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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.…

COP27 – UK lead negotiator: “I’m incredibly disappointed”

Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop:
Photosynthesis: nature requires carbon dioxide Still claiming a minor trace gas essential to nature causes ‘huge climate impacts’. Unbelievable. – – – A historic deal has been struck at the UN’s COP27 summit that will see rich nations pay poorer countries for damage and economic losses caused by climate…

Is the Top a Flop

We are in an era of upheaval, termed by some as a polycrisis, and Cop27 was never itself going to resolve the biggest of these – the climate emergency. Indeed, the most significant recent progress may well have already happened far from Sharm El-Sheikh, in the form of the American midterm elections and the rapprochement between the US and China, the two world’s largest emitters, on climate issues at the G20 in Bali.

Composted Reads for 17 November

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

What the ‘Africa Cop’ will actually mean for a continent at the centre of the climate crisis

African leaders hope this year’s location will focus attention on the vast, diverse continent where this year alone hundreds of people have died from floods and landslides in Nigeria and Uganda, while 37 million face starvation after consecutive droughts in the greater Horn of Africa.

Climate warrior: Wind, North Sea oil and gas

The incredible windfall profits of the North Sea oil and gas producers getting paid up to four times more for the same thing as last year.

Overpopulation not the cause of overusing our earth

The gap between rich and poor and the wars in this world are the main threat to human beings’ survival.

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 Guardian reviewing 2022 July 18 – July 24

July 18 Heatwave / UK braces for record temperature as first ever red heat warning comes into effect Network Rail says to avoid trains unless absolutely necessary, with much of country covered by extreme heat alert ‘Shameful diversion tactic’ / UK’s ‘quick-fix’ asylum policies criticised in damning MPs’ report ‘It’s socialism’ / Heated Tory leadershipContinue reading “The Guardian reviewing 2022 July 18 – July 24”

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

UK’s Biggest-Ever Renewables Auction Is Also the Cheapest The biggest-ever UK renewables auction has awarded contracts to offshore wind at a record-low price. Putin’s War Threatens Europe’s Ambitious Climate Goals Russia’s invasion has forced several countries to burn more coal and build new gas facilities. Major US Petrochemical Hub Seeks Ban on New Solar Farms OneContinue reading “2022 First half of July – Here’s what else you need to know in Green”