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People: Links for July 2019


Politics: Will government save us?

BBC   EU leaders face pressure to deliver on climate change

Climate Home News   Wealthy countries resist global tax on carbon offsets

Climate Home News   Which countries have a net zero carbon goal?

Guardian   Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action

Huffpost   New York City Charges Ahead With Its Own Green New Deal

Stanford   Stanford-led study investigates how much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict

Sydney Morning Herald   'No jobs on a dead planet', warns world's top union leader

The Conversation   We asked people to do climate change maths. Their answers depended on their politics

Yahoo   Big energy discussion 'scrubbed from record' at UN climate talks

Yale   State and local governments seeking climate change 'solutions' have plenty of options

U.N. negotiations

ABC [Australia]   Global Paris pledges need to triple to stay within 2C of global warming, says expert

BBC   Attempts to 'erase the science' at UN climate talks

Eco-Business   New UN environment chief seeks fair deal for all in climate fight

New York Times   United Nations Says 80 Countries May Ramp Up Climate Pledges

United States Politics

Atlantic   It’s Younger and Cooler Than a Carbon Tax

Bloomberg   New Bipartisan Agreement on Climate Change Only Goes So Far

E&E News/Scientific American   White House Climate Review Could Damage Careers, Scientists Warn

EOS   Senator Urges Ending Dark Money’s Stifling of Climate Action

Guardian   Trump ditches sole climate rule that aimed to reduce coal plant pollution

Guardian   US schools accused of censoring climate crisis message in graduation speeches

Independent   Elizabeth Warren and Jay Inslee team up to demand climate change debate in Democratic primary

Independent   Right-wing ‘militia threat’ shuts down Oregon Capitol as Republicans flee climate bill vote

Mashable   The Trump admin really, really doesn’t want you to see this climate science


Ox   Jay Inslee has a radical plan to phase out fossil fuel production in the US

Politico   Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change

The Hill   Major union endorses Green New Deal

The Hill   New York City officials declare climate emergency

Washington Post   Congress worries that climate change will force the U.S. to pay foreign governments millions. Here’s why.

Washington Post   Does Trump understand how global warming works?

Washington Post   Elizabeth Warren proposes $2 trillion clean energy plan as Green New Deal momentum builds

Washington Post   White House blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony calling climate change ‘possibly catastrophic’

Washington Post   White House tells agencies they no longer have to weigh a project’s long-term climate impacts

Politics of assorted national governments


Wiley/Climate Change      Key challenges for China's carbon emissions trading program


Times [UK]   Danes ditch populists as climate fears dominate election


Climate Home News   Finland to be carbon neutral by 2035. One of the fastest targets ever set


Guardian   German Greens are on the rise. But the nation is divided

LosAngeles Times   How climate change transformed Germany’s Greens into the country’s most popular political party


Mongabay   Low carbon growth: A mirage or a target well in sight?


Climate Home News   Denmark’s new government raises climate change to highest priority


Irish Times   Ambitious plan to cut emissions and make Ireland carbon-neutral by 2050


Guardian   World's biggest sovereign wealth fund to ditch fossil fuels

United Kingdom

Gov.UK   UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emissions law

Guardian   Theresa May’s net-zero emissions target is a lot less impressive than it looks

Independent   Theresa May’s climate target is a fantasy while we’re all still praying at the altar of economic growth

Times [UK]   Bank of England to get climate change powers under Labour


People: Your stories

Anthropocene   How social learning can speed up or slow down climate action

AP   Climate fight lays bare a divide between rural, urban Oregon

BBC   Kenya halts Lamu coal power project at World Heritage Site

Bloomberg   Climate Change Is All Most of Us Have Ever Known

BuzzFeed News   Chernobyl Blew Up My Childhood. Will Climate Change Do The Same For My Kids?

Climate Home News   Ireland’s world-leading citizens’ climate assembly. What worked? What didn’t?

Climate Home News   Why citizens’ assemblies on climate change work

Climatic Change   Beliefs about climate change in the aftermath of extreme flooding

CNN   Leonardo DiCaprio spotlights urgency of climate crisis in new film

Eco-Business   How to bring the wisdom of the public to bear on the climate emergency

Eco-Business   Thunberg proved ‘we are not alone’, say young Indonesian tree planters

EcoWatch   Extinction Risk and Rebellion: 15 Environmental Books Coming in June


Fortune   We’ll Never Solve Immigration If We Don’t Solve Climate Change

Good News Network   Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Auctions Off 126 Guitars and Raises $21 Million for Climate Change Battle

GQ   Radiohead Donates Money to Climate Change Group Instead of Paying Ransom to Hackers

Guardian   Australian musicians band together to invest in solar farms

Guardian   Environment reporters facing harassment and murder, study finds

Guardian   Following Greta: joining the Swedes on their no-fly holidays

Guardian   Meet generation Greta: young climate activists around the world

Guardian   No, climate action can't be separated from social justice

Guardian   Teachers want climate crisis training, poll shows

Guardian   When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg: 'Hope is contagious'

Mongabay   Small-scale women seaweed farmers ride the rough tides of climate change

Nature   Shifts in tourists’ sentiments and climate risk perceptions following mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef

New Scientist   The musicians helping make climate change a cultural movement

Reuters   Drastic shift in city lifestyles urged to avert climate crisis

Reuters   Dutch PM says China has stuck to climate goals despite economy, trade war

Reuters   In Greta Thunberg's footsteps: the climate kids fighting for their future

Reuters   Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers

RollingStone   Standing Rock Fights On: Tribal Activism Goes Solar

Telegraph   Climate change threatens Acropolis and other ancient Greek monuments

Telegraph [UK]   My ten year old is already an 'eco-worrier' - so how can I reassure her?

The Hill   Florida news outlets partnering for climate change reporting

Treehugger   France is being hit by a massive heat wave. Will it change the country and the culture?

Treehugger   UN revises population projections downward

Vulture   Which Big Little Lies Mom Is Right About Kids and Climate Change?

Washington Post   Climate-change anxiety is now a part of growing up. Pop culture has caught on.

Wiley/Climate Change   Enfranchising the future: Climate justice and the representation of future generations

Yale   12 books about climate change 'solutions' that belong on your summer reading list

Yale   'Farming While Black' author Leah Penniman wants to create a just, climate-friendly food system

Photo Attributions

People: Photo by: Takver

Viewpoints: Photo by: Ivy Dawned

Civil action: Photo by: Takver

Politics: Photo by: Falcon® Photography 

Adaptation: Photo by: U.S. Mission Uganda/Flickr

Your stories: Photo by: Michael Coghlan

Humanity: Photo by: Cait

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