[Note to BfAZ readers: I’m limited in how much of this I can post, but the paywall at Newsweek isn’t too bad, so you should be able to access it]
It’s an awful feeling, watching Senator Joe Manchin saddle congressional Democrats‘ efforts to confront climate change with fossil fuel giveaways, then watching Kyrsten Sinema hold Manchin’s watered-down legislation hostage until a provision narrowing a gaping tax code loophole benefitting private equity billionaires was stripped. We all know that time is running out: We’re likely to see a Republican takeover in the House and maybe even the Senate in November, which will dash any hope of bolder action on climate for at least another two years, probably longer.
The clock ticks away. Even by the most optimistic estimate, the last sands will pass through the climate change mitigation hourglass in 2035. If the world hasn’t cut greenhouse gas emissions to less than half of current levels by then, large parts of our Earth may become uninhabitable.
Continue reading at Newsweek.com