The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized tougher clean air standards that, for the first time, establish protective limits on methane pollution from both new and existing oil and gas sources.
Rarely seen orange auroras, which technically shouldn't exist, were recently photographed in the sky above Scotland after an explosive solar storm smashed into Earth.
Malaria cases rose in 2022, in part due to climate change-related extreme weather events.
With climate change driving more intense dry spells, the world must invest in early warning systems and measures to conserve water, a UN report says
After being grounded on the ocean floor for well over four decades, the largest iceberg in the world is on the loose.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03508E, Paper Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Mark V. Khenkin, Hans Köbler, Marko Remec, Rajarshi Roy, Ulas Erdil, Jinzhao Li, Nga Phung, Ghefar Adwan, Gopinath Paramasivam, Quiterie Emery, Eva Unger, Rutger Schlatmann, Carolin Ulbrich, Antonio Abate Forecasting the real-world stability of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) using indoor accelerated tests is a significant challenge on the way to commercialising this highly anticipated PV technology. The lack of... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03176D, Paper Yanbing Mo, Gaopan Liu, Jiawei Chen, Xiao Zhu, Yu Peng, Yonggang Wang, Congxiao Wang, Xiaoli Dong, Yongyao Xia Correlations between the temperature-responsive solvation structure, interfacial chemistry and performance of graphite anodes are revealed to understand the structure–property relationships, providing insights into designing temperature-adaptative batteries. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Writing in the journal Nature ahead of COP28 a team of Met Office scientists has emphasised, surprisingly, there is currently no formally agreed way of defining the current level of global warming relevant to the Paris Agreement.
After a deadly 2015 landslide, Sitka developed a new warning system. Six more communities are developing their own versions.
A new study that analyzed a fossilized hippo skull determined that the animal lived in Europe some 500,000 years ago, when Earth's climate was changing drastically.
Almost 200 countries are gathering in Dubai to attend the biggest climate event of the year. COP28 – the 2023 United Nations climate change summit – isn’t just another conference though. For the first time, country representatives will assess the progress they’ve made towards cutting their greenhouse gas emissions through a process called the ‘global stocktake’.Satellites are critical in the quest to tackle climate change as they give the robustness and transparency needed to monitor progress towards a lower-emissions and more resilient world. If undertaken effectively, the global stocktake can provide an opportunity to leverage decisions and accelerate ambition in climate action plans.This video contains interviews with ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes...
A new paper claims that the ozone hole above Antarctica is getting deeper, suggesting that it is not healing as expected. However, other researchers say the study's results are misleading.
Approach that effectively adds antacids to seawater could grow into a multibillion-dollar industry
As global temperatures records are smashed and greenhouse gas emissions reach new highs, a new report from the UN Environment Programme finds that current pledges under the Paris Agreement put the world on track for a 2.5–2.9°C temperature rise this century – pointing to the urgent need for increased climate action.The report is timely as nearly 200 nations gather in the coming two weeks at the United Nations COP28 Climate Change Summit to conclude the world’s first ever ‘Global Stocktake’ on climate change. Swift and sustained climate action is needed to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Satellites are critical tools in the quest to tackle climate change and monitor progress towards a lower-emissions and more resilient world.
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This blog was co-authored by Britta Johnston, Senior Policy Analyst for Natural Climate Solutions at EDF. Heading into COP28, nature as a climate solution has been making headlines, and rightfully so. Sustainably conserving, restoring, and managing the world’s ecosystems is one of the most powerful tools we have to meet global climate goals. A recent […]
With COP28 looming, companies must proactively address emissions and report real progress on corporate climate goals.
