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Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming 'very shortly'

"She'll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and a green revolution than I am," Biden told reporters in New Hampshire, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez's remarks at a Washington rally Monday night in support of her Green New Deal platform. The Monday event also featured Biden's Democratic rival and Green New Deal backer Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the congressional resolution with Ocasio-Cortez. The ...
Tags: Science, Washington, Massachusetts, United States, New Hampshire, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Ocasio-Cortez attacks Biden on climate change policy, Biden says he's 'never been middle of the road'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Ocasio-Cortez ramps up attacks on Biden's reported 'middle ground' climate change policy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


AOC and Bernie Sanders rally against mediocre climate change action

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has delivered an impassioned speech about her Green New Deal to combat climate change, saying radical action, not a middle-of-the-road approach is needed.The New York congresswoman joined Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally at Howard University in Washington on Monday, organized by activist group and big-time GND supporters the Sunrise Movement.Ocasio-Cortez slammed politicians for not acting on climate change in the past, in particular, for ...
Tags: New York, Science, Congress, Washington, Nasa, Cnn, United States, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Aoc, Howard University, Beto O Rourke, GND, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Joe Biden Looks To Revive Obama's Climate Plan. Scientists Say That's Not Good Enough.

The policy is expected to maintain a role for fossilfuels, and veer away from the Green New Deal framework that most of Biden'stop rivals for his party's 2020 presidential nomination have embraced
Tags: Science, Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Green New Deal


House of Representatives backs climate change deal to force US to stay in Paris agreement

The House of Representatives has passed a bill designed to force the US to stay in the Paris climate deal, in a rebuke to Donald Trump who has promised to withdraw from the landmark agreement. But the Democratic bill, which passed 231-190 in a vote largely along party lines, stands little chance of approval in the Republican-controlled Senate.House Democrats seized on the measure to portray Republicans as obstacles to progress on climate change – and make a case ahead of the 2020 election that T...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, Congress, Senate, China, US, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Paris, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump


LA’s New Climate Change Plan Will Radically Overhaul the City’s Car Culture

Cars are as wrapped up in Los Angeles’ identity as tacos, the Hollywood sign, and palm trees. But the auto culture could change dramatically in the next few decades. On Monday, the city introduced its version of a Green New Deal and while it won’t quite ban cars, it will alter transit in the city. Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, La, Cars, Los Angeles, Cities, Car Culture, Green New Deal


The media is failing on climate change – here's how they can do better ahead of 2020

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listen Young protestors hold placards at the office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell during a Green New Deal demonstration. Photograph: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock America elected Donald Trump at the end of the hottest year ever recorded, without debate moderators asking him a single question about global warming.But after three years of record temperatures,...
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What will it take for the media to focus on climate change in the 2020 elections?

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listenBeto O’Rourke rolled out his climate policy in Yosemite national park yesterday. Photograph: Marcio José Sánchez/APThe Guardian is partnering with Columbia Journalism Review and the Nation today on “Covering Climate Change,” a town hall event with media leaders about how to change the media narrative on climate change. Watch the event live here between 9am and 2pm.America e...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, Yosemite, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, US, America, Cnn, Yale, Iowa, Fairfield, Showtime, The Guardian


Beto O'Rourke's First Policy Proposal Is a $5 Trillion Plan to Tackle Climate Change

If you want further proof the 2020 presidential election will be the first presidential election where climate change is treated like it really matters, let me direct you to Beto O’Rourke. The former member of Congress’ biggest climate moment to date has been refusing to sign a pledge eschewing donations from fossil…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Climate Change, 2020 Election, Beto O'Rourke, Green New Deal, Beto Orourke


Beto O'Rourke unveils $5 trillion climate change plan in Yosemite

Beto O’Rourke unveiled a $5 trillion plan to work against climate change, his first major policy proposal since announcing his candidacy to be the Democratic 2020 contender.The "historic" cost includes $1.5 trillion in direct federal funding. The remaining $3.5 trillion will be "funded with the revenues generated by structural changes to the tax code that ensure corporations and the wealthiest among us pay their fair share and that we finally end the tens of billions of dollars of tax breaks cur...
Tags: Science, Yosemite, California, US, United States, Paris, Donald Trump, BETO, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, O Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Green New Deal


