Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires

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Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest.
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Big names begin bipartisan push to build support for carbon cuts

John Kerry and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, are unveiling a new group to fight global warming.
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Xcel sees financial payoff in wind-power development

The case the industry makes — renewables are cheap enough, and getting cheaper — is getting clearer in the latest numbers.
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Six inexpensive things cities can do to become more sustainable

Ensia is a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. Published by the Institute on the Environment.
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Russia’s Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.
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Climate change is worsening, but at least politicians are finally talking about it

The post Climate change is worsening, but at least politicians are finally talking about it appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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South Korea to Shut Down a Quarter of Its Coal-Fired Plants to Reduce Air Pollution

South Korea will close up to a quarter of its coal-fired plants for the winter months to tamp down on air pollution that the country declared a "social disaster" after several cities experienced record high…
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Putting parties’ climate pledges to a proper test | Letters

Researchers including Prof Rick Stafford assess the environmental policies of Labour, the Tories, the Lib Dems and the Greens; Caroline Lucas hails her party’s Green New Deal; and Tony Jones says a national policy against…
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Boris Johnson’s absence said it all | Letters

Readers take the prime minister to task for ducking out of the party leaders’ debate on the climate crisisMichael Gove, interviewed by a Channel 4 journalist, said he should be allowed to replace Johnson at…
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Volcanologist Yves Moussallam Honored With Rolex Award for Enterprise

He treks to remote volcanoes to measure their gas and aerosol emissions, in order to improve climate change predictions.
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