Category Archives: Climate Change Politics

Trump’s Folly – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“But what if we prepare for disruptive climate change and it doesn’t get as bad as feared? Where will we be? Well, we will have cleaner air to breathe, less childhood asthma, more innovative building materials and designs, and cleaner, … Continue reading

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California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change – The New York Times

“LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown flies to China next month … Continue reading

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China and India Make Big Strides on Climate Change – The New York Times

“Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective renewable … Continue reading

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Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change – by Coral Davenport – NYT Oct 2014

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.…

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Amazon Deforestation- Once Tamed- Comes Roaring Back – The New York Times

“A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. That resurgence, driven by the world’s growing … Continue reading

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The end of coal is near: China just scrapped 103 power plants – ScienceAlert

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“China has announced plans to cancel more than 100 coal plants currently in development, scrapping what would amount to a massive 120 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired electricity capacity if the plants were completed.For…

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Through climate change denial we’re ceding global leadership to China – LA Times

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“China is betting that clean energy and green technology will be what powers the global economy of the 21st century. “During the Marrakech talks, the official Xinhua News agency stated, “China is playing…

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We Don’t Need a ‘War’ on Climate Change, We Need a Revolution – The New York Times

This year is on track to become the hottest ever recorded, and a growing number of environmentalists are using a particular type of language in response. Some are calling for a huge “mobilization” to “combat” climate change. In an article … Continue reading

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On the Role of Chinese Religion in Environmental Protection – The New York Times

“Prasenjit Duara is one of the most original thinkers on culture and religion in Asia. A 66-year-old historian of China, he was born in Assam, India, and educated at the University of Delhi, the University of Chicago and Harvard. He … Continue reading

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What About the Planet? – by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

Our two major political parties are at odds on many issues, but nowhere is the gap bigger or more consequential than on climate.If Hillary Clinton wins, she will move forward with the Obama administration’s combination of domestic clean-energy policies and … Continue reading

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