Tag: climate change

Trump Has Decided To Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Deal

President Trump has decided to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement signed by President Obama in 2015, two people familiar with the decision told Axios. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is reportedly hammering out the details. “They’re deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal — which could take three years — or exit…

Trump Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

The Trump administration on Friday issued a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be built, effectively reversing the previous White House’s decision to reject the plans two years ago. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. State Department, in reviewing the project plans, decided the pipeline would be in “the national interest,” despite…

Trump’s First Budget Seeks Deep Cuts To Everything But Military, Border

President Trump unveiled his 2018 budget proposal Thursday, providing the clearest view yet of the policies he wants to use to deliver on his campaign promises. The plan includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a substantial bump for border security, while calling for deep cuts to most federal agencies, including roughly 30…

Scott Pruitt: Carbon Dioxide Not A ‘Primary Contributor’ To Global Warming

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said told CNBC on Thursday that carbon dioxide is not a “primary contributor” to global warming, calling for more debate and analysis on the issue. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree…

Judge Orders Trump’s EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt To Release 3,000 Emails

A judged ordered Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick to release thousands of emails between his office and fossil fuel companies. Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons from Oklahoma County District said to Pruitt’s office that it would have to hand over the emails to the Center for Media and Democracy, or CMD,…

Rex Tillerson Trump’s Secretary Of State Faces Senate Grilling

The second day of Senate confirmation hearings started Wednesday morning with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson facing heavy questioning, especially due to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson has downplayed his relationship with Russia, though, and his prepared remarks claim “Russia today poses a danger,…

Ivanka Trump Meeting With Al Gore to Talk Climate Change

Ivanka Trump is meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on Monday morning to discuss “climate issues,” Donald Trump’s communications director Jason Miller told reporters. Gore will not, however, meet with President-elect Donald Trump. The former Democratic presidential nominee supported and campaigned with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, and has since called for the…

US And China Announce Ratification Of Paris Climate Deal

The United States and China, which between them account for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, on Saturday ratified a global climate agreement ahead of the G20 summit in Hangzhou. “We have a saying in America — that you need to put your money where your mouth is,” President Obama told reporters. “And when…

Obama At The Global Climate Conference In Paris [VIDEO]

Appearing at the global climate conference north of Paris on Monday, President Obama said the United States is partially to blame for anthropogenic climate change and that he intends to have America lead an international effort to reverse the negative effects. “The United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace…

Obama Issues Warning on Climate Change [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama urged world leaders Monday to act now on climate change by agreeing to cut carbon emissions at talks in Paris later this year. During an Arctic climate summit in Alaska, Obama warned that “climate change is no longer some far-off problem” and on this issue, “there is such a thing as being…

Bill Nye Under Attack for Linking Texas Floods to Climate Change

Bill Nye Under Attack from science denying conservatives for Linking Texas Floods to Climate Change. Bill Nye the science guy took to Twitter to call out meteorologists for failing to link the floods earlier this week in Texas with a warming climate, and the backlash on Twitter was swift and intense. Billion$$ in damage in…

Jon Stewart mocks Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s ban on ‘global warming’ [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart presented a brand new segment on The Daily Show Wednesday night while putting his fingers in his ear and singing “la, la, la”: “Climate Change Doesn’t Exist.” The host turned to America’s “two most phallic states,” Florida and California, which occur to have opposite climate-related problems. In Florida, Governor Rick Scott has apparently…

U.S., China Come To Terms On Historic Climate Change Deal [VIDEO]

President Obama and President Xi Jinping finished up the deal Wednesday near the end of the trade summit in Beijing. At the end of the APEC trade summit in China, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a climate change agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping that would cut both countries’ greenhouse gas emissions by close to…

[Transcript & Video] Pres. Obama Delivers a Powerful Speech at the U.N.

U.S. will do what is necessary to secure freedom for generations to come, President Obama tells the U.N. Highlights: President Barack Obama sought to rally the world and especially Muslim countries to join the American fight against ISIS militants a “network of death” that “must be destroyed”. “No God condones this terror,” he told the…

[VIDEO] Stewart Blows Up on GOP Over Climate Change

Jon Stewart on Monday slammed a U.S House hearing regarding climate change, comparing the Republican-led session to “pushing a million pounds of idiot up a mountain.” The Wednesday hearing featured testimony from John Holdren, President Barack Obama‘s adviser on science and technology. Stewart showed clips of Republicans Steve Stockman of Texas, Dana Rohrabacher of California…

More Than 300K Join People’s Climate March in NYC

More than 300,000 people joined in the People’s Climate March in New York City, as organizers to claim it as the largest march for climate change on record. People from all over the continent and from a diverse array of backgrounds gathered at the Museum of Natural History for the start of the march, with…

New York City Hosts Climate Change March

The People’s Climate March scheduled to run over a big swath of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, taking public frustration over stalled efforts to curb carbon emissions to the streets in a noisy, vivid display of unity. The march is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. moving east along 59th Street from Columbus Circle, proceeding along…

John Oliver and Bill Nye Mock Climate Skeptics [VIDEO]

John Oliver and Bill Nye Mock Climate Skeptics: ‘You Don’t Need People’s Opinion on a Fact’ In addition to the raunchiest faux-news segment in human history (eat your heart out, Jon Stewart), tonight’s edition of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver swiped hard at public polling data showing one in four Americans skeptical of…

White House Report: Climate Change Is Harming The Economy

White House Report: Climate Change Is Harming The Economy Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” as extreme weather has a negative impact on Americans’ everyday lives and the U.S. economy, a new White House report says. The congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment, produced by more than 300 experts overseen by a panel of…

Obama: Carbon Limits Needed For Power Plants

In a speech at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama outlined a new climate change plan and said the State Department should not sign off on the Keystone XL oil pipeline if it increases greenhouse gas emissions. Obama said the plan includes new rules to restrict carbon pollution from power plants and promote renewable energy sources…