CLIMATE CHANGE - As the Biden administration moved ahead Wednesday with an auction of more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas companies—the largest-ever sale of fossil fuel drilling leases in the Gulf—climate action groups and legal experts said the Interior Department's actions were legally dubious as well as being "dangerous" and "hypocritical."
CLIMATE WATCH - One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass, cutting trees, burning trees to achieve “carbon neutral” status in the worldwide battle to conquer climate change/global warming.
CLIMATE POLITICS - Heads of state from the world’s wealthiest nations gathered for the first time in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the recent G20 summit meeting in Rome, Italy.
CLIMATE POLITICS - Wall Street investors have hit the jackpot. Soon they’ll be able to buy, own, and dictate The Commons, public lands, the world of Mother Nature.
CLIMATE POLITICS - And climate change begins . . . “Three or four thousand years ago the gods began a migration from the lakes, forests, rivers, and mountains into the sky, becoming the imperial overlords of nature rather than its essence.”
CLIMATE POLITICS - Nations around the globe this week have pledged to tackle two thorny and critical threats to Earth’s climate: methane, which is the most potent planet-warming pollutant, and widespread destruction of forests.
CLIMATE WATCH - COP Twenty-six! That is how many times the UN has assembled world leaders to try to tackle the climate crisis.
CLIMATE WATCH - Just in time for the COP26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the Biden administration has released the National Intelligence Estimate: Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to US National Security Through 2040.
THE ENVIRONMENT - The most important battleground in California’s perpetual war over water is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
CLIMATE POLITICS - COP26 will kick off next Sunday 31 October, following a one-year delay due to the pandemic.