Climate Change News Digest for 6/10/22
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.
Novel new study offers hope for climate success and a key role for Citizens’ Climate Lobby
By Dana Nuccitelli (Citizens’ Climate Lobby)
Climate research can tend to be discouraging, with extreme weather impacts becoming increasingly severe and governments generally being too slow to act. But a recent study offers a glimmer of hope that we might successfully address the climate crisis. It also underscores why Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers should resist the temptation to let near-term setbacks or delays knock us off course. They shoul neither despair nor panic, but to remain persistent and focused.
Trump Policies Sent U.S. Tumbling in a Climate Ranking
By Maggie Astor (New York Times)
A new report from researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities shows that the United States’ environmental performance has tumbled in relation to other countries — a reflection of the fact that, while the United States squandered nearly half a decade, many of its peers moved deliberately. The Environmental Performance Index, published every two years by researchers at Yale and Columbia, found only Denmark and Britain on sustainable paths to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Biden Administration to Set Rules of the Road for Charging Electric Vehicles
By Lisa Friedman (New York Times)
Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be positioned along Interstates every 50 miles, be able to recharge cars quickly and be located no more than a mile from a major highway, according to new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday.
Reducing material use could cut emissions from cars and homes by at least a third
By Edgar Hertwichand Stefan Pauliuk (Carbon Brief)
Producing the steel, concrete and other materials that go into our cars and homes accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gases, so using these things more efficiently has significant potential for emissions cuts.
Millions Across the Southwest Face Weekend Heat Alerts
By Derrick Bryson Taylor (New York Times)
Dangerous and potentially deadly heat will settle over the Southwestern United States through much of the weekend, with temperatures in some locations expected to break records and exceed 100 degrees.
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.