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The Cop26 message? We are trusting big business, not states, to fix the climate crisis | Adam Tooze

Cop26 delivered no big climate deal. Nor, in truth, was there any reason to expect one. The drastic measures that might – at a stroke – open a path to climate stability are not viable in political or diplomatic terms….

Here’s All the Good News From the COP26 Global Climate Summit Thus Far

At COP26, many of the parties to the Paris Climate Agreement have doubled-down on their commitments to reducing forest-loss and emissions. Three days into the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, and fortunately most of the major stories of real note are positive ones. So far there have been commitments to conservation and indigenous people’s rights […]

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France’s First Public Official with Down Syndrome Helps Everyone See Disability Differently

In the town of Arras in northern France, the country’s first ever appointed official with Down syndrome is leading from the front, changing hearts and minds and bringing a new perspective on mental disability. In 2020, Éléonore Laloux was appointed municipal councilor of Arras under the mayor Frédéric Leturque, for which she has received continual […]

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MINNESOTA: Republicans force out top pollution official after EV spat

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s top environmental regulator resigned Tuesday after the state’s Republican-controlled Senate refused to keep Laura Bishop in office after she served 2 ½ years under Gov. Tim Walz (D).

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FINANCE: Former Wall Street executive leaves Biden climate team

Progressives raised alarms in March when news broke that Mark Gallogly, a private equity mogul, was joining the Biden administration’s climate fight. They said he had a history of “profiteering off of the climate crisis.”

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CONGRESS: GOP touted a climate caucus; methane vote shows its limits

Dozens of House Republicans signed up last week for a new Conservative Climate Caucus intended to engage members on the issue and trumpet the GOP’s newfound respect for climate science. Two days later, nearly all of them opposed a measure to curb methane emissions.

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CONGRESS: Whitehouse, Schatz float new carbon tax bill

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) yesterday introduced a new carbon pricing bill they say could generate some $2.4 trillion in revenue over 10 years, a potentially appealing selling point amid congressional debate on an infrastructure bill.

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