International

"A Power Struggle Over Cobalt Rattles the Clean Energy Revolution"

"The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in an international cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship."

Source: NYTimes, 11/22/2021

Nations Fail To Agree On Antarctic Conservation For Fifth Straight Year

"Members of the multilateral body responsible for Antarctic marine conservation failed to agree on new measures to protect the Southern Ocean from overfishing. China and Russia blocked all proposals to establish new marine protected areas."

Source: Mongabay, 11/16/2021

Hayhoe Makes Case for Healing Over Climate Change

A new volume by renowned climate communicator Katharine Hayhoe argues for a new way of talking about climate change that seeks common ground, greater respect and an effort to show how nearly everyone is affected. BookShelf editor Tom Henry reviews Hayhoe’s “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World” and its hopeful message.

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"John Kerry Says Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are The ‘Definition Of Insanity.’"

"John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate change, on Friday described fossil fuel subsidies as the “definition of insanity,” denouncing measures taken by governments that artificially lower the price of coal, oil or gas."

Source: NYTimes, 11/15/2021

Glasgow Climate Promises Now Rest With a Handful of Powerful Leaders

"After two weeks of lofty speeches and bitter negotiations among nearly 200 nations, the question of whether the world will make significant progress to slow global warming still comes down to the actions of a handful of powerful nations that remain at odds over how best to address climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/15/2021

Nations Strike Climate Deal, but World Remains Far From Limiting Warming

"GLASGOW — Diplomats from nearly 200 countries on Saturday struck a major agreement aimed at intensifying global efforts to fight climate change by calling on governments to return next year with stronger plans to curb their planet-warming emissions and urging wealthy nations to “at least double” funding to protect poor nations from the hazards of a hotter planet."

Source: NYTimes, 11/15/2021

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