Exxon Sets a 2050 Goal for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #energy-and-power, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #permian-basin-north-america, #woods-darren-w-1965

Mayor Adams, Build a Bigger Manhattan

“New Mannahatta” would help the city’s housing crisis and protect against the impact of climate change. 

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #floods, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

We Mapped a Year of Extreme Weather

The Times analyzed temperature data from weather stations across the United States. The result: 2021 was a huge year for records, both high and low.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Don’t Just Watch: Team Behind ‘Don’t Look Up’ Urges Climate Action

The satirical film, about a comet hurtling toward Earth, is a metaphor for climate change that has broken a Netflix record. Its director hopes it will mobilize the public.

#dicaprio-leonardo, #dont-look-up-movie, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lawrence-jennifer, #mckay-adam, #movies, #netflix-inc

2021 Was Earth’s Fifth-Hottest Year, Scientists Say

The finding, by European researchers, fits a clear warming trend: The seven hottest years on record have been the past seven.

#carbon-dioxide, #earth, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather, #wildfires

Biden Consoles Residents in Fire-Ravaged Colorado

The president said the devastation caused by natural disasters rooted in climate change was “a blinking ‘code red’ for our nation.”

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

Here’s How Climate Change and Covid Are Transforming Skiing

There’s less snow and stricter rules, but skiers are adjusting in surprising ways.

#alpine-skiing, #avalanches, #backstrom-ingrid, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #freestyle-skiing, #global-warming, #mountains, #olympic-games, #snow-and-snowstorms, #united-states-ski-team, #wildfires, #winter-season

Virginia Democrats Aim to Block Trump’s E.P.A. Chief From State Agency

In Virginia, cabinet nominees are rarely blocked. But the Republican governor-elect’s choice of Andrew Wheeler to be natural resources secretary has alarmed Democrats.

#elections-state-legislature, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regional-greenhouse-gas-initiative, #virginia, #wheeler-andrew-r, #youngkin-glenn-a

Mining of Lithium, Key to the Climate Fight, Faces New Scrutiny in Chile

Politicians have called for a pause in new mining contracts for lithium, which is in high demand for electric car batteries but is at the heart of a debate in Chile over mines, water rights and inequality.

#boric-gabriel, #chile, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lithium-metal, #mines-and-mining, #pinera-sebastian, #politics-and-government

Health Risks of Smoke and Ozone Rise in the West as Wildfires Worsen

Simultaneous high levels of the two pollutants, which harm human health, are occurring with increasing frequency, researchers say.

#air-pollution, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #ozone, #research, #western-states-us, #wildfires

This Vast Wildfire Lab Is Helping Foresters Prepare for a Hotter Planet

When the Bootleg fire tore through a nature reserve in Oregon this summer, the destruction varied in different areas. Researchers say forest management methods, including controlled burns, were a big factor.

#bootleg-fire, #drought, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-conservancy, #oregon, #wildfires

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

Have Wildfires Ruined California’s Magic?

The honeymoon’s over for its residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?

#burns, #california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #sustainable-living, #wildfires

Europe Plans to Say Nuclear Power and Natural Gas Are Green Investments

The draft proposal could help unleash a wave of investment, but critics say both sources of energy cause damage to the environment.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #politics-and-government

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way

In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy

The Year in Climate Change

There was a lot of climate news in a year overflowing with news. We help you catch up.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

Alaska Town Records 67 Degree Temperature, a December Record

The reading from Kodiak Island on Sunday was not the only extreme weather in the state this month. Other places have seen record cold or precipitation.

#anchorage-alaska, #arctic-regions, #fairbanks-alaska, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #kodiak-island-alaska, #national-weather-service, #weather

Brazil Flooding Kills at Least 20 and Displaces Thousands

In northeast Brazil, local officials say they have never before seen flooding on this scale. Tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes.

