Trump’s unintended legacy: A fiery climate resistance

trumps unintended legacy a fiery climate resistance - Trump’s unintended legacy: A fiery climate resistance
trumps unintended legacy a fiery climate resistance - Trump’s unintended legacy: A fiery climate resistance

When President Donald Trump moved into the White House in early 2017, those worried about the quickening pace of climate change had every right to be terrified. After all, on the campaign trail, Trump had hollered about pulling out of the Paris climate agreement and reviving the coal industry, as well as banning Muslims from entering the United States and “locking up” Hillary Clinton.

It wasn’t just bluster. Trump tried to do all of that, and much more. The former reality TV star and real estate mogul, with his thumb hovering over the “Tweet” button, presided over a frenetic presidential term marked by impeachments, walls, and travel bans — four years that were as poisonous for the country as they were for the climate.…

Biden to ‘hit ground running’ as he rejoins Paris climate accords

President-elect to block Keystone XL pipeline among other swift environmental moves – but challenges lie ahead

Joe Biden is set for a flurry of action to combat the climate crisis on his first day as US president by immediately rejoining the Paris climate agreement and blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, although experts have warned lengthier, and harder, environmental battles lie ahead in his presidency.

In a series of plans drawn up by Biden’s incoming administration for his first day in office, the new president will take the resonant step of bringing the US back into the Paris climate accords, an international agreement to curb dangerous global heating that Donald Trump exited.…

Ways You Can Use Solar Power To Heat Your Water

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You have probably heard green energy technologies mentioned, but you are not quite sure what it all means.This is the best place to learn more about green energy’s benefits. Read this article to learn how you can use green energy in your home green.In order to conserve energy, try keeping the windows shaded from the sunlight. Additionally, curtains and blinds can enhance the energy-saving effect you achieve. Less heat will be allowed in, and your summer air conditioner costs will be greatly reduced with just these two simply steps Not only does this conserve energy, but it lowers your utility bills.Simply…

New Study: Coral Bleaching ‘Repeatedly Occurred’ Throughout The Warmer-Than-Today Mid-Holocene

Mid-Holocene South China Sea maximum temperatures were ~3.5°C warmer (33.5°C vs. today’s 29.9°C) about 5000 yrs ago, when corals experienced an “optimum coral growth period”. There were “numerous coral bleaching episodes” even when temperatures weren’t as high, as coral bleaching is naturally occurring.

Key points from a  new study (Wang et al., 2021) that throws cold water on the claims that modern coral bleaching is unprecedented, unusual, or unnatural.

• “Compared with the average Sr/Ca-SST of the 1990s, the Sr/Ca-SST between 6800 and 5000 B.P. was 0.9°C–0.5°C higher.”

• “A warmer climate makes the mid-Holocene an optimum coral growth period when corals grew abundantly (Clark et al.,

Reducing Tax Bills By Going Green

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reducing tax bills by going green - Reducing Tax Bills By Going Green

It can be simpler than you thought to cut down on the resources your home. Get a few ideas on how you can do this by checking out the tips in this article.

When creating lightning outdoors for a garden path or patio, consider using solar-powered lamps. Not only are these lamps cheap, but they only need power from the sun. This will end up saving you a lot of energy. You also won’t have to spend time wiring your outdoor lights.

Shading your windows from direct sunlight whelps to save energy. You can do this by putting blinds or curtains in.…

Jennifer Mills on how pandemic solidarity can help us tackle climate change and inequality

Author Jennifer Mills reflects on how the idea of breath ties together the three crises of 2020: the climate crisis, racial injustice and the pandemic. She compares Australia’s ‘gas-led recovery’ plan to Europe’s willingness to embrace solutions to the climate emergency as part of its economic recovery

This interview with Jennifer Mills is based on an essay she has written for the Fire, Flood and Plague anthology series. You can read it here or buy it in an anthology published by Penguin Random House.

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Proof Of Warmer Earlier Climate! Swiss Geologist Studies 10,800-Year Old Tree Trunk Under Alps Glacier

Previously hidden under a Swiss glacier, a 10,800-year old tree trunk was discovered and tells us the Alps were much warmer in the early Holocene than today.

Online SRF Swiss Broadccasting recently reported on a fascinating find in the Swiss Alps: a more than 10,000 year old tree trunk that had been until recently buried under the Morteratsch Glacier.

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University of Bern Professor Emeritus Christian Schlüchter says 10,800 year old larch tree trunk found under glacier Alps means it had to be warmer 10,800 years ago than today. Image: cropped from EIKE.

In 2018 renowned Swiss geologist Christian Schlüchter received a tip from the local forester of the exciting find that had been revealed by the retreating Morteratsch glacier.…

More than 50 countries commit to protecting 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

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more than 50 countries commit to protecting 30 of earths land and oceans - More than 50 countries commit to protecting 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

A coalition of more than 50 countries has committed to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030 to halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife.

The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, which includes the U.K. and countries from six continents, made the pledge to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and oceans before the One Planet summit in Paris on Monday, hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

Scientists have said human activities are driving the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, and agricultural production, mining, and pollution are threatening the healthy functioning of life-sustaining ecosystems crucial to human civilization.…

Green Energy Information Everybody Needs To Know

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green energy information everybody needs to know - Green Energy Information Everybody Needs To Know

You have probably heard green energy technologies mentioned, and you are not sure of what they are talking about. This article will tell you about green energy’s benefits. Read this article to learn more about green energy in your home.

When you’re coming up with a design for your outdoor lighting project, think about getting lamps that are solar powered. They don’t use any energy other than solar energy and they are cost effective. This will save significant energy. It also ensures that there is no need to wire lights outdoor.

Simply cutting back on the amount of electricity you use on a daily basis can save lots of energy.…