Ask a Scientist: Pandemic Maps Tell the Story of Racial Inequity

Baltimore County Government Much has been written about the glaringly disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on racial and ethnic minorities. Black, Latino, and Native Americans are at least three times more likely to be hospitalized by COVID-19 and at least two times more likely to die from it than Whites, according to the Centers […]

Ask a Scientist: Electric Vehicles are the Cleanest Option Today

There has been a spike in good news recently when it comes to the future of electric vehicles (EVs). That’s encouraging, given the transportation sector is now the largest source of US carbon emissions and vehicles are the main culprits. Late last month, President Biden signed an executive order directing federal officials to come up […]

ExxonMobil Claims Shift on Climate But Continues to Fund Climate Science Deniers

ExxonMobil pledged $5 million to help pay for renovating the US Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters (above) in Washington, despite the fact that the Chamber opposes government action on climate change. Elliott Negin After decades of public denial, ExxonMobil now acknowledges that “the risk of climate change is real” and says it is “committed to being […]