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Letter: Beating climate change means tough choices on solar and EVs – Financial Times

Martin Sandbu is an optimist. He thinks that daily life will pretty much stay the same in our ongoing battle against global warming (Opinion, April 26). I like optimism, but I see tough choices ahead. First, from where do we…

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to give EARTH DAY keynote at CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education

(LaGuardia Community College) On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021, LaGuardia Community College will host the first-ever CUNY Conf. on Climate Change Education. Renowned environmental activist, author, and founder of 350.org, BILL MCKIBBEN, will give a keynote address. Considered the father of modern climate change education, McKibben was one of the first to sound the alarm about climate change and is credited with spearheading the fossil fuel divestment movement and resistance to the Keystone oil pipeline.

Improve the Social Cost of Carbon, Do Not Replace It – The Regulatory Review

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Print Font Size: Despite some scholars’ criticisms, the social cost of carbon is a useful tool for crafting U.S. climate policy. Font Size: Every ton of planet-warming carbon dioxide emitted from a smokestack or a tailpipe…

Variant Terrorism and the New York Times

The New York Times has scary red maps of Europe on its front page today (at least in the version we get in AZ) implying mass death from new COVID variants.  Given the prominence of COVID in the news and…

Game on: Science edition

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Inspired by the mastery of artificial intelligence (AI) over games like Go and Super Mario, scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) trained an AI agent – an autonomous computational program that observes and acts – how to conduct research experiments at superhuman levels by using the same approach. The Brookhaven team published their findings in the journal Machine Learning: Science and Technology and implemented the AI agent as part of the research capabilities at NSLS-II.

A leader’s gender plays a role in local government sustainability policymaking

(Binghamton University) When it comes to local government, does the gender of a mayor or county executive matter in sustainability policymaking? Yes, but only in certain ways, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Global warming could cut over 60 countries’ credit ratings by 2030, study warns – Yahoo Finance UK

Bloomberg Biden Marks Vaccine Goal, Paris Lockdown: Virus Update (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden announced the U.S. on Friday will clinch his goal of administering 100 million Covid-19 vaccine shots in the first 100 days of his presidency, reaching the…

Commentary: “Climate activist helps Catholic Church combat global warming” – NBC2 News

Wow! That’s some title, isn’t it? It’s from a major piece in the February 8, 2021 issue of The New Yorker. Promised Land is its title, under the rubric of ‘Annals of Geography’ by New Yorker writer of thirty years’…