Climate News June 2021

Here is a collection of links so you can get the latest and greatest Climate news 

DateGood NewsBad News
6/1/2021Iceland's glaciers have lost around 750 square kilometres (290 square miles), or seven per cent of their surface, since the turn of the millennium due to global warming, a study showed.Humanity’s failure to stop nitrogen pollution could limit the safe operating margin for many other issues, including climate change, fresh water use, ocean acidification, land use and stratospheric ozone depletion, say scientists.
6/2/21The USA Biden administration is suspending oil and gas drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing one of former presidents final environmental decisions before leaving office.According to a new WWF report, more wildlife species will be lost if we pass 1.5 c warming. EVery fraction of a degree of additional warming can permanently damage many critical ecosystems.
6/3/2021The Dutch court decision ordering Shell to cut its carbon emissions has emboldened litigants in similar cases, and can set a precedent that individual companies bear a legal responsibility to protect people from climate change, at least in Europe.New Analysis shows a significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating. Ice sheets and ocean currents can reach tipping points that can destabilise each other, leading to a domino effect with severe consequences for humanity.
6/4/2021To launch the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, UNEP(UN Environment Programme has released this synthesis report as a call to action for anyone and everyone to join the #GenerationRestoration movement to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.Asia’s Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountain ranges could lose up to two thirds of its ice by 2100, causing water and food shortages for over two billion people in the downstream river basins of South and East Asia, according to a new UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) policy paper.
6/6/2021The Dutch court decision ordering Shell to cut its carbon emissions has emboldened litigants in similar cases, and can set a precedent that individual companies bear a legal responsibility to protect people from climate change, at least in Europe.A new World Bank report concludes that black carbon deposits coming from industries, vehicles, and cooking practices aggravate climate change’s adverse impacts to accelerate the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush, and the Karakorum (HKHK) ranges.
6/7/2021 400,000 people have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfalls across Somalia, displacing 101,300.

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 Despite pandemic, level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hits historic levels
6/9/2021The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline announced Wednesday it is pulling the plug on the controversial project after the Biden administration revoked its permit in January.