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How Climate Attribution Science Went Mainstream, and What It Means

A growing body of research shows the links between global warming and extreme weather. And that knowledge can help communities prepare, and assign responsibility for damages. Veteran climate journalist Bob Berwyn lays out the science of climate attribution — for heat waves, flooding, wildfires and, ironically, crop-killing freezes — and discusses its implications for future climate change policy.

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Getting Glasgow — Covering the Climate Conference From Afar

A critically important global gathering to advance the Paris climate accords gets underway in Scotland next month. And the latest TipSheet offers an extensive walk-through on the UN meeting — basic terminology and negotiating aims, global politics, green climate funds and more — to help environmental journalists report on it with relevance, whether from there or home.

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"Outcry Over Killing Of Almost 1,500 Dolphins On Faroe Islands"

"Even the staunchest defenders of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” massacre on Sunday of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins, which were driven into shallow waters of the Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy and left writhing for hours before being killed."

Source: Guardian, 09/16/2021

Dutch Watchdog Tells Shell to Stop ‘Carbon Neutral' Greenwashing Ads

"In the Netherlands, officials ruled that Shell has to halt ads that claim customers can render their fuel purchases “carbon neutral” by paying for carbon offsets. The reasoning is pretty straightforward: Shell has, uh, no proof that their claims were true."

Source: Earther, 09/06/2021

Flood-Resistant Building Construction an Overlooked Environmental Story

Recent images of flooded-out homes are a potent reminder to environmental reporters that where and how houses are built are major factors in how they will survive increasingly common extreme weather-related flooding. The latest TipSheet takes a look at how construction and zoning codes play a role, with story ideas and resources to cover the issue in your region.

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October 31, 2021 to November 12, 2021

26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) UK 2021

COP26 will bring parties together in Glasgow, Scotland to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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