Monday, December 14, 2020
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Monday, December 14, 2020

It's 43 degrees in Bee Spring today. Here's the news—

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E.U. Agrees to Slash Carbon Emissions by 2030

Monika Pronczuk, New York Times (Tweet)

The agreement calls for European Union countries to cut their collective greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent from 1990 levels, a more substantial reduction than previously proposed.

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Where We Stand on Climate

Bill McKibben, New Yorker (Tweet)

The implacable rise of the oceans is accelerating, and some of the most important physical systems on the planet seem at tipping points.

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Morale Down, Federal Workforce Gets Ready For A New Boss

Brian Naylor, NPR (Tweet)

The federal workforce has often been pilloried by President Trump, but still there are far more applicants than there are federal jobs.

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Wall Street and the Fed are now a major front in the climate policy wars

Ben Geman, Axios (Tweet)

Another political battle is brewing over how financial regulators and banks deal with the risks of climate change.Driving the news: Nearly 50 GOP House members this week fired a shot across the Federal Reserve's bow as the central bank increases its focus on …

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The Paris climate pact is 5 years old. 5 youth activists share their hopes for what’s next.

Jariel Arvin, Vox (Tweet)

“The only thing that is missing is the actual will to do something, to change for the better.”

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U.K. to Halt Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

Stephen Castle, New York Times (Tweet)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been positioning himself as a leader in fighting global warming, an area where he can make common cause with President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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China, in a Nudge to U.S., Makes a New Promise to Tackle Global Warming

Somini Sengupta, New York Times (Tweet)

Speaking at an online summit on the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Xi Jinping said that China would reduce its carbon intensity by over 65 percent by 2030.

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Australia’s severe 2019-20 wildfires acted like a volcanic eruption, slightly cooling the globe

Maddie Stone, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Towering plumes of wildfire smoke from Australia's wildfires in January sent particles into the stratosphere that are still detectable today.

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EU leaders agree to deeper cuts to greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Jariel Arvin, Vox (Tweet)

The plan confirms Europe’s status as a global leader on climate change. To reach