#bahia-brazil, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #floods, #global-warming, #levees-and-dams, #rain

Chile’s Constitutional Rewrite Confronts Climate Change Head On

Chile has lots of lithium, which is essential to the world’s transition to green energy. But anger over powerful mining interests, a water crisis and inequality has driven Chile to rethink how it defines itself.

#chile, #constitutions, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #global-warming, #lithium-metal, #mines-and-mining, #sociedad-quimica-y-minera-de-chile-sa

Helping to Reveal a Still-Shuttered World

Our weekly photo essay series offered readers a glimpse of distant places and cultures that, for a second straight year, remained largely inaccessible.

#alaska, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #brazil, #england, #glaciers, #global-warming, #greece, #greenland, #hebrides-islands-great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #los-angeles-calif, #mongolia, #oaxaca-mexico, #papua-new-guinea, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #st-kilda-scotland, #travel-and-vacations, #ussr-former-soviet-union

U.S. Effort to Combat Forced Labor Targets Corporate China Ties

The Biden administration is expected to face scrutiny as it decides how to enforce a new ban on products made with forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cotton, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #solar-energy, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Taylor Energy to Pay $43 Million for Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

Taylor Energy’s undersea wells have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when they were damaged by Hurricane Ivan.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-of-mexico, #justice-department, #louisiana, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #taylor-energy-co

How the Building Industry Blocked Better Tornado Safeguards

Engineers know how to protect people from tornadoes like the ones that recently devastated parts of Kentucky, but builders have headed off efforts to toughen standards.

#building-construction, #disasters-and-emergencies, #engineering-and-engineers, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-code-council-inc, #joplin-mo, #kentucky, #national-assn-of-home-builders, #national-institute-of-standards-and-technology, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tornadoes

The Year in Climate News

A lot happened this year. Jog your memory with stories compiled by The New York Times climate desk.

#environment, #global-warming

Using a City’s Excess Heat to Reduce Emissions

A district in London has developed an innovative way to divert subway heat for buildings to lower carbon emissions. Other cities are getting creative, as well.

#citiesfortomorrow, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #london-england, #stockholm-sweden, #subways, #transit-systems, #vancouver-british-columbia

Biden Administration Approves Two California Solar Projects

The solar farms, planned for the California desert, would generate enough electricity to power about 132,000 homes, the Interior Department said.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #democratic-party, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #interior-department, #manchin-joe-iii, #riverside-county-calif, #solar-energy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Senator Joe Manchin III noted climate policy when he said he would vote against the Build Back Better Act. In his life and career, West Virginia coal has loomed large.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #natural-gas, #politics-and-government, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

E.P.A. Announces Tighter Auto Pollution Rules

Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

In Dark Times, the Solstice Reminds Us There Will Be Light

For me the solstice has always been a promise: After tomorrow, there will be more light.

#global-warming, #seasons-and-months, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winter-season

Manchin Rejects Landmark Legislation, Putting Biden’s Climate Goals at Risk

Senator Joe Manchin III said he was opposed to legislation that includes climate action designed to keep the planet from dangerously overheating.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Sunday Read: ‘What Does It Mean to Save a Neighborhood?’

Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.

#global-warming, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #manhattan-nyc, #the-daily-radio-program

What Role Does Climate Change Play in Wind Storms and Tornadoes?

The science suggests that the United States can expect more unusual and severe storms as the world heats up, increasing the urgency for action to protect communities.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Manchin Is Expected to Reject Democratic Plan to Ban New Offshore Drilling

The Democrat from West Virginia, a coal and gas stronghold, has single-handedly stripped key elements from his party’s plan to tackle climate change.

#arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

Fight Over Gas Stoves and Furnaces in the Effort to Slow Climate Change

New York is the latest Democratic city aiming to fight climate change by ushering out stoves and furnaces that run on gas in favor of electric alternatives. But Republican states and the gas industry are fighting back.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-gas-assn, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #home-appliances, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #natural-gas, #natural-resources-defense-council, #ovens-and-stoves

Google Pledged to Remove Ads From Climate Denial Sites, but Many Still Run

Researchers found ads placed by Google on sites that falsely call global warming a hoax. The revenue those sites earn from the ads can fund further misinformation.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #online-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states, #youtube-com

Biden Administration Promises Stricter Regulation of Lead in Drinking Water

The administration says it aims to replace all of the lead pipes and service lines in the country, an effort that could cost up to $60 billion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lead, #natural-resources-defense-council, #regan-michael-s-1976, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #water-pollution

A Mental Health Crisis Among the Young

A health professional and an author/filmmaker write that we are failing our youths. Also: Memo to Democrats; military spending; moving away from coal.

#abeles-vicki, #anxiety-and-stress, #bruni-frank, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coal, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mines-and-mining, #murthy-vivek-h, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen

New York is set to become the nation’s largest city to enact a ban on gas heat and stoves in new buildings. It’s a major step away from fossil fuels that is expected to influence wider markets.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #city-council-nyc, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #heating, #natural-gas, #new-york-city

Did Climate Change Cause the Deadly Tornadoes?

Here’s what we know.

#global-warming, #great-plains-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #mayfield-ky, #tornadoes, #weather

Trends in Arctic Report Card: ‘Consistent, Alarming and Undeniable’

The changes happening at the top of the planet could unfold elsewhere in the years to come, scientists report.

#american-geophysical-union, #arctic-regions, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #ice, #national-snow-and-ice-data-center

Fires, Landslides, Lack of Snow: The Ski Industry Girds for Battle

From firestorms in California’s Tahoe region to melting glaciers in the Alps, ski areas face a daunting array of environmental threats. Here’s what some resorts are doing.

#alps-mountains, #alta-utah, #aspen-colo, #banff-alberta, #bend-ore, #british-columbia-canada, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-tahoe-nev, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #vail-colo, #wildfires, #winter-season

Russia Blocks U.N. Move to Treat Climate as Security Threat

The Russian veto of a widely supported Security Council resolution pointed to the difficulty of achieving a unified response to global warming.

#global-warming, #politics-and-government, #russia, #security-council-un

Why Times Opinion Is Sounding the Climate Change Alarm

The climate crisis is now.

#drought, #earth, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wildfires

Buy an Earth Suit, Shoot Sulfur into the Atmosphere (And Other Contingency Plans for a Warming Earth)

The novelist Neal Stephenson offers some tips for how you can survive the climate crisis.

#audio-neutral-informative, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #global-warming, #meta-platforms-inc, #stephenson-neal, #termination-shock-a-novel-book

‘Don’t Look Up’ Nails the Media Apocalypse

With “Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay makes a star-studded allegorical satire that shows the news media whistling past the climate-change graveyard.

#blanchett-cate, #brzezinski-mika, #comedy-and-humor, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dicaprio-leonardo, #global-warming, #lawrence-jennifer, #mckay-adam, #meteors-and-meteorites, #movies, #news-and-news-media, #perry-tyler, #scarborough-joe, #social-media

Unvaccinated, and Hospitalized With Covid

Readers discuss the strain Covid puts on hospitals. Also: Calling for a carbon tax; how overturning Roe could backfire; writing “real” letters.

#abortion, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hospitals, #letters, #renkl-margaret-1961, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

First Fires, Then Floods: Climate Extremes Batter Australia

Many of the same areas that suffered through horrific bush fires in 2019 and 2020 are now dealing with prodigious rainfall that could leave some people stranded for weeks.

#australia, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #floods, #global-warming, #la-nina, #weather

Edelman Criticized for Work With Oil Companies

Edelman has worked for Exxon Mobil and Shell while making strong public statements in favor of environmental sustainability. At a recent companywide meeting, employees had some sharp questions.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #edelman-daniel-j-inc, #edelman-richard-winston, #exxon-mobil-corp, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

Earth Is Getting a ‘Black Box’ Because of Climate Change

When a plane crashes, its flight recorder is critical to piecing together the missteps that led to calamity. Now the planet is getting its own in case it self-destructs.

#earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #tasmania-australia, #weather