In this episode…
- Jared’s usual news brief looks back at an extremely cold February that, while it was icing-over Texas, also put the freeze on Europe.
- Next, WRI’s Helen Mountford explains what COP26 is, why this year is so important, and what to expect. She is very optimistic, mentioning a new wave of expanded goals and net-zero commitments, even from the likes of China. However, more resources need to be channeled to developing economies to help them carry out their own energy transitions and weather the effects of climate change.
- Finally, Jared discusses how a tendency to ascribe the blame for the latest winter weather crisis (on climate change, for environmentalists, and on fragile green energy infrastructure, for fossil fuel supporters) illustrates the danger of unrecognized vested interest and confirmation bias on all sides of the debate.