DITCHED:  Is 2020 the Tipping Point for Fossil Fuel Divestment?

DITCHED: Is 2020 the Tipping Point for Fossil Fuel Divestment?

Despite economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of countries, companies and financial institutions are committing to quit coal and are beginning to ditch oil and gas projects, too. 

In this episode of Political Climate’s special DITCHED series, host Julia Pyper speaks to Tim Buckley at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) about what’s driving the increase in fossil fuel exits around the globe, including in historically coal-dependent economies such as China and India.

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Young Conservatives: Not Engaging on Climate Is a ‘Huge Loss’ for the Republican Party

Young Conservatives: Not Engaging on Climate Is a ‘Huge Loss’ for the Republican Party

by Julia Pyper, Host/Producer Political Climate The American West is being ravaged by wildfires. The Atlantic region is seeing a record number of named hurricanes in a season. Floods in the Midwest have impacted crop yields. For decades, we have been warned of the dangers that climate change will bring, but U.S. policymakers have failed […]

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Teddy Roosevelt’s Not Having It

Teddy Roosevelt’s Not Having It

We wrote earlier this week that during a speech in the swing state of Florida where he announced an expansion of the ban on oil drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, Trump touted himself as the No. 1 environmentalist.  “Number one since Teddy Roosevelt. Who would have thought, Trump is the […]

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John Podesta: There’s No Time Left for ‘Moderate’ Climate Solutions

John Podesta: There’s No Time Left for ‘Moderate’ Climate Solutions

by Julia Pyper, host and producer of Political Climate John Podesta has had a long and distinguished career in American politics. The veteran Democrat official recalls a time when Members of Congress were open to working across the political aisle, the debate was healthy and the resulting policies were less prone to repeal. But today […]

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House Dems Make Climate Front and Center in Infrastructure Plan

House Dems Make Climate Front and Center in Infrastructure Plan

Yesterday House Democrats released their $760 billion infrastructure plan called the “Moving Forward Framework.” The plan proposes to rebuild the nation’s highways, airports, bridges, and other critical infrastructure but notably has an emphasis on climate change preparedness. As Politico reported, House Transportation Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) says the plan will be a radical departure from […]

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Top Stories of 2019: The State of Politics

Top Stories of 2019: The State of Politics

I (Miro) am not under the impression that anyone really wants to reminisce about the politics of 2019. From impeachment to the gutting of the Clean Power Plan and the Endangered Species, Clean Air, and Clean Water Acts, it was often a very heavy time for those of us who have dedicated our careers to […]

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