According to the new assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — which found that global climate change is intensifying, driven by human activity, and causing extreme weather — number of years since there was as much carbon in Earth’s atmosphere: 2 million
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Duke Energy “Influence Spending” Addressed in Mixed Ruling by NC Utilities Commission. Order comes as “worst-ever” scandal shows energy giant poured money onto state legislators in lead-up to ongoing, controversial energy bill.
Letter to the Editor by Jim Warren. Articles Wednesday on the climate crisis and the controversial energy bill, House Bill 951, wrongly implied that Duke Energy is shifting off fossil fuels.
Energy giant must halt planned fossil fuel expansion, aggressively embrace renewable energy, storage, conservation
Dr. Drew Shindell of Duke University is lead author of an unprecedented United Nations report showing that curbing methane (natural gas) emissions is essential to averting climate chaos.
The Global Methane Assessment outlines the benefits of mitigating methane, a key ingredient in smog, which include preventing some 260,000 premature deaths and 775,000 asthma-related hospital visits annually, as well as 25 million tonnes in crop losses… “Cutting methane is the strongest lever we have to slow climate change over the next 25 years.”
The assessment highlights the critical role that cutting methane emissions, including from the fossil fuel industry, plays in slowing the rate of global warming. Cutting human-caused methane by 45% this decade would keep warming beneath a threshold agreed by world leaders. There are multiple benefits to acting including: the rapid …
The Global Methane Assessment outlines the benefits of mitigating methane… “Cutting methane is the strongest lever we have to slow climate change over the next 25 years…”, said Inger Andersen, the [UN Environment Programme] Executive Director.
A landmark United Nations report is expected to declare that reducing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, will need to play a far more vital role in warding off the worst effects of climate change.
Methane cuts remain essential to slow climate change over the coming decades and limit warming to 1.5C.