Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 29 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Climate Change Has Ravaged India’s Rice Stock. Now Its Export Ban Could Deepen A Global Food Crisis” • Last month, India announced a ban on exporting non-basmati white rice in a bid to calm rising prices at home and ensure food security. India has since followed with more restrictions on its rice exports, triggering fears of global food shortages. [CNN]

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  • “Did Hunting Mammoths To Extinction Kick Off Climate Change?” • For most people interested in climate change, it all started with the industrial revolution, but that’s only when it went into overdrive. The rise of agriculture, mass deforestation, and the destruction of native species had already led to smaller but still significant changes in the climate. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Drought Threatens Shipping On World Waterways” • Today, 90% of all goods travel by ship at some point. But thanks in part to emissions from ships, drought conditions in several parts of the world have lowered the water level in many rivers and canals to the point where ships can no longer carry some cargoes to their destinations. [CleanTechnica]
  • “World’s Largest Floating Offshore Wind Farm Officially Opened” • The Hywind Tampen wind farm was opened recently by Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Gullfaks and Snorre are the first oil and gas fields in the world to receive power from offshore wind, reducing CO₂ emissions. The Hywind Tampen wind farm has a capacity of 88 MW. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
  • “Tropical Storm Idalia Is Expected To Rapidly Intensify As It Aims For Florida’s Gulf Coast, Threatening To Hit As A Category 3 Hurricane” • Florida is bracing for “major impact” as Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to strengthen rapidly into a Category 3 hurricane aiming for its Gulf Coast, threatening dangerous storm surge and winds, authorities said. [CNN]

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