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UK court urged to respect 1.5°C climate limit

1 April, 2021 − The UK faces growing pressure not to expand Heathrow airport but to respect the 1.5°C limit agreed on global heating. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/uk-court-urged-to-respect-1-5c-climate-limit/ about emission reduction promises, because they’re enshrined in law, head of Committee … Continue reading

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Gas led recovery? AEMO says gas use in grid may all but disappear in 20 years.

Coalition’s gas-led recovery plans look increasingly tenuous after AEMO report shows gas use in grid may nearly disappear within 20 years. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/gas-led-recovery-aemo-says-gas-use-in-grid-may-all-but-disappear-in-20-years/ Surely our pollies not lobbied up low enough to approve LNG import by AGL in … Continue reading

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Protect fish to increase catches − and cut carbon

25 March, 2021 − There is a clear way to get more value from the seas: protect fish. New research confirms an old argument. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/protect-fish-to-increase-catches-−-and-cut-carbon/

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UC Davis – Seaweed supplements cut cattle methane emissions by up to 82%

Cattle are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly due to their methane-loaded burps. A detailed new study has found more evidence that feeding cows a small seaweed supplement can greatly reduce their methane emissions. — Read on newatlas.com/environment/seaweed-livestock-methane-emissions-reduction/ … Continue reading

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Battery swapping could “turbocharge” EV transition, BNEF

There are now over 550 battery swapping stations in China, led by NIO and BAIC, two of the leaders in battery swapping technology. — Read on thedriven.io/2021/03/19/battery-swapping-could-turbocharge-ev-transition-bnef/ Wonders with Government leadership in vanguard, big contrast with Canberra followership lagging rearguard.

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Europe has grown drier over the last two millennia

17 March, 2021 − Global heating may be to blame for the fact that Europe has grown drier over the last 2,000 years to a new high in 2015. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/europe-has-grown-drier-over-the-last-two-millennia/

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It’s unavoidable: we must ban fossil fuels to save our planet. Here’s how we do it

Twice before, humanity has mitigated severe global environmental threats. In both cases we did this not with ‘cap and trade’ systems, taxes, or offsets, but with bans — Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/09/its-unavoidable-we-must-ban-fossil-fuels-to-save-our-planet-heres-how-we-do-it Can it get any clearer? Leave it in the … Continue reading

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Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough

8 March 2021 − Global shutdown during Covid-19 has forced down carbon emissions. But no inadvertent pause can replace global resolve. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/carbon-emissions-slow-but-not-nearly-fast-enough/ Scary stuff, pathetic response, even with help(!)of COVID

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Ancient tree shows result of magnetic pole switch

5 March, 2021 − A preserved ancient NZ tree trunk records the story of a climate catastrophe more than 40 millennia ago. It could happen again. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/ancient-tree-shows-result-of-magnetic-pole-switch/

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Could ecological interest rates help the Earth?

3 March, 2021 − The global economy doesn’t reflect the Earth’s crisis and its warming climate. Might ecological interest rates help link them? — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/could-ecological-interest-rates-help-the-earth/

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