EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has called for a "red team-blue team" exercise to challenge scientific consensus on climate change. This kind of exercise might work well to encourage new ideas, but it has no place in determining the science of a changing climate.
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Many prominent U.S. corporations, opinion leaders and NGOs have announced their support of the Climate Leadership Council’s “carbon dividends” proposal. The proposal includes a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, the return of tax revenues to all Americans in the form of monthly dividend payments, and the rollback of some climate regulations, among other elements.
In the first G7 gathering since President Donald Trump's Paris pull-out, environment ministers managed to issue a joint communique, even though the United States disagreed with the other six countries on two Paris-related provisions.
When President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, he had plenty to say about international climate funding. Much of it was simply inaccurate.
President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement puts the United States in an odd club of only three nations that have not signed the landmark climate change accord. It's a decision that could isolate the U.S. from the global community for years to come.
Besides the cost to human health, the pollution's environmental impacts make China's fourth-largest city less attractive to corporate investment.
President Trump's 2018 budget request for fiscal 2018 makes clear that international climate finance is in the crosshairs, undermining U.S. economic, diplomatic and security interests around the world.
Climate negotiations just concluded in Bonn, and negotiators delivered a clear message: International climate action will not be deterred by shifting political winds in any one country.
As climate negotiators met in Bonn this week, Indian Energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal offered a bold assertion, saying India would stand by its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement "irrespective of what happens in the rest of the world." Here's a progress report on India's progress toward its renewable energy goals.
Asia's growing manufacturing, industry and services sectors are increasing demand for electricity in Southeast Asia, which too often results in more power plant pollution and a rise in climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, regional leaders are blazing ahead with clean energy.