Environmental Politics

10 Facebook Publishers Push Nearly 70% of Climate Denial Content

"Anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes online is likely acutely aware of the seemingly endless ocean of climate change denial content swirling across social media. But the vast misinformation maelstrom is largely being churned out by less than a dozen publishers."

Source: Earther, 11/03/2021

"Zero Deforestation Commitment: Empty Promises Or A Workable Plan?"

"More than 100 countries have pledged to end deforestation by 2030 to combat global heating at the UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. But environmentalists, skeptical of the commitment, say more needs to be done to end the so-called "chainsaw massacre" of the world's forests."

Source: DW, 11/03/2021

World’s Biggest Banks To Play A Role In Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

"Hundreds of the world’s biggest banks and pension funds with assets worth $130tn have committed themselves to a key goal in limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the UK government will announce on Wednesday."

Source: Guardian, 11/03/2021

Denmark, U.S., 12 Other Nations Back Tougher Climate Goal For Shipping

"Denmark, the United States and 12 other countries on Monday backed a goal to reduce emissions by the global maritime sector to zero by 2050, a target to be fleshed out in negotiations at the United Nations shipping agency."

Source: Reuters, 11/02/2021

"Manchin Complicates Reconciliation Passage Timeline"

"After days of silence and muddy messaging, Sen. Joe Manchin has made his position known on the $1.7 trillion social and climate spending framework unveiled last week: He’s not ready to support it — and it’s not clear whether or when he will be."

Source: E&E News, 11/02/2021

"Some EPA Science Integrity Lapses Unreported, Survey Says"

"Nearly one in six EPA staffers who responded to a survey say they still have allegations about lapses in scientific integrity during the Trump era that they haven’t reported, even under an administration that says it prioritizes science, according to data the agency released Monday."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/02/2021

Louisiana Plastics Plant Faces 2+ Year Delay For Environmental Review

"A new, more stringent review of the environmental impacts of a massive proposed plastics plant along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish will likely take more than two years."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 11/02/2021

"Biden Administration Moves to Limit Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas"

"The Biden administration said Tuesday that it would heavily regulate methane, a potent greenhouse gas that spews from oil and natural gas operations and can warm the atmosphere 80 times as fast as carbon dioxide in the short term." "The new rule was announced at a U.N. summit where the United States is facing skepticism about its commitment to climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/02/2021

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