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‘For climate protesters, we are like filth’: the German village where coal is still king |The Guardian

Europe is going coal-free, but a vast lignite mine is expanding in eastern Germany and coronavirus has delayed new climate laws — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/jun/01/climate-protesters-german-village-coal-still-king

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3 bn people may face Saharan heat levels by 2070 | Climate News Network

3 June, 2020 – For three billion people or more, heat levels could prove almost impossible for human civilisation – in half a century. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/3-bn-people-may-face-saharan-heat-levels-by-2070/

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Sweden welcomes its first wooden wind turbine tower

The wheels have begun to turn on an interesting new form of wind turbine in Sweden, with the country’s first wooden power-generation tower now complete. It’s hoped the tower will be a harbinger of cheaper and greener solutions for renewable … Continue reading

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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

suing these subsidiaries alongside their parent companies (especially such fossil fuel giants as BP, whose emissions are considerable on a global scale) could be a more viable option for foreign claimants. — Read on theconversation.com/can-uk-fossil-fuel-companies-now-be-held-accountable-for-contributing-to-climate-change-overseas-139007

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South Asia’s twin threat: extreme heat and foul air | Climate News Network

Scientific publications usually avoid emotional language, but the researchers call their own finding “alarming.” — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/south-asias-twin-threat-extreme-heat-and-foul-air/

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Extreme climate change has reached the United States: Here are America’s fastest-warming places – Washington Post

Pulitzervprize winning series investigative journalism. More than a century of temperature data shows much of the U.S. Northeast is in the grip of extreme warming, with winter heating up more quickly than other seasons. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/climate-change-america/

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No rainforest, no monsoon: get ready for a warmer world | New Scientist

“Even under a low warming scenario, the frequency rises by 10 to 50 per cent,” says David Karoly of the University of Melbourne, who reviewed a range of wildfire projections. “We are unleashing hell in Australia” The world could become 4 °C … Continue reading

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Direct CO2 capture machines could use ‘a quarter of global energy’ in 2100

paper says as much as a fifth of the CO2 removed using DAC or other negative emissions technologies could be offset by the oceans releasing CO2 back into the atmosphere, reducing their supposed efficacy.!!! — Read on http://www.carbonbrief.org/direct-co2-capture-machines-could-use-quarter-global-energy-in-2100/amp

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Dutch official advice to single people: find a sex buddy for lockdown | World news | The Guardian

Those without a sexual partner asked to come to mutually satisfactory agreements — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/dutch-official-advice-to-single-people-find-a-sex-buddy-for-lockdown-coronavirus

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Hot rocks can help to cool the warming Earth | Climate News Network

6 May, 2020 − Energy from hot rocks below the Earth’s crust will help to replace fossil fuels and speed Europe’s path to carbon neutrality. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/hot-rocks-can-help-to-cool-the-warming-earth/

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