Climate Change

China will face more extreme weather

China: More extreme weather means more energy problems

China’s regions got information to prepare for more extreme weather this year after last summer’s record-breaking heat and protracted drought severely affected the nation’s power grid and crop harvests. At a briefing on Monday, Song Shanyun, a spokesman for the China Meteorological Administration, stated that the southern regions of China should prepare for more persistent …

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No snow this year in the Big Apple

It’s not like in the movies: NYC is about to break the record for having no snow

Climate change is impacting the world significantly, and New York City is no exception. The city is on the verge of setting a no-snow record, with winter seasons passing without any significant snowfall. The Big Apple has gone so far 320 consecutive days without snow, according to the National Weather Service. In a few more …

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Climate change causes extreme weather in California

Biden blames climate change for the California’s disastrous storms

The source of natural disasters, according to U.S. President Joe Biden, is climate change which has produced global warming. After three weeks of deadly atmospheric river storms caused California, a state long plagued by drought and wildfires, to experience floods and mudslides, he visited some parts of California. Biden remarked at Seacliff State Beach on …

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Zambia is a candidate for debt-for-nature swap of $13 billion

Zambia accepted a $13 billion restructuring “debt-for-nature” plan from WWF

While difficult to secure and not included in the current negotiations, Zambia received a “debt-for-nature swap” proposal. It is a part of its $13 billion restructuring discussions. This plan might create an environmentally favorable precedent for other debt crises if included. Zambia has become a test case for the G20-led “Common Framework” restructuring vehicle introduced …

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Greenhouse emissions in US rose 1.3% in 2022

Rhodium: In 2022, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.3%

According to projections released this week by research organization Rhodium, greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly from the previous year in 2022 by 1.3%. It still keeps the U.S. just 15.5% below 2005 levels and off track to reach its global commitment to decrease emissions 50-52% by 2030. The group’s early projections show that emissions will …

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Climate change-hit countries needs cannot be addressed by biased system

Guterres: Climate change-hit countries deserve fundamental reform of the biased financing

Antonio Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations, called on Monday on wealthy countries to provide sufficient assistance to low-income countries that are susceptible to climate change-caused disasters. Guterres stated that there is a biased international financial system to benefit wealthier countries. Thus, according to Guterres, it should undergo modifications to provide a fairer distribution …

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Climate change: Summer in winter in Europe, temperature records surpassed

Throughout the course of the new year, parts of Europe experienced record-high winter temperatures, sparking calls for swifter action against climate change while giving governments struggling with high gas prices a little reprieve. From Switzerland to Poland to Hungary, which recorded its warmest Christmas Eve in Budapest and saw temperatures rise to 18.9 degrees Celsius …

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Polar bears are in danger as Arctic ice melts

The population of polar bears in Canada’s Hudson Bay declines as Arctic temperatures rise

According to a government report released this week, the number of polar bears in Canada’s Western Hudson Bay has decreased 27% in just five years. It is a clear demonstration of how climate change has an effect on animals. Every autumn, as they make their way back to the sea ice, the bears that live …

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Environmentalists sue the state over oil and gas concessions in Alaska

No more kidding with IRA: Environmentalists sue Biden administration to stop drilling in Alaska

To prevent the auction of oil and gas drilling rights off the coast of Alaska that is slated to take place next week, environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Wednesday. They brought the lawsuit before an Alaskan federal court at the same time as the Interior Department was getting ready to …

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