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March 2021

DIGITAL MAGAZINE

March 2021

Cover by Thomas Gaulkin (1937 WPA poster via Library of Congress)

The Melbourne global climate strike on Sep 20, 2019 had well over 100,000 people in attendance. Photo credit: John Englart (Takver) via Wikimedia Commons.

Introduction: Climate action in the general interest

A failure to attend properly to the fortunes of the workers and businesses that will be negatively affected by a zero-emissions transition would be both cruel and counterproductive. The path toward a zero carbon world will be smoother, the fairer it is to those who will be disadvantaged by it.
The Melbourne global climate strike on Sep 20, 2019 had well over 100,000 people in attendance. Photo credit: John Englart (Takver) via Wikimedia Commons.

Introduction: Climate action in the general interest

A failure to attend properly to the fortunes of the workers and businesses that will be negatively affected by a zero-emissions transition would be both cruel and counterproductive. The path toward a zero carbon world will be smoother, the fairer it is to those who will be disadvantaged by it.
offshore windmill at Block Island, RI, in BW

A just transition for US workers is within reach

Increasing unionization and improving job-quality in clean energy industries—including offshore wind generation and manufacturing sectors such as the electric vehicle industry—can drive climate action and ensure a just transition for workers.

Making the transition to a green economy: What is our responsibility as citizens?

Large-scale structural change is essential if we are to decarbonize the economy rapidly enough to avert the worst of global warming. Individual actions by the well-meaning won’t be enough. Yet the two aren’t mutually exclusive, and there are both moral and pragmatic reasons to do both at the same time.

Interview: CalPERS’ Anne Simpson on the climate change power of investment managers

In this interview, Anne Simpson, director of global governance at CalPERS, California’s public employees’ pension fund, and a noted activist investor, explains her approach to encouraging fossil fuel companies to clean up their acts.
The windenergy park

In Germany, the energy transition continues

in the equivalent of a come-from-behind goal just before the final whistle, it looks like Germany did reach its carbon dioxide emissions target. According to a new analysis by the German energy think tank Agora Energiewende, it cut overall emissions by 42 percent from 1990 levels.
view from windmill

Tom Steyer on clean energy: It’s where the big money is going

In this interview with the Bulletin’s Dan Drollette Jr., investor, philanthropist, and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks about how to make the transition to a green economy just for workers, companies, and governments—and, speaking as a billionaire, what he thinks the private sector can do.

Nuclear Notebook: How many nuclear weapons does Russia have in 2021?

Russia’s nuclear arsenal includes a stockpile of approximately 4,489 warheads. Of these, some 1,630 strategic warheads are deployed on ballistic missiles and at heavy bomber bases, while an additional 947 strategic warheads, along with 1,912 nonstrategic warheads, are held in reserve.
offshore windmill at Block Island, RI, in BW

A just transition for US workers is within reach

Increasing unionization and improving job-quality in clean energy industries—including offshore wind generation and manufacturing sectors such as the electric vehicle industry—can drive climate action and ensure a just transition for workers.

Making the transition to a green economy: What is our responsibility as citizens?

Large-scale structural change is essential if we are to decarbonize the economy rapidly enough to avert the worst of global warming. Individual actions by the well-meaning won’t be enough. Yet the two aren’t mutually exclusive, and there are both moral and pragmatic reasons to do both at the same time.

Interview: CalPERS’ Anne Simpson on the climate change power of investment managers

In this interview, Anne Simpson, director of global governance at CalPERS, California’s public employees’ pension fund, and a noted activist investor, explains her approach to encouraging fossil fuel companies to clean up their acts.
The windenergy park

In Germany, the energy transition continues

in the equivalent of a come-from-behind goal just before the final whistle, it looks like Germany did reach its carbon dioxide emissions target. According to a new analysis by the German energy think tank Agora Energiewende, it cut overall emissions by 42 percent from 1990 levels.
view from windmill

Tom Steyer on clean energy: It’s where the big money is going

In this interview with the Bulletin’s Dan Drollette Jr., investor, philanthropist, and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks about how to make the transition to a green economy just for workers, companies, and governments—and, speaking as a billionaire, what he thinks the private sector can do.

Nuclear Notebook: How many nuclear weapons does Russia have in 2021?

Russia’s nuclear arsenal includes a stockpile of approximately 4,489 warheads. Of these, some 1,630 strategic warheads are deployed on ballistic missiles and at heavy bomber bases, while an additional 947 strategic warheads, along with 1,912 nonstrategic warheads, are held in reserve.

Cover by Thomas Gaulkin (1937 WPA poster via Library of Congress)

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