Climate Change

"Ukraine War Moves ‘Doomsday Clock’ To 90 Seconds To Midnight"

"With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the specter of nuclear weapon use, Earth crept its closest to Armageddon, a science-oriented advocacy group said, moving its famous “Doomsday Clock” up to just 90 seconds before midnight."

Source: AP, 01/25/2023

‘No Miracles Needed’: Mark Jacobson On How Renewables Can Power The World

Wind, water and solar can provide plentiful and cheap power, he argues, ending the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis, slashing deadly air pollution and ensuring energy security. Carbon capture and storage, biofuels, new nuclear and other technologies are expensive wastes of time, Prof. Mark Jacobson argues.

Source: Guardian, 01/25/2023

"How The White House Found EJ Areas Without Using Race"

"The White House was widely criticized a year ago for not using racial demographics to identify disadvantaged communities that would be targeted for extra climate aid. ... But the colorblind approach has succeeded at prioritizing minority neighborhoods, an E&E News analysis shows."

Source: E&E News, 01/24/2023

"Here’s What We Know About Kerry’s Offset Gambit"

"New outlines of a hotly debated carbon credit initiative involving the U.S. government and two major philanthropies are raising questions about its ability to generate money while lowering emissions. Those come as the program’s organizers seem to disagree about whether it is, in fact, a carbon offsets program."

Source: E&E News, 01/24/2023

"How Biden Can Meet His 100% Clean Electricity Goal"

"It’s one of President Biden’s most important and ambitious climate goals: eliminating carbon pollution from America’s power sector by 2035.... However, a detailed new analysis finds that the Biden administration can still keep this central climate goal within reach if the Environmental Protection Agency enacts strong carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants."

Source: Washington Post, 01/24/2023

"Big Tech Helps Big Oil Spread Subtle Climate Denialism"

"Fossil-fuel companies’ climate messaging may have changed to fit the new century, but the goal is the same the industry has had for  decades: to delay action and protect profits for as long as possible. Even in the face of an increasingly obvious climate emergency, this message still resonates with many people. Maybe that’s because the biggest social media companies help amplify it."

Source: Bloomberg, 01/24/2023

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