Joestradamus Foresees Terrible Trouble & Complete Collapse For Kings Of Stranded Assets. “I Got Your Just Transition Right Here,” Say Youth Hackers For Climate Justice.

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Study: annual climate impact of wild pigs could be greater than 1.1M cars

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The researchers used predictive population models coupled with advanced mapping techniques to estimate the climate damage wild pigs are causing across five continents. Climate Change Emissions Market Background

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Study: 2/3 of aviation climate impact due to emissions other than CO2

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of the human-made climate impact; two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than CO 2 , according to a new study by researchers in Europe and the US. Schematic overview of the processes by which aviation emissions and increased cirrus cloudiness affect the climate system.

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Polestar announces goal of climate-neutral car by 2030

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Polestar, the premium electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding, has set a goal of creating the first climate-neutral car by 2030. By pushing ourselves to create a completely climate-neutral car, we are forced to reach beyond what is possible today.

Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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My friend and mentor, Bill McKibben has an Op Ed about this Friday’s Student Climate Strikes in today’s on-line edition of the LA Times that will be news to LAT readers but not to Creative Greenius devotees. Bill explains why students around the world will be refusing to go to school this Friday and instead following the lead of Greta Thunberg from Sweden who started the #FridaysForFuture Climate Strike movement all by herself just last fall.

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Rolls-Royce makes Duisburg container terminal climate-neutral with mtu hydrogen technology

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Rolls-Royce will ensure a climate-neutral energy supply at the container terminal currently under construction at the Port of Duisburg, Germany. It will not only set new standards in cargo handling, but also in climate-friendly energy supply.

Apparently Climate Resolve Is Resigned To An Unlivable Climate, So No Urgency Needed #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Volvo Cars Torslanda becomes company’s first climate-neutral car plant, second in overall network

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Volvo Cars announced that its Torslanda site in Sweden is its first car manufacturing plant to reach fully climate-neutral status. The Torslanda plant, the company’s oldest, has been powered by climate-neutral electricity since 2008. It now also has climate-neutral heating.

Study finds global oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic, climate policies

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Many climate-related policies were already in place around the world prior to COVID-19, and the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of additional measures, but these interventions may not achieve their goal of reducing oil demand, according to the report.

Automakers and suppliers part of DOE Better Climate Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from more than 90 companies and organizations to reduce their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge. Among the inaugural partners in the Better Climate Challenge are vehicle makers and suppliers, including: Company.

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Audi awards $100K to Caltech to support development of new CliMA climate model

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Audi of America (AoA) and the Audi Environmental Foundation are awarding a $100,000 grant to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the lead institution in the Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA). Climate Change Climate models Vehicle Manufacturers

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White House forms Climate Innovation Working Group; on the way to ARPA-C

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President Biden has created a new Climate Innovation Working Group as part of the National Climate Task Force to advance his commitment to launching an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Climate (ARPA-C). The working group will be co-chaired by the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy, Office of Science of Technology and Policy, and Office of Management and Budget. ARPA-C ARPA-E Climate Change Market Background Policy Research

Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits

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Can we get more carbon mileage out of politically passable climate policy? And the problem with swinging for the fences … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits. Build Back Better (BBB) prospects are not looking so good.

Human Cost of Climate Change

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Polar bears aside, what is the human cost of climate change? Do you ever think about how climate change will affect you and me

New model framework for improving predictions of black carbon’s radiative effect on climate

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For years, scientists have known that these particles are affecting Earth’s warming climate, but measuring their exact effect has proved elusive. Absorption by black carbon strongly affects regional and global climate. Climate Change Climate models Emissions

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Tenneco exploring synthetic fuels for climate-neutral mobility; NAMOSYN project

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A climate-neutral alternative to petroleum-based fuels, they also offer the potential for significantly reduced overall emissions, allowing Tenneco’s Clean Air experts to better manage any remaining pollutants through the aftertreatment process.

Study finds climate impact of hydropower varies widely

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earlier post ), a new study by a team at Environmental Defense Fund finds that the climate impact of hydropower facilities varies widely throughout the world and over time, with some facilities emitting more greenhouse gases than those burning fossil fuels. Ilissa Ocko and Steven Hamburg of EDF wanted to conduct a more comprehensive analysis of the climate impacts of hydropower facilities over time. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Power Generation Water

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California Climate Investments has funded $9 billion in projects to reduce greenhouse gases

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California Climate Investments —a program designed to put billions of dollars to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—is funded with proceeds from the State’s Cap-and-Trade GHG emissions reduction program and is administered by the California Air Resources Board (ARB). billion in California Climate Investments funds for projects statewide, $9 billion of which are either underway or completed.

Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. This highlights the potential of co-beneficial solutions to climate change that not only curb greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce the health burden of harmful air pollution.

Here Comes Climate Disclosure Regulation

Energy Institute at HAAS

As are precise definitions of what “sustainable” … Continue Reading Here Comes Climate Disclosure Regulation. Carbon is the new calorie… but it’s much harder to count. Sustainable investing is taking off. Precise numbers are hard to pin down.

Microsoft climate fund invests $50M in LanzaJet alcohol-to-jet SAF plant

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LanzaJet, a sustainable fuels technology company and renewable fuels producer, has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia ( earlier post ), through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund.

