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Climate Change News Digest for 5/10/23

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. 9 Charts Explain Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Country By Leandro Vigna and Johannes Friedrich (World Resources Institute) When focusing on emissions, it’s important to consider population differences and historical contributions, alongside total emissions. That’s why examining a country’s GHG emissions relative to its population — or per capita emissions — provides a helpful perspective. We Desperately Need a New Power Grid. Here’s How to Make It Happen. By The Editorial Board (New York Times) To tap the potential of renewable energy, the United States needs to dramatically expand the electric grid between places with abundant wind and sunshine and places where people live and work. And it needs to happen fast. How the rich are driving climate change By Laura Paddison (BBC) The world's wealthiest people make a huge contribution to climate change through carbon-hungry activities. How can we reduce emissions from the rich? Living and Breathing on the Front Line of a Toxic Chemical Zone By Eric Lipton (New York Times) As the Biden administration moves to curb health threats caused by toxic chemicals, the debate hits home for families living near petrochemical plants. Danish Wind Pioneer Keeps Battling Climate Change By Stanley Reed (New York Times) Henrik Stiesdal helped design the first modern wind turbines. A thousand patents later, he’s a green tech entrepreneur rolling out new innovations. 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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