Tag: Global Warming

Five Ways to Talk to Kids About Climate Change (and Have Fun Too)

Yves here. While I know that teaching children about climate change is important and dificult, this post’s framing bothers my inner curmudgeon. I’ve never been big on fun and games, particularly in  learning. On top of that, activities that children were supposed to enjoy (art class!) were usually the things I despised (I saw art […]

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Joe Lieberman: ‘Far Left’ Will Make Democrats a ‘Losing Party’

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) warned that Democrats moving to the “far left” will damage their political fortunes, offering his analysis in a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “I got into the Democratic Party as a young man when John F. Kennedy was president, and oh, it was a […]

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U.S. ‘’Oil Weapon’’ Could Change Geopolitics Forever

By Tim Daiss, an oil markets analyst, journalist and author working out of the Asia-Pacific region for 12 years. He has covered oil, energy markets and geopolitics for Forbes, Platts, Interfax, NewsBase, Rigzone, and the UK-based Independent (newspaper) as well as providing energy markets analysis for subscription newsletters. Originally published at OilPrice In a dynamic […]

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Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration violated federal law by failing to adequately take into account the climate change impact of leasing public land for oil gas drilling in Wyoming, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. But the decision by the United […]

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What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — It’s caucus season here in Iowa, and Democratic presidential candidates are swarming the place like flies at a cattle barn. We’ve talked policy with Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand over beers, and watched Kamala Harris work the crowd at a bar in Indianola. We’ve been in what once would have been “smoke-filled rooms” […]

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Al Gore: 99.9 Percent of Scientists Agree with Me on Climate Change

Appearing on CNN’s Newsroom Friday, former vice president Al Gore claimed 99.9 percent of scientists agree with his position on climate change. [embedded content] A partial transcript is as follows: BROOKE BALDWIN: Mr. Vice President, despite all the science, all the warnings, there are still [climate] skeptics at the highest level of government. To what do you […]

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Of Course We Can Pay for a Green New Deal, but We Can’t Escape Hard Choices

Yves here. This post on the Green New Deal highlights an issue that hasn’t come close to getting the attention it warrants: the operational and organizational demands. However, it’s odd that the author does not consider revenue sharing, a program launched by that great American socialist Richard Nixon. Nixon believed that the federal government was […]

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This 9-Year-Old Is Mad at You for Failing on Climate Change

Grown-ups, here’s a story for you: Fix climate before it’s too late.CreditCreditThe New York Times In the video Op-Ed above, 9-year-old Zayne Cowie turns the table on grown-ups, reading a children’s book written especially for them: “Goodbye, Earth.” It calls out the adults who’ve failed at addressing climate change, leaving the consequences to be dealt […]

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Tiny Costa Rica Has a Green New Deal, Too. It Matters for the Whole Planet.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — It’s a green big deal for a tiny sliver of a country. Costa Rica, population 5 million, wants to wean itself from fossil fuels by 2050, and the chief evangelist […]

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The 2020 Democrats of the ‘Anti-Green New Deal Coalition’

By Kendra Chamberlain, a freelance journalist overing renewable energy technology and smart infrastructure. Originally published at DeSmog Blog Follow her on twitter @KendraRC976 Support for the ambitious Green New Deal proposal has uncovered widening rifts within the Democratic Party as presidential candidates begin fleshing out their 2020 platforms. To date, […]

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India Bans Plastics Waste Imports, While Fossil Fuel Plastics Pushers in US and China Ramp Up to Party On

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. India last week banned imports of plastics waste for recycling. This move will exacerbate the worldwide recycling crisis. Regular readers know that China in 2017 stopped importing […]

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Despite What Trump Says, Climate Change Threatens Our National Security

Once again, the Trump White House is publicly crossing swords with the intelligence community in ways that are likely to harm American security. The latest salvo is an effort taking shape over the next few weeks to “red team” the science of climate change — in effect, to challenge it […]

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Have We Already Passed World Peak Oil and World Peak Coal?

By Gail Tverberg, an actuary interested in finite world issues – oil depletion, natural gas depletion, water shortages, and climate change. Originally published at Our Finite World Most people expect that our signal of an impending reduction in world oil or coal production will be high prices. Looking at historical […]

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The Mush in the Iditarod May Soon Be Melted Snow

ANCHORAGE — A few miles and a few days from this weekend’s start of the Iditarod sled dog race, a glaciologist named Shad O’Neel stood in his sun-drenched office at the United States Geological Survey, talking about climate change. The walls displayed striking before-and-after photographs of the Columbia Glacier and […]

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The World Is Losing Fish to Eat as Oceans Warm, Study Finds

Fish populations are declining as oceans warm, putting a key source of food and income at risk for millions of people around the world, according to new research published Thursday. The study found that the amount of seafood that humans could sustainably harvest from a wide range of species shrank […]

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Trump Is Increasingly Isolated on Climate Science as Silence and Denial Recede Around Him

WASHINGTON — New efforts by President Trump and his staff to question or undermine the established science of climate change have created a widening rift between the White House on one side, and scientific facts, government agencies, and some leading figures in the president’s own party on the other. The […]

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Andrew Wheeler, Who Continued Environmental Rollbacks, Is Confirmed to Lead E.P.A.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Andrew R. Wheeler to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, giving oversight of the nation’s air and water to a former coal lobbyist and seasoned Washington insider. The confirmation formalized a role Mr. Wheeler has held in an acting capacity since […]

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The Green New Deal: Just Focus on What We Do, Not How We Pay for It

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and commentator. Produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute Extreme weather variations and increasingly dire scientific reports have spurred surprisingly robust policy proposals for a Green New Deal. Rather admirably, the resolution sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria […]

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How Much Will It Cost to Address Climate Change? Pennies Compared to the Alternative

By Thomas Neuburger. Originally published at DownWithTryanny! Economic growth and global warming, Figure 1 from a paper studying “Global non­linear effect of temperature on economic production” (link below). “Non-linear” in this case means “at what warming point do economies tend to ‘fall off a cliff’”? It’s not the same point […]

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The Inevitable Death of Natural Gas as a ‘Bridge Fuel’

By Justin Mikulka, a freelance writer, audio and video producer living in Trumansburg, NY. Originally published at DeSmog Blog Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the city is scrapping plans for a multi-billion-dollar update to three natural gas power plants, instead choosing to invest in renewable energy and storage. “This is the beginning […]

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Aussie Environmental Minister: Climate Change Drives First Mammal to Extinction

The Australian Minister for the Environment issued a press release last week that made headlines around the globe, not because it said the government would put in place “stronger protections for endangered species,” but because a small rodent on the endangered species status list had been moved to the extinct category. The Bramble Cay Melomys […]

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