February 2021 was an Important Month for UN Reports on the Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies
Several UN reports in February 2021 reminded the world about something we already knew (from the IPCC 2018 1.5ºC Report and the UNEP 2020 Gap Report): that to prevent global climate catastrophe, global carbon emissions must drop 50% from today by 2030 — which can readily be achieved by today’s amazing developments in clean renewable energies. All that is stopping the transition to energy safety is world governments still handing out money to the fossil fuel corporations.
We are facing an unparalleled moment of peak collective challenge far beyond the hardships of the Covid pandemic and its economic hardship. We now face a DOUBLE whammy.
This unprecedented collective moment will require wisdom, sacrifice, and enduring new hardships that humanity has never faced before to survive and thrive through our "double whammy."
Biden Passes the Climate Test, Short and Sweet
This is a short blog on the greatest climate news.
President Biden of the United States has acted on planet-wrecking fossil fuel subsidies, with an executive order directing federal agencies to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies as consistent with applicable law, and he will bring up this crime of all time with the US Congress.
Congratulations to Joe Biden, President-Elect of the United States of America
The largest voter turnout ever and, to Joe Biden, the largest number of votes in US history made American democracy work. Thank goodness.
Biden Versus Trump: The Amazing Cliffhanger 2020 US Election
Like many millions of people (around the world), I have been watching the all-time record cliffhanger historic US election.
There are many amazing things about this election.
Can US Democracy End the Destruction of the Living Planet Earth?
So, CAN the United States be a force for good when it comes to protecting Mother Earth? It depends on the environmental promises of each of the Parties, but also on the integrity of the US democratic system.
With Apologies to the Great Chinese People: Is China a Climate Solutions Leader or a Climate and Oceans Disruption Leader?
Still being reported as great climate news, on September 22, 2020 at the United Nations, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that his country “would aim to become carbon neutral, in the battle against climate change, by 2060.”
Record High Northern Hemisphere Summer Heating is the Worst News
Many Americans may not know it, but the biggest issue in the US election is global climate change. That's because it will hurt the lives of all Americans (with many already affected) and leave the legacy of a disastrous country for their children. And that’s because atmospheric CO2 (the amount of carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere) from burning fossil fuels is at a 23-million-year high and accelerating — increasing at a faster and faster rate. While the Republican Trump administration has opened up America for more fracking, neither presidential candidate has a plan to stop burning fossil fuels.
In Five Years, We Can Develop the Zero-Combustion Renewable Energy to Meet Today's Energy Consumption
Great news: We can replace all today’s fossil fuel energy with zero-combustion renewable energy in 5 years. But the bad news is, our governments are sabotaging that transformation.
American Political Conventions Fail on Climate Change and Our Kids
The greatest threat ever to human survival — yes, our species — will not feature highly in this year’s US presidential election contest. The climate and planet Earth did not feature big in the big US national convention speeches. The Republican speeches failed to recognize climate change at all and the Democrat ones all but failed to recognize the climate emergency.