Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: Paris Agreement

House passes Climate Action Now bill in first major climate change...

Three Republicans voted with House Democrats to approve the Climate Action Now bill – the first major climate change legislation in a decade.

5 things to know before next week’s critical UN climate talks

You can participate, too. Climate change is not some far-away phenomenon, it is here now and impacts people around the globe everyday.

Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to help US meet Paris Climate...

"America made a commitment, and as an American, if the government's not going to do it we all have responsibility."

A year of Resistance – and why I’m hopeful for 2018

Americans from all walks of life are now awake to the threats this administration poses to our democracy, our health, our climate and basic human rights.

France becomes first country to ban fracking and oil production

The plan is part of France’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement, and their larger plan of weaning the French economy from fossil fuels.

World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas exploration

“It is hard to overstate the significance of this historic announcement by the World Bank.”

There was progress at the Global Climate Summit. Now urgent action...

To create a climate-safe world doesn't simply require impressive targets for the next two decades – it requires urgent action in the next two years.

Trump’s climate COP-out and the movement it has unleashed

The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a catastrophe, but it has inspired a whirlwind of bottom-up climate activism.

‘We are still in’: Sen. Markey & US lawmakers stage anti-Trump...

“We’re here to tell the world that Donald Trump does not represent the majority view in our country, that overwhelmingly people do believe that the planet is dangerously warming and that human activity is causing it and that we have to do something about it.”

If Asia leads on climate, the world will follow

China and South Korea could be game changers on climate – and create a more peaceful region in the process.

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Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Texas judge convicted of bribery and obstruction

“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...

For-profit company makes $750 per day, per immigrant child yet maintains deplorable conditions

For $750 a day a child could stay in a suite at Trump's Washington hotel.