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The Lincoln Project’s ad backing Gross is called “Strong” and it paints Sullivan as completely beholden to President Trump. On its website, the Project explains that “Alaskans know what hard work, honor, and integrity mean. When a moment of challenge showed itself, Dan Sullivan showed none. Sullivan is no longer a Republican nor a conservative. He’s a Trumpist.” Inside Climate News’ take on Sullivan is that he “didn’t make much of a name for himself” and has been in the shadow of his colleague Senator Lisa Murkowski except when she makes high profile breaks with the President, like her opposition to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Sullivan voted in favor of Judge Barrett. Similarly, even though climate change is highly evident in the Arctic, Sullivan parrots the Trump position — saying that “the verdict is still out on the human contribution to climate change,” and that there is no scientific consensus on the subject.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study released by Conservation International found that tuna populations will likely be pushed from the waters of 10 Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to climate change. For nations that rely on tuna as a source of food and income, the consequences could be devastating. Conservation International urges the global […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Earlier this month, devastating floods washed through western Germany, leaving people dead and swaths of cities destroyed. It was the worst flooding Central Europe has seen in decades, and the short, intense rainfall is “one of the hallmark manifestations of a human-warmed climate,” as Yale Climate Connections put it. […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Carbon border taxes are gaining popularity in North America and Europe, but many are skeptical that taxing imports from countries with weak emissions policies will encourage climate action. Others are calling border taxes unjust. John Kerry, the U.S. Climate Envoy, called border tax policies a “last resort.” Nevertheless, Congressional Democrats have already proposed one […]
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