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Carbon Emissions Hits Record High

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According to the International Energy Agency, carbon emissions reached the highest level ever in 2018 (GCR). China, the United States, and India accounted for 85 percent of the carbon emissions due to increasing energy demand because of global economic growth (USA Today). The report said burning coal in electric was the largest contributor to the […]

United States Ends Preferential Trade Deals with India

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The United States government intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted to India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its exports (Al Jazeera). Under the Generalized System of Preferences program (GSP) “certain products” can enter the U.S. duty-free if countries meet the eligibility criteria (Al Jazeera). One of the […]

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 […]