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Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate

Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate

Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate LONDON — Jen Ives, an up-and-coming British stand-up comedian, was recently dressed in mountaineering gear ready to lead a journey up a summit called “Peak Trans.” The mountain had been scribbled on a piece of cardboard, and formed the backdrop for an …

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Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos

Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos

Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos The global scientific consensus is clear: Emissions of planet-warming gases must be cut by nearly half by 2030 if the world is to have a good shot at averting the worst climate catastrophes. The global political …

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Janet Yellen on Jobs, Debt, Taxes, Climate and Cryptocurrency

Janet Yellen on Jobs, Debt, Taxes, Climate and Cryptocurrency

Janet Yellen on Jobs, Debt, Taxes, Climate and Cryptocurrency Janet Yellen on Jobs, Debt, Taxes, Climate and Cryptocurrency Private-equity executives should also take note: She hinted that she wanted to look at “carried interest,” which allows some financiers to pay taxes on their income at capital gains rates as if they had invested the money themselves. Ms. Yellen seemed less …

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John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’

John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’

John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’ John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’ The United States climate envoy, John Kerry, on Tuesday warned that global warming was making the world a more dangerous place and posed risks to peace and security around the world. Failing to address the threats …

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Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year Previous efforts to increase flood insurance rates have been delayed or rolled back in the face of public pressure. In 2012, Congress passed a law that would have brought rates in line with the full risk people faced; …

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Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change “We have to get better at understanding these compound impacts,” said Michael Craig, an expert in energy systems at the University of Michigan who recently led a study looking at how rising summer temperatures in Texas could strain the grid in unexpected …

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U.S. formally rejoins the Paris climate accord.

U.S. formally rejoins the Paris climate accord.

U.S. formally rejoins the Paris climate accord. U.S. formally rejoins the Paris climate accord. The United States on Friday formally rejoined the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to avert catastrophic global warming. President Biden has said tackling the climate crisis is among his highest priorities and he signed an executive order recommitting the United States to the accord …

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A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids While analysts are still working to untangle all of the reasons behind Texas’ grid failures, some have also wondered whether the unique way the state manages its largely deregulated electricity system may have played a role. …

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Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent Before anyone outside her hometown knew her name, Disha Ravi spent four years raising awareness among young people in Bangalore about the effects of climate change. Now the 21-year-old activist is jailed in New Delhi. The allegation: She …

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Book Review: ‘How to Avoid a Climate Change Disaster,’ by Bill Gates

Book Review: ‘How to Avoid a Climate Change Disaster,’ by Bill Gates

Book Review: ‘How to Avoid a Climate Change Disaster,’ by Bill Gates Book Review: ‘How to Avoid a Climate Change Disaster,’ by Bill Gates As London’s Carbon Tracker Initiative explained last year, building new sun- and wind-power facilities is already, or soon will be, cheaper even than operating existing coal-fired power. Most people, Gates included, have not caught on yet …

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