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Why would a small country invest to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, rather than adaptation to global warming?

Quick summary of premises of this question: There's major anthropogenic global warming going on, and predictions say it will accelerate the next 50 years if global and radical action is not taken ...
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Does Fox News have a history of being skeptical of climate change science?

Does Fox News have a history of being skeptical of or minimizing the effects of global warming? If yes, does this reflect the Republican view of the phenomenon or is it specific to Fox News?
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Shouldn't countries like Russia and Canada support global warming?

Shouldn't these countries benefit from it? Shouldn't they want heat to melt the ice?
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Why is neither methane nor fracking mentioned in the Green New Deal?

Background The Green New Deal cites the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC in the first paragraph establishing the issues and effects of the current, and likely future, of global warming. ...
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What caused the tendency for conservatives to not support climate change regulations? [duplicate]

In the United States, conservatives tend to be against climate change regulations more frequently than the rest of the population. Conservatives in the U.S. tend to hold traditional and Christian ...
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How does the EU Emissions Trading Scheme account for increased emissions outside the EU?

If a third country (say China) is not beholden to the same emissions trading scheme, market forces should push steel production into the countries where costly emissions credits are not needed and ...
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How can half agree with the 3 percent of research that can't [duplicate]

I have been avoiding English 200 since 1997... now 8 weeks in, it's time for my research proposal. I chose the environment, so my question is: How can half of a population (the Republican Party) ...
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Why is Cap-and-trade considered a solution to Global Warming?

I'm sure we've heard it all: Global-level mass-extinction, famine, war, disease, natural disasters, basically an apocalypse waiting for us if we don't reduce carbon emissions to halt global warming (...
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Population growth must be slowed to avoid catastrophic climate change: anybody saying this? [closed]

TL;DR: Title says it all. You do not have to be a math genius for this equation. The more people live, the more our ecosystem suffers, the faster it's resources are burnt up. I understand from a ...
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Does global warming give the government more power?

I have read ideas saying to some effect that global warming is about the goverment getting more power and control. My question is in what ways (if any) would global warming potentially give more power ...
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To what extent are views on vaccination and anthropogenic climate change correlated and why?

A majority of scientists hold the opinions that children should be vaccinated and that climate change is caused mostly by human activities such as burning fossil fuels. There are groups opposing both ...
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Why is stopping climate change prioritized significantly below the economy and other issues?

Why is climate change prioritized significantly below other issues? Is it because it is not as much of an immediate issue than, for example, reducing the government debt, raising the minimum wage, and ...
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How can groups make more progress in moving public discourse past denial of anthropogenic climate change? [closed]

Many organized groups assert that anthropogenic climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the USA. Others deny it exists. Have any responses to their denial of this issue proven to be ...
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Why is denying global warming associated with conservatives?

I'm not asking for arguments about whether global warming is true. I'm asking why denying the presence of global warming is primarily associated with a conservative political affiliation. I am ...