A Big, Hard, Complex, but Addressable Problem

New York News

Unsurprisingly, the Climate Action Council – “tasked with devising the policies to achieve” the goals laid out in New York State’s landmark CLCPA – is “mired in incrementalism“; in brighter news, a big new piece of proposed climate legislation just went live in Albany, and plans are gathering steam for a gas-ban push in NYC. I encourage you to follow the links if you’re interested in getting involved with this organizing.

Also, if you’re in NYC and interested in community solar, check out this collaboration from Krystal at Grouphug.

On the Pandemic

Another excellent piece from Zeynep Tufekci dispelling some myths about origins of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and rejecting the dehumanizing logic of self-serving vaccine diplomacy (as opposed to simply trying to vaccinate everyone because it’s the right thing to do).

General Climate Content

Pieces that caught my eye on the “Economic footprint of California wildfires in 2018,” “Climate change extremes and photovoltaic power output,” and the “health and environmental impacts of solvents for producing perovskite solar cells” – all in the spirit that climate crisis is a big, hard, complex, but addressable meta-problem. This, from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, would suggest that a majority of people in the US agree with that framing.

Climate plus Crypto

And, finally, just because I happen to be interested in both, good pieces from Albert Wenger and Nick Grossman (both of NYC’s USV) on the intersection.

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