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Climate Change

  1. chuck schumer
    Schumer to Trump: Give Us Green Infrastructure, or We’ll Give You NoneThe Democrats (wisely) make Trump an offer he can’t accept.
  2. epa
    EPA Rolls Back Carbon Rule for New Coal Plants, But No One Wants to Build ThemThe change won’t result in any new coal-fired power plants, but it will make the coal industry feel like Trump is helping.
  3. climate change
    Giving Manchin Energy Committee Post May Be a Compromise Too FarDemocrats appear to be set to make a friend of the coal industry the leader of the Energy Committee in the face of climate change.
  4. millennials
    Millennials Aren’t Post-Consumerist, They’re Just Poor, Fed FindsGen Y longs for suburban homes and cars, not bohemian “experiences.” That’s bad news for the climate.
  5. climate change
    We’re Destroying the Climate Even Faster Than We’d ThoughtGlobal carbon emissions were supposed to be plateauing. In 2018, they took off like “a speeding freight train,” a new report finds.
  6. conservatism
    White House: We May End Electric Car Subsidies to Punish GM, Protect Free MarketThe White House says electric car subsidies must end because GM closed some factories – and because the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers.
  7. life after warming
    Why Al Gore Thinks There’s Still Hope for the PlanetThe environmentalist and former vice-president talks about wildfires, Donald Trump, and why he still has hope that we can preserve a livable planet.
  8. the left
    Immigration Creates Problems for the Left. Tight Borders Can’t Be the Solution.Mass immigration poses genuine challenges for progressive politics. But restrictionism is incompatible with a just response to the climate crisis.
  9. life after warming
    What If the Courts Could Save the Climate?Juliana v. United States is a long shot, but it may not be as far-fetched as it seems.
  10. climate change
    Trump Says He’s Too Intelligent to Believe Climate Change Report“You look at our air and our water, and it’s right now at a record clean,” said the very intelligent man.
  11. paris climate agreement
    Trump Deals New Blow to Paris Climate Accord Ahead of ConferenceThe U.S. is sowing doubt about whether developed countries will compensate developing ones for the costs of adapting to climate change.
  12. migrant caravan
    Trump Ignores Actual Climate Threat, Takes Action Against Illusory Migrant OneAsylum seekers will not destroy the U.S. economy or threaten America’s national security. But a new government report says that climate change will.
  13. life after warming
    How Climate Change Has Turned Rainy Season Into Fire Season in CaliforniaThe California wildfires have unleashed unconscionable suffering. Climate change could make them ten times worse.
  14. last night on late night
    Netflix’s Hasan Minhaj Calls Out Netflix’s Bodyguard Over Islamophobia“Oh, to be white!”
  15. environment
    These Nets Harness Water From FogAnd they’re helping a region of Morocco recover from drought.
  16. environment
    Moringas Are Very Good TreesAlmost the entire moringa tree is edible (and it’s a “superfood”), it makes a great soap, and it thrives in the grim climates of the future.
  17. the law
    How Will the Supreme Court Handle the Case of Kids Suing for Climate Action?“The right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free society,” wrote a federal judge.
  18. environment
    Low-cost Sonar Kits Can Detect Rising Water and Send Out Flood AlertsTepmachcha is an open-source flood detector designed for Cambodia.
  19. environment
    ‘Garbage Soil’ Can Help Trees Grow in the DesertResearchers believe that sediment and silt from man-made lakes can turn deserts into forests.
  20. last night on late night
    SNL Tries to Scare You Into Caring About Climate ChangeYou might lose your yarn, white women!
  21. science of us
    Can Novels Help Us Care More About Climate Change?Even though it’s already impacting our lives, climate change is scarcely mentioned in fiction.
  22. grub guides
    16 Amazing Vegan Dishes That Just Might Help You Save the PlanetHey, we’ve got to start somewhere.
  23. science of us
    Climate Change Is Bad for Our Mental HealthAs temperatures rise, so does the prevalence of mental-health issues.
  24. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Threatens to Upend Florida ElectionsEven if Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that climate change is real, they have to deal with the political reality of more intense autumn storms.
  25. climate change
    U.N. Climate Report: ‘Unprecedented Changes’ Needed to Avert CatastropheAvoiding disaster will require changes with “no documented historic precedent.”
  26. climate change
    The Trump Administration Anticipates Catastrophic Global Warming by 2100In an official report, the White House argues that restrictions on carbon emissions should be loosened — because four-degree warming is inevitable.
