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Millennial Trump Supporters Are Breaking With Their Party Over Climate Change

Scott Olson/Getty Images This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. The president has called climate science “bullshit,” donned a coal miner’s helmet at rallies and defenestrated…

Critics of the Green New Deal Rail Against Socialism. We’ve Seen This Before.

NurPhoto/Getty Images This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Green New Deal and its proponents aim to tackle the intertwined issues of social and environmental justice in our age of anthropogenic climate change. To accomplish this, they believe they must deploy the federal government, since it…

Vote: What Do You Want to Know About the Green Deal?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a press conference announcing the Green New Deal.Alex Edelman/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Earlier this month, we asked Mother Jones readers what they wanted to know about the Green New Deal. We received more than a hundred questions on the climate resolution, ranging from its cost…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Had the Perfect Response to People Who Think She’s a “Pretty Idiot”

Dan Herrick/ZUMA Wire Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) doesn’t mince words. In an interview published Sunday in The New Yorker, the 29-year-old congresswoman took aim at her critics, whose attacks, she says, are rising to the level of “ravenous hysteria.”  What has made her such a target,…