Day: January 22, 2020
Hillary Clinton Attacking Bernie Sanders While Promoting Herself and a New Book
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg warned world leaders Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that time is running out to address climate change by reducing carbon emissions. Why it matters: She cited a 2018 report from the International Panel on Climate Change that estimates that carbon emissions would need to be cut significantly in the years ahead to limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F) relative to preindustrial levels.
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — President Trump diverged sharply from the tone of this week’s World Economic Forum in at least two ways during his opening session speech on Tuesday — he was exuberant about the state of the U.S. economy and dismissive of the threat from climate change.
Trees, plastics and favorable tax policy are at the core of House Republicans’ new push on climate change — an effort to reassure voters they care about the problem after a decade of dismissing it. Why it matters: The policies reveal how Republicans hope to counter Democrats’ Green New Deal and show the political saliency of this topic that in the past has been on the electoral back burner.