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Climate scientist Bill Hare says that China's and India's moves towards renewable energy could counter the negative effects of the Trump administration's climate policies

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Gerald Horne, Robert Pollin and Paul Jay discuss the debate within the Trump White House on whether to leave the Paris climate accords or just undermine them; and how this relates to the fight within the Democratic Party

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Ian Angus, John Bellamy Foster
Alberta, Canada. kris krüg / Flickr

Any ecosocialist movement must have a strategy for organizing in the here and now.

Paul Burkett

Global Warming, the Two Climate Denials, and the Environmental Proletariat [Review of three books]

Larry Rubin
Demonstrators, including Bill Nye the Science Guy (center) march toward Capitol Hill during the March For Science. Bill Clark/AP.

WASHINGTON – It was difficult for speakers at the March For Science here Saturday, Earth Day, to follow the organizers’ instructions not to attack the Trump administration, but just to “celebrate the role of science.”

Denis Hayes, founder of Earth Day, was one speaker who ignored the official guidelines. The Trump White House, he said, “reeks of greed and sleaze and mendacity.”

Barry Saxifrage
Chart by Barry Saxifrage at National Observer and Visual Carbon. Data from NOAA. Dotted lines are decade trends continued out to 2030.
  • The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere continues to accelerate upwards despite global efforts
  • The last two years had "unprecedented" increases
  • Canadian CO2 extraction is playing an oversized role

The primary driver of global warming, disruptive climate changes and ocean acidification is the ever-increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

Damian Carrington
Villagers use part of a damaged railway track to cross floodwaters in Sultan Kot, Sindh province after torrential monsoon rains triggered Pakistan’s worst natural disaster on record in 2010. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find 

Damian Carrington
Such thin ice now could see record low summertime sea-ice conditions in the Arctic next September. Photograph: Operation IceBridge/Nasa

The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions.


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