Climate change and eco-anxiety through the lens of the next generation

The pandemic has diverted attention from this month’s 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26), but it’s also shown us what’s possible when society pulls together as a collective. Certainly, we’ve achieved monumental things during the pandemic in order to protect the population. Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com But we need to apply … Continue reading Climate change and eco-anxiety through the lens of the next generation

COP26: Climate change negotiators rush to get deal

COP26 President Alok Sharma released early on Friday morning the second draft of a Glasgow agreement on climate action, which included an expression of "deep regret" over climate finance failures and adjusted language on coal and fossil fuels. Sharma then engaged in a maelstrom of mediation, visiting dozens of national delegations in a bid to … Continue reading COP26: Climate change negotiators rush to get deal

COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

It has become clear at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland, that the climate challenge is perceived as global. Photo by Akil Mazumder on Pexels.com The tone has changed, as noted by Youssef Nassef, director of the UN Adaptation Division of the UN Framework Convention … Continue reading COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

China and the US sign joint climate declaration

China and the United States have signed a joint declaration to address the global climate crisis over the coming decade, marking one of the most significant breakthroughs yet to come out of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland. The declaration, which is called the US-China … Continue reading China and the US sign joint climate declaration

Planned energy taxes in the US mark ‘tragedy’ for industry

Climate change proposals in the Democrats' spending bill may include taxes on the oil and gas industries and other measures that could drive heating costs up for everyone as winter approaches — and cost tens of thousands of jobs — Rep. John Joyce said on Wednesday.  "What we're seeing is a tragedy," the Pennsylvania Republican said on … Continue reading Planned energy taxes in the US mark ‘tragedy’ for industry

Climate Change: UN urges China and US to corporate on efforts

The United States and China were encouraged to leave aside their differences to help maintain cooperation in combating climate change by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, ahead of the UN COP26 climate change conference next month. The relationship between the two largest economies in the world is currently at its lowest in decades due to … Continue reading Climate Change: UN urges China and US to corporate on efforts

Carbon emissions: Can the US lead by example?

On Thursday — almost six months after Donald Trump, a hard denialist who doesn’t understand the difference between weather and climate, officially pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement (condemning the world to climate catastrophe had he been re-elected) , newly elected president Joe Biden, who rejoined the agreement immediately as his first presidential decision, committed his country to halving its 2005 emissions levels by 2030 at an online meeting of 40 world leaders. … Continue reading Carbon emissions: Can the US lead by example?

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Biden administration to increase budget on climate change

Commerce Secretary-nominee Gina Raimondo is open to raising taxes on the middle class, saying we "need funds" for President Joe Biden's climate agenda. RNC Research tweeted the clip of Raimondo's comments at her nomination hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/i/status/1354126611843579905 "We do need to meet the climate change challenge, and we need funds for improved infrastructure, … Continue reading Biden administration to increase budget on climate change

OMG! See what Jane Fonda is doing to save the planet

Jane Fonda has quit shopping in order to save the planet. The 82-year-old actress has admitted she’s still using clothes that were in her wardrobe 30 years ago, because she doesn’t want to waste perfectly good items by throwing them out as she’s worried it could have a negative impact on the environment. She said: … Continue reading OMG! See what Jane Fonda is doing to save the planet

G20 taking bold steps on climate change and the coronavirus

Finance officials from the world’s 20 biggest economies (G20) meeting in Riyadh on Sunday reached agreement on the wording of a final communique that includes a reference to climate change for the first time, G20 diplomatic sources said. Overcoming U.S. objections, the compromise language retained a reference to work by the Financial Stability Board to … Continue reading G20 taking bold steps on climate change and the coronavirus