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Climate Week NYC: Global leaders deliver messages of hope, and major commitments

Global leaders gathered yesterday morning for the Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC, run by international non-profit the Climate Group, where major climate commitments and messages of hope about building a better future and achieving a green recovery post-pandemic were delivered. Walmart announces landmark climate commitments During a discussion with the Climate Group’s CEO Helen […]

September 22nd

Climate Floods. Climate Droughts. Climate Fires: Interactive map shows how the climate crisis threatens every corner of US

Taking a cue from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, an outspoken climate action advocate who this week referred to the wildfires which have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres in his state as “climate fires,” two New York Times journalists on Friday offered a visual of how the climate crisis is expected to affect every part of […]

September 22nd

Climate Week NYC partners with the EDF to mark the start of a critical period for climate action

Climate Week NYC is partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund on the Finance, Investment, and Jobs program to deliver a series of events on what countries, and the private sector, must do over the next year to address the climate challenge. Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, North America at the Climate Group, said: “We’re excited to […]

September 22nd

Business Roundtable endorses carbon pricing

The Business Roundtable, a trade association comprised of some of the U.S.’s biggest and most influential companies, announced its support for “well-designed market-based mechanism and other supporting policies” to address climate change. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN A statement found on the BRT website reads: “Unchecked, climate poses significant environmental, economic, public health and security threats to […]

September 21st

Climate Week New York launches with massive climate clock

Some advocates kicked off this week’s Climate Week NYC early Saturday by repurposing the Metronome, a famous art installation in Union Square that used to display the time of day, as a massive “Climate Clock” in an effort to pressure governments worldwide to take swift, bold action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and rein in human-caused global […]

September 21st

Elected Officials to Protect CA: Trump rollbacks methane emissions, Newsom issues fracking permits

On September 12, Elected Officials to Protect California (EOPCA) issued a press release about their frustration with Newsom not responding to the letter sent to him on Valentines Day, signed by over 300 elected officials urging him to take action to halt oil and gas well permitting, put safety zones around existing wells and to phase out fossil fuel production once and for all. EOPCA […]

September 18th

Ecological threats and armed conflict could displace Over 1 billion people by 2050

An analysis released Wednesday by an international think tank warns that as the world’s population continues to climb toward and possibly surpass 10 billion by 2050, ecological disasters and armed conflict could forcibly displace roughly 10% of humanity—or about 1.2 billion people. By Jessica Corbett https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/09/global-population-grows-ecological-threats-and-armed-conflict-could-displace-over-1Common Dreams The inaugural Ecological Threat Register (ETR) was published by the […]

September 18th

Buildings consume lots of energy – here’s how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take

Although the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent headlines, climate change hasn’t gone away. Many experts are calling for a “green” economic recovery that directs investments into low-carbon energy sources and technologies. Charles F. Kutscher, University of Colorado Boulder The Conversation Buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the U.S., compared to 32% for […]

September 17th

Why are Democrats STILL not running on climate change, even as fire engulfs the West?

As a historic wave of wildfires burns across western U.S. states on the heels of Hurricane Laura hitting the Gulf Coast and a powerful wind storm tearing through the Midwest last month, the Associated Press on Friday highlighted how, despite these disasters, the climate crisis is “largely missing” from the 2020 presidential campaigns. Here’s the thing: our response to the COVID-19 crisis is only making […]

September 17th