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Trump rolls back climate change rule that restricted new coal plants

EPA says change to require efficiency efforts instead of carbon capture will encourage ‘clean coal’ in the US and worldwide — The Trump administration is rolling back a climate change regulation that restricted new coal plants. The change is mostly symbolic – but nevertheless sends a strong signal. Companies in the US are not building …

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Trump’s disbelief won’t stop dangerous climate change

Republican platform is not only at odds with science but potentially US voters in 2020 — “I don’t believe it,” said Donald Trump when asked about the fourth national climate assessment, authored by 13 government agencies and hundreds of the US’s top climate scientists. His administration had tried to hide the report, publishing it on …

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Trump officials argue climate change warnings based on ‘worst-case scenario’

Official minimize warnings and say government report considers only the highest possible levels of greenhouse gas emissions — The Trump administration has a new strategy for deflecting concerns about the warming planet. Trump officials are minimizing warnings from scientists by arguing they are exaggerated and based on the worst-case scenario. They say the National Climate …

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Why no US region is safe from climate change

In the final part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we examine how regions will experience climate change — The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We explore the key findings each day this week. Donald Trump doesn’t believe his …

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Why water will be the next battleground in the fight against climate change

In the third part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its alarming projections for our water supplies — The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the key findings each day this week. Donald Trump …

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a report on climate change predicted that allowing climate pollution to continue to rise would result in $118bn in damages to coastal property

How limiting greenhouse gases would substantially benefit the US economy

In part two of our series on the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its arguments for lowering emissions — The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the key findings each day this week. Donald Trump doesn’t believe his own …

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Even without the Trump administration, the US is upholding the Paris Agreement

Rampant wildfires in the west, record high temperatures in the Arctic Circle, severe hurricanes in the Atlantic and the Pacific: unless we reduce greenhouse gases now, these kinds of destructive “natural” disasters will only get worse — It would be easy to be despondent about humanity’s chances for success. The Trump administration has announced its …

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Climate Research Funding Still Under Threat, Report Warns

Congressional appropriations may not be sufficient enough to fund climate research if the Trump administration reprograms funds or takes other steps to limit funding, the report says — Despite recent congressional appropriations that reversed many of the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce science funding for current fiscal year 2018, a new report raises an alarm …

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