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Climate Change

  1. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  2. texas
    Water Shortages Still Plague Texas in Aftermath of Winter Storm: UpdatesPresident Biden has signed a major disaster declaration, half the state is facing a water shortage, and the political fallout is intensifying.
  3. extreme weather
    No, the Green New Deal Did Not Cause the Texas Power OutageConservatives want you to believe that Texas’s gas pipelines froze because its Republican government embraced eco-socialism.
  4. intelligencer chats
    America’s Brittle Infrastructure Is on Display in TexasMore system failures loom as the weather becomes more extreme. But disasters can also serve as needed wake-up calls.
  5. climate change
    COVID Took a Toll on Coal, Clearing the Way for a Green RecoveryThe pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
  6. politics
    What the Filibuster Has Cost AmericaThe damage has been massive, and it’s past time for reform.
  7. u.s. senate
    Democrats Take Control After Striking Power-Sharing DealBoth Democrats and Republicans can claim a tactical win in the maneuvering over the filibuster.
  8. life after warming
    After Climate AlarmismThe war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
  9. coronavirus stimulus
    7 Surprisingly Good Policies Buried in the Stimulus-Omnibus BillWhile no one was watching, Congress quietly took action to curb surprise medical bills, money laundering, and climate change.
  10. climate change
    Biden’s Climate Team Is a Bigger Deal for Cities Than Any Cabinet AppointmentA little help for mayors who said they could reduce emissions themselves.
  11. the national interest
    The Coronavirus Bill Contains ‘The Most Significant Climate Legislation’ EverNobody saw that one coming!
  12. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
  13. the national interest
    ‘Republicans Remain Opposed to Any Policies That Would Reduce Fossil-Fuel Use’That would rule out any policy to limit climate change.
  14. the environment
    Trump Admin Now Rushing to Imperil Arctic RefugeBefore he leaves office, Trump is trying to let oil companies drill in America’s largest wildlife refuge.
  15. climate change
    Republicans Put the Oil Industry Above Economic GrowthThe GOP is what it purports to oppose: A party that would rather subsidize its favorite declining industries than promote creative destruction.
  16. california wildfires
    Trump Rejects, Then Grants Wildfire Disaster Aid to CaliforniaThe Trump administration first rejected the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for its September wildfires. It’s still unclear why.
  17. electric vehicles
    California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035Governor Newsom’s office estimates the rule will cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 35 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent.
  18. extreme weather
    The 2020 Hurricane Season Is Officially Out of NamesThe record-breaking hurricane season has forced meteorologists to use the Greek alphabet to name storms for only the second time in history.
  19. climate change
    Biden’s Climate Messaging Skirts an Inconvenient Truth“It’s too late to make things better, but we can limit how much worse things get” doesn’t seem to play well on the stump.
  20. wildfires
    West Coast Wildfires: 4.6 Million Acres Burned and CountingAn unprecedented number of large wildfires in Washington, Oregon, and California continue to burn, while smoke literally chokes the region.
  21. life after warming
    California Can’t Afford to Wait for Climate ActionThe horrific fires of 2020 are just a preview. No matter what we do, two to four times as much land area will soon burn annually in the West.
  22. the republican party
    The GOP Is No Longer the Pro-Business PartyThe right’s contempt for climate science and Keynesianism makes it incapable of governing in capital’s long-term interests.
  23. climate change
    Photos: Wildfires Generate Apocalyptic Skies Across West Coast“Surreal” is the word of the day.
  24. climate change
    Federal Report Warns of Financial Disaster of Climate ChangeA report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission confirms that business-as-usual emissions are extremely bad for business.
  25. california wildfires
    California’s Disaster Overload: Wildfires, Air, and COVID-19Firefighters remain stretched far too thin, and the coronavirus implications of the still uncontained wildfire crisis are dire.
