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A Key Court Ruling Could Weaken U.S. Environmental Protections – Yale E360

Source: A Key Court Ruling Could Weaken U.S. Environmental Protections – Yale E360

Bonn Bulletin: Fears over “1.5 washing” in NDCs

Source: Bonn Bulletin: Fears over “1.5 washing” in NDCs

At an event on the sidelines of Wednesday’s talks, the “Troika” of COP presidencies was very clear that the next round of national climate plans (NDCs) must be aligned with a global warming limit of 1.5C. The three countries – the UAE, Azerbaijan and Brazil – have all promised to set an example by publishing “1.5-aligned” plans by early next year.  

What their negotiators were not so clear on, however, was what it means for an NDC to be 1.5-aligned.  

Asked by Destination Zero’s Cat Abreu about the risk of “1.5 washing”, Brazil’s head of delegation Liliam Chagas replied that “there is no international multilaterally agreed methodology to define what is an NDC aligned to 1.5”. “It’s up to each one to decide,” she said. 

The moderator, WWF’s climate lead Fernanda Carvalho, pointed out that IPCC scientists say 1.5C alignment means cutting emissions globally by 43% by 2030 and 60% by 2035 – but without giving national breakdowns….

Rovshan Mirzayev (left), Fernanda Carvalho (centre-left), Liliam Chagas (centre-right) and Hana Alhashimi (right) in Bonn yesterday June 12 , 2024 (Photo: Observatorio do Clima/WWF/Fastenaktion/ICS)

Being against poop in rivers is now “un-American”

Source: Being against poop in rivers is now “un-American”

Climate Reparations Could Save Us All – The Atlantic

Source: Climate Reparations Could Save Us All – The Atlantic

A Wild Plan to Avert Catastrophic Sea-Level Rise – The Atlantic

Source: A Wild Plan to Avert Catastrophic Sea-Level Rise – The Atlantic

neonic dangers, with the american bird conservancy’s hardy kern – A Way To Garden

Source: neonic dangers, with the american bird conservancy’s hardy kern – A Way To Garden

Expecting worse: Giving birth on a planet in crisis | Grist

Source: Expecting worse: Giving birth on a planet in crisis | Grist

International climate change panels often point out that women are more vulnerable to climate change than men. Hotter temperatures and more volatile weather inflame existing gender-based vulnerabilities, like domestic violence, inadequate access to health care, and financial insecurity. But there is another, largely invisible layer of climate impacts that falls along gendered lines: Research shows that climate change takes a profound physical toll on bodies that can bear children — from menstruation to conception to birth.  

There are various pathways by which climate change worsens health problems before, during, and after pregnancy. A pregnant person’s immune system stands down during those crucial nine months so as not to reject the growing fetus, leaving the gestating parent more susceptible to climate-driven infectious diseases like malaria. Exposure to extreme heat during pregnancy increases the likelihood of preterm birth, although the biological mechanism behind this relationship is still poorly understood. Sea level rise infuses drinking water with salt, which can lead to high blood pressure — a risk factor during pregnancy for premature birth and miscarriage. And for those who have access to fertility treatment, which involves highly time-sensitive procedures, increasingly massive and intense storms are making assisted conception unpredictable. 

William Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut who photographed ‘Earthrise,’ dies at 90 – The Washington Post

Source: William Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut who photographed ‘Earthrise,’ dies at 90 – The Washington Post