The U.S. isn’t the only place where the legislature and the electoral cycle conspire to frustrate action on climate change. Australia’s Labor government just put on hold its emissions trading bill, which faced a third defeat in the Senate. Some think the fight will resume right after elections.
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.