Carbon Emissions
Mapping Faultlines: Three ways to understand COP26 and climate change

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the key issues at stake at the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow. How do we understand emissions from various countries and the issue of justice on issues of climate?

Biden brings lip service with minimal concrete action to COP26

The scale of US policy on climate change fails to match up with its contributions to the global climate catastrophe

US deportations of Haitian migrants could violate international law and other stories

Today we look at the conditions of migrants at the US-Mexico border, protests against Germany’s genocide reconciliation agreement in Namibia, and more

Worst air in the world? Salt Lake City, Utah

Air pollution levels in Salt Lake City, Utah reached dangerous new highs following the wildfires in the region which have increased in recent years due to climate-change fueled droughts

Trawling ocean floor for fishing can release carbon equal to air travel: Study

The practice of bottom trawling, according to the study, pumps out carbon amounting to about 1 gigaton every year. Marine sediments happen to be the largest reservoir of carbon in the world

Carbon emission data during pandemic lockdowns provides insights on challenges ahead

Carbon emissions saw a significant dip due to the global lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even this forced decline will be nowhere close to enough to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement

The climate cloud and a thin silver lining

As many as 45 countries, among them 24 high-emission nations, announced additional cuts than those in their PA commitments by 2030, either at the summit, or over the past few months, despite the sharp economic downturn precipitated by COVID-19.

Climate emergency New Zealand New Zealand declares climate emergency, vows to make public sector carbon neutral by 2025

The move is based on findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which emphasize the need to reduce global emissions to zero by 2050 in order to prevent further increase in global warming

COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t help in reducing carbon emission: UN report

The report found that due to lockdowns, the daily level emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 17% in April when compared to 2019. But, as the world went back to work, emissions rose and crossed last year’s levels

Dutch socialist youth demand abolition of first class in railways to prevent overcrowding

Even during the raging COVID-19 pandemic, trains in the Netherlands have been running with overcrowded second class coaches and almost vacant expensive first class coaches

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