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Will the Democratic Party’s Climate Platform Address Injustice?

Will the Democratic Party’s Climate Platform Address Injustice?

By Judith Lewis Mernit For all its posturing on climate change, the Democratic Party has long been weak on the actual policies we need to save us from extinction. President Barack Obama promised his presidency would mark “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow,” and then embraced natural gas, a major […]

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    Climate Crisis Gets 16 Minutes at Ninth Democratic Primary Debate in Las Vegas

    Climate Crisis Gets 16 Minutes at Ninth Democratic Primary Debate in Las Vegas

    The climate crisis got its moment in the sun during the ninth Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas Wednesday. The six qualifying candidates discussed the issue for a full 16 minutes, Grist reported. The debate also marked the first time that a climate journalist was numbered among the moderators: Telemundo climate correspondent Vanessa Huac, who […]

    Trump Makes More Bizarre Claims About Wind Power

    Trump Makes More Bizarre Claims About Wind Power

    President Donald Trump doesn’t like wind power, and he wants everyone to know it. He fought and lost a legal battle to prevent a wind farm from going up near his golf course in Scotland and, in April, he claimed wind turbines caused cancer. Then, on Saturday, he lifted his lance to tilt at windmills […]

    Party With One of the Least Ambitious Climate Plans Wins UK Election

    Party With One of the Least Ambitious Climate Plans Wins UK Election

    The Conservative Party emerged victorious in Thursday’s UK elections with a majority of 78 seats in the House of Commons, its largest majority since 1987, as BBC News reported. With one seat left to count, the Conservatives now have 364 seats, the Labour Party has 203, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has 48, the Liberal […]

    Europe Rolls out Its Own Green Deal

    Europe Rolls out Its Own Green Deal

    The European Commission introduced a plan to overhaul the bloc’s economy to more sustainable, climate-conscious policies and infrastructure, with the goal of being carbon-neutral by 2050, according to CNBC. The proposal, dubbed the “European Green Deal,” seems to be the most ambitious vision from a major economy to combat the climate crisis. The proposal for […]

    Warren’s Blue New Deal Aims to Protect and Restore Oceans

    Warren’s Blue New Deal Aims to Protect and Restore Oceans

    By Julia Conley Sen. Elizabeth Warren expanded her vision for combating the climate crisis on Tuesday with the release of her Blue New Deal — a new component of the Green New Deal focusing on protecting and restoring the world’s oceans after decades of pollution and industry-caused warming. The plan includes proposals for an array […]

    10 Top Actions for Our Next ‘Climate President’ to Take Immediately

    10 Top Actions for Our Next ‘Climate President’ to Take Immediately

    By Andrea Germanos Over 500 groups on Monday rolled out an an action plan for the next president’s first days of office to address the climate emergency and set the nation on a transformative path towards zero emissions and a just transition in their first days in office. “Swift action to confront the climate emergency […]