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Climate Change News Digest for 2/15/23

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. Electric Vehicles Could Match Gasoline Cars on Price This Year By Jack Ewing (New York Times) Competition, government incentives and falling raw material prices are making battery-powered cars more affordable sooner than expected. Greta Thunberg: ‘The World Is Getting More Grim by the Day’ By David Wallace-Wells (New York Times) I spoke with Thunberg about why she believes it is now a trickier time to be a climate activist than when she began, why it’s no longer sufficient to listen to the scientists, the necessity of systems change and whether she still believes in the basic goodness of people. Renewables will be world’s top electricity source within three years By Simon Evans (Carbon Brief) Renewables will cover almost all of global electricity demand growth out to 2025, becoming the world’s top source of electricity within three years. What climate law? Voters clueless about Biden's top achievement By Zack Colman (Politico) President Joe Biden and his team are fanning out across the country to tout the climate-change-fighting, job-creating, money-saving benefits coming from Democrats’ landmark Inflation Reduction Act. The problem? Most Americans have probably heard more about Republican complaints that Biden is coming for their gas stoves. Climate change crisis goes critical Editorial (The Lancet Respiratory Medicine) Climate change is the biggest threat to global public health in the 21st century. From the increase in death and illness due to severe weather to worsening air quality, changing patterns of infection, and disruption to food supplies, the health effects of climate change are far reaching. 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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