Climate Change

Trump Admin. Sued for Climate Change Gag Orders, Bucking FOIA Requests

"On May 23, 2017, The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, demanding it reveal records of its censorship of government employees in relation to climate change topics. With this suit, The Center is following up on still-unanswered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests it filed in March, requesting facts pertaining to the Administration’s climate change censorship."

Source: EnviroNews, 05/24/2017

Removing Carbon From Air Won't Stop Climate Change, Scientists Warn

"Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land-use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed but often relied upon in scientific calculations."

Source: Washington Post, 05/23/2017

Interior Politicals Remove Climate Change Language From News Release

"On Thursday, a group of scientists, including three working for the U.S. Geological Survey, published a paper that highlighted the link between sea-level rise and global climate change, arguing that previously studies may have underestimated the risk flooding poses to coastal communities."

Source: Washington Post, 05/23/2017

Scientists Say Pace Of Sea Level Rise Has Nearly Tripled Since 1990

"A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway."

Source: Washington Post, 05/23/2017

Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation Widens Over Missing Alias Emails

"The probe of ExxonMobil by the New York Attorney General's Office is widening. Investigators have taken depositions of company executives and issued additional subpoenas to determine whether the company may have destroyed evidence connected to an alias email used by former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/22/2017

"Will The Government Help Farmers Adapt To A Changing Climate?"

"The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change if the Trump administration follows through on campaign promises to shift federal resources away from studying the climate."

Source: NPR, 05/22/2017

"Trump Budget Would Wallop EPA's Climate and Environment Programs"

"Details of President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal, leaked this week, reveal that the administration appears determined to wallop environmental programs, including many that tackle climate change. It would cut Environmental Protection Agency funding by nearly one-third, slash spending on renewable energy innovation, and eliminate the Greenhouse Gas Reporting program, among other programs."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/22/2017

"6 Ways U.S. Weakened Climate Change Language in Arctic Declaration"

"The U.S.-edited draft, obtained by InsideClimate News, shows how the Trump administration targeted climate actions. It's a strategy we could see in future meetings." "The day before the Arctic Council met for its biannual ministerial last week, the United States requested six changes to the intergovernmental declaration that was to be issued—each of which weakened the language on climate change."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/19/2017

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