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Tariff reductions and climate change are helping to increase the popularity of Irish cuisine in Japan

In 2017, a small group of Japanese executives strolled through the lush farmland of Castledermot, Co Kildare. Among them were silver-haired Eiji Negishi, general manager of a successful restaurant chain in Tokyo, and its general manager, Tsuyoshi Nakayama. “We were struck by the greenness of everything,” Mr. Nakayama said. “We were used to Australia, where […]

Keep Politics Out of Climate Change – Chico Enterprise-Record

The latest UN report on climate change would have more impact if it weren’t so overtly political and one-sided, for example focusing on “societal equity and justice”. Redistribution is a political process, not based on science, common sense or intellect for that matter. In it, Director Michael Mann cited research that if emissions were reduced […]

As war rages, a struggle to balance the energy crisis and the climate crisis

“We are on a war footing, an emergency, and we need to responsibly increase short-term supply where we can at this time to stabilize the market and minimize harm to American families,” he said Wednesday. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to oil and gas executives. at an industry conference in Houston. “That means you’re producing more […]

Six promises you can make to help reduce carbon emissions | Climate crisis

RResearch shows that people in wealthier, high-consumption countries can help avoid climate breakdown by making six relatively simple lifestyle changes, creating a “less stuff, more joy” society. Experts say if passed, these ‘changes’ would amount to a quarter of the emissions cuts needed to keep global warming to 1.5C and increase pressure on government and […]

New South Wales and Queensland were flooded the same week a major climate report was released. We need to talk about it

As rain fell 10 days ago, residents of a neighboring house in our neighborhood on the outskirts of Brisbane were awakened by a loud creak. Their newly built house had started rolling down the hill. The phenomenal amount of rain that had already fallen had caused a landslide that had destabilized the foundations, forcing them […]

Analysis | Russian attacks spur debate over nuclear power as a climate solution

Russia’s takeover of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine should spur companies and policymakers to be more cautious about plans to build reactors to tackle climate change, security experts said on Friday. nuclear. Russian forces seized Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Friday after heavy fighting ignited a massive fire in a training building […]

Honolulu’s climate change lawsuit against oil companies will continue, under judge’s rules

A lawsuit filed by Honolulu and the Board of Water Supply against fossil fuel companies has been granted permission to proceed to trial after a ruling Monday by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Crabtree. The county government is seeking to hold oil companies accountable for climate change impacts threatening Oahu, including flooding, extreme weather and […]

Heat wave an overview of the impact of climate change in North America

PORTLAND, Oregon. – The US Pacific Northwest was in the throes of a record-breaking heat wave last summer when a woman in her 60s was rushed to the emergency room with symptoms of life-threatening heatstroke. Desperate to cool her down, Dr. Alexander St. John grabbed a body bag, filled it with ice from the hospital […]

Commission on climate change on trial

Monday, February 28, 2022, 8:42 a.m.Press Release: Greenpeace New Zealand February 28, 2022: Today Wellington High Court begins to hear a groundbreaking case brought against the Climate Change Commission by Lawyers for Climate Action NZ Inc, who argue that the Commission’s advice to government is not consistent with the science of limiting global warming to […]

The facts about the opposites to climate change

Jeremy Conlin (Daily Bee, January 23, 2022) references the books of two of his favorite climate change opponents, Joe Bastardi and Roy Spencer. To understand why these are not reliable sources of climate information, search for “Climate Misinformation by Source: Joe Bastardi” and “Climate Misinformation by Source: Roy Spencer”). Mr Conlin cites an article by […]

Storm Eunice: Was climate change responsible?

The Met Office has issued a red weather warning due to Storm Eunice, which is hitting southern England and Wales and bringing extremely strong winds, rainfall and flooding. Exposed coastal areas will experience the worst gusts of the extreme weather event, with a 196 km/h (122 mph) wind speed recorded on the Isle of Wight […]

Let’s fight climate change without eating bugs

Photo: Jair Cabrera/picture alliance via Getty Images Traveling through New York Time’ homepage this morning, I spotted the headline “Cooking in the Time of Climate Change”, which was accompanied by a GIF showing prep bowls and oil being poured into a hot pan. I clicked, thinking it was a recipe video – a seemingly safe […]

Winter Olympians stand up for climate, peace amid muted activism

BEIJING (AP) — After a morning practice session at the Big Air Shougang site of the Winter Olympics, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by the press area for a brief interview. It wasn’t how much airtime she got or what tricks she was trying to pull off. “I’ve been asked so many questions about climate […]

Super Bowl heat wave – you can thank climate change

Super Bowl 56 is a hot ticket in more ways than one. Record warm temperatures were forecast throughout the weekend in California with a rare winter heat advisory in effect for southern parts of the state. As the game kicked off at 3:30 p.m. (PST) at SoFi Stadium in the city of Inglewood, south of […]

