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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

January 28 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Antarctica Melting: Journey To The ‘Doomsday’ Glacier” • It has been described by glaciologists as the “most important” in the world. Some call it the “doomsday” glacier. Roughly the size of Britain, Thwaites glacier already accounts for 4% of world sea level rise and it is melting increasingly rapidly. It holds enough water to raise sea levels over half a meter. [BBC]

View down a hole scientists made in Thwaites glacier (British Antarctic Survey)

  • “The Pacific Ocean Is So Acidic That It’s Dissolving Dungeness Crabs’ Shells” • The Pacific Ocean is becoming more acidic, and that is taking its toll. The Dungeness crab is vital to commercial fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, but lower pH levels in its habitat are dissolving parts of its shell and damaging its sensory organs, a study found. [CNN]
  • “German Study Finds Positive Wind Reception” • Most Germans are unperturbed by proximity of wind turbines, a new study by the Institute for German Business has found. Around 80% of respondents to a survey by the German government said they do not feel adversely affected by wind turbines in their surroundings. [reNEWS]
  • “LADWP Helps Launch New Organization To Focus On Green Hydrogen” • In most of the world renewable energy is the lowest cost source of electricity, and producing ‘green’ or ‘carbon-free’ hydrogen is possible. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power joined with others to found the Power Green Hydrogen Coalition. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
  • “The Massachusetts Senate is slated to vote on the state’s ‘next generation climate policy.’ Here’s what to know” • The Senate of Massachusetts is poised to debate “next generation” climate legislation: a package of bills proposing new initiatives ranging from meeting a net-zero emissions target by 2050 to installing a carbon pricing system. [Boston.com]

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