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"As Arctic Warms, Scientists Wrestle With Its Climate ‘Tipping Point’"

"A leaked version of the newest science report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of looming, potentially catastrophic tipping points for Arctic sea ice melt, tundra thaw, savannification of the Amazon rainforest, and other planetary environmental thresholds beyond which recovery may be impossible."

Source: Mongabay, 07/22/2021

"Climate-Driven Changes in Clouds are Likely to Amplify Global Warming"

"New research, using machine learning, helps project how the buildup of greenhouse gases will change clouds in ways that further heat the planet."

"Scientists know that global warming is changing clouds, but they haven’t been sure whether those changes would heat or cool the planet overall.

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/20/2021

"EPA Scientist To Lead National Climate Review"

"The White House science office announced today that Allison Crimmins will lead the next mammoth report on climate change. The fifth National Climate Assessment is expected to be released in 2023 and stands to be more expansive than past editions, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) said in a statement today."

Source: E&E News, 07/14/2021

"The Science Of Forest Biomass: Conflicting Studies Map The Controversy"

"A major political and environmental dispute is heating up as the forestry industry and governments promote forest biomass — cutting trees, turning them into wood pellets, and burning them to make electricity. "

Source: Mongabay, 07/13/2021

"Climate Scientists Take Swipe At Exxon Mobil, Industry In Leaked Report"

"A recently leaked draft report written by some of the world’s top climate scientists blamed disinformation and lobbying campaigns — including by Exxon Mobil — for undermining government efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the dangers of global warming to society."

Source: Politico, 07/13/2021
July 21, 2021

SEJ Webinar: The Future Is Here — Climate Science and Covering the IPCC 6th Assessment Report

Join SEJ July 21, ahead of the Aug 9 release of IPCC's 6th Assessment Report, for an expert overview of the IPCC process, its findings and what they might mean for U.S. policy. We’ll also discuss strategies for effectively pitching stories on climate science and projections. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.

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