The Amazon is under threat with implications for the climate, biodiversity, and beyond. We talk with Meg Symington from World Wildlife Fund about efforts to save it.
Email your congressional representative and tell them to support funding to protect the Amazon.
Potential talking points
Look up your representative here
Find Your Representative | house.gov
Use your consumer power to help reduce demand for commodities that lead to deforestation.
Just after our last episode, the Environmental Protection Agency announced rules that will further accelerate the U.S. transition to EVs.
The transportation sector is largest source of U.S. emissions.
Tighter auto maker emission standards will start in 2027 model year.
Estimated EV sales by 2032 as result of new standard.
Also contains standard for heavy duty vehicles – garbage trucks, buses, long haul trucks.
By 2055, rule is projected to avoid 10 billion tons of CO2 emissions – roughly double current U.S. annual emissions.
Biden looks to boost EV sales with plan to cut vehicle emissions | Reuters
Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars and Trucks to Accelerate Transition to a Clean-Transportation Future | US EPA
Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions | US EPA
Amazon river average flowrate ~ 220,000 cubic meters / second
Columbia river average flowrate ~ 7000 cubic meters / second
Environmental benefits of Impossible burger compared to a regular beef burger
List of U.S. rivers by discharge - Wikipedia