- “Climate Change: COP25 Talks Open As ‘Point Of No Return’ In Sight” • Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis. Speaking ahead of the meeting, UN Secretary General António Guterres said, “the point of no return is no longer over the horizon.” [BBC via Albanian Daily News]
- “Climate Crisis Forcing 20 Million People A Year From Their Homes, Oxfam Says” • Climate-fueled disasters have forced about 20 million people per year to leave their homes in the past decade, according to a new report from Oxfam. This makes the climate the biggest driver of internal displacement for the ten year period. [CNN]
- “Huge Surge In Number Of Companies Targeting 100% Renewables By 2030” • The Climate Group has received more than double the number of corporate signatories first expected to its RE100 scheme. The target dates for 100% renewables now stand on average at 2028, according to its latest progress and annual insights report. [edie.net]
- “Solar Expected To Disrupt Texas Fossil-Fuel Apple Cart” • Texas produces far more wind-generated electricity than any other state. But when it comes to solar energy, Texas lags behind several other states. That is about to change, as Texas is expected to double its solar electricity output next year and then again the year after that. [Houston Chronicle]
- “Colorado Rethinks Dam Safety As Climate Change Heightens Risk For State’s 27 ‘Unsatisfactory’ Structures” • A climate-driven shift toward extreme storms has compelled Colorado officials to rethink the safety of hundreds of dams across the state that hold water and mine waste. Included are 27 high-hazard dams already listed as deficient. [The Denver Post]
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