Tag: United States

Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, said on Friday he would donate $500 million to a new campaign to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas. New York Times

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

In the next few months, the White House will complete the rollback of the most significant federal effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, initiated during the Obama administration. It will expand its efforts to impose Mr. Trump’s hard-line views on other nations, building on his retreat from the Paris accord and his recent refusal to sign a communiqué to protect the rapidly melting Arctic region unless it was stripped of any references to climate change. New York Times

The Real Legacy of the 1970s

In most histories of how Americans became so polarized, the Great Inflation of the 1970s is given short shrift. But inflation was as pivotal a factor in our national crackup as Vietnam and Watergate. New York Times