Monday, February 22, 2021
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Monday, February 22, 2021

It's 66 degrees in Los Angeles today. Here's the news—

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We can’t escape climate change, but we can manage it

Ben Geman, Axios (Tweet)

From stronger storms to Arctic warming to California fires, rising atmospheric carbon levels mean there's no escaping the fallout from global warming. Now, we're plunged into a new world of managing the consequences.

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U.S. officially rejoins Paris accord, vowing to make up for lost time

Dino Grandoni, The Washington Post (Tweet)

The United States officially rejoins the Paris climate accord on Friday, under a new White House that is promising to take an aggressive role in the global effort to  significantly cut greenhouse gases to save the planet.

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Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

Christopher Flavelle, Brad Plumer and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times (Tweet)

Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.

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What Went Wrong in Texas?

Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic (Tweet)

The Lone Star State’s disaster shows what happens when the government fails to plan.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.