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Climate Change News Digest for 1/25/23

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. Six Environmental Justice Policy Fights to Watch in 2023 By Kristoffer Tigue, Aydali Campa, Darreonna Davis (Inside Climate News) These are the issues competing for priority this year as $60 billion earmarked in the Inflation Reduction Act for environmental justice efforts begins to flow into U.S. communities. Big winners from Biden's climate law: Republicans who voted against it By Kelsey Tamborrino and Josh Siegel (Politico) They didn't vote for it, they don't like it and they're working to undermine it — but Republicans are reaping the benefits of Democrats' climate law. What Will ‘Weather Whiplash’ Mean for California? By Farhad Manjoo (New York Times) What happens after a century of irrigation when the weather changes, as it is doing now? Experts say that climate change is exacerbating “weather whiplash” in California, which will increasingly suffer years of prolonged, extreme aridity followed by great gushers of precipitation. Canada's energy jobs transition bill sparks discord in oil heartland By Nia Williams and Steve Scherer (Reuters) In Canada's western oil patch, controversy is raging over federal government legislation intended to help the fossil fuel labor force transition to a greener economy, but union and community leaders are warning that politicization of the Just Transition bill obscures the needs of workers. ‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world By Damian Carrington (The Guardian) Wind, water and solar can provide plentiful and cheap power, Jacobson argues, ending the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis, slashing deadly air pollution and ensuring energy security. Carbon capture and storage, biofuels, new nuclear and other technologies are expensive wastes of time, Jacobson argues. 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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