Climate News

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 is accelerating, bringing the world ‘dangerously close to irreversible change’

Henry Fountain – New York Times, 12/5/19

“Things are getting worse,” said Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization, which on Tuesday issued its annual state of the global climate report, concluding a decade of what it called exceptional global heat. “The only solution is to get rid of fossil fuels in power production, industry and transportation,” he said…

 

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