German High Court Rules Delaying Climate Action Harms Youth

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Germany’s highest court ruled Thursday that the country’s 2019 climate law unconstitutionally saddles young people with the burden of fighting climate change by “irreversibly offload[ing] major emission reductions burdens onto periods after 2030.”

@LATimes Buries Climate News In Saturday Edition Even Publisher @DrPatSoonShiong Doesn’t Read #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Wayback Machine Trip To 2008 Reveals Greenius Prognostications On Harsh Climate Reality?

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@DrPatSoonShiong & @LATimes Massively Failing Community On Climate Crisis Coverage #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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ICCT study finds LH2-powered combustion aircraft can play an important role in meeting aviations 2050 climate goals

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found that although liquid-hydrogen- (LH 2 )-combustion aircraft do not perform as well as their jet fuel counterparts, they can still play an important role in meeting aviation’s 2050 climate goals.

UGA study finds black carbon aerosols from GDI engines will worsen public health, climate; need for GPFs

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A strong absorber of solar radiation, black carbon exhibits significant climate warming properties. Therefore, the climate burden of the increase in BC emissions dominates over the US, especially over source regions. Climate Change Emissions Engines Health

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Another Great Year for Climate Legislation in Massachusetts? Apparently. Let’s Hope.

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In 2021, Governor Baker signed comprehensive climate legislation called An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. Energy policy & advocacy Massachusetts Climate change

Even With Fossil Flaws, California is USA’s Last Desperate Climate Action Hope #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Climate Expert: Don't Call It Geoengineering

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The leaders of the world have just returned from the UN's latest climate change summit, COP26 , in which the countries that have signed on to the Paris Agreement upped their commitments to fight climate change. C by the year 2100 , according to Climate Action Tracker.

@Nick_Goldberg You’re A Decade Behind On Climate Solutions & You’re Not Smelling What The Climate Is Cooking #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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SEC creates enforcement task force focused on climate and ESG issues

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. Consistent with increasing investor focus and reliance on climate and ESG-related disclosure and investment, the Climate and ESG Task Force will develop initiatives to identify ESG-related misconduct proactively. The initial focus will be to identify any material gaps or misstatements in issuers’ disclosure of climate risks under existing rules.

When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

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Just four months ago, in October, the UN’s IPCC Climate Report gave us, at best, 12 years to take bold and drastic action in cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if we want to limit the level of already baked-in climate catastrophe. If we continue our head-in-the-sand, business as usual path, we are headed straight for runaway, uncontrollable destruction of our livable climate. In 2019 alone more easy-to-connect climate crisis dots have made worldwide news: .

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Fisker targets delivery of climate-neutral vehicle by 2027

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Fisker aims to produce a climate-neutral vehicle by 2027. The company seeks to utilize only climate-neutral materials in products and use only climate-neutral services to support the business. The supply chains of suppliers and logistics partners may contain offsets to achieve climate neutrality. We will prioritize partners with stated pledges to achieve climate neutrality.

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NREL researchers use adversarial training to super-resolve climate data; up to 50X higher resolution data

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a novel machine learning approach quickly to enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times—an enhancement that had yet to be achieved with climate data. This approach will enable scientists to complete renewable energy studies in future climate scenarios faster and with more accuracy.

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Going Live for Climate this #GivingTuesday

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Videos on important climate news and solutions will be posted on this blog, Facebook, Twitter , Youtube , and on greenenergyconsumers.org/donate all week. Electric vehicles/Transportation Energy efficiency Green municipal aggregation Our programs Climate change

MIT team finds aviation emissions’ impacts on air quality larger than on climate

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Researchers at MIT have determined that growth in aviation causes twice as much damage to air quality as to the climate. In an open-access paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters , they examine how this damage can be mitigated, and provide consistent comparative assessments of aviation emissions trade-offs, considering both climate and air quality impacts. Aviation emissions are an increasingly significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change.

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SMUD Board of Directors adopts climate emergency declaration; carbon neutrality by 2030

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The SMUD (2020 Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration that commits to working toward an ambitious goal of delivering carbon-neutral electricity by 2030. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Power GenerationIn 2018, SMUD successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels, the equivalent of removing 377,000 vehicles from the road.

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@LATimes Publishes Tiny Little Article On Big Climate News #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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UN report finds nations must be more ambitious with national climate action plans to achieve Paris goal

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UN Climate Change published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report , showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2 °C—ideally 1.5 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, by contrast, has indicated that emission reduction ranges to meet the 1.5°C 2021 is a make or break year to confront the global climate emergency.

Automakers lobbying toward climate catastrophe, production goals won’t meet

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Major automakers are currently on track to fail to meet necessary climate goals to keep the world under 1.5 The post Automakers lobbying toward climate catastrophe, production goals won’t meet <1.5C

@LATimes How Bad Does The Climate Crisis Have To Get Before @DrPatSoonShiong Hires A Climate Change Editor?

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@LaTimes Greenwashes Climate Crisis & Threat To Readers By Claiming Surrender Is “War On Climate” As Los Angelenos Choke On Nation’s Worst Air Pollution #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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