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Last Friday, the United States formally reentered the Paris Climate Agreement. This is undoubtedly good news but after four years of total climate inaction on the part of the Trump administration as well as other nations failing to meet their commitments, it’s more urgent than ever that the world comes together and gets it right.
It will be no leisurely cruise down the Seine, as U.S. climate enjoy John Kerry explained, international climate talks this year are the “last, best hope” to take meaningful action to stave off the worst of climate change.
Kerry also told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on GPS, “The goals thus far have been inadequate … The goal of achieving a 1.5˚(C) limitation on the rise of Earth’s temperature is absolutely the appropriate goal, but the current promises of countries through the Paris Agreement, are insufficient to get the job done.” The heat is on, literally.
As the Biden administration readies to enact an infrastructure plan, Congressional Republicans continue to lament that water pipes, EV chargers, and expanded railways “don’t count” as infrastructure. Yet, as Biden cabinet members have been saying: we need to expand our definition of infrastructure beyond roads and bridges to prepare our country for the future. As […]
Leading up to Earth Day and President Biden’s first Climate Summit on April 22, Gallup is releasing a series of environmental polls, and the latest has found that the opinion gap on climate change between Democrats and Republicans is only growing wider.
As our last interview of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Elizabeth Mrema, who leads the Secretariat of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). We asked her about the importance of women in stemming the current biodiversity crisis and ensuring better outcomes in the CBD’s negotiations. Mrema said, “Having women at the negotiation […]
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