Climate Change

"For Biden’s Economic Team, an Early Focus on Climate"

"The video rollouts of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s pick for Treasury secretary, Janet L. Yellen, and National Economic Council director, Brian Deese, began biographically. But they quickly shifted to focus on an issue that could distinguish Mr. Biden’s core economic team from its predecessors: climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 12/14/2020

"New York’s $226 Billion Pension Fund Is Dropping Fossil Fuel Stocks"

"New York State’s pension fund, one of the world’s largest and most influential investors, will drop many of its fossil fuel stocks in the next five years and sell its shares in other companies that contribute to global warming by 2040, the state comptroller said on Wednesday."

Source: NYTimes, 12/11/2020

"Science: Climate Racism Is Real. Researchers Found It In U.S. Cities"

"Lower-income residents and people of color are more likely to live in the hottest neighborhoods in cities across the country, putting them at greater risk of heat-related illnesses and death. A trio of studies presented yesterday at the American Geophysical Union's annual fall meeting underscored that sobering point."

Source: E&E News, 12/11/2020

"Biden Narrows List Of Candidates For Climate Positions"

"One of the transition team's top candidates to lead either NOAA or NASA doesn't want the job, and another contender for NOAA chief is married to President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff. But there are more — a lot more — people out there competing for a range of climate science positions at NASA, NOAA and elsewhere, sources said."

Source: E&E News, 12/11/2020

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