Climate-friendly Banking

 

Here’s a different take on things we can do – without much effort – to strengthen our desire for a healthier planet. Comments afterwards.

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Inside my quest for a climate-friendly bank

 

When I learned that my bank might be investing my

money in fossil fuels, I went looking for an alternative.

 

Pearl Marvell

Yale Climate Connection

13 Feb 2024

 

I grew up knowing that when you had extra money, you put it under a bed, stashed it in a book or a clock, or, if there was enough of it, it went into a savings account at a bank.… Keep reading

Trees Stalling Global Warming

Here’s a report about some positive change that’s happening. The process could be repeated in other regions, as a positive and inexpensive way to deter global warming, and its disastrous effects.  Comments afterwards.

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Very cool: trees stalling effects of

global heating in eastern US, study finds

 

Vast reforestation a major reason for ‘warming hole’ across

parts of US where temperatures have flatlined or cooled

 

Oliver Milman @olliemilman

The Guardian

17 Feb 2024

 

Trees provide innumerable benefits to the world, from food to shelter to oxygen, but researchers have now found their dramatic rebound in the eastern US has delivered a further, stunning feat – the curtailing of the soaring temperatures caused by the climate crisis.… Keep reading

Housing industry stopping energy efficiency

Change is difficult … for all of us. However, global climate warming and the threat is poses to our survival warrants our need to adjust our lifestyle, or there might not be one. Here’s an anti-change report from the housing industry, saying profit is still most important. Comments afterwards.

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How the housing industry is working
to stop energy efficient homes

Home builders have used their political muscle to
prevent states and cities from adopting the latest code,
which would lower the climate impact of new houses.… Keep reading

Breaching 1.5C Warming Limit

Here’s a major global issue that directly affects our ability to maintain life on Earth. Now, what can each of us do, as individuals? Comments afterwards.

 

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World’s first year-long

breach of key

1.5C warming limit

 

Mark Poynting

BBC News

8 Feb 2024

 

For the first time, global warming has exceeded 1.5C

across an entire year, according to the EU’s climate service.

 

World leaders promised in 2015 to try to limit the long-term temperature rise to 1.5C, which is seen as crucial to help avoid the most damaging impacts.… Keep reading

Cutting Back on LNG

Here’s a report about our government finally cutting back on fossil fuel use.

While the intent is to transition from fossil fuel use to renewable sources for generating power, it tuns out that liquid natural gas – which emits less carbon dioxide than fossil fuels – is 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, molecule per molecule, at trapping heat. I’ll add comments afterwards.

 

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Joe Biden just did the

rarest thing in US politics:

he stood up to the

oil  industry

 

The Biden administration suspended new permits for natural gas terminals.Keep reading