Climate Change

"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

"Arctic Sea Ice Reaches a Low, Just Missing Record"

"A “crazy year” in the Arctic has resulted in the second-lowest extent of sea ice in the region, scientists said Monday. Researchers with the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the minimum was most likely reached on Sept. 15, with 1.44 million square miles of ocean covered in ice. Since then, with temperatures falling and new ice forming, coverage has been increasing."

Source: NYTimes, 09/22/2020

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

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