Supreme Court Climate Action

Everyone “talks the talk” about taking action to stop global warming and the destruction of our planet.  And some gains have been made, here and there.  But coordinated action on the parts of every major government has not happened, for any number of the usual reasons.  Here’s a legal action that may carry sufficient weight to force needed change.  I’ll add comments afterwards.

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‘A Win for the Planet!’:

 

Dutch Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Mandating Climate Action

 

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Common Dreams

December 20, 2019

 

The nonprofit that brought the case called it “a groundbreaking decision that confirms that individual governments must do their fair share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Advocates for climate action celebrated Friday after the Supreme Court of the Netherlands upheld a landmark ruling that found the Dutch government is obligated under international human rights law to more ambitiously reduce greenhouse gas emissions that drive global heating.… Keep reading

E-Car Range Breakthrough

As e-cars grew in demand, manufacturers of gas cars needed some aspect to provide them an edge.  As e-cars cost far less to operate and are better environmentally, they lacked the recharge infrastructure.  The vast network of gas stations and the need for only a few minutes to refuel gave them an advantage.  So the gas car manufacturers used “range” as their advantage.

However, as it’s a lot less expensive to install a recharge station then it was to build gas stations, the e-car recharge network is growing rapidly. … Keep reading

Food and Water Wars

Here’s a recent report detailing the effect that climate change will have for the next generation. What I like is its implications for individual activities and not just the actions of politicians.  I think it’s safe to say that our political leaders, globally, have had plenty of time now to address this problem – which impacts life on Earth for all of us – and have failed to solve it.  I’ll add comments afterwards about things we can do to help solve this problem.… Keep reading

Even more reasons to go EV

We’ve had previous blogs about electric cars, and I don’t want to rehash what I’ve already posted. However, this recent article includes links to resources that can (1) cut the cost of buying an EV, (2) make recharging easier, and (3) slash car maintenance costs.  I’ll add comments afterwards.

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Government incentives and charging stations are considerations for the climate-conscious consumer

 

Sarah Kaplan

The Washington Post

March 30, 2021

 

Here’s a fun fact:

 

The transportation sector is the biggest source

of planet-warming emissions in the United States.Keep reading

Solar-Powered Cars

Generically, a car is simply “personal transportation.” It enables us to go where we wish, when we wish, and … with multiple models available … in a style that’s most comfortable to us.  The problem:  most cars are powered by fossil fuels, which are destroying our ability to sustain life on Earth.  Clearly, a solar-powered car would give us the same transportation convenience without damaging our planet.  However …

Corporations that have made a living producing and selling gas-powered cars are not going to abandon what’s made them successful.… Keep reading