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Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

Enlarge this image Arctic sea ice is seen from a NASA research aircraft on March 30, 2017, above Greenland. A top Interior Department scientist who tracks Arctic conditions says he was demoted by the Trump administration for speaking out on climate change. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images A former head policy adviser at the Interior Department is accusing the Trump Administration of reassigning him to a lesser position for speaking out about the dangers of climate change. Joel Clement, a scientist who was director of…

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California climate law touted as global model faces key test

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. The vote Monday on whether to give another decade of life to California’s cap-and-trade program has global implications as the largest U.S. state moves to be a leader in reducing carbon emissions at a time when President Donald Trump is pulling … Read the referenced story here: California…

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California Lawmakers to Decide Fate of Landmark Climate Law

California lawmakers are nearing a vote on a climate change initiative. The decision Monday could give another decade of life to California’s expiring cap-and-trade program. It has global implications as the largest U.S. state looks to be a model for reducing carbon emissions at a time when President Donald Trump is pulling back from fighting global warming. Gov. Jerry Brown has pitched the legislation with nearly apocalyptic rhetoric, calling it essential for the survival of civilization. But his plan has infuriated some environmental groups who say progressive California should be…

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Macron: Charm Offensive May Soften Trump’s Climate Stance

French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump might have changed the U.S. president’s mind about climate change.   Macron defended his outreach to Trump, saying in an interview Sunday in the Journal du dimanche newspaper “our countries are friends, so we should be too.”   After a tense, white-knuckle handshake at their first meeting in May, Macron said they gained “better, intimate knowledge of each other” during Trump’s visit last week.   Macron said “Trump listened to me” on their main point of contention —…

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Truth Is Just a Detail for Climate Change Alarmists

Oren Cass, City JournalThirty-nine percent of Americans give at least 50-50 odds that “global warming will cause humans to become extinct,” according to a poll released last week by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. This extreme view, unsupported by mainstream climate science, is more widely held than the belief that climate change either is “caused mostly by natural changes in the environment” rather than human activity (30 percent), or else “isn’t happening” at all (6 percent). As if on cue, New York published a cover story on Monday…

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‘G19’ Nations Affirm Climate Plan, Acknowledging U.S. Withdrawal

Enlarge this image Despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from an international climate accord, other leaders affirmed their commitment to the plan at the G20 Summit. Trump is seen here with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday. Patrik Sollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Patrik Sollarz/AFP/Getty Images The G20 Summit ended in Hamburg with affirmation to pursue the Paris climate accord by leaders of the world’s strongest economies, minus President Trump. “The leaders of the other G20 members state that the Paris Agreement is irreversible,” reads a declaration adopted on…

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