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Updated climate models are clouded by scientific biases, researchers say

Updated climate models are clouded by scientific biases, researchers say

The cloudy Southern Ocean shows an improved radiation budget in the latest IPCC climate models, but there are still significant biases in the physical properties of the simulated clouds relative to the SO. These biases are largely canceled out when they jointly influence the radiative effect of clouds. The image of the cloud is captured …

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Why Ford is keeping its gasoline-powered Mustang as part of its electric vehicle push

Why Ford is keeping its gasoline-powered Mustang as part of its electric vehicle push

Ford Chairman Bill Ford and Chairman and CEO Jim Farley speak in front of the new Mustang Dark Horse at the Stampede in downtown Detroit on September 14, 2022. Ford DETROIT — Ford Motor CEO Jim Farley was in his element Wednesday night, surrounded by gearheads and the automaker’s new 2024 Mustang models, including a …

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Republicans plan legal assault on climate disclosure rules for public companies

RPublic officials and corporate lobby groups are launching a multi-pronged legal attack on the Biden administration’s efforts to help investors hold public companies accountable for their carbon emissions and other climate change risks. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in March proposed new climate disclosure rules that would require public companies to report climate-related …

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McDonald's plans to expand West Loop headquarters, but CEO says city needs to 'face the facts' about downtown business climate

McDonald’s plans to expand West Loop headquarters, but CEO says city needs to ‘face the facts’ about downtown business climate

McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski has raised concerns about the effects of crime on business in Chicago, even as the company announced plans to bring more of its suburban workers downtown. In a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago on Wednesday, Kempczinski referenced the recent departures of major companies such as Caterpillar, Boeing and Citadel …

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Here are some examples of how recent climate initiatives are boosting the US economy

Here are some examples of how recent climate initiatives are boosting the US economy

Several landmark climate initiatives have been passed since 2021, pumping trillions into the US economy. Even though less than a month has passed since the Inflation Reduction Act was enacted, we are already seeing some of the powerful effects ripple through the economy. President Biden ran for office on the belief that climate change was …

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“Transformational”: could the new American green bank be a game-changer for the climate?

Buried on page 667 of the Inflation Reduction Act is a climate policy that has been in the making for more than a decade. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund provides $27 billion in funding for projects aimed at reducing global warming emissions in the United States. Some of those funds, about $7 billion, will go …

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Climate change could make pandemics like COVID-19 much more common

Climate change could make pandemics like COVID-19 much more common

The likelihood of an extreme, or COVID-19-like, outbreak will triple over the next few decades, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers used data from epidemics over the past 400 years, in particular mortality rates, the duration of previous epidemics and the rate of new …

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This year's Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

This year’s Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

When Apple held its annual iPhone 13 launch event in 2021, it started with a cheery video featuring jazz dancers celebrating California’s natural beauty (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, sure). The tone of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming into Apple headquarters from space, it kicked off with …

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This year's Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

This year’s Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

When Apple held its annual iPhone 13 launch event in 2021, it started with a cheery video featuring jazz dancers celebrating California’s natural beauty (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, sure). The nuance of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming into Apple headquarters from space, it kicked off with …

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