IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: OPEC and Russia raising oil prices again; Brazil's presidential election could determine the fate of the Amazon rainforest; PLUS: Biden pledges America will help Florida rebuild after Hurricane Ian... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Protecting our elders from Hurricane Ian and beyond; 6 unexpected climate lessons from Hurricane Ian; Putin seizes Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant; SCOTUS floats new Clean Water Act test. Lawyers 'cringe; Utility climate pledges amount to 'greenwashing,' report says; Climate change sets back global power sector's decarbonisation efforts as countries turn to coal to meet demand; Years into fracking boom, air regulators can't keep up; ... PLUS: To save America's coasts, don't always rebuild them ... and much, MUCH more! ...
STORIES DISCUSSED ON TODAY'S 'GREEN NEWS REPORT'...
- Geopolitics: OPEC and Russia raises oil prices again:
- In Rebuke to West, OPEC and Russia Aim to Raise Oil Prices With Big Supply Cut (NY Times)
- Saudi Arabia lowers oil prices for Europe but raises them again for the US as White House says OPEC+ is siding with Russia (MSN):
Saudi Arabia is raising oil prices for the US market again, while lowering them for Europe and leaving them largely unchanged for Asia.
- OPEC+ to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day to shore up prices, defying U.S. pressure (CNBC)
- Impacts, fallout from OPEC+ announced production cut:
- OPEC+ oil output cut ahead of winter fans inflation concerns (Reuters)
- Why Russia stands to gain most from OPEC+ oil production cuts (Financial Express)
- EU agrees on price cap for Russian oil over Ukraine war (AP)
- VIDEO: What The OPEC Oil Cut Could Mean For The Midterm Elections - All In - MSNBC (Democratic Underground)
- Time for U.S. to reevaluate Saudi relationship, Sen. Chris Murphy says ahead of OPEC output cut (CNBC)
- Biden says he is evaluating alternatives after disappointing OPEC+ decision (Reuters/MSN)
- Price caps on Russian oil aren’t ideal. But they’re our best option. (Washington Post)
- Brazil's presidential election could determine the fate of the Amazon rainforest:
- Analysis: Bolsonaro election loss could cut Brazilian Amazon deforestation by 89 percent (Carbon Brief)
- Bolsonaro And Lula Will Go To A Runoff To Decide The Leader Of Brazil (NY Times)
- Biden pledges America will help rebuild Florida:
- Hurricane Ian 'ends discussion' on climate crisis, Biden says on Florida visit (Guardian UK)
- Biden, DeSantis meet in Florida, pledging bipartisanship on Ian relief (Washington Post)
- Ian exposes messy politics of disaster spending (E&E News)
- Ron DeSantis Is at the Forefront of New Republican Climate Politics (Time):
DeSantis has piloted a new Republican approach to climate change by spending money on climate adaption but not on mitigation. In other words, he has sought to pay for his state to adapt to a changing climate but not to address its greenhouse gas emissions, the root causes of climate change...DeSantis has dismissed such efforts as "left-wing stuff."
- Drought halts Mississippi River barge traffic:
- Climate change made 2022’s northern-hemisphere droughts ‘at least 20 times’ more likely (Carbon Brief)
- Barges grounded by low water clog Mississippi River traffic (CBS News)
- Dwindling Mississippi Grounds Barges, Threatens Shipments (Bloomberg/Yahoo News)
- Electronic Waste: EU votes to require Apple to comply with single charger standard:
- Apple forced to change charger in Europe as EU approves overhaul (Reuters)
- EU approves e-waste law set to force Apple to switch to USB-C by 2024 (DPA/MSN)
- NY bans sale of new gas/diesel cars by 2035:
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (Stuff we didn't have time for in today's audio report)...
For a comprehensive roundup of daily environmental news you can trust, see the Society of Environmental Journalists' Daily Headlines page
- Protecting Our Elders From Hurricane Ian and Beyond (Atmos)
- 6 Unexpected Climate Lessons From Hurricane Ian (Inside Climate News)
- Putin seizes Europe's largest power plant (USA Today)
- To Save America's Coasts, Don't Always Rebuild Them (op-ed, NY Times)
- 'Unproven' small nuclear reactors would raise Australia's energy costs and delay renewable uptake, report says (Guardian UK)
- Hurricanes Are Pummeling Us. The Media Is Partially To Blame. (NBCU Academy)
- [Far-right] SCOTUS floats new Clean Water Act test. Lawyers 'cringe' (E&E News)
- Climate change sets back global power sector's decarbonisation efforts as countries turn to coal to meet demand (South China Morning Post),/li>
- Years into fracking boom, air regulators can't keep up (E&E News)
- New study finds flaring is a source of five times more pollution than previously thought (Environmental Defense Fund)
- Utility climate pledges amount to 'greenwashing,' report says (Washington Post)
- Feeling Overwhelmed About Going All-Electric at Home? Here's How to Get Started (Inside Climate News)
- Focusing on the climate actions that can make a real difference (David Roberts, Volts)
- VIDEO: See what three degrees of global warming looks like (The Economist/YouTube)
- The 7 climate tipping points that could change the world forever (Grist)
- The 1977 White House climate memo that should have changed the world (Guardian UK)
- Four solutions to mitigate climate change, from the IPCC (Dr. Michael Mann, Penn Today)
- UN warns Earth 'firmly on track toward an unlivable world' (AP)
- Environmental Sacrifice Zones: 8 Places We've Given Up-Probably Forever (Environmental Health Network)
- Feeling Hopeless About the Climate? Try Our 30-Day Action Plan (The Revelator)
- VIDEO: 2050: what happens if we ignore the climate crisis (Guardian UK)
- 99.9 percent Of Scientists Agree Climate Emergency Caused By Humans (Guardian UK)
- Climate Fund Choices for Investors Are Multiplying (Bloomberg/Yahoo)
- How climate change could undo 50 years of public health gains (Grist)
- Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration (Pro Publica)
- Exxon's Snake Oil: 100 years of deception (Columbia Journalism Review)
- VIDEO: A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (The Intercept)
- What genuine, no-bullshit ambition on climate change would look like: How to hit the most stringent targets, with no loopholes. (David Roberts, Vox)
- A Global Shift To Sustainability Would Save Us $26 Trillion (Vox)
- Project Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming (Drawdown.org)
- An Optimist's Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World (Vice)
- The great nutrient collapse: The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. (Politico)
- The world's bleak climate situation, in 3 charts: We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there. (Vox)
- The Climate Risks We Face (NY Times):
To stabilize global temperature, net carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to zero. The window of time is rapidly closing to reduce emissions and limit warming to no more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, the goal set in the Paris climate accord. The further we push the climate system beyond historical conditions, the greater the risks of potentially unforeseen and even catastrophic changes to the climate - so every reduction in emissions helps.
- The Uninhabitable Earth: When will climate change make earth too hot for humans? (New York Magazine):
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak - sooner than you think.
- A beginner's guide to the debate over 100% renewable energy (Vox):
Clean-energy enthusiasts frequently claim that we can go bigger, that it's possible for the whole world to run on renewables - we merely lack the "political will." So, is it true? Do we know how get to an all-renewables system? Not yet. Not really.