Climate Today: Buses, Kids Travel To COP27, Climate Contagion

Have fun, kiddies, and thank your benevolant leaders when the buses are either way too cold or way too hot, because they can’t spare the energy

More kids to ride in ‘clean’ school buses, mostly electric

Kamala Climate ClownNearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program.

The Biden administration is making the grants available as part of a wider effort to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and reduce air pollution near schools and communities.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced the grant awards Wednesday in Seattle. The new, mostly electric school buses will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money and better protect children’s health, they said.

Hmm, so, Kamala took a long fossil fueled flight to announce this? Did she then drive from the airport to the press conference in an electric bus, or a large fossil fueled convoy? BTW

…compared to a new electric school bus, which typically runs between $350,000 and $400,000. Traditional diesel school buses are usually in the $125,000 to $150,000 range.

Sounds cost effective, especially when they’re stuck in the snow. Were the kids treated to Kamala’s cackle/inappropriate laughter?

Colorado College Students to Travel to COP 27 to Discuss Climate Change

This November, 10 Colorado College students will travel to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 27th Conference of Parties (COP) on climate change. The students will be accompanied by Professor Sarah Hautzinger and Mindfulness Fellow Myra Jackson.

Nothing says “we believe in climate doom” like taking a long fossil fueled flight, eh?

Treat the Climate Change Contagion

After a slow start, hurricane season is here: A flurry of named storms formed within days during September. Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, and less than two weeks later, Ian battered the west coast of Florida before it and its remnants moved up and hit the Eastern Seaboard.

Extreme weather events like Ian and Fiona have become more intense because of climate change. That reality has implications for those of us in health care. We have a duty to protect and advance the health of our patients. Climate change is killing them, and we must change the way we practice medicine in response.

We can start by screening our patients for the impact of climate change as if it were a new vital sign.

You mean people can be affected by the weather? Is this new?

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5 Responses to “Climate Today: Buses, Kids Travel To COP27, Climate Contagion”

  1. H says:

    All International flights from USA have a 2% surcharge added to them to make them carbon neutral by offsets. Most people do not even notice it. 2% surcharge would offset gasoline also. That would be 10 cents on a gallon of your 5buck gas. Teach might say that would be a skyrocketing increase.
    As far as air-conditioning of school buses most don’t have any. Maybe those in elite private schools. Of course most kids also don’t go to school in the summer.

  2. Jl says:

    And again, Carbon Offset Boy, they emit the same amount of CO2 with or without the “offsets”, so they’re not neutral. So, please.John, pay all you want….

  3. Jl says:

    Again, Carbon Offset Boy, they emit the same amount of CO2 whether they’re purchased or not, so they’re not neutral. But if you’d like to pay extra for something useless, but all means do so….

  4. alanstorm says:

    Extreme weather events like Ian and Fiona have become more intense because of climate change.

    Nope. Try again.

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