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Forests may not benefit from extra CO2, spelling further Danger of Global Heating

By Kristine Crous, Western Sydney University; Belinda Medlyn, Western Sydney University; and David S Ellsworth, Western Sydney University | (The Conversation) – As humanity continues to burn fossil fuels, the delicate balance of life on Earth is changing. That’s true of trees, many of which are growing faster as a result of increased carbon dioxide […]

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Climate Emergency: India’s Massive Heat Wave Signals extreme Danger for an Aging Global Population

By Deborah Carr, Boston University; Enrica De Cian, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Giacomo Falchetta, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Ian Sue Wing, Boston University | – (The Conversation) – A deadly heat wave gripped large regions of Asia for weeks in spring 2024, sending temperatures in India’s capital region over 120 degrees Fahrenheit […]

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Extreme Heatwaves in South and Southeast Asia are a Sign of Disasters to Come

By Neven S. Fučkar, University of Oxford | – (The Conversation) – Since April 2024, wide areas of south and south-east Asia, from Pakistan to the Philippines, have experienced prolonged extreme heat. Covering some of the most densely populated regions in the world, the series of heatwaves has affected everything from human health and wellbeing […]

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New EPA Rules will force Fossil Fuel Power Plants to cut Pollution

By: Robert Zullo – ( Michigan Advance ) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released a sweeping set of rules aimed at cutting air, water and land pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants. Environmental and clean energy groups celebrated the announcement as long overdue, particularly for coal-burning power plants, which have saddled hundreds of communities […]

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Playing Russian Roulette with our Only Planet: Middle East Gets Failing Grades on Climate Action

This is my latest column for Tomdispatch.com. Do check in over there for Tom Engelhardt’s essential introduction. ( Tomdispatch.com ) – Last September witnessed what used to be a truly rare weather phenomenon: a Mediterranean hurricane, or “medicane.” Once upon a time, the Mediterranean Sea simply didn’t get hot enough to produce hurricanes more than […]

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80% of All Fossil Fuel and Cement C02 Emissions since 2016 produced by 57 Companies and Countries

By Matthew Carl Ives, University of Oxford; Belinda Wade, The University of Queensland; and Saphira Rekker, The University of Queensland | – Just 57 companies and nation states were responsible for generating 80% of the world’s CO₂ emissions from fossil fuels and cement over the last seven years, according to a new report released by […]