Pope Francis thanked a youth climate activist conference on Wednesday for the participants’ “dreams and projects of goodness” and encouraged them to keep up their advocacy of action to combat climate change.
If Congress passes President Biden’s ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, he will go down in history as the nation’s first leader to usher in a transformative climate change agenda.
A new study finds that if global temperatures continue to rise at their current pace, today’s kids will experience three times the number of climate disasters as their grandparents did.
President Biden’s domestic agenda is facing a pivotal week of votes and negotiations amid internal strife between moderate and progressive Democrats and stiff opposition from Republicans.
At a time when the Midwest is being battered by more severe storms due to climate change, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a landmark law this month that will transition the state to 100 percent clean energy by 2045, with benchmarks along the way.
Speaking at a climate rally in Berlin on Friday, the Swedish teenage climate activist mocked President Biden’s attempt to address climate change through his “Build Back Better” agenda.
Democrats continue to negotiate the details on legislation that could have a profound effect on the average American if enacted.
The Northeast coast of the United States, from Delaware to Maine, is warming faster than most of the Northern Hemisphere, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In the last century, the region’s average summertime temperature has increased by 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (Globally, average year-round temperatures have risen by 1.2 degrees Celsius.) Climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who conducted the study described the Northeast’s warming as “exceptional.” The reason, they say, is that ocean temperatures are rising especially fast in the North Atlantic.
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday that his country will stop financing the construction of foreign coal plants, but the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter has been tepid in its climate action.
Facebook's latest pledge to curb climate change disinformation on its platform is not impressing activists and industry watchdogs.
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”