Climate Friday #12 – Inauguration edition

A week late (honestly forgot to hit “send” on Friday). While it may seem like the whole world is standing still, climate change keeps coming. Here are some of the stories from this last week (I’ll update on Monday for the mess that was this week):

This is a big one:
Obama admin injects another $500M into global climate fund

Zinke (DOI cabinet pick)
Trump’s Interior pick: Climate change ‘not a hoax’
Interior pick walks fine line on climate, highlights conservation
Trump’s Interior pick promises local cooperation, park maintenance

Jobs
Western Dems look to climate to revitalize jobs messages

Emissions
Fiat Chrysler under criminal probe over diesel emissions
Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey

International
Dramatic decrease in ‘mild’ weather for tropical countries by 2100
Are the billionaire American Koch brothers playing climate politics in Alberta?
Xi at Davos Urges Trump to Stay in ‘Hard Won’ Paris Climate Deal
Saudi to launch $30-50 billion renewable energy program soon: minister
Beijing to spend billions to tackle air pollution in 2017
In latest move, China halts over 100 coal power projects
Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

Trump
Donald Trump mistakenly tweets Ivanka Majic instead of his daughter
Trump’s nominee to head EPA has opposed the Chesapeake Bay cleanup
Military’s shift away from oil clashes with Trump’s promises
Trump ‘worst possible scenario’ for climate, says Penn State scientist

Wildlife
Common leopards ‘moving to higher altitudes’
More than 70 percent of Japan’s largest coral reef has died

U.S.
House Science Committee’s Climate Tweets Rile Scientists
Wisconsin’s PSC also cut climate topics from site
Northeast warming more rapidly than most of US
Bills would preserve Colstrip power, aid workers
 

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