Emissions

Climate change made Europe’s extreme drought 20 times more likely, scientists say – POLITICAL

The “fingerprints” of climate change are all over the drought that threatened crops and disrupted power supply in the Northern Hemisphere this summer, scientists say. As record-breaking heat desiccated soils and dried up rivers across Europe, China and the United States, experts called it a glimpse of the new normal – a warning backed by …

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Germany’s coal exit deal pits Greens against climate activists – POLITICO

Germany has taken a major step toward ending coal-fired power in 2030 – while sacrificing a village the country’s climate movement regards as a red line. Climate Minister Robert Habeck announced in a press conference on Tuesday that a phaseout agreement had been reached with energy giant RWE in North Rhine-Westphalia, Europe’s largest lignite mining …

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8 things to know about the environmental impact of ‘unprecedented’ Nord Stream leaks – POLITICAL

Press play to listen to this article The apparent sabotage of both Nord Stream gas pipelines may be one of the worst industrial methane accidents in history, scientists said Wednesday, but it’s not a major climate disaster. Methane – a greenhouse gas up to 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide – is escaping into …

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Delta’s sustainability chief says there’s no need to feel guilty if you fly

Delta Air Lines’ business has rebounded from its pandemic low, with demand for both business and leisure travel now within spitting distance of pre-pandemic levels. As the airline, the largest in the US. by revenue, regains altitude, it’s also ramped up its environmental focus, both for the cost efficiencies those efforts can provide and because …

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Aviation Sustainability and the Environment, CAPA 23-Sep-2022

Fiji Airways executive manager – strategy, networks and alliances John Checkett, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summitstated (13-Sep-2022) Fiji requires the aviation industry to work together to address sustainability. Mr Checketts noted Fiji as a country “doesn’t have the ability to drive a whole lot of change”, however impacts of climate inaction will …

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Denmark breaks ranks on paying for climate damage – POLITICAL

It was not a lot of money, but Denmark’s decision to pay $ 13.3 million to communities struck by climate disasters in places such as Africa’s Sahel region broke a taboo maintained for decades by the world’s richest countries. Until now, wealthy countries have resisted moves to compel them to stump up money to rebuild …

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We’re likely to overshoot the Paris goals – and we need to start talking about it – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Janos Pasztor is the executive director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G). At the UN General Assembly, world leaders will likely spare no words in calling for action on climate change. However, few words are as consequential – and unlikely to be uttered – as one: “overshoot.” …

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