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- Thu Sep 24, 2020 - The problem with recycling? One word: Plastics
You separate your trash, leave it to be collected and then it gets sorted in a waste facility, after which it's turned into new things --- that's how recycling works, right?
Turns out it's not that easy, especially when it comes to plastic.
Most experts agree that recycling is an important way to reduce waste and to recover valuable materials, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving significant amounts of energy and water. And yet, of the 2.3 billion tons of waste generated in the EU each year, only 37 percent gets recycled.
Some materials, such as aluminum cans, glass and paper, are relatively easy to repurpose (Nearly three-quarters of this type of waste sees a new life as a consumer product.)
THE RECYCLING MYTH
Recycling aims to put people's consciences at ease, but it's not that easy. Less than half the EU's household waste is recycled.
But plastic poses a particular problem. Of the 29 million tons of plastic waste collected in the EU in 2018
- Thu Sep 24, 2020 - Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres
Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will cause sea level rises of about two and a half metres around the world, even if the goals of the Paris agreement are met, research has shown.
The melting is likely to take place over a long period, beyond the end of this century, but is almost certain to be irreversible, because of the way in which the ice cap is likely to melt, the new model reveals.
Even if temperatures were to fall again after rising by 2C (3.6F), the temperature limit set out in the Paris agreement, the ice would not regrow to its initial state, because of self-reinforcing mechanisms that destabilise the ice, according to the paper published in the journal Nature.
\'The more we learn about Antarctica, the direr the predictions become,\' said Anders Levermann, co-author of the paper from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. \'We get enormous sea level rise [from Antarctic melting] even if we keep to the Paris agreement, and catastrophic amounts if we don't.\'
- Thu Sep 24, 2020 - California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 years
California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars statewide by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, in a sweeping move aimed at accelerating the state's efforts to combat global warming amid a deadly and record-breaking wildfire season.
In an executive order, Governor Newsom directed California's regulators to develop a plan that would require automakers to sell steadily more zero-emissions passenger vehicles in the state, such as battery-powered or hydrogen-powered cars and pickup trucks, until they make up 100 percent of new auto sales in just 15 years.
The plan would also set a goal for all heavy-duty trucks on the road in California to be zero emissions by 2045 where possible. And the order directs the state's transportation agencies to look for near-term actions to reduce Californian's reliance on driving by, for example, expanding access to mass transit and biking.
\'This is the next big global industry,\' Governor Newsom said at a news conference on Wednesd
- Thu Sep 24, 2020 - China's pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060: What it means
Environmentalists have welcomed the pledge by China's leader, Xi Jinping, to speed up reductions in emissions in the world's top-polluting nation and reach carbon neutrality by 2060.
The ambitious goal, which surprised many experts, could help significantly slow global warming. They warned, however, that Mr. Xi had offered almost no detail, raising doubts about the viability of targets that remain years in the future.
Here's what to know about the pledge:
Xi's pledge is a tectonic shift in policy, not yet practice
China has long argued that as a developing economy it should not have to share the same burden of curbing emissions as developed nations whose pollution went unchecked for decades. China is now pledging to lead by example, setting itself goals befitting a country that aspires to be a superpower.
Under the Paris climate deal reached in 2015, China pledged that its emissions would peak around 2030. Mr. Xi promised on Tuesday to move up that timetable, thou
- Wed Sep 23, 2020 - Where to invest when temperatures rise, carbon is taxed and oil is no longer widely used
The wildfires raging on the West Coast of the United States have only served to further confirm what we already know: Climate change exists --- and it's going to have a major impact on how it affects portfolios and the way in which we invest.
It has become vital for investors to quantify the impact a warming planet may have on long term investment performance and apply that to their decisions and analysis. There will be winners and losers from an investment perspective, so being able to measure the impact by company and by country has never been more important.