Momentum is building for an agreement at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai to triple renewable energy capacity and double the rate of energy efficiency gains by 2030
We are all intricately interconnected to our Earth – from the trees that provide us with oxygen, to the natural sources that shape our landscape. ESA's Earth observation programme is at the forefront of monitoring our planet's dynamic changes. Using cutting-edge satellite technology, ESA captures invaluable data on Earth's atmosphere, land and oceans. From tracking climate patterns to assessing environmental health, ESA's Earth observation initiatives provide essential insights for scientific research, environmental management and disaster response. By harnessing space technology, ESA contributes significantly to our understanding of Earth – ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 128, Issue 23, 16 December 2023.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03584K, Review Article Yunhai Zhu, Guojin Liang, Xun Cui, Xueqin Liu, Haixia Zhong, Chunyi Zhi, Yingkui Yang Aqueous zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) distinguish themselves among the numerous viable alternatives to lithium-ion batteries on account of their potential advantages, which encompass enhanced safety, cost-effectiveness, and eco-friendliness. However, the metal... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
With all eyes about to focus on the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, new scientific findings show, again, that the climate crisis is taking its toll on Antarctica – a continent, up to recently, thought better able to withstand the immediate effects of rising global temperatures.Using satellite data, scientists have discovered that the ice shelf extending into the ocean from Cadman Glacier on the west Antarctic Peninsula collapsed, leaving the glacier exposed to unusually warm ocean water, which caused the glacier to accelerate and retreat rapidly.
A study comparing weather records with climate model projections suggests that the latest models are underestimating how often future rainfall extremes will occur
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE00772C, Opinion Louis Delannoy, Matthieu Auzanneau, Baptiste Andrieu, Olivier Vidal, Pierre-Yves Longaretti, Emmanuel Prados, David J. Murphy, Roger W. Bentley, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Marco Raugei, Mikael Höök, Victor Court, Carey W. King, Florian Fizaine, Pierre Jacques, Matthew Kuperus Heun, Andrew Jackson, Charles Guay-Boutet, Emmanuel Aramendia, Jianliang Wang, Hugo Le Boulzec, Charles A.S. Hall Extracting, processing, and delivering energy requires energy itself, which reduces the net energy available to society and yields considerable socioeconomic implications. Yet, most mitigation pathways and transition models overlook net... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Firefighters are experiencing climate change firsthand as hot, dry conditions boost the risks of fire.
The post What it was like to be a volunteer firefighter during the 2023 Canada fires appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Among all energy companies, NOCs have some of the lowest development and production costs, and will likely be the ones lifting the last barrel from the ground.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced final action on a state plan to improve wintertime air quality in Fairbanks and North Pole.
An iceberg more than four times the size of New York City began drifting again after being stuck on the seafloor for nearly 40 years
NASA kicks off its annual Antarctic Long Duration Balloon Campaign around Dec. 1, which includes three scientific balloon flights planned for launch from the long-duration balloon (LDB) Camp near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. NASA’s stadium-sized, zero-pressure balloons will support a total of five missions on the long-duration flights with one mission vying to break NASA’s heavy-lift, […]
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Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D2EE03353D, Paper Camilo J. Viasus Pérez, Juan Manuel Restrepo-Florez, Jessica Ye, Nhat Truong Nguyen, Athanasios A. Tountas, Rui Song, Chengliang Mao, Andrew Wang, Abdelaziz Gouda, Samantha Corapi, Shufang Ji, Hamish MacLeod, Jiaze Wu, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Christos T. Maravelias, Geoffrey A. Ozin Carbon and carbon dioxide can be concurrently converted using light to carbon monoxide via the reverse-Boudouard reaction. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
A chronological listing of news and opinion ar ticles poste d on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Nov 19, 2023 thru Sat, Nov 25, 2023.
Story of the Week
World stands on frontline of disaster at Cop28, says UN climate chief
Exclusive: Simon Stiell says leaders must ‘stop dawdling’ and act before crucial summit in Dubai
World leaders must “stop dawdling and start doing” on carbon emission cuts, as rapidly rising temperatures this year have put everyone on the frontline of disaster, the UN’s top climate official has warned.
No country could think itself immune from catastrophe, said Simon Stiell, who will oversee the crucial Cop28 climate summit that begins next week...
