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Rep. Peter Welch joins Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in addressing job creation, climate change

Rep. Peter Welch joins Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in addressing job creation, climate changeVermont Rep. Peter Welch took to Twitter to support New York Rep.-Elect Ocasio-Cortez's ''Green New Deal." Here are the details.



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EPA Eases Rules on Coal Industry Despite Climate Change Warnings

EPA Eases Rules on Coal Industry Despite Climate Change WarningsActing EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the proposal Thursday



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France’s Gas Tax Debacle Bolsters The Case For Green New Deal-Style Climate Policies

France’s Gas Tax Debacle Bolsters The Case For Green New Deal-Style Climate PoliciesFrench President Emmanuel Macron reversed course on his controversial gas tax



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Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Forceful Climate Stance, Leapfrogging The 2020 Field

Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Forceful Climate Stance, Leapfrogging The 2020 FieldWASHINGTON ― Two years can be a split second in geological time and an



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Ocasio-Cortez says climate crisis will be the moon landing, civil rights movement and Great Society of this generation

Ocasio-Cortez says climate crisis will be the moon landing, civil rights movement and Great Society of this generationRep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said fighting climate change will require bold action akin to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal or NASA’s Apollo program.



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David Attenborough's Dire Climate Warning: ‘Our Greatest Threat In Thousands Of Years'

David Attenborough's Dire Climate Warning: ‘Our Greatest Threat In Thousands Of Years'David Attenborough, the famed naturalist and conservation advocate, issued a



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Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accordKATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators at the U.N. climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty task Tuesday of finalizing the rules for the Paris accord, a landmark agreement by countries three years ago to curb global warming.



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Alarm sounded, nations urged to act at UN climate talks

Alarm sounded, nations urged to act at UN climate talksWith the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their ears, representatives from nearly 200 nations gather Sunday in Poland to firm up their plan to prevent catastrophic climate change. The UN climate summit comes at a crucial juncture in mankind’s response to planetary warming. The smaller, poorer nations that will bare its devastating brunt are pushing for richer states to make good on the promises they made in the 2015 Paris agreement.



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Big Brussels climate march marks COP24 start

Big Brussels climate march marks COP24 startTens of thousands of marchers took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday to mark the start of the UN climate summit in Poland. Speaking through a blow-horn, activist Evert Nicolai of Oxfam Action urged leaders to do what was needed towards fighting climate change. The march, dubbed Claim The Climate, ended with speeches and performances at the Parc Cinquantenaire that overlooks the European Union institutions.



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Grim tidings from science on climate change

Grim tidings from science on climate changeScientists monitoring the Earth’s climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks starting Sunday in Poland on how best to draw down the greenhouse gases that drive global warming. The 2015 Paris Agreement calls on humanity to block the rise in Earth’s temperature at “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) compared to preindustrial levels, and 1.5C if possible. Earth’s average surface temperature from January to October 2018 was one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 1850-1900 baseline.



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