[GWSG] Gas(ping); slicked sheet; 1/2 way there; on the verge; EU pledges 55% by 2030; Biden to pledge 52%; live stream summit today

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Thu Apr 22 07:27:00 EDT 2021

1. Investors are fleeing gas, which may collapse more quickly than did coal. https://climatecrocks.com/2021/04/19/investors-fleeing-is-gas-the-new-coal/

2. An extreme surface melt of the Greenland ice sheet in 2012 (and presumably those in other years) altered the composition of the ice in such a way as to prevent as much storage of meltwater near the surface in succeeding years, sending it down to the bottom of the sheet where it greases its slide to the ocean. https://phys.org/news/2021-04-extreme-destabilize-ice-sheets.html

3. In only 15 years, the US power sector has cut its projected carbon emissions by over half. The Biden administration proposes to achieve zero emissions in that sector by 2035. https://theconversation.com/the-us-electric-power-sector-is-halfway-to-zero-carbon-emissions-159190?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter%2042021&utm_content=Daily%20Newsletter%2042021+Version+B+CID_4a61a713189757abf689d8c38ce13fd4&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=The%20US%20electric%20power%20sector%20is%20halfway%20to%20zero%20carbon%20emissions

4. Global temperatures last year were 1.2C above pre-industrial levels. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres: “We are on the verge of the abyss.”  2021 “must be the year for action.” https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/04/1090072

5. The European Union has proposed a 55% or more emissions cut by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The commitment  is expected to be approved by the member nations and the Parliament.  https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-environment-and-nature-business-climate-summits-4685d734b48fc73cce63806351103e2e

6. President Biden will open the climate summit thi9s morning with a pledge to cut emissions 52% by 2030. The administration has not yet specified how the cuts will be enacted. “With the pledge from the United States and other emissions-cutting announcements from Japan, Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom, countries representing more than half the world’s economy will have now committed to cutting fossil fuel fumes enough to keep the earth’s climate from warming, disastrously, more than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius), the Biden administration said.”  https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-climate-climate-change-summits-d27b869add251860acc82f58e2750fd7

7. The summit is live-steaming today and tomorrow, 8-1:30 a.m. EDT.  https://apnews.com/article/world-news-government-and-politics-environment-and-nature-climate-europe-616564e3149880a609775f21955cda2d
Here is a link to the show and a list of who will be there.  https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/earth-day-2021-joe-biden-to-host-earth-day-climate-summit-how-to-watch-it-online-who-is-attending-9551811.html

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