Top 10 Climate Change Developments from the Past Week

1. A research team from U of T Engineering has developed a new electrochemical path to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable products such as jet fuel or plastics.

2. The degrowth movement wants to intentionally shrink the economy to address climate change, and create lives with less stuff, less work, and better well-being. But is it a utopian fantasy?

3. Ethiopian PM starts green initiative by planting first of 4 billion trees 

4. There are a handful of major science institutions around the world that keep track of the Earth's temperature. They all clearly show that the world's temperature has risen in the past few decades. One of those institutions is NASA.

5. In the next few months, the White House will complete the rollback of the most significant federal effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, initiated during the Obama administration.

6. 2020 is team oil vs. team climate change. There's no middle.

7. Underscoring the growing demand for bold climate action that has found expression in global youth-led strikes, marches, and civil disobedience over the past year, Green parties across Europe had their strongest-ever EU parliamentary election performance after running on a platform of transformative environmental change.

8. For decades, Canadians tossed their recyclables into blue bins and never looked back. But with China cutting its imports of scrap plastic by 96 per cent, Canada’s recycling industry is struggling.

9. Climate activists are preparing legal action aimed at forcing Royal Dutch Shell to exit the oil business. 

10. A group of scientists has written to the top 100 wealthiest charitable bodies and families to request funding for climate change issues.

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