World Climate: the United States back in the Paris agreement
‘They were warned’: Experts on India’s Himalayan glacier disaster
Experts tasked by India’s Supreme Court to study impact of receding glaciers on dams had warned the government in 2014.At least 31 people have died, 165 people are missing and many more are feared to have died, as the rescue operation continues in Chamoli district of northern Uttarakhand state.
L es officially returned on Friday February 19 in the , at a time when the administration of President is committed to making the fight against climate change a high priority. Almost four years after the announcement by Donald TrumpEntered into office on January 20,
Joe Biden immediately decided on this return.
US puts climate migrant protections on the table
Joe Biden asks officials to submit report on climate-related displacement and migration, a move welcomed by advocates.In a February 4 executive order otherwise focused on refugee resettlement issues, US President Joe Biden instructed officials to examine climate-related displacement and migration and to submit a report within six months.
The head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken also assured in a statement that "climate change and diplomacy through science Could no longer "ever be optional additions" to foreign policy discussions. “Responding to the real threats of climate change and listening to our scientists is at the heart of our domestic and foreign priorities. It is (an aspect) vital in our discussions on national security, migration, international health measures, and in our economic diplomacy and trade negotiations ”, also indicated the Secretary of State. "Diplomacy through science"
"it is now a climate crisis"
The Weekly Planet: The Big Idea From Bill Gates’s New Climate Book
Call it the “Gates Rule.”
Praising the Paris agreement, negotiated by former president
Barack Obama"I think we have to stop using the words 'climate change', and
admit that it is now a climate crisis
“But also with ambition, knowing that (the Paris agreement) alone will not do what science tells us to do. Before Glasgow, Joe Biden is scheduled to hold another climate summit on April 22 to coincide with Earth Day. The US president has pledged to bring pollution levels in the US energy sector to zero by 2035, and that the US economy will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. His predecessor, Donald Trump, ally of the fossil fuel industry, was of the opinion that the Paris agreement was unfair to the United States. But the ambitions of the agreement are mostly non-binding, with each country developing its own measures. A point on which Barack Obama and John Kerry insisted when signing in 2015, concerned about the political opposition in the United States. Carbon neutrality in 2050
The Weekly Planet: The Great Climate Bill of 2021 Is Being Shaped Now .
The game before the game has started.President Joe Biden’s legislative climate agenda has kind of fallen out of the news. Lawmakers are focused on what the Biden administration calls the “economic-rescue bill,” the one with the $1,400 checks. The climate content will come in the second, “economic-recovery” package.