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Climate Change News Digest for 10/28/22

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.

Chicago Institutions Just Got $25 Million to Study Local Effects of Climate Change. Here’s How They Plan to Use It

By Aydali Campa (Inside Climate News)

The Department of Energy grant represents a turning point for environmental justice communities on the South Side that disproportionately suffer from city flooding and heat waves.

Climate Plans Remain Insufficient: More Ambitious Action Needed Now

By Anonymous (UN Climate Change News)

A new report from UN Climate Change shows countries are bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward but underlines that these efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. According to the report, the combined climate pledges of 193 Parties under the Paris Agreement could put the world on track for around 2.5 degrees Celsius of warming by the end of the century.

Once Cheap, Wind and Solar Prices Are Up 34%. What’s the Outlook?

By Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News)

Renewable energy costs are rising along with those of all electricity sources—but the Inflation Reduction Act sets the stage for prices to decline again.

The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels

By Multiple Authors (The Lancet)

The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown is published as the world confronts profound and concurrent systemic shocks. Countries and health systems continue to contend with the health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a persistent fossil fuel overdependence has pushed the world into global energy and cost-of-living crises. As these crises unfold, climate change escalates unabated. Its worsening impacts are increasingly affecting the foundations of human health and wellbeing, exacerbating the vulnerability of the world's populations to concurrent health threats.

Poll: Climate Change Is a Key Issue in the Midterm Elections Among Likely Voters of Color

By Victoria St. Martin (Inside Climate News)

The results run counter to the historical belief that environmental issues were a low priority for some groups.

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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