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The Democrats’ New Climate Plan Is Weirdly Isolationist

The Democrats’ New Climate Plan Is Weirdly Isolationist

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The Fed Is Bailing Out Polluters While Cities Struggle

The Fed Is Bailing Out Polluters While Cities Struggle

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Turn Rikers Island Into a Solar Farm

Turn Rikers Island Into a Solar Farm

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Jun 19
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One Quick Trick for Curbing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Political Influence

One Quick Trick for Curbing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Political Influence

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Defunding the Police Is Good Climate Policy

Defunding the Police Is Good Climate Policy

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Jun 4
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America’s Deadly Obsession With Intellectual Property

America’s Deadly Obsession With Intellectual Property

Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.To improve your visit to our site, take a minute andIn the face of several global crises, world leaders have yet to agree on how to handle intellectual property during emergencies. This week, American officials language in a World Health Organization resolution that would allow poor countries to copy Covid-19 vaccines or drugs once these treatments are developed. The American officials claimed such a policy would send “the wrong message to innovators who will be essential to the solutions the whole world needs.” But without such a policy,...

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May 21
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Give Me Meat and Give Them Death

Give Me Meat and Give Them Death

Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.To improve your visit to our site, take a minute andInvoking the Korean War–era Defense Production Act, Donald Trump an executive order Tuesday mandating that American meat production keep running at all costs—workers and grave threats to public health be damned. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers, 20 industry employees—many working shoulder to shoulder at a rapid clip, without proper protection, in what was already one of the country’s most dangerous jobs—have . In dramatic full-page ads in The Washington Post, The New...

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Apr 29
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Don’t Let Larry Summers Block Climate Progress Again

Don’t Let Larry Summers Block Climate Progress Again

Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.To improve your visit to our site, take a minute andthe news reader industries later the memo was intended as “sardonic counterpoint.”In 2005, while president of Harvard University, he Less discussed, however, is how Summers worked during the Obama years to torpedo America’s last best shot to make itself a low-carbon society. The issue has become newly relevant in the past few weeks: As last week by Bloomberg News, Summers is now serving as an adviser to Joe Biden’s campaign. With Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee for the November...

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Apr 28
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“Believe Science” Is a Bad Response to Denialism

“Believe Science” Is a Bad Response to Denialism

Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.To improve your visit to our site, take a minute andScientists saw it coming well in advance: a crisis that, left unaddressed, could kill hundreds of thousands of people. The White House ignored it, telling the public the problem was already contained. Maybe, senior officials speculated, it wasn’t a problem at all but another hoax cooked up by the president’s enemies in Congress, or by the Chinese government. Once the crisis grew and could no longer be ignored, the right changed its tune, insisting that a full-throated response to the...

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Apr 27
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A Moderate Proposal: Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry

A Moderate Proposal: Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry

Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.To improve your visit to our site, take a minute andThe Fed has pulled out its big guns,  interest rate targets to zero and announcing $700 billion worth of new quantitative easing. Republican Senator Mitt Romney  giving every American $1,000, and Republicans in general are getting behind paid sick leave. Paul Krugman is for the government to spend 1 to 2 percent of gross domestic product per year on a permanent stimulus. And New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio over the weekend the idea of the “nationalization of crucial factories and...

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Mar 17
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An Airline Bailout Should Have More Strings Attached Than a Harp

An Airline Bailout Should Have More Strings Attached Than a Harp

Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.To improve your visit to our site, take a minute andAirlines and airports got $50 billion worth of loans and grants in the stimulus approved by Congress last month, along with a that also extends to private jets. They might get more soon; the White House he could announce further bailout measures this weekend. Top Democrats are Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, as he hands out bailout funds, not to impose any “unreasonable conditions” on the $2.7 trillion industry. The irony there is that airlines in the United States and around the...

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Apr 11
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Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record

Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record

Looks like you’re using a browser we don’t support.To improve your visit to our site, take a minute andOn Super Tuesday, Joe Biden did relatively well with people who cited climate change as their top issue in the election. The former vice president 34 percent of those climate voters according to Washington Post exit polling, while his competitor Senator Bernie Sanders received just 28 percent. It’s not entirely clear why.Biden’s climate platform—which would invest $1.7 trillion for the United States to become carbon neutral by 2050—has been graded with a B+ by environmental activist group...

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Mar 10
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