Tag: Global Warming

Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the E.P.A.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he intends to nominate Andrew R. Wheeler to be the permanent administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The E.P.A. has been at the center of Mr. Trump’s deregulatory […]

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John Kerry: ‘People are Going to Die’ Because Trump Left Paris Climate Accord

Former Secretary of State John Kerry claims “people are going to die” due to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2016 Paris climate agreement. “People are going to die because of the decision Donald Trump made,” the top Obama-era official told The Guardian in an interview released Friday. “My kids and my grandkids […]

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Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — When people think of potential solutions to global warming, they tend to visualize technologies like solar panels or electric cars. A new study published on Wednesday, however, found that better management of forests, grasslands […]

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High Stakes, Entrenched Interests And The Trump Rollback Of Environmental Regulations

By Julie Appleby, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News. Before joining KHN, Julie spent 10 years covering the health industry and policy at USA TODAY. She also worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times in London and the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California. She serves on […]

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Australia’s New Grain Deliveries Plunge Due to Drought

Normally, I’d relegate news about Australia’s agricultural output to Links, but I thought this sighting was worth elevating to a post in light of Lambert’s discussion of the Jackpot and California’s fires yesterday. As you’ll see, the fall in Australia’s new grain deliveries is dramatic. Even when I lived in […]

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Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. As Californians were fleeing the huge wildfires that have left both ends of the state ablaze, President Trump took to Twitter over the weekend, blaming the infernos on forest management and threatening to withhold federal […]

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Midterm Climate Report: Partly Cloudy

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made it clear that averting the worst consequences of climate changes (lesser consequences are by now all around us) will mean quickly cutting back on the use of fossil fuels that cause global warming. Big Oil didn’t get the memo. […]

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Judge Blocks the Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in a Setback for Trump’s Energy Agenda

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — A federal judge late Thursday blocked construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change. The ruling by Judge […]

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Cutting back on harmful chemicals is definitely healing the ozone layer

Global warming is on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, and with good reason, but it wasn’t long ago that the biggest environmental talking point was the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer. Scientists worked hard to prove that certain chemicals, namely CFCs (chlorofluorocarbon), were rapidly eating away at our planet’s protective shield, and eventually […]

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Up Against Big Oil

The victories in the midterm elections were real and sweet for environmentalists and progressives: There will be at least 119 women in Congress, and for the first time their ranks will include a Muslim (two, actually) and a Native American (actually, three). Some of those candidates were talking about a […]

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Catholic Bishops Call for Urgent Action Against Climate Change

Six presidents of continental bishops’ conferences have signed an appeal calling on government leaders to take immediate action to overcome the “devastating effects of the climate crisis,” the Vatican reported Friday. In their appeal, the bishops summon politicians to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Climate Accord, which urges policies aimed at limiting […]

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LA Times: Climate Change Is ‘Uprooting Millions of People a Year’

The Los Angeles Times has joined the ranks of global warming alarmists, claiming that climate change is generating mass migration across the globe and fueling the worst refugee crisis “since World War II.” Climate change “is stoking environmental disasters around the globe and uprooting millions of people a year,” writes LA Times journalist Tracy Wilkinson […]

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In California, Facts and Science Still Matter

Advertisement Jerry Brown’s California is moving toward carbon-free electricity as President Trump’s Washington beds down with the fossil fuel lobby. We stand with California. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the […]

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California Lawmakers Set Goal for Carbon-Free Energy by 2045

LOS ANGELES — California took some of the most aggressive steps yet to counter the effects of climate change as legislators voted Tuesday to require that 100 percent of the state’s electricity come from carbon-free sources. The bill gives the state until 2045 to meet the goal. California had already […]

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A Leader in the War on Poverty Opens a New Front: Pollution

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. GREENSBORO, N.C. — The air in the Shiloh Baptist Church was thick with the heat of human bodies. The crowd, a mix of black and white faces, filled the pews in what was ostensibly the […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Americans Are Dying’ from Global Warming

Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that climate change is killing Americans, and the United States government is complicit in allowing it to happen. “Not a single elected official,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Democrat OR Republican, should accept money from fossil fuel corporations.” “Americans are dying because of a government too coward [sic] to save the planet,” […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.’s Climate of Paranoia

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Truth isn’t truth. Rudy Giuliani’s latest bon mot is a reminder, if anyone needed it, that calling the Trump administration Orwellian isn’t hyperbole, it’s just a statement of fact. Like the ruling party in “1984,” Donald Trump operates on the principle […]

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Watch: Stevie Wonder Blames Global Warming for Aretha Franklin’s Cancer

Singer Stevie Wonder blamed Global Warming for the cancer that killed legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin last week. During an appearance on Friday’s CBS This Morning, and without being challenged by the pro-science “journalists” of the morning show, Wonder was allowed to spread his conspiracy theory about Global Warming being linked to cancer: [embedded content] […]

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