“It is one of the most potent greenhouse gases and responsible for a third of current warming from human activities.” And it’s the latest target of world leaders at the COP26 summit. The US and EU (and more than 100 countries) have signed onto a global partnership to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas methane by 2030. (Wouldn’t it be nice if of some of our global goals weren’t ten or more years out?) EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen called the move “one of the most effective things we can do to reduce near-term global warming” and said it was “the lowest hanging fruit.”

+ Over 100 global leaders pledge to end deforestation by 2030. (If you can hold your breath until 2030, you’ll be in good shape.)

+ “This should have been a day of great triumph for America, marking its emergence from the Trump years—nothing the former President did caused as much international anger as withdrawing from the Paris accords, and Biden did apologize for that act. But, owing largely to Manchin, Biden arrived in Glasgow without the set of dramatic legislative victories that were supposed to unlock this conference.” The New Yorker: As Biden Speaks at the Glasgow Climate Summit, Manchin Muddles the Message. (The Dems should hire a hostage negotiator to bargain with Manchin.)

+ AP: Tiny seedlings of giant sequoias rise from ashes of wildfire. “Ashtyn Perry was barely as tall as the shovel she stomped into barren ground where a wildfire last year ravaged the California mountain community of Sequoia Crest and destroyed dozens of its signature behemoth trees. The 13-year-old with a broad smile and a braid running to her waist had a higher purpose that — if successful — she’ll never live to see: to plant a baby sequoia that could grow into a giant and live for millennia. ‘It’s really cool knowing it could be a big tree in like a thousand years.'” (By comparison, 2030 doesn’t seem all that far off.)