The arc of U.S. Republican climate politics has gone from supporting market solutions like cap and trade to outright denial over the years. The fetid nature of U.S. conservative climate politics has done wonders for short-term political gain and obscenely enriched a small cadre of fossil fuel executives and lobbyists….
Ever since visiting Davos for the World Economic Forum last month, Trump has been obsessed with trees. He continued going on about them at the State of the Union on Tuesday night.
A tree stump in New Zealand is very much alive, thanks to an interconnected root system that benefits both the stump and its neighbouring trees. Scientists say this unusual symbiotic arrangement could change our very conception of what it means to be a tree.