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President Donald Trump speaks in late May in support of farmers and ranchers hurt by the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Farmers hurt by Trump’s tariffs will get additional $16 billion bailout to those most affected. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Donald Trump Confuses Bluster With Strength on Trade
Trump has launched a long overdue challenge to our trading relationship with China. Yet instead of enlisting allies to challenge China, Trump slapped tariffs on some of our best trading partners.
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A house burns during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. News
'Existential' Risk of Climate Crisis Could Lead to Civilizational Collapse by 2050, Warns Report
"The world is currently completely unprepared to envisage, and even less deal with, the consequences of catastrophic climate change."
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Climate strikers hold signsnear Melbourne, Australia, on May 3, 2019. News
'The Fight Is Not Over,' Say Groups, as Coal Lover Wins Re-Election in Australia
"If the climate-wreckers in the coalition think we're going to go away quietly, they've got another thing coming."
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Indigenous Australians File Landmark Human Rights Claim With UN Over Government's Inaction on Climate Crisis
"The Torres Strait Islands have been settled for millennia, but if the Australian government continues on its present course they may not last the century."
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'It Didn't Have To Be This Way': How the Gun Lobby Made New Zealand Less Safe
Behind each massacre is the story of a violent gun culture and an industry that has stood against meaningful efforts to restrict weapons designed to maim and murder
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Australian Judge Strikes Down Coal Mine in Part Because of Its Carbon Emissions
The next phase will be suing companies like ExxonMobil, who knew they were destroying the earth but actively suppressed the evidence for it and funded vast campaigns of climate change denialism.
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Taking Path of a 'Pirate Whaling Nation,' Japan Reportedly Set to Resume Commercial Whale-Hunting in Its Waters
"This is a grave mistake which is out of step with the rest of the world."
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Rebuffing Prime Minister's Order to Stay in Class, Australian Students Forge Ahead With #ClimateStrike Walkouts
"We're at the stage where we can't vote and by the time we're in power, it's going to be too late to start making change."
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 “We’ve got involved because at this stage we can’t vote, we’re not politicians and we want to make a difference. We can’t stand around waiting.” (Photo: schoolstrike4climate.com) Views
Australian Kids Plan “Big School Walkout for Climate Action”
“When young people try to have a voice in politics, Scott Morrison is shutting them down, yet he’s happy to listen to the coal lobby and big corporations who continue to profit from making climate change worse.”
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To be great, America must clear the path to the polls, perhaps even mandating voting like Australia. There, turnout is more than 90 percent. (Photo: CHUCK BURTON / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Views
The Best Way to Get Voters to Vote
America loves a party. Why not institute Saturday celebrations for mandated electors at American polling places?
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