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Covid-19 Related Closure to Trigger Largest Fall in CO2 Emissions

"The Global Carbon Project...find a 17% decrease in Co2 emissions" [1] since the Covid-19 isolation periods started. This will have effects to help with slowing climate change but it is not enough to make a large enough difference to reverse it. To continue these positive affects, more cuts in Co2 emissions must be made.

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Texas Arctic Crisis and power grid failure linked to Climate Change and Lack of Renewable Energy sources. Texas has an independent power grid from the rest of the US and it has failed in the wake of the arctic-like weather in Texas, causing many people to go without heating.

Newly Inaugurated President Joe Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris Agreement to help tackle global warming.

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the Trump administration’s approval of the first offshore oil-drilling development in federal Arctic waters" [1]. This drilling development would have caused countless disasters in this fragile environment along with harming species in the area such as the already threatened Polar Bears.

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Here is a podcast called Listen Again: Climate Mindset brought to you by Ted Radio Hour on Apple Podcast. It highlights the current global pandemic along with another global threat. Speakers discuss climate action and climate awareness and how we can fight this problem.

Climate Facts To Know

Carbon dioxide levels are now 40% higher than they were in pre-industrial times.

Resource: Facts.net

Methane levels are now 150% higher than they were in pre-industrial times.

Resource: Facts.net

Deforestation reduces nature’s ability to remove greenhouse gases from the air by 15%.

Resource: Facts.net

Carbon particles in the air increase surface warming up to 50%

Resource: Facts.net

Current levels of global warming will push over 120 million people into poverty by 2030.

Resource: Facts.net

Environmental effects that have been associated with meat production are pollution through fossil fuel usage, animal methane, effluent waste, and water and land consumption.

Resource: en.wikapedia.org