Friday, April 12, 2024

New York Times, 4/12/2024, page A10: Doomsday double bill

Boogying our way to doomsday

Photo by Retiring Guy
Headlinestop, bottom

Excerpt from top article
Global capacity to generate power from coal, one of the most polluting fossil fuels, grew in 2023, driven by a wave of new plants coming online in China that coincided with a slowing pace of retirements of older plants in the United States and Europe.

Excerpt from bottom article:
Global temperatures are rising long-term because the burning of fossil fuels adds greenhouse gases, which warm the planet, to the atmosphere. So far, climate change has raised the global average temperature by about 1.2 degrees Celsius, or 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit, above the preindustrial average temperature. And because it takes more energy to heat up water than air, the oceans have absorbed the vast majority of the planet’s warming from greenhouse gases.

According to Merriam-Webster, the first-known use of 'double bill' occurred in 1917.

  1. acquired brain injury
  2. bad news
  3. blotto
  4. end-time
  5. sunbathe
  6. unequivocably
  7. unsalvageable

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