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COVID-19 seems to have derailed us momentarily. Clearly Climate Change is a imminent threat but the more immediate threat of Covid-19 seems to have taken precedence for the moment. That said, Covid-19 is just a portent of the likely Climate Change pandemic side-effects to come. So we are not finished yet!

In the mean time check out our Current Events and Climate News sections below, and …

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Current Events

Fridays for Future Climate Footprint Demonstration Friday, Sept 24, 2021 at 10:00am – 1:00pm

Fridays for Future Climate Footprint Demonstration

Hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby Waterloo Region
Friday, Sept 24, 2021 at 10:00am – 1:00pm

On September 24th, Citizens Climate Lobby, along with Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save, will be hosting a symbolic Climate Footprint Demonstration at Waterloo Town Square. The intent is to link climate justice with community well-being. We invite people to stop by any time between 10 am and 1 pm and mark their attendance by drawing a chalk outline of their shoes, adding their name, and personalizing it. Your footprints represent your pledge to work towards both system change and individual change to bring humanity more in balance with the rest of nature.

We will be collecting donations for Tiny Homes Takeout. Tiny Homes Takeout is a charity founded on the belief that we are all part of one family and the same quality food that is available to the wealthy should be available to people who are struggling. Everyone deserves a great meal, free of charge.

https://tinyhometakeout.com/donate

Climate News

2021-09-11

GOOD An actor, two big bees and a lot of experts: a week spent tackling the planet’s problems

GOOD ‘We’re going after creatives that greenwash fossil fuels’: the group targeting ad agencies

2021-09-10

2021-09-09

BAD How Trudeau learned to stop worrying and love the Alberta carbon bomb

BAD Big oil’s ‘wokewashing’ is the new climate science denialism

GOOD World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland

BAD Hurricane Ida drowned 11 New Yorkers in their own homes. The climate crisis is here

MIXED The quest to find African American graves before they’re lost to climate crisis

2021-09-08

GOOD Climate science is supporting lawsuits that could help save the world

2021-09-07

BAD Climate groups call for COP26 summit delay over vaccines, costs

BAD Madagascar faces one of the world’s first climate change famines

2021-09-06

GOOD ‘No point in anything else’: Gen Z members flock to climate careers

MIXED COP26 summit urged to prioritise adaptation as ‘climate emergency’ surges

2021-09-05

MIXED The six problems aviation must fix to hit net zero

2021-09-04

BAD Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida

GOOD Anxiety and biscuits: the climate cafes popping up around the world

BAD Climate disasters will strain our mental health system. It’s time to adapt.

BAD We’ve been radically underestimating the true cost of our carbon footprint

2021-09-03

BAD California firefighters ‘stretched to limit’ as devastating blazes become the norm

2021-09-02

BAD Pregnant people are among the most vulnerable to natural disasters. Climate change is making it worse, experts say.

2021-09-01

MIXED Canada burns and the election heats up. Trudeau’s still trying to figure out if he’s a climate warrior

BAD Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

2021-08-31

GOOD Toyota to Launch Hydrogen-Powered Prius and Corolla in 2023

GOOD Tesla Model 3 Leads Europe Electric Sales As Competitor Range Claims Wilt

GOOD Chevy Bolt Battery Fix To Increase Range By 8%, More For Older Cars

GOOD 7 game-changing candidates who can transform Canada’s climate politics

BAD Chaos as Caldor fire forces unprecedented evacuation of Tahoe tourist town

2021-08-30

GOOD Loom Solar unveils 440W/530W bifacial modules

GOOD Heimdal pulls CO2 and cement-making materials out of seawater using renewable energy

GOOD What’s it like to charge an EV on a 1,725-km road trip from Vancouver to Regina?

MIXED A note left on a Tesla Model 3 shows just how little people know about electric cars

MIXED HHS launches new climate health office

BAD Rapid advance of Caldor fire forces more evacuations near Lake Tahoe

BAD ‘Everything is changing’: the struggle for food as Malawi’s Lake Chilwa shrinks

2021-08-29

BAD Invasive earthworms are remaking our forests, and climate scientists are worried

GOOD Floating wind turbines could open up vast ocean tracts for renewable power

MIXED Is deep-sea mining a cure for the climate crisis or a curse?

MIXED Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them?