Each year, our economists and investment professionals produce 30-year forecasts for investment returns from public-equity and fixed income markets around the world. This year was the first year we incorporated the impact of climate change, taking into account three key climate-related items that will have a strong impact on returns over the long term:
1. Physical costs: Considers what happens to economic output
- Wed Sep 23, 2020 - The United States has become a disaster area
If you are reading this in the United States, you are experiencing a disaster---maybe more than one. Hurricane Sally hammered Alabama and the Florida panhandle last week, submerging homes and leaving tens of thousands without power. The West Coast is still wreathed in smoke from its worst fire season ever by acres burned, during which entire towns have been incinerated. Coronavirus cases are spiking in Wisconsin, but major disasters are layered on top of the coronavirus pandemic everywhere. \'For the first time in American history, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and five territories have been approved for major disaster declarations for the same event,\' a FEMA spokesperson told me, via email. The entire country is literally a disaster area.
Disasters have been trending upward for decades, but 2020 is a very bad year. After forecasters exhausted the official list of alphabetical storm names, they moved onto the Greek alphabet. Subtropical Storm
- Wed Sep 23, 2020 - Climate disruption is now locked in. Next moves will be crucial
America is now under siege by climate change in ways that scientists have warned about for years. But there is a second part to their admonition: Decades of growing crisis are already locked into the global ecosystem and cannot be reversed.
This means the kinds of cascading disasters occurring today --- drought in the West fueling historic wildfires that send smoke all the way to the East Coast, or parades of tropical storms lining up across the Atlantic to march destructively toward North America --- are no longer features of some dystopian future. They are the here and now, worsening for the next generation and perhaps longer, depending on humanity's willingness to take action.
\'I've been labeled an alarmist,\' said Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist in Los Angeles, where he and millions of others have inhaled dangerously high levels of smoke for weeks. \'And I think it's a lot harder for people to say that I'm being alarmist now.\'
Last month, before the skies over San Francisc
- Wed Sep 23, 2020 - China, in pointed message to U.S., tightens its climate targets
President Xi Jinping of China pledged on Tuesday that his country would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called \'carbon neutrality before 2060.\' If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against climate change.
The announcement, made at the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, is significant because China is currently the top producer of greenhouse gas emissions. What the country does to curb its emissions, therefore, is crucial to slowing down global warming on the whole.
Todd Stern, the chief United States negotiator at talks for the 2015 Paris Agreement, called the carbon neutrality target \'big and important news.\'
\'The closer to 2050 the better,\' Mr. Stern said.
The timing of the announcement was equally notable, coming so close to United States elections in which climate change has become increasingly important to voters.
President Trump has pulled the United States out of an international agreement aimed
- Tue Sep 22, 2020 - An Alaska mine project might be bigger than acknowledged
Executives overseeing the development of a long-disputed copper and gold mine in Alaska were recorded saying they expected the project to become much bigger, and operate for much longer, than outlined in the proposal that is awaiting final approval by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The executives, who were recorded in remote meetings by members of an environmental advocacy group posing as potential investors, said the project, Pebble Mine, could potentially operate for 160 years or more beyond the current proposal of 20 years. And it could quickly double its output after the initial two decades, they said.
\'Once you have something like this in production why would you want to stop?\' Ronald W. Thiessen, chief executive of Northern Dynasty Minerals, the parent company of Pebble Limited Partnership, said in one of the recordings. Mr. Thiessen said local villages in the area would support extended operation of the mine because of the tax money they would receive. \'It's $10,000 per man,
- Tue Sep 22, 2020 - An extra Trump Supreme Court justice may help cement his environmental rollbacks
A more conservative Supreme Court gives the Trump administration a greater chance of making its rollbacks of environmental rules last long after the president leaves office.
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have a profound effect on a number of legal challenges brought against President Trump and his deputies now winding their way through lower courts, legal experts say.
Court challenges from blue states and green groups involving many issues --- everything from whether Utah canyon land can be drilled, to whether oil companies can be held responsible for killing birds in spills, to if the federal government can take aggressive action to curb climate change --- could be impacted.
And even if Trump is defeated in November, the loss of the late liberal icon on the court may also give Joe Biden trouble in implementing a plan to combat climate change.
\'A further tilt of the Court in the direction it is already going +#8213; skeptical of regulation, unsympathetic t