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Climate Change News Digest for 9/27/22

Updated: Oct 5

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.


Gap to 1.5C yawns, as most governments miss UN deadline to improve climate plans

By Joe Lo (Climate Home News)

Almost all the world’s governments have failed to improve their climate plans this year, breaking a promise made at last year’s climate summit in Glasgow, UK.


MI Climate Corps will help fulfill state healthy climate plan

By Kevin Lavery (WKAR Public Media)

The state of Michigan is building a new team of volunteers to implement its long-range healthy climate plan. The Michigan Climate Corps is a new branch of the existing AmeriCorps program.


Russia and climate change dominate UN General Assembly

(Deutsche Welle)

During the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and climate change were high on the agenda amid soaring prices for energy and food. The first day of the weeklong assembly saw leaders from across the world share their concerns about the quaking international order and global challenges such as hunger and climate change, which have been exacerbated by the war's effect on inflation, and food and energy prices.


Another Culture War Front: Are Companies Too ‘Woke’ When It Comes to Climate?

By David Gelles (New York Times)

Conservatives in the U.S. have targeted firms for their environmental policies, but many companies are standing their ground.


The durable, bipartisan effects of emphasizing the cost savings of renewable energy

By Abel Gustafson, Matthew Goldberg, Parrish Bergquist, Karine Lacroix, Seth Rosenthal and Anthony Leiserowitz (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)

In this study, we tested different renewable energy messages to assess their effects on public beliefs about the benefits of renewable energy and support for renewable energy policies, and how long those effects lasted over time.


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.



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