Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 7-13

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.
 
SOLUTIONS
 
According to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, we don’t need to cut fossil-fuel regulations to achieve energy independence.

“Energy Independence” Could Be Right Around the Corner (Washington Post)

 
Hundreds of business leaders and investors made the case that clean energy and climate action are key to America prosperity.

Over 600 Business Leaders Urge Trump to Address Climate Change (Guardian)

 
NY Governor proposed developing up to 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.

New York Seeks to Lead the Nation in Renewable Energy (Reuters)

 
With local governments taking climate progress into their own hands, there’s a new focus on entrepreneurship and collective action.

Why 2017 Will Be the Year When the Circular Economy Goes from Idea to Action (GreenBiz)

 
POLITICS
 
In confirmation hearings, Rex Tillerson said he “believes in climate change,” but appeared skeptical about the severity of the threat.

Secretary of State Nominee Vague on Climate Action (TIME)

 
IMPACTS
 
A comprehensive new graphic from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows how climate change will affect weather, agriculture, human health, biodiversity and more.

The 8 Key Risks of Climate Change, In One Easy-to-Understand Graphic (Vox)

 
Image credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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