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As Presidential Candidates Prepare for Ohio Debate, Farmers Need a New Vision

It has been a very bad year for Ohio’s farmers. Across the state, they were unable to plant crops on nearly 1.5 million acres this past spring due to unrelenting rainfall and flooding. The Buckeye State has also been hard-hit by the Trump administration’s trade war, with the price of soybeans—Ohio’s […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

An October Heat Wave Bakes the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Is This Our Future?

A vital takeaway from this autumn heat wave is that, for hundreds of cities and towns, this kind of heat is projected to become standard throughout the warm season and into the fall as a result of climate change, assuming we remain on our current path. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

The Indelible Ink of SharpieGate Spreads to NOAA Fisheries

The health of our oceans is profoundly impacted by global warming. Yet you wouldn’t know it from current NOAA Fisheries Director Chris Oliver. At a Senate hearing last week, he “could not say whether climate change is endangering the nation’s fisheries and declined to ‘speculate’ on whether warming […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Scary Changes Documented in the IPCC Report on Climate Change and the Ocean

The past two weeks have been extraordinary in the battle against global warming. Young leaders around the world have spoken out so strongly and eloquently about the importance of taking real action to address the changing climate. And millions took to the streets to support the action of youth acros […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

ExxonMobil, BP, Shell Oppose Methane Regulation Rollback, Here’s What Else They Should Do

The industry has claimed that the rollback won’t affect emissions due to voluntary measures being taken by oil and natural gas companies, but that’s not accurate. Even EPA Administrator Wheeler has admitted that relaxing regulations will increase methane emissions, but that it’s worth it to save the […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Adults Behaving Badly: Climate Edition

Young people shouldn’t have to organize a global climate strike. That's our job. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.