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Climate Change

The Real News reports on climate change and global warming


Climate Catastrophe Is Here: 2016 Hottest Year on Record
Dr. Michael Mann emphasizes says we are already seeing global impacts; within one to two decades we are on track for an iceless Arctic

  March 26, 2017

Defending the Climate in the Age of Trump
Centre for Sustainable Economy's Ted Gleichman says we need to see the fossil fuel industry as a rogue industry that can no longer be considered just another normal part of the economy

  March 25, 2017

Massive Cuts to EPA Threaten Communities Already Suffering From Pollution, Climate Change
NAACP's Jacqui Patteron says existing protections we weren't sufficiently providing safeguards for communities that have been affected by recent water crises, which demonstrates the need for stronger regulations rather than rolling them back

  March 22, 2017

Trump Fills the Swamp with Fossil Fuel Lobbyists
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says federal agencies are now being staffed by advocates of clean coal, expanded fossil fuel drilling, and hunting of endangered animals

  March 15, 2017

Climate Scientist Slams Pruitt for Distorting Science of Global Warming
Dr. Alan Robock responds to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's comments on carbon dioxide and explains CO2's role in the warming of the atmosphere

  March 14, 2017

Planet Will Burn Before Corporate Media Covers Climate Change as Existential Threat
Paul Jay says that the elites and their corporate media are not dealing with the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves because they think they will be ok and live by the philosophy of 'to hell with what comes tomorrow'

  March 11, 2017

Trump's EPA Cuts Would Gut Programs for Hazardous Waste Cleanup
The administration's attacks on environmental regulation will expose low-income communities of color to greater levels of pollution, says Environmental Integrity Project Executive Director Eric Schaeffer

  March 8, 2017

Climate Scientist: February Temperatures Consistent with Global Warming
Dr. Alan Robock says there's an increasing frequency of strong storms, droughts and flooding; more impacts on agriculture; and rising sea levels - but the situation is not irreversible

  March 5, 2017

Trump Seeks Ease on Restrictions for Polluting Drinking Water
Research shows regulations cause virtually no layoffs, says Environmental Integrity Project's Tom Pelton

  March 2, 2017

Ralph Nader on Trump's Speech to Congress
Ralph Nader tells Paul Jay that Trump's attack on the EPA and regulatory agencies will be a disaster

  March 1, 2017

Evidence Emerges of Tropical Parasites in Rural America
The Trump administration's attitude towards the EPA doesn't bode well for the fight to eliminate third world conditions right here in the United States, says Catherine Flowers of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise

  February 23, 2017

Court Rules Newly Confirmed EPA Head Must Release Thousands of Emails
Republicans pushed to confirm Scott Pruitt before his communications with fossil fuel companies could be made public, says Nick Surgey of the Center for Media & Democracy

  February 17, 2017

How U.S. States and Cities Can Take on Climate Change in Spite of Trump's Denialism
Daphne Wysham warns that a carbon tax plan proposed by Republican elder statesmen would roll back critically important environmental regulations

  February 10, 2017

Solar Created More Jobs in 2016 Than Oil, Gas and Coal Combined
Carbon Tracker Initiative's Luke Sussams says the dropping costs of renewable energy could see global demand for oil and coal peak by 2020

  February 10, 2017

Miami May Not Survive Climate-Driven Sea Level Rise
A trillion-dollar coastal property real estate bubble could burst as sea level rise begins to pose an imminent threat, says ClimateProgress.org's Joseph Romm

  February 9, 2017

EPA Employees Speak Out Against Pruitt and Trump's Anti-Science Agenda
Sierra Club's Jack Darin and PEER's Jeff Ruch say that the workers who toil in anonymity are now on the streets protesting against Trump's nominee and the threats to public and environmental health posed by the administration

  February 8, 2017

Trump Attacks Climate Science to Defend Interests of U.S. Capital
The revolt of Canadian scientists against former prime minister Stephen Harper can serve as a model for U.S. scientists facing Trump's attacks on climate research, says professor Chris Williams

  February 6, 2017

New Republican Strategy: Acknowledge Climate Change, Obscure Human Role
Professor Chris Williams says the definition of climate denial should not be limited to Republican's rejection of scientific fact; it should include the refusal to take the necessary course of action, as exemplified by the Obama presidency

  February 5, 2017

California Struggles with Groundwater Depletion Following End of Drought
Climate change will result in more rainfall and less snowfall, leading to flooding in the winter and shortages in the summer, says Pacific Institute's Heather Cooley

  February 3, 2017

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