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Coal Industry Must Face ‘Managed Decline’ If Countries Are Serious About Paris Agreement Climate Targets

There is no role for new coal power if countries are going to meet their climate targets, campaigners today told the international climate talks in Marrakech. The Paris Agreement signed by world leaders last year commits countries to limiting warming to two degrees above pre-industrial levels. Show More Summary

As Scientists Seek to Understand Their Place in Trumplandia, APS Doesn’t Help

This is a guest post by ClimateDenierRoundup As people try to figure out how to survive autocracy and understand the supposedly overlooked rural white America, or more accurately and importantly, shine a light on the fact that ruralShow More Summary

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Film 'Before The Flood' FREE Right Now

Don't wait, watch Before the Flood right now. It's free through Sunday November 6th [Update: You can watch it for $2.99 now on YouTube below, or FREE on Hulu]. And it's kinda the most important documentary you'll ever see. Spread the word! Make some popcorn, grab a beverage, and click play below. Show More Summary

#StaffTheSwamp: Anti-Establishment Trump Choosing Establishment Staff

This is a guest post by ClimateDenierRoundup By now, we all know that despite his supposedly populist sentiment, Trump is being advised by some of DC ’s longest-serving insiders, including  20-year House Rep. Newt Gingrich and disgraced Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Show More Summary

Coal Is Not a Solution to Poverty, Campaigners Tell Marrakech Climate Negotiations

Energy access is critical to lifting people out of poverty, but not if it is coal-powered. That’s the message campaigners from 120 development agencies brought to the international climate talks in Marrakech ahead of a day dedicatedShow More Summary

Young People Express Disbelief at Older Generation’s Trump and Brexit Choices, Say ‘Join Us’ to Solve Climate Crisis

It has been a frustrating few months for young people struggling to get their voices heard in a political system that must seem designed to alienate them. There is a sense that their future is being ravaged by an electorate too old to live out the consequences of their choices. Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Victory A Major Win For Fossil Fuel Interests and Climate Science Deniers As Countries Gather for UN Talks

Donald Trump has been elected as the next President of the United States, marking a major victory for fossil fuel interests and the network of groups and individuals across the world who deny climate change science. The election of Trump,...Show More Summary

Planet Earth Is The Real Loser Of The US Elections

During the U.S. presidential debates, there was not one single question devoted to the topic of climate change. And it appears that the results from the election have only amplified the silence that Americans seem to have on the subject...Show More Summary

COP22: Marrakech Conference Reacts to US Election, Pins Hopes on Trump’s Inconsistency to Save Global Climate Action

Just as the international climate talks in Marrakech were getting underway, the ground shifted beneath negotiators’ feet. While delegates are putting a brave face on matters, there is no hiding the anxiety in the halls of COP 22 in the...Show More Summary

What to Expect: COP22 Climate Summit in Marrakech

By Brooke Cary Today, world leaders and climate negotiators are reconvening in Marrakech, Morocco, less than a year after they hammered out the Paris Agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions through the United Nations process. Show More Summary

As US Election Looms, Negotiators Urged to Avoid Marrakech Climate Talks Being Seen as an 'Afterthought'

It’s that time of year again. Thousands of delegates are descending on Marrakech for the latest round of climate negotiations. After last year’s blockbuster in Paris, how does Marrakech compare? Early impressions of the 22 nd Conference...Show More Summary

How a Company With Ties to a Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Flew Over Protests in the No Fly Zone

One of the few helicopters authorized to fly within the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's ( FAA ) Temporary Flight Restriction ( TFR ) zone over Dakota Access pipeline protesters in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, has been identified as belonging to  ABC Helicopters. Show More Summary

'World Class' May Not Mean Much When it Comes to Oil Spill Response

In July, a pipeline leak near Maidstone, Saskatchewan, spilled about 250,000 litres of diluted oil sands bitumen into the North Saskatchewan River, killing wildlife and compromising drinking water for nearby communities, including Prince Albert. Show More Summary

Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Ignored Obama Admin Request to Halt Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed to DeSmog that Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the proposed Dakota Access pipeline, has ignored the Obama administration's September 9 request to voluntarily halt construction inShow More Summary

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Film 'Before The Flood' FREE Right Now

Don't wait, watch Before the Flood right now. It's free through Sunday November 6th. And it's kinda the most important documentary you'll ever see. Spread the word! Make some popcorn, grab a beverage, and click play below. It's this simple: Click here for reuse options! Tags: before the flood leonardo dicaprio climate documentary

Senator Repeats Industry Talking Points in Congressional Push to Mandate Biomass Energy as “Carbon Neutral”

The Partnership for Policy Integrity ( PFPI ) released a video this week revealing the cozy relationship between the biomass industry and legislators like Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) who are pushing Congress to adopt laws that would classify biomass power plants as carbon neutral. In the video, Sen. Show More Summary

Big Oil Called out for Greenwashing, Issues Essentially the Same Pre-COP Climate Pledge as Last Year

Big oil today outlined how it plans to do its bit to help curb warming to two degrees. The announcement comes on the same day the Paris Agreement formally comes into force. Predictably, there remains a considerable gap between the companies’...Show More Summary

The Doubt Machine: Documentary Explores Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science

The Koch brothers' attack on clean energy solutions is just one prong of their war on anything that threatens the dominance of fossil fuels. While funding fights against renewable energy policies at the federal and state levels, theShow More Summary

Lobbyist for Dakota Access Formerly Led Army's "Restore Iraqi Oil" Program

Robert Crear, one of the lobbyists working for Dakota Access pipeline co-owners Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics, formerly served as a chief of staff and commanding general for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The Army...Show More Summary

As President Obama Hints At Dakota Access Possible Reroute, Tensions Swirl at Standing Rock

President Barack Obama, in an interview with Versha Sharma of NowThis News, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may consider a reroute of the hotly contested Dakota Access Pipeline, one which would presumably not cross sacred Native American sites. Show More Summary

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