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Currently — November 9th, 2021

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It Was 103 Degrees in the United Arab Emirates—In November
The United Arab Emirates just set a record for its hottest day recorded in November hitting 103°F (39°C)— 11° F (6°C) above average for this time of year. While the region is known for heat this year has been particularly sweltering in the Middle East, as well as across the rest of the globe.
Meteorologists say that forecasts indicate even hotter days are on the horizon in the region for rest of the week. As the fossil fuel industry furthers the climate crisis, these heat trends are set to continue to worsen over the coming years.
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Adam Radwanski
Steven Guilbeault see his younger self in the protesters outside COP26, but also contends he’s long been balancing his ideals with the practicalities and limitations of public policy. My interview with Canada’s new environment minister:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named a former Greenpeace activist, Steven Guilbeault, as the country’s environment and climate change minister. This bold move signals a commitment from Canada to stronger action on climate change and the energy transition. 
Guilbeault is a long-time activist— he was dubbed “green Jesus” in 2001 after scaling Toronto’s iconic CN Tower and hanging a banner reading “Canada and Bush Climate Killers.” He has now described himself as a “radical pragmatist”.
During his first few weeks on the job, Guilbeault attended COP26 where he announced Canada’s commitment to devote 20 percent of the country’s climate financing to address biodiversity loss. Guilbeault has also committed to emissions caps on oil-and-gas production.
However, some activists expressed disappointment that Canada did not join the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance at COP26 and at Guilbeault’s softening stance on pipelines.
Guilbeault’s appointment has made waves with Canada’s oil and gas industry and shows Trudeau may be moving towards a more serious stance on the side of climate action. — Abbie Veitch
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