Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise to curb enforcement.
Jake LevineThe most twisted thing about this isn’t even the violent, foolish razing of perhaps the most inherently valuable land on Earth.
It’s that our financial systems count it all as positive economic growth.
We need to completely reinvent the notion of GDP.
In a significant escalation, policymakers are seeking to undermine or discard research showing the most dire risks of inaction on climate change.
Jake LevineHaving begun the work to dismantle our climate policy, now the Trump Administration — faced with a public increasingly anxious about the gravity of climate change — has set out to dismantle and discredit the underlying science.
Reckless beyond belief.
The legislation comes on top of an earlier move requiring the state to generate 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
Jake LevineAugust brought us Trump proposals to dramatically *increase* climate pollution — repeals of Obama’s #cleanpowerplan and clean car standards.
Today, California answered with #SB100, a historic law requiring 100% carbon free electricity. 💯
CA leads 👇
Electric buses were seen as a joke at an industry conference in Belgium seven years ago when the Chinese manufacturer BYD Co. showed an early model.
Jake LevineThis is a remarkable article for showing three critical things about #ElectricVehicles :
1. The technology has officially arrived
2. Cities are demanding it for public health NOT climate change
3. The U.S. is losing to China — badly