Biden after touring wildfire damage in Colorado that destroyed more than 1,000 homes: “We’re gonna have windmills, you’re gonna see that have 100-yard wingspans, each, each propeller on that on that windmill, 100 yards long. So there’s so much that’s going to be able to be done.”
Ben Pile: "Climate scientists are the worst people to listen to about floods. They are overwrought with emotion, self-importance and ideology. The best people to speak to are engineers. The engineer's solution to flooding is to build and maintain waterways and drainage, properly zone development, and to raise land levels or barriers where appropriate... And so on...The climate scientist's solution to the possibility -- or even inevitability -- of flooding is to completely transform society, to regulate lifestyles and to enforce austerity. But it will still flood."
Echo Alford, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation: "The president has the power to declare a climate emergency, but has not done so. He knows that we were occupying land right outside his home, but he never addressed us or our demands. The democrats [sic] control the House, Senate, and White House, they have the power to enact sweeping change to protect our earth and our futures, but they haven’t."
U.S. News & World Report: “Large U.S. banks would have to integrate climate financial risk assessments into every aspect of their work under sweeping new draft supervisory guidance proposed by a top U.S. banking regulator on Thursday.” The magazine elaborated, “The principles touch on everything from how climate change affects board room governance, liquidity, credit and operational risk, to the way banks project hypothetical future losses on their books and their ability to service poorer communities.”
Bjorn Lomborg: "Hurricanes in 2021 were unprecedented — as in unprecedentedly few. Globally, 2021 had the fewest hurricanes ever in the satellite era (1980-2021). Globally, 2021 had some of the fewest strong hurricanes in the satellite era (1980-2021). With 16 strong (Cat 3+) hurricanes, 2021 was the second-lowest strong hurricane year since 1980. Globally, 2021 was a weak hurricane year. When measured by total energy (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), 2021 was the 9th weakest year. Did you see that reported anywhere?
Hurricanes in 2021 were weak and exceptionally few. But we heard lots about North Atlantic hurricanes. Conveniently, North Atlantic is the only basin where hurricanes are stronger. Does this leave us well-informed?. But we hear lots about names storms (hurricanes + weaker storms). Ever-easier to detect, so numbers keep climbing (4 of 2020s 30 named storms wouldn't have been named in 2000!). Not as relevant, but hey, scary numbers."