OECD Youth Stocktaking Report

While economic progress is being experienced by some, youth are not getting their fair share. Youth are more vulnerable to global challenges including the consequences of climate change, raising inequality and high public debt. Today’s political leadership tends to be dominated by older citizens which can lead to government being less sensitive to the needs of youth – possibly leading …

Segregation in America

From the Equal Justice Initiative Racial segregation had a long and enduring history in America, supported by courts, laws, and elected officials. The pervasive effects of that legacy are still felt today. REPORT Segregation in America re-examines the civil rights era by focusing on the people and powers that opposed racial equality, to better understand the challenges of that era …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Save the Planet: Democrats lack a comprehensive strategy to stop global warming. Climate scientists say the newcomer has the beginnings of a good one

Scott Heins/Getty Images . By EMILY ATKIN, July 3, 2018, New Republic Leftists have been practically leaping for joy since 28-year-old self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her primary election for Congress last week, an outcome that CNN called “the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season.” But perhaps no group has been more excited than environmentalists. In a political environment where even …

Dandelion Energy Has Built The Tesla of Residential Thermal Management With Plans For World Domination

July 9th, 2018 by Kyle Field on Clean Technica Cutting right to the chase, Dandelion plans to change the world of residential geothermal, and it is heading down that long road of transformation starting in the state of New York. Dandelion Energy spun off from Google parent company Alphabet’s X labs last year, and with so many claims floating around about transformative technologies …

UK says staying on track with long term decarbonization targets will mean engineering a rapid electrification of the vehicle fleet

Some of the most interesting climate developments in the world are unfolding in the United Kingdom.  In fact, this week, the UK moved several steps closer to becoming the first G7 country to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury. For the UK to emerge as a global climate leader is somewhat puzzling. Like the US, it is undergoing a white rural …

Atlanta’s path to 100% renewable energy

Atlanta last year became the largest city in the South to make the pledge to go 100% renewable.  Atlanta is also among the first to develop a blueprint showing how to get there, said Sierra Club’s Georgia director, Ted Terry. The plan was drawn up by the city’s Office of Resilience after an extensive public outreach effort and has the blessing …

The Netherlands contemplates the world’s toughest climate law: A new Dutch proposal would put climate at the center of national politics

By David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com  Updated Jul 8, 2018 Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands Jack Taylor/Getty Images A coalition of seven Dutch political parties recently unveiled a climate policy proposal that is breathtaking in its ambition. If it becomes law, it will codify the most stringent targets for greenhouse gas reductions of any country in the world. There are still several steps between the proposal and …

Continuing to emit 40 Gt of CO2 per year, 1268 metric tons per second, puts us over the 1.5 C threshold in a month and a half

By Erika Clugston, The Beam with further specification by M. Venner to clarify 1.5 C part of the estimates, after going to the source at Mercator.  See David Spratt’s summary of the literature, further down.  The world is still emitting 40 Gt of carbon dioxide.⁴ This equals 1,268 metric tonnes per second.  How long will it take to reach our ‘budget’ …

Russia gains access to the NRA to sway the outcomes of elections, threatening the very underpinnings of our democracy

After Maria Butina Charged for Using NRA to Push Russian Agenda in US, Democrats Demand GOP Hold Gun Group, Trump Accountable: “Something bad happened in 2016 and every day that we in Congress fail to hold Russia and this administration accountable is another day they can chip away at our country’s institutions.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer, Common Dreams Russian politician …