2021-08-28

GOOD The weekend read: Electromobility meets battery storage

2021-08-27

GOOD Researchers Create Rechargeable Battery That Can Store Six Times More Power Than Other Units

GOOD Good news: The most popular material on Earth is great for storing CO2

GOOD Best Used Electric Cars Under $20,000

GOOD Hyundai Hints at Upcoming Hydrogen-Powered Sports Sedan

2021-08-26

GOOD “Extremely fast-charging” electric vehicle battery one step closer as patent filed

* BAD 95% of existing ocean climates could disappear by 2100 if CO2 emissions continue to climb

* GOOD Toyota will make hydrogen fuel-cell modules in the US starting in 2023

* GOOD UK firm to convert internal combustion engines to hydrogen with new tech

* MIXED Swiss Re Signed a $10 Million Carbon Capture DealGOOD JinkoSolar unveils details of its TopCon 620 W bifacial solar panel

* GOOD Lucid Air First Drive Confirms It As An Absolute Threat To Tesla

* BAD NASA scientists spot troubling, extreme melting in Greenland from a plane

* MIXED Reporting on the climate crisis: ‘For years it was seen as a far-off problem’

2021-08-25

GOOD How do solar batteries work?

GOOD The Dream of Carbon Air Capture Edges Toward Reality

* MIXED Is climate change to blame for extreme weather events? Attribution science says yes, for some – here’s how it works

* GOOD Turning traffic into clean energy: How this startup plans to power the streets of Istanbul

* BAD Toronto feels hotter than the hottest place on earth right now

* GOOD World-first hydrogen helicopter to certify plug-and-play H2 powerplant

* GOOD The World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Is Being Built in China and World’s biggest wind turbine shows the disproportionate power of scale

* MIXED ‘How is it sustainable if only 1% can afford your food?’: the man on a quest to change farming

* BAD Lake Tahoe shrouded in smoke from surging Caldor fire – in pictures

* GOOD Toyota to start building truck fuel cell modules in Ky. Camry plant in 2023 and Toyota Will Make Fuel Cell Modules for Hydrogen-Powered Heavy Duty Trucks

* GOOD Green Hydrogen Systems tech to provide 389kg of hydrogen daily in Norway

* BAD Madagascar may soon experience the world’s first climate change famine

* GOOD Piasecki announces world-first hydrogen-electric compound helicopter

* MIXED Australia is ‘more and more isolated’ on climate, former EU trade commissioner says

* GOOD Italian railway goes green with hydrogen

* GOOD Giant Wall of Turbines Could Reduce the Cost of Floating Offshore Wind

* GOOD Totally electric cargo ship sails silently — and autonomously

* BAD Climate change wiping out billions of sea stars: study

* GOOD Watch: Gravity-based renewable energy storage tower for grid-scale operations

* MIXED New research provides realistic hope for carbon-capture technology

* GOOD Control methane to slow global warming — fast

* MIXED Germany eyes world’s cheapest green hydrogen from Namibia amid global ‘race for best sites’

2021-08-24

GOOD Monocrystalline solar panels vs. polycrystalline solar panels: Find out which ones are right for you

GOOD Green roof improves solar panel efficiency by 3.6% on average

* GOOD GAC Aion V 6C Promises 8-Minute Charge Times, 1000 Kilometer Range

* BAD Climate change: Europe’s extreme rains made more likely by humans

* BAD So much ice is melting that Earth’s crust is moving

* MIXED Q&A: did the climate crisis fuel Henri and the Tennessee flooding?

* GOOD ‘Decarbonising aviation’: the Electric EEL could be the future of flying

* GOOD Tesla Model Y Vs. VW ID.4 In-Depth Comparo Has A Clear Winner

* MIXED People keep moving to the worst places for climate risk

* GOOD Largest Floating Offshore Wind Farm Stands Complete

* GOOD MingYang Launches World’s Largest Offshore Hybrid Drive Wind Turbine

* GOOD NASA Awards $750,000 in Competition to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Sugar

* MIXED GE Developing 3D-Printing-enabled System to Capture CO2 from the Air

* GOOD Why I Think The New BYD Dolphin Will Convince Millions To Go Electric

* GOOD Japan targets floating wind farms for its deep coastal waters

* GOOD Regenerative Braking & Energy Storage Without Batteries? Hobbyists Are Figuring It Out

