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New U.N. climate report offers ‘bleak’ emissions forecast | Science

‘The 10th Emissions Gap Report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), released today, warned that there’s “no sign” greenhouse gases will hit their zenith anytime soon. It arrived a day after the World Meteorological Organization revealed record-high concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.’

Source: New U.N. climate report offers ‘bleak’ emissions forecast | Science

One Whale Is Worth Thousands of Trees in Climate Fight, New Report Says | Time

‘Great whales are the carbon-capture titans of the animal world, absorbing an average of 33 tons of CO2 each throughout their lives before their carcasses sink to the bottom of the ocean and remain there for centuries, according an article in the December issue of the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine. A tree, by contrast, absorbs no more than 48 pounds of the gas a year.’

Source: One Whale Is Worth Thousands of Trees in Climate Fight, New Report Says | Time

As Delhi Chokes On Smog, India’s Health Minister Advises: Eat More Carrots | NPR

‘On Nov. 2, 21 of the 37 air quality monitoring stations in Delhi registered in the “severe” category. Since then, the city has been grappling with its worst-ever pollution crisis. On the Air Quality Index, an international metric used by public health officials that accounts for a range of major air pollutants, any reading above 100 is considered unhealthy. In some areas of Delhi this week, the AQI recorded well over 900 according to daily bulletins by India’s Central Pollution Control Board.’

Source: As Delhi Chokes On Smog, India’s Health Minister Advises: Eat More Carrots | NPR