Why climate change talks need to focus on water, not just stay obsessed with carbon

Nothing beats clarity to get things done. And the world needs to reduce its carbon emissions to remain habitable for most of us in the not too distant future. Naturally, most climate conversations revolve around carbon, with political and business leaders jumping on the Net Zero bandwagon. So why cover our tracks, talking about, uh, […]

Fossil fuel companies and their spokespersons offer net zero logic on climate change

Oil and gas CEOs were too cowardly to show up at a recent congressional hearing, perhaps fearing their climate pledges would be exposed as nothing more than shrewd public relations. By Sonali Kolhatkar All around us there is evidence of climate change, from the increase in winter storms such as the late January blizzard in […]

Boulder sued Big Oil for weather damage, then the Marshall fire happened

Marshall Fire from Broomfield, Colorado, 6:00 p.m. MST on 12/30/2021. Credit: NOAA/NWS Boulder By Elliott Negin Four years ago, Boulder, Colorado sued ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy — owner of the state’s only oil refinery — for climate change damages and adaptation expenses. Boulder and its co-plaintiffs, Boulder County and San Miguel County, where Telluride is […]

The climate threat demands more ambitious global action

In 1785, Robert Burns reflected on how mankind came to dominate our planet: “I am truly sorry that the domination of man has broken the social union of nature” he wrote. The words of the Scottish poet still ring true two centuries later. Human-caused climate change threatens our planet’s ecosystem and the lives and livelihoods […]

For the 280th time, a senator urges the United States to “wake up” on the climate

Published on: 02/02/2022 – 22:32 Washington (AFP) – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse dusted off his dog-eared ‘It’s time to wake up’ poster on Wednesday to deliver his 280th climate speech in the upper house – ending a year-long hiatus in weekly speeches urging lawmakers to stand up. mobilize against global warming. Until last year, Whitehouse […]

Winter Olympians face climate change as snow takes center stage

A few months before the start of the 2022 Winter Games, more than 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls converged in the Swiss village of Saas-Fee, nestled in the Alps. For professional snowboarders and skiers, the glaciers here often serve as a winter retreat here in late summer or early fall – a key training opportunity, […]

Could Tonga’s major volcanic eruption produce global climate change?

An underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga is visible in this image taken by the Himawari weather satellite and posted on the Japan Meteorological Agency website. TOKYO – Major volcanic eruptions have often resulted in temporary climate changes on a global scale. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 would have caused a […]

Oil demand has yet to peak

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, along with the latest news, surveys and additional bulletins on key events Climate action is imperative regardless of oil prices, and market volatility is a strong case for investing in clean, stable energy. But prices affect the calculation of decisions made at all scales, […]

Winter Olympics will test China’s commitments to climate change

In the summer of 2008, Beijing did what seemed impossible: it brought blue skies to the notoriously polluted city for a month as part of a commitment to tackling pollution for the Olympics. Now, as China prepares for the winter games, the stakes are arguably even higher, as global attention to climate change puts the […]

Thinking and acting globally to solve the climate crisis

Humans have demonstrated a seemingly limitless capacity for innovation. We have domesticated fire, mastered flight, mapped our own genome and invented the wheel, the telescope and the Internet. So why are we so listless, so incompetent to deal with the climate crisis, the greatest existential threat we have ever faced? It is not because we […]

Coming out of the cave: climate change in an election year

On climate change politics, Australia is slowly crawling out of the cave. To mix up the cave metaphor, we moved on to the troglodyte peak. The light pierced the darkness. The troglodytes are always growling and watching, but those who ignore or deny science have waning power. Skeptical language still shapes climate politics. Yet the […]

Hard times ahead, warns UN secretary

As he begins his second term as UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that the world is worse off in many ways than it was five years ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 19, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflict everywhere – but unlike US President Joe Biden, he believes […]

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: economy, energy and jobs | News, Sports, Jobs

There are certain demographic and economic trends that have been evident for decades in this region of Appalachia that can be addressed given the opportunities presented by the investment of federal funds now available. Included in these issues are: * The continuing and inexorable trend of population decline and aging (due to the departure of […]

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction Trenton, NJ – EmpowerNJ today sued the Murphy administration for its failure to take enough meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the face of an escalating climate crisis and to follow the law of the state and its own policies. Today’s appeal to the Superior […]

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With their state budgets overflowing with cash, Democratic and Republican governors want to spend some of the windfall on projects to slow climate change and guard against its consequences, from floods and forest fires to polluted air. Democratic governors such as Gavin Newsom of California and Jay Inslee of Washington have […]

Climate change will lead to more people with kidney stones: study

Cases of kidney stones can be contained if we are able to reduce the rate of global warming. According to researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the US, an increase in global temperature and resulting patterns of climate change will increase the number of people struggling with kidney stones. The research, published in […]

