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World Needs a Massive Carbon Tax to Limit Climate Change, IMF Says

October 11, 2019 - 10:55am
Washington Post

A global agreement to make fossil fuel burning more expensive is urgent and the most efficient way of fighting climate change, an International Monetary Fund study found. The group found that a global tax of $75 per ton by 2030 could limit the planet's warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

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Youth Climate Activists Ramp Up the Pressure

October 11, 2019 - 10:50am
InsideClimate News

From school strikes to the harder edge of Extinction Rebellion, young climate activists are making their voices heard—and they're increasingly politically engaged.

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Google Made Large Contributions to Climate Change Deniers

October 11, 2019 - 10:30am
The Guardian

Tech giant Google has made "substantial" contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis, The Guardian reports.

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Japan's Capital Braces for What Could Be Worst Typhoon in 60 Years

October 11, 2019 - 10:20am
Reuters

A powerful typhoon approached Japan on Friday, threatening to batter its capital with the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years, shutting down stores, factories and subway systems.

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Sierra Club Sues EPA for Documents on Administrator's Climate Claim

October 11, 2019 - 9:40am
The Hill

The Sierra Club sued the Environmental Protection Agency this week after the agency refused to turn over documents to back up Administrator Andrew Wheeler's claim that climate change "is 50 to 75 years out."

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Senate Democrats Aim to Overturn Trump Administration Rollback of Power Plant Regulations

October 11, 2019 - 9:40am
The Hill

Senate Democrats will try to force a vote next week to repeal a Trump administration rule that scales back pollution regulations for power plants set by the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.

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Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show

October 10, 2019 - 10:40am
The New York Times

Federal programs to help Americans move away from disaster-prone areas are selecting to buy homes based on the wealth of the affected neighborhoods rather than being based solely on the risk they face, according to a new study.

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FEMA Bought 44,000 Flood-Prone Homes. They May Have to Buy Millions More.

October 10, 2019 - 10:30am
Bloomberg

As the climate crisis worsens, more Americans will be forced from their homes in moves they can't afford. The U.S. government isn't prepared for a massive, government-subsidized migration away from flood-prone areas, according to a comprehensive analysis of FEMA data.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors 3 Whose Work Enables a 'Fossil Fuel-Free World'

October 10, 2019 - 10:22am
InsideClimate News

Three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry were announced this morning for their work developing the lithium-ion battery, making "a fossil fuel-free world possible." There's a twist to this story, involving Exxon.

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Oil Firms to Pour Extra 7 Million Barrels Per Day into Markets, Data Shows

October 10, 2019 - 10:20am
The Guardian

The world's biggest oil companies are set to flood markets with an additional 7 million barrels of oil per day over the next decade, The Guardian reports. That acceleration is a move in the opposite direction for how much total carbon emissions reduction scientists say is needed to keep global warming in check.

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