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Global Warming by the Numbers, Because This Week the Reality Is Too Much – The New Yorker

Sometimes the human trauma of the climate crisis is too painful to recite, and this is one of those times: the busiest hurricane season ever recorded is continuing on into the late fall, with consequences so horrifying one can hardly…

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ELECTION 2020: ‘Off the table.’ Financial analysts see no big climate bill

From Wall Street to K Street, Texas’ energy capital to the Motor City, an army of analysts and executives were watching the U.S. elections to see how the results would impact fossil fuel-dependent companies and their competitors.

Why The Next Financial Crisis Could Be A ‘Green’ Disaster

Green finance. Climate finance. Sustainable finance. These phrases no doubt fill most people with a kind of existential dread, but I fear we will all have to learn a lot more about green finance in the years to come. For…

Eco-Activists’ Well-Funded War On Pennsylvania’s Energy Industry

Summary: The Keystone State, an oil and natural gas powerhouse, is under siege by an alliance of well-organized, well-funded “green” activists. From cap-and-trade schemes meant to bleed ratepayers dry to fracking bans on one of Pennsylvania’s most vital industries, the…

BONKERS: NYT’s Krugman Says Charles Koch Wants Barrett To ‘Destroy The Planet’

New York Times economist Paul Krugman is at it again. He’s promoting a conspiracy theory that libertarian billionaire Charles Koch wants U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to — wait for it — destroy the planet. Sounds like…

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Mark Carney says banks should link executive pay to Paris climate goals

Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said banks should link executive pay to climate risk management, as part of efforts to align the finance industry with Paris climate goals. Speaking at the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative roundtable…

Nature Bats Last Show, October 6, 2020

Talk between Sam Carana (SC), Guy McPherson (GM), Kevin Hester (KH) and Pauline Schneider (PS) for Nature Bats Last Show, October 6, 2020.  [embedded content] GM: We are delighted to have the inimitable Sam Carana on today’s show. We submitted…

Biden’s Green-Energy Plan Could Wipe Out 5M Blue-Collar Jobs

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden just can’t get his story straight on his green energy promises. In Pittsburgh, in front of union workers last month, he declared: “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again. I am not banning…

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More green deals, more global warming – POLITICO – Politico

This week, we look at which countries are using coronavirus stimulus plans to push green agendas and how the pandemic has wiped out decades of progress on some global sustainability goals. Activists in Germany attempt to pin thousands of protest…