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The Real News reports on climate change and global warming


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

  July 23, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Glaciers': The Impact of Glacier Retreat
About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies will likely be gone by 2100, says University of Colorado research scientist Twila Moon

  July 21, 2017

Big Oil Overturns Portland's Landmark Fossil Fuel Ban
Portland's first-of-its-kind zoning ordinance, which banned new fossil fuel projects within city limits and prevented existing facilities from expanding, was overturned under pressure from the Western States Petroleum Association

  July 21, 2017

Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Cities At Risk
With the current rate of sea level rise roughly twice as fast as it was over the course of the 20th century, coastal cities should brace for more flooding, says climate policy scholar Robert Kopp

  July 20, 2017

Lancashire Community 'Put Their Bodies On the Line' to Protest UK Fracking Site
Anti-fracking activists have joined the local community in Lancashire for a 'rolling resistance' month of direct action protests, after the UK government overruled the local government's ban on fracking

  July 15, 2017

Massive Iceberg Breaks Free in Antarctica: How Worried Should We Be?
The iceberg, which is about the size of Delaware, is an important reminder that ice on Earth is changing--and not just in Antarctica, says Dr. Twila Moon, a glacial expert with the National Snow and Ice Data Center

  July 13, 2017

World's Largest Tuna Company Commits to Major Fishing Reforms
Greenpeace USA's Ocean Director John Hocevar discusses the success of an intense two-year campaign to reform Thai Union's fishing practices, and what the big victory means for oceans on the brink of collapse

  July 11, 2017

Has the Environmental Movement Failed? A Conversation with Dr. David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki discusses the environmental movement's failure to sustain its victories and the vision that will be needed to ensure public support for environmental protection

  July 10, 2017

David Suzuki: Independent Media Like The Real News are Vital in the Battle Against Climate Change
Stay tuned for the full interview with renowned environmental activist David Suzuki, coming Monday

  July 7, 2017

Court Orders Trump's EPA to Enforce Obama-Era Methane Rules
The NRDC's David Doniger says the court ruling is a setback for EPA head Scott Pruitt's efforts to deregulate the fossil fuel industry

  July 6, 2017

Estimates of Sea Level Rise by 2100 Have Tripled in the Past Few Years
Environmental activist Peter Sinclair examines the growing threat of sea level rise

  June 26, 2017

Coastal Cities Unprepared for Major Floods As Sea Levels Rise
The Trump Administration is making it even harder for coastal cities to defend themselves against increased flooding brought about by climate change, says Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University

  June 20, 2017

Pruitt Reorients the Purpose of the EPA
Scott Pruitt, Trump's director of the Environmental Protection Agency, presents massive budget cuts to the agency, which will reorient the EPA's purpose, explains Janet Redman of Oil Change International

  June 19, 2017

The Need for a Sense of Urgency About War and the Climate Crisis: Katie Halper Interviews Paul Jay
The host of the Katie Halper Show and Paul Jay discuss Trump's plans for confrontation with Iran and the existential threat of the climate crisis

  June 19, 2017

Trump's Corporate-Funded Climate Study Gets It Wrong
Trump claims that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement would cost "a vast fortune" and eliminate millions of American jobs-but his data is skewed, says Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog

  June 13, 2017

Sea Level Rise due to Global Warming Threatens Vancouver
Deborah Carlson of WCEL explains the consequences of sea level rise for Vancouver and what local actions are being taken to counter the threat

  June 12, 2017

Trump's Proposed Sale of Petroleum Reserves Will Benefit Oil Companies
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says that oil companies are pushing for a sell-off or privatization of the strategic petroleum reserves, from which they would benefit

  June 11, 2017

National Day of Action Against Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal
Sierra Club's Michael Brune and 350.org's Thanu Yakupitiyage discuss how states, cities and the private sector are stepping up in response to the President's regressive environmental policies

  June 9, 2017

Trump's Energy Policies Attack Vulnerable Communities
Our expert panel discusses the fallout from the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and examines how deregulation limits opportunities for job growth

  June 7, 2017

Trump Pulls Out of the Paris Climate Accord
Daphne Wysham, director of the climate and energy program at the Center for Sustainable Economy, joins Sharmini Peries to talk about the ramifications of the US pulling out of the Paris accord

  June 1, 2017

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