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Alexander C. Kaufman


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Recent articles by Alexander:

10,000 Farmers And Ranchers Endorse Green New Deal In Letter To Congress

The support comes as the climate policy fight broadens from energy and transportation to agriculture. → Read More

The Democrats Are Ignoring a Climate Refugee Crisis That’s Happening Right Now –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The top 10 Democrats running for president repeated campaign promises to escalate US aid to Central American countries and welcome more refugees as they debated Thursday in Houston. And while they argued over differences on immigration and the climate crisis, no one […] → Read More

Democratic Debate Ignores The Climate Refugee Crisis That’s Happening Right Now

Four of the presidential candidates sponsored a bill to admit Bahamians fleeing hurricane destruction. But the issue was never raised at the debate in Houston. → Read More

Democrats' Climate Forum Exposes Rifts On Fracking, Nuclear Power And The Filibuster

Turns out there would be plenty for the Democrats to debate, should they ever get the chance. → Read More

Kamala Harris Says She'd End The Filibuster To Pass Green New Deal

At a CNN climate change forum, the California senator said she agreed with former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee in opposing the Senate pro... → Read More

United Mine Workers Doubt Green New Deal Promises: ‘We Don’t Believe It’

The union's president said climate change is real, but thinks coal miners won't be taken care of in progressives' effort to address it. → Read More

Voters Back Ban On Fracking, New Poll Finds

The results are a boon to Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker ahead of CNN's marathon of climate crisis town halls. → Read More

The Group Raising An NRA-Style ‘Army Of Environmental Super Voters’ Is Expanding

The nonpartisan Environmental Voter Project is doubling in size ahead of the 2020 US election. → Read More

Puerto Rico Spared The Worst Of Hurricane Dorian, First Major Storm Since María

St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, took a harder hit from the storm now making its way toward Florida. → Read More

In Brazil’s Amazon, Fire Hit ‘Like An Erupting Volcano.’ Then Came The Smokescreen.

In the forested state hardest hit by fires, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's Orwellian messaging is taking hold. → Read More

Brazil's Amazon Fires Highlight The Threat Of Deregulation Amid Climate Change

The blazes are roasting South America's biggest country just as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is rolling back environmental and indigenous protections. → Read More

Jay Inslee, Climate Candidate, Exits 2020 Presidential Race

The Washington state governor released a hefty library of climate policies and raised money from over 130,000 donors, but failed to break 1% in the polls. → Read More

Top Environmental Group Faces Upheaval Over Board’s Ties To Jeffrey Epstein, Trump

The World Resources Institute shed one board member named in the Jeffrey Epstein case. Now another director's Trump donations are causing a stir. → Read More

Brexit Could Spark The Next Big Fishing War

It’s a fight fisheries are likely to lose, as climate change raises the stakes on overfishing and challenges the very idea of sea borders. → Read More

22 States Sue EPA To Block Trump’s Coal-Friendly Power Plant Rule

Republican states' lawsuits halted the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Now Democrats hope to replicate the model. → Read More

DNC Chair's Latest Resolution Could Torpedo Climate Debate Push, Activists Fear

The resolution praises the unofficial climate forums MSNBC and CNN promised to host, but makes no mention of an official DNC debate. → Read More

The El Paso Manifesto: Where Racism and Eco-Facism Meet –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A manifesto posted online shortly before Saturday’s massacre at a Walmart in El Paso that the suspected shooter may have written blamed immigrants for hastening the environmental destruction of the United States and proposed genocide as a pathway to ecological sustainability. Filled […] → Read More

El Paso Terrorism Suspect’s Alleged Manifesto Highlights Eco-Fascism’s Revival

The racist rant inveighs against environmental destruction and calls for mass killings to make the American “way of life” more “sustainable.” It’s not unique. → Read More

Jay Inslee Actually Knows Why He’s Running For President

The Washington governor is lagging in the polls. But don't write him off as just another one of the older, straight white male also-rans. → Read More

Puerto Rico’s New Governor Lobbied For Coal Utility That Poisoned Groundwater

Now, if he survives a Senate confirmation vote, Pedro Pierluisi will oversee the effort to privatize the island’s public power company. → Read More