International

"China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets"

"President Xi Jinping of China pledged on Tuesday that his country would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called “carbon neutrality before 2060.” If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 09/23/2020

Scientists Take Closest Look Yet at Warming Impact of Aviation Emissions

"An international team of prominent scientists has published what they say is the most comprehensive study to date calculating the complex climate impact of aviation emissions, reaffirming that contrail clouds produce more warming than carbon dioxide."

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/21/2020

Climate Week: Absent World Leaders Worsen UN’s Gridlock at 75

"As the United Nations turns 75 this year, the world body keeps churning out increasingly grim reports on the global threats it was created to ameliorate. Biodiversity is being destroyed, climate change is accelerating, war and famine are creating more refugees than ever in human history, the world body warns."

Source: Bloomberg, 09/21/2020

Hurricane Sally’s Fierce Rain Shows How Climate Change Raises Storm Risks

"Staggering rain totals, fueled by a warming atmosphere that can hold more moisture, are being recorded from the storm."

"As hurricanes go, Sally was not especially powerful. Rated a Category 2 storm when it struck the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, it was soon downgraded. But climate change likely made it more dangerous by slowing it down and feeding it more moisture, setting it up to pummel the region with wind and catastrophic rainfall.

Source: NYTimes, 09/18/2020

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