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Climate Change

The Real News reports on climate change and global warming


Puerto Rico Goes Dark After its Power is Stripped
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm, says Monxo Lopez, a professor at Hunter College

  September 22, 2017

After Maria 'Obliterates' Puerto Rico, Trump Pushes Dangerous Climate Policy
Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more disasters

  September 22, 2017

New Clean Energy & Jobs Campaigns Launches With Less Ambitious Goal
Some advocates question why a new green jobs proposal is only demanding 50% renewable energy by 2030

  September 20, 2017

Koch Brothers Fuel the GOP's War on Climate Science
Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey explains that the Koch brothers have used their enormous wealth to force Republicans to toe the line on climate change denial

  September 19, 2017

TRNN SPECIAL: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science
A documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music)

  September 14, 2017

Is the Military Prepared for Climate Crisis?
The effects of climate change will increase inequality and create conflicts across borders, while the U.S. military will to have to spend more money and resources on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  September 11, 2017

Humanity's 'Carbon Budget' is Smaller Than Generally Believed
Professor Michael Mann discusses a new study showing that the IPCC has underestimated global warming in the industrial era

  September 7, 2017

Are Irma-like Super Storms the 'New Normal'?
Distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann explains that a business-as-usual scenario will lead to increasingly devastating storms

  September 7, 2017

Texaco-Chevron in Ecuador: Benefitted from Dumping Oil Beyond Saving Money
A study of the Texaco-Chevron oil dumping case in Ecuador reveals that oil companies have an incentive to pollute that goes beyond saving money from oil dumping, explains Lindsay Ofrias, the study's author

  September 5, 2017

Michael Mann Responds to 'Uninhabitable Earth'
Leading climate scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting

  July 23, 2017

Biological Annihilation: Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Event is Under Way
Earth is entering its sixth mass extinction event, posing a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilization," says a new study co-authored by Professor Gerardo Ceballos at the University of Mexico

  August 1, 2017

Media Downplays Millions Affected by Climate Change-Linked Floods in Asia
Over 1200 people have been killed in rains that have inundated a third of Bangladesh along with portion of India, Nepal and Pakistan

  September 1, 2017

Houston Refinery Explosion Will Endanger Local Communities
As Harvey continues to devastates the Gulf Coast, some fear the worst is yet to come

  August 31, 2017

Climate Change Is Creating A New Urban Crisis
As storms hit the U.S. and South Asia, investigative journalist Christian Parenti says we have the laws and technology to protect humanity from climate disaster, but we need to rip away the veil of the 'free market'

  August 30, 2017

Texas Organizer: Harvey Disproportionately Affects Low-Income People of Color
While 'some of the city may return to normal, an entire different section just won't have that capacity,' says organizer Yvette Arellano

  August 30, 2017

Mainstream Media Misrepresents Hurricane Harvey's Climate Change Connection
It's 'extremely annoying when all of these extreme events occur, whether it's a wildfire or an extreme hurricane like this, and there's no mention of the fact that climate change has actually exacerbated the situation,' says Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research

  August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston as Scientists Warn of the Perils of Ignoring Climate Change
Millions face flooding as the nation's 4th largest city faces another week of rain

  August 28, 2017

Exxon Mobil Knew But Hid the Links Between Oil and Catastrophic Climate Change
Leading expert on the climate denier playbook, Naomi Oreskes, discusses her groundbreaking new study and larger story of disinformation and doubt about climate change that has been promoted in U.S. for almost three decades

  August 28, 2017

Sandy-Level Hurricanes May Occur Every Five Years Due to Climate Change
Leading climatologist Benjamin Horton talks about recent reports from NASA and NOAA showing increasingly higher global temperatures, and explains why the dangerous human-caused trend could spell disaster

  August 27, 2017

Progressive California Mayor Who Took On Big Oil Takes Movement Statewide
Two-term former Mayor of Richmond, California, who co-founded the Richmond Progressive Alliance, seeks to spread her success taking on big oil and fighting for progressive policies throughout the State of California.

  August 27, 2017

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