  26. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Answered the Obamas’ CallIn a speech that reinforced his convention’s themes, particularly the Obamas’ call to vote as a moral imperative, Biden picked up the torch.
  27. life after warming
    What Climate Alarm Has Already AchievedEven as we “normalize” climate change, we’ve also normalized alarmism, with panic about warming suddenly at the very center of our politics.
  28. coronavirus
    The Pandemic and Natural Disasters Are Colliding AgainIsaias in the east and the Apple fire in California reveal the potential for disaster, as the pandemic, fire season, and hurricane season all line up.
  29. intelligencer chats
    Could the Pandemic Be a Climate Turning Point?The volatile political conditions created by the coronavirus may matter more than a temporary downturn in carbon emissions.
  30. joe biden
    Biden’s New Climate Plan Is Also His Stimulus PlanAnd that’s the best thing about his $2 trillion vision for making America run on 100 percent clean electricity by 2035.
  31. life after warming
    Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of TimeClimate change isn’t just a brutal form of time travel to both the future and prehuman past, it is discombobulating to our very sense of linear time.
  32. summer in the city
    We’re Headed for a Hot, Dark SummerThe coming months are poised to bring new outbreaks, blackouts, evictions, and unrest.
  33. climate change
    Last Month Was the Hottest Ever RecordedAnd shuttering the global economy wasn’t sufficient to prevent the concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere from hitting an all-time high.
  34. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  35. life after warming
    Welcome to the End of the ‘Human Climate Niche’The pandemic shows how hard it is going to be to adapt comfortably to climate change.
  36. life after warming
    The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change FutureThe warming of the planet will lead to pandemics that are far more dangerous and disruptive.
  37. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Creates an Opening for Progressivism — Also BarbarismThe pandemic spotlights both the necessity of solidarity and the widespread appeal of abandoning out-groups in times of crisis.
  38. life after warming
    The EPA Is Another Coronavirus CasualtyClimate activists and climate enemies both see opportunity in the pandemic.
  39. coronavirus
    Why Did an Expert Who Warned About COVID-19 Have So Much Trouble Being Heard?Though we often feel that we live in a sea of panic, it may be that the general din prevents us from hearing most important warning cries.
  40. the national interest
    Joe Biden’s Platform Is More Progressive Than You ThinkHe is not just planning a “return to normalcy.”
  41. business
    Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate ChangeI went to one of Shell’s private meetings and took notes.
  42. environment
    Trump’s Interior Dept. Reportedly Edited Documents to Say Climate Change Is GoodAn Interior official edited nine policy reports with debunked claims — fitting a larger administration pattern of undermining climate science.
  43. global politics
    Across the World, Voters Are Losing Faith in GovernmentThe percentage of citizens who believe that “the state is run for the benefit of all” has plummeted in a wide array of countries since 2002.
  44. life after warming
    What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate ChangeAdaptation is not enough.
  45. life after warming
    Jeff Bezos’s $10 Billion Climate Pledge Is Actually TinyJudged by the standards of the climate crisis, the sum is, practically speaking, almost nothing.
  46. environment
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Effects of Climate ChangeIt’s a substantial figure from the founder of a company that reportedly threatened to fire employees who publicly condemned its carbon footprint.
  47. the national interest
    Obama Auto Standards May Survive Because Trump Staff Can’t Do MathMalevolence tempered by incompetence.
  48. fracking
    Will a Fracking Ban Doom Democrats in Pennsylvania?The political risks of running on the policy may outweigh the substantive benefits, given the dearth of Congressional support for a universal ban.
  49. vision 2020
    The Left-Wing Realignment of American Politics Has Already BegunAs centrist Democrats run to the left of yesteryear’s progressives, Republicans are pushing for green energy investment and aid to the poor.
  50. climate change
    Republican-led States Want Disaster Aid Without Having to Address Climate ChangeAs states ignore climate change — but seek funding to limit its damage — the region is expected to bear the brunt of rising sea levels in the U.S.
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