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“As people who care about climate change become more frustrated at the failure of the administration and Congress to act, they increasingly turn to the courts for relief." As temperatures rise, so does the need for AC. Currently, around 10% of global energy use comes from air conditioning. This figure is expected to triple by 2050. Luckily,
, and so far the results are promising. there is a new low-cost and low-energy cooling system in the works
. If passed, fees will start at $15 for each ton of gases produced in fossil-fuel combustion. Other climate related initiatives will be voted on in Next week, Washington state will vote on a carbon fee initiative
New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. The election of
Jair Bolsonaro is expected to make Brazil lose its leadership on the global climate agenda.
Oceans are soaking up more heat than previously thought. It is easy to get discouraged by the inaction of our government in regards to climate change, but many cities, states, companies, and startups are taking initiative and making progress - with or without the White House.
This article chronicles some important startups working to remove carbon from the air, track the locations of emissions, and more. Good news!
. A transition deal for workers which includes early retirement and retraining schemes is part of the deal. Spain is closing most of its coalmines by the end of the year Education
The OECD released a report titled "Equity in Education: Breaking Down Barriers to Social Mobility". The U.S. has some work to do. For example, 51% of disadvantaged students attend disadvantaged schools and receive significantly worse test scores than disadvantaged students who attend advantaged schools. The U.S. country notes can be found
, while the entire report can be found here . here
, especially in the race for governor: both the Republican and Democrat candidates claim they are the education champion. The teachers' protest movement in Arizona has transformed the political battleground If we want to improve education, teachers should be asking students
. Policymakers should be asking teachers the same thing. "What can I do to help you?" Elderly and Aging