Biden signs historic legislation to pour billions into fighting climate change as the global temperature continues to rise

Nature: Scientists welcome ‘enormous’ US climate bill — but call for stronger action. Several US agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), will see a significant influx of cash from a massive climate and tax bill that US President Joe Biden signed on 16 August. Scientists around…

U.S. Congress approves Democrats historic climate bill after decades of legislative defeats

Scientific American: The Senate’s passage of a monumental climate bill comes after decades of legislative defeats, but it is still an early step in drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CLIMATEWIRE | Three decades after ratifying the world’s first climate treaty, the Senate passed a sweeping budget bill Sunday that pours hundreds of billions of dollars into…

Shell in 1958 warned about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust

The Guardian: Shell, like other oil companies, had decades to prepare for those consequences after it was forewarned by its own research. In 1958, one of its executives, Charles Jones, presented a paper to the industry’s trade group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), warning about increased carbon emissions from car exhaust. Other research followed through the…

Australia the Climate Villain

The Carbon Action Tracker summary for Australia: Australia has not implemented an effective climate policy The Australian government has initiated a gas-led recovery rather than a green recovery Shown no intention of updating its Paris Agreement target nor adopting a net-zero emissions target Focusing on what it calls a “technology neutral” approach, which is contradicted…