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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author’s. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. That’s it. As…

‘Mutual suicide’: US issues stark warning on climate change – Al Jazeera English

The United States has warned inaction by world powers on climate change is tantamount to a “mutual suicide pact” after countries such as China, India, and Russia expressed scepticism on the global security threat it posed. John Kerry, the US…

Biden Wants to Take On China and Climate Change at the Same Time – Slate

Global warming is, in large part, a U.S.-China problem. The two countries combined account for 43 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions. The decisions the two countries make in the coming years will shape what life is like on the planet…

Natural Gas Battles Local Climate Efforts – NPR

Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon’s company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. “The reason we’re giving it away is to clean…

People Power Wins: Alberta Reverses Course on Coal Mining Atop Rocky Mountains

When the current Alberta government tried to repeal a piece of legislation restricting coal mining in the Rockies, Canadians of all varieties banded together to object. The idea of exploratory metallurgical mining pits opening in the most iconic of Albertan landscapes—the mountains—has seen nothing more than unprecedented mobilization from the public. Threatened wildlife, First Nation […]

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Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change – Yahoo News

Even as Texas struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks posed by increasingly extreme weather to America’s aging infrastructure were cropping up across the country. The week’s continent-spanning winter storms triggered blackouts in…

Texas crisis exposes a nation’s vulnerability to climate change – Moneycontrol.com

Snow begins to accumulate as San Antonio police officers gather near the Alamo, February 18, 2021, in downtown San Antonio. (PC-AP Photo/Eric Gay) Even as Texas struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks…

Biden’s New Dawn Of Net-Zero Is Looking Like A Dark Day For Labor

Last Labor Day, candidate Joe Biden made an impassioned pitch to leaders and members of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation. Stressing that “the great American middle class was built by unions,” he jabbed his finger in the air for…

Who Misses The Energy Crisis? Biden Does

The regulatory and policy changes of the Trump administration led to unparalleled job growth and national prosperity. We suffered through the dark Carter years of interrupted energy supplies, higher fuel costs, and long lines at gas stations, at the mercy of oil-rich…

UNEP synthesis of scientific assessments provides blueprint to secure humanity’s future

(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP launch “Making Peace with Nature,” a year-long synthesis of major UN scientific assessments. This summary underscores the level of emergency documented and reveals an intersection of common conclusions that clearly identify core policy change priorities.The new report also prescribes priority actions required of every major segment of society, from governments and the private sector to the general public, to begin making peace with Nature.