Climate Change

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Once again, climate deniers claim science is biased (but you should trust the oil companies)

“Does science drive climate policy or do politics drive climate research?” So begins a recent post at tobacco/fossil fuel/rightwing billionaire-funded Heartland Institute’s google-obsessed ClimateRealism blog by Heartland president James Taylor, whose own brother has more or less exposed that professional deniers like James know full well that they’re lying about climate change. By Climate Denier Roundup “The Democrat-controlled Congress,” Taylor wrote, “is answering […]

September 27th

Climate Week NYC 2021: Bill Gates, John Kerry and Alok Sharma discuss critical moments in the Climate Decade and how to get there

To keep climate change under 1.5 degrees, the world must act immediately to halve emissions by 2030 and work toward net zero emissions by 2050. That urgency led COP26 President Alok Sharma to call the run up to 2030 a “decisive decade” for humanity. Sharma joined other speakers, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and US […]

September 26th

Climate Week NYC 2021: Leveraging storytelling to inspire people to action and behavioral change is key to tackling the climate crisis

  With climate change and climate-related weather events playing a more central role in our lives, does how we communicate about the crisis need to shift? That’s the question a panel of communications experts, from filmmakers to journalists, non-profits to corporations, discussed at “Communicating Climate Change,” a session of Climate Week NYC’s The Hub Live. By Amanda […]

September 26th

EcoRight climate news for the week of September 25

Hello, EcoRight Superstars. I hope everyone enjoyed National Clean Energy Week, the fall equinox, and the harvest moon. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read: The Future of Conservative Climate Leadership (National Affairs) Our pal (and coiner of the term EcoRight) Alex Bozmoski and ACC’s Nate Hochman teamed up for this think piece. Part history, part crystal ball, they write: […]

September 25th

Once again, elections have consequences: EPA rule cuts climate-crashing pollutant HFCs

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized a rule long pushed for by climate campaigners that slashes the use of chemicals identified as “super-pollutants” that are commonly used in air conditioners and refrigerators. The Biden administration announced a new rule requiring the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) be cut by 85% over the next 15 years, implementing a […]

September 24th

CA’s $15 billion climate package is largest in the US (and nowhere near big enough for what’s needed)

Against a backdrop of trees at the site of the KNP Complex Fire in Sequoia National Park as wildfires rage across California, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Comeback Plan’s $15 billion climate package — the largest of its kind in the country. By Dan Bacher Although climate justice and environmental advocates described the package as “impressive,” Food and Water Watch said the package lacks the […]

September 24th

Climate Week NYC 2021: Events for Thursday Sept 23

Here are just a few of the events coming at you today as part of Climate Week NYC 2021. (Check out the full schedule here) Check out all of our Climate Week coverage here. 9:30 am We’re excited & honored to host @MarkJCarney @Columbia World Leaders Forum for #ClimateWeekNYC. An important conversation about how to […]

September 23rd

CODE RED California: Elected officials from across state urge Newsom to declare Climate Emergency

During Climate Week, over 320 elected officials demand action against fires, droughts and heatwaves with acceleration of clean energy economy    SPEAKERS: HOST: Christian C. Brock,  Elected Official to Protect America CEO, Air Force Veteran County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez, Ventura County Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles Councilmember Devin Murphy, Pinole City, CA & Director of MCE Clean Energy Board […]

September 23rd

Climate Week NYC 2021 – Events to explore (in person and online)

As the core of Climate Week NYC, the official events program is the primary way for communities and individuals to engage. Last year, Climate Week NYC went completely virtual, proving that climate action can still move ahead in the face of significant challenges. This year the events program is organized into ten themes and offers activities in a variety of formats—virtual, in-person and hybrid—to ensure […]

September 22nd

Pielke Jr. thinks he’s invented the coal-focused climate strategy Sierra Club’s pursued for a decade

Though it may not seem like it, we really try not to talk about UC-Boulder professor Roger Pielke Jr.’s “so bad even Nate Silver had to apologize” takes, unless he’s being used by professional deniers, which is, admittedly, pretty often. And ever since his tin-foil, denier-beloved January 2020 Forbes post about how billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg “corrupted […]

September 22nd