climate change

A 21st-Century Reinvention Of The Electric Grid Is Crucial For Solving The Climate Change Crisis
California fires
2021’s Climate Disasters Revealed An East-West Divide
One side of the country is too wet, the other dangerously dry.
Arctic
2021 Arctic Report Card Reveals A (Human) Story Of Cascading Disruptions, Extreme Events And Global Connections
2021 Hurricane Season Shows Low-Income Communities Face The Highest Risks In Changing Climate
The U.S. government can minimize the risks and the impact of displacement by planning and preparing for both slow- and rapid-onset events.
The Oil Industry’s Pivot To Carbon Capture And Storage—While It Keeps On Drilling—Isn’t A Climate Change Solution
Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil.
Where Things Stand: The OTHER Reason The Filibuster Is So Devastating Prime Badge
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(A lot going on in that photo beyond what the caption says, on so many levels. It is from June 21, 1947, after Senate Democrats spent the previous night filibustering the eventual GOP override of President Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley.)

Set aside for a moment the big issues like democracy reform that we know are stymied by the filibuster — it’s a given that its anti-majoritarianism holds up major generational reforms. Its impact goes far beyond that. The ways in which the filibuster infects not just legislating but the basic task of governance is so pervasive that it’s become part of the background noise of Washington. We don’t notice it anymore, but it’s hugely significant.

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Hurricane Rita September 24, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As Coastal Flooding Worsens, Some Cities Are Retreating From The Water
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: (R-L) U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (D-VT) holding a meeting with Senate Budget Committee Democrats in the Mansfield Room at the U.S. Capitol building on June 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Majority Leader and Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee are meeting to discus how to move forward with the Biden Administrations budget proposal. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chuck Schumer; Bernie Sanders
The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions Of Tons Of CO2 Into The Atmosphere
New research shows that California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway.
‘Alarming,’ ‘Disturbing,’ ‘Amusing,’ ‘Frustrating’: When Your Beef Study Becomes A Rightwing Distortion
“We’re humble little researchers with our quiet little existence, doing studies and putting things out,” one researcher chuckled, “then there’s this whole different universe of noise and shouting and jumping up and down.”
The Origin Story Of GOP Outrage Over Totally Imaginary Biden Red Meat Ban
This Week’s Red Meat For The Rightwing Machine
Enough Greenwashing: To Fix Climate, Big Finance And Gov’t Need To Get In The Game
A growing number of investors see carbon intensive industries as increasingly poor investments, a trend that could accelerate as the Biden administration puts government muscle behind our economy’s renewable revolution.
New Dem-Majority Senate Must Assess Financial Reg Appointees Through Climate-Tinted Lens 
It is no longer tolerable to confirm nominees who lack awareness of the scale of our climate emergency and the immense work needed to address it across all aspects of American life.
OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/05/14: Fossil Free Divest NY, in coordination with community members and dozens of groups across America, held a rally outside the office of the New York State Comptroller in New York City, on May 14, 2018, to press NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli divest the state pension fund from its $6 billion in fossil fuel holdings, including $1 billion in ExxonMobil. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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California Moves To Outlaw Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035
‘Evacuate Now’: Hundreds Of Thousands Ordered To Flee Oregon As Fires Engulf State
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