Previous Climate Change News 2021

Curb climate change the easy way: Don’t cut down big trees 04-07-21

Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight against climate change that has not received the attention it deserves. Read more

Corporate climate pledges earn failing grades from investors 03-22-21

Investors managing $54 trillion are turning up the pressure on top emitters. Read more at Grist

Bankrolling Deforestation 03-08-21

Unsustainable and privatized agriculture and food production is responsible for approximately 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Read more at Our Daily Planet

The Climate Crisis and Wall Street 02-25-21

It was likely too much to hope that the Biden Administration, as it tries to get a handle on climate change, might find some help from Wall Street. Instead, last week, we saw financial heavyweights turn in a performance so rigid and so short-sighted that it makes one wonder whether capitalism in anything resembling its current form can, or should, survive. Read more at The New Yorker

What’s Really Behind Corporate Promises on Climate Change? 02-22-21

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals. Read more at The New York Times

US rejoins Paris accord with warning: This year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’ 02-20-21

The U.S. has marked its return to the Paris Agreement by urging countries to do more to confront the climate crisis, with America’s climate envoy, John Kerry, warning that international talks this year are the “last, best hope” of avoiding catastrophic global heating. Read more at Grist 

Keeping trees in the ground where they are already growing is an effective low-tech way to slow climate change 02-22-21

Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight against climate change that has not received the attention it deserves. Read more at The Conversation

500+ experts call on world’s nations to not burn forests to make energy 02-15-21

Contributing more to the U.S.economy and getting less in return. Read the full Ohio River Valley Institute Report. Read more at Mongabay

The avocado in your Super Bowl guacamole is bad for the environment. You can make it better. 02-04-21

This Super Bowl Sunday will be different. Instead of at a party, I’ll be at home alone with my husband. And we’ll be paying more than four times as much for our guacamole. Read more at The Washington Post 

Climate crisis: world is at its hottest for at least 12,000 years – study 01-27-21

Scientists say temperatures globally at highest level since start of human civilisation. Read more at The Guardian

Schumer Supports Declaring Climate Change a National Emergency 01-27-21

Declaring a national emergency would give the president more powers to combat climate change and divert funding toward green policy without going through Congress. Read more at Our Daily Planet

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy 01-19-21

Researchers say “proforestation” policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere. Read more at Environmental Health News

Biden Plans to Fight Climate Change in a New Way 01-12-21

Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before Read more at EcoWatch

As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place 01-12-21

The Arctic is changing faster than any environment on Earth. The old order is being swept away, leaving scientists to ask: What’s coming in its place? Read more at ABC News

A Massachusetts city will post climate change warning stickers at gas stations 01-01-21

Cambridge, Massachusetts, has become the first U.S. city to mandate the placing of stickers on fuel pumps to warn drivers of the resulting dangers posed by the climate crisis. Read more at Grist