Climate Change News Digest for 9/20/22
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.
SPECIAL EVENT - Climate Week NYC 2022: Watch Live September 19 - 25
Climate Week NYC 2022, marks its fourteenth year as the biggest global climate event of its kind. Bringing together the most influential leaders in climate action from business, government, and the climate community, in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and the City of New York. Climate Week NYC creates an ambitious platform for our mission to drive climate action. Fast.
Switching to renewable energy could save trillions - study
By Jonah Fisher (BBC)
The cost of green energy like wind and solar has been falling for decades. Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn by 2050. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive. But the researchers say that going green now makes economic sense because of the falling cost of renewables.
Americans are convinced climate action is unpopular. They’re very, very wrong.
By Kate Yoder (Grist)
Support for climate policies is double what most people think, a new study found.
New Documents Unveiled in Congressional Hearings Show Oil Companies Are Slow-Rolling and Overselling Climate Initiatives, Democrats Say
By Nicholas Kusnetz (Inside Climate News)
Congressional Democrats presented fresh evidence Thursday which they say proves that oil companies are continuing to mislead the public on climate change and undercut global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans counter that Democrats are waging “war on America’s energy producers.“
What I Saw as the Country’s First National Climate Adviser
By Gina McCarthy (New York Times)
Over the past 20 months as America’s first-ever national climate adviser, I have witnessed a paradigm shift: The private sector no longer sees climate action as a source of job losses, but rather as an opportunity for job creation and economic revitalization.
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.