Author: Carla W

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URGE CONGRESS TO FUND EXTREME WEATHER AND COVID-19 RECOVERY

The impacts of COVID-19 will likely be exacerbated by flooding, hurricanes, wildfires and heatwaves which worsen in the summer. Federal agencies are already stretched thin, and need more funding to be able to respond to likely extreme weather events this summer. Ask your representative to fund extreme weather and COVID-19 response programs to protect communities most at risk this summer.

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A look at past and future climate change in less than a minute

E360 Digest – Yale Environment 360, 2/18/19

For visual learners: Two new videos visualize how drastically global temperatures have changed since 1900–and how they will likely continue to change up to 2100. The visualizations, created by Antti Lipponen of the Finish Meteorological Institute, depict 200 years of climate change in less than a minute…

 

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In a first, renewable energy is poised to eclipse coal in the U.S.

Brad Plumer – New York Times, 5/13/20

The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big. The U.S. is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record, despite the Trump administration’s three-year push to revive the ailing coal industry…

 

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Climate change and coronavirus: Five charts about the biggest carbon crash

Matt McGrath – 5/6/20

We’re living through the biggest carbon crash ever recorded. No war, no recession, no previous pandemic has had such a dramatic impact on emissions of CO2 over the past century as Covid-19 has in a few short months. But even though we will see a massive fall this year, the concentrations of CO2 that are in the atmosphere and warming our planet won’t stabilise until the world reaches net-zero…

 

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America’s renewable energy sources produced more electricity than coal every day for 40 days straight

Jason Murdock – Newsweek, 5/5/20

Renewable sources including solar, wind and hydropower generated more electricity than coal-based plants every single day in April, a new report says. Analysis based on data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), said the finding marks a major “milestone” in an energy transition that is now underway…

 

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