Climate Change
One Cool Thing: ODP Teams Up With Jillian Harris

One Cool Thing: ODP Teams Up With Jillian Harris

Last week we had the honor of writing a guest blog post for Jillian Harris’ blog that was an intro to what folks should know about climate change. Aside from being a tv host, lifestyle expert, former Bachelorette, and all-around awesome human, Jillian is unafraid to use her platform to talk about important issues like […]

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Tweet of the Week: Dan Rather’s Take on Dem Debate Night 1

Wait, are we done with the debate on climate change already? What did I miss? I had just gone to the fridge to get my Diet Dr. Pepper and. when I came back.. okay, I guess so much for the greatest existential threat to the planet — Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 27, 2019 As we […]

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Trump Administration Continues to Undermine U.S. Climate Progress

In a series of actions over the last two weeks, the Trump Administration continues to reverse U.S. government rules and programs that had been contributing to U.S. progress on the climate crisis.  In addition to the rule they proposed that benefits coal power plants by allowing them more flexibility with air pollution, the Agriculture Department “buried” studies by USDA scientists on the negative impacts of climate change, proposed that environmental reviews of federal projects no longer include estimates of greenhouse gas emissions caused by projects, increased categorical exclusions of environmental reviews for projects like logging on federal lands, and rebuffed all efforts by the state of California to reach an agreement on the clean car rule rollback.  

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For Millennials, the Climate Crisis Is An Area of Bipartisan Agreement

For Millennials, the Climate Crisis Is An Area of Bipartisan Agreement

Millennial voters do not agree on all issues, but one issue on which Millennial conservatives and liberals do see eye to eye is climate change. Climate change is increasingly bridging the Republican-Democrat divide as it moves behind politics and emerges as a human issue.

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The U.S. Waives Sanctions for Iranian Gas Sales to Iraq During Heat Wave

The U.S. Waives Sanctions for Iranian Gas Sales to Iraq During Heat Wave

This summer has been unusually hot for Iraq, and a June heatwave is impacting the Trump Administration’s policy to sanction Iranian exports of gas — they had to waive the sanctions they recently re-imposed in order to ensure that Iraq could get the extra fuel they need to power air conditioning systems.

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Millennials Worldwide Taking Their Climate Grievances to Court

Millennials Worldwide Taking Their Climate Grievances to Court

All around the world, Millennials and Gen Zers are starting to bring lawsuits against their governments challenging the “legality” of years of climate inaction using similar theories as being alleged in the U.S. “kids” climate case pending in the U.S. 

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America’s Military is Guzzling Gas and Emitting Massive Amounts of CO2

America’s Military is Guzzling Gas and Emitting Massive Amounts of CO2

A recent report published by a political scientist at Boston University, found that the Department of Defense is the worlds “single largest producer of greenhouse gases”. America’s military alone emits around 153 million metric tons of carbon pollution annually. In terms of emissions, this would make the U.S. military equal to the Netherlands, and larger […]

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Tweet of the Week: Rep. Kathy Castor’s Crash Course for Congress Colleagues


I’ve told my colleagues the National Climate Assessment is required reading. But if they don’t have time to read the whole thing, scientist @KHayhoe can summarize it in under a minute. https://t.co/ony4DE1jmr pic.twitter.com/oEnbISWzZ5 — US Rep Kathy Castor (@USRepKCastor) June 11, 2019 Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) who chairs the House Select Committee on the Climate […]

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Interview of the Week: Monica’s Take on the Climate Debate

There has been growing pressure from green groups and presidential candidates Gov. Jay Inslee for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to host a debate with presidential candidates focused solely on the topic of climate change. This week the DNC called Inslee’s campaign to”[let them] know that they will not host a climate debate.” Furthermore, according […]

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Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

By Alexandra Patel and Miro Korenha  Critical to Democrats in the upcoming 2020 election is the stance the newly elected president will take on climate change and the impact it will have on America’s future. On Tuesday, June 4th, Presidential candidate Joe Biden made his position clear through his newly-released climate plan. Why this matters: […]

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80 UN Nations Plan to Step Up Their Paris Climate Commitments

80 UN Nations Plan to Step Up Their Paris Climate Commitments

According to a story the New York Times broke yesterday, 80 countries want to increase their climate pledges ahead of schedule under the Paris climate accord. The United Nations explained that this signals some of them would do so at a summit of world leaders in September. Despite the United States’ withdrawal from the agreement […]

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Trump Administration Orders Manipulation of Climate Science

Trump Administration Orders Manipulation of Climate Science

The New York Times reported yesterday that in addition to significantly weakening Obama Administration policies and rules that would have cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, now the Trump Administration is working to “recalculate” the risks posed by climate change by ordering scientists to ignore long term impacts beyond 2040 and to omit analysis of the worst-case scenarios in the next national climate assessment report.  

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