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Living on Earth: The new climate denial

Living on Earth: The new climate denial

A recent report finds that social media platforms like YouTube are amplifying and sometimes profiting from new forms of climate denial that falsely claim it’s too late to act on the climate crisis.

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Fossil fuels take center stage in climate talks amid rising concerns

Campaigners report a significant increase in fossil fuel industry representation at this year's UN climate talks, with delegate numbers quadrupling from the previous year.

Matt McGrath reports for the BBC.

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Climate change is settled science. Republicans don't see it that way in new poll

The latest heat wave is fueled by human-caused climate change from burning fossil fuels, but despite the settled science, the overwhelming evidence and the billions of dollars in increases for disaster preparation and recovery that climate change is costing the country, Republicans have grown more skeptical of the need to prioritize fixing it.

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Larry Elliot: We bailed out the banks but we’re not prepared to bail out the planet

As the rapid responses to the global financial crisis of 2007-09 and the Covid pandemic proved, governments can act speedily, collectively and decisively if the crisis is deemed big enough.

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How bankruptcy helps coal industry avoid environmental liability

Jeff Hoops built Blackjewel into the nation’s sixth largest coal company by acquiring bankrupt mines. When it declared bankruptcy, he pivoted to other ventures, leaving polluted streams and mud-shrouded roads in his wake.
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Eugene Robinson: IPCC report is latest reminder climate change is about to get worse

If we take bold, coordinated, global action now — in this decade — we can limit climate change to a tolerable level. But if we stay on our present course, then heaven help us all.

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How the ultra wealthy have re-shaped the global discussion on climate change

A new book critiques the juxtaposition of rich and powerful people preaching to the rest of us on climate change.