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Climate Change News Digest for 3/22/23

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. New IPCC Report Shows the ‘Climate Time Bomb Is Ticking,’ Says UN Secretary General By Bob Berwyn (Inside Climate News) The latest climate science assessment warns—once again—that global warming of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius would be devastating for Earth’s people and ecosystems. How Environmentally Conscious Investing Became a Target of Conservatives By David Gelles (New York Times) The business world has been pulled into partisan politics, with Republicans bringing their battle against socially conscious investing to Congress. Republicans have launched an assault on a philosophy that says that companies should be concerned with not just profits but also how their businesses affect the environment and society. Global renewables capacity grew by 10% last year By Nina Chestney (Reuters) Global renewable energy capacity grew by 9.6% last year but needs to grow by three times the current rate to limit global warming, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said. A ‘Rocking Chair Rebellion’: Seniors Call On Banks to Dump Big Oil By Cara Buckley (New York Times) Older climate activists gathered in cities around the country for a day of action targeting banks that finance fossil fuel projects. A New White House Plan Prioritizes Using the Ocean’s Power to Fight Climate Change By Bob Berwyn (Inside Climate News) Ocean-based renewable energy could play a big role in decarbonizing the U.S., and healthier oceans can help stabilize the climate, the Ocean Climate Action Plan suggests. Humanity Is Facing a Great Injustice. The World Bank Must Respond. By The Editorial Board (New York Times) It’s one of the great injustices of this era that countries contributing negligible amounts to global carbon emissions are now feeling the most harrowing impacts of climate change. Quicker pathways to reduce transportation’s climate impact By Multiple Authors (SAE International) Fully deployed, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) could reduce transportation-related emissions to the lowest possible level. But this strategy alone does not recognize some of the limitations of BEVs, nor the advantages of other climate-friendly technologies. Expanding current policies beyond their focus on BEVs would engage more of the U.S. in the transition to lower emissions on a quicker timetable. 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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