Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

July 16 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Will Texas Become Too Hot For Humans?” • The EPA is warning that in the coming decades Texas summers are likely to be “increasingly hot and dry, creating problems for agriculture and possibly human health.” The agency predicts that seventy years from now, Texas will have days above 100°F (38°C) three or four times as often as it does now. [BBC]

Austen (MJ Tangonan, Unsplash)

  • “John Kerry To Step Into Searing China Heat As World’s Two Biggest Polluters Try To Fix Fractured Ties” • When John Kerry arrives in Beijing to restart climate negotiations, he will step off the plane into one of the hottest summers ever recorded in the city. Since 1951, Beijing has seen 104°F (40°C) on 11 days, almost half of which were in the past few weeks. [CNN]
  • “Can US And China Set Aside Rivalry For Climate Action?” • Mr Kerry, the US special envoy on climate, is the latest top official to be dispatched from Washington after visits by Antony Blinken and Janet Yellen, as the US seeks to restart stalled relations with Beijing. He will meet his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua and other officials on his four-day trip. [BBC]
  • “EIA Predicts Record-Breaking Natural Gas Consumption In US” • The US Energy Information Administration has forecast record natural gas consumption in the US in July and August, largely due to demand for air conditioning. The EIA predicts a 4% increase in US electricity generation from natural gas, compared to the same period last year. [GreentechLead]
  • “Top UK Energy Firms To Warn Rishi Sunak: ‘Don’t Back Off Green Agenda’” • More than 100 of the UK’s biggest energy companies will tell Rishi Sunak this week not to back off the green agenda after an Office for Budget Responsibility report warned of catastrophic effects on the economy of continued overreliance on gas. [The Guardian]

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