Look Around: The Costs of Not Acting on Climate Are Adding Up Fast

From major hurricanes and flooding to droughts and fires, the refusal to accept the science of global warming is getting very expensive. — by Common Dreams staff As Houston begins a recovery from Hurricane Harvey that is likely to last several years and cost many billions of dollars, the threat of extreme weather events around the …

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GOP Is In Chaos—and 2018 is just around the corner

70 days in and it’s already been pretty rough for residents of Trumpland. The “Obamacare” repeal? Couldn’t get a vote. The Muslim ban 1.0 and then 2.0? Laughed out of court. The budget? “Dead on arrival,” at least, according to Senator Lindsey Graham. “You’re fired” seems to have taken over as the mode of operation, …

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Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

Trump is using sympathetic out-of-work miners as a cover for what is really just a handout to dirty industry. — by Jill Richardson When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. “There is such a thing as being too late when it …

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‘Sheer Reckless Folly’: Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules

“Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard to imagine an American president taking an action more harmful to the U.S. than Trump’s effort to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions” — by Nika Knight, staff writer at CommonDreams President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order …

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Congress’s Repeal of Obama Methane Rule Will Cost Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions

Repealing the methane rule will waste $330 million in taxpayer-owned natural gas and cost “all of us” in terms of direct payments to the public, increase in greenhouse gases, climate and air quality. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a resolution to undo a measure that would cut air pollution, prevent the waste …

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On Day One, Trump’s WhiteHouse.gov Scrubs Every Mention of Combating Climate Change

New administration’s official site offers ‘America First Energy Plan’ which boasts ‘direct obstacle to a livable future’ by promoting fracking and coal — by Andrea Germanos, staff writer at CommonDreams Soon after Donald Trump took his oath as the 45th President of the United States, the new White House web page for his administration went up. …

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How Can DJT Make America Great If He Works to Exacerbate Climate Change?

According to a survey from the Conservative Energy Network (CEN), there is strong conservative support for renewable energy. The survey found that there is majority support for solar power and state net metering rules. Seventy percent of respondents also said the U.S. should place a greater focus on wind energy production. Meanwhile, 76 percent favored …

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Worth the Repeat: Rep. Mark Amodei NV2 = Certifiable Climate Denier

(Originally posted on Rockolitics on May 20, 2014) I wrote to Rep. Mark Amodei NV2 expressing my concerns about climate.  Here’s his response in which (1) he espouses climate change denialism (“I do not believe it is appropriate for the federal government to advocate one position over the other”), and (2) advocates that we should commission an …

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Clinton Has A Plan To Combat Climate Change

Hillary Clinton believes climate change is an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time. That’s why she’s released a bold plan to make the United States the clean energy superpower of the 21st Century, create millions of good-paying jobs across the country, save families money on their energy bills, and ensure that no …

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Time to Deal with Climate Change is Right Now

— By Chip Evans, Candidate for U.S. Representative to Congress representing NV-CD2 The time is now for climate change deniers to follow or get out of the way. As a state, Nevada must fully embrace the ongoing national movement towards clean, sustainable, renewable energy and start a rapid transition away from fossil fuel energy to a …

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