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Tag Archives: Climate Change

Jay Inslee Announces Candidacy; Prioritizes Climate Change

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Governor Jay Inslee of Washington announced his candidacy for president and said he plans to focus on climate change. In his announcement speech, Inslee said the US needs to shift priorities towards solving climate change which he called, “America’s most daunting challenge,” (AP).  Inslee will be running as a Democrat against at least 12 other […]

White House Panel Forming to Investigate Climate Change

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Officials at the White House are organizing a panel to investigate the connection between climate change and national security. An executive order will formally establish the Presidential Committee on Climate Security which White House officials are currently drafting(WP). This announcement follows the warning made by the Director of Intelligence Dan Coats to the Senate Intelligence […]

Students in Europe Rally for Climate Change

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Young, student protesters skipped classes in Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium to demand their governments respond faster to climate change (BBC). One German student claimed protesting took priority over education, and followed the claim by questioning the purpose of school “if we have no future?” (BBC). These protests were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunburg […]

Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas Found

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The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – an independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. – recently identified China’s foam insulation industry as the source of the reappearance of the ozone-depleting gas, CFC-11 (EIA). The gas made a reappearance in the atmosphere two months ago in May 2018 after decades of steady decline, and […]

Fijian Prime Minister Claims a “Frightening New Era”

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Frank Bainimarama, Fiji’s Prime Minister, said climate change is a major threat to the survival of the island nation (Hill). His statement came after Cyclone Josie killed five people due to torrential rain and flooding on the nation’s main island this past weekend (BBC). The Prime Minister expressed that “Once again, Fijians are mourning the […]