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The secretive way in which new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, surrounded by armed guards even in his office and enveloped in secrecy, is trying to dismantle the agency he’s in charge of and essentially dismantle as well protections against dangers to American health and well-being.

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say

 

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The impending release of a key government report on climate change will force President Trump to choose between accepting the conclusions of his administration’s scientists and the demands of his conservative supporters, who remain deeply unconvinced that humans are the cause of the planet’s warming.

Source: Perspectives: Dan Rather — Russia investigation doesn’t compare to scandal that has ability to damage our planet irrevocably

 

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When asked whether he believed CO2 was the primary cause of climate change, Energy Secretary Rick Perry responded with a resounding NO. We’ve broken down his statement with a few corrections.

Source: Perspectives: CNBC — Energy Secretary Rick Perry says CO2 is not the main driver of climate change

 

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few years.

Source: Perspectives: Bloomberg — Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

 

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Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. With humanity itself under threat. it sometimes seems to daunting to take on. It’s easy to lose hope but we can’t give up.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich — Just because Trump takes us out of the Paris climate accord doesn’t mean we give up (Video)

 

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged to donate $15 million to support Paris Climate Agreement.

Source: Perspectives: Telegraph — Michael Bloomberg meets Emmanuel Macron as his drive to honour Paris climate change pact gathers pace

 

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Efforts to roll back an Obama rule limiting methane emissions from energy production sites on federal lands failed thanks to Democrats and a few Republican Senators.

Source: NPR - Senators Reject Effort To Roll Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

 

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