President Obama Discusses Climate Change Track Record; Wind Energy Costs to Decline
September 15, 2016
The New York Times (9/8) posted a video of President Obama discussing his track record on climate change, from the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009 to joining forces with Chinese President Xi in 2014 and the adoption of the Paris climate agreement in 2015.
The Washington Post (9/12) said the cost of electricity generated by wind will decrease 24 to 30 percent by 2030, according to a survey of wind energy experts.
The Guardian (9/6) said the E.U. reached energy reduction targets six years early, with energy savings across all sectors, according to a report by the E.U. Joint Research Center.
Reuters (9/6) reported that coal-fired power generation under development shrunk by 14 percent this year, with China and India leading the shift, driven by market forces and environment and health concerns.
The Washington Post (9/12) covered a new study finding that a global temperature increase of just 1 degree Celsius will lead global wheat production to fall by as much as 6.4 percent.
The Guardian (9/5) reviewed a new IUCN report detailing how ocean warming is affecting marine species and ecosystems, fisheries, coastal zones, human health and more.
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