News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

Bushfire-Ravaged Australia Is Crying for Climate Action

I’m writing from Australia with a heavy heart and a growing sense of anger. Uncontrolled bushfires, sparked in September and raging since October, continue to ravage the southern and eastern parts of the continent. So far, 25 people have lost their lives, thousands of houses have been destroyed, and […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

As the San Joaquin Valley Grows Hotter, Questions Arise About Future Power Grid Reliability

This fall, as millions of Californians went without power and wildfires claimed homes and livelihoods, the fragile state of California’s electricity grid came center-stage. Our deep reliance on it to power our homes, businesses, schools, healthcare and medical devices, and other critical services al […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Reflections on a Dysfunctional Climate Summit

As I arrived at the Féria de Madrid metro station on the Saturday before the opening of the annual United Nations climate summit (referred to as COP 25), I was struck by the signage in the exit tunnel. “17.2 MILLION PEOPLE LEAVING THEIR HOMES BECAUSE OF CLIMATE DISASTERS IS NOT A CHANGE,” one graphi […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

President Trump Badly Losing his War on Federal Funding for Clean Energy

President Trump is not a fan of clean energy. Some might even say that he’s declared “war” on clean energy by trying to prop up uneconomic coal, appointing pro-fossil FERC Commissioners, stalling permits for offshore wind, and his annual budget requests which gut federal clean energy investments. In […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Jane Fonda Is Going to Jail This Weekend. Here’s Why I Joined Her on the Barricades

I was arrested on the steps of the US Capitol a few weeks ago, demanding government action against climate change. It had been 60 years—or 1.8° Fahrenheit (1° Celsius) worth of global warming—since my last arrest. I’ll get back to that, but first, something more recent. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.