Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz issued a dire warning about climate change, saying “we are literally as a world on a collision course with time” and Americans must take “personal responsibility” to address global warming.
The re-election campaign for Vermont senator Bernie Sanders spent nearly $300,000 to travel on a private jet in the final stretch of the midterm election, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
Sher Edling, the law firm heading up a number of climate lawsuits brought by governments against oil producers like Exxon and BP, sought to move some of their conversations with the city of Miami Beach offline with the express concern of hoping to keep the discussion’s details out of documents that might later be obtained through open records requests.
A highly circulated study claiming oceans are warming at a much higher rate due to global warming contains “key errors,” forcing researchers to issue a correction.
Many Democrats have pushed to make climate change a key issue for voters in recent years, but it has “failed to gain traction as a voting issue in American elections,” according to a Politico report.
A National Public Radio report blamed global warming for wildfires in Texas and suggested the best way to put fires out is by “getting real” on climate change.
The Rhode Island attorney general filed a lawsuit in state court against ExxonMobil (Exxon), BP, Shell, and others, arguing that the energy producers knew their product contributed to climate change, but “engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge” of possible resulting threats.
Former Vice President Al Gore compared the movement to stop global warming with abolishing slavery, the civil rights movement and gay rights in a speech at the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, Australia Thursday.