Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of March 4-10

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.
 
RESEARCH
 
The Yale Climate Opinion Maps continue to bring interesting information to light – such as the fact that the vast majority of Americans support funding renewable energy research and regulating carbon emissions, even though only 40 percent believe climate change is harming them today.
 

Americans Are Confused on Climate, But Support Cutting Carbon Pollution (Guardian)

 
A majority of Americans are skeptical of climate scientists, according to a new Pew study. Nonetheless, most want climate scientists to have a major role in policy decisions about climate change.
 

Public Views on Climate Change and Climate Scientists (Pew Research Center)

 
SOLUTIONS
 
On March 9, Michael Bloomberg, Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors, and Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, met with French President Francois Hollande to discuss the progress cities are making on climate change. Mr. Bloomberg gave his assurance that American cities, states, and businesses would fulfill the U.S. commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
 

Mike Bloomberg and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Call on Mayors to Deliver on the Paris Agreement (MikeBloomberg.com)

 
Republican states that backed Trump in 2016 support hundreds of thousands of jobs in the renewable energy industry.
 

The Politics of Renewables and Trump (Axios)

 
Even Breitbart News Daily agrees that clean energy is the right path forward.
 

Mr. President, If You’re Listening to Breitbart Radio, They Just Made a Strong Case for Clean Energy (Greentech Media)

 
POLITICS
 
Against overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the new head of the EPA says he doesn’t think CO2 is a primary contributor to climate change.
 

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change (NPR)

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