Friday, May 20, 2022

Climate change isn’t just making cyclones worse, it’s making the floods they cause worse...

Amphan Mark II need not be as destructive as we’ve projected if the world’s governments act now to meet Paris agreement climate goals.

More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef impacted by sixth mass bleaching event

"Although bleaching is becoming more and more frequent, this is not normal and we should not accept that this is the way things are. We need to break the norms that are breaking our reef.”

Climate-driven drought has risen 29% this century, will create 216 mn. refugees by 2050:...

“If global warming reaches 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, as has been predicted, drought losses could be five times higher than they are today, with the largest increase in drought losses projected in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic regions of Europe.”

Let’s put more effort into investigating and prosecuting environmental crimes

Uncovering environmental harms and crimes, and holding those responsible accountable, has never received enough priority. We need to correct that problem.

These anti-solar policies are threatening U.S. clean energy goals

Here are some policies that in recent months have threatened to hold up or halt the solar sector’s rise.

Plants: Up to 80% of food and 98% of oxygen, endangered

“At no other point in modern history has humanity faced such an array of familiar and unfamiliar risks and hazards, interacting in a hyper-connected and rapidly changing world."

Global warning: Earth has 50 percent chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius in next...

There is also a 93 percent chance that by 2026 the record set in 2016 for the hottest year ever recorded will be surpassed.

20 million acres of U.S. cropland may be contaminated by PFAS ‘forever chemicals’

“The EPA could today require treatment plants to test sludge for PFAS and warn farmers that they may be contaminating fields, but it has refused to do so.”

Denmark makes Bid for ‘Putin-Free’ energy by accelerating mammoth artificial wind island plan

The German government is also pledging to accelerate the legal approval procedures for onshore wind turbines, in view of the urgency of reducing dependence on Russian methane gas.

Biden administration forms new Office of Environmental Justice

"... it is imperative that our leaders produce real, tangible solutions to protect Black and frontline communities and correct existing and past harms..."