Category Archives: Climate Change Politics

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – By Nathaniel Rich Photographs and Videos by George Steinmetz – NYT

Amazing, heartbreaking. Caution: intelligent people should be warned that this story might cause depression and despair. The antidote, go see Al Gore’s second film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power. It is full of good news. By Nathaniel Rich Photographs and … Continue reading

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Opinion | A Prophet of Doom James Hanson Was Right About the Climate – by Justin Gillis – NYT

“June 23 turned out be a blistering day in Washington, and much of the nation was suffering through a drought and heat wave. Dr. Hansen took his seat in a Capitol Hill hearing room and laid out the scientific facts … Continue reading

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What Drove a Man to Set Himself on Fire in Brooklyn? – By Annie Correal -NYT

It is impossible to know all the reasons a person commits suicide. Mr. Buckel suggested one: He was trying to call attention to pollution and global warming. “My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves,” … Continue reading

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Opinion | Do Pipelines Really Create Lots of Jobs? – by Jacques Leslie – NYT

The right way to assess the worthiness of energy projects has nothing to do with counting jobs, Mr. Borenstein added. It involves doing cost-benefit analyses that include both the projects’ direct costs — the sort of thing that investors base … Continue reading

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Opinion | Despairing on Earth Day? Read This – by Richard Conniff – NYT

Before the environmental activist and gay rights lawyer David Buckel set himself afire in Prospect Park in Brooklyn on April 14, he wrote a letter explaining that he had chosen his “early death by fossil fuel” as an act of … Continue reading

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Opinion | Earth, Wind and Liars – by Paul Krugman – NYT

“. . . . .  In the long run, these tactics probably won’t stop the transition to renewable energy, and even the villains of this story probably realize that. Their goal is, instead, to slow things down, so they can … Continue reading

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At U.N. Climate Conference- Treading Lightly Around the Americans – The New York Times

Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter. BONN, Germany — If world leaders are angry at the United States for rejecting the Paris climate change agreement, … Continue reading

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Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals – The New York Times

By BRAD PLUMER and NADJA POPOVICH NOV. 6, 2017 “Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead. On Monday, the latest round … Continue reading

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Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks – The New York Times

BONN, Germany — The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions.The forum … Continue reading

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Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners. – The New York Times

“Climate change remains a polarizing topic in the nation’s capital, and FEMA is caught in the middle. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office warned that rising sea levels and heavier downpours fueled by global warming could increase flooding … Continue reading

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