2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #48

2020A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Nov 22, 2020 through Sat, Nov 28, 2020

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Republicans Remain Opposed to Any Policies That Would Reduce Fossil-Fuel Use


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Last week, U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson laid out his plan for a “Green Industrial Revolution,” which is sort of British for “Green New Deal.” His plan calls for a ban on selling gas-powered vehicles starting in 2030, net-zero emissions by 2050, and billions in new green tech investments.

Environmentalists can, and do, question the specific choices in his blueprint. But a world in which the problem with the right-wing party’s climate stance is that it doesn’t move quickly enough in the right direction is so remote from the American imagination it may as well be taking place not on a different continent but on a different planet.

Back in the U.S., the relief of Donald Trump’s long good-bye will begin yielding to the stark reality that his party remains fundamentally pathological. No issue highlights this depressing reality more clearly than climate change.

For more than a decade, the GOP has stood alone among major right-of-center parties in industrialized democracies worldwide in its refusal to endorse climate science. But during the Trump era, the party’s rhetorical emphasis shifted. The major Republican point of agreement is now to insist on fossil-fuel use as an inherent good.

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Republicans Remain Opposed to Any Policies That Would Reduce Fossil-Fuel Use’ by Jonathan Chait, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Nov 28, 2020

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