Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | How 18 Democratic Candidates Responded to a Climate Policy Survey Advertisement Supported by ByThe New York Times April 18, 2019 The New York Times asked all 18 declared Democratic presidential candidates for their views on a number of policy options related to climate change. [Read the article here.] The candidates unanimously supported recommitting to the Paris Agreement, restoring President Barack Obama’s environmental regulations and increasing funding for clean-energy research. But their responses diverged on five other potential policies: increasing the United States’ emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement; setting a national renewable energy standard; putting a price on carbon; enacting new regulations beyond Mr. Obama’s; and expanding the use of nuclear … [Read more...] about How 18 Democratic Candidates Responded to a Climate Policy Survey
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Since the National Climate Assessment dropped on Black Friday, members of the Trump administration have inaccurately attacked the report for lacking transparency and factual basis, and for focusing on an “extreme” climate scenario. The EPA has also suggested — without evidence — that the Obama administration “pushed” the “worst-case scenario.” The report — which is the product of 13 federal agencies and more than 300 governmental and non-governmental experts — is legally required to be produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, or USGCRP, which issued its first assessment in 2000. It details how climate change is already affecting the country, from increased temperatures and flooding to more frequent hurricanes and large wildfires. It also looks at potential future consequences on the environment, infrastructure, human health and the economy. President Donald Trump has largely dismissed the report. When … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Distorts the Facts On Climate Report
Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney, The Washington Post Published 10:48 am PST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 A worker unloads a bowl of charcoal onto a wire mesh filter at a coal wholesale market in Mumbai, India. A worker unloads a bowl of charcoal onto a wire mesh filter at a coal wholesale market in Mumbai, India. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Dhiraj Singh Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Dhiraj Singh Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 A worker unloads a bowl of charcoal onto a wire mesh filter at a coal wholesale market in Mumbai, India. A worker unloads a bowl of charcoal onto a wire mesh filter at a coal wholesale market in Mumbai, India. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Dhiraj Singh 'We are in trouble.' Global carbon … [Read more...] about ‘We are in trouble.’ Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018.
Holding global warming to a critical limit would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," says a key report from the global scientific authority on climate change.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released Monday at the 48th Session of the IPCC in Incheon, South Korea.It focuses on the impacts of global warming reaching 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The planet is already two-thirds of the way there, with global temperatures having warmed about 1 degree C.According to the report, the planet will reach this crucial threshold as early as 2030 based on our current levels of greenhouse gas emissions -- and avoiding going even higher will require significant action in the next few years.Global net emissions of carbon dioxide would need to fall by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 and reach "net zero" around 2050 in order to keep the warming around 1.5 degrees Celsius.Lowering … [Read more...] about Earth has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by News Analysis ByDavid E. Sanger Sept. 16, 2018 WASHINGTON — For seven years, Kim Jong-un has pursued an in-your-face strategy for building his nuclear arsenal: detonating blasts underground and firing missiles into the sky, all to send the message that his country’s nuclear buildup is irreversible. Now he appears to be changing his approach, current and former American intelligence officials say, tailoring it to his reading of the man he met for a few hours three months ago in Singapore: President Trump. North Korea is making nuclear fuel and building weapons as actively as ever, the publicly available evidence suggests. But he now appears to be borrowing a page from Israel, Pakistan and India: He is keeping quiet about it, conducting no public nuclear demonstrations and … [Read more...] about North Korea’s Trump-Era Strategy: Keep Making A-Bombs, but Quietly