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Trump’s pick to chair new climate panel once said CO2 has been maligned like “Jews under Hitler”

The Pentagon and several federal agencies have repeatedly warned over the years that climate change is a threat to national security. Yet the White House is reportedly convening a panel to question it anew.


White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.


How the Next President Could Declare a National Emergency Over Climate Change

On Friday, President Trump tossed precedent out the window and declared a national emergency to pay for an unneeded border wall he previously promised Mexico would pay for. His declaration isn’t just setting up a massive court battle. It also opens the door to imagining how a Democratic president co


Teachers to join climate protests to demand curriculum reform

Teachers will follow on the heels of striking students on Friday with a protest to demand the national curriculum be reformed to make the climate and ecological crisis an educational priority.


The Uninhabitable Earth Wants You to Panic Over Climate Change

The first time climate change hit home for me, I was at the top of a ski run. I don’t recall the exact date or even the exact mountain I was on (hell, maybe it was a dream), but I remember looking down the slope of untracked powder and wondering how long it would be there. It stuck with me, and my l


Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.


White House climate change panel to include man who touted emissions

The White House is planning to assess how climate change impacts national security and will involve a prominent doubter of the scientific consensus that manmade warming is putting the US at risk.


Australian headlines are designed to to scare people into not acting on climate change

Whenever Australia starts to have a serious conversation about addressing climate change headlines appear in newspapers of an economic apocalypse. This happened again in the Australian based on work by a long-standing economic modeller of climate policy, Brian Fisher.


Jay Inslee, potential 2020 contender, on climate: 'We need to blow the bugle'

The US stands virtually alone in the world in having a leader who openly dismisses the reality of climate change. But amid growing concern among Americans about the overheating planet, one potential 2020 presidential candidate is aiming to hoist climate to the top of the agenda.


Glencore pressured to withdraw from new coalmines to prove climate change commitment

Green groups say Australia’s biggest coal producer Glencore should commit to withdrawing from new coalmining projects if it is serious about aligning its business with the goals of the Paris agreement.


White House Panel Will Study Whether Climate Change Is a National Security Threat. It Includes a Climate Denialist.

WASHINGTON — President Trump is preparing to establish a panel to examine whether climate change affects national security, despite existing reports from his own government showing that global warming is a growing threat.


Hurricanes Create Natural Climate Change Labs in Puerto Rico

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico — The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather.


Climate change: Death of the 'grandfather of climate science'

Wallace Broecker, the US climate scientist who helped popularise the term "global warming" has died in New York at the age of 87. Prof Broecker was among the first to connect emissions of CO2 to rising temperatures back in the 1970s.


Australian rodent marks first climate change extinction, scientists say

An Australian rodent that lived near the Great Barrier Reef has been officially declared extinct, making it the first known mammal killed off by climate change, according to researchers.


Here's how many trees it would take to cancel out climate change

Trees are the Earth's way of soaking up our carbon. If you wanted to plant enough new trees to absorb all the carbon people emit, guess how many you'd have to plant. Go ahead, guess.


Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

Dr. Wallace S. Broecker, one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about climate change and the researcher who popularized the term “global warming,” died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 87.


The Democratic Party is getting less white, more educated -- and significantly more liberal

(CNN) — The early days of the 2020 presidential primary have shown the Democratic Party is in flux and having a robust debate about what its future will look like. And while that debate is centered on progressive policies like "Medicare-for-all," the Green New Deal and how much to tax the rich, it's


AOC's disastrous 'Green New Deal' is jeopardizing bipartisan attempts to actually help our environment

All it took for the entire Democratic Party to lurch to the left was less than 5,000 votes in New York City – the margin of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., primary victory. Since her election, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has proven time and again that she’s not done moving the Democrats all the way


Scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized term 'global warming' dies at 87

A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term “global warming” has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital, according to a spokesman for the university's Lamont-Doherty


Murray-Darling authority promises to upgrade climate science after criticism

In the wake of mass fish kills in the Menindee Lakes in January and scorching criticism of its stewardship of the Murray-Darling Basin, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced that it will upgrade its scientific work on climate change and the river system.