Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 5 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Restoring Degraded Peatlands To Mitigate Climate Change” • Peatlands play an important role in mitigating climate change. They store more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined. But in some places, peatlands are degrading and turning into carbon sources. Restoring them can help mitigate climate change. [CGTN]

Peat bog in Scotland (Michal Klajban, CC-BY-SA 4.0)

  • “Russia’s War Is The End Of Climate Policy As We Know It” • The headlong rush across Western Europe to replace Russian oil, gas, and coal with alternative sources of these fuels has made a mockery of the net-zero emissions pledges made by the major European economies just three months before the invasion at the UN climate summit in Glasgow. [Foreign Policy]
  • “Renewables Become Leader In Grid Resilience: Decentralized Approach To Disaster Recovery” • After an outage, it could be far quicker to restore electricity with energy resources that are close to home rather than through miles of transmission lines. In fact, many outages might be avoided altogether by configuring local resources into rugged microgrids. [CleanTechnica]
  • “COP26: Are Nations On Track To Meet Their Climate Goals?” • New targets for reducing emissions, cutting back on fossil fuels, and ending deforestation were agreed by world leaders at the COP26 summit. Nations are meeting again in Bonn to discuss progress since the Glasgow Climate Pact was signed at COP26. Here is a look at how they are doing. [BBC]
  • “As California’s Big Cities Fail To Rein In Their Water Use, Rural Communities Are Already Tapped Out” • Gov Gavin Newsom has pleaded with urban residents and businesses to reduce their water consumption by 15%, but water usage in March was up by 19% in cities compared to March 2020. In rural areas, some people have no water at all. [CNN]

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