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Where Ellison’s original letter asked FEMA to identify whom it consulted in drafting its new strategic plan, Long only cited “FEMA employees and external stakeholders,” as well as comments submitted online. Long’s responses to follow-up questions only referred back to that answer, including a request that FEMA specifically identify “any scientists or climate experts” who contributed to the decision. … [Read more...] about FEMA’s Latest Excuse For Why It’s Ignoring Climate Change: It Forgot
Emails obtained by Times reporter Eric Lipton and shared Thursday on Twitter reveal that planning for the June dinner began a month earlier. EPA staffers were fully aware that Pell, a cardinal who is the Vatican’s third-ranking official, was at the time under investigation, but it appears they sought to cover up Pell’s attendance rather than alter Pruitt’s schedule, Lipton found. Pell was charged with sex crimes in Australia three weeks after the dinner. … [Read more...] about EPA Hid Scott Pruitt’s Dinner With Climate Denier Accused Of Child Sex Abuse
The prices in Vietnam fail to factor in the steep societal costs of increased coal burning. A 2015 Harvard University study found that 4,300 Vietnamese die prematurely each year as a result of coal pollution ― a figure that could increase to as much as 25,000 per year under a more aggressive coal buildup. … [Read more...] about Vietnam Is A Test For What Happens When The U.S. Abandons Climate Diplomacy
Höhne said Trump’s announcement that the U.S. was backing out of Paris has had little effect on other countries’ climate policies. The United Kingdom, despite considering relaxing environmental policies after exiting the European Union, is on track to lower emissions by 80 percent by 2050 and made headlines by going three days without burning coal for electricity in April. Russia remains the only country among the world’s 20 biggest economies that hasn’t ratified the Paris Agreement. (The deal required at least 55 countries representing 55 percent of global emissions to take the additional step of ratifying, or formally signing on, before the agreement could take effect. The U.S. was among the ratifying countries.) … [Read more...] about Trump’s Paris Pullout Made The U.S. A Climate ‘Pariah.’ But It’s Not The Only Nation Failing.