* GOOD Diesel-Killing Locomotive Of The Future Runs On Solar Power

* MIXED (England) Climate change: Consumer ‘confusion’ threatens net zero homes plan

* GOOD Technion researchers crack battery-free solar energy storage

* GOOD United States nears first major steps to control CO2 emissions

* GOOD 10 Reasons to Love Water Batteries

* MIXED These techniques are helping Prairie farmers grow crops despite drought

2021-08-23

* GOOD Solar power in Australia outstrips coal-fired electricity for first time

* MIXED When Greenland was green: rapid global warming 55 million years ago shows us what the future may hold

* GOOD China Muscles In on Middle East Renewables With Alcazar Deal

* GOOD Carbon Dividends: A Win-Win for People and for the Climate

* GOOD Scientists Break Record By Developing a ‘True’ Bifacial Solar Cell

* GOOD Solar-accelerated carbon-dioxide splitting to recycle a deadly greenhouse gas

* GOOD I Live In A Small Northern Town And Bought An Electric Car. Here’s What I’ve Learned

* GOOD Great Wall Motor delivers 100 hydrogen trucks in China

* GOOD Norwegian company developing 1,000-foot-tall offshore wind turbine farms that could power 80,000 homes each

* GOOD Sixty-three PV projects to compete in South Africa’s 2.6 GW renewables tender

* MIXED Rumor of Tesla Model Y with 400-mile range explained

* GOOD Metacon Signs Distribution Agreement For Japan for its H2PS-5 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Unit

* GOOD Kokam battery to act as “virtual synchronous generator” in Tahiti, edge out diesel

* MIXED Denmark Opens Doors to Unsolicited Offshore Wind Bids

* MIXED Canada Hydrogen Alliance launched

* MIXED Pacific islands call for zero carbon shipping by 2050, citing IPCC report

* GOOD MIC Tesla Model 3 SR+ Shines In Bjørn’s 1,000 Km Challenge

* MIXED Companies and cities are taking the lead on clean energy purchases. When will market rules catch up?

* GOOD First hydrogen fuel-cell vessel: San Francisco ferry ready to go

* MIXED GM recalls every Chevy Bolt ever made, blames LG for faulty batteries

* GOOD Dust-sized supercapacitor packs the same voltage as a AAA battery

* GOOD Canada Hydrogen Alliance launched

* BAD As Subsidies Roll in, the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Winning Efforts to Cast Blue Hydrogen as a ‘Clean’ Fuel

2021-08-22

* MIXED Denser cities could be a climate boon – but nimbyism stands in the way

* BAD Carbon from UK’s blue hydrogen bid still to equal 1m petrol cars

* GOOD Tesla Model Y: An Honest Account After 1 Year And 20,000 Miles

* GOOD Giant Energy Storage Project Hoovers Up Excess Wind & Solar

* BAD It’s not just a heat wave, it’s a record-breaker. And it’s not going away soon

* GOOD Queensland’s First Five Hydrogen Cars Hit the Road

* GOOD Arcola Energy to lead hydrogen road freight study in Scotland; green hydrogen refueling

* GOOD Insurance industry seeks to limit fossil fuel exposure amid growing climate threat

* GOOD Dodge Electric Car Concept Coming In 2022

* MIXED Energy storage is ignored crisis within the climate crisis

* MIXED Monocrystalline Vs. Polycrystalline Solar Panels: What’s Best?

* MIXED Can synthetic fuels save the combustion engine?

2021-08-21

* BAD How climate change will impact the flight of the bumblebee

* GOOD Let’s prioritize American renewable fuels over foreign oil and minerals

* GOOD Model 3 Owner: VW ID.4 Makes A Great Choice As Someone’s First EV

* GOOD Reducing the health effects of hot weather and heat extremes: from personal cooling strategies to green cities

* GOOD Hot weather and heat extremes: health risks

2021-08-20

* MIXED Airlines commit to reducing carbon emissions, but challenges stand in the way

* GOOD Which EV can travel the furthest on a single unit of energy?

* GOOD Volkswagen ID.4 Pro 70-MPH Highway Range Test

* MIXED Motor Mouth: Plug-in hybrids are the key to an electric future

* BAD A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef

* BAD Kenyan health experts say climate change fuelling disease burden

2021-08-19

* GOOD Artificial photosynthesis technology emerging

* MIXED Effect of ‘eddy killing’ in oceans is no longer a matter of guesswork

* GOOD Candela Builds Most Efficient Boat Motor Ever — OF COURSE It’s Electric!

2021-08-18

* BAD Surging wildfire tears through northern California town and threatens others

* BAD The mountain town sheltering Dixie fire refugees: ‘Each year we hold our breath’

* GOOD The US public schools redesigning buildings with climate in mind

* BAD Climate report shows world pushed to the brink by fossil fuels (by David Suzuki)

2021-08-17

* BAD Too hot to work: the dire impact of extreme heat on outdoor US jobs

* GOOD This town is the first in America to ban new gas stations – is the tide turning

* BAD Exxon’s oil drilling gamble off Guyana coast ‘poses major environmental risk’

* BAD Burning out: the silent crisis spreading among wildland firefighters

2021-08-16

GOOD Imagining the climate-proof home in the US: using the least energy possible from the cleanest sources

BAD Biggest US reservoir declares historic shortage, forcing water cuts across west

2021-08-15

BAD Germany ‘set for biggest rise in greenhouse gases for 30 years’

BAD It’s now or never: Scientists warn time of reckoning has come for the planet

2021-08-14

BAD ‘I can’t do it’: Portland residents battle grueling heat in unprecedented summer

2021-08-13

BAD Global sizzling: July was hottest month on record, NOAA says

BAD Temperatures soar as Washington and Oregon endure another major heatwave

BAD ‘Your outfit is killing the planet’: the company putting a label on fashion’s climate impact

MIXED The IPCC’s latest climate report is dire. But it also included some prospects for hope

BAD Dangerous record heat bakes the US on both coasts

2021-08-12

MIXED Biden-backed ‘blue’ hydrogen may pollute more than coal, study finds

BAD Oregon declares state of emergency as another ‘extreme heatwave’ looms

BAD Is Biden serious about climate? His 2,000 drilling and fracking permits suggest not

GOOD Foxconn to build EV plants in US to offset slowing smartphone industry

GOOD Chinese Tesla rival Nio narrows losses as revenue surges 127%

BAD Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within 4 years, says leaked UN report

GOOD Using aluminum and water to make clean hydrogen fuel

BAD Climate change is making people think twice about having children

GOOD We Spotted The Hummer EV, And Its Acceleration Blew Us Away

BAD First Thing: Oregon declares emergency as another ‘extreme heatwave’ looms

2021-08-11

GOOD Tesla: Model 3 Is The First EV Priced On Par With ICE Equivalents

BAD Why a top climate scientist may stop contributing to future UN assessment reports

MIXED ‘Abolish these companies, get rid of them’: what would it take to break up big oil?

MIXED Surging demand for renewables will boost these 3 metals, analysts predict

MIXED The ‘tragedy of the commons’ and why it is helping to scorch our planet

MIXED (Australia) Energy commission dials back plan to charge households to send rooftop solar power to grid

GOOD Canadian EV program Project Arrow gets $5 million in federal funding

BAD How will B.C. prepare for this third unprecedented heat wave? Province provides an update

MIXED Sask. farmers using trees, winter crops to combat climate change-driven heat

2021-08-10

GOOD Greta Thunberg: ethical fast fashion is ‘pure greenwashing’

MIXED Climate change: Seven key takeaways from the IPCC climate change report

GOOD BYD’s budget electric hatch poised to beat Tesla low-cost rival to market

GOOD Windbreaks, surprisingly, could help wind farms boost power output

MIXED Coalition’s misleading tactics will no longer cut it – the IPCC report shows our future depends on urgent climate action

GOOD 44.01 secures $5M to turn billions of tons of carbon dioxide to stone

BAD New before and after imagery shows a California town largely reduced to ash

BAD ‘I still feel it isn’t real’: Gold Rush town residents reckon with wildfire devastation

GOOD UN climate report raises pressure on Biden to seize a rare moment

MIXED Scott Morrison walks back ‘end the weekend’ rhetoric on electric vehicles

GOOD When Do Fossil Fuel Car Sales Collapse? (FFV = Fossil Fuel Vehicle)

2021-08-09

MIXED Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Press Conference (Youtube, starts 4:45)

GOOD Canada opens call for studies on carbon capture technologies

BAD It’s Grim, The latest UN report is clear: Climate change is here, it’s a crisis, and it’s caused by fossil fuels.

