The News for Wednesday 4th of July 2018
"Increased risk from vulnerability to climate change is increasing the cost of capital and is projected to cause an additional USD 168 billion of debt payments over the next ten years among the most climate change vulnerable countries, according to new research..."
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World Resources Institute
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"UK-based researchers found last year that burning wood is a “disaster” for climate change because older trees release large amounts of carbon when they are burned and aren’t always replaced with replanted forests."
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Yale Climate Connections
"Gavin Mudd... says mining a ton of gold emits a lot more carbon pollution than mining other metals, like iron, because there’s so little gold in the rock. It requires so much energy that producing a single ounce can emit a thousand pounds of carbon pollution. "
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"Executives from natural gas companies call their increasingly cheap and plentiful fuel the world’s best answer to climate change: it produces about half the carbon dioxide of coal when burned in a power plant and it can fuel trucks, trains and ships."
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Headline #5 photo: By Agnico-Eagle - Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, CC0,
Headline #6 photo: By Swinsto101 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons