-head debate between the two candidates vying to become Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister. It’s unlikely to be pretty. Key reading: Truss Promises Low-Tax UK Investment Zones in Pitch to Tory Base The Pound’s Woes Run Deep,Continue reading “2022 end of July Bloomberg selection”

How to Think About Your Carbon Footprint 

Today the framework of the individualized carbon footprint seems to be everywhere. We have to ask what we can do to create the conditions under which the world is capable of the big systematic change that we so urgently need.

The New York Times from June 27 – July 3

From the SUNDAY MAGAZINE John Grisham Is Still Battling His Southern Demons “It was such a hard-right-wing, racist society that I grew up in. I’ve come a long way.” June 27 Protesters clashing outside the Supreme Court yesterday.Shuran Huang for The New York Times U.S. abortion fight shifts to new battlegrounds A Supreme Court rulingContinue reading “The New York Times from June 27 – July 3”

Canadian war against plastics

Welcome to The Independent Climate Newsletter, your update from our team of correspondents around the world.  Looking at: June 24, 2022   Large bundles of plastic bags, cans and milk containers await processing at a recycling centre in Canada. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) It may only be a small win in the war against plastics, but itContinue reading “Canadian war against plastics”

IPCC Climate Change Report Upstaged by Ukraine

Originally posted on Dare to Know:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Report in the midst of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Find out why the unfortunate timing has diverted attention from a growing global crisis. We can’t say that nobody warned us. Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius discovered the fact that releasing…

Four ways Joe Biden has failed on climate

Below is a photo of Emily Holden in 2017, crowded around the TV at the climate publication she worked for, looking resigned as then president Donald Trump announced the US was withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. Emily Holden writes: I couldn’t have imagined the wild ride I was in for. Over four years, TrumpContinue reading “Four ways Joe Biden has failed on climate”

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