MAY 3, 2022
As a country is destroyed in front of our eyes – the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – we are terrorized and incredulous. We are also alarmed by the energy and climate consequences as well as the dire predictions of the recently released IPCC Report.
Belle, Victoria, and the Climate Team
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As War Rages, a Struggle to Balance Energy Crunch and Climate Crisis
By Brad Plumer, Lisa Friedman and David Gelles
Rising oil prices and increased demand for expanded production come at a time when scientists say nations must sharply cut the use of fossil fuels.
Climate Hawks Join the Debate on Ukraine
Environmentalists say now is the time to choke off Russia’s oil and gas profits. But the White House has difficult choices to make.
Climate Change Is Harming the Planet Faster Than We Can Adapt, U.N. Warns
Countries aren’t doing nearly enough to protect against the disasters to come as the planet keeps heating up, a major new scientific report concludes.
UN Report Paints Dire Picture of the Gulf of Mexico’s Future
By Rebecca Santana and Curt Anderson
FOSSIL FUELS, RENEWABLE ENERGY
YSE Study Finds Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels
But a recent study from the Yale School of the Environment published in Nature Communications found that the total indirect emissions from electric vehicles pale in comparison to the indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles.
‘We are afraid’: Erin Brockovich pollutant linked to global electric car boom
After a Shaky Start, Airborne Wind Energy Is Slowly Taking Off
Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion
By Lisa Friedman
John Stewart and Energy Panel: Holding Oil Companies Accountable
Why Methane Is a Large and Underestimated Threat to Climate Goals
WILDFIRES – FOREST MANAGEMENT
Marin Voice: Make sure fuel reductions don’t increase risk of catastrophic wildfire
Unhealthy forests in need of beneficial management (see attachment)
Drought, fires and beetles — California’s forests are dying. Is it too late to save them?
By Kurtis Alexander
Making matters worse, scientists say, is the overcrowding of California’s forests. A century-old policy of fighting wildfires, instead of allowing them to burn, has thwarted a natural process of forest thinning. The subsequent build-up of vegetation has created both a dangerous amount of tinder for fire and a situation detrimental to the health of the trees.
REGULATING CARBON EMISSIONS
Will the Supreme Court Frustrate Efforts to Slow Climate Change?
By Jody Freeman
Amazon Is Less Able to Recover From Droughts and Logging, Study Finds
The region is nearing a threshold beyond which its forests may be replaced by grasslands, with huge repercussions for biodiversity and climate change.
This Map Shows Where Biodiversity Is Most at Risk in America
By Catrin Einhorn and Nadja Popovich
Government Is Flailing, in Part Because Liberals Hobbled It
By Ezra Klein