Following up on a post from Tuesday, here is a more detailed look at the EPA’s plans to regulate carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. Much of the legislative process surrounding the decision is discussed along with the potential roadblocks to getting the emissions regulations into place. While it may take some time, this decision by the EPA is quite significant, as the United States will finally take action in the fight against climate change on the national scale and now be able to participate in international efforts starting in late 2009.
The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.