We're probably not going to hit the world's most important climate goal

2 degrees Celsius.  It's one of the most widely-publicized numbers in the world. In 2015, world leaders convened in Paris and agreed to limit the planet's warming this century to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution temperatures — and possibly even cap Earth's warming at an ambitious 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).  To get there, leaders proposed rapidly slashing heat-trapping carbon emissions from power plants, cars, and industry. But it wasn&a...
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The U.K.’s Version of the Green New Deal Has No Idea What It’s Doing

‘THIS IS AN EMERGENCY,” warns the website of the Extinction Rebellion, a group of climate-change activists whose civil disobedience has included gluing themselves to a train and to Jeremy Corbyn’s fence, nailing a pink boat to the ground in Oxford Circus, pouring fake blood outside Downing Street, holding a “die in” at London’s Natural History Museum, and camping beneath the city’s Marble Arch.What do they want? (1) For Britain to declare a “climate and ecological emergency,” (2) for Britain to ...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, United Kingdom, Oxford, Sky News, Parliament, Natural History Museum, Downing Street, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, U K, Boardman, Boulton, Adam Boulton, Thunberg


It's time for nations to unite around an International Green New Deal

Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal, but climate change knows no borders. We need a global response ‘The stakes of the international Green New Deal are not merely environmental.’ Photograph: Craig Easton/Getty Images/Cultura RF In times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As the adults in government accelerate their consumption of fossil fuels, chil...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, China, US, Paris, Un, Caroline Lucas, Donald Trump, Yanis Varoufakis, Marshall, Clive Lewis, Franklin D Roosevelt, David Adler, Democracy in Europe Movement


These Teen Climate Activists Are the Only Good Thing About Earth Day

Confession: I hate Earth Day. Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, The Kids Are Alright, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal, Climate Strike


AOC sends a stark climate message from the future

The 2020s, just right around the corner, promise to be a critical decade. U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intends the 2020s to be the decade that the United States tackles climate change by reinventing our society's antiquated energy infrastructure, while also guaranteeing Americans livable, dignified incomes. It's similar to the historic New Deal advanced by FDR in the 1930s.    It's the Green New Deal.  In a seven and a half minute message sent from some 10 years in...
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, New York City, Earth, United States, Ronald Reagan, House Of Representatives, Republican, Fdr, Democratic, Aoc, Washinton, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


The young Republicans breaking with their party over climate change

Millennial Trump supporters are starting to bring scientific reality to their party, but how far are they willing to go? A supporter checks his phone at a rally for Republican Mike Braun in Indiana. Photograph: Jim Young/Getty Images Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. The president has called climate science “bullshit”, donned a coal miner’s helmet at rallies and defenestrated fede...
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Minnesota Introduces Bold New Climate Change Bill Crafted by Teens

Everyone always looks to California for climate action, but don’t sleep on the Midwest. On Thursday, Minnesota legislators introduced a sweeping new bill modeled after Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, California, Midwest, Climate Policy, The Kids Are Alright, Green New Deal, Alexandrio Ocasio Cortez, Labs Of Democracy


Fiscally-conservative Democrats have declared war on the Green New Deal

The so-called Blue Dog Coalition of centrist Democrats want to prohibit federal deficit – and kill the Green New Deal ‘There’s nothing inherently dangerous about a growing deficit.’ Photograph: J David Ake/AP Utah representative Ben McAdams, a Democrat, warned ominously this week that a “day of reckoning is coming.” It’s the kind of sober language typically used to describe a climate crisis which – if we continue on with business as usual – could end human civilization as we know it. McAdams,...
Tags: Utah, Science, Greece, US, America, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, House, Social Security, Medicare, Republican Party, Deseret News, McAdams, Franklin D Roosevelt, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Ben McAdams


Dem. Rep. Bashes Green New Deal: ‘There’s No Need to Lie to Voters’

Representative Max Rose (D., N.Y.) lambasted fellow New York freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday for using the threat of climate change to advance a “massive socialist economic-policy platform” via the Green New Deal plan she introduced earlier this year.Rose, during a Wednesday interview on New York's local Metro Focus program, agreed with Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow progressives that climate change is an existential threat that requires a commensurate response, but arg...
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Will the sluggish U.S. ever make aggressive carbon cuts to rival Europe's?

