Some states want funds from the Covid-19 stimulus package to help them cope with climate change. They are quite open about it. In a fascinating compilation of examples, Inside Climate News and the Nation have found such desires as these: In Maine, the state wants money for a heat-pump program that provides incentives to install…
The Environmental Impact of Coronavirus
The World Meteorological Organization said the coronavirus pandemic is expected to push carbon dioxide emissions down by 6 percent this year, which would be the largest one-year decrease since World War II. WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said in a virtual briefing that the drop could be traced to the “lack of emissions from transportation and…
An Earth Day Lesson . . . Plastic Bags Are Back . . . The First Human-caused Megadrought?
Earth Day taught us that we are interdependent. From John Baden. Coronavirus brings back plastic bags. From Sterling Burnett. Eco-reality strikes back on Earth Day. From Steve Milloy. The first human-caused megadrought? Anthony Watt says that claim is nonsense.
Coronavirus Models and Climate Change Models Have Limits
Coronavirus models and climate change models both have their deficiencies. Here are excerpts from Ken Haapala’s latest thoughts on the topic, from the SEPP website (Science and Environmental Policy Project): In the midst of the lock-down of much of the U.S. public and the collapsing economy; some Americans are learning a few important lessons….