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Friday, December 9, 2016
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Al gore

Did Al Gore Get Played By Donald Trump?

When Al Gore emerged from his surprise meeting at Trump Tower, he suggested that the president-elect maybe was keeping an open mind on climate change. Within 48 hours, Trump named Scott Pruitt, a prominent climate-change skeptic, to run the EPA. Did Al Gore get played?

December 9, 2016
Weather channel calls out Breitbart

Weather Channel Meteorologist Calls Out Breitbart On Climate Change

Weather Channel meteorologist Kait Parker explained to Breitbart, “Science doesn’t care about your opinion. Cherry-picking and twisting the facts will not change the future, nor the fact — not opinion — that the earth is warming.”

December 8, 2016
Trump climate change

TV News Takes The Bait On Trump’s Climate Remarks

When Donald Trump recently made seemingly open-minded remarks about climate change, it set off a wave of television coverage about how Trump had supposedly “reversed course” on climate change.

December 6, 2016
Gore leaves after meeting Trump in New York to discuss climate policy

Gore Meets With Trump To Discuss Climate Policy

As Gore campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this year, Gore warned that a Trump presidency would steer the world toward “climate catastrophe.”

December 5, 2016
Minorities trump

How Will ‘We’ Survive A President Trump?

If our calamitous past has taught us anything it should be that mere survival is not enough. And assurances that “we will survive” refer to a privileged and limited “we.”

December 1, 2016
Donald Trump Border Wall

Donald Trump’s Campaign Promises: Keeping Score

A look at some of the policies Trump so far has revised—or even completely reversed—since his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton on November 8.

November 30, 2016
Women in science

Women In Science Pledge To ‘Fight Trump Sentiment’

Women in science from all over America have penned a declaration to support those affected by the “divisive and destructive rhetoric” used by Donald Trump.

November 25, 2016
Obama On Trump

One Last Time: Be Thankful For President Obama

Amazingly, the fact that his successor spent years abusing him with calumnies, lies, and disrespect, in an ugly racist style, has not discouraged Obama from showing him and his family every courtesy — and seeking to prepare him for the presidency.

November 24, 2016
Broadcast news failed with their climate coverage during election

Broadcast Networks’ Climate Coverage Was Miserable During This Election Year

Secretary of State John Kerry recently said it “pissed him off” that there wasn’t a single question asked about climate change during the six hours of televised debates prior to the election.

November 21, 2016
Obama Administration bans Arctic drilling

Obama Administration Bars New Oil Exploration In Arctic Waters

President Barack Obama has made fighting climate change and protecting the Arctic priorities in his administration. Donald Trump has vowed to open resources to petroleum development and could take steps to reverse the decision.

November 21, 2016
Steyer to take on Trump

Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said he will spend whatever it takes to fight Trump’s pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda.

November 15, 2016
A coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region October 31, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo - RTSMVQ1

China Criticizes Donald Trump’s Plan To Exit Climate Change Pact

China rejected a plan by Donald Trump to back out of a global climate change pact, saying a wise political leader should make policy in line with global trends, a rare comment on a foreign election.

November 1, 2016
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Left-Wing Icon Noam Chomsky: Clinton Must Win, But Listen To Trump Voters

Chomsky initially favored Bernie Sanders over Clinton, but insisted Democrats must win at all costs. Because if Trump wins “the human species is in very deep trouble.”

October 31, 2016
A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart/File Photos

Network Evening Newscasts Have Abandoned Policy Coverage For 2016 Campaign

Since the beginning of 2016, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News have devoted just 32 minutes to issues coverage. Just eight years ago, the network newscasts devoted 220 minutes to issues coverage.

October 27, 2016
obama power plant rules

Obama Power Plant Rules Face Key Test In U.S. Court

The centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change strategy, federal rules curbing greenhouse gas emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, faces a key test on Tuesday when opponents try to convince a U.S. appeals court to throw out the regulations.

September 27, 2016
Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Clinton, Trump Clash Over Race, Experience In First Debate

“He (Donald Trump) has really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen. There was absolutely no evidence for it. But he persisted. He persisted year after year,” Hillary Clinton said.

September 27, 2016
Gary Johnson inhabit other planets

#EndorseThis: On Climate Change, Gary Johnson Says We ‘Have To Inhabit Other Planets’

Third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson told “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that humans “have to inhabit other planets” because the future of the human race is space exploration.

September 26, 2016
military climate change

Climate Change ‘Significant And Direct’ Threat To U.S. Military: Reports

The effects of climate change endanger U.S. military operations and could increase the danger of international conflict, according to three new documents endorsed by retired top U.S. military officers and former national security officials.

September 14, 2016
Sandbags and tarps cover the entrance to a subway station near Battery Park as New York City prepares for potential flooding as post-tropical storm Hermine stalls off the east coast of the United States, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

We Urgently Need To Mend Our Broken Infrastructure

A significant portion of our nation’s public transit vehicles have outlived their “maximum useful life,” as determined by the federal government, including 31 percent of commuter rail cars and 33 percent of subway cars.

September 10, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a roundtable with CEOs to discuss efforts to tackle climate change both in the United States as well as on a global scale at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

U.S. Companies Tout Climate Policies, Fund Climate Skeptics

U.S. companies that have expressed the most fervent public support for President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda are also funding its biggest enemies – the scores of U.S. lawmakers who are climate change skeptics and oppose regulation to combat it, according to a Reuters review of public records.

September 6, 2016
European Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete adjusts his glasses as he addresses a news conference after the Paris climate deal at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Why Even Trump Couldn’t Scale Back Climate Action

With political surprises across the globe happening more frequently, suddenly a Trump presidency seems possible. So what would it mean for action on our climate? A legally binding deal may just force his hand into continuing these policies, or similar ones, in order to fulfill international obligations.

September 1, 2016
climate change obama

No Nation Is ‘Immune’ From Climate Change: President Obama

Speaking to a group of attendees at the largest conservation event in the world, President Obama said, “No nation, not even one as powerful as the United States, is immune from a changing climate.”

September 1, 2016
Al Gore

Al Gore’s Warning For Voters Worried About Climate Change

“I would also urge them [voters] to look carefully as I know they have, at the consequences of going in another direction for the third or fourth alternative,” Al Gore said.

August 29, 2016
A woman nuzzles her son as they wait to show U.S. President Barack Obama their flood-damaged home as he tours their neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana, U.S., August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Louisiana Flooding One More Link To Warming Climate

While the experts rarely link a single event to global warming — and climate scientists have not said that it caused the devastating Louisiana floods — they point to increased rainfall and flooding as a likely result of a warmer climate.

August 28, 2016
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks in Los Angeles, California, United States

California Moves To Extend Climate Program Despite Weak Auction Results

The California Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to extend the state’s ambitious program to fight climate change beyond 2020, but minutes later it posted disappointing results from an auction of carbon permits that is key to the plan.

August 24, 2016