Lobbyists spent more than $2 billion trying to influence the U.S. Congress on climate change from 2000 to 2016, with fossil fuel industry groups outspending environmental groups 10 to one, according to a new study by a Drexel University professor. The peer-reviewed study by sociologist Robert J. Brulle, released last week in the journal Climatic Change, showed that “expenditures by these sectors dwarf those of environmental organizations and renewable energy corporations.” “You can sort of see the enormous mismatch of resources in the climate change fields,” Brulle, said in an interview Wednesday. “Environmental groups and the renewable energy are pretty much a footnote.” To arrive at his conclusions, Brulle crunched numbers from the campaign data website, Open Secrets, run by the nonpartisan Center for Responsible Politics. He looked at spending by environmental groups and the renewable energy sector. And he looked at … [Read more...] about $2 billion spent to influence Congress on climate change, Drexel study finds
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New York Times Published 3:36 pm PST, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Photo: Mark Finkenstaedt, Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Ralph Cicerone was among the first to issue an alarm on the disappearance of the ozone layer. Ralph Cicerone was among the first to issue an alarm on the disappearance of the ozone layer. Photo: Mark Finkenstaedt, Associated Press Ralph Cicerone, among 1st to sound alarm on climate change, dies 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Ralph Cicerone, who as a researcher and the president of the National Academy of Sciences issued an early warning about the grave potential risks of climate change, died Saturday at his home in Short Hills, N.J.. He was 73. His death was announced by the academy, which he headed from 2005 until June. It did not provide the cause. In 2001, while he was the … [Read more...] about Ralph Cicerone, among 1st to sound alarm on climate change, dies
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THE LIGHTBULB People listen as President Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md. in February. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts) Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided on not just what to do about human-caused climate change — and whether it even exists. But there exists a lesser-known yet probably more important cleavage when it comes to defining the climate positions of future elected GOP officials. It is the gap between older and younger GOP voters. According to a new survey released by the Pew Research Center on Monday, millennial GOP voters — those born between 1981 and 1996 — disagree with their older partisan counterparts across a range of energy and environmental issues. Younger Republicans disagree with their older partisan counterparts on the extent to which climate change is already affecting the world. This new … [Read more...] about The Energy 202: Older and younger GOP voters don’t agree on climate change
Florida’s children are tired of waiting for grownups to take action on climate change, and that includes Gov. Rick Scott.So a week after the governor announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, eight students filed suit Monday to force him and legislative leaders to take action on climate change.Good. The courts — including the court of public opinion — should hold climate-change-deniers, like Scott, accountable for failing to address the epic threat facing those of us at Ground Zero.South Floridians know the floodwaters that more frequently overtake our roads and threaten our homes are a bipartisan problem that cannot be ignored.Yet during his two terms in Tallahassee, Gov. Scott has done nothing to address the problem. Instead, he looked the other way as incentives to use alternative energies, like solar, were eliminated. And he reportedly prohibited his staff from using the words “climate change,” “global warming” and … [Read more...] about Gov. Rick Scott should listen to students on climate change