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Can Earth's Digital Twins Help Us Navigate the Climate Crisis?

Can Earth's Digital Twins Help Us Navigate the Climate Crisis? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Powerful climate models have helped dispel any uncertainty about the scale of the climate crisis the world faces. But these models are large global simulations that can't tell us much about how climate change will impact our daily lives or how to respond at a local level.
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Climate Change Is Making Us Sicker: Lancet Report

Climate Change Is Making Us Sicker: Lancet Report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Americans are being exposed to more infectious diseases, heat waves, and wildfires due to climate change. A new report shows just how bad things are getting.
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More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions - The New York Times

More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Methane is the second-largest driver of global warming after carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists say the promised cuts could help avert the worst consequences of climate change.
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Leaked IPCC Report: Behavior Change Does (And Does Not) Matter

Leaked IPCC Report: Behavior Change Does (And Does Not) Matter | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A leaked IPCC report debates the value of personal behavioral change in fighting climate change versus reducing "demand-side" emissions.
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Tennessee flooding is made more common by climate change

Tennessee flooding is made more common by climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Though separated by nearly 1,000 miles, these two extreme weather incidents are amplified by the same phenomenon: human-caused climate change.
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These 6 countries are most likely to survive a climate change-caused societal collapse

These 6 countries are most likely to survive a climate change-caused societal collapse | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If you have ever considered your zombie apocalypse survival plan, you've almost certainly concluded that the best place to be to survive the end-of-the-world event is somewhere isolated, and preferably surrounded by water. As it turns out, science…
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Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times

Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The proposals, expected Wednesday, are likely to be more ambitious and specific than other countries’ efforts to fight climate change and may include a border tax on imports deemed to be polluting.
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Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.
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Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts | Climate change | The Guardian

Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts | Climate change | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
World faces ‘abrupt jump’ in pace of ice loss around 2060 unless emissions reduced to meet Paris agreement goals, study warns
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Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change - The New York Times

Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The two countries said they would treat global warming “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”
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Scientists formed EDGI to stop Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data

Scientists formed EDGI to stop Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
When Donald Trump was elected, scientists worried that vital information about climate change and the environment would disappear from government websites. These scientists came to the rescue, and their work isn’t over yet.
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Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change

Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US president's latest climate orders direct agencies to buy clean vehicles and electricity, and prioritize climate in national security plans.
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Trey Hill and other farmers are hoping Joe Biden will pay them to lock carbon in their soil

Among his plans for fighting climate change, President Biden wants to pay farmers to use agricultural methods that lock carbon in the soil. But can climate-friendly farming practices make a dent in global warming?
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Biden likely to head to COP26 without a final U.S. climate deal

Biden likely to head to COP26 without a final U.S. climate deal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
President Joe Biden is expected to head to Europe without an agreement on measures to combat climate change as chances dimmed that deeply divided Democrats in Congress would agree on Wednesday on a broader spending deal.
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Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York - The New York Times

Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Under a bill passed by the City Council, the mayor is required to create a plan to deal with the wide-ranging threats of climate change, from flooding to extreme heat.
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How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere

How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Direct air capture plants, which draw down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, have the potential to slow down climate change. The largest plant yet that just came online in Iceland is an important test run for the new technology.
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Floods, fires, and extreme heat: disaster pile-ups are the new norm

Floods, fires, and extreme heat: disaster pile-ups are the new norm | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Wildfires, heat, storms, and other disasters are dealing simultaneous blows to the US. Communities will have to prepare for more disaster pile-ups as climate change drives more extreme weather.
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Unchecked Climate Change Will Be Hell On Outdoor Workers

Unchecked Climate Change Will Be Hell On Outdoor Workers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new analysis forecasts the number of U.S. outdoor sector workdays and annual earnings that could be lost if the world fails to slow global warming.
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Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest

Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The administration will end large-scale logging of old-growth trees in “America’s Amazon" as part of its effort to fight global climate change.
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Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The long read: The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom
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The American West is bracing for a hot, dry and dangerous summer

The American West is bracing for a hot, dry and dangerous summer | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change has pushed the region into “megadrought” territory.
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How megacities could lead the fight against climate change

How megacities could lead the fight against climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reducing emissions in a few of the world’s most populous cities could have an outsized impact on climate change.
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Climate change: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions

Climate change: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A jet fuel made from food waste has the potential to reduce emissions from flying, scientists say.
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A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Systems are designed to handle spikes in demand, but the wild and unpredictable weather linked to global warming will very likely push grids beyond their limits.
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Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action

Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
1000 Cities Adapt Now initiative will focus on tackling water issues - from stormwater to drought – and using natural systems to protect urban areas from climate change impacts
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