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Famine at the door

September 8, 2022 By Alberta Guerra

In a statement on Monday, Martin Griffiths, head of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs,  said that “famine was at the door” and was likely to occur in south-central Somalia between October and December this year.  But the alarm is not just for Somalia. Many countries are suffering from…

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$9.8 Trillion

September 2, 2022 By Brandon Wu

Yesterday Nature published a new analysis estimating the social cost of carbon in the United States at $185/ton, more than triple the current estimate used by the federal government in calculating the monetary impact of greenhouse gas emissions (and therefore of policies that would reduce or increase those emissions). The…

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About damn time a big funder did this… 

August 31, 2022 By Kelly Stone

With devastating floods in Pakistan (where more than a thousand are dead) and Jackson, Mississippi (which will be without safe drinking water indefinitely) and the heatwaves that rocked Europe and the U.S. this summer, climate disasters have continued to be relentless this year. And don’t forget, hurricane season is only…

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The absurdity of carbon capture and storage

August 18, 2022 By Brandon Wu

Proponents of the Inflation Reduction Act claim it will reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. This is a long way from our global fair share that would be the equivalent of 195% reductions by 2030. It is also heavily premised on expanded usage of carbon capture and…

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Can we talk about the IRA?

August 18, 2022 By Brandon Wu

Unless you’ve completely shut out the news, which seems doubtful if you’re here reading this, you are probably aware of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which President Biden signed into law earlier this week. Touted by its champions as a historic piece of legislation addressing climate, health, and tax policy,…

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Welcome to ActionAid USA’s Staff Blog

August 18, 2022 By Brandon Wu

ActionAid USA currently has fourteen full-time staff who spend a lot of time thinking about, advocating towards, fundraising for, and generally working towards, global justice. If you follow our website and our email list, you occasionally get to hear from some of us, like me and our Executive Director Niranjali. …