Oct. 1, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Raising climate crisis alarm, cutting methane, dirtiest coal plants, climate emegency declared

Quick Climate Links: Raising climate crisis alarm, cutting methane, dirtiest coal plants, climate emegency declared

We open today's Quick Climate Links with a story about Swedish teenage activist, Greta Thunberg (pictured).

The first story we link to tells readers that “Greta Thunberg has spent three years raising the climate crisis alarm” and her mission could end up saving the world.

A second story from The Guardian says: “Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests”;

A third story from The Guardian: “UK’s home gas boilers emit twice as much CO2 as all power stations – study”;

From Vice we hear: “Joe Manchin Makes $500K a Year From One of the Dirtiest Coal Plants in West Virginia.”

And from Lighter Footprints we hear: “Boroondara has just passed a Climate Emergency Declaration!”;

Two stories from RenewEconomy: 

Taylor and Pitt pour another $250m into CCS projects that may not be complete until 2031”;

Battery storage charges up for big switch to 5-minute settlements”;

From The Driven we have two stories:

First Cupra Borns roll off production line at VW’s Zwickau plant”;

I liked the electric Harley Livewire so much I bought one”;

And from the University of Melbourne’s Pursuit we read: “The impact of air pollution on life expectancy”;

Propublica sends readers: “Postcard From Thermal: Surviving the Climate Gap in Eastern Coachella Valley”;

CNBC carries the story: “Climate psychologist says neither gloom-and-doom nor extreme solution-obsessed optimism is the best way to discuss climate change productively”;

From Impact Insight Technologies it’s: “Kardinia Energy: ‘Printing’ the world’s first sustainable source of energy generation”;

Deep Green Profit alerts readers to: “Sustainability for business growth and profit”;

From The Melbourne Age readers learn about: “On the frontline of global warming, south-east Asia’s dawdling jeopardises net zero”;

Now it’s two stories from Yale Climate Connections: 

Should ‘ecocide’ become an international crime?”;

Reducing healthcare sector’s greenhouse gas emissions”;

From Global Optimism: “A Rapidly Melting Glacier & a Mixed Bag of Emotions: What to Do Next”;

The American Psychiatric Association updates readers: “Climate Change and Mental Health Connections”;

An article from the United Nations explains: “Climate Commitments Not On Track to Meet Paris Agreement Goals” as NDC Synthesis Report is Published”;

From Newsroom we learn: “Cutting peak winter power use by 75 per cent”;

From The Hill: “Deportations of Haitians spark concerns over environmental refugees”;

The Post Carbon Institute says: “The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change”;

A second story from The post Carbon Institute alerts readers to: “YOUTH RISING: The Next Generation of Climate Leaders and How We Can Help”;

From the Albury/Wodonga ECOportal readers hear about a special event: “What about heat pumps? Guest Speaker James Bramwell, SusVIC, ACF Community Albury Wodonga Region”;

And finally, coming up next week is the second part of two-part event from Conversation at the Crossroads considering “Australia’s Energy Future”.

Enjoy “Music for a Warming World”.

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