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3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America

3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural AmericaFirst, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.

Trump Questionnaire Recalls Dark History Of Ideology Driven Science

Trump Questionnaire Recalls Dark History Of Ideology Driven SciencePresident-elect Trump has called global warming “bullshit” and a “Chinese hoax.” He has promised to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate treaty and to “bring back coal,” the world’s dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fuel.

Stacking Cabinet With Deniers, Trump Says 'Nobody Really Knows' on Climate

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Capping off a week that saw him nominate a known climate skeptic to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and put forth a fossil fuel CEO as potential secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump said in a Sunday interview that "nobody really knows" if climate change is real.

Should Oil Companies Like Exxon Be Forced To Disclose Climate Change Risks?

Should Oil Companies Like Exxon Be Forced To Disclose Climate Change Risks?Exxon Mobil announced on Oct. 28 that it may have to take the largest asset write-down in its history. The company said that 4.6 billion barrels of oil and gas assets – 20 percent of its current inventory of future prospects – may be too expensive to tap.

Why The Paris Climate Agreement May Lock In Warming For Centuries

Why The Paris Climate Agreement May Lock In Warming For CenturiesThe Paris climate agreement set a “safe” global warming limit of below 2℃, aiming below 1.5℃ by 2100. The world has already warmed about a degree since the Industrial Revolution, and on our current emissions trajectory we will likely breach these limits within decades.

What Are The Three Main Tactics Of Climate Denial?

Here Are The Three Main Tactics Of Climate DenialThe recently elected One Nation senator from Queensland, Malcolm Roberts, fervently rejects the established scientific fact that human greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change, invoking a fairly familiar trope of paranoid theories to propound this belief.

Do Climate Disaster Movies Hurt The Climate Cause?

Do Climate Disaster Movies Hurt The Climate Cause?Given that 2016 is expected to be the hottest year on record, with several months that not only surpassed old heat records but did so by increasingly large margins, it stands to reason climate change should be an issue we as a nation are rushing to address.