Biden’s Earth Day Summit Is a Crucial Opportunity for Climate Action

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 […]

The Social Cost of Carbon Gets an Interim Update from the Biden Administration

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 […]

As the US Rejoins the Paris Agreement, What’s Next on the Road to COP26?

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 […]