Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Trump Admin Suppresses Science, House Dems Fight Back

Earlier this week in yet another affront on science, Trump White House officials demanded changes to testimony from Dr. Rod Schoonover, a State Department intelligence agency analyst and ultimately barred his written testimony to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change is “possibly catastrophic” and a serious national security threat. The committee chairman Rep. […]

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Offshore Wind: Huge Potential And Open Questions

Offshore Wind: Huge Potential And Open Questions

Last week a panel of experts speaking to the Capitol Hill Oceans Week Conference discussed the state of offshore wind development in the U.S. — describing the huge commercial potential and the difficult issues that are still being confronted in the industry’s infancy. It was a sobering look at this hot new source of renewable energy, but despite the challenges, offshore wind development seems inevitable.

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Is This the Beginning of the Green New Deal Era? The Climate Security Era?  Or Both?

Is This the Beginning of the Green New Deal Era? The Climate Security Era? Or Both?

The debate around climate change is increasingly falling into two lines of argument — one around the Green New Deal and the economy and another around climate change as an existential threat to our national security. 

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Republicans Take Aim at GND In Hearing On Climate Change Threat

Republicans Take Aim at GND In Hearing On Climate Change Threat

The House Committee on Government Oversight held the first in a series of hearings on climate change, with former Democratic Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel both testifying that climate change presents “threat multiplying” security risks, and that intelligence and national security leaders of the last four Administrations (including President Trump’s current Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of Defense) have all been in agreement on this key point.

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Senator Tammy Duckworth on Climate Change and National Security

Senator Tammy Duckworth on Climate Change and National Security

Last week, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) became one of 10 members of the newly formed Senate Democrat Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. As a former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and a Purple Heart recipient, Senator Duckworth brings an important perspective to this committee: that climate change is a direct threat to our […]

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White House To Form Committee To Deny Climate National Security Risk

White House To Form Committee To Deny Climate National Security Risk

Three weeks ago, and for the second year in a row, the Director of National Intelligence, former Republican Senator Dan Coats, testified to Congress that environmental degradation and climate change as global threats to U.S. national security stating that they are, “likely to fuel competition for resources, economic distress, and social discontent through 2019 and beyond.” 

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