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Lessons From the Texas Grid Disaster: Planning and Investing for a Different Future

The problems in Texas this week were not the state’s current mix of energy resources, but that fact the state’s energy resources were not prepared to perform in the low temperatures seen. Americans must be willing to plan and invest to better confront such crises in the future.

Climate Change and Security

Biden Orders Immediate Confrontation of Climate Crisis

On Jan. 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive order entitled, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.” It establishes the Biden administration’s commitment to immediately work to confront both the causes and impacts of climate change by implementing policy guided by science.

Climate Change and Security

The Biden Administration and International Climate Change Policy and Action

President-elect Biden is expected to initiate the process of rejoining the Paris Agreement on Inauguration Day. But the hard part will be coming up with a quantitative statement of how and by how much U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases will be reduced over time.

Climate Change and Security

The Oceans Are in Peril—and the IPCC Report Confirms It

During the U.N. General Assembly meeting in mid-September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international body for assessing climate science, released its Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere. The report provides the most detailed scientific review of how the world’s oceans and cryosphere—the frozen part of the planet—are responding to climate change. The results are not looking good.

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