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Biden admin announces 'ambitious' new vehicle mileage standards to fight climate change
Fresh off an apparent defeat on its $1.75 trillion climate and social spending package, the Biden administration announced this week it would be significantly raising vehicle mileage standards in an effort to fight global warming. What are the details? The Associated Press reported Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a rule to “raise […]
This is step 3 INVISIBLE This tree has stood here for 500 years. Will it be sold for $17,500? Dec. 30, 2021 TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, Alaska — The Sitka spruce soaring more than 180 feet skyward has stood on this spot on Prince of Wales Island for centuries. While fierce winds have contorted the towering […]
If You Think “Don’t Look Up” Is Just an Allegory About Climate Change, You’re Missing Something
This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It also contains spoilers for the film Don’t Look Up. Streaming just in time for Christmas, Adam McKay’s decidedly uncheery Netflix comedy, Don’t Look Up, finds Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio playing a pair of intrepid astronomers as they […]
The Man Who Predicted Climate Change | The New Yorker
Late in 1966, in the sprawling computer lab of the Washington, D.C., office building that housed the United States Weather Bureau, Syukuro Manabe was waiting for a print job to finish. At stake was the fate of the planet. Manabe, who was thirty-five, had come to the U.S. from Japan almost a decade earlier. He […]
“Don’t Look Up” Is as Funny and Terrifying About Global Warming as “Dr. Strangelove” Was About Nuclear War
If you’re wondering whether we’ll do anything about global warming before it destroys civilization, think about this ominous fact: It occupies barely any space in popular culture. This contrasts with the gusher of movies and books in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s about nuclear war. Anyone old will remember “The Day After,” “War Games,” “The […]
Even Film Critics Are Hating On Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Climate Change Movie: ‘Smug, Shrill, Obvious Satire’
Leonardo DiCaprio has been an outspoken climate change awareness advocate for years, and now he’s bringing that message to the big screen. The Academy Award-winning actor is playing the lead in Adam McKay’s latest film, “Don’t Look Up,” which seeks to mock everyone who isn’t terrified of climate change. Hollywood types mostly agree with the […]
Harris To Paris: Veep Flying To Europe, Will Discuss COVID-19, Climate Change, Relations With Macron
Vice President Kamala Harris is headed to Paris, months after a notorious exchange with a journalist in which Harris said — in response to a question about why she hadn’t yet visited the U.S. Mexico border amidst the surge in migration — that she’d never been to Europe either. The vice president will visit France […]
Despite Climate Change Fearmongering, Study Shows The Great Barrier Reef Is Growing Quickly
The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing incredible growth — and the media are silent. The Australian government’s most recent official on reef recovery indicates that coral cover at the Northern Great Barrier Reef “continued to increase to 27% from the most recent low point in 2017.” Meanwhile, the Central Great Barrier Reef saw a 26% […]
Key Biden Nominee On Oil Companies: ‘We Want Them To Go Bankrupt If We Want To Tackle Climate Change’
Saule Omarova, Democrat President Joe Biden’s Marxist-friendly nominee to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, said earlier this year that she wants oil and gas companies to go bankrupt, which comes as Americans face surging gas prices. “Here what I’m thinking about is primarily coal industry and oil and gas industry. A […]
Biden Widely Mocked After Appearing To Struggle To Stay Awake During Climate Change Conference
President Joe Biden faced backlash on Monday after cameras appeared to catch him struggling to stay awake at times during the opening speeches at 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. Zach Purser Brown, a reporter at The Washington Post, posted video footage of the incident, writing: “Biden appears to fall asleep […]