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5 Times Trump’s Pick For Top Environmental Adviser Struggled To Defend Her Climate Denial

5 Times Trump’s Pick For Top Environmental Adviser Struggled To Defend Her Climate DenialKathleen Hartnett White stammered, sighed and sat silent for seconds on end on Wednesday throughout her Senate hearing to be confirmed as the new head of the White House’s Council of Environmental Quality.



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Syria Vows To Sign Paris Agreement, Leaving U.S. Alone In Climate Denial

Syria Vows To Sign Paris Agreement, Leaving U.S. Alone In Climate DenialSyria took a break on Tuesday from its gruesome six-year civil war to announce plans to sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving the United States as the only country to reject the emissions-cutting deal.



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White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans

White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humansThe US government released Friday a major scientific report that says climate change is “extremely likely” to be caused by human activity and will get worse without major cuts to carbon emissions. The findings of the federally mandated report were approved by the White House, even though they are starkly at odds with the position of President Donald Trump, who has labeled global warming a Chinese hoax and named fossil fuel ally Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. The Climate Science Special Report spans more than 600 pages and is part of a larger report known as the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which is being issued in draft form for public comment.



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Trump's NASA Pick Skewered For Climate Change Denial, Divisive Past At Hearing

Trump's NASA Pick Skewered For Climate Change Denial, Divisive Past At HearingWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to lead NASA was slammed by Senate Democrats during a nomination hearing Wednesday, while he waffled on the scientific consensus about climate change.



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Roy Moore Is An Outspoken Fundamentalist About Everything But Climate Change

Roy Moore Is An Outspoken Fundamentalist About Everything But Climate ChangeAlabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore takes a hard-line Christian fundamentalist stance on just about every issue.



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EPA Abruptly Blocks 3 Agency Scientists From Giving Talks On Climate Change

EPA Abruptly Blocks 3 Agency Scientists From Giving Talks On Climate ChangeThe Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly barred three agency scientists from giving talks about climate change at a conference in Rhode Island days before they were scheduled to speak.



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The Legal Reasons Why President Trump Won't Take A Stand On Climate Change

The Legal Reasons Why President Trump Won't Take A Stand On Climate ChangeThe Legal Reasons Why President Trump Won't Take A Stand On Climate Change



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Leonardo DiCaprio Slams Trump Administration Over Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio Slams Trump Administration Over Climate ChangeLeonardo DiCaprio spoke at a conference about the urgency of combatting climate change



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Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes: 'Whole world knows climate change is real'

Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes: 'Whole world knows climate change is real'Virgin boss Richard Branson has hit out at Donald Trump after Hurricane Irma partially destroyed his home on the British Virgin Islands. Donald Trump, who has previously denied climate change, has planned to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which aims to reduce the impact of global warming on Earth. Mr Branson criticised the President's stance in an interview on CNN, where he was asked about the impact of climate change on hurricanes. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "Look, you can never be 100 per cent sure about links" he replied, "but the scientists have said the storms are going to get more and more and more intense and more and more often." He continued: "We've had four storms within a month, all far greater than have ever, ever, ever happened in history. "Sadly, I think this is the start of things to come." Hitting out at Donald Trump, he continued:"Look, climate change is real. Ninety-nine per cent of scientists know it's real. "The whole world knows it's real except for maybe one person in the White House." Richard Branson launches aid relief campaign for the British Virgin Islands 02:33 The British billionaire and adventurer took refuge in the wine cellar of his home on his private island while it suffered a direct hit from the Category 5 Hurricane Irma. "As you can see from the photos, much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker has been destroyed or badly damaged," Sir Richard wrote from Puerto Rico, where he was mobilising aid efforts  for the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean. "We felt the full force of the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean. But we are very fortunate to have a strong cellar built into Necker’s Great House and were very lucky all of our teams who stayed on Island during the storm are safe and well." He has now called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. Hurricanes Irma and Maria | Advice for travellers  



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DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call

DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up CallActor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Tuesday that the recent string of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and now Maria — shines a light on the climate crisis and should come as a wake-up call for President Donald Trump and the world.



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