Climate Change

Americans Are Confused On Climate, But Support Cutting Carbon Pollution

 

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are interesting – in some ways confusing – and yet they reveal surprisingly broad support for action to address climate change. The Yale team created a tool with which the results can […]

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Man Points Camera At Ice, Then Captures The Unimaginable On Film

Photographer James Balog and his team were examining a glacier when their cameras caught something out of the ordinary… The incident took place in Greenland, where James and his mates were gathering images from cameras that had been deployed around the Arctic Circle over the years… James and his crew were looking for some good […]

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Climate Change Is A Far Bigger Threat To Wildlife Than We Thought

A global analysis of Earth’s threatened and endangered species has upended our scientific understanding about the extent to which climate change is affecting wildlife… “We are massively underreporting what is going on,” James Watson, a co-author of the new study and director of science and research initiatives at the Wildlife Conservation Society, told The Huffington Post… […]

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EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there… EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of former industrial sites, air quality monitoring and education, among other things ― and told not to discuss this order […]

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Withdrawing From The Paris Climate Agreement Is A Terrible Business Move

By the time you read this post and if the rumor mill is correct, President Donald Trump may have taken steps to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. If he has, or if he does, he will pull America out of the biggest business and jobs opportunity in U.S. and world history… […]

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Florida Congressman Drafts Bill To ‘Completely Abolish’ The EPA

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post… The freshman congressman sent the email on Tuesday morning to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation, which would shutter the EPA by the end of next year… “Our small businesses cannot […]

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Trump’s Ex-EPA Advisor Calls Environmental Movement The ‘Greatest Threat To Freedom’

Myron Ebell, the longtime climate denier who led President Donald Trump’s transition work at the Environmental Protection Agency up until his inauguration, did not mince words Monday about his disgust with the green movement… Seeming to echo language often used by the scientific community to describe the climate change crisis, Ebell called the movement to […]

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New Mercury Threat To Oceans From Climate Change

They’ve (Swedish researchers) discovered a new way in which warming increases levels of the toxin in sea creatures… In experiments, they found that extra rainfall drives up the amount of organic material flowing into the seas… This alters the food chain, adding another layer of complex organisms which boosts the concentrations of mercury up the […]

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People Are Tweeting #ClimateFacts Since EPA Workers Can’t

(CNN)Climate change is real — and we’re causing it. That’s a basic fact… But it’s also a controversial one in the Donald Trump era… In its first week, the US President’s administration instituted a media blackout at the US Environmental Protection Agency, removed references to climate change on the White House website and posted an […]

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As U.S. Cedes Leadership on Climate, Others Step Up at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland — When the chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company mapped out a glowing future for fossil fuels at a discussion in Davos this past week, dissent came from an unexpected corner of the room… “We have to make a big push in renewables investment,” urged Qiao Baoping, chairman of […]

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Another National Park Tweets Some Inconvenient Truths On Climate Change

Another national park is apparently going off-message on social media, tweeting about climate change a day after Badlands National Park deleted its own scientifically accurate tweets on global warming… On Wednesday, Redwood National and State Parks in Northern California said the region’s famous trees could help fight climate change:

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Activists Announce People’s Climate March

A coalition of multiple organizations is seeking to mobilize crowds in major cities to demonstrate against President Donald Trump’s environmental policies… It’s the latest action following the Women’s March on Saturday, which, if the Metro’s trip count is any measure, had a bigger showing than Trump’s Inauguration in Washington D.C. a day earlier… On Wednesday, […]

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The Sunday Shows Ignored This Calamitous Global Warming Report, But ‘SNL’ Didn’t

Global temperatures reached a new high in 2016, marking the first time the planet experienced three consecutive years of record warmth, according to a report published this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration… But you wouldn’t know about the alarming trend from the network public affairs shows that aired Sunday, which are closely […]

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World v Trump On Global Climate Deal?

As a pro-coal president strides into the White House, the rest of the world is rallying in defense of the climate… Donald Trump has called climate change “a hoax” and filled his cabinet with representatives of fossil fuel industries… One of the world’s leading climate scientists told me she was positively scared about his potential […]

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Climate Change Disappears From White House Website Under Trump

The White House website has removed the page devoted to climate change action and posted newly sworn-in President Donald Trump’s pledge to undo environmental regulations and “revive America’s coal industry.”… The 361-word policy outline on the new page, titled “America First Energy Plan,” makes no reference to global warming or climate change, except to note […]

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Donald the Denier by Christy George

Whether his victory was due to voter suppression, Russian hacking, an FBI coup, hidden sexism, unacknowledged tough times in the heartland, or simply voters who were craving a four-year reality TV show, Donald Trump being elected president is terrifying to more than half the electorate, including Muslims and Mexicans and gay and trans people and […]

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Sen. Jeff Merkley patiently exposed Rex Tillerson on climate change

As I noted yesterday in a post, Tillerson is a “lukewarmist” on climate change. He acknowledges that carbon emissions are having a warming effect, but says we can’t predict what will happen, we can’t live without fossil fuels, and we can adapt to whatever climate change does occur… I don’t doubt that many lukewarmists sincerely […]

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Alaskan Village, Citing Climate Change, Seeks Disaster Relief In Order To Relocate

The tiny village of Newtok near Alaska’s western coast has been sliding into the Ninglick River for years. As temperatures increase — faster there than in the rest of the U.S. — the frozen permafrost underneath Newtok is thawing. About 70 feet of land a year erode away, putting the village’s colorful buildings, some on […]

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Your Call: Climate Denial In The Era Of Trump

How are scientists standing up to climate deniers? We’ll have a conversation with Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann and Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles about their new book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy… In the debate over climate change, Mann […]

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At Sundance, the Theme Is Climate Change

LOS ANGELES — It certainly reads like a political statement: Next week, one day before Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, the Sundance Film Festival will open its 33rd edition with a climate-change documentary starring Al Gore… Mr. Trump has mocked the science of global warming as a Chinese hoax and selected […]

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