Climate Change

How Trump Admin’s Climate Denial Left Its Mark on The Arctic Council

"Talk of global warming was out, and relations among the eight countries that make up the council, once a highly collaborative group and a steady force for climate action, became dysfunctional."

Source: Inside Climate News, 01/14/2021

Climate Scientists, Mothers, Urge Americans To Act

"The ad opens with two apple-cheeked little girls hiking, camping and taking their wobbly first turns on skis. A mother speaks about her children’s future with worry in her voice. You brace yourself for the inevitable pitch to buy life insurance or an SUV. Instead, the ad, which will debut this week in the swing states of Arizona, North Carolina and Wisconsin, is one of the most sophisticated and well-funded efforts to spread the word on the urgency of climate change in a decade."

Source: LA Times, 01/13/2021

"Climate: Trump EPA Aims To Tie Biden's Hands With Rulemaking Surprise"

"EPA has finalized a rule that leaves untouched an Obama-era requirement that new coal plants partially capture their carbon dioxide emissions — walking away from its proposal more than two years ago to scrap that mandate in favor of laxer standards."

Source: E&E News, 01/13/2021

RSVP: SEJ's 2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

Watch the recording of the Society of Environmental Journalists' 9th annual look ahead at the year's key energy and environmental issues. Hosted by National Geographic Society and co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, the event kicked off with a keynote interview with new White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, followed by an interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, and SEJ's annual panel of leading journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead.

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"A Late Burst of Climate Denial Extends the Era of Trump Disinformation"

"Two Trump administration officials have been reassigned over the posting of debunked papers, with the imprimatur of the White House, that questioned the scientific consensus on climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 01/13/2021

"Top Senator Warns Banks: 'Account For Climate'"

"The Democratic takeover in the Senate increases the likelihood that lawmakers will seek to curb climate-related financial risks, according to observers. That has a lot to do with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a longtime Wall Street critic who is set to become chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee."

Source: E&E News, 01/12/2021

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