BAD Toronto summers to get hotter as climate change intensifies, expert says

GOOD ‘Not too late’: Australian scientists call for urgent action to avoid worst of climate crisis

MIXED To Address the Climate Crisis, Focus on More Than Carbon Dioxide (Opinion: Kathy Castor is the chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis)

MIXED ‘No going backwards’: How Waterloo region can prepare for extreme weather, climate change (see also Waterloo Region’s 2019 Community Climate Adaptation Plan)

BAD New report reveals how the climate crisis is supercharging extreme weather

MIXED What the new UN report warning of climate impacts means for Canadians

BAD The UN climate report pins hopes on carbon removal technologies that barely exist

MIXED The IPCC report is clear: nothing short of transforming society will avert catastrophe (Opinion: Patrick Vallance is the UK government chief scientific adviser)

HUMOUR It should not come as a surprise that climate change is worse than we thought and also getting worser

MIXED What is the IPCC and why is its new climate report different from others?

BAD IPCC report’s verdict on climate crimes of humanity: guilty as hell

BAD Climate crisis ‘unequivocally’ caused by human activities, says IPCC report

BAD Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet

GOOD New EV Chargers Coming to Waterloo Region

GOOD COP26: What is the UN climate conference in Glasgow and why is it so important?

BAD World’s climate scientists to issue stark warning over global heating threat.

MIXED Worst polluting countries must make drastic carbon cuts, says Cop26 chief

2021-08-08

BAD Human influence on global warming is ‘unequivocal,’ UN report says

BAD Climate change: Time running out to stop catastrophe – Alok Sharma

2021-08-07

BAD Climate change: Low-income countries ‘can’t keep up’ with impacts

GOOD Railways invites bids for hydrogen fuel-based technology for diesel-run trains

2021-08-06

GOOD Rust? Trains? Why clean energy is turning to exotic ideas to fix its storage problem

MIXED Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

BAD Climate change: New report will highlight ‘stark reality’ of warming

GOOD Tidal power project in Canada’s Bay of Fundy secures support of Japanese firms

2021-08-05

GOOD Solarflux FOCUS Parabolic Dish Concentrator Converts 72% Of Solar Energy Into Usable Heat

GOOD Magna Says Its eBeam Tech Is The Fastest Way To Electrify Pickups

VERY BAD Scientists warn of Gulf Stream collapse leading to ‘climate catastrophe’ in Canada, world

VERY BAD Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse

BAD What happens when millions – or billions – of sea animals die on one day?

GOOD Futuristic Farmers Deploy Solar Power To Farm For Microbes

2021-08-04

MIXED It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Damage

GOOD Orbital Marine Power’s latest renewable energy project is a tidal turbine that can provide electricity for 2,000 homes!

2021-08-03

MIXED Can we save the planet by shrinking the economy?

2021-08-02

GOOD Wafer-thin solar film could be a game-changer for harnessing British sunshine as renewable power

2021-08-01

MIXED The oldest tree in eastern US survived millennia – but rising seas could kill it

Previous Months

2021-07-31 BAD If the Hardiest Species Are Boiled Alive, What Happens to Humans?

2021-07-30 BAD Climate tipping points are difficult to predict. In Canada and beyond, they might have already arrived

2021-07-29 BAD ‘Climate change has become real’: extreme weather sinks prime US tourism site

2021-07-29 BAD The activists sabotaging railways in solidarity with Indigenous people

2021-07-28 BAD Thousands of scientists warn climate tipping points ‘imminent’

2021-07-28 BAD Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

2021-07-28 BAD How many years until we must act on climate? Zero, say these climate thinkers

2021-07-28 BAD Bolsonaro’s 1,000km Amazon railway will cause climate chaos. It must be stopped

2021-07-28 MIXED Why is a big oil company investing huge amounts of money in Wyoming wind?

2021-07-27 GOOD Chinese university develops new material to accelerate solid state battery production

2021-07-27 MIXED Toyota bet wrong on EVs, so now it’s lobbying to slow the transition

2021-07-26 MIXED Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts And Heat Waves Batter Countries

2021-07-25 BAD Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction

2021-07-14 BAD MIT Predicted in 1972 That Society Will Collapse This Century. New Research Shows We’re on Schedule. (report)


2021-06-23 GOOD Plan to cut emissions 80% by 2050 endorsed by Waterloo regional councillors (see Waterloo Region’s climate action strategy)