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE02522E, Paper Dongming Xu, Benqiang Chen, Xueting Ren, Hao Chao, Zhi Chang, Anqiang Pan, Haoshen Zhou Due to their high safety, considerable capacity, environmental friendliness and low price, aqueous zinc metal batteries (AZMBs) show promising prospects in promoting future global electrification. However, the high reactivity of... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 128, Issue 22, 27 November 2023.
Surplus wind power can be used to heat up water in flooded mines – a test of the idea is being planned in Scotland in 2024
Open access notables
How warped are we by fossil fuel dependency? Despite Russia's invasion of Ukraine, 35-40 million cubic meters per day of Russian natural gas are piped across Ukraine for European consumption every single day, right now. In order to secure European cooperation against Russian aggression, Ukraine must help to finance its own destruction at the hands of one of the world's largest petro-kleptocracies, assisting its attacker in marketing what has become a transcendently toxic geopolitical hazard. Publishing in Energy Policy , Ah-Voun, Chyong & Li describe how this tortuously ironic knot might be unraveled, in Europe's energy security: From Russian dependence to renewable reliance . People keen on self-respect may appreciate the authors' contribution...
Mercury may have deep underground salt glaciers that encircle the whole planet and could possibly create the conditions necessary for life
Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28), WHO has published its “2023 review of health in nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies” highlighting the actions needed to ensure that people’s health is fully prioritised and integrated into national plans to fight climate change.
Some neighborhoods waited more than a week to be plowed after recent snowstorms.
Ice cider requires weeks of frigid temperatures to brew.
The post Warming winters threaten a unique dessert cider appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE01659E, Paper Yajun Zhao, Shuoxiao Zhang, Yangyang Zhang, Jinrui Liang, Longtao Ren, Hong Jin Fan, Wen Liu, Xiaoming Sun Rechargeable aqueous zinc ion batteries (RAZIBs) have the potential for large scale energy storage due to their environmental friendliness, high safety and low cost. The trade-off between charging/discharging kinetics and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Nature, Published online: 22 November 2023; doi:10.1038/d41586-023-03605-2Finance for coping with the harms of climate change must be disbursed swiftly and pragmatically. The world’s largest existing climate fund for supporting climate mitigation and adaptation provides lessons.
To tackle global warming, we must properly grasp what is happening in the oceans. That is why, at COP28, we will be calling on world leaders to urgently ramp up marine observations, says oceanographer Margaret Leinen
Fossil enthusiast John Kreatsoulas thought the artifact was a log, before he realized he was holding a bone from the last ice age.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE02181E, Paper Zuming Liu, Mingquan Li, Edgar Virguez, Xiaomin Xie China has announced its ambitious targets towards carbon neutrality by 2060. Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau (GHM) region, as a pilot demonstration area for China's reform and opening-up, faces dual pressures on providing low-carbon... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE01212C, Communication Huilin Cui, Dechao Zhang, Zhuoxi Wu, Jiaxiong Zhu, Pei Li, Chuan Li, Yue Hou, Rong Zhang, Xiaoqi Wang, Jin Xu, Shengchi Bai , Chunyi Zhi Alkaline-based aqueous batteries have attracted intensive research interests due to their high voltage, low cost, and high safety. However, metal anodes in alkaline electrolytes usually possess poor stability and severe... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Animal nervous systems may lose their adaptive edge with climate change.
Since the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) began well over a decade ago, this group of Eastern states has successfully slashed climate pollution from power plants in half, generated substantial health benefits and raised $3 billion in proceeds that have been invested back into states. Now this program, which puts a declining cap on power […]
The nation’s top scientists have the details in a brand-new report.
The post How climate change is affecting every U.S. region appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
This video includes conclusions of the creator climate scientist Dr. Adam Levy . It is presented to our readers as an informed perspective. Please see video description for references (if any).
It's no secret that COP climate negotiations often disappoint. But the COP28 talks in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are off to a bad start... before they've even started. From fears about the location, to frustration of the appointment of oil man Sultan al Jaber as president, COP28 is off to a bad start before it's even started.
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A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Nov 12, 2023 thru Sat, Nov 18, 2023.
Story of the Week
I’m Not Screaming Into the Void Anymore.
