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TJ Donovan: Support for Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan.  I strongly support H.688, Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The climate crisis is real. It’s already affecting our state and is expected to get worse. We’re having milder…

John McClaughry: Opposition to Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by John McClaughry, the vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. Over the past 50 years I have seen a lot of bills introduced into the Vermont Legislature. Of all the bills over all those…

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Treasurer and attorney general back Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Attorney General TJ Donovan, center, shares a laugh before Gov. Phil Scott’s State of the State address at the Statehouse on Jan. 9. Treasurer Beth Pearce, right, speaks with another attendee. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger Vermont’s attorney general and state…

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The VIPs in Davos Just Got a Cold, Hard Dose of Global Warming Reality. Will It Take? – Natural Resources Defense Council

Protesters gather at the office of BlackRock in 2019 to demand that the firm stop funding fossil fuel companies. Steve Sanchez/Alamy Stock Photo Acknowledging that “climate risk is investment risk,” Fink cited his fiduciary duty to clients in announcing that…

Sub-national ‘climate clubs’ could offer key to combating climate change

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) ‘Climate clubs’ offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally harmonized climate change policy, which in turn offers a way to achieve stronger climate policies in all countries. This is the key finding of a new study by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), recently published in the open-access journal Environmental Research Letters.

New decade starts with climate change bills, regulatory rollbacks and investor pressure – Axios

We’ve had enough news in recent days to suggest we’re 13 months, not days, into this decade. Driving the news: President Trump pushes the biggest changes to environmental law in 50 years, the world’s biggest investor is going big on…

Obama-Era EPA Chief Heads Group That Spearheaded Coal-Killing Regs

Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined an environmental group that was one of the chief lobbyists for former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. McCarthy announced her decision to lead the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Monday on…

As Fires Rage, Australia Sees Its Leader as Missing in Action – The New York Times

HASTINGS, Australia — The posters have popped up on streets around Australia, showing the prime minister looking very tropical: floral wreath on his head, ocean-blue shirt open at the collar. “MISSING,” they blared. “Your country is on fire.” The immediate…

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So You Want to Convince a Climate Change Skeptic – The New York Times

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Happy New Year! It’s 2020, and the forecast for this next decade is cloudy with an apprehension of doom. According to…

So You Want to Convince a Climate Change Skeptic – The New York Times

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Happy New Year! It’s 2020, and the forecast for this next decade is cloudy with an apprehension of doom. According to…