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Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change

Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change

Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change Brazil’s right-wing populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, scorned public health guidance and insisted that lockdowns and mobility restrictions would be a bigger threat to the country’s weak economy. Brazil now has one of the world’s highest death tolls and its economy …

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German High Court Hands Youth a Victory in Climate Change Fight

German High Court Hands Youth a Victory in Climate Change Fight

German High Court Hands Youth a Victory in Climate Change Fight German High Court Hands Youth a Victory in Climate Change Fight BERLIN — Germany’s highest court ordered the government to expand a 2019 law aimed at bringing the country’s carbon emissions down to nearly zero by 2050, ruling on Thursday that the legislation did not go far enough to …

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Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks

Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks

Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks The pandemic abruptly slowed the global march of coal. But demand for the world’s dirtiest fuel is forecast to soar this year, gravely undermining the chances of staving off the worst effects of global warming. Burning …

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Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050

Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050

Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050 Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050 WASHINGTON — Rising temperatures are likely to reduce global wealth significantly by 2050, as crop yields fall, disease spreads and rising seas consume coastal cities, a major insurance company warned Thursday, highlighting the consequences if the world fails …

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Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says

Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says

Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says The world’s largest oil and gas companies pledged in 2018 to reduce the proportion of methane released from their operations by one fifth, to less than a quarter of a percentage of the gas they sell, …

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Biden’s Bet on a Climate Transition Carries Big Risks

Biden’s Bet on a Climate Transition Carries Big Risks

Biden’s Bet on a Climate Transition Carries Big Risks Biden’s Bet on a Climate Transition Carries Big Risks Richard Rhodes, the energy historian whose recent book, “Energy: A Human History,” recounts the technologies and innovation that transformed energy over centuries, said an Italian physicist, Cesare Marchetti, discovered a hard truth in the 1970s after studying thousands of energy transitions. It …

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Biden’s Climate Summit Sets Up a Bigger Test of American Power

Biden’s Climate Summit Sets Up a Bigger Test of American Power

Biden’s Climate Summit Sets Up a Bigger Test of American Power Biden’s Climate Summit Sets Up a Bigger Test of American Power Now comes the hard part. President Biden’s summit meeting on climate change ended on Friday with the United States promising to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and help other countries do the same. But the real test …

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Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday moved to put four years of official climate denial behind the United States, declaring that America would cut its global warming emissions at least in half by the end of the decade. …

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EXPLAINER: How come nations’ climate targets don’t compare? Denmark United States Carbon Dioxide Bill Clinton Goals

EXPLAINER: How come nations' climate targets don't compare? Denmark United States Carbon Dioxide Bill Clinton Goals

EXPLAINER: How come nations’ climate targets don’t compare? Denmark United States Carbon Dioxide Bill Clinton Goals EXPLAINER: How come nations’ climate targets don’t compare? Denmark United States Carbon Dioxide Bill Clinton Goals This week’s climate change summit features lots of talk from different nations about their goals for reducing carbon emissions. But in the weird world of national climate pledges, …

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Trudeau Was a Global Climate Hero. Now Canada Risks Falling Behind.

Trudeau Was a Global Climate Hero. Now Canada Risks Falling Behind.

Trudeau Was a Global Climate Hero. Now Canada Risks Falling Behind. Trudeau Was a Global Climate Hero. Now Canada Risks Falling Behind. OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada will arrive for President Biden’s climate summit on Thursday with an outsize reputation for being a warrior in the global fight against climate change. But one facet of Canada’s economy …

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