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Biden Climate Summit: Australia Fails to Deliver, remains a global outsider and climate laggard

Here is a quick summary in graphic and point form where the main countries line up on climate commitments at the end of the Climate leaders summit organised by USA President Joe Biden in his first 100 days of leadership:…

U.S. Steps Back Into Leadership Role To Battle Global Climate Change – NPR

At a virtual summit, President Biden set a goal to cut U.S. global warming emissions in half by 2030. Administration officials and business leaders discussed what it would take to meet that goal. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The U.S. stepped back…

Biden Touts Economic Benefits of Combating Climate Change – Voice of America

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden joined business and union leaders Friday in touting the economic benefits of addressing global warming when he delivered remarks from the White House on the last day of a two-day virtual climate change summit….

Also roaring back from pandemic; earth warming emissions – Martinsville Bulletin

{{featured_button_text}} FILE – In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. No nation offers asylum or other protections to people displaced because of climate change. Biden’s administration…

Why I Regret Buying An Electric Car

I bought an electric car and wish I hadn’t. It seemed a good idea at the time, albeit a costly way of proclaiming my environmental virtuousness. The car cost €44,000 ($53,000), less a €6,000 ($7,200) subsidy courtesy of French taxpayers,…

Biden’s Earth Day Summit Aims for Reset on Climate Change – Voice of America

A “coming-out party for the United States on climate change.” That’s how University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability Director Nathan Hultman describes the virtual summit President Joe Biden is hosting with dozens of world leaders April 22-23. After four…

A new drought monitoring approach: Vector Projection Analysis (VPA)

(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed a satellite-aided drought monitoring method that can adequately represent the complex drought conditions into a single integrated drought index.

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…

Petra Fromme honored with the prestigious Anfinsen Award

(Arizona State University) Arizona State University researcher Petra Fromme has received the 2021 Christian B. Anfinsen Award. The honor is bestowed by The Protein Society, the premier international association dedicated to supporting protein research.

National COVID debts: climate change imperils countries’ ability to repay – Nature.com

COMMENT 06 April 2021 Analysis reveals three ways to boost green investment and achieve a resilient recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Arjuna Dibley Arjuna Dibley is a graduate fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford Law…