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Fact check: Antarctic ice sheet mass study shows global warming – USA TODAY

The claim: NASA Antarctic ice sheet study shows global warming is a ‘con’ A Jan. 31 Facebook post features a link to a 2015 NASA press release announcing research that concluded the Antarctic ice sheet gained ice between 1992 and 2008. …

Biden energy secretary defends praising China on climate change spending in fiery hearing exchange – Fox News

President Biden’s secretary of energy had an intense back-and-forth during a House Appropriations Subcommittee meeting on Friday.  Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm defended her previous comments praising China’s environmental policy under interrogation by Chief Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler.  “Secretary,…

Calif. Senate Passes Bill To Punish Oil Companies For High Pump Prices

A first-in-the-nation bill to punish oil companies for profiting from price spikes at the pump breezed through the California Senate on Thursday at the urging of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, the first major vote in an effort to pass the…

Tiny island nation of Vanuatu to take climate change to the Hague – Axios

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios The small Pacific island country of Vanuatu is poised to gain UN approval to seek an unprecedented legal opinion on what obligation countries have to combat climate change. Why it matters: Vanuatu’s resolution would give the International…

Media Parrot IPCC’s Warning Earth Mustn’t Pass 1.5°C Threshold. It Already Did

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the final part of its sixth assessment report (AR6) on Monday, March 20. Predictably, the media rushed to repeat the claims made in the report with their own scary, woefully overwrought, headlines. Here is…

Seemingly ambitious Defra hedgerow targets actually due to typo

The UK environment secretary, Thérèse Coffey, has disappointed campaigners after revealing that an ambitious hedgerow plan for England was in fact a typographical error. At the end of January, environment groups were delighted when Coffey revealed the government’s Environmental Improvement…

Top lawyers defy bar to declare they will not prosecute peaceful climate protesters

Leading barristers have defied bar rules by signing a declaration saying they will not prosecute peaceful climate protesters or act for companies pursuing fossil fuel projects. They are among more than 120 mostly English lawyers who have signed a declaration…

Why I’m joining more than 100 lawyers in refusing to prosecute climate protesters | Jolyon Maugham

The cab rank rule expresses a beautiful idea: that access to the law – society’s great leveller – is for everyone, whoever they are and whatever they are said to have done. The rule remembers that for a lawyer to…

Fossil fuel firms should be charged with homicide for climate change deaths, legal experts argue – Euronews

Should fossil fuel companies face homicide charges for their contributions to climate change? That’s the question explored in a paper set to be published in the Harvard Environmental Law Review next year. Oil and gas companies have faced a wave…

In Held v. Montana, Young People Sue Montana Over Use of Fossil Fuels – The New York Times

Sixteen young Montanans have sued their state, arguing that its support of fossil fuels violates the state Constitution. KALISPELL, Mont. — Badge and Lander Busse tromped into the forest behind their house on a snowy Sunday in March, their three…

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