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The world is giving up on climate change

Given the consistent global refusal to cut back on energy usage and the fact that building out current technology (mostly wind and solar) will only get us halfway to zero carbon, our only hope lies in better technology.

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If Trump is reelected, California’s pollution waiver is history

Donald Trump, as part of his war against little ol' California, says he is revoking the state's waiver to set its own pollution rules under the Clean Air Act. Can he get away with it?

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Should the left stop annoying people over climate change?

No one thinks that personal commitments to lifestyle changes will ever have a serious impact on global warming. Only large-scale government action can do that.

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The Great Global Warming Plateau: A remembrance

On average, it's now nearly 4°F hotter than it was when your grandmother was born. At the rate things are going, by 2060 it will be 7°F hotter.

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Toxics

A brand new look at lead contamination in Flint

Marc Edwards and his team at Virginia Tech have published a new paper that uses a clever way of calculating lead levels in the Flint water supply over the past five years.

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Kevin Drum: California passes ban on...hotel shampoo bottles

Hotel shampoo bottles probably make up something like 0.001 percent of all the plastic used in California, but banning them doesn't annoy anyone who votes, so I suppose this was a no-brainer.

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Liberals and climate change: Not yet a happy marriage

San Bernardino County is really big and really sunny. It's a great place for solar energy farms. But not everyone is thrilled about that.

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What should a climate change “plan” look like?

Anyone with a 3-digit IQ can do a bit of googling and come up with a set of policies to reduce carbon emissions. But a plan—now that's a different thing.

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Humans are responsible for nearly all modern global warming

In case anyone ever suggests to you that, sure, global warming is real, but we don't know how much is caused by humans - well, yes we do.

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Toxics

An updated lead-crime roundup for 2018

The lead-crime hypothesis is pretty simple: lead poisoning degrades the development of childhood brains in ways that increase aggression, reduce impulse control, and impair the executive functions.

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Kevin Drum: Lead and dropout rates - an itsy bitsy mystery

The connection between lead and crime may still be debatable, but the connection of lead with IQ and learning deficiencies is rock solid.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

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Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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