• china: state explains ipcc key findings

    From MrPostingRobot@kymhorsell.com@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 12 22:01:35 2021
    XPost: alt.global-warming

    *China: Global warming sounds red alert?
    News 1+1, CCTV

    China's state broadcaster CCTV has run a 20-minute programme
    explaining the key findings of IPCC's latest report. When asked by the presenter what China's emission-reducing measures mean for global
    warming, Chao Qingchen - deputy director of the National Climate
    Centre - said that emissions have been accumulated "historically"
    since the industrial revolution, adding: "As a member of the world,
    our action and endeavour to reduce emissions have an important
    contribution to slowing down the accelerating global change." Beijing
    News has an interview with Paul N Edwards from Stanford University, a
    lead author of the IPCC report, about the main messages from the
    assessment. (See Carbon Brief`s in-depth Q&A for more details about
    the report.)

    Meanwhile, the Global Times, a state-run newspaper, publishes an
    editorial to "refute" what it calls "some of the frequent charges" by
    western media against China's emission-reducing efforts. The
    publication lists 4 sentences from 3 US and UK outlets and
    provides what it describes as "facts" under each of them. The topics
    range from China's emission growth to its "love for meat". 21st
    Century Business Herald reports that China's central bank has recently discussed using a new tool to support "key" sectors to reduce carbon
    emissions. Although the authority has not explained what the tool is
    or if it has already been put into operation, "multiple insiders"
    believe that it is "green remortgaging", the outlet says.

    Elsewhere, a Mail On Sun report focuses on China's dominance in the
    global lithium supplies. The article, published via MailOnline, says
    that China "dominates both manufacture of batteries and the production
    of the one element without which no electric cars could move an inch -
    the lithium that is the irreplaceable component of battery cells". A
    China Dialogue article explains what the world can expect from China's
    first five-year plan for the marine environment, which is scheduled to
    be released this year.

    [Everything you know is wrong].
    Ancient Tablet Displays Pythagorean Theorem 1,000 Years Before Pythagoras
    was Even Born
    The Debrief, 12 Aug 2021
    A 4000-year-old tablet displays a form of geometry from Babylon,
    thousands of years before the math was thought to have been discovered.

    [Florida strategy:]
    Children and teens account for one third of COVID-19 cases in NSW as year
    12s set for school return
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 08:49Z
    One in 3 people infected with COVID-19 in NSW in the past week are 19 or younger as some students prepare to return to school next week.

    Judge clears way for key Trump allies to face $1.76b lawsuit over 'false' election-rigging claims
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 08:47Z
    Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell lose a bid to protect
    themselves from a defamation lawsuit brought by vote-counting machine
    company Dominion, with a judge finding the trio made "provably false statements" about the outcome of the US presidential election.

    Dominion Voting Systems Sue Right-Wing News Outlets For Billions
    NPR, 10 Aug 2021 22:38Z

    Eight people missing after Russian tourist helicopter crashes into volcanic crater
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 09:44Z
    A helicopter carrying tourists plunged into a deep volcanic crater lake in Russia's far east and rescuers are searching the lake for up to 8 people missing.

    FDA set to authorize third COVID vaccine dose for immunocompromised people Yahoo News, 12 Aug 2021 0:04Z

    "The rebellion is spreading": After local TX officials defy his ban on
    mask mandates, Gov. Greg Abbott begins to clamp down
    The TX Tribune, 12 Aug 2021 02:02Z

    What we know about the 2 cases who flew from Sydney to Melbourne
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 03:51Z
    Authorities say 2 women who flew from Sydney to Melbourne on Mon
    afternoon will be fined, and everyone on board the flight has been put into quarantine.

    Haynes and Boone has monitored North American oilfield services company
    (OF) Chapter 11 bankruptcies since 2015. This latest report features new
    cases filed from Jan 1 - March 31, 2021. Over the past 6 years, there
    have been 262 oilfield services company bankruptcies.
    -- www.haynesboone.com/-/media/files/energy_bankruptcy_reports

    NSW records 345 new COVID-19 cases as Sydney lockdown tightened in 3 areas
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:09Z
    Three more Sydney areas are hit with tighter lockdown restrictions as NSW records 345 new COVID cases and 2 more deaths.

    Newcastle, Hunter faces another week of lockdown as COVID cases climb
    ABC Newcastle, 12 Aug 2021 02:06Z
    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirms the Hunter region will stay in
    lockdown for another week, as 24 new cases of coronavirus are recorded in
    the Newcastle region.

    Tougher border restrictions may be needed to stop Delta creep as Queensland
    records 10 COVID cases
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 01:11Z
    Queensland records 10 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as Premier
    Annastacia Palaszczuk warns Queenslanders not to enter New South Wales.

    ACT to go into seven-day lockdown as one new case of COVID-19 recorded
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:09Z
    The Australian Capital Territory will go into lockdown from 5:00pm today
    after the territory records its first case of COVID-19 in 105 days.

    Victoria records 21 new local COVID cases and 2 more from interstate
    ABC News, 11 Aug 2021 22:48Z
    Seventeen of the local cases are linked to previously reported cases and 15 were in quarantine during their infectious period.

    Police arrest dozens of anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne's CBD
    ABC News, 11 Aug 2021 21:14Z
    Police arrest 73 people at a small Wed evening protest, with dozens of
    fines issued for breaches of the Chief Health Officer's directions.

    Menacing feral pigs released in regional SA for possible 'hunting' activities ABC South East SA, 12 Aug 2021 01:11Z
    A mysterious outbreak of feral pigs in regional South Australia could be
    linked to illegal hunting activities, environment management authorities say.

    Taliban could capture Afghan capital within 90 days, says US intelligence
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 01:10Z
    The Afghan Taliban has captured 8 provincial capitals and its steady
    advance threatens to seize the national capital Kabul within months,
    according to US officials.

    Sicily's 48.8C scorcher might be Europe's hottest day ever
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:06Z
    Regional authorities on the Italian island say the temperature surpasses the all-time record of 48.5C, set in Sicily in 1999, and the 1977 record of 48C
    in Greece.

    It's the largest contaminated area in the southern hemisphere. So why are people still travelling there?
    ABC Pilbara, 12 Aug 2021 02:49Z
    Wittenoom in Western Australia's Pilbara is riddled with blue asbestos. Yet despite the serious health risk, people are still visiting the former mining town.

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