News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

2020 Ends Hottest Decade on Record: Decadal Temperature Chart as Iconic as CO2 Keeling Curve

It is now official, 2020 ends the hottest decade on record. The top takeaway is the decadal temperature chart has now become as iconic as the “Keeling Curve,” which has recorded atmospheric carbon dioxide at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii since 1958, and shows a similar upward trend. Global Decadal […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Ask a Scientist: What Should the Biden Administration and Congress Do to Address the Climate Crisis?

For all the promises on climate action that President-elect Biden has made, some nagging questions remain: Given the constraints of a closely divided Congress, how much will the Biden administration truly be able to accomplish? And even with the United States rejoining the Paris accord, will countri […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

¿Es el Gobernador de Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, serio con respecto al cambio climático y la justicia ambiental? Lo sabremos mañana

En inglés Actualizada el 15 de enero del 2021 a las 14:01: En una movida innecesaria y decepcionante, el Gobernador de Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, vetó la propuesta de ley encaminada a reducir las emisiones de carbono del estado y detener las injusticias ambientales. ¡Lea nuestro comunicado de pre […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Is Massachusetts Governor Baker Serious about Climate and Environmental Justice? We’ll Know by Tomorrow

En español Update 1/15/2021 at 1:58 pm: In an unnecessary and disappointing move, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have strengthened the state’s carbon emissions goals and stop perpetuating environmental injustices. Read our press statement here! A crucial bill to addres […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Massachusetts, Urge Gov. Baker to Sign Climate Bill

Massachusetts’s next step on addressing climate change has made its way to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk. The state legislature passed a solid climate-energy-justice bill this week that needs the governor’s signature now to become law. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.