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The electricity industry quietly spread climate denial for years

The electricity industry knew about the dangers of climate change 40 years ago. It denied them anyway.
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Will U.S. ever put a price on carbon as part of climate change policy?

The U.S. has tried, and failed, multiple times to enact a tax on carbon. Conservatives and even oil companies have voiced support, so why does it keep failing?
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The key insight that defined 50 years of climate science

A climate scientist has won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time. It’s a reminder that the field, which emerged from the mid-20th century’s biggest questions, hasn’t always been fraught.
The most consequential impact of Trump’s climate policies? Wasted time.

The most consequential impact of Trump’s climate policies? Wasted time.

We added a lot of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere during the Trump years, but the biggest loss was failing to make forward progress, experts say.
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Earth was 130 degrees this week. It will be much hotter one day.

Earth was 130 degrees this week. It will be much hotter one day.

As temperatures spike ever higher, the world is predicted to just get hotter. But how hot could it get?
Why COVID-19 will end up harming the environment

Why COVID-19 will end up harming the environment

Even though the air has been cleaner as a result of the global lockdowns, a more polluted future has been brewing while we weren’t looking.
CO2 emissions declines from lockdowns will not solve the climate crisis

CO2 emissions declines from lockdowns will not solve the climate crisis

Emissions may be down, but carbon dioxide still piles up relentlessly in the atmosphere. It’s more important than ever to find climate change solutions, experts say.
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