Calvin on Climate
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Calvin on Climate

The US shot itself in the foot

As of summer, 2020. Kansas (KS) had a governor’s mask proclamation but nearly all counties opted out.

I am beginning to wonder if my US-focused efforts to promote a Manhattan Project for Climate ought to be directed at Europeans and Asians instead. Foot-dragging Americans are not a lost cause but time is of the essence when it comes to climate action. In that sense, I am beginning to doubt that the US is capable of leading the climate charge in time.



What’s behind the new extreme weather — and what makes it a climate emergency, requiring that we clean up the 50% excess of CO2 in the air overhead.

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William H. Calvin

President, Professor emeritus, University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Author, many books on brains, human evolution, climate