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Media reaction: What Joe Biden’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act means for climate change

On Tuesday 16 August, US president Joe Biden signed a bill into law that he has described as “the most significant legislation in history to tackle the climate crisis”. The Inflation Reduction Act contains $437bn of spending, $369bn of which will go towards emissions-cutting measures such as tax breaks for low-carbon energy and electric vehicles. By Josh Gabbatiss, Roberta McSweeney, […]

September 6th

Citizens’ Climate Lobby podcast: Adrian Rafizadeh, young conservative pursuing climate solutions

Adrian Rafizadeh is a young conservative; he’s also motivated to connect with fellow young conservatives about climate change. “Polling from Frank Luntz found that 75% of Republicans under 40 support a carbon fee and dividend, which is really major,” Adrian explains in this episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio. “That 75% number is something that we’re really trying […]

September 4th

America’s summer of floods: What cities can learn from today’s climate crises to prepare for tomorrow’s

Powerful storms across the South, following flash floods in Dallas, Death Valley, St. Louis, Yellowstone and Appalachia, have left cities across the U.S. questioning their own security in a warming climate. Dallas was hit with nearly 15 inches of rain that turned roads into rivers and poured into homes starting Aug. 21, 2022. Neighborhoods in […]

September 1st

The 50th anniversary of a remarkable global-warming prediction

Today marks the 50th anniversary of a remarkable research paper on global warming. Written by meteorologist John Sawyer, the paper – entitled “Man-made carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect” – was published by the journal Nature in 1972. By Prof Richard Betts MBE Carbon Brief The paper discussed some of the key concepts involved in human-caused […]

September 1st

From the US to Pakistan, climate-driven flooding devastates millions

Pakistan declared a national emergency on Friday as catastrophic monsoon rains, exacerbated by the fossil fuel-driven climate crisis, continued to pummel the country for the third consecutive month. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams  Pakistan is responsible for less than 1% of global carbon emissions, and is currently the country most drastically affected by the catastrophe we are already […]

August 29th

YouTube continues to let Stossel, Glenn Beck, Alex Epstein and Seibt rake in the bucks from climate disinformation

Last October, Google/YouTube updated their advertising policy to “prohibit ads for, and monetization of, content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change. This includes content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims denying that long-term trends show the global climate is warming, and claims denying that greenhouse […]

Carcon capture, like fracking, compromises climate progress

Environmental advocates are offering stinging criticism in the wake of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s last-ditch effort to codify carbon capture in the state’s climate plans. Among the governor’s “Five Climate Pillars” is “Establishing a CCUS Framework,” a bill memo which offers regulatory controls on the controversial practice decried by many advocates and scientists as a […]

August 29th

If you thought this summer’s heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news about dangerous heat in the future

As global temperatures rise, people in the tropics, including places like India and Africa’s Sahel region, will likely face dangerously hot conditions almost daily by the end of the century – even as the world reduces its greenhouse gas emissions, a new study shows. David Battisti, University of Washington The Conversation The mid-latitudes, including the […]

August 26th

EcoRight climate news for the week of Aug 26, 2022

Coastal breezes. Lobster rolls. Ice cream. Daytime temps in the 70s and evenings down to the 50s. Maine’s motto—the way life should be—feels especially appropriate in the summer. Which I why I’m ready for vacation in my home state. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must watch: Continuing the conversation with DC Fox 5 […]

August 26th

Yes, the Inflation Reduction Act is just the first step in a long race. Why does WAPO not get that?

Yesterday we discussed how Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal opinion page is basically bursting at the seams with climate disinformation. Apparently it’s also an inspiration to the Washington Post, hardly considered a bastion of conservative propaganda, like the WSJ, but nonetheless seems happy to publish content that leaves their readers ill-informed. By Climate Denier Roundup Back […]