Chris Mooney

Washington Post

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Reporter Chris Mooney covers science and the environment for the Washington Post. A former Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is co-author of Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future.

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Climate scientists say the  Paris Agreement  on greenhouse emissions may offer the last, best chance to slow global warming.

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Climate change is a big part of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic platform. Donald Trump and the GOP call it a hoax with no basis in science.

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Climate change is a big part of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic platform. Donald Trump and the GOP call it a hoax with no basis in science.

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Pre-eminent climate scientist James Hansen has published a new paper. Spoiler alert: It’s not good news.

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Pre-eminent climate scientist James Hansen has published a new paper. Spoiler alert: It’s not good news.

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