Sept. 23, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Fire almost out, inhospitable 'moonscapes' remain

Quick Climate Links: Fire almost out, inhospitable 'moonscapes' remain

The Dixie fire is almost out, but its inhospitable ‘moonscapes’ remain” (pictured);

The Guardian is a regular and reliable source of climate associated news and today we list six stories from the newspaper.

Those six stories from The Guardian are:

Australia and US aiming for ‘same place’ on climate, Morrison insists after Biden meeting”;

One in five carbon credits under Australia’s main climate policy are ‘junk’ cuts, research finds”;

Former Nationals leader Michael McCormack warns a flat ‘no’ on net zero could threaten trade”;

Liberal MPs need more than tepid climate signalling to overcome Joyce and Canavan’s coal cosplay”;

“Johnson says he has changed his mind on the climate – but he’s still dragging his feet”;

Registrations now open for the “Australian Walking and Cycling Conference”;

The National says: “We Should Shame Frequent Fliers”;

We have two stories from RenewEconomy:

China delivers “killer blow” to coal as Morrison courts Joe Biden”;

Australia’s energy superpower status at risk with grid congestion reforms”;

And from One Step Off the Grid: “Energy efficiency showdown looms, as Victoria slams “skewed” federal report”;

From The Driven: “September 22 is world car free day, so what’s happening in Australia?”;

Writing in The Sydney Morning Herald, David Crowes tells readers: “Clear majority of Australians want net zero emissions by 2050”;

Two stories from Yale Climate Connections: 

Miami psychiatrist helps people cope with mental health toll of extreme weather “;

Electric cars can cost 40% less to maintain than gasoline cars”;

From AP News: “UN climate talks: Faint progress on money, none on pollution”;

From the Climate Council: “What doe the IPCC’s latest report mean?”;

From The Melbourne Age: “China’s exit from offshore coal is at once momentous and insufficient”;

Three stories from The New York Times:

Biden vows to double aid on climate change, one of the key issues facing leaders”;

In a First, Washington Will Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers”;

China Pledges to Stop Building Coal-Burning Power Plants Abroad”;

And from National Geographic: “How Earth's tides may be linked to the rise of life as we know it”;

The Conversation gives us two stories: 

Greenwashing: corporate tree planting generates goodwill but may sometimes harm the planet”;

Pornhub has planted a few more trees, but don’t pretend it’s being responsible”;

From Inside Climate News: “China Just Entered a Major International Climate Agreement. Now Comes the Hard Part”;

From the BBC: “COP 26: How much is the developing world getting to fight climate change?”;

And from Medium:

How climate changed my life”;

Why New Carbon Capture Technologies Are Guaranteed Game-Changers”:

From ABC Radio:

As world leaders call for ambitious action on climate change, is Australia being left behind?”;

Xi Jinping announces end to overseas coal power funding - The Backstory with Matt Bevan”:

Miki Perkins writes in The Melbourne Age: “Coal power generators, EPA taken to court over climate pollution”;

Nick O’Malley writes in the same publication: “UN climate official warns low ambition is costing Australian growth”;

And finally, Melbourne Age business columnist, Elizabeth Knight, writes about: “Environmental showstopper: AGL has its Greta Thunberg moment”.

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