Articles by: Reynard Loki

The Big Industry That COP26 Failed to Tackle

The Big Industry That COP26 Failed to Tackle

The impact of agriculture on climate change is significant. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agriculture sector is responsible for 10 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, after transportation (29 percent), electricity production (25 percent), industry (23 percent), and commercial and residential usage (13 percent). However, according to Peter Lehner, managing attorney for EarthJustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm,[Read More…]

by 25/11/2021 0 comments Climate Change
COP26: Climate Pledges Don’t Match Up With Policies—or Consumer Behavior

COP26: Climate Pledges Don’t Match Up With Policies—or Consumer Behavior

After more than two weeks of negotiations during the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, diplomats from almost 200 nations finally agreed on two major points: ramp up the fight against climate change and help at-risk countries prepare. Specifically, governments agreed to meet again next in 2022 with more robust plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent by 2030,[Read More…]

by 18/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
COP26: Will Humanity’s ‘Last and Best Chance’ to Save Earth’s Climate Succeed?

COP26: Will Humanity’s ‘Last and Best Chance’ to Save Earth’s Climate Succeed?

There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities. It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot riding on COP26, the international climate talks currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Officially, the gathering marks the 26th Conference of the Parties[Read More…]

by 04/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
The U.S. Is ‘Out of Step’ on Primate Research With the Rest of the World

The U.S. Is ‘Out of Step’ on Primate Research With the Rest of the World

While the European Union votes to phase out animal research, the United States wants more. In the last two years, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has invested nearly $29 million to breed more monkeys for biomedical research, with an additional $7.5 million to be spent by October. The investments, which include infrastructure improvements at the U.S. National Primate Research[Read More…]

by 29/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy