This digest provides a selection of recent news articles relating to climate change and other environmental issues. Click on the title to read the full article from its original source. The Last 8 Years Were the Hottest on Record By Henry Fountain and Mira Rojanasakul (New York Times) The eight warmest years on record have now occurred since 2014, the scientists, from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, reported, and 2016 remains the hottest year ever. 2022 Will Be Remembered as the Year the U.S. Became the World’s Largest Exporter of Liquified Natural Gas By Nicholas Kusnetz (Inside Climate News) The fossil fuel industry achieved the milestone despite the Biden administration’s ambitious climate goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions—and with the president’s full support. The four-horse race to decarbonise steel By Oliver Gordon (Energy Monitor) Steel is one of the most important – and most difficult – heavy industries to decarbonise. Four pioneering technologies are competing for the green steel crown. Extreme weather caused 18 disasters in US last year, costing $165bn By Oliver Milman (The Guardian) The US endured a particularly painful year as communities wrestled with the growing impacts of the climate crisis, with 18 major disasters wreaking havoc across the country as planet-heating emissions continued to climb. Relentless Rise of Ocean Heat Content Drives Deadly Extremes By Bob Berwyn (Inside Climate News) The heat of global warming will keep penetrating deeper into the oceans for centuries after greenhouse gas emissions cease. About the Digest: Articles included here are selected from several organizations which consolidate climate change related news from many sources around the world. These organizations include Carbon Brief and Inside Climate News. Accessing the full articles from the links provided here may sometimes not be possible due to access restrictions of the originating publications.
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