Climate Change News Digest for 4/1/22
Updated: Oct 5, 2022
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.
Incredible before and after photos show just how much this critical reservoir has dried up
By Angela Fritz and Rachel Ramirez (CNN)
The second-largest man-made reservoir in the country has dropped to unthinkable lows amid the West's climate change-driven megadrought. Not only is Lake Powell's water level plummeting because of drought, its total capacity is shrinking, too. At around 24% full, Lake Powell is at its lowest level since 1963, when the Glen Canyon Dam was built and the reservoir was filled.
Greta Thunberg to publish a ‘go-to source’ book on the climate crisis
By Lucy Knight (The Guardian)
Greta Thunberg is releasing a new book this autumn, which aims to offer a “global overview of how the planet’s many crises connect”. It will include contributions from scientist Katharine Hayhoe, economist Thomas Piketty and novelist Margaret Atwood. “I have decided to use my platform to create a book based on the current best available science – a book that covers the climate, ecological and sustainability crises holistically, because the climate crisis is, of course, only a symptom of a much larger sustainability crisis.”, Thunberg said.
Canadian ex-minister Catherine McKenna named to head UN greenwash watchdog
By Joe Lo (Climate Home News)
The group will promote real emissions reductions among cities, regions and businesses, rather than over-reliance on carbon offsets or carbon removal technology. The UN has tasked a high-profile committee with drawing up standards so that businesses and sub-national governments “walk the talk on their net zero promises”.
US Battery Storage Soared in 2021, Including These Three Monster Projects
By Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News)
Battery storage is quickly moving from the margins to near the center of the U.S. energy system. The storage industry continues rapid growth despite rising costs. California leads the way.
Complex Models Now Gauge the Impact of Climate Change on Global Food Production. The Results Are ‘Alarming’
By Georgina Gustin (Inside Climate News)
Climate change is a "threat multiplier," making hunger emergencies worse. Advanced modeling shows that crop yields could plummet, faster than expected. Inside dozens of bankers boxes, stacked high in a storage locker in New York City, Cynthia Rosenzweig has stashed the work of decades: Legal pads covered in blue-inked cursive with doodles in the margins, file folders marked “potato,” graph paper with notations of rainfall in Nebraska and Kansas.
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.