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 July 2023 is set to be world’s hottest month in ‘hundreds, if not thousands, of years’ By Stuti Mishra (The Independent) July 2023 is set to be the world’s hottest month in “hundreds, if not thousands, of years,” a top Nasa scientist has warned amid scorching global heatwaves driven by climate crisis sweeping the Earth. Grid rewiring: An answer for Biden’s climate goals? By Peter Behr (E&E News) The search for clean energy solutions has led to a strategy that dodges permitting problems, saves money and could bring large amounts of renewables online. The concept, called advanced reconductoring, restrings existing high-voltage towers with new cables employing state-of-the-art carbon fiber or aluminum alloy materials. Why aren’t we more scared of the climate crisis? It’s complicated By Maggie Mertens (The Guardian) Despite extreme heat and weather in the US, most Americans aren’t cowering in fear. There’s a psychological reason for it Climate change: Which countries will foot the bill? By Kate Abnett and Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) As the costs of climate change rack up, a debate is surging among governments: who should pay? The question has been in the spotlight amid this week's climate talks between the U.S. and China, where the world's two biggest economies tried to find ways to work together on issues ranging from renewable energy deployment to climate finance ahead of this year's U.N. climate summit in Dubai. Big oil quietly walks back on climate pledges as global heat records tumble By Dharna Noor (The Guardian) Energy firms have made record profits by increasing production of oil and gas, far from their promises of rolling back emissions Concerned about the Climate Crisis? - Learn what you can do: 10 ways you can help fight the climate crisis. For more news regarding the climate crisis, see Carbon Brief and Inside Climate News.
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