Did Climate Change cause Harvey?

While a recent report by 13 federal agencies shows that the increasing temperatures caused by human activity have been accompanied by more frequent occurrences of extreme weather, the majority of experts agree that the storm itself was not caused by climate change. However, the effects of the storm have been magnified by climate change.

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Climate Change at the G20

Like all other nations in the G20, the United States still had some form of NDCs on the topic of climate change as it would continue to “endeavor to work closely with other countries to help them access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently and help deploy renewable and other clean energy sources, given the importance of energy access and security in their nationally-determined contributions.”

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Climate Change Impacts for the United States Will Actually be Much Worse

The authors also failed to mention that this minimum amount is comparable to the estimated costs of moving the U.S. energy system away from fossil fuels. Had the context of their analysis and overall framing of the issue been more fully explored, it would have been obvious why the Paris Accord was agreed to and supported by leaders of all but now one of the nations of the world.

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It’s not easy being green, or is it

The keynote speaker, Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank group spoke regarding the economic value of going green. She spoke of the World Bank’s work in spreading renewable energy around the world, saying that some of the best work they’ve done is helping to start what is now a billion dollar solar power industry in China as well as an investment in India for Solar energy.

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