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.

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

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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.”

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

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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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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.

IRENA report says tripling renewables investment required to reach 2050 climate goal

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Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at US$351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Climate Change Emissions Market Background Power Generation

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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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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

Governor McKee, Rhode Island needs you to sign the Act On Climate

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Last week was a huge step forward for climate action in New England. Energy policy & advocacy Rhode Island Climate change

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

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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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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.

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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Six Ways Chevron Imperils Climate, Human Rights, & Racial Justice

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Kathy Mulvey, Climate accountability campaign director, Kathy Mulvey designs and leads corporate accountability initiatives and campaigns at UCS, conducting research and analysis, engaging corporate targets, building coalitions, and mobilizing experts and supporters.

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

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

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

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

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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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Study: Crop relocation can help buffer US agriculture from climate change but southern states may face massive loss of productive land

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Projected extreme temperatures under climate change are predicted to reduce average yields for several of the United States’ major crops. Farmers are particularly exposed to the problems of climate change. Climate Change Forecasts Market Background

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

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@LATimes Gives Climate Crisis Handjob With No Happy Ending #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Massive Fail On Climate Crisis Reporting Is Indefensible & Deliberate #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Apparently You Purchased @LATimes To Block Climate Crisis News, Right @DrPatSoonShiong? #MissionAccomplished #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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No SurpriseThat Clueless @LATimes Is As “Shocked” As Everyone Else In Charge Of Responding To Homeless Crisis. Their Reporters Sure As S**t Don’t See The Certain Flood Of Climate Refugees Headed Here Over The Next Decade #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Volkswagen and Greece to create model island for climate-neutral mobility

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In the long run, Astypalea will strive to become a model island for climate-neutral mobility. The Hellenic Republic supports this transformation within the framework of its National Energy & Climate Plan.

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@DrPatSoonShiong – When Are YOU and @LATimes Going To Wake Up & Smell The Climate Emergency Burning? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Asks The Wrong Questions For 2019 Ignores Climate Crisis & Blows The Story Again With Questionable Reporting #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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The shipping industry increasingly is also looking to LNG as a way to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) climate goals. This would likely show that the real-world consequences of using LNG as a marine fuel are worse, from a climate perspective, than we find here.

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@LATimes Why Does Your Climate Crisis Coverage Suck So Badly? Why Won’t @DrPatSoonShiong Hire A Climate Editor? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@ LATimes – See How I Connected The Dots For You On These 2 Climate Stories? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Treats Saudi Terrorists Like Successful Business, But Homeland Security Calls For Climate Action #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Toyota to review its lobbying against climate and electric cars after pressure from investors

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Toyota says that it is reevaluating its anti-climate lobbying practices as it promotes carbon neutrality goals after receiving pressure from investors. more… The post Toyota to review its lobbying against climate and electric cars after pressure from investors appeared first on Electrek.

@LATimes Has Done P**s Poor Reporting On Climate Strikers And Leaves It To @BillMcKibben To Report The News For Them. Here’s Some More News They Won’t Report #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes Snooze-Worthy Story About Studio Opportunavores Cashing In Ignores Climate Reality Again #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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