Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions
by Lisa Friedman, Somini Sengupta and Coral Davenport on 2021-04-23 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Politics and Government, United States Economy, American Jobs Plan (2021), Biden, Joseph R Jr, Kerry, John, United States International Relations, Coal
Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for the world.
Biden to nominate ocean scientist Rick Spinrad to head NOAA
by Christopher Flavelle on 2021-04-23 in Biden, Joseph R Jr, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Spinrad, Rick, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Global Warming
NOAA has been without a Senate-confirmed leader for the longest period since it was created in 1970.
Biden Wants to Slash Emissions. Success Would Mean a Very Different America.
by Brad Plumer on 2021-04-23 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Carbon Dioxide, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Biden, Joseph R Jr
Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.
Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks
by Somini Sengupta on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coal, Mines and Mining, Electric Light and Power, Alternative and Renewable Energy, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Natural Gas, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, International Energy Agency, China, India
To slow down climate change, new coal projects need to end. A global forecast this week shows demand rising sharply.
Why Is Fashion Talking About Regenerative Farming?
by Dana Thomas on 2021-04-22 in Agriculture and Farming, Textiles, Fashion and Apparel, Global Warming, Sustainable Living, Luxury Goods and Services, Allbirds Inc, Kering SA, Patagonia Inc, North Face, The, your-feed-fashion, Regenerative farming
Brands like North Face, Allbirds and Patagonia, as well as the Kering luxury group, are all about agriculture these days. Here’s the dirt.
Newer Planes Are Providing Airlines a Trove of Useful Data
by Christine Negroni on 2021-04-22 in Airlines and Airplanes, Airports, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics, Cloud Computing, AirAsia, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
During the pandemic, older aircraft have been retired, resulting in a fleet that can collect more information about emissions and safety.
Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change
by Steven Lee Myers on 2021-04-22 in Kerry, John, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, China, United States International Relations, Xi Jinping
The two countries said they would treat global warming “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”
Amid Biden Climate Push, a Question Looms: Is America’s Word Good?
by Lisa Friedman on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States International Relations, United States Politics and Government, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Blinken, Antony J
After four years of “America First,” the president tries this week to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. Can the world trust his promises?
China’s Xi Promises to ‘Strictly Limit’ Coal
by Somini Sengupta on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, Biden, Joseph R Jr
The United States is history’s largest emitter. China is today’s largest emitter.
The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof
by Julia Rosen on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Content Type: Service, Research, Sustainable Living, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Air Pollution, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Wildfires, Agriculture and Farming, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Rumors and Misinformation
Definitive answers to the big questions.
Virtual Climate Summit Plagued by Tech Problems
by Coral Davenport on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, Biden, Joseph R Jr
What to Watch For and Who’s Attending Biden’s Climate Summit
by Aishvarya Kavi and Glenn Thrush on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, United States International Relations, Biden, Joseph R Jr
President Biden’s climate summit on Earth Day features high-profile speakers and attendees, including Pope Francis.
Britain, Norway and the United States Announce a Plan to Protect Tropical Forests.
by Catrin Einhorn on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Forests and Forestry, Carbon Dioxide, Salesforce.com Inc, Unilever NV, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Great Britain, Biden, Joseph R Jr
The effort seeks to rally more than $1 billion for countries that can show they are lowering emissions by protecting tropical forests
Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050
by Christopher Flavelle on 2021-04-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Economic Conditions and Trends, Swiss Re A.G., Biden, Joseph R Jr
Poor nations would be particularly hard hit, but few would escape, Swiss Re said. The findings could influence how the industry prices insurance and invests its mammoth portfolios.
How Do You Recycle in California? Here Are Tips for Reducing Waste
by Priya Arora and Jill Cowan on 2021-04-22 in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Warming, California
Thursday: Reducing and recycling can still go a long way. Plus, a surprising pandemic shortage.
‘8 Billion Angels’ Review: Giving Earth Top Billing
by Devika Girish on 2021-04-22 in Documentary Films and Programs, 8 Billion Angels (Movie), Global Warming, Velle, Victor
This documentary about climate injustice feels defanged by its unfocused structure.
How to Travel More Sustainably
by Paige McClanahan on 2021-04-22 in Travel and Vacations, Eco-Tourism, Hotels and Travel Lodgings, Responsible Travel
Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.
50 Things You Can Do for the Earth Right Now
by Heather Hansman on 2021-04-22 in Books and Literature, Global Warming, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Home Appliances, The Climate Diet: 50 Simple Ways to Trim Your Carbon Footprint (Book), Greenberg, Paul (1953- )
In “The Climate Diet,” Paul Greenberg offers some suggestions for combating climate change, from switching out your light bulbs to asking your municipality to think about where it gets its energy.
There’s a Booming Business in America’s Forests. Some Aren’t Happy About It.
by Gabriel Popkin and Erin Schaff on 2021-04-22 in Forests and Forestry, Wood and Wood Products, Bioenergy and Biofuels, Factories and Manufacturing, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, North Carolina
The fuel pellet industry is thriving. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. For others, it’s a polluter and destroyer of nature.
Trudeau Climate Record Complicated by Gas Emissions Increase
by Ian Austen and Christopher Flavelle on 2021-04-21 in Canada, Trudeau, Justin, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Group of Seven, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Global Warming
Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris Agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.
Earth Day 2021: TV Shows and Documentaries to Watch
by Mike Hale on 2021-04-21 in Television, Documentary Films and Programs, Earth Day, Environment, Animals, Global Warming, Life in Color With David Attenborough (TV Program), Attenborough, David, Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (TV Program), Thunberg, Greta, Secrets of the Whales (TV Program), Cameron, James, Weaver, Sigourney, Cher and the Loneliest Elephant (TV Program), Cher (1946- )
This year’s specials include a Greta Thunberg documentary, a David Attenborough extravaganza, James Cameron on whales and Cher rescuing an elephant.
Bolsonaro Seeks International Funding for Amazon Protection
by Manuela Andreoni and Ernesto Londoño on 2021-04-21 in Global Warming, United States International Relations, Environment, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- )
The Biden era has prompted Brazil to take steps to repair its record as an environmental scoundrel — for which it’s seeking billions of dollars from the international community.
Earth Day Edition: Biden’s Climate Summit, Gina McCarthy and More
on 2021-04-21 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, McCarthy, Gina, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Forests and Forestry
We answer some big climate questions. Plus, this week’s news.
How New Yorkers Reacted to the Guilty Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial
by The New York Times on 2021-04-21 in New York City, George Floyd Protests (2020), Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Chauvin, Derek (1976- ), Floyd, George (d 2020), Garner, Eric, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Union Square (Manhattan, NY)
New York residents and public figures responded with surprise, elation and resignation.
Biden Will Pledge U.S. to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
by Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport on 2021-04-21 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, American Jobs Plan (2021), United States International Relations, United States Politics and Government, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Biden, Joseph R Jr
The president will commit the United States to deep cuts in emissions at an Earth Day summit meeting that starts on Thursday, according to people familiar with the plan.