The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused by humanity to date.
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“Delay Means Death” — CNN
Climate change is on course to transform life on Earth as we know it, and unless global warming is dramatically slowed, billions of people and other species will reach points where they can no longer adapt to the new normal, according to a major report published Monday.
Southern utilities fiddle with inadequate emissions cuts as Earth burns — Facing South
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
‘Not too late, but it soon may be’: Cooper urges Congress to lead on climate change — News & Observer
Cooper allowed permitting for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would carry natural gas from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina. The pipeline has been delayed several times and mired in controversy, about its cost overruns, its environmental impacts and Cooper’s role in negotiating with its developer.
Duke Energy Wants To Raise Rates to Pay For Major Storms in 2018 — WFMY News 2
Duke Energy wants to charge its customers for costs related to three destructive 2018 storms.
Duke Energy Wants To Raise Rates to Pay For Major Storms in 2018 — WFMY NEWS 2
Duke Energy has filed a request to the North Carolina Utilities Commission seeking approval for additional rate hikes. The Charlotte-based utility company wants to charge its customers for costs related to three destructive 2018 storms.
Robeson County Opposes Duke Rate Hike — Robesonian
Robeson County leaders are taking a stand against Duke Energy’s plan to seek state approval to charge more for the electricity it sells. The utility says its needs to raise rates to pay for costs incurred during recent weather events, including Hurricane Florence.
Global warming will happen faster than we think — nature
Three trends will combine to hasten it, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor.
Climate change is more extensive and worse than once thought — Miami Herald
Climate scientists missed a lot about a quarter century ago when they predicted how bad global warming would be.
How Extreme Weather is Shrinking the Planet — The New Yorker
With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.