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failing dam in puerto rico, endangering 70,000, a reminder that climate denialis


president trump, notoriously, tweeted that climate change is a chinese hoax. president trump, notoriously, tweeted that climate change is a chinese hoax.some 70,000 us citizens in puerto rico living along the guajataca river are in danger as a dam in the vicinity is failing. built in the 1920s, the earthen dam faces a drainage problem in the midst of the downpours visited on the island, which have abruptly filled it up and put unbearable pressure on the walls.the failure of this dam underlines that climate change science is absolutely central to good public policy and planning.as humans put heat trapping gases into the atmosphere, like carbon dioxide, through driving their cars, providing their homes with electricity, and heating or cooling their houses, more of the sun’s heat is trappe






trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by europeans


forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left president donald trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top white house official said friday. trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial u.s. leadership is in supporting international efforts.






bill moyers: trump is hiding something extraordinary and lying as reflexively as


so donald trump fired james comey because the fbi director mistreated hillary clinton last summer over her use of private emails. stop laughing. trump takes us for chumps. the republic is nothing to him but a crap game. and he loads the dice. in this case, he signs the letter dismissing comey and ha...






defying trump, senate panel approves funding for un climate body


the u.s. senate appropriations committee passed a spending bill on thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the united nations’ climate change body that oversees the paris climate agreement, despite president donald trump’s decision to stop funding it. the 30-member senate...






california gov. brown says us will stay in climate fight


california gov. jerry brown predicted tuesday that president donald trump's decision to pull the u.s. out of the paris climate accord will prove only a temporary setback to reducing greenhouse gas emissions because "disaster still looms" unless the world moves urgently on the issue.






trump's climate disaster


now that the us has abandoned the paris agreement, the burden on the global climate justice movement is markedly bigger.






drake says trump doesn’t have the power to tear the world apart


during his boy meets world london tour stop, drake uncharacteristically spoke on the political climate, and said trump isn't as powerful as the people.






french envoy: us climate exist may signal multipolar world


united nations (ap) — u.s. president donald trump’s withdrawal from the paris climate accord may be perceived as “the birth certificate of the multipolar world,” france’s u.n. ambassador said tuesday. francois delattre told reporters that the impact of trump’s decision goes beyond climate change policy to the u.s. role in the world. from a geopolitical […]






vatican would see us paris deal exit as slap in face: official


the vatican, which under pope francis’ insistence has strongly backed the paris climate change deal, would see a u.s. exit as a slap in the face and a “disaster for everyone,” a senior official said on thursday. at their meeting last month, the pope gave u.s. president donald trump...






‘earth to trump: f*ck you!’ how the world reacted to the president’s paris clima


in announcing that he was withdrawing the united states from the paris climate change accord, president donald trump said the deal allowed the rest of the world to have a laugh at the united states’s expense. related: paris climate agreement: the world reacts to trump’s withdrawal “we don’t wa...






french envoy: u.s. climate exit may signal multi-polar world


united nations — france’s u.n. ambassador says president donald trump’s withdrawal from the paris climate accord may be perceived as “the birth certificate of the multi-polar world.” francois delattre told reporters tuesday that the impact of trump’s decision goes beyond climate change policy to the u.s. role in the world. from a geopolitical perspective, he […]






here’s why trump’s usda could be a disaster for farms and forests


u.s. food security, forest health, and the ability of farmers to respond to climate change are all at risk if president’s trump’s pick to lead the u.s. department of agriculture brings climate change skepticism to the agency, agricultural researchers and environmental law experts say. that concern t...






california gov. brown says us will stay in climate fight


beijing (ap) — california gov. jerry brown predicted tuesday that president donald trump’s decision to pull the u.s. out of the paris climate accord will prove only a temporary setback to reducing greenhouse gas emissions because “disaster still looms” unless the world moves urgently on the issue. brown told the associated press during his visit […]






world leaders vow to defend climate pact after trump pullout


world leaders react with anger and defiance after president donald trump announced that the united states, the world’s second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 paris climate agreement. led by germany’s angela merkel and france’s emmanuel macron, they branded trump’...






gov. brown gets what president trump doesn't: denialism won't stop climate chang


to the editor: in his first few months in office, president trump has reversed himself on many issues that he espoused on the campaign trail. he was ignorant then and, to his credit, he is now learning rapidly. his statements on climate change so far have escaped reevaluation. (“trump is creating...






