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What’s Next for the Green New Deal? – Pacific Standard

Republicans in Congress have criticized progressives’ Green New Deal as an impractical, ludicrous, or even dangerous plan. What are they offering in its place? Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and and Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) speak on the Green New…

Letters: Supporting Green New Deal; Hawaii won’t be underwater; Trump tax cuts – Carroll County Times

Global warming not a joke, solution is Green New Deal “How to combat acid rain, 100-year storms,” (letters, March 25). Seriously? You’re printing someone’s crackpot “theory” (based, apparently, on no evidence whatsoever) about climate change being caused by rocket launchings?…

McConnell to Put Green New Deal to Test Vote in First of Many Showcases – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, will force Democrats on Tuesday to take a stand on the Green New Deal and its ambitious goal of conquering climate change — after a long windup designed to drive a wedge…

Second Wave Of U.S. Shale Revolution Is Coming, Says IEA

The U.S. is on track to become a net petroleum exporter by 2021 and will soon surpass Russia and rival Saudi Arabia, currently the world’s largest oil exporter, the International Energy Agency said Monday. –Christopher Alessi, The Wall Street Journal, 11…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #10

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #10 New research, February 25 – March 3, 2019 SkS Analogy 19 – A table full of crystal and ideal temperature Inequality, Sunk Costs, and Climate Policy Next…

Carbon Tax Plans:  How They Compare and Why Oil Giants Support One of Them

Two plans gaining traction would both put a price on fossil fuel pollution and send revenue back to taxpayers as dividends.  Only one has big oil companies on board. Not long ago, a carbon tax was the untouchable third rail…

Author of 1983 EPA Report on Global Warming Explains Why He’s Still Hopeful After 36 Years of Being Ignored – Gizmodo

In 1983, the Environmental Protection Agency published a report titled “Can We Delay A Greenhouse Warming?” It ran through the latest predictions on climate change, and analyzed the feasibility of several policy options, from taxes to fossil fuel bans, that…

Green New Deal vs. Carbon Tax:  A Clash of 2 Worldviews, Both Seeking Climate Action

The contest is elevating climate policy conversations on the campaign trail and in Washington.  It could inspire compromises that bring together pieces of each. Congress is in uncharted territory on climate policy. For the first time ever, lawmakers face competing…