Here’s what the NRDC Action Fund has been reading this week:
When a crackpot runs for president (The New York Times) — “There are crackpots who believe that the earth is flat, and they don’t deserve to be quoted without explaining that this is an, er, outlying view, and the same goes for a crackpot who has argued that climate change is a Chinese-made hoax.”
Brazil just ratified the Paris climate agreement. Here’s why that’s a really big deal (The Washington Post) — Brazil is the world’s 7th highest carbon emitter, so its formal ratification will likely spur other nations to follow suit.
GM pledges 100% renewable energy power by 2050 (The Detroit News) — And it’s no small feat: General Motors aims to power its 350 facilities in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy, up from 3.8% this year.
Obama to create first marine national monument in the Atlantic (NBC News) — The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is a special home to rare deep sea corals, endangered whales, and species found nowhere else on Earth.
Climate change “significant and direct” threat to U.S. military: reports (Reuters) — Former top national security officials and U.S. military officials are calling for the next president to create a cabinet-level position to fight climate change.
Think wind power is cheap now? Wait until 2030 (Greentech Media) — In just over a decade, the cost of wind power could come down 25% or more.
Trump campaign taps GOP energy lobbyist as adviser (Politico) — Trump adds yet another fossil fuel lobbyist to his presidential campaign, signaling the disastrous climate policies a Trump administration would bring.