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