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The Texas Blackouts Reveal The Cascading Failure Of Responsibility

The recent blackouts in Texas killed at least 80 people, left millions of ratepayers at substantial financial risk, and damaged thousands of companies and small businesses. Who’s responsible? Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to that question. As this newspaper…

Gas-guzzlers have to die to save planet from climate change – Los Angeles Times

The numbers paint a daunting picture. In 2019, consumers worldwide bought 64 million new personal cars and 27 million new commercial motor vehicles, a paltry 2.1 million of which were electric-powered. Climate scientists tell us that we have less than…

Joe Manchin Will Vote To Confirm Anti-Energy Interior Nominee Deb Haaland

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he would vote to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) to lead the Department of the Interior (DOI), joining the green-spree Democrats in their “radical” agenda against fossil-fuel production in the United States. President Joe Biden’s…

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PENNSYLVANIA: Governor drafts plan to boost electric vehicle sales

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has begun drafting a regulation that would require automakers to offer electric cars for sale in Pennsylvania as a way to cut emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants that cause lung problems, it said Friday.

The new politics of climate change – Financial Times

A billionaire, a novelist and a professor all write a book about climate change.  That may sound like the start of a joke but it is not, especially for philanthropist Bill Gates and author Jonathan Franzen. Their books have come out…

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Recent Australian emissions cuts likely to be reversed in recovery from Covid and drought

Most of the reduction in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions last year is likely to be wiped out as transport rebounds after Covid-19 lockdowns and farming recovers from the long-term-drought, according to an audit of national climate data. Scott Morrison told…

Climate change: Are Europe’s winter weather extremes linked to global warming? – Euronews

From one extreme to another, the temperatures across Europe have been on a rollercoaster journey this winter. Greece or Spain have experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in several decades, temperatures have been exceptionally mild for the season in western…

‘Climate change is real’: Biden administration says Texas power crisis shows U.S. unprepared for extreme weather – USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration said Thursday the “full support of the federal government” remains extended to Texas, still paralyzed by a winter storm that left millions without power in dangerous conditions. The White House also blamed climate change for the Arctic-like temperatures…

Media reaction: Texas ‘deep freeze’, power blackouts and the role of global warming – Carbon Brief

This week, a blast of Arctic air has engulfed much of the central US, bringing freezing conditions and record low temperatures to many states. Texas, in particular, has been badly affected, with grid operators hit by power outages and struggling…