Climate fever is spreading, in the minds of political leaders at least. They forget, or don’t know, that most so-called greenhouse gas is water vapour – not carbon dioxide – so reducing ’emissions’ can make little difference to the total figures even if such a goal was useful, which is doubtful to say the least.
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On the last day of 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his administration shared a plan that will deal a major blow to fossil fuel automakers while severely cutting the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions in the next decade and beyond, says CleanTechnica.
These changes include the mandate that all new cars sold in the state will be electric by 2035, The Boston Globe reports.
In a press release, Governor Baker brought up the costly impacts of climate change. “The people of Massachusetts are experiencing record droughts, increased risk of wildfire, severe weather, and flooding in our coastal communities.”
He added, “The costly impacts of climate change are on display in the Commonwealth, making it critical that we take action.”
Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides noted that achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 will require hard work and noted that the plan established a blueprint to help the state.
“We know that achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 will require hard work and collaboration across all sectors of the economy,” she said.
Full report here.
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January 4, 2021 at 05:39AM