Mankind has already left its mark on the natural Earth in the industrial era, and many extreme weather events may be traced to this environmental damage. Along with developing technology for carbon capture and developing more Earth-friendly infrastructure, humans must also deal with the consequences of climate change now in the form of extreme weather events.
Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be phased out by 2030, Boris Johnson has confirmed as he set out his 10-point plan for a “greenSource: pressandjournal.co.uk
1. Offshore wind: The Government has already announced an ambition to have every home in the UK powered by offshore wind, to cut the emissions from electricitySource: pressandjournal.co.uk
With Biden poised to take power, environmental groups see 'tremendous opportunity' to address climate change
For four years, President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax, eviscerated environmental regulations, and sought to discredit the primary international effort to reduce global carbon emissionsSource: bostonglobe.com
Leading scientists, academics and campaigners have called on governments and businesses to go beyond “net zero” in their efforts to tackle the escalating climate and ecological crisisSource: theguardian.com
President-elect Joe Biden can expect to face fierce political opposition as he seeks to implement what amounts to the country's boldest-ever plan for combating climate changeSource: cbsnews.com
Shell Canada is letting carbon-conscious customers get their two cents in for the environment while filling up at one of its 1,400 stations across CanadaSource: nationalobserver.com
The significance of this year's presidential election for U.S. climate policy came down to a basic difference between the two rivalsSource: cbc.ca
WASHINGTON — Even with his victory over President Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s hopes for enacting the ambitious climate change policy on which he campaigned remains unclear with control of theSource: mrt.com
Labour is urging the government to seize on Joe Biden’s presidency to redouble Britain’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis by bringing forward a multibillion pound “green recovery”Source: theguardian.com
WASHINGTON - Two years ago, Louisiana investor Chas Roemer was moving ahead on building an LNG export terminal in southwest Louisiana when he ripped up his plansSource: mrt.com
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday clarified his oil industry "transition" comment in two separate interviews with TV stations in Pittsburgh and DallasSource: foxnews.com
TOKYO - Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, committed his country on Monday to reaching a target of zero emissions of greenhouse gases and achieving a carbon-neutral society bySource: philly.com
TOKYO — Japan's new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, committed his country on Monday to reaching a target of zero emissions of greenhouse gases and achieving a carbon-neutral society bySource: washingtonpost.com
WASHINGTON – Republicans in oil-thick Texas are seeking to tar their Democratic rivals over former Vice President Joe Biden’s remark in Thursday night’s White House debate that heSource: dallasnews.com
HOUSTON — Joseph R. Biden JrSource: nytimes.com
2020 has been a year of nonstop crises. For a while there, it was almost possible to forget an ongoing crisis that used to have our attention: climate changeSource: cbsnews.com
It might have a smaller fan-base than a Parris Goebel dance routine or a Taika Waititi movie, but a New Zealander is taking a product to the masses thatSource: stuff.co.nz
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has set out an ambitious new natural gas strategy that aims to transform large swaths of the sector by 2030Source: theepochtimes.com
Oil and gas carbon capture technology and plastics recycling facilities could reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, by 44 percent in the Houston region, according to aSource: mrt.com
As the world dices with the climate emergency, businesses and governments are starting to push funding towards technology that aims to trap planet-heating gases rather than let them saturateSource: theguardian.com
Offshore wind farms will generate enough electricity to power every home in the UK within a decade, Boris Johnson has pledgedSource: bbc.com
Exxon Mobil has been planning to increase annual carbon-dioxide emissions by as much as the output of the entire nation of Greece, an analysis of internal documents reviewed bySource: philly.com
You could be forgiven for thinking this was the week Boris Johnson really grasped the perilous state of the planetSource: bbc.com
BC NDP leader John Horgan on Friday promised he would bring in legislation to require net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 if re-elected on Oct. 24Source: globalnews.ca
NDP Leader John Horgan made a campaign stop at Squamish's Carbon Engineering on Friday morning to say that, if re-elected, the NDP would work to pass legislation requiringSource: nsnews.com
The US-commissioned National Climate Assessment of 2018 asserted that “Human-induced climate change has already increased the number and strength of some of these extreme events. Over the last 50 years, much of the U.S. has seen increases in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, heavy downpours, and in some regions, severe floods and droughts.”
And if we so choose to take a pragmatic angle, we can measure the increase in extreme weather events by dollar value rather than human cost. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center recorded some 117 billion-dollar disasters in the years 2010 through 2019; compare this to the 59 recorded by the same agency between 2000 and 2009. The NOAA has additionally reported that, in the 14 growing seasons between 2005-2018, some 13 major droughts hit the country’s farmland for a cumulative cost of nearly $95 billion.
Again, disagreement on the exact relationship between a given extreme weather event cum disaster and the global effect of climate change is rife, but when seeing the images of a flooded Venice, a New Orleans destroyed by hurricane and infrastructure collapse, or a Puerto Rico trashed tip to tail by angry oceans, it’s essentially impossible to deny the reality of extreme weather caused by climate change.
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