trump boosts coal as china takes the lead on climate change


washington (ap) — as president donald trump hosts president xi jinping at his mar-a-lago resort in florida, the world’s two largest economies and carbon polluters are taking dramatically divergent paths on climate policy. with trump suggesting he might pull the united states out of the paris climate accord, xi is poised to become the world’s […]






trump withdraws from climate pact, world leaders push back


president donald trump's supporters on friday cast his decision to abandon the world's climate change pact as a "refreshing" stance for the u.s. that would save jobs and unburden industry.






world leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change


world leaders affirmed their commitment to combating climate change on thursday ahead of u.s. president donald trump's announcement on whether he would pull out of the paris climate accord.






gore says trump can’t stop climate movement


cannes, france (ap) — al gore says that the first four months of donald trump’s presidency have proven that no one person can stop the climate movement, “not even the president.” the former u.s. vice president painted a hopeful picture for environmentalists at the cannes film festival on monday. he claimed that some u.s. states […]






don't confront drivers of gas-guzzling suvs about climate change — talk to them


to the editor: i applaud virginia heffernan’s piece exhorting all of us to stop blaming and arguing with people who don’t agree with us on climate change. (“stop playing the climate blame game. we're all responsible,” opinion, june 7) i am a volunteer for a group proposing that the u.s. levy a...






california gov. brown says us will stay in climate fight


with president donald trump pulling the u.s. out of the paris climate accord, china and california signed an agreement tuesday to work together on reducing emissions, as the state's governor warned that "disaster still looms" without urgent action.






gop may cut disaster funds to build trump’s wall


the pending reduction to the federal emergency management agency's disaster relief account is part of a massive spending bill that the house is scheduled to consider next week when lawmakers return from their august recess.






mattis: trump “wide open” on paris climate accord


the secretary of defense tells “face the nation” the president is still considering whether the u.s. should remain in the climate change pact






mattis says trump “wide open” on paris climate accord


the secretary of defense tells “face the nation” the president is still considering whether the u.s. should remain in the climate change pact






trump can’t stop american progress on climate, al gore tells cannes


u.s. president donald trump cannot stop momentum to tackle climate change, former u.s. vice-president al gore said on monday as he promoted his latest film on global warming at the cannes film festival. “an inconvenient sequel: truth to power” is the follow up to “an inconvenient t...






spending bill eyes cuts to disaster relief to fund trump’s border wall


disaster relief after harvey-caused epic flooding in texas tops an already crowded agenda when president donald trump meets next week with house and senate leaders at the white house.






trump “believes the climate is changing," haley says


the u.n. ambassador tells "face the nation" the president recognizes pollution contributes to climate change, despite his decision on the paris accord






bloomberg to world leaders: ignore trump on climate


new york billionaire michael bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow president donald trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.






trump “believes the climate is changing,” nikki haley says


the u.n. ambassador tells "face the nation" the president recognizes pollution contributes to climate change, despite his decision on the paris accord






trump puts the world on a perilous — and fully avoidable — climate path


with his announcement thursday that he will pull the united states out of the 2015 paris climate agreement, our petulant president has put the world on a path — potentially, but increasingly inevitably — to irreversible catastrophe. the decision fulfills donald j. trump’s misguided campaign promise...






world leaders say climate change deal can’t be renegotiated


world leaders pledged thursday to keep up the fight against global warming as u.s. president donald trump announced he was pulling out of the paris climate accord.






at g-20, world aligns against trump policies ranging from free trade to climate


the growing international isolation of the united states under president donald trump was starkly apparent friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a near-united opposition front against washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade. at a gathering of the group of 20 world...






at g-20, world aligns against trump policies ranging from free trade to climate


the growing international isolation of the united states under president donald trump was starkly apparent friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a nearly united opposition front against washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade. at a gathering of the group of 20 world...






at g-20, world aligns against trump policies ranging from free trade to climate


the growing international isolation of the united states under president trump was starkly apparent friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a near-united opposition front against washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade. at a gathering of the group of 20 world economic...






tv picks for june 7: ‘2017 cmt music awards’


also airing wednesday: “a conversation with bill moyers” on kcts.