Carbon tax shows new signs of life in Congress

By Miranda Green Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are introducing competing bills that aim to put a tax on carbon. The push to regulate greenhouse gas emissions come as both Democrats and Republicans face pressure from their constituents, and in some cases the fossil fuel industry itself, to regulate carbon emissions 

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U.S. Government Climate Science vs. U. S. Government Climate Crisis

Dr. Caleb Rossiter presented the following statement at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources Hearing on July 25, 2019. ­­­­­­Statement for the Record House Committee on Natural Resources Hearing on: When Science Gets Trumped: Scientific Integrity at the Department of Interior July 25, 2019 Dr. Caleb Stewart Rossiter Executive Director, CO2 Coalition 

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Hearing on climate change and natural disasters: Today

By Judith Curry The House Oversight and Reform Environmental Subcommittee in a Hearing on Recovery, Resilience and Readiness – Contending with Natural Disasters in the Wake of Climate Change begins at 2 pm EDT. The announcement for the Hearing is posted [here].  Based on previous Hearings from the Committee, live streaming should be available at the 

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“Responding to the Global Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.”

Date: May 23, 2019 By: Dr. Patrick Moore, Ph.D. Testifying before: House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife Chairman Huffman, Ranking Member McClintock, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify at today’s hearing. In 1971, as a PhD student in ecology I joined an activist group in a church basement 

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Defenders of CO2 expand presence in Congress

By Scott Waldman A group funded by conservative foundations to promote doubt about the effects of climate change has quietly expanded its outreach in Congress over the last few months. Yesterday, the CO2 Coalition held a briefing for congressional aides to claim that rising levels of carbon dioxide are falsely stigmatized. The group argues that 

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Testimony of Caleb S. Rossiter, Ph.D. before the Subcommittee on the Environment of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the Subcommittee on the Environment of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing on climate change and public health.  A video of the hearing is available at  “Climate Change, Part II: The Public Health Effects.”  (Due to a delay, the actual hearing begins at 2:13 pm or 

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Judith A. Curry: Statement to the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives

Full Committee Hearing: Climate Change: Impacts and the Need to Act. The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Feb. 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Longworth 1324 on the need to address climate change and its impacts on American communities, natural resources and economic well-being. Dr. Judith Curry was among the witnesses and 

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Representatives Ocasio-Cortez and Pingree and Climate Change Debate

On January 25, 2019, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote a letter to the CEOs of Microsoft, Facebook and Google chastising them for supporting the recent LibertyCon conference in Washington. Their objection was that the LibertyCon organizers, Students for Liberty, permitted the CO2 Coalition and other skeptical organizations to co-sponsor the conference and 

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Revolt over high fuel prices threatens to paralyse France

Rise of the ‘gilets jaunes’ coincides with Macron’s record low 26% approval rating In just a few weeks, the yellow hi-vis vest has become such a potent political symbol that one risks being mistaken for a supporter of the rebellious gilets jaunes when cycling in Paris. The gilets jaunes are a grass-roots revolt against high 

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Clashes on climate expected after big win by Democrats

By Mark K. Matthews The U.S. Capitol could boil with pitched political battles over the environment for the next two years after Democrats captured control of the House in yesterday’s midterm elections but missed seizing the Senate. Republicans held on to their Senate majority in part by knocking off coal-country Democrats in states such as 

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