Sept. 16, 2021

Quick climate links: 'BIg Deal'. too little, too late, non-proliferaton treaty, woefully short of Paris target

Quick climate links: 'BIg Deal'. too little, too late, non-proliferaton treaty,  woefully short of Paris target

Democracy is the answer to the climate crisis, but in a rather fascinating fashion also a significant obstacle.

The movie “Big Deal” is a crucial exposé of the sobering influence dirty political donations have on our democracy – including holding back real climate action. Yet it is also funny, heart-warming and ultimately a hopeful story of people power.

We begin today with two stories from RenewEconomy:

"Too little, too late: Morrison may want praise in Glasgow, but net-zero by 2050 won’t cut it";

Thousands of scientists, academics call for fossil fuel ‘non-proliferation treaty’”;

From the World Wildlife Fund: “The Bezos Earth Fund & WWF: investment in community and climate”;

Vox reports: “Jeff Bezos will spend $1 billion a year to fight climate change”;

Inside Climate News tells readers: “The Rate of Global Warming During Next 25 Years Could Be Double What it Was in the Previous 50, a Renowned Climate Scientist Warns”;

And Gizmodo reports: “Ida Showed the Fossil Fuel Industry Has Left Louisiana Defenseless”;

From The Guardian readers discover: “The body politic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings back the political slogan”;

On Yale Climate Connections its: “Santa Fe group home to go solar, save money”;

Project Syndicate has a series of webinars featuring a host of impressive speakers;

Writing in The Guardian Oliver Milman tells readers: “Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds”;

Bloomberg Business reports: “Nikola Showcases German Plant Nearing First Production of Electric Trucks”.

Enjoy “Music for a Warming World”.

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