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As we watch the new GOP-controlled Congress clash over the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s rather depressing to realize that this is just the beginning of the pitched, drag-out battles to come over climate change
in the next two years.
The long and tangled history of U.S. climate politics
got a new chapter this week, as the U.S. Senate today finished work on a bill that would force the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from ...
When it comes to energy and climate politics
, things are heating up on the Senate floor.
Debate over amendments to the Senate bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline forced Republicans to put their views on climate change
on the record ...
West Virginia joined 25 other states
several years ago to help develop a set of standards for teaching science across the United States
. Among other topics, the standards acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
Groups that support teaching students about the evidence showing that humans are contributing to a global rise in temperatures are speaking out against West Virginia’s change
s to the state’s new K-12 science education standards.
At the ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
The United Nations Conference on Climate Change
that ended on Dec. 14 in Lima, Peru, is a classic case of seeing a glass as half full or half empty. In the half-full view, Lima is a stepping stone to the kind of agreement the world needs to halt ...
This week, following months of slobbering coverage from mainstream and nominally liberal journalists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that he will “actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States
." If ...
The path to a climate
deal in Paris a year from now is littered with obstacles, foremost among them how to differentiate between what industrialized nations led by the U.S. will do to cut fossil-fuel pollution, and what commitments developing ...
The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend's climate change
agreement on Monday, but the deal's difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next ...
When it comes to global warming, the United States
has long been viewed as one of the world’s worst actors. American officials have been booed and hissed during international climate
talks, bestowed with mock “Fossil of the Day” awards for ...
When the United States
and China agreed to a joint climate change
initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position.
For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...
After more than two decades trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change
, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive ...
The European Union has long been a world leader on climate change
, and its new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 keeps it at the forefront of that effort. But experts question whether the plans European ...
Beginning on December 1, representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, to forge progress on global climate
, an effort that could well determine the success of future negotiations on critical climate change
The latest public opinion study out of Yale’s Project on Climate Change
Communication has all the usual hints of optimism we`ve seen in the Project`s many other climate
reports. According to “Climate Change
in the American Mind,” released this ...
Perhaps it was inevitable, in the current Tea Party era, that a noisy progressive movement would draw comparisons to the right-wing insurgents who have taken over the Republican Party. And so - with climate change
in the headlines, thanks to ...
is far from being solely to blame for violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, say researchers -- other factors matter much more.
Their paper, published on 10 November in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
It’s much easier to list Republicans in Congress who think climate change
is real than it is to list Republicans who don’t, because there are so few members of the former group. Earlier this year, Politifact went looking for congressional ...
You had billionaire Tom Steyer spending $57 million trying to convince voters to care about global warming. You had the League of Conservation Voters pouring in another $25 million, more than in the previous two elections combined. All the while, ...
is local,” Tip O’Neill, the legendary Capitol Hill pol, used to say. He wasn’t talking about the politics
of climate change
, but he might as well have been. Powerful governments around the world have failed to act in a significant ...
Attitudes toward climate change
in India can appear paradoxical. Although India is one of the countries most deeply vulnerable to climate
impacts, climate change
does not rank high on policy
makers’ list of concerns. Two factors explain this ...
The Earth is locked on an “irreversible” course of climatic disruption from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the impacts will only worsen unless nations agree to dramatic cuts in pollution, an international panel of climate