Two and a half years ago, when I was asked to help write the most authoritative report on climate change in the United States, I hesitated. Did we really need another warning of the dire consequences of climate change in this country? The answer, legally, was yes: Congress mandates that the National Climate Assessment be updated every four years or so. But after four previous assessments and six United Nations reports since 1990, I was skeptical that what we needed to address climate change was yet another report...
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE02459H, Paper Yanrui Zhang, Lixia Ren, Peng Zhai, Jingjing Xin, Jiarong Wu, Qi Zhang, Xin Chen, Kui Zhao, Lu Zhang, Shengzhong Frank Liu In recent years, the perovskite has emerged as a prominent one to compete with all other existing PV materials. However, its fabrication typically involves the use of toxic organic solvents.... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Since launching 16 months ago, the EMIT imaging spectrometer aboard the International Space Station has shown an ability to detect more than just surface minerals. More than a year after first detecting methane plumes from its perch aboard the International Space Station, data from NASA’s EMIT instrument is now being used to identify point-source emissions […]
Magma building beneath Iceland may break through the surface in a volcanic eruption, sending lava flows toward the Blue Lagoon, the Svartsengi geothermal power plant and the town of Grindavík.
The system is potentially one of the deadliest tropical weather threats of the entire 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.
The post Potential Tropical Cyclone 22 bringing dangerous heavy rains to the Caribbean appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
The global backdrop to this month’s newsletter is somber. Still, there are bright spots for climate progress, and important opportunities for business action and advocacy.
Hungarian-American biophysicist and inventor Mária Telkes illuminated the field of solar energy. She invented a solar oven, a solar desalination kit and, in the late 1940s, designed one of the first solar-heated houses
It is a very big deal that 50 companies responsible for 40% of global oil production have agreed to virtually eliminate their methane pollution. Today’s pledge follows a months-long push to get oil and gas producers to reduce this potent climate pollutant, which is responsible for up to a third of current warming.
Carbon dioxide is the dominant driver of climate change, but countries convening at COP28 are expected to make agreements to reduce methane and other often overlooked greenhouse gases
It looks likely that the world will pass 1.5°C of warming in the 2030s, but current climate definitions would only make this failure official 10 years later, which could waste time in bringing temperatures back down
The lighter side of climate change.
The post Cartoons: ‘You said to pack only the essentials.’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03052K, Paper Gwanho Kim, Jae Won Lee, Kaiying Zhao, Taebin Kim, Woojoong Kim, Jin Woo Oh, Kyuho Lee, Jihye Jang, Guangtao Zan, Jong Woong Park, Seokyeong Lee, Yeonji Kim, Wei Jiang, Shengyou Li, Cheolmin Park A deformable complementary energy harvester combining moisture-induced and triboelectric energy in a single cell is developed, offering mechanical resilience, high energy output, rapid capacitor charging, and potential in emergency guidance systems. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03340F, Paper Zixing Wang, Kang Luo, Jian-Fang Wu, Peng Gao, Kexuan Wang, Shi Chen, Jian Tu, Xiulin Fan, Jilei Liu In this work, we designed PC-based electrolytes rich in AGGs and CIPs, forming a robust and KF-rich SEI interface and enabling a low desolvation barrier, further alleviating various challenges at all-climate temperatures of PIBs. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03274D, Paper Yangjun Luo, Yanwei Wang, Huijuan Zhang, Youyuan Wang, Jin Wan, Chuanzhen Feng, Lingmei Liu, Zaiping Guo, Jian Li, Yu Wang We first report universal strategies to synthesize high-loading (up to 13.78 wt%) non-metal monoatoms on carbon. Re-calcination is further proposed to overcome the poor oxidation resistance of catalysts with abundant carbon defects. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The NISAR satellite, a collaboration between NASA and India's space agency ISRO, will help scientists monitor how climate change is affecting Earth's varied landscapes.
A recent solar explosion that almost reached "X-class" status has hurled a massive coronal mass ejection toward Earth, which will likely hit our planet and trigger a geomagnetic storm on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1.
