US: Hundreds of billions to be given to clean energy, electric vehicles and flood defenses

The Biden administration announced a vast spending bill, with hundreds of billions of dollars allocated to support clean energy, electric vehicles and new defenses against extreme weather events. The Guardian notes: This proposed framework includes $555bn in incentives, investments and tax credits aimed at bolstering the deployment of renewable energy such as solar and wind, as well…

United States: Federal Climate Adaptation Plans 2021

Twenty three reports from various agencies offer candid descriptions of how climate change is already affecting the federal government’s work and the various threats the U.S. is facing. Impacts include increases in floods and droughts, more pests and disease affecting America’s food supply, while affordable housing is increasingly at risk from both extreme weather events…

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…