  27. climate change
    Trump Clears Way for Frackers to Leak Methane While Drilling on Federal LandThe Trump administration is rolling back rules that required oil and gas companies to cut down on methane emissions when drilling on public land.
  28. climate change
    Voters Are Ready for a Green New Deal. Are Democrats?America currently lacks the political will for radical action on climate change — but the American people don’t.
  29. Trump Administration Says Trump Coal Plan Will Kill 1,400 Americans a YearTrump’s EPA: “Implementing the proposed rule is expected to increase … pollutants in the atmosphere that adversely affect human health.”
  30. The Arctic’s Strongest Sea Ice Just Broke UpIf the oldest, thickest sea ice in the Arctic can’t stay together, what hope is there for the rest of us?
  31. Trump’s Craziest Climate Speech Ever Explains His New Dirty Energy PolicyPresident likes coal because it’s “indestructible,” hates wind because birds can kill it, somehow.
  32. Geoengineering May Be Our Last Resort for Climate Change. What If It Fails?Using sulfur particles to dim the sun is considered a last-ditch remedy for an overheated planet. But a new finding suggests we should be skeptical.
  33. California’s Record-breaking Fire Isn’t the Week’s Worst Climate NewsA group of distinguished scientists warns that the threat of runaway warming may have been underestimated.
  34. Trump Plunges Ahead With Attack on Fuel Standards and CaliforniaIn a long-debated development, the administration freezes gas mileage standards and revokes California’s decades-old authority to be greener.
  35. New EPA Chief Worries Trump’s Pro-Car-Pollution Plan Is IllegalBut other administration officials believe the plan is legal — because Brett Kavanaugh will say that it is, when the issue reaches the Supreme Court.
  36. tomorrow
    How Did the End of the World Become Old News?This month, the world saw an unprecedented global heat wave, wildfires in the Arctic Circle — and virtually no headlines about climate change.
  37. A Global Heat Wave Has Set the Arctic Circle on FireTemperature records are being broken all around the world this month and not even the Arctic is immune.
  38. Scandalous EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Finally ResignsPruitt heads off to the Scandal-Ridden Cabinet Members Hall of Fame, without so much as a moment’s acknowledgement of his misdeeds from the president.
  39. Natural Gas Is Hurting the Climate More Than We ThoughtScott Pruitt tried to suppress research on methane emissions at gas plants. A new study reveals that he had good reason to fear the truth.
  40. GOP Senators: Climate-Change Education Program Is Propaganda, Not ScienceFour senators want an investigation into the National Science Foundation for funding a nonprofit that educates meteorologists on climate change.
  41. Antarctica Is Melting Three Times Faster Than a Decade AgoFrom 2012 to 2017, the Antarctic ice sheet lost 241 billion tons of ice each yer, triple the annual melt rate from a decade prior.
  42. A Progressive President Could Accomplish a Lot by Following Trump’s ExampleTrump is using creative interpretations of old laws to authorize radical interventions in the economy. That should worry conservatives.
  43. Trump Plans to Prop Up Unprofitable Coal Plants With ‘Emergency’ AidThe administration is finalizing a plan to exacerbate climate change — and increase the cost of energy — in the name of “national security.”
  44. art
    The End of Nature at Storm King Art Center in New YorkA new exhibition features works by artists responding to mankind’s not so stately ordering up of a change in the world’s weather.
  45. Trump Wishes He Could Destroy Obama’s Legacy. He Hasn’t. And Won’t.A response to the pessimism of my colleague Andrew Sullivan.
  46. GOP Congressman: Rising Sea Level Caused by More Dirt on Ocean FloorA bold new scientific theory by Rep. Mo Brooks catches a scientist off guard at a congressional hearing.
  47. the national interest
    Trump’s Environmental Plan: Bigger Government, More PollutionThe Republican Party has forgotten the ideological reason it fell in love with coal in the first place.
  48. Trump Admin. Scraps NASA’s Greenhouse Gas Monitoring ProgramA NASA spokesperson said the program was a casualty of “budget constraints and higher priorities.”
  49. The Urban Housing Crisis Is a Test for Progressive PoliticsThe failure of S.B. 827 in California shows Democrats haven’t figured out how to unlock the cities they control.
  50. The EPA Is Instructing Its Staff to Cast Doubt on Climate ScienceA leaked memo asks officials to say that there are “clear gaps” in “our understanding of the role of human activity” in climate change.
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