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Climate News June 27-July 3: UN calls on the Supreme Court to decide to retreat in the fight against climate change | EU countries approve climate measures after lengthy talks

Here is a summary of the weekly climate change news from June 27th to July 3rd, 2022.

File photo of people rallying at the Vancouver Art Gallery to call attention to the climate crisis.
Gather at the Vancouver Art Gallery to call attention to the climate crisis File photos of people. Photo: Ric Ernst /PNG

This is what you need to know about global climate change Is updated weekly. And step B. C. Is working to address the climate and ecosystem crises of the week of June 27-July 3, 2022.

This Week's Climate News:

• Biden says the Supreme Court's emission decisions jeopardize its ability to tackle climate change.
• The United Nations calls the Supreme Court's decision "a setback in the fight against climate change."
• EU countries approve climate change after lengthy consultations

 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a wildfire, Drought, stormy weather, June B. C. Floods will be more frequent and more intense due to the climate crisis, such as the deadly heat dome.

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98} Environmental Protection Agency emits carbon dioxide from power plants Defenders say the Supreme Court's decision to limit how it regulates can already exacerbate a serious situation for those most affected by climate change and air pollution.

Defenders of environmental and climate justice from all over the United States have accused the court of 6-3, saying it is most felt by the colored and poor communities near the power plant. increase. National average. They are asking the EPA to find alternatives to limit carbon dioxide emissions and other forms of air pollution, and to empower authorities to do so.

The court did not prohibit the EPA from regulating carbon emissions. In fact, Judge John Roberts said limiting carbon emissions to keep the United States away from burning coal for electricity "may be wise to the crisis of the day."

Nonetheless, supporters said the ruling puts the disadvantaged communities at greater risk of harm due to the effects of climate change and air pollution. They are also concerned about the EPA's ability to enforce other bedrock environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act.

— AP Communications

Many of Brazil's unique creatures, from small orange frogs to Elimakiti monkeys, when global warming exceeds temperature targets. May face a dark future Scientists set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change warn.

According to a study published this week, even if temperatures later fall below a major limit of 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius, damage can be undone, for example by inhaling carbon from the air. not.

A report from the University of Cape Town (UCT) is currently considering an "overshoot scenario" as emissions continue to grow rapidly towards these limits and climate change measures are delayed. Co-author Andreas Meyer said. University College London (UCL).

This is a "carbon dioxide removal" technique normally used to reverse dangerous temperature rises by 2100 (not yet fully developed or possible on a large scale). The study states that it is a period of excessive warming that lasts for decades.

Read the full text here.

— Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that limiting federal government authority to curb carbon emissions would be U.S. Address climate change, stating the Supreme Court's ruling that there is a risk of impairing capacity.

"This decision risks keeping the air in our country clean and impairing our ability to combat climate change, but I am mine to protect public health and tackle the climate crisis. We will not forgive the use of legitimate authorities, "Biden said in a statement.

— Reuters

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling limits Washington's ability to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and reduces US emissions By delaying, it undermines global efforts to combat climate change and, according to diplomats, undermines US leadership efforts on the international arena.

The conservative court ruling 6-3 is the latest in controversial judicial decisions, with US President Joe Biden's administration decarbonizing the US economy and global ambitions. A cleaner source of fossil fuels that mobilize and emit greenhouse gases.

"It's very disappointing because it makes it very difficult for the U.S. government to force a move to reduce GHG emissions," said Carlos Fuller, UN Ambassador to Belize. .. "It also puts the administration in a very weak negotiating position, as their attempts to raise their ambitions for all are skeptical."

Rare to Member States In his criticism, the United Nations called the Supreme Court's ruling "a setback in the fight against climate change" on Thursday.

Read the full text here.

— Reuters

The first of more than 200 firefighters from six European countries to help Greek colleagues fight wildfires Arrived in Athens.

Twenty-eight Romanian firefighters were welcomed on Saturday by the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Christos Stylianides and the leader of the Greek Fire Department.

"Romania is pleased to be able to participate in the pre-deployment program with a professional fire brigade," said Romanian team leader Colonel Alexander-Adrian Syrick. "We have previous experience here in Greece."

Romanians, along with other countries, including Russia and Turkey, helped Greece fight widespread wildfires in August 2021. rice field. The fire struck the whole country, in the northern part of Evia, the second largest island in Greece, and in the southern part of the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Read the full text here.

— Tiffany Crawford

European Union countries dragged in early Wednesday to support stricter climate rules to eliminate carbon emissions An agreement was reached after fierce negotiations

27 EU member states had at least EU greenhouse gases in 2030 compared to 1990, rather than the previously agreed 40%. We have agreed on a bill aimed at reducing 55%.

"A long but good day for climate change: The Council's decision on Fitfor55 is a big step towards achieving the EU Green Deal," said Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Green Deal. increase. After the Environment Ministers' Meeting in Luxembourg.

The five-legal agreement proposed by the EU executive branch last year paves the way for final negotiations with the European Parliament. EU parliamentarians support the ambitious block-wide goal. Final approval of the legislative package requires Congress to resolve the differences between the block's governments in various details.

— Associated Press

Saturday's fresh rain and rock fall rescued 26 bodies from the mudflow debris that had wiped the railroad so far. I disturbed the squad. A construction site in northeastern India, officials said.

Rescue operations are expected to continue for several days in steep hills, with little chance of finding 37 survivors who have been missing since Wednesday night.

Rescue personnel Pankaji Kabidayar said 21 of the 26 confirmed deaths were members of the territorial army. Military personnel have provided safety to railroad personnel due to a decades-old rebellion seeking a different home for ethnic and tribal groups in the region.

The operation in Noney, the capital of Manipur, a town near Imphal, involved more than 250 soldiers, rescuers and police using bulldozers and other equipment. They have been warned about the fresh landslides reported in the area on Saturday.

In states such as Assam, Manipur, Tripla and Sikkim, an estimated 200 people have died in heavy rains and landslides, and in Bangladesh 42 people have died since May 17. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated.

Scientists say climate change is the factor behind the volatile early rains that caused unprecedented floods.South Asian monsoon rains usually begin in June, but torrential rains hit northeastern India and Bangladesh as early as March this year.

— Related Press

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