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Net Zero and Beyond: A Deep-dive on Climate Leaders and What’s Driving Them

South Pole’s 2022 net zero report took a closer look at over 1,200 private companies across 12 countries and 15 sectors with a sustainability or corporate social responsibility lead to get an indication of how some of the more climate-aware companies in the market are progressing (or not) on their net zero journey today. Among… Continue Reading

2022 National Defense Strategy

U.S. Department of Defense, 2022 National Defense Strategy – Introduction: “For more than seven decades, the vision and leadership of the United States have undergirded international peace and prosperity. A strong, principled, and adaptive U.S. military is a central pillar for U.S. leadership, particularly in the face of challenges arising from dramatic geopolitical, technological, economic,… Continue Reading

Global South Climate Database

“The Global South Climate Database is a publicly available, searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, policy and energy. The project, set up by Carbon Brief with the support of the Reuters Institute’s Oxford Climate Journalism Network, aims to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact climate… Continue Reading

Beyond Catastrophe A New Climate Reality Is Coming Into View

The New York Times Magazine – David Wallace-Well – “…Over the last several months, I’ve had dozens of conversations — with climate scientists and economists and policymakers, advocates and activists and novelists and philosophers — about that new world and the ways we might conceptualize it. Perhaps the most capacious and galvanizing account is one… Continue Reading

Climate Action Data Trust

“The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) today revealed information on the forthcoming launch of Climate Action Data Trust (CAD Trust), a decentralised metadata system that can link, aggregate and harmonise all major carbon market registry data.Climate Action Data Trust (CAD Trust) is a joint initiative of the International Emissions Trading Association, The World Bank and… Continue Reading

Countries’ climate promises still not enough to avoid catastrophic global warming

Climate Plans Remain Insufficient: More Ambitious Action Needed Now – “A new report from UN Climate Change shows countries are bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward but underlines that these efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. According to the report,… Continue Reading

Fuels Knowledge Graph Project

“The Fuels Knowledge Graph Project (FKGP), funded through the Federal Chief Data Officers (CDO) Council, explored the use of knowledge graphs to achieve more consistent and reliable fuel management performance measures. The team hypothesized that better performance measures and an interoperable semantic framework could enhance the ability to understand wildfires and, ultimately, improve outcomes. To… Continue Reading

Plastic recycling a “failed concept”

CBS News – only 5% of plastics recycled in U.S. last year as production rises: “Plastic recycling rates are declining even as production shoots up, according to a Greenpeace USA report out Monday that blasted industry claims of creating an efficient, circular economy as “fiction.” Titled “Circular Claims Fall Flat Again,” the study found that… Continue Reading

Tracking Misleading Tweets

Center for Data Innovation: “The Verge, a U.S.-based technology news publication, has created a dataset of tweets flagged for misinformation in Twitter’s Birdwatch program. Twitter’s Birdwatch program serves as a content moderation ecosystem in which users can identify misleading tweets, annotate them with additional context, rate each others’ notes, and view all submitted notes. The… Continue Reading

State of the Birds 2022

NACBI: “The United States and Canada have lost 3 billion breeding birds since 1970—a loss of 1 in 4 birds, according to research published in Science in 2019. This steep decline in abundance can be reversed with new scales of conservation actions that benefit not only birds but also wildlife and people. When birds thrive,… Continue Reading

Living in relationship with the Ocean to transform governance in the UN Ocean Decade

Bender M, Bustamante R, Leonard K (2022) Living in relationship with the Ocean to transform governance in the UN Ocean Decade. PLoS Biol 20(10): e3001828. “Humanity’s relationship with the Ocean needs to be transformed to effectively address the multitude of governance crises facing the Ocean, including overfishing, climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction. Earth… Continue Reading

Home solar panel adoption continues to rise in the U.S.

Pew: “President Joe Biden recently signed into law new legislation that includes larger investments in renewable energy and measures to address climate change. Among its provisions is a 30% solar tax credit that could spur more Americans to “go solar” over the next decade. While residential solar power currently generates just a fraction of the… Continue Reading