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Republicans Contribute to Climate Change but Resist Aid for Sandy Relief

Republican resistance to environmental protections and unwavering support for fossil fuels drives climate change, yet they oppose aid to those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Conventional wisdom indicates that individual storms cannot be attributed to climate change. However, as explained in a Scientific American article, “that statement does not mean that we cannot say that climate change is making storms…

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The Koch Brother’s Ties to GOP Presidential Candidates

Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch use their oil wealth to misinform Americans and influence the GOP. The Koch brothers have spent $55 million to fund climate denial front groups, their agenda includes efforts to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Koch Industries has given generously to conservative politicians throughout the country at both the federal and state level and many Republicans including GOP presidential candidates are known to…

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John Podesta: Climate Deniers the “Know-Nothings” of the 21st Century

Referring to the highly controversial political party of the 19th century, former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta called climate deniers the “Know Nothings” of the 21st century. ClimateProgress reported on a statement Podesta gave at National Clean Energy Summit last week: “I’d call them the know nothings of the 21st Century – the people who are really just…

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Budget Passed in Congress Will Invest in International Efforts to Curb Global Warming (but still not enough)

This post first appeared on the Natural Resources Defense Council blog Switchboard The long drama of whether or not the US Congress would invest in international efforts to curb global warming pollution or gut these investments is finally over – at least for the rest of this fiscal year.  Last week President Obama signed into law a budget for the…

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