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● NEWS ● #CommonDreams ☞ Humanity on Track to Soon Hit 1.5ºC #ParisAccord Limit as Atmospheric #CO2 Nears Level Not Seen in 15 Million Years

Unless we act now, the climate crisis will be tomorrow’s central scenario and, unlike Covid-19, no one will be able to self-isolate from it.

The world must seize this opportunity to meet the climate challenge | Andrew Bailey and others

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/05/world-climate-breakdown-pandemic #climatecrisis #environment #pollution #climateemergency

Climate Study Predicts Stronger Hurricanes And More Severe Droughts For NC

https://www.publicradioeast.org/post/climate-study-predicts-stronger-hurricanes-and-more-severe-droughts-nc #NorthCarolina #climateemergency #climatecrisis #pollution #environment
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NASA hard at work in Colorado on new snow sensing satellite

Saudi Oil Price Cut Is a Market Shock With Wide Tremors

Some analysts say the global industry may not be as well prepared for the latest challenge. Increased concerns about climate change and the growing reluctance of investors to pour money into a sector that has strained to make profits in recent years hobbled the industry even before the virus hit.

“In many respects, this time will be different, but not in a good way,” said David L. Goldwyn, the top energy diplomat in the State Department during the first Obama administration. “Low oil prices will not necessarily result in increased demand due to the firm commitment of many countries to decarbonization. The uncertain trend line for coronavirus suggests demand recovery will be slow in coming.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/business/energy-environment/saudi-oil-price-impact.html #climatecrisis #climateemergency #environment #pollution
UBS Bank won’t fund new offshore Arctic oil, gas projects
By Associated Press
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KENAI, Alaska — A multinational investment bank has ended support for offshore drilling in the Arctic amid efforts to tackle climate change, a move that could affect future funding for oil and gas projects in Alaska, a newspaper said.

Switzerland-based UBS Bank joined several other investment companies in pulling funding and support for new offshore projects in the region, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/ubs-bank-wont-fund-new-offshore-arctic-oil-gas-projects/2020/03/07/e1a8598e-60be-11ea-ac50-18701e14e06d_story.html #bank #climatecrisis #climateemergency #pollution #environment
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke admits he’s a climate change ‘hypocrite’

Study finds larger plants and animals play a positive role for climate health

A recent study has found that as animals go extinct, small plants and animals cannot make up for the loss of larger creatures.

NAU researcher Andrew Abraham said that is a big deal considering separate research has suggested that in a few centuries, the cow will be the largest animal on Earth. However, the study also found that protecting these larger creatures, normally across larger areas, is more economically viable and productive for the entire environment.

The study published in Nature Communications showed that these “megabiota” — a term this study created to describe these large plants, and large animals over 100 pounds — are more valuable because the animals tend to spread more nutrients and plants sequester more carbon than smaller plants and animals.

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Why Climate-Change Deniers Are Sexualizing Figures Like Greta Thunberg And Naomi Seibt

Women are constantly being evaluated for being either a threat to the establishment, or as a tool. If you’re a woman who’s ever been called a slut, a whore or worse for speaking your mind, you’ve been a victim of this mentality. Conversely, if you’ve been told that you’re sexually desirable after agreeing with a man’s objective or opinion, you’ve also become a victim of patriarchal control.

In the eyes of many conservative men, a compliant woman is a useful woman. Constantly reinforcing the link between a woman’s value and her desirability — rather than her contributions or ideas — ensures this compliance and creates a state of dependency.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/greta-thunberg-naomi-seibt_ca_5e62b394c5b68d6164543332?utm_hp_ref=ca-british-columbia #women #teenageyears #patriarchy #conservative #pollution #climatestrike #climateemergency #climatecrisis #environment
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