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What do billionaires like Tom Steyer mean for progressive politics and the climate movement?

The net worth of billionaire Tom Steyer stands at around $1.4 billion, and he ranks #1335 among the richest people in the world. He is…

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Is the US presidential election a make or break moment for the climate crisis?

The United States is set to formally exit the Paris Agreement on Nov. 4—one day after the presidential election, which is widely seen as one…

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Netflix’s “American Murder” misses story of Indigenous women murdered in oil fields

Welcome back to the Climate Crisis News Roundup. We are now fully in the throes of election season and halfway done with the scheduled debates….

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Science denial runs deep in the GOP

Back in 2012, climate science denial created an “October Surprise” moment for the presidential election and a turning point against the presidential prospects of Republican…

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The climate crisis is here—how are city planners preparing for an uncertain and dangerous future?

Thousands of people across the Western United States have been rendered climate migrants in the wake of devastating wildfires that have burned a record-setting 4…

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Posted in #TheRealNews #Trump climate change climate crisis Joe Biden oil Politics and Movements: US Turkey

House Dems pass climate bill boosting oil drilling, lobbied for by Biden donor

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change during a campaign event at the Delaware Museum of Natural History…

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Posted in #TheRealNews air quality California wildfire climate change face masks pandemic smoke

Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask

As wildfires burn across the western states, hot gusty winds carry plumes of smoke across the country, turning the sun into an eerie yellowish blob…

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San Diego wildfire rages, destroys tribal areas and big cat sanctuary

Viejas Fire Department Chief Bob Pfohl told The Real News he breathed “huge sigh of relief” that the over 17,000-acre Valley Fire in eastern San…

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Posted in #TheRealNews climate change climate crisis Democratic national convention DNC Joe Biden Kamala Harris

Will Biden do enough to fight the climate crisis?

Biden has a climate plan. It’s good—but does it go far enough? The post Will Biden do enough to fight the climate crisis? appeared first…

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Can California’s Prison Firefighter Program Be Reformed?

California’s Conservation Camps put prisoners to work fighting climate change-fueled fires for pennies on the dollar. The post Can California’s Prison Firefighter Program Be Reformed?…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore black lives matter climate change Donald Trump Larry Hogan mass transit Racial Justice racisim Still Standing

Report: Hogan Killed Mass Transit Despite Discriminatory Impact

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan is accused of killing a project that would connect disinvested Baltimore neighborhoods with jobs and opportunities despite the racially discriminatory impact….

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Louisiana #Philadelphia #Police #TheRealNews Beverly Wright cancer alley Chicago clean energy climate change climate crisis COVID-19 detroit environmental justice George Floyd law enforcement Marathon Petroleum Mississippi River National Black Environmental Justice Network National Environmental Policy Act nepa new york city oil Peggy Shepard Petcoke Petroleum Coke Philadelphia Energy Solutions police brutality policing renewable energy Robert Bullard WE-ACT for Environmental Justice

Why The Black Environmental Justice Network Is Relaunching

Founded in 1999, the coalition paused its work in 2006. The relaunch aims to bring environmental racism and enforcement of environmental regulation back into focus….

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What Happens When Wildfires and Covid Collide?

COVID-19 may make the impacts of the west’s wildfire season more deadly, hitting aging and vulnerable communities the hardest. The post What Happens When Wildfires…

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Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It’s a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders. The post Pollution Rises…

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Earth Day’s Bipartisan Legacy, 50 Years Later

In 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson and an enormous grassroots movement held the first Earth Day. Nelson’s daughter, Tia Nelson, discusses how the environmental movement has…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews authoritarianism book climate change climate crisis Climate Disaster COVID-19 Donald Trump extinction internationalism marc steiner neoliberalism Noam Chomsky Nuclear Holocaust nuclear proliferation pandemic

Noam Chomsky On COVID-19 And His New Book: Internationalism Or Extinction

Noam Chomsky analyzes the coronavirus pandemic in the context of neoliberal capitalism’s failures, climate change, potential nuclear disaster, and Donald Trump’s authoritarianism. The post Noam…

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COVID-19, Ebola, And SARS Outbreaks Were All Unleashed By Humans

Some of the most devastating outbreaks of the modern era can be traced to rapacious development and habitat destruction that brings wild creatures into our…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Environment #TheRealNews antibiotics climate change COVID-19 progressive future progressive politics public health safety net Seattle viruses

Wall Street Before Main Street: COVID-19 Relief Plans Will Hurt Workers

What relief will American workers get after the government poured $2.2 trillion into banks and businesses? Economist Dr. Jack Rasmus explains why the bailout for…

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The Politics of a Public Health Failure, and the Way Forward

TRNN’s Marc Steiner talks to a social futurist about how progressive governing creates a future for us all in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic….

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Posted in #TheRealNews bernie sanders climate action climate change Donald Trump Joe Biden

Biden’s Climate Plan Sparks Protests

Activists say adopting clean energy and phasing out on fossil fuels by 2020 is too little, too late. The post Biden’s Climate Plan Sparks Protests…

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Obama Laid the Foundation for Trump’s Attack on Bedrock Environmental Law

The Trump administration doesn’t want to consider climate impact when issuing infrastructure permits, but this isn’t a new attack on the environment—it builds on Obama’s…

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