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POLITICS: Ore. debacle spotlights enduring divisions on climate

Climate hawks have racked up a string of unprecedented victories in states this year. But the apparent defeat of carbon cap-and-trade legislation in Oregon reveals persistent deep divisions on climate, mostly along party lines.

Terrorizing Children With Scary Climate Stories A Loathsome Deceit

Nancy Pelosi shamelessly accuses President Trump of “scaring the children” with talk of deporting illegal migrants who have committed crimes, received due process, and evaded deportation orders. Pelosi is infamous for using children as pawns in her gutter politics. Her…

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POLITICS: Inside economists’ decadeslong slog on carbon taxes

The idea of taxing carbon emissions has wide support among think tanks and activists, but carbon pricing has few concrete wins on Capitol Hill. Despite the unprecedented attention now being paid to climate change, the idea is still struggling to build momentum.

Guest blog – The Time is Now by Patrick Killoran

Patrick works for Green Alliance as the policy assistant for the Greener UK Unit. Greener UK is a group of 14 major environmental organisations, with a combined public membership of over 8 million, united in the belief that leaving the…

Watch Pence pack 2 lies about the environment into a 20-second clip – Vox.com

Vice President Mike Pence once described global warming as “a myth,” so his refusal to acknowledge climate change as a threat to the United States during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday wasn’t shocking. But what was somewhat…

‘Our Small Towns Are Toppling Like Dominoes’: Why We Should Cut Some Farmers a Check – The New York Times

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises…

What if We Paid Farmers to Fight Global Warming? – The New York Times

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises…

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POLITICS: How a climate critic landed in the White House

At the dawn of the Trump era, a Princeton University physicist stood on a stage at the Heritage Foundation and turned a recitation of a poem by Robert Burns into a screed against Al Gore. That same physicist is now trying to orchestrate a negative review of climate science within the White House.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #25

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #25 In 1982, Exxon accurately predicted global warming New Research for Week #24, 2019 Ocean advocates are increasingly concerned about climate change 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change &…