Poll: Americans support action on climate change

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A recent NBC News poll shows that most Americans want action on climate change. This will be critical as Democrats are poised to take over the House of Representatives.

That figure incorporates 85 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of independents, 71 percent of women, 61 percent of men and strong majorities of all racial groups. At least 55 percent agree on the need for action in all regions of the country, and at all age, education and income levels.

Resistance comes only from the one-third of Americans who identify themselves as Republicans. A 56 percent majority of the GOP says either that concern about climate change is unwarranted or that more research is necessary before taking action.

Democrats would be wise to focus immediately on popular legislation that can pass quickly and put pressure on Republicans and the President to go along, such as extending subsidies for green energy that are scheduled to expire.

  

Will Trump hurt progress in addressing global warming?

With the stunning victory of Donald Trump, all progress made towards addressing the issue of global warming is now in doubt.

Trump has been hostile to this notion, basically lining up with climate change deniers. It’s also clear that Trump is not a fan of business regulation, and has promised to unleash more drilling along with pushing for more coal.

On the other hand, we’ve seen that Trump will abandon campaign rhetoric without a second thought. He’s done that with many issues, and he recently acknowledged that human activity may be having an effect on global warming.

So basically we’re left with a tremendous amount of uncertainty.

  

Global Transition to Clean Energy

This video addresses how the clean energy revolution is taking hold across the world. One product they discuss is an electric scooter that can be fully powered by solar.

  

How food waste contributes to climate change

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Humans waste more than 1.4 billion tons of food annually. That’s a stunning number.

A new study explains how all of this ridiculous waste contributes to climate change.

We should be focusing being more efficient about using surplus food, not just to feed the hungry, but to cut down on the unnecessary production of food.

  

Paris Climate Deal Offers Hope

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In an historic development, 195 nations agreed to a framework to reduce carbon emissions and hopefully reduce the warming of the planet. It was a huge win for Barack Obama and others around the world who worked for years to bring this agreement about. Republicans are trashing the agreement, but this progress on climate change may be one of Obama’s most significant accomplishments.

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