Open access notables
From this week's government/NGO section, longitudinal data is gold and Leisorowitz, Maibachi et al. continue to mine ore from the US public with Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, Fall 2023 :
Drawing on a representative sample of the U.S. adult population, the authors describe how registered voters view a variety of domestic climate and energy policies. The survey was fielded from October 20 – 26, 2023. For example, 57% of registered voters would prefer to vote for a candidate for public office who supports action on global warming. This includes 95% of liberal Democrats, 86% of moderate/conservative Democrats, and 46% of liberal/moderate Republicans, but only 13% of conservative Republicans. 56% of...
NASA has revealed a new false-color image of Alaska's Malaspina Glacier that highlights several recent findings about the massive ice mass.
Despite El Niño conditions, record-warm ocean waters helped bring about above-average activity for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.
The post The unusual 2023 Atlantic hurricane season ends appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
The COP28 climate summit kicked off with a report on the many records broken in 2023, including unprecedented rises in greenhouse gases, global temperatures and sea level
This immersive experience leverages satellite data to illustrate how climate change is impacting Earth’s water cycle.
As part of the long-standing partnership between NASA and Google, NASA worked with Google Arts & Culture and artist Yiyun Kang to create an interactive digital experience around global freshwater resources titled “A Passage of Water.” This immersive experience leverages data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment ( GRACE) satellites and new high-resolution data from the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission to illustrate how climate change is impacting Earth’s water cycle.
A digital version of “A Passage of Water” will be released online on Thursday, Nov. 30, ahead of the beginning...
Scientists say climate change increases precipitation and extreme rainfall, adding to risks, and that more knowledge is needed for public safety.
Despite pessimism over global warming, the agreed target of keeping it well below 2°C is actually looking increasingly likely to be met, says Jakob Thomäe
In around six months, ESA’s Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer mission will take to the skies to advance our understanding of the interactions between clouds, aerosols and radiation in Earth’s atmosphere. But how will it do that exactly?
Yesterday evening, the research vessel Polarstern set off from Cape Town for a special region: Two expeditions in East Antarctica will focus on the history of the instability of the ice sheet there and its interactions with ocean circulation. On the first leg, which will last around two months and be led by GEOMAR, the main focus will be on oceanographic, geoscientific and biological work; the second leg will be led by Kiel University and will have a geoscientific focus, with researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute involved in both expeditions. The change of personnel and ship supply will take place in Hobart at the beginning of February. On the occasion of the Polarstern’s first call in an Australian harbour, an exchange with representatives from science and politics is planned.
Billions of dollars are pouring into the carbon dioxide removal industry, which aims to clean up emissions and slow global warming, but few companies have delivered results. Is the technology a planetary saviour or a risky bet?
This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections
Climate change is making the weather weird in every region of the United States.
That’s a key takeaway of the new fifth National Climate Assessment , a sweeping, U.S.-focused report in which top climate scientists summarize the latest research on climate change science, impacts, and solutions.
As the climate warms, most of the Eastern United States is becoming wetter and thus faces increased flood risks. At the same time, the Western states are mostly becoming drier, the risk of droughts and wildfires is rising.
The National Climate Assessment divides the country into 10 regions and identifies the key threats in each one.
(Image credit: the fifth National Climate Assessment)
The U.S. government recently released the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive report that shows the harmful impacts of extreme weather and other climate hazards are increasing for people across the United States. The Fifth National Climate Assessment confirms messages in previous reports but brings the details into sharper focus for U.S. regions. Climate change is increasingly […]
The gigantic iceberg A23a, which broke off from Antarctica in 1986, is finally moving away from the icy continent after being stuck on the seafloor for decades.
Some countries are pushing for an agreement to phase out fossil fuels at the COP28 summit in Dubai, but others argue that such a deal would not be fair
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03223J, Paper Zhenghua Zhang, Lele Cui, Bin Chen, Longshun Zhang, Chen He , Chen Shu, Hongyu Kang, Jian Qiu, Wenheng Jing, Kostya Ken Ostrikov Electrochemical two-electron oxygen reduction represents a highly desirable and sustainable future strategy for the mass production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) for applications from large-scale chemicals production to portable sanitation. However,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project . This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a "bump" for our ask. This week features " Evidence for global warming ". More will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please follow the Further Reading link at the bottom to read the full rebuttal and to join the discussion in the comment thread there.
