Above- or below-average snowfall, monsoon rains, or rising or falling Great Lake levels or wind speeds may be indications of climate change, but only if a single, consistent direction of change is sustained over decades. If, instead, these patterns shift back and forth annually or every few years, that’s just normal weather.
President Joe Biden significantly increased the United States’ commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement, at a two-day Earth Day virtual summit attended by 40 international leaders, hosted by Biden.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a rule, adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under then-President Donald Trump in 2019, delaying the deadline for solid waste facilities and landfills to submit plans for reducing methane emissions until November 2021.
Steven E. Koonin’s book Unsettled demonstrates conclusively that we don’t face a climate crisis so dire that only a radical government-controlled reshaping of the economy, people’s personal lives, and consumption patterns can solve it.
New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has requested the U.S. Department of the Interior grant her state a waiver frpm a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands President Joe Biden enacted shortly after taking office.