Climate change Stories Yesterday

Six months after youth took to the streets around the world demanding climate action, more climate strikes are planned in this coming week.  The strike events are mostly planned for Friday, September 20th and 27th, but several more are scheduled in-between.

There are a total of over 3,500 events happening in 117 countries, with 800 events planned in the US alone.  The events are largely organized and led by youth, but anyone who desires climate action is welcome and encouraged to walk out and attend your local demonstration.

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Climate change Stories September 17

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • US coal shipments reach the lowest level since 1983.
  • #CoveringClimateNow — more than 250 media outlets are on the green energy and climate change beat this week.
  • The pros (yes, you read that right) and cons of fossil fuels.
  • Women’s leadership in clean tech: London’s action plan.

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Climate change Stories September 14

  • 2019 could feature some of the most extreme weather in 20 years. And yes, climate change is a major catalyst.
  • The UN says that the climate crisis is the greatest threat ever to human rights.
  • Why are hurricanes getting stronger? Three reasons.
  • British farmers say we don’t need to stop consuming beef to address the climate crisis.
  • And more…

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Climate change Stories September 7

  • Scientists discovered that the sea rose 52 feet 3 million years ago. It’s going to happen again.
  • Florida Senator Rick Scott on hurricanes and climate change: “We don’t know what the cause is… ”
  • … but this formerly skeptical meteorologist might be able to enlighten the senator.
  • What happened at this week’s CNN climate-crisis town hall featuring 10 Democratic presidential candidates.
  • Former secretary of defense James Mattis addresses climate-change skeptics.
  • And more…

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Climate change Stories August 31

  • Donald Trump skips the G7 climate change meeting in France.
  • More repercussions — both good and bad — from the Amazon forest fires.
  • Thousands of fires are also burning in central Africa, but it’s not quite the same as the Amazon.
  • Climate activists will fly drones at London Heathrow to pressure the UK government to reduce emissions.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is rated as being in a ‘very poor’ state in a new report.
  • And more…

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Climate change Stories August 24

In this edition of Climate Crisis Weekly:

  • Just in case you didn’t hear, the Amazon rain forest is on fire.
  • The other Amazon — you know, Jeff Bezos’ gig — is under fire for using non-recyclable packaging.
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a misnomer.
  • 5 foods under threat from climate change.
  • What on earth is a nurdle? Hint: It’s not good.
  • And more…

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Climate change Stories August 13

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Al Gore: Climate change is “getting worse faster than we are mobilizing to solve it.”
  • Greenland residents are stressed about their diminishing ice.
  • 5 innovative ways Australia is recycling.
  • Aarhus, Denmark, is the poster child of renewable energy.

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Climate change Stories August 6

In today’s EGEB:

  • July 2019 was the hottest month in recorded history — everywhere.
  • Drinks giant Diageo goes green in Africa.
  • Presidential candidate Jay Inslee: Clean-energy jobs would be “good-paying union jobs.”
  • How a small English soccer team became global leaders in the climate-change fight.

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Climate change Stories August 2

In today’s EGEB:

  • Wind energy pioneer Steve Sawyer dies.
  • Stationary energy storage installations surge as costs drop.
  • The pros and cons of Israel’s sustainability efforts.
  • How the Sunrise Movement fueled serious action on climate change.

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Climate change Stories July 27

In this edition of Climate Crisis Weekly:

  • Recent global warming is unprecedented, scientists say.
  • It may not be a debate, but the Democratic presidential candidates will do a climate-crisis town hall event.
  • Iceland honors its first glacier lost to climate change with a monument.
  • The importance of the next 18 months when it comes to long-term climate change.
  • Climate-related terms disappear from federal websites under Trump administration.
  • And more…

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