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    Corporations should stop funding climate science deniers in Congress

    In the wake of the mob assault on the Capitol and Republican lawmakers’ attempt to overturn Joe BidenJoe BidenHow Biden’s student loan policies are rigged in favor of government and nonprofit workers Biden returns America towards a more civilized government Ready for takeoff: Three simple guidelines for flying after vaccination MORE’s election, nearly two dozen corporate campaign donors announced that their political action committees (PACs) will temporarily suspend contributions to the 147 senators and representatives who voted against certifying the Electoral College vote. Another four dozen corporations went even further, pausing all PAC donations. This unprecedented capital strike signals that a growing number of CEOs recognize that congressional (and presidential)…

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    Opinion: Climate plan is a jobs creator, says Gina McCarthy

    We think about the countless Americans who are in the crosshairs of the climate catastrophe we face. We think about the children who grasp for their inhalers because they grew up in a marginalized community on the fence line of a big polluter. We think about the workers who lay awake at night worried about what the future of their work looks like. We think about the families whose homes and lives were engulfed by wildfires or swept away by a hurricane this past year. When I was asked to become the first-ever National Climate Advisor to lead the charge in combating the climate crisis, there was a pretty simple…

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    Paul Crutzen, Nobel Laureate Who Fought Climate Change, Dies at 87

    Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch scientist who earned a Nobel Prize for work that warned the world about the threat of chemicals to the planet’s ozone layer and who went on to push for action against global warming, died on Jan. 28 in Mainz, Germany. He was 87. The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz announced the death, in a hospital, but did not state the cause. Susanne Benner, a spokeswoman for the institute, said Dr. Crutzen had been treated for Parkinson’s disease. Martin Stratmann, the president of the Max Planck Society, said in a statement that Dr. Crutzen’s work had led to the ban on ozone-depleting chemicals, “a…

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    NASA appoints climate advisor to prioritize Earth science in Biden administration

    Tackling the climate crisis is one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities, and NASA has created a new role to match. The senior climate advisor will report directly to NASA’s administrator and work with a range of agency departments that touch on climate. Gavin Schmidt, who has led NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York for 14 years, will serve as acting senior climate advisor until the role is permanently filled. “He’s been involved with climate-change research and modeling for many years, I think he’ll do a great job,” acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk told Space.com. Q&A with Gavin Schmidt: Earth is hotter than ever — So what…

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    Scientists solve a major climate mystery, confirming Earth is hotter than it’s been in at least 120 centuries

    Scientists have resolved a controversial but key climate change mystery, bolstering climate models and confirming that Earth is hotter than it’s been in at least 12,000 years, and perhaps even the last 128,000 years, according to the most recent annual global temperature data.  This mystery is known as the “Holocene temperature conundrum,” and it describes a debate that has gone on over how temperatures have changed during the Holocene, an epoch that describes the last 11,700 years of our planet’s history. While some previous proxy reconstructions suggest that average Holocene temperatures peaked between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago and the planet cooled after this, climate models suggest that global temperatures…

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    Science is Back, now it’s time for executive powers to declare climate emergency says Schumer

    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Biden should declare a state of emergency to defeat the global climate change threat. On Jan. 31st, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hosted a press conference in the lobby of 875 Third Avenue to discuss the latest array of executive orders President Joe Biden has signed, including rejoining the Paris accords, as well as this week’s agenda in the Senate.  “President Biden announced some executive actions on climate; critical measures that will increase the conservation of federal lands, reduce oil and gas development, and place…

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    ‘Listen to the Science,’ Climate Campaigners Urge as New Study Details Global Warming Emergency

    <p>In a <a href=”https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989420309367?via{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}3Dihub” target=”_blank”>study</a> published last December in the journal <em>Global Ecology and Conservation</em>, researchers conducting a comprehensive survey found that Philippine pangolins (<em>Manis culionensis</em>) have been spotted in 17 of the 24 municipalities in Palawan, the island province that’s the only place on Earth where this species occurs.</p><p>”This is promising for the Philippine pangolin and suggests it is not too late to establish conservation efforts across the species’ range,” lead author Lucy Archer, from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), tells Mongabay.</p> <h3>An Enigmatic Species</h3><p>So little is known about the Philippine pangolin that even as the IUCN considers the species to be critically <a href=”https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/endangered-species”>endangered</a>, there is no…

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