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94 World Mayors Call for Green New Deal, Blast Slow National Actions

94 World Mayors Call for Green New Deal, Blast Slow National Actions

Disappointed by the lack of concrete action at September’s UN Climate Action Summit, the mayors of some of the world’s biggest cities are taking matters into their own hands. The C40 group of mayors — who represent 94 cities, more than 700 million people and one quarter of the global economy — announced their support […]

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    Progressive and Moderate Dems Spar Over Green New Deal at First Debate

    Progressive and Moderate Dems Spar Over Green New Deal at First Debate

    The Green New Deal got its moment in the spotlight during the first half of CNN’s Democratic primary debate in Detroit Tuesday night, revealing a divide between progressive and moderate candidates on the best way to tackle the climate crisis. The ambitious 10-year plan to phase out fossil fuels while creating green jobs and reducing […]

    Harris and AOC Introduce Climate Equity Act to Protect Frontline Communities

    Harris and AOC Introduce Climate Equity Act to Protect Frontline Communities

    By Julia Conley Though she has yet to unveil a climate action plan as part of her presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday signaled her intent to keep low-income communities at the forefront of any efforts to stem the climate crisis. The California Democrat joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to introduce bicameral legislation known […]

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces $10 Trillion Plan to Flight Climate Crisis

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces $10 Trillion Plan to Flight Climate Crisis

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is the latest 2020 Democratic primary contender to announce an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis. Gillibrand’s plan, published on Medium Thursday, would mobilize $10 trillion in private and public funds to pay for a Green New Deal to achieve 100 percent renewable energy within 10 years and net zero […]

    Why Climate Change Hurts the Poor the Most

    Why Climate Change Hurts the Poor the Most

    By Mallika Khanna If you’ve read anything about climate change over the past year, you’ve probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe. Recently in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, more […]

    Trump’s Misleading Speech on His Environmental Record Is a ‘True “1984” Moment’

    Trump’s Misleading Speech on His Environmental Record Is a ‘True “1984” Moment’

    President Donald Trump delivered a speech Monday on “America’s environmental leadership” that failed to even once mention climate change, The New York Times reported. The speech was also riddled with inaccuracies, as the president took credit for environmental achievements enacted by previous administrations and downplayed the impacts of his deregulatory agenda. “This speech is a […]