Covering Climate Now

Leaders Must Learn The Lessons Of COVID In Time To Fight Climate Change
We still have an opportunity to listen to experts and take strong action on climate change before the worst overwhelms our best intentions.
April 21, 2020 in New York City, United States. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 174,000 lives with over 2. million cases. 5
COVID Has Forced A Drop In Pollution. How Can Cities Maintain Climate Advances When This Is Over?
While the Trump administration has used the pandemic’s tumultuous months to roll back vehicle emissions standards, mercury limits and enforcement of existing environmental laws, cities have stepped in to advance policies that put the needs of residents first
Worth A Read

As part of the Covering Climate Now coalition’s week devoted to climate coverage, we published a few great Cafe pieces that really get at the politics of climate action.

All four that we published are worth a look, but we had two particularly insightful posts from political science researchers.

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Climate Change Is Already Hurting Our National Parks
National parks are seeing faster rates of warming than the rest of the country, serving as a dire warning of climate change’s impacts.
It’s Been A Rough Summer For Environmental Regs, But Trump’s Biggest Cut Is Still To Come
Led by Andrew Wheeler, the EPA has been busy.
Red State Opposition To Climate Action May Not Remain Entrenched Forever
Data shows that many Red states will be hit the hardest economically by climate change, suggesting those regions could shift their attitude on climate action sooner than we think.
WILMINGTON, CA  MAY 24, 2007 -- General scene setter images of the Tesoro refinery taken in May 2007, when is was taken over from Shell Oil.  Views include crude oil storage tanks, piping, crude oil heaters that prepare the oil for refining.  (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Fossil Fuel Companies Roll Out A New Era Of Spin
Climate Denialists Aren’t The Only Voice In The GOP — They’re Just The Loudest
Research shows that many Republican voters do support policies to curb climate change. Now we must convince GOP legislators to listen to those voices.
A World of Refugees

Josh Kovensky has a fascinating look at how white nationalists are glomming onto and pressing climate change hysteria to advance their goals of a walled-off, whites-only America. This makes me think of a central part of how I see the future of climate change.

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This Week’s Focus On Climate

Starting today and continuing for a week, TPM will be joining more than 250 news organizations in amping up our coverage of climate change and the political realities that surround it.

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White Nationalists Latch On To Climate Change For Mass Migration Hysteria
Some on the far right are pointing to climate change, and the refugees it will create, to tout the idea of walling off America.
The World Should Ignore Trump On Climate. Will It?
President Trump's commitment to undoing Obama's climate legacy is making it harder for the rest of the world to take action.
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