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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Trump Asks ‘Who Drew’ UN Climate Report

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

A day after an international team of scientists issued a dire warning about the severe and deadly consequences the world will soon face if action is not taken immediately to slow the rate of climate change, Trump finally responded. Well, sort of.

Trump didn’t say whether he accepts the findings from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warned that the world has only about 12 years to dramatically cut carbon emissions before the impact of climate change becomes irreversible.

Nor did Trump say whether the U.S. will join the global community in trying to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change by implementing stricter controls on pollution-causing emissions and investing in clean energy.…

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Top US Newspapers Downplay Landmark Climate Report

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.
››› TED MACDONALD

A United Nations scientific panel released a major new climate change report on the night of October 7, warning of dire consequences if world governments don’t take unprecedented and dramatic steps in the next decade to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. The next morning, the majority of top U.S. newspapers failed to mention the report on their homepages.

IPCC report warns that fast, sweeping action is necessary to fight climate change

At 9 p.m. EDT on October 7, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its long-awaited special report about what will happen if the average global temperature rises more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and what would be required to prevent such a rise.…

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Trump Fast-Tracks Big, Dangerous Alaska Pipeline Project

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.

 

Federal energy regulators plan to rush through environmental reviews for a $45 billion liquefied natural gas project in Alaska that would sell gas to Asian utilities and could help worsen climate change.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plans to issue an environmental impact statement for the proposed 825-mile pipeline a month early in November 2019. A decision on building the pipeline could be made in February 2020. By then the commission is likely to have a three-person Republican majority. Trump has nominated long-time fossil-fuel supporter Bernard McNamee to the five-person board.

“It’s incredibly reckless for Trump to try to fast-track the biggest natural gas project in U.S.…

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