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Will We Be Able to Reverse Trump’s Climate Damage?

Will We Be Able to Reverse Trump’s Climate Damage?

By Hannah Murphy When he talks about the Trump administration, David Doniger likes to say: “Imagine where we’d be if they knew what they were doing.” The climate lawyer and senior advisor to the NRDC Action Fund spends his days defending the environment from the U.S. government, and for the past three and a half […]

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    Vote as if the Climate and the Future of Humanity Depend on It—Because They Do

    Vote as if the Climate and the Future of Humanity Depend on It—Because They Do

    By Bill McKibben To understand the planetary importance of this autumn’s presidential election, check the calendar. Voting ends on November 3—and by a fluke of timing, on the morning of November 4 the United States is scheduled to pull out of the Paris Agreement. President Trump announced that we would abrogate our Paris commitments during […]

    Guardian/Vice Poll Finds Most 2020 Voters Strongly Favor Climate Action

    Guardian/Vice Poll Finds Most 2020 Voters Strongly Favor Climate Action

    By Oliver Milman The climate crisis is set to be a significant factor in a U.S. presidential election for the first time, with new polling showing a clear majority of American voters want decisive action to deal with the threats posed by global heating. Seven in 10 voters support government action to address climate change, […]

    One Billion People May Become Climate Refugees By 2050

    One Billion People May Become Climate Refugees By 2050

    By Maria Trimarchi and Sarah Gleim If all the glaciers and ice caps on the planet melted, global sea level would rise by about 230 feet. That amount of water would flood nearly every coastal city around the world [source: U.S. Geological Survey]. Rising temperatures, melting arctic ice, drought, desertification and other catastrophic effects of […]

    Want the Youth Vote? Prioritize Climate Change

    Want the Youth Vote? Prioritize Climate Change

    By Jacob Wallace This story is published as part of StudentNation’s “Vision 2020: Election Stories From the Next Generation” reports from young journalists that center the concerns of diverse young voters. In this project, working with Dr. Sherri Williams, we recruited young journalists from different backgrounds to develop story ideas and reporting about their peers’ […]

    Student Climate Protesters Urge Their Universities to Go Carbon Neutral

    Student Climate Protesters Urge Their Universities to Go Carbon Neutral

    By Alexandra Villarreal As West coast wildfires color the skies dystopian red and orange and an aggressive hurricane season batters the U.S. Gulf coast, college students are demanding their schools take bold action to address the climate crisis. Caitlyn Daas is among them. The senior at Appalachian State University and organizer with the Appalachian Climate […]