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Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy

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Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery

Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. The researchers warn that the impacts of mining on tropical forests are long-lasting and that active land management and restoration will be necessary to recover tropical forests on previously mined lands.

Carbon Pricing & The Energy Transition

We are making great progress, with costs of solar, wind, and batteries continuing their decline. But we are not moving fast enough to turn the tide on human-caused climate change. One study I saw recently said we need to be installing wind and solar at triple the current rate to get to 90% renewable just for electricity by

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ADAPTATION: Calif. ignites fight with plans for whopping sea-level rise

California agencies in charge of protecting the state’s coastline from sea-level rise will target a minimum increase of 3.5 feet by 2050 — a level much higher than scientists say is likely, and one that’s stirred controversy in the Golden State.

Latin America’s livestock sector needs emissions reduction to meet 2030 targets

(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Reducing livestock’s carbon footprint in Latin America is necessary if countries in the region are to meet emission reduction goals under the Paris Agreement, researchers argue in a new analysis published May 14 in Frontiers.

Segregation and local funding gaps drive disparities in drinking water

(Duke University) The fragmentation of water service in the US among thousands of community systems, most of which are small and rely on local funding, leaves many households vulnerable to water contamination or loss of service as droughts become more frequent, a Duke University analysis finds. Households in low-income or predominantly minority neighborhoods face the highest risks. Making sure their taps don’t run dry will require a fundamental re-evaluation of how water systems are managed and funded.

Carbon Credit Scam: Carbon Markets Flop As CO2 Declines

Environmentalists and green bureaucrats have watched in shock as the coronavirus global shut down has now caused carbon credit markets to crash. The European Union’s carbon credits price has fallen by 40% this year so far. This market was worth…