What do 2020 Democrats say about California fires? Not much.

California 11/01/19, 16:42

California Democrats hoped they would finally bask in the attention of presidential candidates when they moved their primary to the front of the calendar. But as the state battles the twin disasters of wildfires and mass power outages, White House hopefuls are nowhere to be found. In a field of nearly ...

Actress Jane Fonda arrested and charged during climate protest at the U.S. Capitol

U.S. 10/13/19, 14:35

Jane Fonda, the 81-year-old who is an Oscar-winning actress and Vietnam War objector, was among 16 people who were arrested in Washington, on Friday, Oct. 12, for unlawfully protesting over climate change at the U.S. Capitol building. Accordingly, Fonda and the other 15 people were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating”and were charged ...

Here are 4 outrageously insane climate proposals

Opinion 09/30/19, 11:35

Judging from the much-hyped and widely mocked speech by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations earlier this week, it’s clear that some young people are convinced that the world will soon end unless we do something drastic. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty ...

Climate change activists rally Shut Down DC, disrupts morning traffic

D.C. 09/23/19, 14:12

Activists for climate change gathered in Washington on Monday morning, Sept. 22, to protest in the name of Shut Down D.C., blocking key intersections across the city to disrupt traffic. The protesters are rallying to pressure U.S. lawmakers and other world leaders to establish legislation related to climate change. Shut Down ...

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

2022 Campaign 09/21/19, 12:18

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a community center during ...

Climate change narrative resembles ‘religious extremism’ say scientists

Science 09/09/19, 15:14

The head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Sept. 6 that the alarmist narrative on climate change resembles "religious extremism." In an interview with the Finnish magazine Talouselämä, Petteri Taalas said that he does not accept the alarmist arguments that the end of the world is near. "It's not going ...

President Trump’s chair empty at one G-7 summit session

Politics 08/27/19, 04:38

The G-7 summit turned into G-6 leaders’ meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, as U.S. President Donald Trump left his chair empty in a session focusing on climate change that he has once claimed as a “hoax” invented by China. Even as French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, announced that President ...

AP FACT CHECK: Off notes from Dems on climate, economy

Politics 07/30/19, 22:16

Democratic presidential contenders struck off notes on the science of global warming and the state of the economy in their Detroit debate Tuesday night. As much as scientists see the need for action on climate change, they don't lay out a looming point of no return, as Pete Buttigieg and Beto ...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

U.S. 06/21/19, 23:12

The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier this week to deny the majority Democrats enough votes ...

Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon

California 06/16/19, 23:36

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.Supporters call it the United States' most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions but invests in transitioning the state ...

Presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper calls for carbon tax

2022 Campaign 06/13/19, 15:34

A carbon tax is part of the climate plan that Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is backing. He's the latest candidate to outline a plan to combat global warming. Along with the carbon tax, the former Colorado governor would spend $350 billion on green infrastructure and efficient cars, rejoin the Paris climate ...

Did Biden go green enough? Green New Deal advocates split

Politics 06/07/19, 10:15

The climate change activists who vaulted the Green New Deal to prominence in the 2020 presidential campaign got what they wanted this week: a Democratic front-runner moving straight in their direction. Now they have to figure out what's next. In less than a half-year, the Green New Deal has become a ...

Michael Bloomberg to plunge $500M into clean energy effort

New York 06/06/19, 20:42

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030 and put the United States on track toward a 100% clean energy economy. The billionaire Bloomberg's investment in the Beyond Carbon initiative marks the largest ever ...

Ocasio-Cortez: Serious climate plan to cost at least $10T

Politics 06/05/19, 15:59

Any plan to adequately address climate change would likely cost at least $10 trillion, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday as she responded to a flurry of climate proposals from Democratic presidential candidates. Speaking to reporters at the Capitol, Ocasio-Cortez for the first time offered a price tag for efforts to ...

Climate change debate in the focus at Exxon’s annual meeting

Business 05/29/19, 15:23

Activist shareholders used Exxon Mobil's annual meeting to renew their accusations that the company is failing to confront a future that may include stricter regulations to limit climate change caused by burning fossil fuels.A representative of the Church of England's endowment fund said Wednesday that Exxon has moved more slowly ...

Teen activist Thunberg urges leaders to admit climate crisis

Science 05/28/19, 06:35

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is urging world leaders to acknowledge that global warming "is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced."Thunberg told political and business leaders at a conference in Austria on Tuesday that it's their job to inform the public about the seriousness of the situation and the ...

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