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New conservative climate plans are neither conservative nor climate plans

New conservative climate plans are neither conservative nor climate plans

This piece was first published on February 5 and has been lightly updated. There is a convenient story about Republicans and climate policy circulating in Washington, DC, right now. It goes like this: After years of denying climate science and under pressure from young voters, Republicans have finally turned to the task of designing policy…
Climate scientists are not priests or prophets

Climate scientists are not priests or prophets

Speaking to a voter at a recent campaign stop in New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden said of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s climate change plan: “Not a single solitary scientist thinks it can work.” Less than a week later, the Sanders campaign released a statement signed by 57 science professors and researchers across the country,…
Exclusive Poll: 80% of Young Voters Think ‘Global Warming Is a Major Threat to Life as We Know It’

Exclusive Poll: 80% of Young Voters Think ‘Global Warming Is a Major Threat to...

President Donald Trump’s response to climate change may be, “I don’t believe it,” but a new poll shows just how dramatically out of step that leaves him with young Americans. The poll, shared exclusively with VICE News, found that 80% of Generation Z and Millennials believe “global warming is a major threat to human life…
21 kids sued the government over climate change. A federal court dismissed the case. 

21 kids sued the government over climate change. A federal court dismissed the case. 

A three-judge panel in the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to dismiss the Juliana v. US lawsuit on Friday, a seminal case involving 21 young people who sued the federal government for violating their right to a safe climate. The decision is a blow to climate activists and shows the limits of…
Paul Krugman on climate, robots, single-payer, and so much more

Paul Krugman on climate, robots, single-payer, and so much more

I recently sat down with Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for an episode of my podcast, The Ezra Klein Show. We discussed how economists mucked up the climate debate, the Obama administration’s record on the financial crisis, whether Andrew Yang is wrong on automation, what it would take to revitalize…
Vox Sentences: Climate talks left in the cold

Vox Sentences: Climate talks left in the cold

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. UN climate talks end without strong commitments UN climate talks ended Sunday without a full agreement of world powers…
UN climate talks in Madrid ended without resolving their toughest issue

UN climate talks in Madrid ended without resolving their toughest issue

MADRID - An exhausting international negotiation session on climate change concluded Sunday with an agreement among countries to take on more ambitious goals. That agreement, however, failed to resolve the main issues on the table, like creating rules for trading carbon emissions credits and helping developing countries pay for climate damages. Almost 200 countries at…
UN climate talks in Madrid have stalled. Countries are blaming the US.

UN climate talks in Madrid have stalled. Countries are blaming the US.

MADRID — A tense round of international negotiations over the future of global action on climate change was running into overtime on Friday night, and some negotiators say the current round of talks may not result in an agreement at all. And part of the holdup is coming from the United States. The United Nations…
John Kerry and the climate kids: a tale of 2 new strategies to fight climate change

John Kerry and the climate kids: a tale of 2 new strategies to fight...

Thus far, America’s efforts to address climate change have been woefully inadequate. That much is clear to just about everyone. But there is not as much consensus on exactly why that is, and what might change it. I was thinking about this as two bits of news appeared last week. The first was that the…
A guide to how 2020 Democrats plan to fight climate change

A guide to how 2020 Democrats plan to fight climate change

The field of Democratic 2020 presidential contenders has narrowed, but there will still be 10 on stage Wednesday night for the fifth official televised debate in Atlanta, Georgia. A recent poll, first reported by Emily Atkin at HEATED, showed that 71 percent of Democratic voters in Georgia want candidates to talk about climate change and…

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