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Trump's UN ambassador pick said she supports "both sides" of climate science

Kelly Knight Craft, the current U.S. ambassador to Canada and President Trump's nominee for ambassador to the UN, endorsed "both sides of the science" when asked about climate change in a 2017 interview with CBC Politics.

AXIOS.COM

Kelly Knight Craft, Trump's Pick for UN Ambassador, Once Said She Believed 'Both Sides' of Climate Change

President Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate Kelly Knight Craft to fill the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The president tweeted the announcement Friday, adding that Craft “has done an outstanding job representing our Nation and I have no doubt that, under her leadershi

GIZMODO

Dianne Feinstein's climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

(CNN)Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office.

CNN

Labor won't prejudge Adani as it could harm future decisions, Tony Burke says

Tony Burke says he has always been sceptical about whether the law has been followed in relation to previous environmental approvals for the controversial Adani coal project in Queensland.

THE GUARDIAN

Australian mammal becomes first to go extinct due to climate change

(CNN) — A small brown rat which lived on a tiny island off northern Australia is the world’s first mammal known to have become extinct due to “human-induced climate change,” the government says.

FOX17

The Pathetic New Tactic of Climate Change Deniers

Rod Liddle (Lorenzo Dalberto / Alamy Stock Photo) Rod Liddle used his column in the Sunday Times last weekend to rinse his teenage daughter. A day after protesting against inaction on climate change, along with hundreds of thousands of other school kids participating in the Fridays for Future moveme

VICE

The 3 Big Things That People Misunderstand About Climate Change

The year is 2100. The United States has been devastated by climate change. Super-powerful hurricanes regularly ravage coastal cities. Wildfires have overrun Los Angeles several times over. And it is dangerous to go outside on some summer days—children and the elderly risk being broiled alive.

THE ATLANTIC

Report: Trump Wants Guy Who Compared Climate Science to the Holocaust to Head Climate Panel

Donald Trump’s administration is assembling a panel to determine whether climate change—which scientific experts broadly agree poses an existential threat to the safety and well-being of the world’s population and is caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases—is really a threat to national securi

GIZMODO

Feinstein knows Green New Deal is an impossible dream – Gives students lesson in reality

When you find yourself further to the left than uber-liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., you know you’ve left common sense and reality far behind and gone way, way off the deep end and entered Fantasy Land.

FOX NEWS

Report: Grand Jury Hearing Evidence That Ryan Zinke Lied to Federal Investigators

Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke—who used to be one of the nation’s top environmental officials until he resigned last year amid a slew of ethics scandals and investigations—has apparently failed to leave his troubles behind with his backwards ranger hat.

GIZMODO

2020 Democrats’ progressive gamble is about to get real

Democrats’ embrace of sweeping progressive ideas like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal is about to get its first reality check on Capitol Hill — as both parties make huge bets about which message will sway voters in 2020.

POLITICO

Cuomo: ‘Too early’ to tell if Ocasio-Cortez will help New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Friday it was “too early” to tell if progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will help the Empire State in Congress.

THE HILL

Green New Deal critics are missing the bigger picture.

Earlier this month, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced a Green New Deal resolution laying out an ambitious set of goals and principles aimed at transforming and decarbonizing the US economy.

VOX

Trump’s pick to chair new climate panel once said CO2 has been maligned like “Jews under Hitler”

The Pentagon and several federal agencies have repeatedly warned over the years that climate change is a threat to national security. Yet the White House is reportedly convening a panel to question it anew.

VOX

As 2020 candidates turn left, some Democrats worry about the center

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal Democratic presidential contenders’ rush to embrace the left’s most ambitious proposals has some Democrats worried there could be a price to pay when they try to defeat President Donald Trump next year.

REUTERS

White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

REUTERS

Climate Change Doubter Is Leading Effort to Advise President Trump on Climate Security

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

TIME

How the Next President Could Declare a National Emergency Over Climate Change

On Friday, President Trump tossed precedent out the window and declared a national emergency to pay for an unneeded border wall he previously promised Mexico would pay for. His declaration isn’t just setting up a massive court battle. It also opens the door to imagining how a Democratic president co

GIZMODO

Trump's climate expert is wrong: The world's plants don't need more CO2

Plants on Earth have flourished for hundreds of millions of years, yet President Donald Trump's pick to lead his new climate team insists that they need more carbon dioxide to thrive.

MASHABLE

Civilization Has Helped Me Feel Slightly Less Terrible About Climate Change

A large part of my day involves sitting on Twitter watching news break, and so a large part of my day is spent surrounded by people justifiably freaking out over climate change news. It’s depressing as hell, but help has come in the last month from the most unlikely of places: Civilization VI.

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