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Sorry, Trump: Coal is going down, renewables are headed up

Here’s more evidence that Donald Trump’s 2016 promises to bring back coal jobs were a sham: A new report from the Trump administration predicts that the amount of coal production in the U.S. will keep dropping in coming years, while the percentage of energy coming from renewable sources will keep growing. In its monthly report […]

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Students are leading a worldwide climate strike on March 15. Grown-ups, take note.

Greta Thunberg is launching the same kind of movement to fight climate change that the kids from Parkland, Florida, inspired against gun violence after a mass shooting at their high school. And she’s aiming to do it on a global scale on March 15, asking students around the world to join a school strike to […]

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Green New Deal rollout renews battle over climate change in Congress

Nearly every week brings news of another scientific study about the devastating effects of climate change and the critical importance of doing something to counteract it. With their new majority in the House of Representatives, Democrats now have a way to bring the issue to the forefront, and they’re going big. Because they’re not going […]

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More and more Americans believe in #ClimateChange. When will lawmakers catch up?

Defying GOP denial, a growing number of Americans now say they believe that climate change is happening — and is affecting them personally. A new report says that 73 percent of Americans believe that the climate is changing, and 72 percent say that change is personally important to them. “The proportion of Americans who are […]

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Why we need a Green New Deal

No doubt you’ve heard about the climate action plan called the Green New Deal, a proposal that has a catchy name but has been short on specifics. No matter: You’re going to be hearing a lot more about it in the months to come. And it’s not a moment too soon. The Sunrise Movement , […]

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#ClimateChange report restates the obvious: Time is running out

A new report on climate change released (believe it or not) from the Trump administration delivers more bad news about what mankind is doing to the planet. Too bad we’ve heard it all before. But we need to start listening — and acting. The Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by Congress, was due to come […]

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Rising Arctic temperatures trigger new alarms about climate change

Higher temperatures during winters in the Arctic are more than just a temporary rise — they’re further signs of the warming of the Earth, and they’ll affect more than just polar bears. Last year’s temperatures in the Arctic were the warmest on record. “Of nearly three dozen different Arctic weather stations, 15 of them were […]

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The soaring cost of climate change, especially for the U.S.

A new study delivers more bad news about climate change: The U.S. is second only to India in experiencing the negative economic consequences of greenhouse gas emissions. The study projects the loss to be a whopping $250 billion a year in this country alone. The study, by researchers at the University of California at San […]

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Global heat wave another sign of #ClimateChange

You might have noticed that it’s been hot outside lately. Really hot. In early July, all-time heat records were set all over the world. The Algerian city of Ouargla set a new recorded high for the entire continent of Africa: 124.3 degrees Fahrenheit, or 51.3 degrees Celsius, on July 6. But that’s far from the only place […]

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More climate change victims: health and productivity

Despite what climate deniers say, we know the damage that is happening to our planet. But a new, comprehensive ongoing study looks at the devastating health effects of climate change and how global warming will harm people’s livelihoods in the years to come. Of course, the conclusions about health aren’t really new; they are just […]

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