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Climate Change News Digest for 8/30/23

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

By Hannah Thomas-Peter (Sky News)

In this interview, Mr. Kerry was responding to a question about a recent US Republican primary debate in which only one of the eight candidates explicitly stated that climate change is real.

By Justine Toh (The Guardian)

Philosopher Simone Weil’s life illustrates the capacity to give up the things we feel we’re owed – such as a carbon-intensive consumer-driven lifestyle. It may be impossible to live as uncompromisingly as Weil. But we need our saints, if only to be inspired by them. If we’re going to survive a changing climate, a changing world, we need all the help we can get.

By Ayesha Tandon (Carbon Brief)

Around 4% of Canada’s total forest area has burned this year. The wildfires have already doubled the previous records for burned area and carbon emissions, and the wildfire season is not over yet. There are more than 1,000 active fires nationwide, two-thirds of which are classed as out of control.

By Kate Selig and Emily Guskin (Washington Post)

A slim majority of Americans think their individual actions can reduce the effects of climate change, according to a poll. But do they know which actions are the most effective? Not quite.

By Ayesha Tandon

Spikes in temperature-related deaths during extreme summer heatwaves “will eventually become commonplace” if societies do not adapt to the dangerous impacts of extreme heat, new research finds.

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