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The Green Mirage: Why A Low-Carbon Economy Is Further Off Than We Think

Bottom Line: The current prospects for a sustainable low-carbon economy are poor in both the UK and across the European Union (EU). Germany and Spain have already clearly shown what happens when state coercion forces such a dramatic shift to…

Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

Paris climate accord leaders: What we do between now and 2030 will impact life on Earth for hundreds of years – CNBC

When the Paris Agreement was inked in 2015, the deadline of note was 2050. The goal to limit global warming called on all countries to decrease their greenhouse gas emissions “to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century,” according to…

A Fund Cleans Up by Betting on Clean Energy – Barron’s

Lucas White is portfolio manager for Resources and Climate Change Strategies at GMO in Boston. Photograph by Cody O’Loughlin For the four years of the Trump presidency, the White House was hostile to the concept of global warming, although independent…

Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says – The New York Times

A landmark United Nations report is expected to declare that reducing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, will need to play a far more vital role in warding off the worst effects of climate change. The global…

Biden Delivers Incoherent Climate Change Rant On Earth Day

Climate change has officially jumped the shark. It has gone from being a cliché, platitude, banality to beyond ridiculous. Everything is climate change and vice-versa. The shark-jumping moment occurred when President Biden celebrated Earth Day 2021 with one of the…

Book Banter: This Earth Day, take a closer look at climate change – Napa Valley Register

{{featured_button_text}} Julie Mitchell Julie Mitchell Those of us who live in the Napa Valley are no strangers to the effects of climate change. Last summer and fall’s extreme heat and devastating wildfires — along with drought, floods, hurricanes, and fires…

What Is A Climate NDC? – NPR

French Environment Minister Barbara Pompili and U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry met in March. Kerry has been traveling around the world working to reestablish the U.S. as a trustworthy player in international climate diplomacy ahead of a summit…

EIA: U.S. CO2 Emissions Dropped 11% In 2020; No Change In Rising Atmospheric CO2

Climate change action proponents regularly tell us we have to reduce our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to prevent “climate change”, even to the point of curtailing industry, travel, and food consumption. Fortunately, a real-world test of just those very things…