PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT…

09/02/22

…HEAT and all its ramifications

Punishing heat wave in West sets records, fuels fires

By Matthew Cappucci, Diana Leonard and Others Photo: Hung T. Vu/AP 09/02/22
Nearly 50 million Americans are under alerts through Labor Day weekend because of a prolonged heat wave that has already set dozens of records throughout…
08/16/22

…The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Biden signs expansive health, climate and tax law

By Jim Tankersley Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times 08/16/22
President Biden on Tuesday signed a long-awaited bill meant to reduce health costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise taxes on corporations and wealthy investors,…
08/12/22

…Hurricanes and Flooding

The coming California megaflood

By Raymond Zhong Photo: Erin Schaff 08/12/22
California, where earthquakes, droughts and wildfires have shaped life for generations, also faces the growing threat of another kind of calamity, one whose fury would…
07/21/22

…the national climate emergency declaration….that wasn’t

A climate change emergency

By Isaac Saul PhotO: Li-An Lim / Unsplash 07/21/22
Biden's climate change plan. Democrats had hoped to invest as much as $550 billion in their sweeping Build Back Better plan to create new programs…
07/15/22

...Joe Manchin, once again, tanks climate legislation

Manchin says he won’t support new climate spending or tax hikes on wealthy

By Tony Romm and Jeff Stein Photo: Tom Brenner 07/15/22
Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) told Democratic leaders Thursday he would not support an economic package this month that contains new spending on climate change…
06/30/22

...the Supreme Court hobbles the EPA and cooks the planet

Supreme Court’s EPA ruling upends Biden’s environmental agenda

By Maxine Joselow 06/30/22
The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions could have far-reaching consequences, according to legal experts, which could…

Ruling: West virginia et al. V. Environmental Protection agency et al.

06/30/22
In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the Clean Power Plan rule, which addressed carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal- and natural-gas-fired power plants.…
06/22/22

…wildfires

Track Wildfires in the West

By Matthew Bloch, Bea Malsky and Others 06/22/22
The map includes active and recent fires reported by the Wildland Fire Interagency Geospatial Services Group. The locations of the fires on the map are…
06/05/22

…Drought Dries up the West

A ‘Perfect Recipe for Extreme Wildfire’: New Mexico’s Record-Breaking, Early Fire Season

By Tim Wallace and Nadja Popovich Photo: Jim Weber via Associated Press 06/01/22
Fueled by abnormally dry, warm conditions and spread by strong winds, wildfires have burned more than 600,000 acres across New Mexico this spring — making…
04/22/22

…where are we on this Earth Day outside of 2.6˚warmer than in 1970?

Earth Day is a Time for…Anger

By Bill McKibben Photo: Substack 04/22/22
Let’s note that Earth Day was born in 1970 not as a celebration, and not as an occasion for greenwashing press releases, and not as…
04/13/22

…the relationship between war and climate change

A ‘Silent Victim’: How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War

By Emily Anthes Photo: Daniel Berehulak 04/13/22
The Black Sea Biosphere Reserve, on the southern coast of Ukraine, is a haven for migrating birds. More than 120,000 birds spend the winter flitting…
04/04/22

…3rd IPCC report concludes “now or never!”

Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

By Brad Plumer and Raymond Zhong Photo: Michael Sohn/Associated Press 04/04/22
Nations need to move away much faster from fossil fuels to retain any hope of preventing a perilous future on an overheated planet, according to…
03/21/22

...misinformation, disinformation, dark money and greenwashing

The Dirty Dozen: The Biggest Nonprofit Funders of Climate Denial

By Alex Kotch 03/21/22
In its recently released report on climate impacts and adaptation, a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change points out the very real…