Climate Change

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

‘This Does Not Look Good for Children’: Fires Pose Risk to Young Lungs

"The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it."

"SAN FRANCISCO — Ian MacDonald, a 14-year-old in Portland, Ore., got a treat from his parents the other day. He was allowed to go outside.

Source: NYTimes, 09/21/2020

"White House Docs: Trump Aides Pushed EPA for Fewer Methane Checks"

"EPA bowed to White House pressure during interagency review of an oil and gas emissions rule by reducing requirements for a segment of the natural gas supply chain to monitor and repair methane leaks."

Source: E&E News, 09/21/2020

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