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Climate Change News Digest for 7/19/23

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

Heat Waves Grip 3 Continents as Climate Change Warms Earth

By Alan Yuhas (New York Times)

Across North America, Europe and Asia, hundreds of millions of people endured blistering conditions. The U.S. special envoy for climate change called it “a threat to all of humankind.”

DTE Energy Settlement Is an Important Victory but the Michigan Legislature Must Go Further

Sierra Club, Michigan Chapter

This settlement agreement secured a faster retirement date for the nation’s third largest climate polluter, the DTE Monroe Coal Plant, and new commitments to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Michigan.

As heat records break, the climate movement has the right answers – but the words are all wrong

By Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian)

The fossil fuel industry has spent billions on winning over the public. Green activists must learn from its tactics

Good news for climate comes from the world’s greatest user of coal

By Hannah Ritchie (Washington Post)

In a season of record temperatures, fires and floods, there’s a glimmer of hope that averting the worst of climate change might still be possible. China, the world’s top carbon emitter and greatest user of coal, is rolling out renewables at breakneck speed.

The arrival of the Anthropocene is our final warning on climate

By Camilla Cavendish (Financial Times)

We have instigated a sixth mass extinction of other species, changed the biosphere and altered ocean chemistry

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