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The 100 most crucial climate change news................ links from September 2021

Contents

Adaptation

          International aid

Business

Climate effects

          Cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons

          Cold

          Drought

          Ecology

          Fires

          Heat

          Ice

          Rain and floods

Emissions

          Corporations

          Fluorocarbons

          Methane

     

Mitigation

          Albedo interventions

          Degrowth

          Carbon taxes, trading and offsets

          Clean energy

                    Nuclear

          Finance

          Negative emissions

                    Carbon capture

                    Farming

                    Vegetation

People

          Climate migrants

          Food

                    Famine

          Health and safety

          Media

          Mental health

Politics

          China

          Europe

          United States

Science 

          Summations

Adaptation

Adapting to climate change is an imperative -

The Washington Post

New York mayor: Ida devastation shows need to prepare

for ‘very, very worst’ | US news | The Guardian

 

 

International Aid

Biden vows to double aid for vulnerable nations dealing with climate change - The Washington Post

 

 

Business

Banks at bigger risk from climate than subprime mortgages, researcher says | TheHill

 

Exxon and BP called to testify on climate after ‘troubling’ new documents | ExxonMobil | The Guardian

 

Zurich Insurance sets climate steps to curb C02 emissions | Reuters

Climate effects

‘The climate crisis is a reality for all of us’: Africa’s unreported summer of extremes | The Independent

 

Coffee bean price spike just a taste of what’s to come with climate change | Coffee | The Guardian

 

 

Cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons

After Ida, Louisiana Struggles to Tally the Environmental Cost. Activists Say Officials Must Do Better - Inside Climate News

 

How climate change made Hurricane Ida worse - CNN

 

Hurricane Ida and Our Summer From Hell - Rolling Stone

 

Hurricane Ida’s death toll in Northeast reaches at least 49 - The Washington Post

 

Ida's deluge stuns New Yorkers in its sheer intensity | Reuters

 

Is this the beginning of the Category 6 hurricane? - The Boston Globe

 

Record landfalls for tropical storms and hurricanes in U.S. - The Washington Post

Cold

In the Arctic, Less Sea Ice and More Snow on Land Are Pushing Cold Extremes to Eastern North America - Inside Climate News

Drought

Desertification is turning the Earth barren – but a solution is still within reach | David R Montgomery | The Guardian

 

Drought – More Than Temperature – Governs Diversity of Life on Earth | University of Arizona News

 

South America drought: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia suffer climate change - The Washington Post

Ecology

Animals ‘shapeshifting’ in response to climate crisis, research finds | Animals | The Guardian

 

Climate Change Could Devastate Emperor Penguins, U.S. Officials Warn - The New York Times

 

One in three trees face extinction in wild, says new report - BBC News

Fires

Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, data shows | Wildfires | The Guardian

Russia forest fire damage worst since records began, says Greenpeace | Russia | The Guardian

Nighttime air in the western U.S. has turned drier, drying out fire fuels - The Washington Post

Australian bushfire smoke caused massive phytoplankton bloom in Southern Ocean | Bushfires | The Guardian

Heat

August 2021 was sixth hottest recorded August since 1880 » Yale Climate Connections

Climate change: World now sees twice as many days over 50C - BBC News

Decreasing subseasonal temperature variability in the northern extratropics attributed to human influence | Nature Geoscience

 

Enhanced hydrological cycle increases ocean heat uptake and moderates transient climate change | Nature Climate Change

 

Europe just had its warmest summer on record, EU scientists say | Reuters

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat. - The New York Times

Ice

Melting of polar ice shifting Earth itself, not just sea levels

Rapidly melting Arctic is causing chaos in world's oceans, scientists warn

Rain and floods

Spain hit with severe flooding after storm - BBC News

Emissions

Biden administration to resume drilling auctions in setback to climate agenda | Reuters

Climate change: ditch 90% of world's coal and 60% of oil and gas to limit warming to 1.5°C – experts

The Guardian view on fossil fuels: a very long way to go | Editorial | The Guardian

China’s pledge to kick the coal habit comes at a critical moment for the planet | Sam Geall | The Guardian

 

Corporations

 

Big oil’s ‘wokewashing’ is the new climate science denialism | ExxonMobil | The Guardian

Climate NGOs in Germany threaten legal action against VW, Daimler, BMW | Reuters

Opinion | Corporate America Is Lobbying for Climate Disaster - The New York Times

Opinion | Worrying About Your Carbon Footprint Is Exactly What Big Oil Wants You to Do - The New York Times

Unextractable fossil fuels in a 1.5 °C world | Nature

Fluorocarbons

Protecting the Ozone Layer Also Protects Earth's Ability to Sequester Carbon – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

 

The ozone hole over the South Pole is now bigger than Antarctica | New Scientist

 

Methane

The case for regulating downstream methane emissions from oil and gas – Analysis - IEA

 

