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The Green New Deal Shows How Grand Climate Politics Can Be

If it’s hard to imagine the sweeping changes proposed in the “Green New Deal” actually happening, don’t blame the Green New Deal. It’s just that it has been so long since any politician suggested something so grand. The wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, and sea level rise that climate scientists have long ...

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Climate change reshaping how heat moves around globe

The Earth’s atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in the face of climate change. “The greenhouse effect and carbon dioxide aren’t the only issues to consider as the planet ...

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Google and Facebook Backed an Event Denying Climate Change

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have publicly acknowledged the dangers of global warming, but last week they all sponsored a conference that promoted climate change denial to young libertarians. All three tech companies were sponsors of ...

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More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation

Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. Specifically, an increased consumption of bioplastics in the following years is likely to generate ...

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Brazil Backs Out of Hosting 2019 Climate Change Meeting

Supported by Brazil Backs Out of Hosting 2019 Climate Change Meeting Image Illegal gold mines in the Brazilian Amazon, where deforestation is on the rise.CreditCreditMeridith Kohut for The New York Times By Ernesto Londoño and Lisa Friedman Nov. 28, 2018 RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil this week pulled out of ...

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A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President

Shhhh. Someone in the Federal government wants to keep a secret. Someone—though no one is saying who—does not want you to know that the Federal government is panicked about climate change. They should be. A new government report—1,600 pages, two and a half years of work, hundreds of authors, 13 ...

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IPCC Report: We Need Massive Change to Avoid Climate Hell

On Sunday night, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change dropped an urgent report on the state of global warming. Simply put: The laws of the physical universe say that we can keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the optimistic goal set out in the Paris ...

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Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes

Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes Image People trying to cool down in the Trocadero Fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.CreditLudovic Marin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Alissa J. Rubin Aug. 4, 2018 PARIS — In Northern Europe, this summer feels like a modern-day version ...

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