News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

A Safe US Future Hinges on a Program You May Have Never Heard Of

This week, USGCRP has made headlines despite this six-letter federal program hardly ever being heard of by the public. But whether we know it or not, our lives and livelihoods are entwined with the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). It coordinates the best climate information fro […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

A Biden Presidency Means a New Day in the Fight for Climate Action

Today marks a new day in the fight for bold, just, and equitable climate policy, and even the most jaded of us are filled with a measure of relief and hope. So let’s make sure President-elect Biden hears us loud and clear: We’re living in a climate emergency and it’s well past time we acted like it. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Chevron Climate Pledges and Actions Fall Short

In an unexpectedly less terrible turn of events, 2020 has seen several oil and gas companies announce more ambitious climate targets. Just last week, ConocoPhillips released a new “net-zero” climate ambition, becoming the first US oil and gas company to do so. While that breakthrough looks impressiv […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

ExxonMobil Claims Shift on Climate But Continues to Fund Climate Science Deniers

After decades of public denial, ExxonMobil now acknowledges that “the risk of climate change is real” and says it is “committed to being part of the solution,” at least according to the company’s website and statements. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

How California Will Prepare Its Infrastructure for More Climate Catastrophes

Few people think very much about infrastructure. When roads, power lines, and water systems work, we tend to take it for granted. But when they fail, the loss is immediately apparent and sometimes hugely harmful to human life. As the impacts of climate change become more perilous, we must build infr […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.