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The national security threat that Republicans are ignoring 29.5.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
When it comes to the 2016 Republican presidential primary, the candidates have found two big, fertile policy arenas in which to stake out territory: climate change and national security.Specifically, presidential hopefuls are scrambling to show who is most aggressive on national security and who is most passive on climate change. The ideal candidate would, presumably, be able to claim both superlatives.Read full article ...
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George Pataki Leads 2016 GOP Crowd… 29.5.2015 Mother Jones
The good news: The GOP 2016 field has a contender who believes human-induced climate change is real and extensive action must be taken to reduce emissions. The bad news: It's George Pataki. The former New York governor announced his entry into the race on Thursday—and, predictably, the political earth did not move. Few members of the politerati view Pataki as a top-tier candidate. His name recognition is low. And after he left New York state's top job in 2006, Pataki, who had unexpectedly defeated then-Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994, has been largely absent from politics. But he did—of course— join a law firm . And he formed a consulting group to provide guidance to firms in the energy, infrastructure, clean-tech, and environmental fields. Clean tech? Yes, he was a fan of green-friendly enterprise. But—for a Republican contender—it's even worse: Pataki became an advocate for climate change action. In 2007, he was named co-chair of the Independent Task Force on Climate Change organized by the Council on Foreign ...
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Poor nations waiting for a deal on climate, says French minister 29.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Developing countries will wait to see if rich nations will ‘meet their expectations’ in global warming talks, says Ségolène Royal

Developing countries are “waiting to see” what rich nations will offer them in global warming talks, the French minister of environment has said, ahead of crunch negotiations to be hosted in Paris later this year.

Ségolène Royal, the environment minister and former presidential candidate, will play a leading role in the United Nations conference in December as the French government is working to produce a new “Paris protocol” that would determine the future of global action on climate change for decades beyond 2020.

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Wisconsin governor: Obama power plant rule 'unworkable' 29.5.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable."...
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Obama Explains Why He Approved Arctic Drilling In The Face Of Climate Concerns 29.5.2015 Think Progres

During a Twitter chat, President Obama said, "since we can't prevent oil exploration completely in [the] region we're setting the highest possible standards."

The post Obama Explains Why He Approved Arctic Drilling In The Face Of Climate Concerns appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Fix: We watched President Obama’s Twitter Q&A so you didn’t have to 29.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Fresh off a hurricane preparedness briefing in Miami, President Obama spent 30 minutes on his new Twitter account, ostensibly to take people's questions on climate change.Ready to answer your questions on climate change. Let's do this! #AskPOTUS pic.twitter.com/5KrIb5jL6SRead full article ...
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More Than 100 CEOs Are Asking World Leaders To Stop Emitting So Much Carbon 29.5.2015 Think Progres

Turns out environmental activists aren't the only people who want to eliminate the risk of catastrophic global warming.

The post More Than 100 CEOs Are Asking World Leaders To Stop Emitting So Much Carbon appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Obama: 'Nothing secret' about Pacific trade deal 28.5.2015 The Hill
Obama defends his trade agenda on Twitter.
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The U.S. Can Meet Its Climate Goals Without Congress, New Report Finds 28.5.2015 Think Progres

The World Resources Institute says that through implementing and strengthening existing policy, the U.S. can meet its climate goals -- without Congress.

The post The U.S. Can Meet Its Climate Goals Without Congress, New Report Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Oil lobby group recruited Canadian minister for secret strategy meeting 28.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Natural resources minister Greg Rickford attended closed door meeting to deliver pep talk in 2014 to urge executives to spreading oil industry’s message

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How climate change affects insurance and economic risk 28.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As historic weather models change, experts in the insurance industry are having to change their assessment of risk.
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Diversity Is the Lifeline for the Future of the Climate Movement 28.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Being a climate advocate is not for the weak of heart. The U.S. is a safe haven for climate deniers. Instead of taking bold steps to reduce our carbon emissions, our elected officials focus on stunts like  bringing in snowballs to Congress  to claim there is no climate change. In the face of such obstinacy, climate advocates must stand together and take to the streets. And as the People's Climate marched showed, there is no shortage of people willing to stand up and join the fight against climate change. The Environmental Movement and Diversity I woke up early on the Sunday morning of the People's Climate March not sure what to expect. I had been hearing that over 100,000, possibly 200,000 people were expected to march. I hoped that the numbers would be there. But more than that, I hoped that the crowd that showed would be a reflection of those impacted most by climate change. While climate change will negatively impact all of us, people of color and low-income communities will be hit the hardest and ...
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Canada must deal with tar sands emissions, says Clinton campaign chief 28.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Canada needs to do more to deal with ‘excessive emissions’ from tar sands ahead of crunch climate talks in Paris later this year, says John Podesta

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France ready to step in if UN climate talks stall, says top diplomat 28.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Chief French climate diplomat Laurence Tubiana says hosts of Paris climate summit will take lead if countries fail to deliver new text by August, RTCC reports

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Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell 28.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,650 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. The Daily Bucket - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice —by foresterbob: "I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me that my basement had a nonpaying guest. All this would be fine, except that said guest is not potty trained, and sometimes the basement reeks of snake ...
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The Santorum File (Take Two) 28.5.2015 FactCheck
Rick Santorum, the second-place finisher in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, is making it official that he will run again for the presidency.
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US risks emissions goal miss, study says 27.5.2015 Financial Times US
But prescription of bolder action would meet fierce Republican resistance
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California Set To Give Solar Panels To Low-Income Families For Free 27.5.2015 Oneindia.in: Public Notices
California is the best state in the country if you want to go solar – but only if you are rich enough. Due to the steep initial cost of $ 15,000, only the middle to high-income families can afford to install solar panels. An original initiative is, however, seeks to change that. This new project ...
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Why So Many Politicians Don’t Accept Climate Change, According To Science 27.5.2015 Think Progres

Echo chambers: They're always bad, but worse when they're wrong.

The post Why So Many Politicians Don’t Accept Climate Change, According To Science appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Sanders makes run official: If people 'fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished' 27.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
In a speech peppered with introductory "brothers and sisters," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by the perfectly gorgeous sunny setting on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Although he was born and raised in Brooklyn, Burlington is where he has lived and worked for more than 40 years. The fact that Waterfront Park where he announced his campaign no longer qualifies as a rundown industrial eyesore is in great part thanks to Sanders's efforts during his four terms in the 1980s as Burlington's mayor. He knows what it means to be an underdog. He lost the first time he ran for office. But when he ran the last time for mayor, in 1987, he defeated a candidate endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties. Long self-identified as a democratic socialist, which is what Europeans would call social democratic, Sanders's speech contained no surprises for those who have followed his career as mayor, ...
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