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Alarm bell ringers not heard enough by politicians

Logical arguments aren’t doing enough to force governments to take meaningful climate action.   Over decades, thousands of scientists have painted an ever-bleaker picture of the horror we are driving towards, but our crash course remains set.   In that time, economists, insurers, doctors, environmental campaigners and innumerable other experts have all begun to ringContinue reading “Alarm bell ringers not heard enough by politicians”

Historic Compensation Fund Approved At UN Climate Talks

Originally posted on Stigmatis:
“Loss and damage is a way of both recognizing past harm and compensating for that past harm,” said Dartmouth climate scientist Justin Mankin. Activists encourage world leaders to maintain policies that limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and provide reparations for loss and damage at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Nov.…

Composted Reads for 17 November

Draft Cop27 agreement fails to call for ‘phase-down’ of all fossil fuels

China battles an “unparalleled” heatwave

While China’s net-zero target is a decade later than most countries, it has promised that emissions will peak before 2030, when the country will lessen its appetite for coal and lean into cleaner energy sources.

Feel like the climate crisis is out of control? Here’s some good news

Climate action is being taken, but it is not enough. A new poll in 192 countries shows most people are worried about climate change and say it should be a priority for their government.

2022 Second half of July – Here’s what else you need to know in Green

Noxious fumes | Dumps and landfills near South Asian megacities are huge emitters of methane, highlighting a major challenge in the global climate fight. More clouds of the greenhouse gas — which has 84 times the warming power of carbon dioxide over its first 20 years in the atmosphere — were spotted in India thanContinue reading “2022 Second half of July – Here’s what else you need to know in Green”

The Guardian 2022 July 25 – July 31

July 25 After the heatwave we’ve had this past week in the UK and beyond, it would be fair to assume that some of your plants are beyond repair. But all is not lost, thanks to this great advice from Jane Perrone on how to revive your crispy plants. So, get watering! Get yourself toContinue reading “The Guardian 2022 July 25 – July 31”

US Climate Activists Pivot to Local Action

18 July 2022 In the aftermath of Senator Joe Manchin ruling out quick action on a landmark federal climate law, a legislator and activists are moving to expand state and local efforts in the fight against global warming. Ed Markey, a Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, suggested there would be a “higher ambition” for states and municipalities across the country—andContinue reading “US Climate Activists Pivot to Local Action”

July 8: It’s curtains for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who did not deny that the climate crisis was real

Mr Johnson did not deny that the climate crisis was real, and a pressing, global threat. Hopeful candidates can not ignore some harsh environmental realities.

How secret courts are helping fuel the climate crisis

The closed-door tribunals are the biggest threat to the Paris climate agreement.