Here’s what’s happening on our planet.

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  • To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime. It's the only way
    According to the Guardian, outlawing ecocide would hold governments and corporations accountable for environmental negligence.

  • Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation's Vulnerability to Climate Change
    According to Yahoo News, much of the infrastructure was built decades ago, under the expectation that the environment around it would remain stable or at least fluctuate within predictable bounds. Now climate change is upending that assumption.

  • 'California and Texas are warnings': blackouts show US deeply unprepared for the climate crisis
    The Guardian reports that experts say the power outages in both states make one thing clear: neither is prepared for the chaos of the climate crisis.

  • A Glimpse of America's Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids
    The NY Times reports that systems are designed to handle spikes in demand, but the wild and unpredictable weather linked to global warming will very likely push grids beyond their limits.

  • Bill Gates discusses confronting climate change, says Joe Biden's energy and emissions goals are within reach
    In a USA Today exclusive interview, the Microsoft co-founder and global health philanthropist said, the last four years have been a wasted opportunity to combat the threat of a warming planet and U.S. leadership on the issue waned under Donald Trump.

  • Climate action could save 'millions of lives' through clean air, diet and exercise
    The Guardian reports that meeting Paris goals would bring health benefits aside from tackling global heating, research says

  • Climate change ravaged the West last year and 2021 could be worse
    The Salt Lake Tribune reports that unprecedented wildfires, deadly heat waves and withering drought ravaged the landscape, claiming dozens of lives and causing billions of dollars in damage. They’re among the many markers of the climate mayhem that scientists have been warning about for years.

  • A Disillusioned ExxonMobile Engineer Quits to Take Action on Climate Change and Stop 'Making the World Worse'
    According to Inside Climate News, after 16 years of working for the oil giant, Dar-Lon Chang said Exxon would not address climate change. So he quit the sector for good, and began a new low-carbon life.

  • Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, and Blumenauer unveil bill pushing Biden to declare national climate emergency: 'We are out of time'
    CNN reports that three progressive lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would require President Joe Biden to declare a national climate emergency, arguing that the US is "out of time and excuses" to deal with the climate crisis.

  • Court rules France failed to respect its climate change goal
    The Associated Press reports that a court on Wednesday ruled that the French state failed to take sufficient action to fight climate change in a case brought by a group of nongovernmental organizations.