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  • Macron: My charm may have changed Trump's mind on climate change

    07/16/2017 5:45:28 PM PDT · by Hadean · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2017
    French President Emmanuel Macron says he worked his charm on President Donald Trump during the U.S. leader's visit to Paris – so much so that he may have changed Trump’s mind on climate change. Trump and Macron -- who said his interaction with Trump was carefully calculated -- discussed their main point of contention: U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Macron told French news outlet Le Journal du Dimanche that Trump “listened” to him when the two discussed climate change, adding: “He understood the reason for my position, notably the link between climate change and terrorism.” The presidents spoke...
  • Trump regrets 'bizarre mistake' of Paris climate pullout, Branson claims [bizarre fakenews]

    07/15/2017 10:34:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 15 July 2017 20.51 EDT | Oliver Milman
    Donald Trump regrets the “bizarre mistake” of withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, Sir Richard Branson has said. The British billionaire also urged the president to help phase out the ailing US coal industry. Speaking in Brooklyn on Friday, the Virgin Group founder said businesses and cities were firmly behind a transition to low-carbon energy, which made Trump’s decision to exit the Paris deal “very, very strange”. “With climate change, it’s America first and our beautiful globe last, and that seems incredibly sad,” said Branson. “I’ve got a feeling that the president is regretting what he did. Maybe...
  • Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

    07/09/2017 8:49:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 July 2017 09:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. But the gesture opened the door for others, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning that Ankara was now leaning towards not ratifying the landmark Paris climate accord. Erdogan’s threat brought further disarray to a summit that was marred by bilateral quarrels and strife over climate protection and trade. […] In a departure from final summit declarations that tend...
  • 40% of Americans Say Global Warming Can Cause Human Extinction, (T)

    07/08/2017 7:14:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/7/2017 | Penny Starr
    Four in 10 Americans — or 39 percent — think the odds for human extinction because of climate change or global warming are 50 percent or more. But the majority of Americans, or 58 percent, think the odds of human extinction because of climate change is less than 50 percent, revealing that climate change is not a topic of universal agreement in the United States. This divide is revealed in a Yale University report titled “Climate Change in the American Mind.” “More than half of Americans (58%) believe climate change is mostly human caused,” the Yale report states. “That’s the...
  • France's new 'climate plan': Sales of petrol and diesel vehicles to end by 2040

    07/06/2017 9:59:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 6 July 2017 14:56 CEST+02:00 | The Local/AFP
    France’s swashbuckling TV star turned environment minister Nicolas Hulot laid out France’s new “climate plan” intended to meet the ambitious targets of the Paris climate accord on Thursday and become carbon neutral by 2050. […] “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040,” Hulot said, calling it a “veritable revolution”. “The solutions are there,” Hulot said. “Our own manufacturers have what they need to support this promise”, adding that it all contributed to the “public health agenda”. Acknowledging that reaching the target would be “tough”, particularly for automakers, Hulot said that France’s car...
  • Trump plan would expand oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

    06/29/2017 9:54:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2017 6:07 PM EDT | Matthew Daly and Josh Boak
    The Trump administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for U.S. “energy dominance” in the global market. The Interior Department is rewriting a five-year drilling plan established by the Obama administration, with an eye toward opening areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that now are off-limits to drilling. It’s one of six initiatives that the president unveiled Thursday in hopes of generating more energy exports and jobs. “The golden era of American energy is now underway,” Trump said in a Thursday speech...
  • At Berlin summit, EU leaders vow to fight Trump on climate change

    06/29/2017 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 June 2017 16:45 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    European leaders vowed Thursday to defend the landmark Paris climate pact at a G20 summit next week, setting them on collision course with US President Donald Trump at what is expected to be a stormy meeting. Leaders of Germany, France, Italy and other EU economies acknowledged their long standing ties with Washington but said they would not give in on “existential” threats like global warming. They also stressed the importance of keeping markets open, warning that the protectionism and isolationism symbolized by Trump’s “America First” stance won’t solve global problems. On the biggest challenges, Europe was now “a reference point,”...
  • Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

    06/24/2017 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 June 2017 10:07 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a “crusade” to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. “It is absolutely imperative that we not make it a political issue,” he said. “This is not the right versus the left because there is no liberal air or conservative air. We all breathe the same air. There is no liberal water or conservative water; we all drink the same water,” the star of “The Terminator” movies said. …
  • Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

    06/19/2017 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2017 11:54 AM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Perry was asked Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” whether carbon emissions are primarily responsible for climate change and said no. He added that “the most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.” …
  • California orders Volkswagen to build more electric-car charging stations in poor neighborhoods

    06/16/2017 7:06:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    business insider ^ | 15 June 2017 | Peter Henderson
    California legislators on Thursday tightened rules requiring Volkswagen to spend a portion of clean car infrastructure funds in disadvantaged communities, passing a bill as part of a budget package agreed with Governor Jerry Brown. The state's regulator, the Air Resources Board, last month told VW to "make every attempt" to invest 35 percent of the first 30-month investment cycle in disadvantaged communities disproportionately affected by air pollution.
  • Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

