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Sen. Cruz Signs Pledge To Keep U.S. Dominant Natural Gas Producer

Sen. Ted Cruz is among 141 political leaders in a pledge to keep the United States’ energy industry dominant amid the coronavirus pandemic and the consequential economic downturn. The Texas Republican, as well as seven additional senators, three governors, and…

Global threats: How lessons from COVID-19 can prevent environmental meltdown

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) COVID-19, climate emergencies, and mass extinction all share striking similarities, especially with regard to their ‘lagged impacts.’ In each, early intervention can prevent further damage.

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

(University of Cambridge) COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies. All share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops, and complex dynamics. Delayed action in the pandemic cost lives and economic growth, just as it will with environmental crises – but on a scale ‘too grave to contemplate’, say scientists from UK and US.

The Flaw In Relying On The Worst-Case-Scenario Climate Model

Whenever you read a media story about how we’re heading toward a catastrophe if we continue operating “business as usual” — i.e., if we don’t slash carbon emissions — the reports are almost always referring to a model simulation using…

Energy

Let’s end Australia’s climate and energy warfare, Albanese tells Morrison

Anthony Albanese has dumped Labor’s former backing of Malcolm Turnbull’s national energy guarantee and opened the door for taxpayer support for carbon capture and storage technologies, in a major overture to Scott Morrison to reach bipartisan agreement on energy policy….

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The IEA’s Sustainability Plan Is Not Sustainable

Governments of the world, take note. The International Energy Agency has a plan for you. If you take the sage advice of the agency’s technocrats, you will do your citizens a huge favor as you struggle to recover from the…

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Swallowing The Green Manifesto Leaves A Nasty Taste

Only 8% of the Irish public believe that tackling climate change should be the next government’s top priority, according to the results of an MRBI opinion poll published last week. This low percentage didn’t stop Fine Gael and Fianna Fail…

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Model Failures: Inflated Pandemic Estimates Weaken Climate Forecasts

Tony Abbott’s suspicion that climate change modeling was “absolute crap” soon will resonate more broadly — so spectacularly bad was expert modeling of the spread and lethality of the coronavirus, faith in all modeling must surely suffer. Why trust the experts to…

Model Failures: Inflated Pandemic Estimates Weaken Climate Forecasts

Tony Abbott’s suspicion that climate change modeling was “absolute crap” soon will resonate more broadly — so spectacularly bad was expert modeling of the spread and lethality of the coronavirus, faith in all modeling must surely suffer. Why trust the experts to…

Supreme Court Green-Lights Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In a closely watched decision that will move one of the nation’s largest energy infrastructure projects a few steps nearer to realization, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) acted lawfully when it granted a…