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Thousands of Michigan Residents Weather Days Without Power During Heat Wave

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 22, 2024 - 17:00
A storm left about 9,000 people without power for three days.
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US official warns against dropping 2030 climate targets after Dutton refuses to commit to 43% emissions cut

The Guardian Climate Change - June 22, 2024 - 16:00

Exclusive: State department official urges politicians to do ‘the right thing’, citing ‘collective responsibility’

A senior US official has urged Australia and other countries not to back away from their 2030 climate commitments, insisting that “we all have a collective responsibility for the planet we live in”.

The message from Australia’s top security ally contrasts with rhetoric from the opposition leader, Peter Dutton, who claimed on Saturday the Labor government was “appeasing the international climate lobby” and “global climate activists”.

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'More birds, more trees': thousands march for nature in London – video

The Guardian Climate Change - June 22, 2024 - 12:34

Thousands of people marched through central London to urge political leaders to take more decisive action in tackling the UK’s wildlife crisis. For the first time, mainstream organisations including the National Trust and the RSPB stood beside hunt saboteurs and direct action activists in the Restore Nature Now march, as campaigners called on the next government to take 'bold' steps to tackle the biodiversity crisis

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Thousands march in London to urge leaders to tackle wildlife crisis

The Guardian Climate Change - June 22, 2024 - 11:38

Protest features 350 environmental groups demanding more robust action on UK wildlife loss

Thousands of people marched through central London to urge political leaders to take more decisive action in tackling the UK’s wildlife crisis.

The protest on Saturday culminated in a rally outside Parliament Square with speeches from prominent figures including the naturalists Chris Packham and Steve Backshall, and poetry readings and performances from Billy Bragg and Feargal Sharkey.

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‘Multiple disasters all in one day’: New Mexico’s brutal week of fire and flood

The Guardian Climate Change - June 22, 2024 - 09:00

Burning slopes are now battered by golf ball-sized hail and 8in of rain, creating a grim mix of extreme weather events

It’s been a harrowing week of fire and flood in New Mexico. Just days after a pair of fast-moving fires roared across drought-stricken landscapes and into communities, a tropical storm swirled north, unleashing downpours and golf ball-sized hail over scorched slopes that had only just burned.

As the dueling dangers of two weather extremes converged, charred debris flowed into neighborhoods, crews were temporarily evacuated from the firefight as emergency officials pivoted from fire support to flood rescues, and strong winds swept up dried soils to create one of the largest dust storms the state has ever seen.

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Hawaii Settles With Young Plaintiffs in Climate Case

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 15:52
The state agreed to take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. It’s the latest of several victories for youth-led climate lawsuits.
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Oil Projects Must Consider Full Climate Impact, Top U.K. Court Rules

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 15:37
Previously, local council and planning groups in Britain had to weigh only the planet-warming emissions from their own operations.
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Tras un huracán, unos monos belicosos se volvieron más amables

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 14:53
El cambio de comportamiento social fue documentado en un nuevo estudio, que desafía la imagen de los macacos Rhesus como competitivos y jerárquicos.
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Los pesticidas son el sospechoso principal del declive de las mariposas

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 14:27
Los insecticidas usados en cultivos de maíz y soya ejercieron el mayor impacto sobre el tamaño y la diversidad de las poblaciones de mariposas, según un estudio.
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The week around the world in 20 pictures

The Guardian Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 14:17

War in Gaza, Putin in Pyongyang, wildfires in California and nude solstice swimming in Hobart: the last seven days as captured by the world’s leading photojournalists

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Heat Waves: Workers May Die. Here’s How to Save Them.

