Major oil companies have spent $1 billion on climate lobbying that is “overwhelmingly in conflict” with the Paris Agreement, according to one new report. And another report reveals oil execs laughing about their newfound access within the Trump administration.
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The Green New Deal is expected to come to a vote on the Senate floor this week, but the GOP is working on its own “legislative response” to addressing climate change, according to a new report.
Climate change Stories March 21
U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced his own climate change plan today in the hopes of attracting bipartisan support, including those in the GOP reluctant to embrace any sort of climate plan.
Climate change Stories March 20
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler appeared on CBS for the first network interview since his confirmation, and while he acknowledged the human contribution to climate change, he also said most threats are “50 to 75 years out.”
Climate change Stories March 19
Climate change could cause the U.K. to face a water shortage in 20 to 25 years, according to an environmental official who referred to water demand surpassing supply as the “jaws of death.”
Climate change Stories March 15
Young people around the world are skipping school today to protest a lack of action on climate change. Pictures and videos of the protests are rolling in from across the globe.
Climate change Stories March 14
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
On Friday, March 15, thousands of protests are planned across the globe with young people skipping school to protest against environmental inaction by their governments. This event is being organized by Fridays for Future globally and by US Youth Climate Strike in the US.
While the Global Climate Strike’s main day of protest is this Friday, March 15th, many protests are scheduled to continue occurring weekly or monthly (you can find them color-coded by frequency on this map). Global youth intend to broadcast their exhortation to climate action to the people in charge of our planet’s future, until governments act in a suitably strong manner to fix this urgent problem.
Climate change Stories March 13
New reports from the UN paint a bleak picture on the state of the environment, warning that “damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken.” And for the Arctic, some measures may already be too late.
Climate change Stories March 12
Donald Trump quoted climate change denier Patrick Moore and his views in a tweet today. Trump also referred to Moore as a “co-founder of Greenpeace,” which the organization immediately disputed.