Greenpeace Graded All the Presidential Candidates’ Climate Policies. They Weren’t Impressed. |Mother Jones

‘…Turns out Castro might want to pick a different issue to stand out from the rest of the 2020 climate leaders. He scored a D+, while Inslee, who has a long history of championing environmental legislation, got the highest score with an A-. Senators Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders ranked close behind Inslee with a B+ each. According to Greenpeace, Castro neglected to set a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target, concoct a plan to manage the phase-out of fossil fuels, or enact policies to fight environmental racism.’

Source: Greenpeace Graded All the Presidential Candidates’ Climate Policies. They Weren’t Impressed. |Mother Jones

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science | The New York Times

‘…The administration’s prime target has been the National Climate Assessment, produced by an interagency task force roughly every four years since 2000. Government scientists used computer-generated models in their most recent report to project that if fossil fuel emissions continue unchecked, the earth’s atmosphere could warm by as much as eight degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. That would lead to drastically higher sea levels, more devastating storms and droughts, crop failures, food losses and severe health consequences.’

Source: Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science | The New York Times

Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust. Or, in Washington State, You Could Now Be Compost. | The New York Times

‘Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation on Wednesday allowing the practice of “aboveground decomposition,” making Washington the first state in the nation — and likely the first place in the world, legal experts said — to explicitly allow human remains to become compost.’

Source: Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust. Or, in Washington State, You Could Now Be Compost. | The New York Times

Joe Biden would be a disaster for climate change | The Guardian

‘Presidential candidate Joe Biden, 79, seems to have a very different understanding of the climate crisis than the world’s leading climate scientists. Several top advisers to the former vice-president previewed his “middle of the road” plan on the issue for Reuters on Friday. He’ll have the US rejoin the Paris agreement, which Trump has said he will leave exit as soon as that document’s terms allow in early 2021. He’ll preserve existing regulations on emissions and fuel efficiency that the current administration has targeted. Like Obama, he’ll embrace an “all of the above” energy strategy, with plenty of room for new natural gas development and exports as well as carbon capture and storage, to indefinitely extend the life of the coal industry.’

Source: Joe Biden would be a disaster for climate change | The Guardian

Joe Biden Defends Record on Climate and Calls for ‘Environmental Revolution’ | The New York Times

‘HAMPTON, N.H. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. defended his record on climate change on Monday in the face of criticism from rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and called for a “green revolution” that is “rational” and affordable.’

Source: Joe Biden Defends Record on Climate and Calls for ‘Environmental Revolution’  | The New York Times

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