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'Climate change is real': companies challenge Trump's reversal of policy

Mars Inc, Staples, The Gap and others speak out against Trump’s sweeping executive order that begins to dismantle Obama’s Clean Power Plan. In 2015, when Barack Obama signed the nation’s clean power plan, more than 300 companies came out in support, calling the guidelines “critical for moving our country toward a clean energy economy”. »
29 Mar, 22:40 - guardian -  - 

Dead Sea evidence of unprecedented drought is warning for future

A 30-metre layer of salt discovered beneath Dead Sea reveals drought worse than any in human history – and it could happen again. Far below the Dead Sea, between Israel, Jordan and Palestinian territories, researchers have found evidence of a drought that has no precedent in human experience. »
29 Mar, 16:20 - guardian -  - 

China, EU reaffirm climate action after Trump backs away

Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. »
29 Mar, 14:20 - reuters -  - 

Fear of solar geoengineering is healthy – but don't distort our research

Models suggest solar geoengineering could reduce climate change and our independently assessed studies are vital to understanding its full potential. Even if the world were to cut emissions to zero tomorrow, global temperatures and sea levels would rise for decades. If our roll of the climate dice is unlucky, they could rise for centuries. »
29 Mar, 13:10 - guardian -  - 

Jane Goodall calls Trump's climate change agenda 'immensely depressing'

The renowned primatologist is dismayed by Trump administration’s climate skepticism, but says people have ‘woken up’ to the dangers of doing nothing. »
29 Mar, 03:40 - guardian -  - 

Trump has launched a blitzkrieg in the wars on science and Earth’s climate | Dana Nuccitelli

Trump’s anti-science budget, anti-climate executive orders, and general disdain for scientific expertise come at a bad time Today, Trump signed executive orders taking aim at America’s climate policies. »
28 Mar, 21:20 - guardian -  - 

Trump's order signals end of US dominance in climate change battle

Trump’s climate blitzkrieg is unlikely to herald the end of civilization, but it risks US geopolitical dominance and could help ‘make China great again’. Is Donald Trump’s determination to send US climate change policy back into the dark ages an “existential threat to the entire planet”, as the architect of many of Barack Obama’s green measures warns? »
28 Mar, 15:00 - guardian -  - 

Only Sweden, Germany and France are pursuing Paris climate goals, says study

UK ranks fifth in table assessing EU actions to cut carbon emissions by 40%, with most countries gaining wiggle room via loopholes. Sweden, Germany and France are the only European countries pursuing environmental policies in line with promises made at the Paris climate conference, according to a new ranking study. »
28 Mar, 15:00 - guardian -  - 

Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production but which environmentalists have vowed to challenge in court. »
28 Mar, 06:40 - reuters -  - 

Threatened U.S. pullout might help, not hobble, global climate pact

A 2015 global pact for fighting climate change will benefit in some ways at least if U.S. President Donald Trump carries out a threat to pull out, backers say, in a shift from gloom about the fate of a deal that took two decades to negotiate. »
27 Mar, 18:00 - reuters -  - 

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