User: demo Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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As Costs of Climate Crisis Grow, Protest Movement Escalates 20.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Long term campaigns to decarbonize the economy and demand emergency climate policies are getting stronger, write Kevin Zeese and  Margaret Flowers. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult…Read more →
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Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US 19.7.2019 BBC: World
About 200m people in the US may be affected, and temperatures could reach 100F (38C) in some areas.
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Climate Change Will Expose Millions of People in U.S. to 'Off-the-Charts' Extreme Heat 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Global warming will lead to a significant increase in the frequency and severity of extreme heat across the contiguous states, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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Hurricane Barry closes in on Louisiana as residents lock down 13.7.2019 BBC: World
Flights in and out of New Orleans have been cancelled, with tens of thousands already without power.
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98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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The Climate Crisis Has Made Breathing Smoke Normal in Pacific Northwest 12.7.2019 Truthout.com
Summer in the Pacific Northwest has become the season of wildfires and unbreathable smoky air.
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This Year’s Wild, Wet Spring Is Feeding Massive Blobs of Toxic Algae 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
In Midwestern farm country, this year’s wet, wild spring—which is likely tied to climate change—has already severely delayed planting and led to massive amounts of soil erosion. Now the downstream effects are coming into focus.  In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected a Massachusetts-sized dead zone would alight upon the Gulf of Mexico, […]
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California’s coast is disappearing, and the debate over what to do about it is in full swing 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Even as quakes, wildfires and drought have taken up most of our focus, the slow-moving disaster of rising seas has paralyzed Californians, and left us with “both too much and not enough time” to act, as environment reporter Rosanna Xia wrote in a special report examining sea level rise and the...

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It’s been a cold 2019 in Colorado. Climate change is still happening. 11.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
While 2019 has unquestionably trended colder and wetter in Colorado, the United States as a whole has trended well warmer than average over the past year. Last year, 2018, was the fourth-warmest year on record across the globe. This comes on the heels of 2016 finishing as the earth's warmest year on record, 2017 as the third-warmest and 2015 as the second-warmest.
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Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050 11.7.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.
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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Blumenauer Demand Climate Emergency Declaration 10.7.2019 Truthout.com
Climate disruption will cause the collapse of civilization this century if we fail to transform our society.
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We knew about climate change in 1989. It’s time to do something 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: We’ve moved on from the outright denial of climate change from 30 years ago, when the California Energy Commission warned that the state faced more droughts, floods, fires and heat waves because of global warming.

Now, there are too many who feel that they won’t live long enough...

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Climate change: UK government 'not acting fast enough' 10.7.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The UK government isn't cutting emissions fast enough to tackle global heating, its advisers say.
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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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Essential California: Our disappearing coastline 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. Today’s special Sunday edition of the Essential California newsletter comes from Los Angeles Times Assistant Managing Editor Shelby Grad:

Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline...

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There Is No Such Thing as a Green War 6.7.2019 Truthout.com
We must merge the anti-war, climate and refugee solidarity movements.
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Alaska sees record temperatures in heatwave 6.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The US state, part of which lies inside the Arctic Circle, registers 90F (32C) in Anchorage.
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Climate change: Trees 'most effective solution' for warming 5.7.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A controversial study suggests extreme climate change can be averted by planting a billion hectares of trees.
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Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico's Guadalajara 1.7.2019 BBC: World
Streets were carpeted in ice which trapped vehicles and damaged homes in the city of five million.
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