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Climate Change News Digest for 11/15/23

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.

Report Charts Climate Change’s Growing Impact in the US, While Stressing Benefits of Action

By Marianne Lavelle, Katie Surma, Kiley Price, Nicholas Kusnetz (Inside Climate News)

The National Climate Assessment sees sea level rise of 11 inches by 2050 and says the transition to wind and solar energy must go two to 10 times faster to meet U.S. goals for reducing greenhouse gases.

Why Michigan’s Clean Energy Bill Is a Really Big Deal

By Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News)

A comparison with laws in Illinois and Minnesota shows the scope of the state’s ambition.

Voices of Youth: A climate change education law in Michigan

By Harper Horvath (Second Wave)

On Sept. 7, a bill was introduced in the Michigan State House of Representatives regarding how climate change is taught in public schools. State Rep. Julie Rogers, of Kalamazoo, introduced the bill. She said she has been passionate about climate issues since she was a child and that education at an early age is vital.

Deadliest year on record as Phoenix heat fatalities rise by 50%

By Nina Lakhani (The Guardian)

Hottest US city, buffeted by extreme temperatures, sees 579 heat-related deaths in 2023, with a large proportion among unhoused people.

Lavish Tax Credits and Trade Protections Lure Solar Firms to U.S.

By Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley (New York Times)

A combination of government policies is finally succeeding in reversing a long decline in solar manufacturing in the United States.

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