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young protestors hold placards at the office of us senator mitch mcconnell during a green new deal demonstration

The media is failing on climate change – here’s how they can do better ahead of 2020

But after three years of record temperatures, devastating wildfires and some of the most destructive hurricanes in US history, the media is facing new pressure – often from the candidates themselves – to give the subject more prominence during the 2020 election.

donald trump: described by the executive director of the sierra club as ‘the worst president for the environment our nation

Trump issues Earth Day message without mentioning climate change

Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of a “strong market economy”.

site of thoreau's cabin in massachusetts

Courts must curb greenhouse gas emissions to protect our liberty

More than 150 years ago, the American poet, essayist, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote, “The West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild; and what I have been preparing to say is, that in Wildness is the preservation of the world.”

a whirlwind of embers as a wildfire approaches homes in montecito, california

Climate change group scrapped by Trump reassembles to issue warning

A US government climate change advisory group scrapped by Donald Trump has reassembled independently to call for better adaptation to the floods, wildfires and other threats that increasingly loom over American communities.

alexandria ocasio-cortez speaks during a press conference to announce green new deal

Green New Deal: Senate defeats proposal as Democrats unite in protest

The US Senate defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers to radically reduce greenhouse gases and try to lessen social inequity.

congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez and senator ed markey present their green new deal resolution

The Green New Deal: Finally climate policy informed by science

In short, science is our best hope to enable informed choices about our future. Big ideas like president Roosevelt’s New Deal also gave our nation hope for reversing the downward economic spiral of the 1930s with government programmes that still benefit us today. However, when it comes to a safe climate, science and policy have operated in a vacuum.

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