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Early yesterday, activists from Greenpeace USA closed a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, the busiest in the country, by repelling from the Fred Hartman Bridge to protest the use of fossil fuels. It was an effort to draw attention to the climate crisis in advance of last night’s debate. Greenpeace’s spokesman said, “We know our next president has the chance to lay the groundwork for a world without fossil fuels, and we need to see that in their climate platform.” Given how little climate change was discussed during the debate last night, they might have to think of something even more dramatic before the next one.
By WW0 Staff For the United States, the post-Trump, pre-COP26 road to Glasgow has been paved with ambition and humility. In a major speech, the President’s Envoy, John Kerry, previewed the results of his climate diplomacy before heading into two weeks of intense deliberations of world leaders. Speaking at the London School of Economics — […]
Next week, the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will draw hundreds of world leaders to Glasgow to determine the path forward five years after the Paris Climate Agreement (for a primer, read this) as new science underscores the urgency. The conference aims to squeeze countries to strengthen the commitments they’ve made towards securing global net-zero […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor In a report released last week, the Department of Defense (DOD) confirmed that existing risks and security challenges in the US are being made worse due to “increasing temperatures; changing precipitation patterns; and more frequent, intense, and unpredictable extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. Now, the Pentagon is […]
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