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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
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The U.S. ranks alongside Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Ukraine as “critically insufficient” in terms of meeting the Paris Agreement’s baseline goals, according to Climate Action Tracker, a Berlin-based project that monitors national emission plans. Canada, China and Japan are listed as “highly insufficient.” Even the peaceful mountain kingdom of Bhutan, whose forests already absorb three times more carbon dioxide than its 700,000 citizens produce yet still pledged to plant more trees and use more electric vehicles, ranks only as “compatible.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Paris Pullout Made The U.S. A Climate ‘Pariah.’ But It’s Not The Only Nation Failing.