Interview With Gina McCarthy: EPA And Joe Biden Have a Sweet History click button

Interview With Gina McCarthy: EPA And Joe Biden Have a Sweet History

This week, we spoke to former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the 50th anniversary of the agency’s creation.  McCarthy is excited about the agency being able to return to its mission, re-establish its science, and put people first again. EPA has a really rich 50-year history and certainly that history is not about killing jobs […]

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One Cool Thing: Climate Change Warning Labels on Gas Pumps

One Cool Thing: Climate Change Warning Labels on Gas Pumps

Cambridge, Massachusetts will be the first, but it is unlikely to be the last city to require climate change warning labels on gas pumps.  The Hill reported that the ordinance says: “Requiring these labels at the gas pump will provide consumers with information about the impact of fossil fuel consumption directly at the point of […]

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Election Countdown: Interview with Jean-Luc Duvall, League of Conservation Voters click button

Election Countdown: Interview with Jean-Luc Duvall, League of Conservation Voters

In the runup to the election next week, we talked with Jean-Luc Duvall, who is a climate organizer with the League of Conservation Voters in North Carolina.  In his spare time, Jean-Luc is running for a local office in his home of Wake County.  Here are a few of the highlights.

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Public Increasingly Believes In Climate Change, But Trump Voters Less Likely to Heed Warnings

Public Increasingly Believes In Climate Change, But Trump Voters Less Likely to Heed Warnings

The Yale Climate Communications has released its latest Climate Survey maps and the results show that now the overwhelming majority — 72% of Americans across the country believe climate change is happening and 64% believe that it is affecting the weather.   On the other hand, a study in the journal Science Advances this week also shows, alarmingly, that “likely Trump-voting Florida residents were 10 to 11 percentage points less likely to evacuate Hurricane Irma than Clinton voters (34% versus 45%), a gap not present in prior hurricanes.”

Why This Matters:  The number of Americans who believe in climate change is increasing so there is less reason for partisan division about combatting it.

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Wildfires and Smoke Wreak Havoc in Oregon and Washington

Wildfires and Smoke Wreak Havoc in Oregon and Washington

Oregon and Washington are caught in the grip of uncontrolled fires that are causing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate on short notice.  Indeed, as The Washington Post described it in a headline, “Much of the West Is On Fire, Illustrating the Dangers of Climate Extremes.” 

Why This Matters:  Did we mention that fire season has not even officially begun yet?

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Extinction Rebellion Protests Target Murdochs and the Media

Extinction Rebellion Protests Target Murdochs and the Media

Last week in the UK, the Extinction Rebellion (XR) continued their protests, this time targeted newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch.  The police arrested “more than 70 environmental activists who blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers,” as the Associated Press reported

Why This Matters: While many figures in the UK, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, quickly condemned the XR act as an attack on the free press, freedom of speech extends to protests too.

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