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Fossil Energy Development and the World Bank

World Bank Group Commits To Phasing Out Financing For Upstream Oil and Gas

Shift the subsidies Public financing helps fossil fuel projects continue. Take the World Bank Group which provided an average of more than $1 billion a year in upstream oil and gas financing from 2014 to 2016, according to Oil Change International. The good news is that after 2019, financing for those projects will no longer come from the WBG, except…

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Scientists Reveal Source of Missing Amazon Rainforest Methane Emissions

An international team of scientists has discovered the source of unaccounted for methane emissions originating from Amazonian wetland forests.

Global warming isn't fake news. Why do so many think it is?

The Paris Agreement and the Trump Effect

Easier said than done Last week, Taryn Fransen and Kelly Levin of the World Resources Institute published an informative analysis on the “Trump Effect” on the Paris Agreement, signed in Paris at COP21 in  December 2015. It was historic in many respects, not least of which was that it was the first time the whole world agreed on anything so…

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How Communities Living in Poverty Can Benefit From Renewable Energy

Impoverished communities around the globe lack access to essential amenities including heat, electricity and clean drinking water. Residents of rural communities are also in a similar situation. Electric companies have little incentive to add additional infrastructure to the electrical grid to provide these areas with electricity since it isn’t economical. Instead, residents are forced to use kerosene, diesel, candles and…

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Patagonia Minces No Words: The President Stole Your Land

Going to the highest bidder: America’s natural heritage As of this writing, the homepage of outdoor outfitter Patagonia has one simple, stark message: The president stole your land Under the guise of “giving the land back to the people”, President Trump did the exact opposite, removing federal protection from 2 million acres of America’s natural heritage. In a ceremony at the Utah…

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The lunatic fringe: resist Kathleen Hartnett White

Trump’s Pick To Lead the Council on Environmental Quality Is An Extreme Climate Change Denier

Kathleen Hartnett White is President Trump’s pick to run the Council on Environmental Quality. She is a climate change denier. Harnett White, a senior fellow at the Koch brothers and Exxon-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation, “might be the most extreme and dangerous” climate change denying picks of Trumps, according to Credo Action. The role of the Council on Environmental Quality,…

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Global warming isn't fake news. Why do so many think it is?

How Can We Set Aside Biases to Perception of Climate Change?

Guest post by Emily Folk Despite scientific evidence, a vast portion of the population still believes global climate change isn’t taking place, or it isn’t a human-made phenomenon. The publication of new research hasn’t helped the situation — researchers found that more information leads the public to sift through the data to find what best suits their already held biases….

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