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The Optimistic Activists for a Green New Deal: Inside the Youth-Led Singing Sunrise Movement

Emily Witt writes on the youth-led Sunrise Movement, the members of which conduct most of their protests while singing, and efforts to lobby the incoming Democratic majority to begin work on a Green New Deal. The Optimistic Activists for a Green New Deal: Inside the Youth-Led Singing Sunrise Movement thumbnail courtesy of newyorker.com

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Bloomberg says he’ll insist presidential candidates have climate change plans

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is considering a presidential run, but he said he’ll also pressure other potential candidates to craft plans to combat climate change following a grim and pessimistic federal report published last month. “I think that any candidate for federal office better darn well have a plan to deal with the […]

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Labour would ‘radically transform economy’ to focus on climate change

  Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey says economic and social regeneration must be part of transition to low-carbon future A future Labour government would oversee an economic revolution to tackle the climate crisis, using the full power of the state to decarbonise the economy and create hundreds of thousands of green jobs in struggling towns […]

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New Poll Shows Most U.S. Voters Think Man-Made Climate Change Is Real

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 58% of people think scientists are right, and Donald Trump is wrong, that human activity is the main cause of climate change. Only 4% of U.S. voters say climate change isn’t happening. About 78% of Democrats say human activity is the cause of climate change, compared to 58% […]

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Trump says he doesn’t believe in climate change because ‘air and water is at a record clean’

  Donald Trump has said he does not believe in manmade climate change because America’s water and air is “right now at a record clean”.  Asked why he was sceptical of a global warming report published by his own government, the US president gave a rambling response, much of it not backed by evidence, in […]

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It’s Only going to Get Worse From Here on Out

Unprecedented droughts, fires and floods are not the “new normal”: Climate change gets nonlinearly worse from here on out. Like an avalanche, the physics of warming determines that a little more warming doesn’t create a little more extremeness, but a lot more. Until we reduce greenhouse gas warming, it gets a lot worse every year. […]

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Victory: A Climate Change Denier Will No Longer Run the House Science Committee

However you feel about the outcome of last week’s election, if you care about evidence-based policymaking, there’s one thing to cheer: The House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology will, for the first time in nearly a decade, be led by someone who accepts the conclusions of mainstream climate science. With Democrats now in control […]

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The EPA’s Climate Change Page Is Just Gone Now

EPA.gov pages that previously provided information about climate change have been changed from claiming that they are “updating” to an error message that reads, “We want to help you find what you are looking for,” as revealed by a report released this week by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative. The change indicates that information […]

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The planet’s hidden climate change

The climate crisis beneath the waves. The planet’s hidden climate change thumbnail courtesy of reuters.com

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Minneapolis, St. Paul get Bloomberg boost to address climate change | MPR News

Minneapolis and St. Paul joined cities from across the country Monday in a $70 million program designed to help them address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the American Cities Climate Challenge, the two cities will join more than a dozen others in receiving $2.5 million each over two years from […]

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