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Coverage of global warming since November 8, 2023.

UN climate talks examine effects of global temperature rise on human health

"...Under a brown haze over Dubai, the COP28 summit moved past two days of lofty rhetoric and calls for unity from top leaders to concerns about health issues like the deaths of at least 7 million people globally from air pollution each year and the spread of diseases like cholera and malaria as global warming upends weather systems..."

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Heat pumps vs. AC: Report notes progress, challenges in reaching climate goals

"...“The world's climate ambitions hinge on our ability to make the global energy system more efficient,” IEA executive director Fatih Birol said. It was not all negative, however, as the report did note “strong gains” from certain countries and regions, with the European Union set to post a five per cent improvement this year, and the U. S..."

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We should listen to a renowned scientist’s warning on climate change

"...In recent years, Dr. Hansen has argued that the scientific consensus, as reflected in the voluminous reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), greatly underestimates the rate and magnitude of future warming. Earlier this month, he and 17 colleagues forcefully stated their case in a peer-reviewed paper, Global Warming in the Pipeline, published by a University of Oxford journal..."

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Transforming Climate Action: Ensuring the science is safe

"...The ocean’s supreme power for carbon sequestration has drawn Transforming Climate Action researchers to focus on it as a potential gamechanger in the fight against global warming. They’re hoping to learn if the ocean’s natural abilities to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere can be amplified to help us meet net zero carbon targets by 2050 and avoid the worst impacts of a hotter planet..."

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CRD to vote on studying impact of joining lawsuit against ‘big oil' firms

"...ExxonMobil’s public statements were contradictory to its own scientists finding, in the 1970s, that fossil fuel use would cause climate change. A study released this year in the journal Science found the company’s modelling accurately predicted the rate of global warming that would occur each decade in response to rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations..."

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Earth facing dire sea level rise — up to 20m — even if climate goals met

"...A report released Thursday by the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, compiled by more than 60 scientists and policy experts, is sounding the alarm on new modelling data that indicates the 2015 Paris Agreement is woefully out-of-date. The consortium is urging world leaders to take stock of new research ahead of the United Nations' COP28 climate conference later this month. According to the report, the only road forward is ensuring that global temperatures do not rise over 1..."

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DeBriefed 17 November 2023: Countries fail 1.5C test; US and China agree on renewables; Why runners care about climate change

"...WRI REPORT: The World Resources Institute’s “state of climate action 2023” report found that “​​countries are falling behind on almost every policy required to cut greenhouse gas emissions”. The Guardian reported that, of the 42 indicators assessed, electric vehicle sales is the only one that is progressing on track. To limit global warming to 1..."

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Q&A: Warming of 2C would trigger ‘catastrophic’ loss of world’s ice, new report says

"...Holding global warming of 2C would also not be enough to “prevent extensive permafrost thaw”, the authors say, bringing additional warming from the resulting CO2 and methane emissions. A 2C world would also see “widespread negative impacts on key fisheries and species” in polar and near-polar oceans..."

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‘No end in sight’ to rising greenhouse gas emissions: World Meteorological Organization

"...Last year, global averaged concentrations of the most important greenhouse gas - carbon dioxide (CO2) - were a full 50 per cent above the pre-industrial era, marking a first, and continued to grow in 2023. Going the wrong way Methane concentrations also grew and levels of nitrous oxide, the third main gas, saw the highest year-on-year increase on record from 2021 to 2022. “Despite decades of warnings from the scientific community, thousands of pages of reports and dozens of climate conferences, we are still heading in the wrong direction,” said Petteri Taalas, the WMO Secretary-General..."

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Global emissions set to fall by only 2% come 2030: UN report

"...Governments are making insufficient progress in slashing greenhouse gas emissions to avert the worst impacts of global warming, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday..."

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Canada, major fossil-fuel producers failing climate targets, jeopardizing transition

"...Canada and other major fossil-fuel-producing countries are failing to meet targets to keep global warming in check, a newly released major international report warned Wednesday, putting the world’s energy transition at risk..."

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"...An international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of..."

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The Challenge of Global Warming

"...The reality of global warming has long been accepted within the scientific community, yet it remains a hotly debated topic at the political and social level..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention global warming.

Zac Unger: Looking Polar Bear Endangerment In The Eye (re-broadcast)

Duration: 29:00

"...We have all seen the mournful image of an unhappy polar bear isolated on a melting ice floe..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about global warming.

Sulfur: The stinky pollution nobody is talking about | Elemental Ep. 1

"...The colorful element is a main driver of acid rain and also a major pollutant present in coal..."

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The solutions needed to address climate change already exist – Fear and Wonder podcast

"...One of the key findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Synthesis Report is that there are solutions available right now, across all sectors of the economy, that could at least halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030..."

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Climate change and the rich | DW Documentary

"...Wealthy people are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than poorer people..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about global warming relevant to the latest news.

Short Review on Taxation Action in the Sustainability of Green Airports

"...According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 13% of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the aviation sector, making green airports the most logical choice for sustainable development..."

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Prospective of Waste Lignocellulosic Biomass as Precursors for the Production of Biochar: Application, Performance, and Mechani

"...Utilization of biochar has made substantial breakthroughs in increasing agricultural productivity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, sequester atmospheric carbon into the soil, reducing bioavailability of environmental contaminants, and subsequently becoming a value-added product sustaining bioeconomy..."

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An Overview of Biodiesel Produced from 2nd Generation Feedstock: Mustard Seed Types

"...In biodiesel production, edible vegetable oils may cause many problems, such as jeopardizing biodiversity, depletion of food supply, economic imbalance, and high pricing..."

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Cleaner Production Principles Applied to the Port Logistics Sector

"...These, when used, contribute to the formation of greenhouse gases (GHG), atmospheric pollution and global warming..."

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Experimental Analysis of Impact of Solar Chimney on Ventilation Rate in a Building

"...Huge energy consumption and burning of fuel are impacting environmental sustainability through global warming, climate change and changing weather conditions..."

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Forecasting enteric methane emission using autoregressive integrated moving average and Holt?Winters time series models in Sout

"...Results showed that methane emissions from enteric fermentation by livestock in Pakistan and India will pose a significant risk on climate and global warming..."

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The Challenges and Solutions in Sustainable Buildings

"...As a result, to reduce the adverse environmental effects and save energy consumption, the composition of renewable resource technology and sustainable buildings is considered a suitable solution and will be investigated in this section..."

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Environmental impact assessment and efficiency of cotton: the case of Northeast Iran

"..., respiratory effects resulting from winter smog caused by emissions of dust, sulfur, and nitrogen oxides to air) posed the greatest environmental burden in cotton production, followed by non-renewable energy, carcinogens, and global warming..."

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The role of technological innovation, economic policy uncertainty, and poverty reduction in attaining environmental sustainabil

"...Notably, the demesne of energy and environmental literature has not recently undertaken an inclusive investigation of the complications of economic policy uncertainty with combating poverty policies on ecological footprint..."

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