The US has a long way to go to make up for its part in the climate crisis

The US plans to officially ratchet up its climate commitments going into Earth Day tomorrow, but many advocates are skeptical that it will be ambitious enough to balance out the nation’s inordinate role in creating the climate crisis. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/22396522/us-climate-change-commitment-paris-agreement-joe-biden

Apple launches $200 million fund for climate change

Apple has created a $200 million fund to invest in forestry projects to help remove carbon from the atmosphere while also generating financial returns for its investors, the company said Thursday. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/15/22385552/apple-200-million-fund-climate-change-environment

The US officially rejoins the Paris climate change agreement

The US officially rejoins the Paris climate change agreement

One of the first things President Biden did after his inauguration was to sign an executive order saying the US will rejoin the Paris Agreement. Today, that move is official. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken posted a tweet saying the US “is once again a Party to the Paris Agreement.

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Biden’s First Climate Actions Include Rejoining Paris Agreement

Biden’s First Climate Actions Include Rejoining Paris Agreement

Joe Biden will spend his first hours as president trying to obliterate much of the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda, restore public land protections and reestablish the United States as a global leader on climate change policy.

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Earth Hasn’t Warmed This Fast in Tens of Millions of Years

Earth Hasn’t Warmed This Fast in Tens of Millions of Years

Scientists just completed one of the most comprehensive investigations of Earth’s climate history—and the findings aren’t favorable. They found that the planet could eventually warm to levels it hasn’t reached in at least 34 million years.

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Minneapolis Launched a Groundbreaking Climate Plan, But Left Minorities Out

Minneapolis Launched a Groundbreaking Climate Plan, But Left Minorities Out
MINNEAPOLIS—Seven years ago, this city leapt to the front of the urban climate movement when it adopted an action plan for global warming. Hailed by environmentalists, the plan—one of the first passed by a major U.S.
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Torrent Breaks Michigan Dam and Reveals Climate Risks

Torrent Breaks Michigan Dam and Reveals Climate Risks
Catastrophic flooding in Michigan yesterday was a harbinger of climate change as Rust Belt cities are thrust into the crosshairs of intensifying disasters, experts say. The dangers of extreme weather, like the deluge in Midland, are rising in frequency and intensity across the Midwest.
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Climate Science Deniers Turn to Attacking Coronavirus Models

Climate Science Deniers Turn to Attacking Coronavirus Models
A vocal set of conservative critics have increased their attacks recently on the data modeling behind the novel coronavirus response, and they claim—despite scientific evidence to the contrary—that the flaws also prove the limits of climate change forecasts.
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