Utility paying up to $1.8B in settlement for worst methane gas leak in US history | TheHill

Mitigation

Electric revolution set to usher in taxes for using roads | News | The Times

 

 

Albedo interventions

Geoengineering by Gernot Wagner review – a stark warning | Science and nature books | The Guardian

 

Degrowth

‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe | George Monbiot | The Guardian

Carbon taxes, trading and offsets

'Indispensible': Can the carbon offset market bolster its credibility? | BusinessGreen Feature

Clean energy

Australian billionaire sets up global green hydrogen organisation | Reuters

 

Nuclear

Energy panic ushers in ‘new nuclear age’ | News | The Sunday Times

 

 

Finance

‘Big line in the sand’: China promises no new coal-fired power projects abroad | China | The Guardian

 

Ultra-wealthy investors tout private capital as 'essential' to tackle climate change | BusinessGreen News

 

 

Negative emissions

Carbon capture

Climate crisis: do we need millions of machines sucking CO2 from the air? | Carbon capture and storage (CCS) | The Guardian

 

Farming

‘It’s not the cow, it’s the how’: why a long-time vegetarian became beef’s biggest champion | Food | The Guardian

 

Vegetation

'A game changer that will help safeguard humanity': Philanthropies pledge record $5bn for nature protection | BusinessGreen News

Can investors save the Amazon? - BBC Future

Endangered African montane forests could be a key ‘carbon store’, scientists say | Carbon Brief

 

Policy, drought and fires combine to affect biodiversity in the Amazon basin

 

Sweden’s green dilemma: can cutting down ancient trees be good for the Earth? | Trees and forests | The Guardian

 

Tree planting efforts aren’t replacing burned U.S. forests — not even close | Reuters

 

Will the Amazon Rainforest Survive? Climate Under Threat in Bolsonaro’s Brazil - Bloomberg

People

Climate Change Is Bankrupting America’s Small Towns - The New York Times

Climate Change Is Making the Middle East Literally Uninhabitable

Schoolchildren demand ‘compulsory’ climate education | The Independent

The climate crisis is destroying the human rights of those least responsible for it | Patrick Verkooijen and AK Abdul Momen | The Guardian

Climate migrants

Climate change could trigger migration of 216 million people, World Bank warns

Food

‘Out of control’ durum wheat market expected to cause pasta shortage

Climate change stokes ASEAN food supply fears: regional survey - Nikkei Asia

Climate change, trade, and global food security | SEI

Increasing risks of crop failure and water scarcity in global breadbaskets by 2030 - IOPscience

 

 

Famine

Madagascar faces one of world's first climate change famines

 

Health and safety

Biden Administration Unveils Plan to Protect Workers and Communities from Extreme Heat - Inside Climate News

 

Climate change linked to risk of viruses jumping species in the Arctic | New Scientist

 

Climate resilience efforts pose new risks for disabled people | TheHill

 

Media

A new media strategy for selling the seriousness of the climate crisis: Humor - The Washington Post

 

Greta Thunberg: ‘I really see the value of friendship. Apart from the climate, almost nothing else matters’ | Greta Thunberg | The Guardian

London protests show climate activism isn't just for the Greta Thunberg generation - The Washington Post

 

Pope Francis praises youth activists in fight to tackle climate change

World's top three Christian leaders in climate appeal ahead of U.N. summit | Reuters

 

 

 

Mental health

Anxiety and biscuits: the climate cafes popping up around the world | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

Mental health needs to evolve for climate change, experts say - The Washington Post

Politics

Climate change: Vulnerable nations call for 'emergency pact' - BBC News

Climate cooperation means climate competition for China and the US — Quartz

Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds | Climate change | The Guardian

China

China warns US poor relations could undermine progress on climate change | China | The Guardian

 

Europe

Climate tops list of global threats in EU ‘strategic foresight’ report – EURACTIV.com

 

United States

Janet Yellen faces climate test as environmentalists push for more aggressive financial action - The Washington Post

Science

Guest post: How artificial intelligence is fast becoming a key tool for climate science | Carbon Brief

Is Humanity Doomed? Science Says We Are In Middle Of A 'Mass Extinction Event'

Summations

‘Climate crisis is here’ says Biden in week of storms, floods and wildfires | Joe Biden | The Guardian

 

Climate scientist: This is a dystopian moment (Opinion) - CNN

Forget plans to lower emissions by 2050 – this is deadly procrastination | Peter Kalmus | The Guardian

 

From climate crisis to Brexit, alarmists have been proved right. It’s time to start listening | Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian

 

Opinion | Climate Disaster Preparation Is More Urgent Than Ever - The New York Times

 

Opinion | The goals we’ve set aren’t enough to stave off global warming. It’s past time to get real. - The Washington Post

 

The Answer to Climate Change Is Organizing | The New Yorker

The climate crisis has made the idea of a better future impossible to imagine | Ian Jack | The Guardian