Tag: Climate Change

Listen Closely to the Cicadas. They’re Telling Us Something.

They went to ground as John Kerry was “reporting for duty” at the Democratic National Convention, deftly avoiding the release of Princess Diaries 2 a few weeks later. They’ve missed the launch of Twitter, the birth of the gig economy, and Brexit. Now, after 17 years sipping tree roots in the soils of North America’s deciduous forests, billions of cicadas are reemerging into a world dramatically altered by the coronavirus.

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The World Is Waking Up to the Truth That Natural Gas Is Dirty

In the last several years, the fossil fuel industry has tried to paint itself as being on a smooth path toward a clean energy future. Its members are (allegedly) standing by, ready to join the fight for the planet as invaluable partners in building a better tomorrow. “Our industry is essential to supplying energy that makes life modern, healthier and better,” the American Petroleum Institute wrote recently in its Read original

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Biden’s 100-Day Honeymoon With the Climate Left Is Coming to an End

One hundred days in, what do we know about Bidenism as it pertains to the climate crisis? Expectations started out fairly low: Few expected the 78-year-old career centrist, who voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Iraq War, waxed poetic about austerity during the Obama administration, and campaigned during the 2020 Democratic primary on one of the most tepid climate plans in the field, to turn into Captain Planet overnight.

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Rich People Paying Other Rich People Is Not a Climate “Solution”

On Thursday, while President Biden met with world leaders at the climate summit, the Senate Agriculture Committee convened to vote on the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The bill seeks to create a certification program within the Agriculture Department to help establish agricultural carbon markets.

Carbon markets have been integral to the climate plans offered thus far by the White House and Congress.

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