Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and useful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.
A group of Congressional Republicans introduced legislation this week pointing out the negative consequences of climate change, and pledging to seek “economically viable” ways to combat it.
17 Republicans Back Resolution Urging Action on Warming (E&E News)
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, representing more than half of all U.S. physicians, issued a report on the many health impacts of climate change, including exacerbated respiratory illnesses, the spread of insect-borne diseases, and increases in depression and anxiety.
Climate Change Is Making Us Sick, Top U.S. Doctors Say (USA TODAY)
Woman mayors from major cities around the globe gathered in New York for the first-ever Women4Climate conference, bringing attention to the disproportionate climate impacts suffered by females and urging women to step up as leaders.
Women Mayors From Across The World Step Up Fight Against Climate Change (Forbes)
And the American Meteorological Society wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, refuting his recent claim that human activity is not a key driver of climate change.
Meteorologists Refute EPA Head on Climate Change (The Hill)
The American public also had a strong reaction to Pruitt’s remarks.
EPA Phones Ring off the Hook After Pruitt’s Remarks on Climate Change: Report (The Hill)
The clean energy sector is now creating new jobs faster than almost any other sector in the American economy – but many of the programs behind this growth may be on the chopping block.
Clean Energy Is Seeing Monumental Job Growth (U.S. News & World Report)
The Trump administration is preparing to instruct the EPA and other agencies to downplay the economic costs of carbon change when making policy decisions.
Trump to Roll Back Use of Climate Change in Policy Reviews (Reuters)
Here’s why that “social cost of carbon” estimation is so important.
Curbing Climate Change Has a Dollar Value — Here’s How and Why We Measure It (The Conversation)