With a rocket launcher strapped to his back, President Ronald Reagan rode fearlessly upon a long-extinct Velociraptor while brandishing a machine gun: This is the imagery — presented on poster board and carried to the floor of the Senate Chamber on March 26 — that Republican Senator Mike Lee used to mock the Green New Deal, a proposal to rapidly transform the U.S. energy infrastructure and slash the nation's ample emissions of carbon dioxide.  The Green New Deal, argued Lee, is not a seriou...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Congress, Senate, China, India, US, America, Eu, European Union, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Paris


Will the sluggish U.S. ever make aggressive carbon cuts to rival Europe's?

With a rocket launcher strapped to his back, President Ronald Reagan rode fearlessly upon a long-extinct Velociraptor while brandishing a machine gun: This is the imagery -- presented on poster board and carried to the floor of the Senate Chamber on March 26 -- that Republican Senator Mike Lee used to mock the Green New Deal, a proposal to rapidly transform the U.S. energy infrastructure and slash the nation's ample emissions of carbon dioxide. The Green New Deal, argued Lee, is not a seriou...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Congress, Senate, China, India, US, America, Eu, European Union, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Paris


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making 'fools of themselves'

Congresswoman hit back at Republicans who claim her resolution would cause ‘genocide’ and the end of hamburgers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the media after a televised town hall in New York on 29 March. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rounded on her Republican opponents, accusing them of making “total fools of themselves” in criticising her Green New Deal proposals. The Democratic congresswoman from New York has come under increasing attack from conservati...
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Beto O'Rourke: just how green is the Texas Democrat?

The 2020 presidential challenger has praised the Green New Deal but his relationship with the fossil fuel industry has come under scrutinyBeto O’Rourke, who received $476,000 from oil and gas sources in 2017-18, comes from a state that leads the country in both global warming pollution and renewable energy. Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/APIt was not hard for Beto O’Rourke to seem like a champion of green issues during his eye-catching Senate campaign in America’s 2018 midterm elections – after ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Congress, Senate, White House, US, America, United States, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Paris, Donald Trump, Cruz, BETO, Trump, Texas Tech University


U.S. Senate Republicans defeat Green New Deal resolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the "Green New Deal" resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels, while Democrats said the vote was a political stunt on an issue that will rise in importance. The vote was 57 against the resolution in the 100-member chamber, with 43 Democrats voting "present." Republicans won over Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and one independent senator, Angus King, who usually...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, U S Senate, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Reuters Senate, Kyrsten Sinema, Timothy Gardner, Green New Deal


The Republican party is the political arm of the fossil fuel industry

Republicans are doing everything in their power to kneecap the country’s ability to respond to climate change‘It’s time for Democrats to start treating Republicans like what they are: the political arm of the fossil fuel industry.’ Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty ImagesFor Republicans, the climate crisis is a joke. On Tuesday in the Senate, Mike Lee, a Republican senator for Utah, spent several minutes on the floor showing pictures of Luke Skywalker on Hoth, giant seahorses and Ronald Reagan shoo...
Tags: Utah, Science, Senate, Democrats, Ronald Reagan, Paris, Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Mike Lee, Puerto Rico, Luke Skywalker, Alexander, Lee, McConnell, Hoth


Climate change isn't a joke. Republicans should stop treating it like one

Rising temperatures are already a clear and present danger to millions of Americans, and Republican policy is making it worse ‘Republicans are doing everything in their power to make sure temperatures keep rising and kneecap the country’s ability to respond adequately to the results.’ Photograph: Brendan McDermid/ReutersFor Republicans, the climate crisis is a joke. On Tuesday in the Senate, Mike Lee, a Republican senator for Utah, spent several minutes on the floor showing pictures of Luke Sky...
Tags: Utah, Science, Senate, Democrats, Ronald Reagan, Paris, Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Mike Lee, Puerto Rico, Luke Skywalker, Alexander, Lee, McConnell, Hoth


Green New Deal: Senate defeats proposal as Democrats unite in protest

Non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressives aims to reduce greenhouse gases and lessen social inequity The US Senate defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers to radically reduce greenhouse gases and try to lessen social inequity. Republican leaders in the Senate had scheduled Tuesday’s vote in an effort to turn the proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections, hoping to force Democrats on the record a...
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US Senate rejects Green New Deal in Republican show vote

US Senate Republican leaders forced a stunt vote Tuesday on a climate change measure they ridicule, seeking to corner Democratic presidential hopefuls over an expensive, economy-upending plan proposed by the party's liberal left wing. The chamber easily rejected the Green New Deal, a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy in an ambitious effort to zero out greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. ...
Tags: Science, United States, US Senate, Donald Trump, Green New Deal



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