Not only was it foreseeable, many foresaw it and actively talked about it. But now the boom in stimulus spending in the United States has come to an end, and it coincides with a brutal fiscal hangover, bitter election-year partisanship and the looming lapse of subsidies for clean energy deployment. The result is a collapse in federal support for clean energy technologies at a time when the industry is struggling in the face of cheap natural gas and tough competition from China.
via Think Progress: Extreme weather is the new climate reality - Munich RE chart shows increase in geogphical events (red) meteorological events (green), hydrological events (blue), and climatological events (yellow). All have risen since 1980.
Clean-energy subsidies are vanishing. What should replace them?
Clean-energy subsidies are vanishing. What should replace them? As an extensive new report (pdf) out today details, clean-energy subsidies are rapidly disappearing, as the stimulus winds down and various laws and tax credits expire. (renewable energy, clean tech, energy)
Different kinds of graphs such as these present how climate change is happening by multiple variables being manipulated. This kind of data is used as evidence for others who are skeptical that climate change is actually happening. It can be seen that trends over years and decades support climate change while daily and monthly trends do not. Climate change is most noticeable on a larger scale.
Interactive graphic - Can the U.S. Meet its Climate Change Goal? http://www.wri.org/stories/2013/02/can-us-meet-its-climate-change-goal?utm_campaign=socialmedia_medium=worldresources_source=pinterest.com While the Administration is not currently on track to meet this goal, it can pursue a suite of policies even without new legislation. If pursued with “go-getter” level ambition, those policies can achieve the 17 percent commitment.
China making progress on climate goals faster than expected. Of its four climate goals, China has already exceeded one, is close to meeting another, and is more than halfway toward achieving the remaining two. This is encouraging progress from the world's largest emitter. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/03/china-making-progress-climate-goals-faster-expected