It will help reduce carbon emissions while sustaining growth in economic structure 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Recommended Stories Climate change also a security and economic issue: Sherry RehmanEmphasises on enhancing climate literacy to work towards a better environmentRevolutionary steps required to prevent climate change impact: BARCDG Hanan says must convince farmers to adopt modern agriculture techniquesPedalling towards climate change action in IslamabadDocumentary screened to highlight the impact of changing weather patterns … [Read more...] about Technology can mitigate impact of climate change
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By Peter Fimrite Published 1:50 pm PST, Friday, November 23, 2018 (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 11, 2018, flames from the Camp fire burn near a home atop a ridge near Big Bend, California. - Climate change is already hurting the US and global economies and its effects will get worse unless more drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major US government report warned on Friday, November 23, 2018. "Without substantial and sustained global mitigation and regional adaptation efforts, climate change is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century," said the latest edition of the National Climate Assessment. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 11, 2018, flames from the Camp fire burn near a home atop a ridge near Big Bend, California. - Climate change is already hurting the US and global … [Read more...] about New federal report on climate change paints bleak picture for economy and environment
Dana Varinsky, provided by Published 1:18 pm CST, Friday, November 23, 2018 Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool A new report analyzes the impacts climate change is having in the US now, and what the country could look like by 2100. The findings are dire, predicting severe sea-level rise, more insect-borne disease, and big increases in precipitation. The report is mandated by a 1990 law, and some experts believe the Trump administration's decision to release it on Black Friday was an attempt to hide these stark realities. On Black Friday, as many Americans were shopping or spending time with family, the Trump administration published a major report on climate change. The study, called the National Climate Assessment, is the fourth in an ongoing series mandated by a 1990 law. It looks at how climate change is affecting the US now and what the country might look like by the end of the century. The findings are dire. The researchers found that … [Read more...] about The Trump administration released a dire new report on climate change that predicts hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses
A year ago, Royal Dutch Shell, now the largest oil company in the world, acquired NewMotion, a company with thousands of electric car charging points throughout Europe. A month later, Shell started installing fast chargers at some of its largest gas stations. In late October, the company started installing ultrafast chargers that can fully charge the newest electric cars in 10 minutes. It’s one small piece of a company in transition as it grapples with how to address climate change. “If you want to be a long-term relevant company that is on the right side of history, you have to be involved in this discussion, because it’s the most important discussion of our time,” CEO Ben van Beurden tells Fast Company. By 2035, Shell plans to cut its carbon footprint 25%, and 50% by 2050–including the emissions not only from its own operations but from customers using its products. The cuts are in line with the company’s “Sky scenario,” a vision … [Read more...] about Is it possible for an oil company to help fight climate change?
It’s become part of climate-change lore: Just weeks after Donald Trump won election in 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown took to the stage during a conference in San Francisco and proclaimed that “California will launch its own damn satellites” to track climate change if the new president continued to deny its existence. At first, people laughed in recognition. While previously serving as governor of California from 1975 to 1983, Brown earned the nickname “Governor Moonbeam,” a jab at both his idealism and his enthusiasm for, yes, launching a satellite into space to track the state of our planet. But this time around, Brown’s outer-space ambition felt not only more realistic but also the exact brand of defiance that people were craving after the shock of Trump’s victory. And this year, Brown doubled down on his promise at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, saying that California will indeed launch an emissions-tracking … [Read more...] about How to tackle climate change, even without the help of the White House