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MARCH 17, 2022

Dear Friends:

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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UKRAINE

Want to help Ukraine? These California organizations need your support

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.

IPCC REPORT

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

GREENHOUSE GASES

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)

https://www.marinij.com/2022/03/14/marin-ij-readers-forum-for-march-15-2022/

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

BIODIVERSITY 

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

ENVIRONMENTAL INTERESTS

Government Is Flailing, in Part Because Liberals Hobbled It

By Ezra Klein

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