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Georgia 6th: Handel backs Trump’s move to exit climate agreement

12:43 pm Jun. 2, 2017

Republican Karen Handel praised President Donald Trump’s move to abandon the 2015 Paris climate agreement, saying the U.S.’ withdrawal “presents an opportunity to do the right thing in the right way.”

The former secretary of state, who faces Democrat Jon Ossoff in the June 20 runoff to represent Georgia’s 6th District in the U.S. House, put herself squarely behind her would-be Georgia GOP colleagues who backed Trump’s.

“We need a fair agreement

Canceled by CDC, climate change conference moves to Carter Center

4:25 pm Jan. 26, 2017

We told you earlier this week about that climate change and health conference that was cancelled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential contest.

It’s back on, and former vice president Al Gore might have had something to do with it. And maybe Ted Turner, too.  From the Washington Post:

The meeting now planned for Feb. 16 will

Atlanta-based Weather Channel takes on Breitbart over global warming

9:24 am Dec. 7, 2016

The Weather Channel is going to the mattresses over Breitbart.com’s use of one of its reports to suggest that climate change isn’t real.

Meteorologist Kait Parker in particular is peeved that the conservative news-and-opinion platform, which now has close links to the Donald Trump administration, used her face to spread the misinformation. Watch here:

From the Weather Channel website:

Global warming is not expected to end anytime soon, despite what Breitbart.com