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Donald Trump Said Keystone XL Pipeline Would Create 28000 Jobs. US State Department Says 50

6yrs ago from The Independent
The US State Department says the Keystone XL pipeline will create 50 permanent jobs, despite Donald Trump’s previous estimate of 28,000. The US President’s administration has approved the programme and subsequently ended nine years of debate over a project that has divided the climate change debate. Confusion however has swirled around the exact number of jobs that will be created.
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New Emails Suggest Fla. Officials Could Not Discuss Climate Change

8yrs ago from TPM
Florida officials have repeatedly denied that the state government has banned environmental officials from discussing climate change, but emails from Florida officials released on Wednesday may refute the claim. As ThinkProgress noted, Greenpeace released an email exchange that appears to show two Florida officials discussing a scientist's appearance discussing sea level rise in Florida.
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Boardrooms and Public Fuel Momentum for Climate Change: Experts

8yrs ago from Yahoo! News
By Laurie Goering OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new climate deal this year is unlikely to include enough money or emissions cuts to be effective but a surge of action outside governments could drive a more ambitious approach to tackling climate change, according to specialists. Businesses and cities are coming up with innovative ways to deal with global warming such as technology to make storage and transmission of solar power cost-effective and a push by companies to end deforestation in their supply chains. "The spirit is growing to take action," said Tasso Azevedo, former head of Brazil's forest service and now a social entrepreneur, at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Azevedo said until now "it has been easy for governments to stay paralyzed" between pressure from environmentalists to do more on climate change and business warnings that action could damage the economy, but the tide was turning.
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Government Spends $4 Million to Not Study Climate Change (satire)

8yrs ago from SBS
The Abbott Government has set aside $4 million to fund a centre for scientists to pay as little attention to climate change as possible, a spokesperson for Education Minister Christopher Pyne has revealed.   The centre, attached to the University of Western Australia, will gather a team of researchers to completely overlooking the deleterious effects of climate change while catching up on their reading, watching old seasons of the Simpsons and playing table tennis in the rec room.  
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