The oil and gas industry is using Louisiana’s climate task force to push carbon capture

Smokestacks and rigging glow with lights in the night at the Baton Rouge oil refinery in Louisiana.

The state’s unwavering support of the oil, gas, and chemical industries has made it difficult to reduce emissions, fund coastal restoration, or address extreme weather.

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Climate change literacy in Africa

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 07 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01171-x

Climate literacy—awareness of climate change and understanding that humans are responsible—is necessary for adaptation and mitigation. Levels of climate literacy across Africa are highly variable, with positive predictors of literacy identified, suggesting areas to target for increasing climate change literacy.

Trade-linked shipping CO2 emissions

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 07 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01176-6

More than 80% of trade by volume occurs via maritime shipping, with growing pressure to reduce associated GHG emissions. The top 10 single-direction trade pairs account for nearly 20% of emissions; optimizing trade patterns could reduce emissions by 38% of current totals.

Misplaced expectations from climate disclosure initiatives

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 07 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01174-8

Disclosure of climate risk to investments was expected to drive divestment from high-carbon assets. This Perspective considers the limitations of transparency to shift investment and the different markets of low- and high-carbon assets; mobilizing finance requires more than disclosure.

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UAE sets net zero by 2050 target, promises renewable investments

The oil-producing nation is planning to invest $163 billion in ‘clean and renewable’ energy over the next 30 years

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The L.A. Times investigation into extreme heat’s deadly toll

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