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 13:23
Laws aren’t keeping pace with the risks climate change poses to workers laboring under sweltering conditions.
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Our incredible win could change the future of oil and gas in the UK | Sarah Finch

The Guardian Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 11:46

Thanks to the tireless work of campaigners in Surrey, fossil-fuel development must now take into account ‘downstream’ emissions

  • Sarah Finch is a climate campaigner and a member of the Weald Action Group

This week I found out what it feels like to go beyond your wildest dreams. A case I fronted won at the supreme court, with potentially huge positive impacts for the climate. For almost five years, I had been mounting a legal challenge to fossil-fuel production at Horse Hill in the Surrey countryside. A group of residents, activists and lawyers had been pursuing a routine legal review of a council planning decision that had given an oil company the green light to drill four new oil wells and produce oil for 20 years.

The supreme court ruling means it will now be much harder for new fossil-fuel projects to go ahead as their full climate impact will need to be factored in from the start. Our challenge centred on the fact that the oil produced by the Horse Hill site would inevitably be burned, throwing carbon into the atmosphere and heating the planet. We expected it to be a routine legal procedure lasting six months. But as the case came together, its wider significance for the climate and the fossil-fuel industry at large became clearer, and months turned into years as it worked its way through the courts.

Sarah Finch is a climate campaigner and a member of the Weald Action Group

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A Chemical-Sniffing Van Shows How Heat Amps Up Pollution

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 10:44
In heat waves, chemicals like formaldehyde and ozone can form more readily in the air, according to researchers driving mobile labs in New York City this week.
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Well Beyond the U.S., Heat and Climate Extremes Are Hitting Billions

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 10:06
People all over the world are facing severe heat, floods and fire, aggravated by the use of fossil fuels. The year isn’t halfway done.
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Climate engineering off US coast could increase heatwaves in Europe, study finds

The Guardian Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 05:37

Scientists call for regulation to stop regional use of marine cloud brightening having negative impact elsewhere

A geoengineering technique designed to reduce high temperatures in California could inadvertently intensify heatwaves in Europe, according to a study that models the unintended consequences of regional tinkering with a changing climate.

The paper shows that targeted interventions to lower temperature in one area for one season might bring temporary benefits to some populations, but this has to be set against potentially negative side-effects in other parts of the world and shifting degrees of effectiveness over time.

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Climate activists bemoan scant progress on finance as Cop29 looms

The Guardian Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 05:18

UN says finding funds to tackle climate crisis is ‘a steep mountain to climb’, as talks end with little agreement

Finding the finance needed to stave off the worst impacts of the climate crisis will be “a very steep mountain to climb”, the UN has conceded, as two vital international conferences failed to produce the progress needed to generate funds for poor countries.

With less than five months to go before the Cop29 UN climate summit in Azerbaijan in November, there is still no agreement on how to bridge the near-trillion dollar gap between what developing countries say is needed and the roughly $100bn a year of climate finance that flows today from public sources in the rich world to stricken developing nations.

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NYC Adapts as Global Warming Leads to Extreme Weather Earlier in the Year

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 03:00
Global warming has led to more extreme weather earlier and later in the year, causing New Yorkers to rethink their relationship to the seasonal calendar.
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Restore Nature Now: thousands to march in London calling for urgent action

The Guardian Climate Change - June 21, 2024 - 03:00

Mainstream groups including National Trust and RSPB will join hunt saboteurs and direct action activists for first time

Crabs, badgers and scores of dragonfly wings will be among the fancy dress worn by thousands of people joining more than 350 environmental groups marching through London on Saturday to demand the next government does not “recklessly” ignore the nature crisis.

For the first time, mainstream organisations including the National Trust and the RSPB will stand beside hunt saboteurs and direct action activists in the Restore Nature Now march, as campaigners call on the next government to take “bold” steps to tackle the biodiversity crisis.

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Amazon Says It Will Stop Using Plastic Pillows in Shipments

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 20, 2024 - 17:49
They’ll be replaced in North America with paper packing, eliminating some 15 billion pillows a year. Plastic film is a major pollutant.
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El calentamiento global hizo más probable la ola de calor en EE. UU. y México, según un estudio

NYT Global Warming Climate Change - June 20, 2024 - 14:47
El calor extremo que se ha sentido en esta región del continente en mayo y junio fue 35 veces más probable debido al calentamiento global causado por el humano.
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