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Climate Politics

The Paris Agreement: The End of Fossil Fuels Is Near. But Where Is Justice?

Daniel Mittler | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Daniel Mittler

All in all, governments took us a step forward in Paris, especially on making it clear that fossil fuels will be history soon. But even if the Paris Agreement had met all our criteria, it would have only been one stop on the long road to climate justice.

How the Supreme Court Could and Should Be the Key to Federal Climate Action

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

Our government persists with a business-as-usual path, despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that continued carbon emissions threaten the climate system on which civilization and nature as we know it depend.

Kerry: Climate Change Is 'Weapon Of Mass Destruction'

Reuters | Arshad Mohammed | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

JAKARTA, Feb 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Indonesians on Sunday that man-made climate change could threaten their entire...

Climate Legislation Redux: The View From the Red Seats

Carrie La Seur | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Carrie La Seur

Ironically, cap and trade legislation fell victim to exactly the same top-down, insular thinking that has carried us all into the maw of a global climate crisis.

Climate Science in Lieu of Climate Action Is Unconscionable

Richard Steiner | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Richard Steiner

Future historians will undoubtedly reflect on the peculiar climate politics of our time, where the cause, effects, and solutions to climate change were well understood, but political paralysis delayed the obvious and only solution: reducing carbon emissions.

Climate Crimes Against Humanity

Gregory Unruh | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Frankenstorms like Sandy are part of the forecasts, but more extreme scenarios foresee drought, famine, population dislocations, climate refugees and human suffering. Should these predictions come true, you might expect anger and demand for an accounting.

Checking The Facts On Politicians' Climate Claims

Posted 06.07.2011 | Green

The Center For Public Integrity By Chris Hamby On Wednesday, one of this political era’s most contentious issues — climate change — came to ...

House Panel Passes Bill To Stop EPA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

4:02pm EST By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to stop the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas rules passed a first step...

Obama: Missing From the Climate War

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Gunther

Talking about the Gulf oil disaster last week, Obama said, "We will get it done." Wow. Sounds good. The question is, when will the president's actions match his words?