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El vórtice polar ha matado a 24 en Texas hasta ahora. ¿De quién es la culpa?

, climate scientist

Mientras observamos que la mayor parte del país se ve afectada por este vórtice polar, reflexionamos si el cambio climático tiene algo que ver con él y si es más probable que ocurran estos eventos extremos en el futuro. Estamos paralizados ante las imágenes provenientes de Texas, donde el hielo se apoderó de la mayor parte de un estado que no estaba acostumbrado y, ciertamente, no estaba preparado para ello. Escuchamos sobre los cortes de energía, qué los causó (o no) y qué se debe hacer para prepararse para el próximo congelamiento. Sin embargo, cuando pensamos en eso, las perspectivas de las personas que lo están pasando son un componente importante de la historia que hay que contar.

Mi colega Maegan Ramirez es oriunda de El Paso, y tiene mucho que decir sobre la situación en Texas. Supuse que lo oiríamos en su propia voz. Read more >

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Will Oregon Join the Race to 100% Clean Energy?

, Western States Energy Manager and Senior Analyst

Climate change touches on so many parts of our lives, and the impacts of climate change have been especially devastating over the past year. But there are some signs of hope – like what’s happening in Oregon. This year, Oregon’s legislature has the opportunity to adopt a 100% clean energy target. Read more >

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5 Climate Change Lessons from 2020

, senior climate scientist

Climate change was deeply woven into the story of 2020. Read more >

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Map shows tracks and strength of Atlantic tropical cyclones in 2020. Blues are tropical depressions and tropical storms; yellow through red show hurricanes, darker shades meaning stronger ones. Source and full legend: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2020_Atlantic_hurricane_season_summary_map.png Master0Garfield, Public domain/Wikimedia Commons

Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season

, climate scientist

As we reach the official end of hurricane season, 2020 will be one for the record books. Looking back at these long, surprising, sometimes downright crazy past six months (seven if you count when the first named storms actually started forming), there are many noteworthy statistics and patterns that drive home the significance of this hurricane season, and the ways climate change may have contributed to it. Read more >

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ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Chevron Climate Pledges and Actions Fall Short

, Corporate Analyst and Engagement Specialist

In an unexpectedly less terrible turn of events, 2020 has seen several oil and gas companies announce more ambitious climate targets. Just last week, ConocoPhillips released a new “net-zero” climate ambition, becoming the first US oil and gas company to do so. While that breakthrough looks impressive at first glance, we’ve found some glaring deficiencies in the company’s recent announcement. Read more >

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