Sources are saying that Elizabeth Warren has won a seat on the Senate Banking Committee. Almost two years after Wall Street's successful campaign to keep the consumer advocate from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it seems that the incoming senator will be on the Banking Committee which would be a huge victory for progressives.
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A coalition of vulnerable countries is pushing the global community to adopt a new 1.5 degree global warming target at the ongoing climate talks in Paris. The group of countries, known as the Climate Vulnerability Forum, argues current efforts to limit global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius is insufficient to protect many nations from the dangers of climate change. The group came to this conclusion, which was announced on the first day of the climate talks, after two years of expert review and diplomatic consultations.