Here’s how to repay developing countries for colonialism – and tackle the climate crisis | Michael Franczak and Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò

AActivists who demand global reparations for colonialism and slavery are often accused of asking for the politically impossible. Internationally, however, reparations are more plausible than one might think. Indeed, an international mechanism to transfer resources to the formerly colonized world in a politically feasible way already exists: the policy instrument of “special drawing rights” (SDRs) […]

Human-caused climate change is affecting the sound of our ecosystems, says ecologist

The effects of climate change are often captured in photos and videos, but Bernie Krause is listening. As a soundscape ecologist and founder of Wild Sanctuary, an organization that archives the sounds of the natural world, Krause has been recording the sounds of habitats around the world for decades. His recordings capture the sound of […]

The fires have doubled Australia’s carbon emissions – ecosystems may never absorb them

The bushfire season is once again underway in Australia, where summer has just started. Yet the country is still recovering from the record-breaking wildfires of two years ago that killed at least 33 people, destroyed thousands of homes and burned more than 65,000 square miles of land. How quickly the natural landscape recovers depends on […]

“Don’t Look Up”: Hollywood’s Introduction on Climate Denial Illustrates 5 Myths That Fuel the Rejection of Science

Gale Sinatra, University of Southern California and Barbara K. Hofer, Middlebury Every disaster movie seems to open with an ignored scientist. “Don’t Look” is no exception – in fact, people flatly ignore or deny the scientific evidence. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who make a literally heartbreaking discovery, then attempt to persuade the […]

New study shows ecosystem protection takes priority over planting trees for carbon storage

Planting trees is a necessity to help remove carbon from the atmosphere. However, this is not enough. Yes, there has been a lot of awareness around tree planting. Even Elon Musk advocated for tree planting. However, a new study has found that protecting ecosystems should be the top priority. The study, published in Nature, stressed […]

What Netflix Don’t Look Up tells us about the climate crisis

WHEN I first thought of writing about Don’t Look Up, Netflix’s big Christmas Eve release – a climate change allegory that trades global warming for the threat of a “killer comet” planets “heading towards Earth – I thought of this as a relatively light topic for my Christmas week environmental column. But, of course, this […]

Hollywood’s third climate change strike?

You have to take a break from the superb cast and try an A-for-Effort on “Don’t Look Up”. The failures of the film are due to its subject: that the real catastrophe of climate change would make a terrible major film. It’s already done. Twice. Before a few words on “Don’t Look Up”, let’s go […]

Climate matters

During the month of December 2021, two warnings of impending sea level rise were issued by well-respected groups of climatologists. They are professional scientists who do not deal with hyperbole. Rather, it is conservative and serious archetypal scientists who follow the facts. The most recent warning of December 30 concerns deteriorating conditions in the Arctic […]

Climate change to hit west coast power grid, 2 NCSU studies warn

RALEIGH – Two new studies by a researcher at North Carolina State University offer insight into what West Coast electricity consumers might experience in two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat from climate change is straining the power supply, and one where the grid shifts to renewables. energy while the climate follows historical trends. […]

Protect ecosystems first for maximum carbon storage, study finds

When it comes to slowing down climate change, there is a natural solution that has recently taken hold of the world: large-scale tree planting and reforestation. But a new study warns that other natural climate solutions should be considered first. By comparing different natural climate solutions according to four criteria, the study proposes a hierarchy: […]

Alongside climate change, COP26 must respond to the crisis of ecosystems

Photo: Pixabay/Nordseher The upcoming COP26, which is due to take place from October 31 to November 12, will focus on global carbon emissions and the daunting challenges of keeping the global temperature rise to a manageable level. It’s already a lofty goal, but delegates gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, and their British hosts are also expected […]

Impact of human settlements on island ecosystems — ScienceDaily

The research has shed new light on the impact of humans on the biodiversity of the islands. The results show how human colonization has altered the forest across the islands of Macaronesia, including the loss of landscape authenticity. Ocean island ecosystems are unique and often contain species restricted to specific islands or groups of islands. […]

David Suzuki: Are we being too hard on newly arrived plants and animals?

Thanks to warming climates and habitat destruction, ‘invasive species’ narratives have begun to shift JMrocek/iStock/Getty Images Plus Feral pigs are considered an invasive species in Ontario. As human activity continues to heat the planet and destroy wildlife habitat, plants and animals are responding based on their genetic makeup and ability to adapt to changed environments. […]

Plants and animals are not so different when it comes to climate

By Daniel Stolte, University Communications March 24, 2020 A Mexican leaf frog, photographed near Alamos, Mexico. Plant and animal species from the tropics, like this frog, have been found to occur in a narrower temperature range than temperate species, which may make tropical species much more vulnerable to climate change. (Photo: John J. Wiens) Despite […]