Another Day of Reckoning for Big Oil’s Role in Climate Change – The New York Times

‘…Mr. de Blasio’s decision to confront some of the world’s biggest polluters is possibly transformative and certainly timely. It comes just when the Trump administration is moving in the opposite direction, opening up America’s coastal waters to drilling and removing regulatory obstacles to oil exploration, and generally giving fossil fuel companies pretty much what they want. It follows a year of extreme weather events, including three major hurricanes, that collectively caused $306 billion in damage — the most expensive year on record for natural disasters in this country.’

 

Source: The New York Times

Applaud Mayor de Blasio and NYC for climate courage – NY Daily News

‘…Five years after Superstorm Sandy, Mayor de Blasio said that the city would follow through on earlier promises to divest its giant pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies — and that it would take the biggest of those corporations to court to sue for damages. In other words: Earth’s mightiest city is now in full-on battle with the planet’s richest, most irresponsible industry.’

Source: Applaud Mayor de Blasio and NYC for climate courage – NY Daily News

We’re paying the cost of climate change now | The Gazette

‘In this year of devastating hurricanes, in the more frequent floods here in the Midwest, in the reshaping of our weather systems in myriad ways, we can see the impacts of climate change all around us. Last year was the second warmest year on record for the continental United States, and the Arctic is experiencing its second warmest year in 1,500 years, after 2016.’

Source: We’re paying the cost of climate change now | The Gazette

Hawaii Pledges 100% Renewable Ground Transportation by 2045 | Fleet News Daily

‘Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, Kaua’i County Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr., and Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe, in the place of Mayor Harry Kim, set the target today. By signing the proclamations, the leaders have pledged to transform Hawaii’s public and private ground transportation to 100 percent renewable fuel sources by 2045.’

Source: Hawaii Pledges 100% Renewable Ground Transportation by 2045 | Fleet News Daily

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