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NOAA #dataviz shows high temperatures setting in as a heat dome begins to bake the U.S., July 18 2016. http://go.usa.gov/xaaPB

What Does “Clean Energy Access for All” Mean in the Context of a Dangerous Heat Wave?

, lead economist and climate policy manager

The Obama administration has set some exciting goals to help ensure that the benefits of transitioning to clean energy accrue to all. Read more >

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Doing More to Protect Frontline Communities Ten Years After Katrina

, lead economist and climate policy manager

As we come up on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the terrible devastation wrought by the hurricane is in the headlines again. For those who experienced the storm first-hand, the ongoing struggle to recover is ever-present and this must be a wrenching anniversary. What can we do as a nation to support frontline communities to be better prepared and protected for future disasters? How can we better account for the growing risks to coastal communities, especially in light of sea level rise and worsening storm surge?  And how can we ensure that we channel our investments in an equitable way so as to build resilience in all communities? Read more >

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Climate Justice: Why Vulnerable Communities Need Resilience Investments

, lead economist and climate policy manager

Today the White House announced a series of actions targeted at building climate resilience among vulnerable communities, including low-income, tribal, and some communities of color. This is a welcome step, and one that the environmental justice community has been asking for ever since President announced his Climate Action Plan two years ago. Read more >

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What Does the Pope’s Climate Encyclical Mean?

, former science communication officer

Pope Francis released his much-anticipated encyclical on humans’ stewardship of our planet earlier today. While my colleagues and I spend most of our time talking about science and policy, the pope’s message has given us an opportunity to reflect on our own moral reasoning around climate and energy issues as well as the intersection of faith and science.

Update, June 23: My colleague Mike Jacobs, a senior energy analyst, added his thoughts in a separate post about Pope Francis’s plug for electric co-cops and other clean energy issues in the encyclical. Read more >

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