Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay temporarily blocking the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. The plan is intended to be the main regulatory tool to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the U.S. In many ways, it's the underpinning of U.S. commitments under the recent Paris climate agreement.
The court, in a 5-4 decision split along party lines, put a stay on enforcement of the Clean Power Plan, which is designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Because the global climate accord reached in Paris this past December is fragile, the Supreme Court ruling is akin to placing the planet's climate on death row. To be sure, the court did not block the EPA's strategy permanently. However, it stopped it dead in its tracks.
I submit we need to go back to basics and unify around a proven, tested message that works. Then repeat it every time we open our mouths for the next few years. Put it in our every communication. Till we are sick to death of it, and then some. Hey, it works for Donald and Bernie.
When we think of where the effects of climate change would be most felt, remote locations like the Arctic Circle or the Amazon rainforest often spring to mind. Indeed turning on news channels it's hard not to see its devastating effects.
A reasonable person might assume that the world's investment chain, the oil in the engine of capitalist growth, would be focused on addressing these challenges. But is it?
In a surprise procedural decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court put the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan on pause while a lower court reviews it. The Court did not weigh in on the merits of the Environmental Protection Agency's plan, and didn't explain its reasoning.
With grassroots power and market forces on our side, the US will remain on track to meet our Paris commitments in the electric sector.
If Election2016 turns out to be a slugfest between two white men will the winner gain a two-term presidency? If so, we may well have to wait until January 2025 for a woman to be inaugurated president of the United States.
While attention is focused on one battleground state after another to see which political juggernauts will end up at the presidential ballot box, significant change is making its way through city and state legislatures in Oregon.
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The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.