Week in review – policy and politics edition | Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past month. I haven t had a policy/politics edition since Paris. Things have been rather slow in this regard surprisingly, climate change has been barely mentioned recently in the U.S.

presidential campaigns. U.S. The big news is the US Supreme Court decision to stay Obama s Clean Power Plan until the various lawsuits challenging it are resolved in the courts.

The Atlantic: Did the Supreme Court doom the climate deal? 1 ] SCOTUS Halts Obama s Clean Power Plan.

Bloomberg s free special report includes expert analysis. 2 ] Why SCOTUS decision to freeze Pres.

Obama s signature climate regulation imperils the Paris deal: 3 ] Obama s $10 a barrel oil tax to fund clean transportation system is bad idea, worse policy link ] Obama looks to forge climate-smart economy with budget link ] The remaining GOP presidential candidates are starting to embrace climate change as real. link ] The Pentagon just issued marching orders on climate change: link ] Pentagon Orders Commanders To Prioritise Climate Change In All Military Actions link ] International Missing the Big Picture in Challenging Africa s Land Grab Narrative 9 ] UN Makes 5 Million More Africans Homeless To Fight Global Warming link ] Finance 2016: The year for China to shape the future of climate finance? link ] Finance for Climate Resilience in the Dawn of the Paris Era 12 ] Davos Business Leaders No Longer Bothered About Climate Change 13 ] 2016: The year for China to shape the future of climate finance? link ] Policy analysis Let s End the Peril of a Nuclear Winter 15 ] Who politicized the environment and climate change? 16 ] Risk and Time in the Anthropocene: Why the #DoomsdayClock is Not a Useful Tool for Measuring Societal Risk 17 ] References ^ link (www.theatlantic.com) ^ link (ow.ly) ^ link (www.the-american-interest.com) ^ link (goo.gl) ^ link (thehill.com) ^ link (www.msnbc.com) ^ link (bit.ly) ^ link (www.washingtontimes.com) ^ link (www.newsecuritybeat.org) ^ link (dailycaller.com) ^ link (dialogochino.net) ^ link (ampr.gs) ^ link (www.theguardian.com) ^ link (dialogochino.net) ^ link (ow.ly) ^ link (buff.ly) ^ link (thebreakthrough.org)