Tag: Carbon Dioxide

Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine

Plans for a fiercely contested coal mine in northeastern Australia received a long-awaited government green light on Thursday, less than a month after conservative politicians who champion coal triumphed in national elections. An environmental permit issued by the Queensland State government cleared the way for an Indian company, the Adani Group, to start work on […]

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Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — A top financial regulator is opening a public effort to highlight the risk that climate change poses to the nation’s financial markets, setting up a clash with a president who has mocked global warming and whose administration has […]

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Even as Floods Worsen With Climate Change, Fewer People Insure Against Disaster

WASHINGTON — Despite years of devastating flooding and hurricanes, the number of Americans with flood insurance remains well below its level a decade ago, undermining the nation’s ability to cope with disasters just as climate change makes them more frequent and severe. In some of the states hardest-hit by the recent brutal flooding in the […]

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Maybe We’re Not Really Doomed After All

As the effects of a warming climate intensify and a sense of impending catastrophe grows stronger, it’s becoming easier to give in to environmental despair. Having spent the past five years studying the Arctic and traveling around Greenland, I feel the pull as well. Glaciers and sea ice are melting at an alarming rate; temperatures […]

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Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

WASHINGTON — Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, will donate $500 million to a new campaign to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas, his foundation said Thursday. The new campaign, called Beyond Carbon, is designed to help eliminate coal by focusing […]

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The Democratic Party Is Trying to Downplay Climate Change. Don’t Let It.

Now we know. The Democratic Party establishment in Washington really believes it is going to get away with running another round of presidential primaries in which the climate crisis is basically hidden in the attic. The proof came this week, when the Democratic National Committee informed one of the candidates, Jay Inslee, that it had […]

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Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Many of the world’s largest automakers joined together Thursday to tell President Trump that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken pollution standards for automobiles — threatens to hurt their profitability and produce […]

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What Biden’s Climate Plan Shows About the Democratic Field

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. ImageFormer Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. visited a solar energy installation company in Plymouth, N.H., on Tuesday. CreditBrian Snyder/Reuters Former Vice President Joseph […]

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Floods and Trump’s Trade War Create an Uncertain Year for Farmers

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Corn prices are rising as surging floodwaters and soaking rains — combined with President Trump’s trade war with China — are making it an exceptionally difficult year for farmers facing risky choices about what crops to plant, or whether to […]

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