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  • Writer's pictureTerri Pugh

July 13, 2023 - Your Scoop in CDR!

NYT 7/11/23 Climate Change Climate Forward newsletter When climate change hits home- By David Gelles- Even if you’ve been paying attention to climate change, it can sometimes feel very far away, distant in both space and time. But on Sunday night, as I was writing my first edition of this newsletter, it came roaring into my kitchen.

The grand project to decarbonize the world economy can be seen as the biggest collective action in human history. On the agenda is nothing less than the remaking of the world’s entire energy and transportation systems, not to mention vast overhauls of the building blocks of modern life. And it all needs to happen with a pants-on-fire urgency as the planet heats up.

That may seem daunting, and it is. Progress is not happening nearly fast enough, and many obstacles remain. But it’s also the opportunity of a lifetime. Should we succeed, we’ll be creating a world with better air quality, more green space, healthier ecosystems and less waste.

It’s a head-spinning moment, one that requires us to honor two seemingly contradictory truths at the same time.

Yes, the fragile ecosystem that sustains human life is in trouble.

And also yes, we have many of the tools needed to get ourselves out of this mess.

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NBC News - Climate Change and Super Solutions 20 minute video looking at solutions across the US. One of the best quotes, “Nature is one of the most efficient mitigators of climate change.

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2023 – Analysis - IEA International Energy Agency; July, 2023- The IEA's Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) assesses recent developments for over 50 components of the energy system that are critical for clean energy transitions. The components assessed include sectors, subsectors, technologies, infrastructure and cross-cutting strategies.

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