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Climate Change

Climate Change
The terrible truth is the rule of the commons. As in "I would kill the last cow to feed my children".
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Climate Change
How climate change will affect the lives of kids born today.

This article is a hypothetical based on information from IPCC reports, NASA Climate Change data,
*CSIRO climate change projections, and consultations with CSIRO and leading climate and resilience
research experts.  [*Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation]


Worried about bringing kids into the world? Here's a sneak peek at what their future might look like
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Climate Change
The Amazon is Likely Emitting More Greenhouse Gases Than It Absorbs, New Study Says

https://weather.com/news/climate/news/20...-emissions

Quote:Scientists have predicted for years that at some point the Amazon rainforest, known as "the lungs of the planet," would be overcome in its ability to scrub carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and could even emit more greenhouse gases than it absorbs.

Now, a new study says, it's probably already happened.

The research, published Thursday in the journal Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, looked at several factors at play in the Amazon, including fires, deforestation, weather and the expansion of ranching. It concludes that greenhouse gases including methane and nitrous oxide being emitted in the Amazon basin offset and most likely exceed the region's ability to soak up carbon dioxide.

The Amazon's declining ability to absorb carbon has been widely studied, in particular when it comes to deforestation. But this is the first report to look at a broader picture of the cumulative effects from both human and natural activities that contribute to global warming, according to National Geographic, which supported the research.

“Cutting the forest is interfering with its carbon uptake; that’s a problem,” lead author Kristofer Covey, a professor of environmental studies at New York’s Skidmore College, said. “But when you start to look at these other factors alongside CO2, it gets really hard to see how the net effect isn’t that the Amazon as a whole is really warming global climate.”
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BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is investigating a multibillion-dollar subsidy for chemically treated coal that is meant to reduce smokestack pollution, after evidence emerged that power plants using the fuel produced more smog not less.
The outcome of the probe could play a big role in whether lawmakers vote to renew the subsidy, on track to expire at the end of this year.

The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, is examining the refined coal tax credit program which generates at least $1 billion a year for U.S. corporations, according to GAO analysts that contacted Reuters requesting information.
Three U.S. Democratic senators called for the investigation after a Reuters Special Report series in December 2018 revealed that many power plants burning the fuel, which supporters call "clean coal", pumped out more pollution than previously.

An independent nonprofit Resources for the Future later confirmed the Reuters report, concluding that power plants using refined coal were not cutting mercury, nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide pollution to levels required by the tax credit program.

In 2019, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sherrod Brown of Ohio made a formal request for the GAO to investigate the program.



Over the past decade, a who's who of American companies have reaped at least several billion dollars in benefits from investing in refined coal operations.


Just last year, some 150 million tons of refined coal was burned in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Producers get a tax credit of $7.30 for each ton burned.

Beneficiaries include global insurance brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, Detroit utility DTE Energy Co, Boston-based Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co Inc, pharmaceutical giant Mylan NV and Waste Management Inc, according to disclosures reviewed by Reuters.
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The EPA's climate change website has been rebooted! 

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-reb...ge-website

Quote: WASHINGTON (March 18, 2021) -- As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to action on climate change and restoring science, EPA is taking the first step in a relaunch of its climate change website. For the first time in four years, EPA now has a webpage to guide the public to a range of information, including greenhouse gas emissions data, climate change impacts, scientific reports, and existing climate programs within EPA and across the federal government.

"Climate facts are back on EPA's website where they should be," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "Considering the urgency of this crisis, it's critical that Americans have access to information and resources so that we can all play a role in protecting our environment, our health, and vulnerable communities. Trustworthy, science-based information is at the foundation of strong, achievable solutions."
 
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