Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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An Outdated Idea Is Still Shaping Climate Policy

Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

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The challenge of global climate action isn’t that other people will benefit from your emissions cuts; it’s that many interests actively oppose decarbonization. The key to passing climate policy is stitching together a coalition that will support and sustain decarbonization.

Some CEOs Are Hearing A New Message: Act On Climate, Or We'll Cut Your Pay

Camila Domonoske, NPR

Some companies, under pressure from shareholders, are tying executive compensation to climate targets. It's not widespread yet, but the approach is catching on.

The predictable economic effects of climate change have started to appear

Philip Bump, The Washington Post

The United States had years to prepare for the new economic reality. It often chose not to.

Carbon emissions on track to surge as world rebounds from pandemic

Miriam Berger, The Washington Post

Environmentalists had hoped that pandemic-related declines in emissions-fueling activity might signal a shift in consumption that could continue.