Category: politics

Will Washington State Voters Make History on C…

Will Washington State Voters Make History on Climate Change?: undefined

Living In A Warming World – Why we need to thi…

Living In A Warming World – Why we need to think about inequality and climate change together: undefined

EPA proposal to limit role of science in decis…

EPA proposal to limit role of science in decision-making met with alarm 

Democratic lawmakers joined scientists, health and environmental officials and activists on Tuesday in denouncing a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), backed by industry, that could limit dramatically what kind of science the agency considers when making regulations.

One lawmaker called the Trump administration proposal a “thinly veiled campaign to limit research” that “supports critical regulatory action”.

The Netherlands contemplates the world’s tough…

The Netherlands contemplates the world’s toughest climate law:

mindblowingscience:

Last week, a coalition of seven Dutch political parties unveiled a climate policy proposal that is breathtaking in its ambition. If it becomes law, it will codify the most stringent targets for greenhouse gas reductions of any country in the world.

There are still several steps between the proposal and passage, including debate in both houses of Parliament, and lawmakers may make changes. But given the broad political support — the parties involved control 113 of 150 seats in Parliament — it is widely expected to pass in something like its current form by late next summer.

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Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 tri…

Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100:

mindblowingscience:

Failure to meet the United Nations’ 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned.

Published today in Environmental Research Letters, a study led by the UK National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) found flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2 ºC above pre-industrial levels is missed.

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Tracking the battles for environmental justice…

Tracking the battles for environmental justice: here are the world’s top 10: undefined

Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean…

Hahahahaha…We’re doomed. 

Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise 

The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the Antarctic ice sheet.

Those are some of the skeptical assertions echoed by Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee yesterday. The lawmakers at times embraced research that questions mainstream climate science during a hearing on how technology can be used to address global warming.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Investors urge fossil fuel firms to shun Trump…

Investors urge fossil fuel firms to shun Trump’s Arctic drilling plans: undefined

Senate report: climate change is a clear and p…

Senate report: climate change is a clear and present danger to Australia’s security: undefined

Congress boosted spending on science and the e…

Congress boosted spending on science and the environment, even as Trump administration tried to cut:

Small victories are still worth celebrating but the US has a long way to go.