Ocean acidity data affirms predictions of changes to El Nino conditions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Score one for a key climate change prediction. A multi-institutional research team led by Yale and the University of St. Andrews has confirmed a major finding of climate models regarding changes that may occur to Pacific Ocean currents—including those that drive El Niño events—with just a few degrees of global warming.…

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News Corp Australia tweaks climate targets amid scrutiny of editorial line

The News Corporation logo is displayed on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoNEW YORK/SYDNEY, Oct. 1(Reuters) – The Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp (NWSA.O) has set new environmental targets, an internal email showed, shoring up employee engagement with climate issues as…

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Biden urges passage of legislation to combat climate change

WASHINGTON — Speaking at a clean-energy facility in Colorado, President Biden on Tuesday urged Congress to pass legislation that he argued will create jobs and mitigate the impact of climate change. “We have to make the investments that are going to slow our contributions to climate change today, not tomorrow,” Biden said during a speech at the…

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More than 200 medical journals call for urgent action on climate change

Global warming is already affecting people’s health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, medical journals across the globe warned on Monday. “Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world,” read an editorial…

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Study reveals extreme winter weather is related to Arctic change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study shows that the frequency of polar vortex disruptions that is most favorable for extreme winter weather in the United States is increasing, and that Arctic change is likely contributing to the increasing trend. Led by Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), University Massachusetts Lowell and the Hebrew University of…

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2020 had 102 tropical storms, well above world average, NOAA report says

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Tropical storms in 2020 didn’t just break records in the northern Atlantic. It happened everywhere. Storm totals exceeded records all over the world, according to an international study from 60 countries detailed in the “State of the Climate in 2020″ report released Wednesday. The annual report is compiled by the National…

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Hydropower Withers in Drought, Boosting Fossil-Fuel Generation

A drought worsened by climate change has caused hydropower supplies in California to reach their second-lowest level since 2001, leading electricity prices in the state to soar 150% in three months’ time. Yet some of the biggest beneficiaries of the price surge, according to a credit ratings agency report yesterday, are fossil fuel-fired power producers…

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