Majority of US affected by climate disasters, but nation is moving in the wrong direction

Boston Globe: Experts warn the world must urgently phase out fossil fuels to avert climate catastrophe. But ending production doesn’t seem to be in the energy industry’s plans.

Two new reports, both released as world leaders wrap up international climate policy debates at the United Nations climate talks in Egypt, bring that dissonance into focus: One shows that the climate crisis is bringing deadly weather events that are costing billions while the other shows that oil and gas production is continuing to expand.

Climate catastrophe is here

Between 2011 and 2021, nine in ten counties across the United States experienced a flood, wildfire, hurricane or other extreme weather event grave enough to receive a federal disaster declaration, according to one of the new reports. Read more >>