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Climate Change Legislation

UK City Declares Climate Emergency

Posted: 04.01.2019 no comments

 

Plymouth City Council declared a “climate emergency” and brought forward its deadline to become carbon neutral by 20 years — from 2050 to 2030. That means emergency plans will now be created to put back to the council within six months. Inevitably that will then be put to the government in a request for funding.   […]

 

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Miami Taxpayers Vote to Fund Climate Adaptation

Posted: 02.26.2019 no comments

 

Climate change is not a distant threat for Miami; it’s a daily presence in people’s lives. The city has been fighting to stay above water for decades. It knows that its future as a vibrant international hub for business, tourism, arts and culture depends on making the city more resilient to the impact of global […]

 

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Climate Economic Risks Threaten Systemic Collapse

Posted: 02.20.2019 no comments

 

The gathering storm of human-caused threats to climate, nature and economy pose a danger of systemic collapse comparable to the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new report that calls for urgent and radical reform to protect political and social systems.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.    The study says the combination of […]

 

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A Growing List of Climate Lawsuits Around the World

Posted: 01.11.2019 no comments

 

A climate denier is in the White House, pushing policies that will boost emissions. Congress is doing nothing to stop him. So citizens and local governments who are facing the impacts of rising seas, worsening heat waves and extreme weather are increasingly looking to the courts for help.   Read the entire article at Climate News.  […]

 

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Buried, Altered, Silenced: How Government Climate Information Has Changed Under Trump

Posted: 01.07.2019 no comments

 

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists,” including ourselves, gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific data.   But what has happened since? Did the data vanish?   […]

 

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Key Races Across US Reveal Climate Action is a Winning Issue

Posted: 11.08.2018 no comments

 

Candidates who embraced policies to fight climate change and expand clean energy won the favor of voters in the 2018 mid-terms. In 2016, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), a climate science denier, won reelection by nearly 20 points. Election Night 2018 was a different story, however. Roskam was easily defeated by Democrat Sean Casten — a clean […]

 

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Reaching the Point of No Return

Posted: 06.15.2018 no comments

 

Don Hall, a co-executive director of Transition U.S., a non-profit organization working to build community resilience in the face of environmental and economic crisis, says our nation as a whole is poorly prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change.    Read the entire article at American City&County.   “This is a much bigger issue […]

 

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Bipartisan Group Introduces a Bill to Support a Controversial Climate Technology

Posted: 04.16.2018 no comments

 

There’s a technology that can put the world on track to beat climate change. But it remains on the fringe because it’s thought to be expensive and risky. In February, a bipartisan group of US senators celebrated when Donald Trump was forced to provide support to develop the technology and make it cheaper, as part […]

 

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