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White House climate change panel to include man who touted emissions

William Happer, a physicist who has suggested higher levels of carbon dioxide are beneficial, would be on committee — The White House is planning to assess how climate change impacts national security and will involve a prominent doubter of the scientific consensus that man-made warming is putting the US at risk. Donald Trump’s staff have …

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New US Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

The great American fracking boom threatens to undermine efforts to avoid climate catastrophe in this century — Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth …

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Doomsday clock stays at two minutes to midnight as crisis now ‘new abnormal’

Warning that ‘We are like passengers on the Titanic, ignoring the iceberg ahead’ in face of nuclear arms and climate change threats — The risk to global civilisation from nuclear weapons and climate change remains at an all-time high, according to a group of prominent US scientists and former officials, who said the world’s predicament …

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People power must take on Trump’s climate suicide pact

The US administration, together with Russia and Saudi Arabia, is forming an axis of climate denial. It is down to grassroots movements to stop them — “Moivanna ny tolokandro” was the diagnosis of a single mother I met visiting a remote village in eastern Madagascar. It was the dawn of 2007, and the island-nation was …

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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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