A (non-comprehensive) list of interesting and relevant climate change, climate policy, and environmental justice stories. 

2 degrees, 40 feet: Scientists who study Earth’s ice say we could be committed to disastrous sea level rise. A new report details that ice sheets are melting quicker than expected and that the world will need to ramp up its climate efforts to avert disastrous sea level rise. (read the full story here)

He won a Nobel Prize. Then he started denying climate change. John Clauser shared the Nobel in physics last year. Now he’s a self-described ‘denier’ of the overwhelming scientific consensus on a warming planet. (read the full story here)

Rich countries hit $100bn climate finance goal two years late, data shows. Annual funding promise made in 2009 to help poor countries deal with climate crisis had original 2020 target. (read the full story here)

US Regions Will Suffer a Stunning Variety of Climate-Caused Disasters, Report Finds. Extreme temperatures; worsening wildfires, hurricanes and floods; infrastructure problems; agricultural impacts: The way you experience climate change will depend on where you live. (read the full story here)

Report Charts Climate Change’s Growing Impact in the US, While Stressing Benefits of Action. The National Climate Assessment sees sea level rise of 11 inches by 2050 and says the transition to wind and solar energy must go two to 10 times faster to meet U.S. goals for reducing greenhouse gases. (read the full story here)

Environmental Justice a Key Theme Throughout Biden’s National Climate Assessment. The report finds that societal factors, including historic racism, have shaped the climate reality for many communities of color. It also details the impacts of climate change on Indigenous people, public health and agriculture. (read the full story here)

The Toll of Climate Disasters Is Rising. But a U.S. Report Has Good News, Too. A major government assessment lays out both the far-reaching perils of global warming and the cost-effective fixes that are available today. (read the full story here)

Sweeping government report warns of ‘daunting’ climate fight. Federal assessment shows climate change has created new living conditions with major costs. But halting every fraction of a degree of warming could quell climate disruptions. (read the full story here)

How Climate Change Influences Temperatures in 1,000 Cities Around the World. A new tool can tell you how big an impact climate change had on the temperature in those cities on any given day, plus postcards from the apocalypse, multilingual storm warnings and a plastics curriculum for school kids. (read the full story here)