Subsidies? — The Climate in Emergency #wordpress

So, for years I’ve been hearing about fossil fuel subsidies–money given by the government to the fossil fuel industry. It’s pretty clear why this shouldn’t be happening. For one thing, it gives the industry a huge competitive advantage relative to renewable energy. But what exactly are these subsidies, and how do they work? This morning […]

Subsidies? — The Climate in Emergency

My best books list for #vegan and #eco-friendly living #wordpress

My best books list below for vegan and eco-friendly living is a selection of my favourite titles so far. Books offer us an invitation to … The post …

My best books list for vegan and eco-friendly living

Isn’t It Time You Were Working on Climate Already? #wordpress #climatechange

My face when I first heard the Thwaites news 😱🙀 I rang in last new year with a post, “The First Climate Decade“, that included this line: “…

Isn’t It Time You Were Working on Climate Already?

Climate Crisis and Refugees

Restore Our Earth


Here you’ll establish why it’s vital to travel in an exceedingly climate-friendly approach and build contribution to world responsibility for this climate crisis.

“If we have a tendency for not taking action now, there will be 143 million climate refugees worldwide by 2050.”

World Bank

Scientists warn of bad year for fires in Brazil’s Amazon and wetlands

Environment- Reuters

Dry weather this year raises the risk of severe fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands, scientists say.

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo/File Photo

Warning that a drought could fuel destruction of biomes critical to curbing climate change.  Last year, dry weather helped fuel record fires in the Pantanal, while the Amazon experienced the worst rash of blazes since 2017, according to Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. 

This year’s rainy season – running roughly from November to April – was even drier in parts of the Amazon under greatest threat, known as the “arc of deforestation,” INPE data show. 

This year’s drought in the Pantanal is more severe and widespread than what the region saw in 2020, the data show. 

“The rainy season is already finished and it was a bad rainy season,” said Marcelo Seluchi, a meteorologist in the Science Ministry’s disaster monitoring center. “The fire season will probably be bad.”  Fires and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest have surged since right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took power in 2019, calling for more development in the region. 

Environmental advocates say that Bolsonaro’s rhetoric and weakening of environmental enforcement has emboldened criminals to fell trees and set fires to stake illegal claims to public lands. 

The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, and the Pantanal is the biggest wetland. Scientists say their preservation is vital to curbing catastrophic climate change because of the vast amounts of greenhouse gas they absorb.  The forecast in the next few months is for continued dryness south of the Amazon river, said Renata Libonati, a remote sensing specialist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.  “Any ignition has a high chance of setting off big fires that run out of control,” Libonati said.

Jake Spring

What’s the gas industry so afraid of?

America’s buildings account for nearly 40% of national energy consumption and today too much of that energy is produced from the direct combustion of fossil fuels in our homes. Environment America Research & Policy Center and our 501(c)(4) sister organization Environment America are engaged in a research-driven effort to build public support for building electrification, the next frontier on the journey to a renewable energy future.


Electric buildings would slash pollution and lower costs


According to Environment America Research & Policy Center and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s new report, Electric Buildings, electrifying most of our country’s homes and businesses by 2050 could cut global warming pollution by about 306 million metric tons in 2050. That is the equivalent of removing from the road about 65 million of today’s cars—three times the number of cars and trucks in Texas.


Some of that averted pollution would be removed from inside our buildings. Gas-powered stoves, a staple in many American kitchens, produce air pollution inside our homes, every time we light a burner. In fact, gas stoves alone may be exposing tens of millions of Americans to levels of indoor air pollution that would be illegal outdoors. This type of air pollution is linked to respiratory illness, heart attack, stroke, cancer and mental health problems. Replacing our gas stoves with electric induction cooktops, the new favorite of a growing number of famous chefs, would both remove indoor air pollution and dramatically increase energy efficiency.

Cars off the road

Source: What’s the gas industry so afraid of?


Voters Care About Affordable Energy, Not Climate Change — Climate Change Dispatch #climatechange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction

Over the last week or so, some House Republicans have made it clear that they want to “do something” about climate change. That is both bad and not surprising news. In a world in which millions of people worldwide die from a pandemic, and hundreds die from blackouts in the world’s richest nation, it’s tough…

Voters Care About Affordable Energy, Not Climate Change — Climate Change Dispatch