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Climate Change News Digest for 1/18/23

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.

Biden Administration Moves to Tighten Limits on Deadly Air Pollution

By Coral Davenport (New York Times)

A new rule would, for the first time in a decade, reduce emissions of soot that disproportionately harm communities of color.

Report aims to prepare Great Lakes states for effects of climate change

By Lester Graham (Bridge Magazine)

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has issued a plan to better prepare the Great Lakes basin for a changing climate.

John Kerry backs UAE appointment of oil chief to oversee UN climate talks

By Associated Press (The Guardian)

US climate envoy John Kerry backs the United Arab Emirates’ decision to appoint the CEO of a state-run oil company to preside over the upcoming UN climate negotiations, citing his work on renewable energy projects. Activists equate pick to asking ‘arms dealers to lead peace talks’

Exxon made ‘breathtakingly’ accurate climate predictions in 1970s and 80s

By Oliver Milman (The Guardian)

The oil giant Exxon privately “predicted global warming correctly and skilfully” only to then spend decades publicly rubbishing such science in order to protect its core business, new research has found.

Has Climate Change Blinded Us to the Biodiversity Crisis?

By David Wallace-Wells (New York Times)

The problem is that warming is just one of the many ways that human civilization is stripping the planet of its biological complexity.

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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