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Democrats unveil Green New Deal with support from at least 5 presidential hopefuls

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Sun, 02/10/2019 - 4:31pm

Democrats launched a sweeping plan Thursday to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy, signaling its likely elevation as a central campaign issue in 2020 despite President Donald Trump's failure to mention climate change in his State of the Union address.

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Extreme Weather Is Already Breaking Records Around The World In 2019

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 5:05pm

n just a few weeks’ time, extreme temperatures have smashed records around the world this year, with parts of the Midwestern U.S. seeing the mercury drop as low as minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit as Australia endures triple-digit high temperatures, reigniting concerns about a changing planet.

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The Very High Costs of Climate Risk

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 4:59pm

Before the catastrophic Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, Calif., the Pacific Gas and Electric Company was worth more than $25 billion. Now its C.E.O. has stepped down and the company, which provides natural gas and electricity to 16 million people in California, has filed for bankruptcy as it confronts billions of dollars in potential liability claims following recent wildfires. It is perhaps not the first bankruptcy in which the changing climate played a role, but it is almost certainly the largest. And no doubt, it won’t be the last.

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Jerry Brown launches back into public life with ‘doomsday’ warning

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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:51am

Jerry Brown may be out of elected office, but he has no intention of exiting public life.

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Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Sponsored a Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial

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Sat, 01/26/2019 - 12:22pm

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have publicly acknowledged the dangers of global warming, but last week they all sponsored a conference that promoted climate change denial to young libertarians.