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
Links to Articles
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.
Environmentalists say now is the time to choke off Russia’s oil and gas profits. But the White House has difficult choices to make.
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.
By Rebecca Santana and Curt Anderson
FOSSIL FUELS, RENEWABLE ENERGY
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.
By Lisa Friedman
WILDFIRES – FOREST MANAGEMENT
Unhealthy forests in need of beneficial management (see attachment)
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
By Jody Freeman
The region is nearing a threshold beyond which its forests may be replaced by grasslands, with huge repercussions for biodiversity and climate change.
By Catrin Einhorn and Nadja Popovich
By Ezra Klein