Top priorities for Congressional action on climate change.
Much more is at stake than simply the fiscal well-being of US businesses.
The G-7 Leaders’ Summit gets underway soon, from June 11-13, in Cornwall, UK. As host nation for this summit, and the annual climate talks later this year (also known as COP26), the UK will clearly be elevating the need for climate action, alongside dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and trade issues. One priority that must […]
Wildfires in California inject smoke high into the atmosphere on Sept. 9, 2020, creating a thick blanket of smoke along the West Coast. This post originally appeared on Scientific American and was co-authored with Erika Spanger-Siegfried, UCS lead climate analyst. Science has a stark message for us all. In this decade, we could lose the fight for […]
Johnson Banks/COP26 President Biden has brought the US back into the Paris Agreement and has announced a Leaders’ Climate Summit, now set for April 22—Earth Day. The administration has said it will develop and submit its nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement ahead of the summit. An appropriately ambitious US NDC should include […]
Los Angeles looking from Hollywood at dawn/Getty Images Last Friday, the Biden administration announced an interim update to the social cost of heat-trapping emissions, key metrics for measuring the economic costs of climate impacts from a unit increase in these emissions. This update to the social cost of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide comes […]
White House/Flickr On Feb 19th, the United States will officially be back in the Paris Agreement, thirty days after President Biden signed a declaration to rejoin the agreement on his first day in office. The President has clearly signaled to the world that climate change will be a top tier domestic and international priority, putting […]