US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims
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US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods.

‘Born into a time of chaos’: How being pregnant amid a climate disaster can affect children

A new study suggests that children who were in the womb during Superstorm Sandy are more likely to have behavior disorders.

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New study finds ‘surprising’ warming spike atop the Greenland ice sheet

One of the planet’s refrigerators is defrosting, leading to melting events that could raise sea levels 20 inches by the end of the century.

Washington DC proposal targets gas stoves in low-income homes

Americans who face the the worst potential consequences from indoor air pollution are less likely to benefit from some of the most controversial gas-stove proposals. 

Can teaching gamers about climate change motivate them to taking action?

There are 3 billion people who regularly play games on their phones, computers, or consoles. Can they be reached with a pro-climate message?

Thom Hartmann: How Big Oil's acceleration of global warming has made winter cold more extreme

William Clay did not realize that the intentionally selfish actions by fossil fuel billionaires would lead to his death on a weekend in late December, but that was what happened.

Germany’s climate change hypocrisy is breathtaking

Despite years of preaching about the need to combat emissions, Germany is one of the biggest polluters of all.

Davos: The Arctic as 'ground zero' for climate change

Rising water levels and a change in sea currents — the melting of the arctic ice has dramatic consequences for the planet's climate. Scientist Johan Rockstrom warns in Davos that it is high time to change course if we still want to avoid a climate catastrophe.
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