The effects of warming are already driving people from their homes as seas rise, as well as killing trees and animal species. We can adapt, but also urgently need to make deep and immediate emissions cuts to head off even worse impacts, experts say. Unfortunately while we’re distracted with war right now, … Continue reading Climate change already worse than expected, says new UN report
A federal judge revoked Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases, ruling the Biden administration failed to consider climate change when it sold them. This should not be something the Biden administration gets wrong. The Democrats are supposed to be leading on addressing climate change, but this demonstrates that they currently are … Continue reading Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change – The New York Times
“Manchin has lost the coal miners with this latest betrayal,” said one labor reporter. Expressing disbelief that Manchin would jeopardize a fund that sent $40 million to West Virginia coal mining veterans in 2020—out of $162 million nationwide—The New Republic asked on Sunday, “Does Joe Manchin know that Build Back Better would … Continue reading Coal Miners Union Rebukes Manchin for Effort to Kill Build Back Better
The extremes will hit hard. First off, it’s Celsius we’re talking about, so it’s 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, but we’re actually headed towards 3 degrees Celsius or 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit. But that’s a global average, parts of the world will exceed 115 degrees Fahrenheit, oceans will rise, and so much more. It will … Continue reading A world warmed by 2 degrees is way hotter than it sounds
Best video yet about climate change and what can be done. Very much worth watching! Source: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell – Can YOU Fix Climate Change? Continue reading Can YOU Fix Climate Change?
Livestock companies with large emissions receive billions of dollars in funding, campaigners say But people love their meat and dairy! Source: 20 meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gas than Germany, Britain or France | Meat industry | The Guardian Continue reading 20 meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gas than Germany, Britain or France | Meat industry | The Guardian
“Rather than bouncing back, places hit repeatedly by hurricanes, floods and wildfires are unraveling,” reports the New York Times. “Residents and employers leave, the tax base shrinks and it becomes even harder to fund basic services.”That downward spiral now threatens low-income communities in the path this week of Hurricane Ida and those … Continue reading Climate Change Is Bankrupting America’s Small Towns – Slashdot
Engine No. 1—which challenged the oil giant’s strategy to focus on oil production amid climate change concerns—may expand its board-fight victory, an updated tally shows. This is good, oil companies have the resources today to start transforming themselves into sustainable industries, they might just need a little push to get things rolling. … Continue reading Activist Likely to Gain Third Seat on Exxon Board – WSJ
The Gulf Stream is one of the most important forces on Earth that you will never see. This powerful ocean current brings warm waters from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean, carrying them past the east coast of the United States, all the way… This could tip the planet into … Continue reading The Gulf Stream is weaker than it has been in 1,000 years. That’s bad news
His plan is too big to pass, and too small to work. It needs to be in the Trillions, and it will more than pay for itself. Plus, help save the planet.* *Just a minor thing. Source: Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough. – The … Continue reading Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.
The commitments mark a victory for lawmakers and advocates who want the Biden administration to enlist Treasury’s sweeping influence to address the dangers that climate change poses to the economy. Climate change can be addressed and actually benefit the economy as a whole if it’s handled properly. Perhaps Yellen is starting to … Continue reading Yellen vows to set up Treasury team to focus on climate, in victory for advocates
It’s time for the world to get more ambitious with its emissions targets. It’s up to Biden and his administration. Source: 2020 ties 2016 for the hottest year on record – Vox Continue reading 2020 ties 2016 for the hottest year on record – Vox