Alexander C. Kaufman, Mother Jones

Alexander C. Kaufman

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Kingston, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Alexander:

Biden’s Pledge to Double US Climate Aid Doesn’t Go Nearly Far Enough

The US would need to contribute eight times as much to cover its share. → Read More

Biden Pledges To Double U.S. Climate Aid. It’s Still A Fraction Of What’s Needed.

Even if the president persuades Congress to fund his proposal, it'll still be less per year than what the U.S. spends on a single aircraft carrier. → Read More

New Cable Ad Pitches Biden’s Big Climate Proposal As Apple-Pie Americana

The 30-second spot puts a cheerful, patriotic face on the policy many see as the last, best chance of quickly cutting power plant emissions. → Read More

As NYC Reels From Ida, Its Likely Next Mayor Faces Fresh Scrutiny On Climate

Eric Adams won the Democratic primary vowing to crack down on crime. But he's far less clear on climate, and recent campaign statements worry advocates. → Read More

We Might Not Know The True Toll Of Hurricane Ida For Weeks

Officials have attributed seven deaths to the powerful storm. But past hurricanes, including Katrina and Maria, offer lessons about early fatality counts. → Read More

Biden Faces Mounting Pressure To Yank Line 3 Oil Pipeline Permits

More than two dozen Democrats in Congress are demanding the White House pause construction on the Line 3 project and carry out new environmental studies. → Read More

Biden Faces Mounting Pressure To Yank Line 3 Oil Pipeline Permits

More than two dozen Democrats in Congress are demanding the White House pause construction on the Line 3 project and carry out new environmental studies. → Read More

Western States Face First Colorado River Water Cuts As Megadrought Drains Reservoirs

Farmers in Arizona and Nevada, along with two Mexican states, will face cutbacks next year in a grim sign of what’s to come as the climate warms. → Read More

Biden Asked OPEC To Pump More Oil. Is That Climate Denial?

Expensive gas is a financial hardship, but more oil is a climate disaster. The gas price flux shows us about why we should already be weaned off fossil f... → Read More

Harrowing New UN Report Finds Humans Are The ‘Unequivocal’ Cause Of Climate Change

The latest review of climate literature finds that the window to avert catastrophic warming with existing tools is rapidly closing. → Read More

NYC Is More Addicted To Fossil Fuels Than Ever. Now It May Make Solar Harder To Build.

First, a loophole let fossil fuels eat up funding meant for community solar. Now proposed new fire codes pose new challenges for rooftop panels. → Read More

With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy

It’s the summer of cascading disasters in the United States: Downpours have made rivers of major metropoles’ transit lines, a coastal condo collapsed, flames have engulfed vast swaths of land, and triple-digit heat has roasted typically temperate regions. The catastrophes have brought a mounting death toll and incalculable trauma. But, for the first time in over a decade, the U.S. government may… → Read More

Poll: Most People Don’t Realize Their Homes Spew Carbon, But They Love The Fixes

As climate change increasingly becomes a literal kitchen table issue, a new survey suggests that programs to electrify homes would be popular. → Read More

Chuck Schumer Joins Fight Against New Gas Projects In NYC: ‘Worse Than COVID’

The Senate majority leader is the most senior politician yet to come out against the controversial proposal. → Read More

This Is How You Die In Extreme Heat

Record temperatures across North America have already killed hundreds. Here's what actually happens when overheating turns fatal. → Read More

With Time Running Out To Cut Carbon From Buildings, Industry Just Tightened Its Grip

Mundane as it may seem, the future of U.S. climate policy could rest on what happens over the next few years with national building codes. → Read More

Exxon Lobbyist Says Company Backs Carbon Tax Because It Thinks It Will Never Happen

Many climate advocates maintain that carbon pricing is still the best way to dial down emissions — even if Exxon got caught saying its support is a ruse. → Read More

Environmentalists Take Sharp Aim at Demcrats’ Climate Compromise

Weakened infrastructure bill will “condemn” Americans “to untold devastation.” → Read More

Miami Tower Collapse Stokes New Fears Of Rising Seas

As rescuers search for survivors, early signs point to sinking land as a possible factor in a region where rising seas and subsidence are reshaping the l... → Read More

Biden’s Green Allies Launch Major Campaign As Bipartisan Deal Shrinks From Climate

The League of Conservation Voters is going on its biggest off-year campaigning spree in history to push for serious climate infrastructure spending. → Read More