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NOVEMBER 7, 2022

Dear Friends:

The brutal attack on Paul Pelosi can be laid at the feet of Republicans who either condone the MAGA violence or stay silent. Perhaps the latest NY Times revelation that 21 elected officials, candidates and other prominent figures spread lies, misinformation or cast doubt on the attack should be the November surprise that tips the election.

Biden sends a stark warning about political violence ahead of midterms: ‘We can’t take democracy for granted any longer’

“As I stand here today, there are candidates running for every level of office in America – for governor, for Congress, for attorney general, for secretary of state who won’t commit to accepting the results of the elections they’re in,” Biden said. “That is the path to chaos in America. It’s unprecedented. It’s unlawful. And it is un-American.”

Belle, Victoria and the Climate Team


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Cop 27- Sharm El Sheikh


A handful of powerful world leaders rallied around Russia and undercut global cooperation.

VLADIMIR V. PUTIN HAS LONG USED Russia’s oil and gas as instruments of power at home and abroad. With the invasion of Ukraine in February, he has made it a weapon of war.

The war on Ukraine will cast a dark shadow over the global climate summit starting this week in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

“The war in Ukraine is putting climate action on the back burner while our planet itself is burning,” Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General, said recently.


A new flagship UN report on climate change out Monday indicating that harmful carbon emissions from 2010-2019 have never been higher in human history, is proof that the world is on a “fast track” to disaster, António Guterres has warned, with scientists arguing that it’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

An increasing share of emissions can be attributed to towns and cities, the report’s authors continued, adding just as worryingly, that emissions reductions clawed back in the last decade or so “have been less than emissions increases, from rising global activity levels in industry, energy supply, transport, agriculture and buildings”.


The COP27 meeting next week allows a debt-wracked African country to champion climate needs of poorer nations. But it also puts Egypt under scrutiny.


With the world still struggling to get global warming under control, diplomats will gather in Egypt for United Nations climate talks. Here are some key facts.


With an annual summit next month, the United Nations assessed progress on countries’ past emissions commitments. Severe disruption would be hard to avoid on the current trajectory.


Poor countries facing climate hazards want the United States and other industrialized nations to compensate them for the harm caused by greenhouse gases.


The COP27 meeting next week allows a debt-wracked African country to champion climate needs of poorer nations. But it also puts Egypt under scrutiny.


Solar Power

Today, the 17,000 sq ft San Benito clinic is nearly 100% solar-powered with the ability to rely entirely on sun-fueled energy for a week, thanks to a $1.7m self-contained micro-grid of solar panels and batteries.


Education


All the sweeter for the wait! Go Yeomen/women!!


A UC Davis professor runs an academic center that was conceived by a trade group, according to records, and gets most of its funding from farming interests.


Global

The president-elect once helped slash deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest. He says he wants to do it again.


Gabon knows its oil won’t last forever, so officials are turning to the Central African nation’s rainforest for revenue — while also promising to preserve it.


Climate Change Future

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