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Alexander C. Kaufman


Kingston, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Alexander:

Austria’s New Anti-Immigrant Green Government Stokes Fears Of Climate 'Nightmare'

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz may have traded his far-right governing partners for the progressive Greens, but his anti-Muslim views haven’t changed. → Read More

Barcelona Declares Climate Emergency, Vows To Halve Emissions By 2030

Spain's second-largest city is becoming a model for sustainable urban planning. → Read More

Sunrise Movement Endorses Bernie Sanders

The youth campaigners behind the Green New Deal held a vote on whom to back in the 2020 primary, which is uniquely focused on climate change. → Read More

Naomi Klein On Looming Eco-Fascism: ‘We Are Literally And Politically Flammable’

The intellectual godmother of the Green New Deal movement laid out what, exactly, such a plan must entail to be successful. → Read More

Michael Bloomberg Has a Toxic Legacy on Lead –

Here's a long-forgotten battle that could dog him in 2020. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Plan Would Create Up To 10.6 Million Jobs, Study Finds

The Massachusetts senator’s growing arsenal of Green New Deal proposals amounts to an industrial policy that could scale quickly, new research shows. → Read More

Bernie Sanders Refuses To Take Bait On Climate Sacrifice Questions

The Vermont senator repeatedly flipped the premise of questions to focus on the stakes of failing to curb emissions. → Read More

New York’s war on plastic

New York state lawmakers are ringing in the new year with at least one clear resolution: Cut down on single-use plastics.Ahead of the upcoming legislative session, Democratic legislators in both chambers have introduced more than a half-dozen bills to limit the availability of single-use plastics – from ambitious bans of plastic cutlery to narrow restrictions on shampoo bottles in hotels. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Pitches ‘Blue New Deal’ To Fortify Coastal Economies

The Democratic presidential hopeful is betting offshore wind and new seafood policies can win her votes. → Read More

Climate 'Shocks' Eliminated 16% Of New England Fishing Jobs, Study Finds

The finding could strengthen calls for a so-called “Blue New Deal.” → Read More

28 Years Ago, Big Oil Predicted It Would Take A High Price On Carbon To Stop Warming

And yet it continued to fight it. → Read More

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette As Trump’s New Energy Secretary

The former auto industry lobbyist will replace Rick Perry as head of the Department of Energy. → Read More

Spain Might Be The World’s Most Important Climate Test

The progressive bloc set to rule Europe’s fifth-largest economy has endorsed a Green New Deal but risks fueling a resurgent fascist movement. → Read More

What You Need To Know From The Recent Findings Of 7 Big Climate Reports

The world is rapidly accelerating toward climate catastrophe, our financial institutions have their foot on the gas and pinning our hopes on Chinese leadership to desperately wrench the steering wheel away from the guardrail looks increasingly foolish. But, hey! At least a growing percentage of Americans recognize that the federal government should do more about climate change. Those are just a… → Read More

Soaring Fossil Fuel Production Is on Track to Blow Past Climate Goals –

New study finds planned oil, gas and coal drilling is enough to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming by 120 percent. → Read More

Soaring Fossil Fuel Production Is On Track To Blow Past Climate Goals, New Study Finds

Planned oil, gas and coal drilling is enough to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming by 120%. → Read More

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Unveil $172 Billion ‘Green New Deal For Public Housing’

Though unlikely to pass, the bill offers a glimpse of how a policy to slash climate-changing emissions can reduce poverty and racial inequality. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Federal Ban On Industry-Funded ‘Junk Science’

The proposal could help undo some of the damage the Trump EPA has done. → Read More

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Seeks To Cement His Status As The Climate Candidate

Climate is a top issue for Iowa Democrats. And the Vermont senator's embrace of biofuels could broaden his appeal. → Read More

Trump Kicks Off Formal Process Of Pulling U.S. Out Of Paris Climate Accords

The decision could go into effect one day after the 2020 election. → Read More