Ezra Silk’s take on the new 100% bill: pick up the pace!

Ezra Silk of The Climate Mobilization has taken an unpopular position on the April 17th draft of the 100% by 2050 bill, saying it is too incremental and insufficiently comprehensive.  Most of all it is not what we need to meet the challenge of this historic moment.  Let’s draft what we need, what youth are calling for! #1: Let’s have a …

From 1982 through 2016 across all 11 western states, snowpacks declined at an average rate of about 9.5 percent per decade

“We predict an additional loss of snowpack water storage of up to 60% within the next three decades due to combined influences from anthropogenic forcing and internal decadal variability.” That is the conclusion of a team of researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the University of Colorado in a new study of historic …

Thinking past neoliberalism

  From, The Nation, May 2017.  Massive global inequality underlies our era of economic and political unrest.  So what will bring about the end of neoliberalism—the left? the right? the incompetence of the professional political class?—and, when it’s gone, what will replace it? We asked five of our favorite minds for their views on the direction we urgently need to …

BYD Refuse Truck Will Save Operators $13,000 Per Year In Fuel & Maintenance

By Kyle Field on Clean Technica, 4 May 2017 BYD announced a new electric long-range class 8 refuse truck at the ACT Expo in Long Beach this week that is estimated to save operators more than $13,000 per year in fuel and maintenance when compared to a diesel-based refuse truck. Read that again. $10,000 per year in savings just by …

Oil and transport disruption on the way in the next decade

By Nafeez Ahmed, from Motherboard, 4 May 2017 Image: Unsplash/Pexels A new report says self-driving electric vehicle fleets are poised to replace individual cars sooner than we think. A stunning new forecast projects that the internal combustion engine, along with the entire oil industry, are going to vanish from the face of the earth in little more than a decade. …

Using renewables to reduce inequality

 By Basay Sen on Inequality.org, 25 April 2017  A new report explains how states and cities can use renewable portfolio standards and shared solar programs to reduce the power of fossil fuel corporations and lift up low-income households. Given the current assault on responsible climate policy at the federal level, innovative state and local actions will be critical if we …