How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

#arctic-regions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #earth, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #siberia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #weather

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Biden’s Policies Are Popular. What Does That Mean for Republicans?

Polls show that on issues like a stimulus bill, climate change and immigration, most Americans support the president’s plans. Torn by infighting, the G.O.P. is still figuring out its lines of attack.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #minimum-wage, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find

Inconsistent and flawed data is undercutting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from American cities, according to a new study.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gurney-kevin-r, #nature-communications-journal, #research, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #urban-areas

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How Biden’s Climate Ambitions Could Shift America’s Global Footprint

Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy.

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Biden, With Powerful Allies and Foes, Targets Climate Change

The president is moving rapidly to address climate change, with some unlikely allies behind him and huge hurdles ahead — some in his own party.

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We Want a ‘New Normal.’ It’s Not in the Forecast.

Climate change is upending the world as we know it, and coping with it demands widespread, radical action.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Biden’s Executive Orders

On his first day, President Biden reversed some of his predecessor’s most divisive policies. But governing by decree can be fraught.

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The Paris Climate Agreement: What You Need to Know

President Biden’s decision to return to the climate pact fulfills a campaign pledge, but the United States has some catching up to do.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-golf-assn, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden, in a Burst of Climate Orders, Rejoins the Paris Agreement

The president also canceled the Keystone XL pipeline and ordered federal agencies to begin the process of reinstating environmental regulations reversed under the Trump administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Climate Desk Looks Ahead to 2021

After a year when climate-related disasters seemed to become the norm, the team will be monitoring a 2021 that is pivotal for the world.

#air-pollution, #australia, #california, #content-type-service, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #presidential-transition-us, #solar-energy, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weather, #wildfires, #wind-power

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Joe Biden’s Climate Team Actually Cares About Climate

His administration’s staffing shows how seriously the incoming president takes this issue.

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Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Stimulus Deal

The legislation calls for cutting the use of powerful planet-warming chemicals common in air-conditioners and refrigerators.

#air-conditioning, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #chemicals, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrofluorocarbons, #law-and-legislation, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Al Gore: I Have Hope on the Climate Crisis. America Must Lead.

The Biden administration will have the opportunity to restore confidence in America and take on the worsening climate crisis.

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China, in Nudge to U.S., Makes a New Promise to Tackle Global Warming

Speaking at an online summit on the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Xi Jinping said that China would reduce its carbon intensity by over 65 percent by 2030.

#china, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #xi-jinping

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U.K. to Halt Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been positioning himself as a leader in fighting global warming, an area where he can make common cause with President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

#carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #johnson-boris, #organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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E.U. Agrees to Cut Emissions by 2030 in New Climate Deal

The agreement calls for European Union countries to cut their collective greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent from 1990 levels, a more substantial reduction than previously proposed.

#brussels-belgium, #europe, #european-commission, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #poland, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Earth Is Still Sailing Into Climate Chaos, Report Says, but Its Course Could Shift

The biggest polluters are continuing to pollute, raising the risks of global warming. There are, however, new signs of a pivot to a green economy.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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New York State’s Divestment Threat Is a Victory for Climate Activists

The comptroller’s threat to pull billions from fossil fuel investments is a big victory for climate activists.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bp-plc, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #exxon-mobil-corp, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #office-of-the-comptroller-nys, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #stringer-scott-m, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Feeling Spurned by Trump, U.N. Sees Redemption in Biden and Team

Diplomats say the Trump administration’s “America First” policy demeaned the United Nations. But the organization is feeling reinvigorated by the president-elect and his choice of ambassador.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #global-warming, #guterres-antonio, #presidential-transition-us, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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With John Kerry Pick, Biden Selects a ‘Climate Envoy’ With Stature

Mr. Biden said he would name Mr. Kerry to a cabinet-level climate post, giving him the job of persuading global leaders that the United States is prepared to resume a leadership role.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #presidential-transition-us, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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G20 Summit Closes With Little Progress and Big Gaps Between Trump and Allies

World leaders committed to some efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but the meeting illustrated the difficulty of carrying out an agenda when the United States is indifferent or hostile to many goals.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #group-of-twenty, #international-trade-and-world-market, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Wants to Be the Climate President. He’ll Need Some Help From Xi Jinping.

The U.S.-China relationship is at its lowest point in a half century, but there are also converging interests on global warming.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Trump’s Climate Policies Accelerated Global Warming

President-elect Biden can restore many of the 100-plus environmental regulations that President Trump rolled back, but much of the damage to the climate cannot be reversed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment

The first 100 days of the Biden administration are likely to see a flurry of executive actions on climate change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #energy-and-power, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The U.S. Left the Paris Climate Agreement. Others Are Pressing Ahead.

The American exit officially took effect Wednesday. If Joseph R. Biden Jr. wins the election and rejoins the pact, the United States will have a lot of catching up to do.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #european-union, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #japan, #south-korea, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As of Now, the U.S. Is Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump’s withdrawal formally came into force the day after Election Day in the United States. Here’s what it means.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-relations, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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It Was Election Day Eve and All Through the House …

Everyone was pretty much freaking out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #global-warming, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Trump, Will International Relations and Trade Ever Be the Same?

And it won’t come back even if and when he’s gone.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-tariff, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protectionism-trade, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization

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Europe Wonders if It Can Rely on U.S. Again, Whoever Wins

America’s deeply polarized politics have marked foreign policy, too, undermining Washington’s authority and reputation for reliability.

#europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #international-trade-and-world-market, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #strategic-arms-reduction-treaty, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization

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Restoring Farmland Could Drastically Slow Extinctions, Fight Climate Change

Returning strategic parts of the world’s farmlands to nature could help mitigate both climate change and biodiversity loss, a new study found.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets

President Xi Jinping pledged, among other goals, to achieve “carbon neutrality by 2060.” It was China’s boldest promise yet on climate change.

#china, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #xi-jinping

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In Visiting a Charred California, Trump Confronts a Scientific Reality He Denies

A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #carbon-dioxide, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #science-and-technology, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.

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How Much Will the Planet Warm if Carbon Dioxide Levels Double?

New research has sharply narrowed the range of outcomes.

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay

The postponement, expected to be approved, could result in national recovery plans with high environmental costs, some diplomats say.

#environment, #global-warming, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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A Time to Save the Sick and Rescue the Planet

With closer cooperation among nations, the head of the United Nations argues, we could stop a pandemic faster and slow climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #global-warming, #great-britain, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #group-of-twenty, #international-renewable-energy-agency, #italy, #japan, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #mizuho-financial-group-inc, #paris-france, #quarantines, #united-nations, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #world-meteorological-organization

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This Earth Day, We Should Repent

It’s time to consider a new kind of declaration. A declaration of responsibility.

#christians-and-christianity, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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In Negotiations, Givers Are Smarter Than Takers

Generosity is a sign of intelligence, and givers are the rising tide that lifts all boats.

#intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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