climate-change

COMMENTARY

Scientists understood the physics of climate change in the 1800s, thanks to Eunice Foote | Opinion

BY: - July 23, 2021

Foote’s discovery of the high heat absorption of carbon dioxide gas led her to conclude that “… if the air had mixed with it a higher proportion of carbon dioxide than at present, an increased temperature” would result.

Survey: Young Americans want more action on addressing climate change | The Numbers Racket

BY: - June 28, 2021

Seventy-one percent of Millennials and 67 percent of Gen Zers say that climate change should be a priority to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations, according to the report. 

Wolf proposes funneling cap-and-trade dollars to transition fossil fuel workers

BY: - June 14, 2021

Legislation now before the state House and Senate would distribute about one-third of RGGI revenues to the communities who lose fossil-fuel jobs, with the rest going to the state Clean Air Fund, which pays for pollution mediation projects, as well as environmental justice projects and administration costs.

Garrity joins GOP state treasurers warning banks that dump fossil fuels

BY: - May 27, 2021

The policy was announced in a Monday letter sent to White House climate envoy John Kerry by Garrity and 14 other state treasurers. 

New Study: Electric vehicle expansion could help Pa.’s meet its climate goals

BY: - May 11, 2021

By Kimberly Rooney Transportation made up 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania in 2017. Most of those were produced by light-duty vehicles such as cars, vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Continuing the same usage trends may make it difficult for Pennsylvania to reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2050, but a new […]

Facing grim climate projections, state officials call for multi-dimensional approach to addressing climate change

BY: and - May 9, 2021

The Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment is a report produced every three years by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as directed by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70) of 2008. 

COMMENTARY

House, Senate GOP stymie Wolf on climate change, hold up key appointments | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 26, 2021

Republicans are setting a 'reckless precedent,' by holding up appointments to a key state agency, the Wolf administration says.

How Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native Americans | Analysis

BY: - April 10, 2021

The recommendations for increased spending on conservation and climate goals are a dramatic turnaround following four years of cutbacks during the Trump administration.

COMMENTARY

‘Not just climate change’: An activist explains how Biden’s infrastructure plan improves the environment | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 5, 2021

'This is probably the single biggest action ever taken by our country to address environmental issues," says Josh McNeil of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.

Biden pairs ‘down payment’ on climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure

BY: - April 1, 2021

Among Biden’s core campaign promises last year was to address both the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.

Biden to pause new oil and gas leases on public lands in sweeping climate order

BY: - January 27, 2021

The action on leases is likely to be among the most contentious climate actions by the new administration

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How Trump loyalist Ted Cruz managed to annoy all of Pittsburgh | Analysis

BY: - January 21, 2021

The Texas Republican repeated tired lines about Pittsburgh that Trump used to justify his terrible decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement.