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The Climate Change Cash Grab – OZY

The desolate climate of the Arctic has historically made it a place of little economic significance. The Earth’s northernmost region is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe. The melting of Greenland’s glaciers, Arctic sea ice…

Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

Community Panel recommends 21 actions for EV transition for Victoria to reduce Transport Emissions

Community Panel for Infrastructure Victoria on Transport Emissions. I was on this panel which had 211 Victorians (most age groups, Metro and Regional) and met online during late January to mid February 2021. The ‘Tackling Transport Emissions’ Community Panel successfully…

New Yorkers to vote on $3 billion environmental bond act – Newsday

ALBANY – New Yorkers will vote in November 2022 on a public referendum on a massive environmental bond act that would fund sewer construction and improve water quality statewide, while combating global warming for decades to come. If approved by…

Are We Stifling Debate on the Extent of Carbon Dioxide’s Role in Global Warming? – JAPAN Forward

~~  ~ Global warming has become a global concern. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has continued to pump out strong warnings if humanity would have no future unless we do something. The Japanese government, following Europe’s lead, has announced the…

Biden’s California Dream: More Regs, More Rules, Higher Energy Prices

I was surprised to read (in The Los Angeles Times) that the Biden administration’s “role model for America” is… California! He wants to “Make America California.” That’s is a terrible idea. Californians now rush to move out of California. Some hopeful…

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? – Al Jazeera English

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in electric vehicles, big tax incentives for renewable energy and widespread improvements to the ailing US power grid. The initiative would…

As Russia Fortifies Ukraine Border, Kerry Talks Climate With Foreign Minister

John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s special representative on climate change, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday for an impromptu meeting on “the climate agenda” in India. The meeting occurred as Russian troops and weaponry continue to amass…

A message to the Penn community on combatting climate change | Penn Today – Penn Today

Combatting climate change is one of the paramount challenges of our time. We write today to update the University community on a significant new initiative that Penn is undertaking as part of our deep and wide-ranging efforts to respond to…

How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy – The New York Times

How does a country deal with climate disasters when it’s drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens…