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Trump's early moves spark alarm, resistance within the government | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At the U.S. State Department, the dissent began building soon after President Donald Trump signed an executive order late on Friday to limit immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.<p>President Trump signs an executive order cutting regulations, accompanied by small …

Donald Trump

Why Trump’s Immigration Rules Are Unconstitutional

Don’t pay attention to the administration's spin. The law is clear.<p>President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the United States—as well as denying entry to refugees from Syria for the indefinite …

Immigration

The similarities between Trump support and climate denial

It’s long puzzled climate realists: why do free market supporters oppose free market solutions to climate change? The answer may be related to another puzzling question: why does Donald Trump have such unwavering support among a certain segment of American conservatives?<p>A recent paper by Jeremiah …

Climate

Poll: Fewer Americans see climate change as a serious threat

More than six in 10 Americans see climate change or global warming as a serious problem facing the United States, according to the results of the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday morning, on the same day leaders from around the world convened in Paris for a summit on …

Clean Technology

Thousands of empty shoes stand in for climate protesters. Among them, a pair from Pope Francis.

The square was supposed to be filled with thousands of protesters, but instead, it was only their shoes.<p>Thousands of pairs of shoes were placed in …

Two-thirds of Americans want U.S. to back global climate deal: NYT/CBS poll | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Two-thirds of Americans think the United States should join a legally binding global climate change agreement, a poll by CBS News and the New York Times released on Monday said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the COP21 session of statements by heads of state and government …

Environmentalism

Meet the 15-year-old kid who's suing Obama over climate change

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh became a climate change activist at age 6 when he saw an environmental documentary. He asked his mom to find a way for him to speak at a rally.<p>Now 15, the long-haired, hip-hop-savvy Coloradan is one of 21 young activists joining climate scientist James Hansen in …

Climate

North Carolina judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge

A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.<p>The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Hallie Turner learned Wednesday that Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan rejected her effort to overturn a decision by the state Environmental Management …

Meet The Woman Whose Two-Word Catchphrase Made the Military Care About Climate

Droughts, floods, expanding ocean lanes — global warming poses a huge threat to U.S. national security. The military began to care about it a decade ago, largely thanks to Sherri Goodman and her wonky catchphrase.<p>In 2006, as war mounted in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military began to see the …

National Security

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

It's time to change the way we talk about climate change.<p>Political leaders have acknowledged human-driven (or "anthropogenic") global warming since 1964 (when President Lyndon Johnson mentioned it in a speech to Congress). Since then, however, we've done almost nothing to address its dangers. As …

Climate Change

The AP will no longer use “skeptics” to describe people who don’t believe in climate change

Those who refuse to acknowledge that climate change is caused by human activity will no longer be called “skeptics” by the Associated Press, after the newswire service decided the term was too scientifically rigorous.<p>The AP explained their decision in a blog post:<p>Scientists who consider themselves …

Climate Change

The world has noted Australia's lack of ambition on climate change

For an outsider to understand another country’s climate policy is never easy. Australia is certainly no exception. As a European observer, the recent debate about climate action in Australia is particularly puzzling.<p>Former EU climate chief Hedegaard backs fossil fuel divestment<p>Read more<p>In the early …

Climate

The Earth Is Now "Locked In" To A 3 Foot Sea Level Rise, NASA Says

"The best science today says it is going to happen and that we're not ready for it," a climate scientist told BuzzFeed News. "That, unfortunately, is bad news."<p>Steve Nerem, a geophysicist at NASA and the University of Colorado, Boulder, said the world is all but certain to see a three foot sea …

Global Warming

When firefighters speak out on climate change, we ought to listen up

Freak wild fires are becoming the new normal as global weather patterns have changed dramatically but we still not have accepted that<p>Climate change is worsening the fires that ravage many parts of America each year. Grime-streaked firefighters battling one of the 167 active wildfires currently …

Climate Change

There is still scientific research that says man-made climate change is a myth. Here is why it’s wrong

Scientists love arguments and counter-arguments. Even when they arrive at a consensus, they remain open to evidence that could force them to change their minds. That is perhaps why, despite a consensus among 97% climate scientists that humans are causing global warming, some people believe that the …

Climate Change

The Pope's Climate Change Message Is Lost on Americans

Pope Francis released a 180-page indictment of capitalism and climate change that has fallen, for the most part, on deaf ears in the U.S.<p>Just 31 …

Climate change is so dire we need a new kind of science fiction to make sense of it

Build an imaginary world in your mind, hanging in space. Spin it around a bit; kick the tires. Now change one thing about that world. Throw a bug of your choice into the machine. What if the oceans reclaim your coastal cities? What if you can’t support life? What if the life you bear can’t support …

Science Fiction

Why Climate Change Is Likely Bringing the Plague Back to Yosemite National Park

As the globe gets wetter, climate change has an unexpected role in reintroducing the lethal plague, which has produced several similar infections already this year in the Western United States.<p>Well, this can't be good.<p>A second person to visit California's Yosemite National Park has been diagnosed …

Climate Change

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Climate Change

The Pope’s Moral Case for Taking On Climate Change

Francis’s first encyclical is a cry to save the environment—and make a priority of theology over politics.<p>“The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers.” It is a statement of fact, an intellectual premise, a gentle claim of territory. In his new encyclical on environmental …

Pope Francis—Climate change is man-made, and the Church must listen to scientists

<i>Pope Francis makes a fiery call to action on climate change in a leaked draft of his encyclical letter published on June 15 by Italian magazine l’Espresso.</i><p><i>In the first chapter, the head of the Catholic church blames humans for global warming, and concludes that the church must “listen to and</i> …

Climate Change

NASA releases dataset of global climate change predictions up to 2100

NASA has released a dataset setting out how rainfall and temperature patterns are likely to change in the coming decades. The data covers 21 climate …

Incontrovertible: There is NO consensus on "climate change"

I have the pleasure of working with Dr. Roger Cohen, RWC Fellow American Physical Society, to publicize a better understanding of climate science and …

Sweat It Out with the Tone It Up Girls for a Bombshell Bod

Exercise 1 Deadlift to Upright Row<p>Stand tall, holding a pair of dumbbells in front of your thighs, palms facing your body <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your back flat, slowly hinge forward at the hips and lower the weights toward your shins <b>(B)</b>. Squeeze your glutes to return to standing, keeping the weights close to …

Rick Santorum Tries To Explain Why He Can Weigh In On Climate Change But Pope Shouldn't

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) attempted to argue Sunday that it's more appropriate for him to be weighing in on climate change than it is for Pope Francis, who is not only a religious leader but also a chemist.<p>In the coming weeks, the pope is expected to release a groundbreaking …

The flawed case for fossil-fuel divestment raises a carbon debate

<i>Robert Walker is vice-president, Ethical Funds and ESG Services, at NEI Investments.</i><p>Climate change was raised as a global concern more than half a century ago. The cries of crisis were dismissed as fearmongering for much of this time. But no longer can any business, government or consumer deny the …

Scientists have busted a major myth about global warming

Global warming probably didn’t slow down during this century after all, according to newly published research by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The revelation undercuts a favorite argument of politicians who are skeptical of climate change—that the earth has …

Climate Change

A carbon price would benefit more than just the climate

The United States is grappling with serious economic and environmental challenges – from sluggish economic growth to rising greenhouse gas emissions …

The climate warming pause goes AWOL (or not)

<i>Science</i> mag is publishing a blockbuster paper today, on June 4. Oh boy! Get ready to watch yet another big fight about climate change – this time …

8 maps that reveal Americans' incoherent opinions on climate change

Opinion surveys on climate change are often reported as national averages, but national opinion is not the most important thing to most politicians. They respond to regional and local opinion, the opinions of their constituents. With that in mind, a 2015 study attempted to map public opinion on …