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Biden’s climate duo of Kerry and McCarthy puts U.S. back in global warming fight – CBS News

This story originally appeared at Reuters.com and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden’s efforts to restore U.S. credibility on…

China Gives a Cool Boost to Effort to Reduce Global Warming – NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

President Xi Jinping said that China has decided to accept the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer earlier today. The announcement, part of a conversation with Chancellor Merkel of Germany and President Macron…

Biden’s climate duo of Kerry and McCarthy puts U.S. back in global warming fight – Reuters

An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden’s efforts to restore U.S. credibility on fighting climate change: a patrician former presidential candidate and a plain-speaking, long-time civil servant – both with Boston roots and baseball loyalties. John Kerry and Gina…

In the climate change fight, the Interior Department becomes a battlefield – The Washington Post

The next month, the White House backed away from its initial choice for Interior deputy secretary after Manchin suggested she was too hostile to fossil fuels and declined to meet with her. The senator has declined to comment about the…

Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change Commitments – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders on Earth Day, April 22. But in the…

The Utter Crushing Phoniness Of Biden’s Costly Infrastructure Plan

One of the most striking – and depressing – realities of our nation’s capital these days is the importance of image and the irrelevance of substance and truth. Appearances have always been somewhat important. Remember that shot of John Edwards…

Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference? – The New Yorker

The first known reference to Japan’s cherry blossoms comes from the country’s oldest surviving text, the Kojiki, completed in 712. Japan was trying to shrug off the influence of its more powerful neighbor, China, and cherry blossoms became a symbol…

Those who worry about CO2 should worry about methane, too – The Economist

Apr 3rd 2021 POLITICS, OTTO VON BISMARCK is supposed to have said, is the art of the possible. And one of the most depressing features of discussions about global warming is their tendency to take place in a fantasy land…

Climate change needs ‘immediate’ action or the world could face economic damage of $1.7trn a year by 2025, experts warn – Sky News

The world needs to take “drastic action” to tackle climate change and failing to address it immediately could cost the global economy $1.7trn (£1.24trn) a year by 2025, experts have warned. The economic damage may rise to about $30trn a…

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration, an event the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up…