Also: St. Louis Fed: 🚨: "the financial sector, central banks & other regulators, is paying increased attention to water—either as part of deliberations about climate change & environmental, social &corporate governance —or as a major risk in its own right” h/t @RichardEscobedo
From @BulletinAtomic : Since carbon released from the ground into the climate stays there for millennia, enormous numbers of people will be paying the price for a very, very long time.
#China and #India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year's global climate summit
ICYMI: Every jet made by Boeing last year will produce an average 1 million tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, according to new data from the planemaker, highlighting the scale of the challenge for the industry in reducing its climate impact
Greta Thunberg to world leaders at the U.N. climate summit: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words”
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," climate activist Greta Thunberg tells the UN. "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you."
"They" don't want you to be concerned about climate change, but @djkhaled & I want you to be. Major
Now the real work begins. To beat this pandemic. To rebuild our economy. To root out systemic racism in our justice system and society. To combat the climate crisis. To heal the soul of our nation. The road ahead won't be easy. But America is ready. And so are @JoeBiden and I.
The fires across the West Coast are just the latest examples of the very real ways our changing climate is changing our communities. Protecting our planet is on the ballot. Vote like your life depends on it—because it does.
I say to those who are delaying action on climate change: Look at the blood-red sky and unbreathable air in Australia because of raging forest fires. Our futures are all connected. That is why we must bring the world together and enact a Green New Deal.
Italy has banned weddings and funerals for 16 million people. Japan has closed schools for a month. France and Iraq have banned public gatherings. The U.N. has canceled all physical meetings to address climate change. Americans are uncertain what to do about Coachella.