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Climate Change Updates

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Yes, it’s still going on in the background as we struggle with covid and racism.

Global carbon emissions dropped an unprecedented 17% during the coronavirus lockdown — and it changes nothing
As the coronavirus pandemic forced much of the world into lockdown by early April, daily global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 17% compared with 2019 levels, a new study published May 19 in the journal Nature Climate Change found.
https://www.livescience.com/carbon-dioxide-reduction-coronavirus-lockdown.html

Hurricanes really are getting stronger, just like climate models predicted
Hurricanes are getting stronger as the world gets warmer, according to a new analysis. Studying how hurricanes have changed over time is difficult. The tools scientists use to study them change constantly and. measurements made with one instrument can’t be compared easily to measurements made with another. So though research has suggested the warming world would produce wilder and stronger hurricanes, it’s been difficult to say that with certainty.
https://www.livescience.com/climate-change-hurricanes-stronger.html

EU €750 billion Covid recovery fund comes with green conditions
The European Union’s proposed €750 billion fund to help the bloc recover from the coronavirus crisis will have green strings attached, with 25% of all funding set aside for climate action, the European Commission has said.
https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/27/eu-e750-billion-covid-recovery-fund-comes-green-conditions/

Denmark proposes two huge ‘energy islands’ to meet 2030 climate target
Denmark plans to build two “energy islands” totalling 4GW of offshore wind capacity, under plans to reduce emissions by 70% from 1990s levels by 2030 and become a green energy exporter.
https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/20/denmark-proposes-two-huge-energy-islands-meet-2030-climate-target/

Spain unveils climate law to cut emissions to net zero by 2050
The Spanish government is due to present an ambitious draft law to cut the country’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 to Parliament on Tuesday.
https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/18/spain-unveils-climate-law-cut-emissions-net-zero-2050/

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