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Babies learn rhythm, not sounds; Climate efforts intensify

World Bank raises climate funding; Scholz's Climate Club at COP28 aids industry decarbonization; Cambridge study redefines baby language acquisition

Expect more climate news in the coming days as the COP28 summit progresses.

Today ChatGPT read 1112 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 3 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.3] World Bank to increase climate project spending — Reuters

The World Bank plans to increase its annual spending on climate-related projects to 45% of its financing from 2024 to 2025, up from the current 35%. This policy overhaul, led by new president Ajay Banga, will allocate $40 billion, $9 billion more than previously planned, to address climate change and hunger. The bank aims to expand programs and boost lending power.

[7.1] Olaf Scholz launches Climate Club at COP28 — Reuters

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced the launch of an international Climate Club to aid developing nations in decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries. The club has 36 members and aims to standardize CO2 intensity calculation, define near-zero emissions for steel and cement, and match needs with technical and financing instruments. This initiative was revealed at the UN COP28 climate summit in Dubai. The club will provide investment signals and guidance for other countries.

[7.0] Babies learn language from rhythmic information, not phonetic sounds — The Guardian

University of Cambridge researchers discovered that infants learn languages through rhythmic speech, like nursery rhymes, rather than phonetic information. Their study, involving 50 infants' brain activity recordings, found that reliable phonetic processing starts around seven months. This challenges prior beliefs about language learning and suggests a potential link between rhythm perception and dyslexia or developmental language disorders. The findings emphasize the importance of singsong speech in early language development.

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