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Poland Literally Filled an International Climate Change Conference With Coal Piles of coal at climate talks in Poland.Photo: Lauren Wolahan International climate talks are off to an inauspicious start in Poland. They began on Sunday in Katowice, a small city in the heart of Polish coal country, and are already a strong contender for the most tone-deaf meeting in 24 iterations of the UN […]

‘Gender Equality’ Key to Combating ‘Climate Crisis,’ Hip-Hop Artist Tells Sen. Sanders’ Town Hall By Craig Bannister | December 4, 2018 | 11:02 AM EST Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) climate town hall (Screenshot) Advocating for “reproductive rights” is the key to stopping climate change, a hip-hop artist/environmental activist declared at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) climate town hall Monday. Hip-hop artist and Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez told […]

New counter UN climate report released during UN summit: ‘Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels’ Read the Summary for Policymakers and the press release for Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels. The fifth volume in the Climate Change Reconsidered series, Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels, produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), is undergoing final peer review. It will be publicly presented on December 4, 2018 in Katowice, Poland — the host […]

Not Enough: Yellow Vest Protesters Reject Suspension of Fuel Tax Rises in France Representatives from the Yellow Vest movement have said that a temporary suspension of a further tax increase by the government does not go far enough, maintaining the taxes should be cut altogether. The government of Emmanuel Macron will announce Tuesday morning a moratorium on the increase of the fuel tax, slated for January 1st, […]

France Is Scrapping Global Warming Taxes That The UN Thinks Should Be Doubled By MICHAEL BASTASCH The UN calls for carbon taxes to be twice as high as those that sparked riots across France. UN reports call for carbon taxes as high as $27,000 per ton of emissions to limit global warming. The French government delayed implementing carbon taxes in the wake of rioting. The French government […]

AL GORE KICKED OFF 24-HOUR CLIMATE BROADCAST AS THOUSANDS RIOTED IN PARIS OVER CARBON TAXES BY MICHAEL BASTASCH Former Vice President Al Gore kicked off his live 24-hour broadcast calling for solutions to man-made global warming Monday as waves of protests against the very types of policies Gore champions rocked major French cities. “All of it is felt most keenly by the world’s most disadvantaged people,” Gore said during the […]

French Carbon Tax Revolt Scores Historic Victory – French Government Announces U-Turn Of Carbon Tax French Carbon Tax Revolt Scores Historic Victory  French Government Announces U-Turn Of Carbon Tax Having been expected to attend COP24 in Poland on Monday, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe cancelled his visit and instead held an increasing number of meetings with French MPs and ministers. This resulted in a decision to back down on the […]

Thank you President Trump! ‘New strains in global climate diplomacy’ as more nations signal UN Paris dissent – Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia & Brazil – Trump’s Clexit gives ‘protective cover’ for other countries to withdraw Excerpts: The White House is making the case that several big countries are having doubts about the Paris climate deal — even as the weekend brought a stark sign of U.S. isolation. Why it matters: The administration’s claims of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Russia having second thoughts about the Paris deal came just ahead […]

Update: French Prime Minister suspends planned fuel tax increases for six-month PARIS, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The French government on Tuesday suspended planned increases in three taxes on fuel for a six-month period starting Jan.1 in response to nationwide protests against high pump prices and living costs, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced. “This anger, you’d have to be deaf or blind not to see it […]