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Statement of ICC Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan KC: Applications for arrest warrants in the situation in the State of Palestine | International Criminal Court

Source: Statement of ICC Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan KC: Applications for arrest warrants in the situation in the State of Palestine | International Criminal Court

Can climate change break the partisan logjam?

Source: Can climate change break the partisan logjam?

Unbottling the Environmental & Health Impacts of Nanoplastics – YouTube

Source: Unbottling the Environmental & Health Impacts of Nanoplastics – YouTube

Biden Keeps Passing Smart Climate Policies

Source: Biden Keeps Passing Smart Climate Policies

The Solution to a Faster Clean Energy Transition? More Power Lines. – Earthjustice

Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice

Source: The Solution to a Faster Clean Energy Transition? More Power Lines. – Earthjustice

12 new books to honor Earth Day » Yale Climate Connections

Source: 12 new books to honor Earth Day » Yale Climate Connections

Q&A: Is Pittsburgh Becoming ‘the Plastic City’? – Inside Climate News

Source: Q&A: Is Pittsburgh Becoming ‘the Plastic City’? – Inside Climate News

Cable News Refused to Report Trump’s Bombshell Quid Pro Quo Offer to Big Oil Execs | Common Dreams

Source: Cable News Refused to Report Trump’s Bombshell Quid Pro Quo Offer to Big Oil Execs | Common Dreams

A science festival that envisions our home’s future by Katharine Hayhoe

Source: A science festival that envisions our home’s future

Jane Goodall on hope, Pietro Barabaschi on nuclear fusion, and students push for climate in the curriculum
Last week I participated in a number of events at the STARMUS science festival. Co-founded by musician Brian May and astrophysicist Garik Israelian, the festival usually features astronauts and Nobel prize-winners talking about physics and the universe. This year, though, the festival was titled “The Future Of Our Home Planet” and included talks by Ukrainian climate scientist Svitlana Krakovska, paleoclimatologist Mo Raymo, environmental economist Nate Keohane, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, and many more.

How Much is a Planet Worth? – by Bill McKibben

Source: How Much is a Planet Worth? – by Bill McKibben

In a largely overlooked story a few weeks ago, a Reuters team obtained the report that Citibank had prepared for the Federal Reserve, outlining its exposure to climate risk—or, more exactly, the risk of the world actually taking this problem seriously and tackling it head-on. The report said that

The analysis said that if efforts to combat climate change ramped up enough to put the world on a path to bringing greenhouse gas emissions down to zero on a net basis by 2050, the bank would suffer $10.3 billion in loan losses over 10 years, more than the $7.1 billion in losses expected if those efforts did not speed up…

While the estimated hit to Citigroup would be small in relation to the $730 billion wholesale loan book assessed, the analysis provides rare insight into how the transition away from fossil fuels could affect a top Wall Street bank in a key area of its business.

The losses would occur because some of Citigroup’s borrowers in the oil, gas and real estate sectors would take a financial hit if the world was immediately put on track to curb overall greenhouse gas emissions to zero on a net basis by 2050, the document reviewed by Reuters showed.

One way of reading this is to say that Citibank values the earth at something less than the $3.2 billion it would lose if we stopped climate change. We can make this assumption because Citibank—along with its confreres in the big banking world—continue to pour huge amounts of money into the fossil fuel sector, completely ignoring the advice of scientists, and of the International Energy Agency which called for a halt to all new investments in 2021. The latest evidence of their incredible disregard for the future came this week, when Rainforest Action Network and partners issued the 2024 version of the invaluable Banking on Climate Chaos report. The 2024 edition shows that Citi has tossed just shy of $400 billion at the industry since the Paris climate accords were signed, good for second place on the all-time list just behind Chase and just ahead of Bank of America.