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Stephen Colbert Wants to Remind You: Trump Isn’t Normal

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The Green New Deal: Don't Trust Anyone Under Thirty

Criticism of the Green New Deal proposed by a number of Democratic politicians is widespread, a lot of it of the dog whistle variety (Socialism! Banning Beef!) which should be ignored as political theater–and not the good kind. But there are some points to be made especially regarding the underpinni


Rep. Brendan Boyle steps into radical territory by backing New Green Deal | Dom Giordano

I always thought that U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle was a guy with a great American success story and someone who embodied the Democratic Party’s mantra of fighting for the little guy without resorting to radical class warfare and utopian, socialist manifestos. So, when I saw Boyle fighting for position b


The War On Climate Change Won’t Be Won Quibbling Over The Green New Deal’s Costs

The Green New Deal unveiled last week by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is a powerful and ambitious statement. It’s more than just a delineation of the enormous changes that will be required to stave off the most cataclysmic impacts of climate warming. It offers


Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.


Meat Is a Big Climate Issue. What About Dairy?

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In Discussing Colorado River Drought Plan, Ducey Won't Say 'Climate Change'

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey steered away from the term "climate change" in order to garner political support for the state's Colorado River drought plan, he indicated Friday in an interview with a Pima Community College newspaper.


A Green New Deal is Technologically Possible. Its Political Prospects Are Another Question.

WASHINGTON — President Trump derided the Green New Deal as a “high school term paper that got a low mark.” Congressional Republicans mocked it as “zany.” Even Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House speaker, called the proposal a “green dream,” and some of the party’s 2020 candidates are starting to desc


Trump admin to Newsom: We’re coming for the high-speed rail money, pal

Gavin Newsom may want to keep the federal subsidies for California’s stunted high-speed rail project, but the Trump administration wants the cash back. After Newsom reset the project from a connection between the state’s two largest metropolises to a ten-figure project to connect two cities with a c


California governor calls rail funds cancellation 'political retribution' – live

The president’s war with the most populous state in the union, California, rattled on last night when the Department of Transportation announced plans to cancel $929m in federal grant funds for California’s high-speed rail project.


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.


Groundbreaking Scientist Who Popularized the Term ‘Global Warming’ Dies at 87

Wallace Broecker gave a lecture "Dealing With the CO2 Crisis" at Columbia University in 2013. Columbia University / YouTube screenshot. Wallace Broecker, the groundbreaking scientist responsible for popularizing the term "global warming," died in New York Monday at the age of 87.


The GOP grabs socialism as 2020 lifeline

For the first time since the midterms, Republicans find themselves playing offense as they push "socialism vs. freedom" as an opening 2020 message. Why it matters: Giddy House Republicans hope they can ride this message into 2020 — just as Dems seized their winning 2018 midterm message as soon as Ho


Republican backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by 'biofuel reset'

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel policy over the next three years, arguing the targeted range it included for annual ethanol consumption was too low, according to tw


U.K. children walk out of classrooms to demand action on climate change

LONDON — The year 2100 may be inconceivable to today’s lawmakers, but for children it’s a date within their lifetimes that is fueling anger and anxiety. Thousands of children chanting “Save our planet!” descended on Parliament Square in London Friday as part of a school strike movement that has swep


Amy Klobuchar doesn’t think America is ready for Medicare-for-all and free college yet

Amy Klobuchar isn’t here to join the progressive food fight. Klobuchar, a three-term Minnesota senator who recently announced her bid for the presidency, firmly cleared up where she stands on progressive policy priorities, including Medicare-for-all and free college, during a CNN town hall on Monday


White House Taps Climate Denier to Lead Climate Change and National Security Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Washington Post reported that the White House is assembling a “Presidential Committee on Climate Security” led by notable climate denier William Happer to tear down National Security Agencies’ assertions that climate change poses a national security threat.


The Green New Deal And The Cost of Virtue

A recent post looked at the dramatic tax hikes associated with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s (AOC) so-called “Green New Deal.” But tax hikes constitute only part of what needs to be said about this proposal. It contains so much ambition – on climate as well as social issues – that it will cost a bundle


Klobuchar opts for pragmatic approach in town hall

Sen. Amy Klobuchar placed herself firmly in the center lane of the Democratic primary on Monday, calling popular progressive policy platforms “aspirational,” and declining to fully commit to them.


Learning With: ‘Becoming Greta: “Invisible Girl” to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way’

On Feb. 15, thousands of students across Europe walked out of schools in a coordinated protest to demand action on climate change. These demonstrations were inspired by an unlikely role model: Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old activist, who has been cutting class weekly since September to stage sit-ins