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.
This may be the year Americans in large numbers come to see — most literally — that containing modern wildfire has become something very like a war, not just in metaphor but in fact. We’ve become accustomed, even inured, to aerial footage of a woodsy subdivision wrecked by fire. Not so much the charred cars along a roadside outside Paradise, California, overrun by flame as fleeing residents jammed the route to safety. That’s an image we associate with military action in Syria, say, or Yemen, and to the fate of refugees very different from ourselves. There is cliché, almost, in those familiar TV dispatches from some town teetering before an advancing wall of fire, ultimately surviving with losses limited to a few blocks here and there. It’s entirely different when a city of 26,000 is torched off the map in a matter of hours. Not so long ago it was stirring to watch firefighters take to the air with loads of water and foam to hold the line against a … [Read more...] about Scenes from a battleground: California struggles in the new era of megafire