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PUBLIC OPINION: Poll: 64% disapprove of Trump’s climate change views

President Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.

Climate change: fracking may be doing more damage than we thought – Vox.com

As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within…

Most Americans support the Endangered Species Act — but that might not matter

The U.S. lost a variety of native wildlife in the 20th century, including birds such as (clockwise from top left) Carolina parakeets, dusky seaside sparrows and passenger pigeons. (Photo: James St. John [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,…

Europe’s Greens are on fire… and it’s not just because of the sweltering heat | James Dennison

As Europe suffers another summer of record-breaking heatwaves, it is worth reflecting on the group perhaps least happy to benefit from the soaring temperatures – Green parties across the continent, which are, however, in a better electoral position than ever….

Q&A: Want to do something about global warming? Talk about it with your family and friends – Los Angeles Time – Los Angeles Times

There’s the old saying that you should never discuss politics or religion in polite company. Nowadays, it seems climate change has joined that list. Barely more than a third of Americans broach the subject often or even occasionally, according to…

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Yes, climate marches are working

If you’re on
social media or watch the news, you may have noticed that protest marches seem
to have increased in incidence and popularity in this era of Trump. The President’s
political and personal actions have sent the opposition out on the streets,
including mass protests for issues from abortion to immigration to climate
change. Up until recently, social scientists believed that aggressive protests
alienated activists and pushed away potential supporters, but the massive
popularity of recent…

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Republicans’ climate change dilemma: Frank Luntz vs. Grover Norquist – Vox.com

The Republican Party is in a bind on climate change. On one hand, it has spent decades denying that global warming is a problem and is ideologically opposed to all the public policies — taxes, investments, and regulations — that…