Wondering how close the world is to total annihilation, existential doom, and the collapse of life as we know it? Scientists have a new estimate for you. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has been faithfully updating its signature “Doomsday Clock” since 1947. Every few years (or lately, every year), a group of scientists and security…
Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.
The following is an excerpt from The First 100, a short-run weekly newsletter analyzing federal climate action during the first months of the Biden administration. Sign up to get more of The First 100 in your inbox. Hi, I’m Nathanael Johnson, and today is day 10 of the Biden administration. It’s been another week…
The automaker wants to eliminate tailpipe emissions by 2035 and support the expansion of recharging facilities for electric battery-powered cars. (Image credit: Damian Dovarganes/AP)
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President Joe Biden signed an order directing federal agencies to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels on Wednesday, amid a bonanza of climate-focused executive orders. “Unlike previous administrations,” he said at a press briefing, “I don’t think the federal government should give handouts to Big Oil.” Climate activists have been waiting to hear those words for…
As the new president broke from the old on climate issues, his nominee for energy secretary revealed one potential area of continuity.
“The conditions are at last — at last — in place for a real solution” to climate change, said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.
Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy.