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Climate Change News Digest for 4/29/22

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.

By Marianne Lavelle (Inside Climate News)

These tools and scorecards will help you find candidates truly committed to environmental issues. For U.S. voters who care deeply about climate change, the 2022 election results will, in a real sense, determine whether the U.S. can fulfill its pledge to be a leader in the drive to stave off the most catastrophic consequences of global warming. Candidates elected this year will steer the direction of U.S. policy in the lead-up to 2025—a significant deadline set out in this month’s IPCC report.

By Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News)

Tesla led the way in an EV sales surge that’s just getting started as the Ford F-150 Lightning arrives on the market. In a challenging few months for the auto industry, sales of electric vehicles are rising while just about every other category is falling. U.S. electric vehicle sales rose 76 percent in the first quarter, which was enough to double EVs’ share of the market to 5.2 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2021.

By Georgina Rannard (BBC News Climate & Science)

A new project has been launched to address rising climate anxiety in students at the University of East Anglia in the UK. The project aims to address taboos around climate anxiety and give students the skills to manage their feelings. The organizers say it's one of the first university projects in the UK to address the issue.

By Multiple Authors (Inside Climate News)

Humans have had an unprecedented impact on land – with vast consequences for climate change, food systems and biodiversity, a major new UN report concludes. It says that human activities have already altered 70% of the Earth’s land surface, degrading up to 40% of it. Four of the nine “planetary boundaries” – limits on how humans can safely use Earth’s resources – have already been exceeded.

By Tess McClure (The Guardian)

The New Zealand government has released new plans to try to prepare the country for the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis: sea level rise, floods, massive storms and wildfires. The proposals, released for consultation on Wednesday, outline sweeping reforms to institutions, councils and laws to try to stop people building in hazardous areas, preserve cultural treasures, improve disaster responses, protect the financial system from the shocks of future disasters, and reform key industries including tourism, fisheries and farming.

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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