Climate Change

Brad Plumer and Elena Shao
A woman tried to shield herself from the sun in Beijing, where temperatures reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday.Credit...Andy Wong/Associated Press

July 6, 2023

From north to south, temperatures are surging as greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere and combine with effects from El Niño.

The past three days were quite likely the hottest in Earth’s modern history, scientists said on Thursday, as an astonishing surge of heat across the globe continued to shatter temperature records from North America to Antarctica.

Oliver Milman
A new database of fossil fuel lobbyists shows how they represent clients with contradictory aims. Illustration: Javier Palma/The Guardian

July 5, 2023

Exclusive: new database shows 1,500 US lobbyists working for fossil-fuel firms while representing universities and green groups

More than 1,500 lobbyists in the US are working on behalf of fossil-fuel companies while at the same time representing hundreds of liberal-run cities, universities, technology companies and environmental groups that say they are tackling the climate crisis, the Guardian can reveal.

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
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Attached below this article is a table of how soon the known global reserves of a number of key minerals/elements will be completely depleted at the current rate of exploitation. 

June 27, 2023

The Canadian government must take the lead in protecting Canadians from an inevitable “terminal decline” of the global oil and gas sector, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) concludes in a detailed analysis released yesterday.

Cloe Logan
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault at the launch of the National Adaptation Strategy. Photo by Cloe Logan

June 27th 2023

As Canada experiences its worst wildfire season on record and unusually hot weather is predicted for the duration of the summer, the health impacts of a warmer planet are top of mind. On Tuesday, the federal government released its final climate adaptation strategy to address those concerns in tandem with provinces, territories and national Indigenous organizations, all of which are on board with the plan.

Arielle Samuelson
A heat dome is broiling Texas and putting the state’s power grid to the test. Source: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

June 29, 2023

Renewables are the only reason Texas' power grid hasn't failed during this month's punishing heat wave, a grid expert tells HEATED

As a Californian who’s been through extreme heat waves, I’ve felt a lot of empathy this week for Texas, which is suffering its third week under a deadly heat dome pushing temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius). 


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