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The oil market problem no one is talking about ... yet

If the oil industry doesn't do something soon, there could be big problems in just a few short years.


Expensive oil in the next decade could be a blessing and a curse.

A blessing because it will heighten incentives for renewables. A curse because society's infrastructure is not yet ready to go fossil free. And a prematurely forced transition could be excruciatingly painful. Simply put, are we ready to push our Ford F150s up the hill? Are we ready for the financial instability that might result from surges in oil prices? What would the consequences of financial instability be for the renewable transition (and a lot of other things that matter, like the infrastructure investments needed for climate change mitigation and adaptation).

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How Biden and Kerry could rebuild America’s global climate leadership

Strengthening partnerships with like-minded countries will be critical to bring about a transition to cleaner energy as well as sustainability in agriculture, forestry, water and other sectors of the global economy.

John Kerry helped bring the world into the Paris climate agreement and expanded America's reputation as a climate leader.
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The first African American Cardinal is a climate change leader

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What we should know about Biden's appointment of Kerry as climate czar

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As hiking surges during the pandemic, so do injuries

Novice hikers and climbers have flocked to the outdoors, but some are unprepared for the dangers on the trails.
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Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections, and implement other last-minute policies, before Jan. 20

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Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children

People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.