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Letter: Nothing in article about Delta embracing sustainable aviation fuel reflected a major change [Video]

The first thing I do when I see a headline that reads like a press release crafted by a corporation is to search for a quote or analysis by an independent expert. I must therefore sadly report that the Tribune article, Delta embraces sustainable aviation fuel in its net-zero pursuit, contained no disinterested opinion or analysis.

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UN chief warns a ‘climate time bomb is ticking’ [Video]

STORY: The climate time bomb is tickingUN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says there’s little time to lose in tackling climate change.And rich countries need to slash emissions sooner.His latest call came in a recorded address after a new assessment from scientists.Humanity is on thin ice, and that ice is melting fast. As todays report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) details, humans are responsible for virtually all global heating over the last 200 years.”Guterres said the panels latest synthesis report should be seen as a survival guide for humanity.He urged developed countries to commit to reaching net zero emissions by the earlier date of around 2040.According to the IPCC, emissions must be halved by the mid-2030s if the world is to have any chance of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.Thats a key target in the 2015 Paris accord.But average temperatures have already spiked more than a degree, fueling more extreme weather events worldwide.Current estimates say the planet could warm more than 3 degrees by the end of the century.And just meeting existing pledges may not cut it.Here’s the panel’s chair, Hoesung Lee:We are walking when we should be sprinting.Nations are expected to update climate pledges by 2025 this latest assessment will serve as a guide.If there’s any chance of making the necessary emissions cuts, the panel says, the world needs to transform agriculture and eating habits and speed up the transition to green energy.The warning comes while it estimates nearly half the planet’s population is already vulnerable to climate impacts.

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CNN 10: The big stories of the day, explained in 10 minutes [Video]

Today CNN 10 is looking at ongoing protests in Israel where some citizens are angry at the government’s plans to overhaul the country’s judicial system. Israel’s government wanted to give power to parliament to overrule Supreme Court decisions, but on Monday they announced a change, CNN 10 has the story. Then, CNN 10 is looking at one organization in Australia that is changing the way we think about building infrastructure in the ocean. And CNN 10 is traveling to Japan, where Harry Potter fans can see the magical world like never before. All that and more on this episode of CNN 10.