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A ramble through some solutions for the Anthropocene
Ars Technica • Diana Gitig
Inside Trump's war on regulations
Politico • Nancy Cook
Australia will still support Paris climate deal if Trump pulls out, Frydenberg says
The Guardian • Gareth Hutchens
New advertising campaign targets lawmakers over votes for climate change policies
Los Angeles Times • Chris Megerian
Economic Inequality Is A Driver Of Climate Change
CleanTechnica • Guest Contributor
Solar Geoengineering Is Science’s Risky Plan B For Stopping Climate Change
CleanTechnica • Guest Contributor
What happens to Earth if US exits climate deal?
The Economic Times of India
A retreat from the Paris climate pact would imperil U.S. interests
The Hill • Gwynne Taraska, Opinion Contributor
“Resistance as daily existence”: One woman’s story as a climate scientist under Trump
Grist • Elizabeth Shogren
Planting trees can't counter carbon emissions: Bob McDonald
CBC Radio-Canada • Bob Mcdonald
 
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A ramble through some solutions for the Anthropocene
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To say that David Biello’s new book, The Unnatural World (Amazon US / Amazon UK), is not uplifting would be an understatement. Its upshot is that we have seriously f—ed up this planet, along with all of the organisms and ecosystems residing...
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Inside Trump's war on regulations
PoliticoNancy Cook
The chaos of Donald Trump’s first four months as president has overshadowed a series of actions that could reshape American life for decades — efforts to rewrite or wipe out regulations affecting everything from student loans and restaurant menus to internet privacy,...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Australia will still support Paris climate deal if Trump pulls out, Frydenberg says
The GuardianGareth Hutchens
The Turnbull government will support the Paris agreement on climate change regardless of whether or not the US president, Donald Trump, pulls out, the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, has signalled. Trump upset world leaders on the weekend by refusing, at the conclusion...
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Advertising Industry, Carbon Markets
New advertising campaign targets lawmakers over votes for climate change policies
Los Angeles TimesChris Megerian
A coalition of California businesses launched a new advertising campaign on Saturday to pressure lawmakers against enacting tighter policies on climate change and air pollution. The campaign includes online videos and television advertising that warn of higher costs for business and residents....
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Economic Inequality Is A Driver Of Climate Change
CleanTechnicaGuest Contributor
Originally published on Nexus Media. By Marlene Cimons A new report finds that the wider the gap between rich and poor, the more the environment suffers. We often talk about how climate change exacerbates social and economic inequality, but rarely do we...
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Cleantech, Climate Change
Solar Geoengineering Is Science’s Risky Plan B For Stopping Climate Change
CleanTechnicaGuest Contributor
Originally published on Nexus Media. By Marlene Cimons President Trump’s efforts to undermine U.S. climate action come at a critical time. While nations are making progress in the fight against global warming, carbon emissions are not falling quickly enough to maintain a...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
What happens to Earth if US exits climate deal?
The Economic Times of India
WASHINGTON: Earth is likely to hit more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the US pulls back from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. US President Donald Trump will...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
A retreat from the Paris climate pact would imperil U.S. interests
The HillGwynne Taraska, Opinion Contributor
The Trump administration is expected to soon decide whether the U.S. should remain in the Paris Agreement, a global pact to curb climate change that took effect last year. During his campaign, Trump famously said that he would “cancel’ the agreement. Meanwhile,...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
“Resistance as daily existence”: One woman’s story as a climate scientist under Trump
GristElizabeth Shogren
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The day after President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Jane Zelikova was “crying her eyes out” in her office at the U.S. Department...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
Planting trees can't counter carbon emissions: Bob McDonald
CBC Radio-CanadaBob Mcdonald
Bob McDonald is the host of CBC Radio's award-winning weekly science program, Quirks & Quarks. He is also a science commentator for CBC News Network and CBC TV's The National. He has received eight honorary degrees and is an Officer of the...
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