Trump’s State Department Shake-Up Could Have Big Implications For Climate Change
Trump just fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — who supported keeping the US in the Paris agreement — and wants to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who criticized the deal and has questioned climate science.
The Head Of The EPA Just Proposed A “War On Lead” At His Rowdy Oversight Hearing
EPA head Scott Pruitt proposed a “war on lead” at his first Senate oversight hearing, while Democrats took shots. “Can I assume, like all decent Americans, that you did not find Morocco, a North African nation, to be a ‘shithole’ when you visited?” asked one senator.
Scientists Are Calling On The American Museum Of Natural History To Cut Ties With The Mercers
“The most important asset any museum has is its credibility. This can be damaged by ties to donors and board members who are publicly known for investing in climate science obfuscation and opposing environmental solutions,” the scientists wrote in an an open letter.
Here’s How “Climate Change” Has Disappeared From Federal Websites Under Trump
Several agencies have scrubbed climate information from their websites, and often not communicated why, according to a new report. In many cases, it’s unclear if the changes were mandated by Trump officials, self-censorship from career staff, or administrative tweaks without political motives.
Here's How The BBC's Science Presenters Think It Should Cover Climate Controversies
Ofcom has launched an investigation into the Today programme after it allowed Lord Lawson to make inaccurate comments about climate change. Four BBC science presenters told us how they think the corporation should cover climate controversies.
Democrats Accuse This Trump Nominee Of Plagiarizing Her Answers To Congress About Climate Change, Environmental Justice, And More
“We are troubled that it appears that you have cut and pasted from the written answers of other nominees in your responses to questions that were submitted to you,” wrote 10 Senate Democrats.
These Climate Skeptics Have The Trump Administration’s Ear. Here’s Their Wishlist.
Several federal officials attended an energy conference hosted by the conservative Heartland Institute. The group of climate skeptics is celebrating Trump’s environmental rollbacks and aiming for even bigger policy changes.
Here's Why Debunking Viral Climate Myths Is Almost Impossible, In One Animated Chart
A British newspaper admitted that a controversial climate article from February was misleading and inaccurate. The story’s claims have received at least 752,300 shares, likes, comments, or other interactions on social media.
Business Groups To Trump: Let’s Stop Building In Dangerous Flood Zones
President Trump repealed Obama-era flood rules weeks before Harvey hit. Now about 30 business, emergency management, environmental, and fiscally conservative groups are urging him to adopt new rules — while avoiding the words “climate change.”
Everyone’s Talking About That Leaked Government Climate Report. Here’s Why It Actually Matters.
The government report is making waves after the New York Times published two different versions of a draft, spurring criticism from the White House. The report says there’s more evidence than ever that the planet is warming rapidly and humans are to blame.