Weekly News Roundup: November 5-10

Posted by on November 10, 2017

Top Stories: Local, National, Global

U.S. Divided in Bonn: Two opposing American groups are present at the climate change conference this year — the Trump administration is pushing for fossil fuels, coal, and natural gas, and a coalition of state leaders is promoting renewable energy (Oliver Milman and Jonathan Watts, The Guardian).

Unbelievable: Kathleen Hartnett White, Trump’s pick for top White House environmental official, has doubts about human contributions to climate change (Chris Mooney, Washington Post).

U.S. Sits Alone: With Syria announcing plans to sign the Paris Climate Accord, the United States remains the only country in the world that has rejected the agreement (Lisa Friedman, New York Times).

Choked Up: New Delhi’s air quality index readings have reached an emergency level of 999 — that’s the equivalent to smoking 45 packs of cigarettes per day. (Zoë Schlanger, QZ)

Kids Are All Right: Two children are suing President Trump for his climate change denial and policies. (Natasha Geiling, ThinkProgress)

Reading List: Commentaries, Features, Longreads

“Why Is America Wasting So Much Energy?” (Terry Sobolewski and Ralph Cavanagh, New York Times)

“Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners.” (Brad Plumer, New York Times)

“The Seven Megatrends That Could Beat Global Warming: ‘There is Reason for Hope.” (Damian Carrington, The Guardian)

“Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals.” (Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich, New York Times)

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