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Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?


If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

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Watch Truthdig’s Coast-to-Coast Coverage of the March for Science Protests (Videos)

On Saturday, Truthdig correspondents Haley Winters and Clara Romeo joined thousands of protesters in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, who turned out to send a message about climate change to President Trump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Climate Change as Genocide


Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 READ MORE

Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism


The horrors unfolding under the Trump administration are abetted by liberals who still believe that capitalism and democracy are synonymous.

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Why I Will March for Science on Saturday


As the White House and Congress take their budget knives to science funding, most of the leading U.S. scientific institutions are urging their members to hit the streets.

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Climate Change Promises Rough Ride for Airlines


Passengers on transatlantic flights face scary moments as climate change driven by carbon dioxide emissions increases turbulence.

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Wilder Fires and Rising Waters: Climate Impacts Are Approaching America’s Door


A pair of new studies shows how American climate refugees will “reshape” the population landscape of the nation.

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On Climate Change, Is Justin Trudeau Just a ‘Stunning Hypocrite’ Who’s Nice to Look At?


The Canadian prime minister’s good looks and smooth rhetoric distract from his terrible environmental approach, journalist Bill McKibben contends.

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The Disabled Are Probably the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Effects


As an example: People with disabilities suffered a disproportionate number of fatalities during Hurricane Katrina, according to the National Council on Disability.

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Nuclear Power Giants Limp Toward Extinction


While renewable energy is getting cheaper, the nuclear power industry is being pushed toward a financial black hole by cost overruns and delays.

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Dwindling Global Groundwater Could Soon Drive Up Food Prices


Researchers say that the rapidly increasing abstraction of groundwater for irrigation is depleting aquifers in key food-producing regions in the U.S., China and India.

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Climate Change Will Make American Farmers’ Lives More Difficult


New research indicates that weather patterns are becoming more volatile and extreme, so farmers must find new ways to adapt.

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Book Suggests That as a Result of Our Environmental Actions, We Are Contemplating Our Own Extinction


Human mistreatment of the planet is ushering in a new geological era—one that will not be pleasant, according to public ethics professor Clive Hamilton’s “Defiant Earth.”

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As Seas Around Mar-a-Lago Rise, Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Thwart a Local Climate Action Plan


The president’s budget calls for ending a program that supports environmental efforts in Palm Beach County, Fla., and in the hometowns of some Cabinet members.

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National Insecurity


Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE

The Art of the Con


The interests of the working class were supposed to be the focus of the Trump administration, but the president has no coherent approach for lifting up blue-collar Americans.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

Studies of Two Reefs Reveal They May Be Damaged Beyond Recovery


The Pacific Ocean’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may never overcome the effects of global warming, scientists say.

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The Simple Fact That Will Defeat Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Obama’s Energy Policies


The president’s executive order deregulating dangerous gas emissions flies in the face of basic economics.

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A Quiet Revolution Is Helping to Save the Planet From Climate Change


The consumption of electricity in many European nations is falling, a result of sustainability and energy efficiency efforts that could be used across the world. 

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The Worst Climate News in the Age of Trump


The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Tuesday, making a full and final assessment of 2016.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Underscores His Lack of Concern Over Climate Change


If anything, proposed cutbacks to environmental programs are more extensive than expected.

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The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels


The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

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People’s Climate March ‘Warms Up’ With Kickoff Meeting in Washington, D.C.

By Clara Romeo

The meeting aimed to fire up activists in advance of a protest scheduled to coincide with President Trump’s 100th day in office.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Pressures Group of 20 Into Dropping Climate-Change Reference From Joint Statement


Finance ministers of the world’s leading economies, defying German leadership, have removed a clause about funding, a G-20 official tells Reuters.

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Scientists Calculate That Humans Cause at Least Half the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice


New research analyzes the decline of the region’s ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

How Much of the Globe’s Humanitarian Crisis Is the United States’ Fault?


At the very time the Trump administration wants to turn its back on the world’s migrants, the globe’s worst crises are accelerating.

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Scientists Seek to Slice Bread’s Climate Impact


From cultivating the soil to transporting flour, everything about bread has helped warm the globe and change the climate.

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Water and Soil Muddy Thinking About Carbon Budgets


New research on ponds and lakes means a rethink is needed on tackling climate change.

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Climate Change Threatens Creatures of the Deep


Warming seas and increasing acidification could mean starvation and extinction for deep-sea creatures such as the pictured sea cucumber.

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Spring Moves Forward at a Record Rate


As global warming throws the seasons out of sync, an early spring causes problems for flora and fauna in the Northern Hemisphere.

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Tackle Climate Issues in the Age of Trump (Video)

The Vermont senator and the “Science Guy” take to Facebook Live to discuss the president’s disavowal of climate change.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Climate Change Stems Flow of the Colorado River


One of the longest U.S. waterways, the river has lost 20 percent of its flow since 2000, according to the journal Water Resources Research.

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Solar Jobs Double Coal’s Job Total, a Survey by the Nonprofit Solar Foundation Finds


Despite President Trump’s actions, the case for reviving coal continues to weaken as economic and environmental realities combine to bolster renewables.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE

The North Atlantic Might Cool Sooner and Faster Than Predicted


Climatologists posit an almost 50 percent chance that the water temperature in the Labrador Sea will drop rapidly within the next decade.

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China Trumps U.S. in Tackling Climate Change


China’s impressive emissions targets are more significant than Donald Trump’s threat to exit the Paris Agreement.

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Will U.K. Tidal Project Start a Global Energy Revolution?


Britain is poised to exploit tidal energy, a renewable source that is cheaper than nuclear power and more reliable than wind.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 READ MORE

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These Fossil Fuel Bypasses Could Soon Be on the Market


Innovative ideas by scientists and engineers to combat climate change show what the world could be like without fossil fuel.

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European Trains Go the Renewable Route


Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on green energy since Jan. 1, and now the U.K. and Belgium are following in their tracks.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 READ MORE

Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over


Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE

Former Republican Officials Are Proposing a Carbon Tax—and It’s a Good Idea


A GOP-conceived tax is win-win: less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE

Global Warming Threatens the World’s Mountains


Climate change is fundamentally altering mountains across the world, making ecosystems more vulnerable as tree lines migrate up slopes.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

Methane Emissions From Oil Production Are Higher Than Feared


A new study shows emissions up to twice as high as those estimated by “simplistic” data collection systems.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE

Pipeline Valve-Turners Fight for Peaceful Disobedience


Ken Ward shut off a pipeline in Washington state last year to protest a government “unresponsive” to climate change. Now he and others face imprisonment.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE

Wind Turbines Head for Home Again


Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own turbines as part of a clean-energy revolution.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE

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