The United States has rejoined the Paris Agreement. The Keystone XL pipeline has been canceled. Proposed legislation would spend billions on infrastructure to support the energy transition. Here in Connecticut, Governor Lamont's executive orders and Middletown's Climate Emergency Declaration are indications of seriousness. Finally things are turning around. Not a minute too soon: 2020 was tied for the warmest year in history.
It is difficult to know where this is all headed, but it is not hard to see that even these laudable and fairly dramatic steps, even if undertaken throughout society, will not by themselves put us on a path that avoids the worst impacts climate has on offer. Please join me at noon on Earth Day for a discussion of where we are, and what it is necessary to do now to mitigate these impacts. (Hint: it's a lot....). The title is "Last Call", and you can access it via Zoom (live at 11:50 a.m.)
If everything works, there will be a recording. If so, I will post it here for those who cannot participate in the live event.