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FEMA Bumps Flood Insurance Rates for First Time in 50 Years After Consulting Climate Experts

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revised flood insurance rates for the first time since the 1970s in what it calls “Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action.” New policies will see an increase in rates starting in October, while renewing policies will begin to see incremental premium increases starting in April of 2022.  […]

Carbon Farming in Australia Helps to Solve Climate Change

Why are farmers in Australia working to build their soil carbon levels through carbon farming? How does this affect the rest of the world? And what does this mean for climate change?  After generations of soil and pasture mismanaging, I pose these questions: Where are we headed? How did we get here? And what have we […]

12 States File Lawsuit Against Biden Over Executive Order on Climate

A group of 12 states, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, has filed a lawsuit against President Biden over a climate-related executive order which they believe would have a devastating impact on their states’ economies. The other states are Arkansas, Nebraska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Tennessee, Utah, Montana, and South Carolina.  The lawsuit […]

China Announces New 5-Year Climate Target Amid a ‘Dirty Recovery’

The world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets that give little indications that it will step up its efforts at combatting climate change over the next five years. Premier Li Keqiang, speaking at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress, said the country will reduce carbon emissions […]

The Greta Thunberg of China, Howey Ou, Raises Her Voice for Environmental Awareness

In many countries, climate change activists have taken to the streets, bringing their governments to task, but in China, one figure seems to be fighting alone. Howey Ou says it’s her “life mission” to spark change before it’s too late. “The climate emergency is the biggest threat to the survival of mankind,” Ou told The Japan […]

Bill Gates Wants Rich Nations to Eat Synthetic Beef

Climate change is a controversial topic. With the new Biden administration, Washington’s focus on the issue has intensified. Several solutions are proposed to combat climate change, such as shifting to renewable energy and cutting down the use of air conditioners.  One proposal is to avoid eating beef as meat production releases too much carbon into […]

US Treasury to Appoint ‘Climate Czar’ to Advance Environmental Program

Janet Yellen, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, is planning to appoint a climate czar at the department who will be responsible for determining the effects of climate change on financial markets and promoting the necessary tax incentives to boost the use of renewable energy. The leading candidate for the post is Sarah Bloom Raskin. She used […]

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Talk US-China Relations in Phone Conversation

President Joe Biden spoke with President Xi Jinping on Feb.10, issuing greetings and well wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year. The conversation lasted two hours and touched on areas of disagreement such as Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan.  “I spoke today with President Xi to offer good wishes to the Chinese people for Lunar […]

John Kerry: Washington Will Not Let China Slack Off on Climate Change

When Biden came to power, political experts wondered whether the administration would take a softer approach toward communist China and provide concessions on climate change. John Kerry, President Biden’s special envoy on climate change issues, has dismissed these doubts.  At a White House briefing discussing communist China’s aggressive policies in the South China Sea as […]

Largest Study of Asia’s Rivers Unearths 800 Years of Paleoclimate Patterns

813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what researchers at the...

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