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Paris Is Burning

James P Hare Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Trump's waffling, then, was not between a pro-climate agenda and an anti-climate one. Rather, the indecision was on the level of strategy on how best to dismantle environmental regulations.

Macron Explains Paris Accord

French President Macron slams President Trump for withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord. It's not renegotiable. 

Trump Tells Earth to Go F**k Itself

President Trump withdraws from the Paris climate accord, making the U.S. one of three nations on earth to not participate in the deal.

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Hiroko Tabuchi and Henry Fountain New York Times
Cities and states can reduce emissions in many ways, including negotiating contracts with local utilities to supply greater amounts of renewable energy, building rapid transit programs and other infrastructure projects like improved wastewater treatment.

Recalculating the Climate Math

Bill McKibben New Republic
The numbers on global warming are even scarier than we thought. The future of humanity depends on math. And the numbers in a new study released Thursday are the most ominous yet.

The Paris Climate Accord and Our Renewable Future

Michael T. Klare Tom's Dispatch
2015 can be viewed as the year in which the epochal transition from one set of fuels to another took off, with renewables making such significant strides that, for the first time in centuries, the beginning of the end of the Fossil Fuel Era has come into sight. This shift will take place no matter how well or poorly the deal just achieved at the U.N. climate summit in Paris is carried out.
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