Global Warming News

New Research More than Doubles Rate of Abrupt Thawing of Arctic Permafrost Beneath Thermokarst Lakes

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The warming climate may cause the release of a massive, unanticipated burst of methane and carbon dioxide long-locked up in permafrost beneath Arctic lakes by the middle of this century, according to a new study from NASA. Permafrost has been thawing more rapidly as a result of the warming climate and mean annual temperatures have been rising more rapidly in the Arctic and polar …

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World Bank Group Climate Finance Rises to Record High Levels

The World Bank Group financed a record-high $20.5 billion in finance for country-level climate action in fiscal year 2018. All told, 32.1 percent of the global development bank group's financing had what's termed climate co-benefits. That exceeds a target of 28 percent by 2020.

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The Case For Carbon Pricing

The Benefits of Pricing Carbon

The Florida Republican House representative Carlos Curbelo recently introduced legislation that would put a price on carbon. The legislation, called the Modernizing America with Rebuilding to Kick-start the Economy of the Twenty-first Century with a Historic Infrastructure-Centered Expansion Act, or the MARKET CHOICE Act (H.R. 6463), would impose a tax on carbon emissions starting at $24/ton of carbon equivalent (CO2e) in 2020 and would …

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Putting Solar Panels Along the Path of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Solar XL - A coalition protesting the Keystone Pipeline by proposing solar panels along its proposed route

Activists opposing the Keystone XL pipeline have a new way to fight it using solar panels. Solar XL is a coalition led by indigenous activists. The campaign aims to install solar panels along the route of the pipeline in Nebraska and South Dakota. The solar panels will supply power to the homes, farms and indigenous spirit camps of communities fighting against the pipeline. The …

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Scott Pruitt Is Out As EPA Head

Scott Pruitt resigns - Good Riddance! Drain the Swamp!

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned on July 5 after a growing chorus called for his resignation amidst allegations that tainted his tenure. The allegations included having a top aide help with personal matters, including apartment hunting, family vacation planning, and finding him a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel. Pruitt is the first EPA administrator to spend $3 million on security. President Trump …

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