    06/12/2017 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 09, 2017 06:49 PM | Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller and Gerald Traufetter
    The German chancellor had been hoping to isolate Donald Trump on climate issues at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg. But Merkel’s hoped-for alliance is crumbling, underscoring Germany’s relative political weakness globally. Many countries are wary of angering the United States. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had actually thought that Canada’s young, charismatic prime minister, Justin Trudeau, could be counted among her reliable partners. Particularly when it came to climate policy. Just two weeks ago, at the G-7 summit in Sicily, he had thrown his support behind Germany. When Merkel took a confrontational approach to U.S. President Donald Trump, Trudeau was...
  • Trump wages battle against regulations, not climate change

    06/10/2017 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2017 8:09 PM EDT | John Flesher and Michael Biesecker
    While President Donald Trump’s beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn’t consider it a problem for the federal government to solve. Trump’s recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal was just his latest rapid-fire move to weaken or dismantle federal initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, which scientists say are heating the planet to levels that could have disastrous consequences. Trump is waging war against efforts to curb U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. He’s done that through executive orders targeting climate change programs and regulations, massive proposed spending...
  • California Use to be a STATE, NOT A COUNTRY !!

    06/07/2017 8:27:40 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 25 replies
    6/7/17 | hapnHal
    Jerry, (GET HELP) California use to be a STATE, NOT A COUNTRY! 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. Gov. Jerry Brown told The Associated Press at an international clean energy conference in Beijing that Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris agreement will ultimately prove only a temporary setback. For now, he said, China, European countries and individual U.S. states will fill the gap left...
  • Canada FM says Canada must do more as US leadership wanes

    06/06/2017 9:09:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2017 5:51 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Canada’s foreign minister said Tuesday that the country must spend more on its military now that the U.S. is questioning its role of global leadership. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told Parliament that relying on the “the U.S. security umbrella would make us a client state.” She said Canada is committed to make a “substantial investment” in its military and said the defense minister would elaborate on that Wednesday. Freeland said Canadians will always be grateful for the outsized role the U.S. has played in the world and Canada will seek to persuade Washington that its continued leadership is in the...
  • German right-wingers urge switch of climate change policy

    06/04/2017 3:51:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2017 6:06 AM EDT
    A conservative group in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is urging a change of approach to climate change, arguing that the melting of sea ice could carry more opportunities than problems. Lawmaker Philipp Lengsfeld wrote on Twitter Sunday that the Berlin Circle group wants “massive course corrections in climate and energy policy.” […] The statement doesn’t mention the [Paris] accord, but says the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius isn’t realistic. …
  • French President Offers Refugee Status to U.S. Liberals

    06/03/2017 11:22:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Polizette ^ | June 2, 2017 | Margaret Menge
    French President Emmanuel Macron is offering refuge to American liberals upset at President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In a video posted to Twitter, speaking in English, Macron said: “I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know that you are a great nation. I know your history, our common history.” “To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland. I call...
  • Summer is here now, right? Think again. Northern Sweden just had snow – in June! [but Trump…]

    06/03/2017 8:38:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 2 June 2017 12:54 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    June 1st means summer, right? Oh wait — this is Sweden after all. Bring on the snow and hail! Last month in Sweden was a month of extreme weather. The far northern parts of Norrland saw record-low temperatures, the lowest since 1968 according to preliminary figures from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). So surely, summer should be here by now? Well, think again — this is Sweden, after all. On June 1st, snow was falling over the small village of Kåbdalis in the northern county of Norrbotten. […] In the arctic mining town of Kiruna, also in the...
  • Modi tells Macron India will 'go beyond' Paris climate accord

    06/03/2017 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 3 June 2017 16:23 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday to go “above and beyond” the Paris Agreement on climate change, after the US said it would quit the deal. Speaking two days after US President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the deal on curbing carbon emissions, Modi said it was “part of the world’s shared heritage” and that India would “continue working…above and beyond the Paris accord”. The agreement signed by 195 countries in the French capital in 2015 “can protect future generations and give new hope,” the Indian leader said. He avoided direct...
  • French president's trolling of Donald Trump delights the French AND Americans [barf]

    06/02/2017 8:53:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 2 June 2017 11:08 CEST+02:00 | Ben McPartland/The Local/AFP
    Of all the reactions from global leaders to Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris climate deal, there was only one they were talking about on Twitter and in the press on both sides of the Atlantic for that matter. Shortly after Donald Trump made a not-so-shock announcement to withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal, the reactions from disappointed world leaders began to roll in. But the one that grabbed all the attention and the headlines was from the French President Emmanuel Macron, who once again showed he knows how to impress on the world stage. For a...
  • California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

    06/01/2017 10:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2017 8:38 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won’t let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact. “This is an insane move by this president,” California Gov. Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as “deviant behavior from the highest office in the land.” Brown joined Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York to form the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris climate agreement, a pact involving nearly 200 nations aimed at slowing the warming of the planet. The...