Covering Climate Now

California Emission Standards Have Trump Admin Blowing Smoke

October 7, 2019

The Trump administration plans to remove the state’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those mandated by the federal government. TRNN’s Steve Horn says this could be an opportunity to discuss how to move past inadequate liberal environmental policy.

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Corporate Media Ignores Connection Between Militarism and Climate Change

September 26, 2019

Joe Jamison of the U.S. Peace Council explains that the Pentagon is one of the world’s worst polluters.

Cover of the September 24, 2019 IPCC report summary

Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report

September 26, 2019

The IPCC report concludes that unfettered climate change will cause glaciers to melt, destroy oceanic ecosystems, accelerate sea level rise, and wreak havoc on the earth. Despite all this, our guests say there still is hope.

‘Betrayal’: U.N. Climate Summit Falls Short of Greta Thunberg’s Demands

September 24, 2019

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg opened the summit with a damning message and a call for transformative policy—but world leaders didn’t deliver.

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Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis

September 24, 2019

Pink Floyd co-founder and activist Roger Waters speaks to the Real News at the People’s Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine in New York City.

Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC

Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC 

September 23, 2019

Monday morning’s commute was disrupted in the nation’s capital when activists blocked 22 intersections to demand action from leaders to address climate change.

Is Canada’s Government a Partner in America’s Crimes?

Is Canada’s Government a Partner in America’s Crimes?

September 23, 2019

Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report says Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal is far from the worst of his offenses.

Changing the Narrative on Climate Change

Changing the Narrative on Climate Change

September 23, 2019

At the first Designing A Green New Deal conference, essayist Mary Annaïse Heglar explains the role of storytelling and emotion in the fight for climate justice

As Indigenous Peoples Protest, California Approves Global Cap-And-Trade Plan

As Indigenous Peoples Protest, California Approves Global Cap-And-Trade Plan

September 23, 2019

Over 100 people testified at a hearing lasting over seven hours on the Tropical Forest Standard, a plan to extend California’s cap-and-trade program to global tropical forests. Critics call it a false solution to the climate crisis.

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

September 20, 2019

Organizers say this was the largest youth-led demonstration in history. TRNN spoke to demonstrators in New York and Baltimore