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It's now 14 years since Sarah Palin was on the record as having provided the above quote, at a logging conference in California. In that time, much has happened in the world of climate change. We can have a quick catch-up, by examining...
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and other agency leaders will participate in the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) beginning Thursday, Nov. 30, through Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This global conference brings together countries committed to addressing climate change, which is a key priority for the Biden-Harris Administration […]
NASA will share knowledge and data at the 28th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28), held at the Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from Thursday, Nov. 30 to Tuesday, Dec. 12.
With 26 Earth-observing satellite missions, as well as instruments flying on planes and the space station, NASA has a global vantage point for studying our changing planet. The agency will share that knowledge and data at the 28th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) happening from Thursday, Nov. 30 to Tuesday, Dec. 12.
With 26 Earth-observing satellite missions, as well as instruments flying on planes and the space station, NASA has a global vantage point for studying our planet’s oceans, land, ice, and atmosphere and deciphering how changes in one drive change in others.
The agency will share that knowledge and data at the 28th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28), which brings international parties together to accelerate...
The rapid rise of renewables and EVs has already put us on a safer path.
The post Most people don’t realize how much progress we’ve made on climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
In the run-up to COP28, the World Health Organization (WHO) together with the global health community, is raising its voice to ensure that the impact of climate change on health takes centre stage in the negotiations. It is imperative to broaden the focus to human health in global discussions, leaving no room for excuses, and compelling negotiators to recognize that they bear the responsibility for the well-being of our most invaluable asset: the health of populations worldwide. "Prioritizing health is not just a choice; it is the foundation of resilient societies,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Leaders must deliver in Dubai, providing the strong health outcomes their peoples expect and their economies urgently need. We must change the conversation...
International Civil Aviation Organization Agrees on Global Framework for Cleaner Aviation Fuels to Move Towards Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
At the UN climate summit (COP28) kicking off in Dubai next week, we can expect the nations of the world to issue a flurry of energy- and climate-related announcements, pledges, and plans. Like their global peers, African governments will be using COP28 to ...
Air pollution from coal power plants was responsible for 460,000 deaths in the US between 1999 and 2020, an analysis has found
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03392A, Review Article Xiangjun Xiao, Qi Meng, Jiaming Zhu, Yan Zhang, Yulin Ma, Hua Huo, Geping Yin, Shuaifeng Lou High-performance batteries with various functions are highly expected for building a smart system for the next-generation intelligent equipment. Traditional batteries are faced with great challenges such as adaptability to complex... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
HomeScienceVol. 382, No. 6673Australia’s carbon plan disregards evidenceBack To Vol. 382, No. 6673 Full accessLetter Share on Australia’s carbon plan disregards evidenceDavid J. Eldridge [email protected] and Osvaldo SalaAuthors Info & AffiliationsScience23 Nov 2023Vol 382, Issue 6673p. 894DOI: 10.1126/science.adm7310 PREVIOUS ARTICLEFAIR data would alleviate large carnivore conflictPreviousNEXT …
Winning entries in this year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year competition highlight humanity’s efforts to reduce our impact on the climate and adapt to a changing world
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03340F, Paper Jilei Liu, Zixing Wang, Kang Luo, Jian-Fang Wu, Peng Gao, Kexuan Wang, Shi Chen, Jian Tu, Xiulin Fan The potassium-ion batteries (PIBs) suffer restricted desolvation process, unstable interfaces and severe capacity deterioration under extreme temperatures, which hinders their application as an alternative technology to lithium-ion batteries. Herein, by... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03059H, Review Article Xiaohong Zou, Mingcong Tang, Qian Lu, Ying Wang, Zongping Shao, Liang An With increasing interest in energy storage solution, rapid progress was made by researchers in the area of rechargeable Zn-air batteries (R-ZABs), for which obtain multiple advantages including high energy density,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Amidst all the positive momentum behind reducing global oil and gas methane emissions lies a critical challenge: If we’re going to reduce global methane emissions, we need accurate and trustworthy numbers to define the scope of the problem, assess company and country performance and track emissions over time and against reduction goals. Because you can’t […]
A satellite that monitors sea ice thickness is being blinded over Europe and the Arctic due to heavy interference since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project . This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a "bump" for our ask. This week features " How sensitive is our climate? ". More will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please follow the Further Reading link at the bottom to read the full rebuttal and to join the discussion in the comment thread there.
