To keep the planet from warming more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, economies must rapidly decarbonize. What will this involve?
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The Democrats must quickly pass the Infrastructure Bill and compromise on reconciliation. There is no time to spare.
If the Surfside Florida tragedy leads to actions that prevent future catastrophes, these deaths will not have been in vain.
Over 70% of the American public favors Biden’s stimulus plan and I suspect a similar number will support an infrastructure bill that will rebuild our roads and restore employment.
Progress requires large-scale development projects to increase transparency and inclusion of grassroots and Indigenous groups.
Electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them are critical elements of a decarbonization strategy.
The pandemic and the western fires are examples of a catastrophic failure by America’s government to protect the public.
A clean and healthy environment and environmental justice are necessities and not luxuries.
Warming temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather are going to cost us. But they’ll create new business opportunities, too.
Climate change will require that we rebuild our flood control systems in new and creative ways. We will need more research on climate impacts to do this successfully and we will need to moderate the rate of those impacts to ensure that what we build doesn’t quickly become outdated.