Bill McCann: GOP responses to climate change and COVID-19 are disastrous

Some radical Republicans also raise a favorite bogeyman, arguing that global warming is a plot to get the country to embrace “socialism.”
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Kate Aronoff: Follow the money into Joe Manchin’s pockets

The senator is no mystery. Fossil fuels feature heavily in both his personal and professional finances.
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Justice

Catherine Coleman Flowers: Hurricane Ida shows the one-two punch of poverty and climate change

Advocates often talk about social justice, political justice, environmental justice, climate justice and more as though they are separate issues. The fact is: inequalities overlap and amplify each other.

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Climate

Ed Davey: Britain’s energy crisis has been years in the making, thanks to the Conservatives

Tory climate sceptic backbenchers and their backers are arguing that the current energy crisis shows why we must scrap green levies and subsidies for the renewables industry.

Climate

Andrew Gunther, Jeremy Lowe: No, damming the Golden Gate won't save the Bay Area from rising seas

The Bay Area can be a coastal city that demonstrates how to adapt and thrive amid climate change. Or we can hold ourselves captive in a deteriorating 20th century landscape behind a dam trying to hold back the ocean.

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Dougray Scott: The climate crisis is a water crisis for the poorest and most vulnerable communities

If everyone had access to clean water, they would be better able to protect themselves from the destructive effects of climate change.

Climate

Editorial: Summer of extremes calls for climate change action

If weather were capable of a political agenda, its messaging during the past summer would not be mistaken for subtle hints.

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Commentary: In a Pennsylvania town, tainted water was only the beginning

Of the six neighbors on Green Valley Road who settled with the petroleum company, only the Crawleys remain. Mr. Finkler died of cancer. But the rest abandoned their homes and moved far away.

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Liza Featherstone: 75 percent of young people are frightened by the future. That’s the only sane reaction to climate change.

Climate change is already devastating the young, who feel abandoned by their governments and earlier generations.
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Brady Seals: Your gas stove is polluting your own home. Go electric

Gas kept our lights on for decades and helped us transition from coal, but we now have solutions for a safer, cleaner, more resilient future. The time has come to go all-electric, both for our health and our future.

Climate

Oregonians are pessimistic about solving climate change, survey finds

The findings of a statewide survey released Tuesday found that two-thirds of Oregonians were pessimistic about solving the climate crisis before it’s too late. However, local climate activists say there are reasons to be hopeful.
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Eleni Vlachos: Meatless Mondays worked. Now let’s expand that idea.

Eating meat just one day a week could cut emissions, stave off climate despair, and help start a movement.
Climate

Kim Heacox: Rain fell on Greenland’s ice sheet for the first time ever known. Alarms should ring

Climate scientists believe that if Greenland continues to rapidly melt, tens of millions of people around the world could face yearly flooding and displacement by 2030.

Justice

Adam Hoverman, Melissa Lem: West Coast doctors join the call: No more fossil fuels

Our obligation to act on behalf of our patients moves us to call for immediate climate action.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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