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July 22 Green Energy News

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“Western Wildfire Smoke Is Contributing To New York City’s Worst Air Quality In 15 Years” • Extreme heat and dry conditions are fueling raging wildfires in the western US, charring over a million acres, causing evacuations and creating smoky conditions visible from space. Smoke stretched all the way to the East Coast, making […]

July 21 Green Energy News

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“City Children Have Better Mental Health And Cognition If They Live Near Woodlands” • City children who have daily exposure to woodland have better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems, according to a study published in Nature Sustainability. The study tracked 3,568 adolescents at 31 London schools. [CNN] […]

July 20 Green Energy News

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“Solar And Wind Provide 99.9% Of New US Power Capacity In April, 93.9% In May” • Solar power and wind power continue to dominate new power capacity additions in the US. Almost 100% of new power capacity additions in April came from solar and wind, and 94% of new power capacity additions in […]

July 19 Green Energy News

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“Rolls-Royce Attempting 100% Electric Aircraft Speed Record, Jaguar I-PACE Offering Ground Support” • Rolls-Royce has been a familiar name in the very early electric aircraft market. Its fully electric aircraft, Spirit of Innovation, is about to attempt a new top speed record for an electric aircraft. It is aiming to fly at over […]

July 18 Green Energy News

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“Scientists Predict More Extreme Weather Events In Future” • Over 100 people are dead and many more are reported missing after deadly floods swept large parts of western Germany. Such devastating floods have not been seen in decades. Meteorologists warn, however, that extreme weather events are likely to become much more familiar in […]

July 17 Green Energy News

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“Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion Can Transform Marine Transport” • Answering the call for a greening of the shipping sector, a new generation of engineers and entrepreneurs is working on feasibility of several efficient wind-assisted ship propulsion devices and the full integration with vessel trading operation and financing models. [CleanTechnica]

Maersk Pelican, with wind-assisted […]

Green Energy Times

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“Protecting The Next Generation” • Climate change has been ignored in the Australian media (controlled by Rupert Murdoch) until recently. Now it is being mentioned, but highlighting the danger and provoking fear. Our young may be bombarded by horrific scenes of heatwaves, fires, and floods. That is something we have to be careful […]

July 15 Green Energy News

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“Meet eWolf, The Little Zero-Emission, Diesel-Killing Tugboat Taking On Big Oil” • Leading US maritime firm Crowley has just announced it will build a tugboat named eWolf, which will be the first all-electric, zero-emission tugboat to ply the waters of the US. It is just one of three new diesel-reducing moves introduced by […]

July 14 Green Energy News

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“Wildfires In California This Year Have Scorched 3 Times More Land Than In The Same Period Of Last Year” • California had its worst fire season in 2020, with around 4.1 million acres burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. So far this year, fires have burned 142,477 acres in the state, […]

June 2021 Global Temperature Update

Fig. 1. June 2021 surface temperature anomaly (°C) relative to the 1951-1980 base period.

13 July 2021

James Hansen and Makiko Sato

Global temperature in June was +1.13°C (relative to the 1880-1920 base period, which is our best estimate of preindustrial temperature); it was +0.85°C relative to the 1951-1980 base […]