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Climate sensitivity is of the utmost importance. Why? Because it is the factor that determines how much the planet will warm up due to our greenhouse gas emissions. The first calculation of climate sensitivity was done by Swedish...
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03274D, Paper Yangjun Luo, Yanwei Wang, Huijuan Zhang, Youyuan Wang, Jin Wan, Chuanzhen Feng, Lingmei Liu, Zaiping Guo, Jian Li, Yu Wang We first report universal strategies to synthesize high-loading (up to 13.78 wt%) non-metal monoatoms on carbon. Re-calcination is further proposed to overcome the poor oxidation resistance of catalysts with abundant carbon defects. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
This blog was authored by Pedro Martins Barata, AVP for Carbon Markets and Private Sector Decarbonization at the Environmental Defense Fund. Since the Glasgow COP two years ago, there have been growing expectations to transform the market-based cooperation approaches outlined in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement into practical, effective actions for reducing global emissions. […]
A team of engineers participate in simulation training for the Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1) on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The purpose of the training is to get the integrated PRIME-1 team – engineers with PRIME-1’s MSOLO (Mass Spectrometer […]
We’ve made progress on climate change, but there’s still a lot of work to be done, according to a sweeping scientific report.
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Embracing the New Space approach, it has taken just 36 months to develop and build ESA’s Arctic Weather Satellite. Now complete, this remarkable microsatellite has been shipped from OHB in Sweden to Germany where it is starting a series of tests to make sure that it will survive liftoff next year and its subsequent life in orbit.
The global average surface temperature was more than 2°C higher than pre-industrial levels on 17 November for the first time since records began, according to provisional data
Financed emissions reporting by the six biggest US banks doesn’t show if they’re improving. Focusing on methane can yield results.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE03052K, Paper Gwanho Kim, Jae Won Lee, Kaiying Zhao, Taebin Kim, Woojoong Kim, Jin Woo Oh, Kyuho Lee, Jihye Jang, Guangtao Zan, Jong Woong Park, Seokyeong Lee, Yeonji Kim, Wei Jiang, Shengyou Li, Cheolmin Park A deformable complementary energy harvester combining moisture-induced and triboelectric energy in a single cell is developed, offering mechanical resilience, high energy output, rapid capacitor charging, and potential in emergency guidance systems. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Emily Faber Emily is an Atmospheric Physics Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is finishing her 3rd year and works in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Studies and Particle Light Interaction under the guidance of Dr. Adriana Rocha Lima. She is interested in improving the physical parameterization of climate models through a better understanding […]
What Happened? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently taken a significant step in safeguarding public health by proposing new regulations under our nation’s primary chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would protect people from exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), a highly toxic chemical that causes serious health risks. The proposed rule would […]
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An instrument mounted to the International Space Station was built to map dust in the atmosphere, but it’s also giving scientists a wealth of information about methane and carbon dioxide emissions
Goddard researcher Dr. Antonia Gambacorta the 2023 IRAD Innovator of the Year for her work developing hyperspectral microwave technology to dissect Earth's atmosphere from orbit.
‘I always say that wind farming is my best cash crop.’
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Separately, the administration is working on lining up a contract for Assembly approval next week to establish a winter warming area for up to 50 people.
The plaintiffs argue that Judge Sharon Gleason made a mistake when she allowed work to proceed on ConocoPhillips' Willow project.