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How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean 10.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean
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Is Climate Change Impacting Your Mental Health? 7.1.2018 Truthout.com
We already know that  climate change  comes with major public health implications, like the spread of disease as  climate refugees  flee their homelands and live in close-packed conditions with inadequate sanitation. What we're now growing to understand is that this includes not just physical, but also  mental health . If world governments don't rise to the challenge, they could face a human-made mental health crisis at a very large scale. On the most superficial level, the connection is probably pretty easy to make: Climate change can create stress, which can exacerbate or trigger mental health problems. In addition to depression, people may experience anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and a variety of other intense emotional responses to changing conditions. In 2017, severe hurricanes highlighted the fact that surviving a major storm can leave people with a significant psychological legacy. In the aftermath of  Hurricane Sandy , for example, people developed anxiety, PTSD and survivor's guilt in ...
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Trump's troubling use of language is straight out of '1984' 26.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Times’ Dec. 19 editorial, “Talking about climate change in Orwellian doublespeak doesn’t make it go away,” began with this sentence: “If President Trump were a reader of books, we’d recommend a nearly 70-year-old novel to him because it illustrates nicely both the absurdity and...

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How a Culture of Fear Helped Propel Trump Into the White House 24.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It's impossible to imagine Trump's presidency outside of the pervasive culture of fear and anxiety that has been cultivated in the US by the news media and corporations that stand to make money off people's anxieties, says Sasha Abramsky, author of Jumping at Shadows. Optimistic, hopeful people have no reason to elect a demagogue. Melissa Gerber (L) and Sandra Serralde (R) comfort each other beside 58 white crosses for the victims of the mass shooting on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, October 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Why don't we develop a strategy to reduce gun violence, which is exponentially more deadly than terrorism in the United States?" asks author Sasha Abramsky. "What makes our fears irrational?" (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) Fear, throughout history, has shaped politics and culture. It is the stimulus for forming virulent stereotypes and ludicrous conspiracy theories. In Jumping at Shadows, author Sasha Abramsky explores the forces that make fear such a potent force in ...
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GOPspeak: Fighting the Anti-Trump Bias One Word at a Time 23.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Yes, Trump is correct, there is a definite bias against the Republican Party. It's called quantifiable reality. When accurately reported, we call it "truth." And when people are exposed to truth and tellers of truth, they tend to turn against Trump and his loyalists. Truth, it turns out, is biased. Those exposed to it often think differently, become different people, and as such, vote differently. Neither truth nor the realities it supports are balanced. For the Trump team, reality is a motherfucker and has to be suppressed at all costs. An Anti-Trump Conspiracy Journalists, when they do their jobs, report the truth. This puts the press part and parcel at the center of an anti-Trump conspiracy. By the very nature of their profession, they conspire to build on each other's work, pick up where others leave off, and craft their reporting around growing bodies of evidence, growing like cancers on the dreams of fascists. At the core of this truth-telling conspiracy are words. Without words journalists could ...
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Trump administration targets certain words, and the bureaucracy pushes back 21.12.2017 Washington Post
The effort to remove certain words such as “entitlement,” “transgender” and “diversity” and replace them with other terms is much broader than originally thought, sparking resistance from career officials in multiple federal agencies, outside experts and congressional Democrats.
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CDC denies banning words; rights group projects disputed terms onto Trump D.C. hotel 20.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Diversity." "Transgender." "Fetus." A Washington Post report, which the Trump administration denies, says that CDC scientists were told not to use those and other words in budgetary documents.
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If your bliss is ignorance, Trump is your friend 20.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If your bliss is ignorance, this is a great time to be alive in the U.S. It’s always been easy to shut out the facts, especially when they don’t confirm your deeply held views on contentious issues. But wouldn't it be even easier if there were no facts at all?

That’s where the Trump administration...

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California needs more homes, but in the right places 20.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California has a debilitating housing shortage that is driving up rents and home prices, fueling an increase in homelessness and handicapping efforts to attract and retain businesses. The state needs another 3.5 million homes by 2025 to meet population and market demands, according to one analysis...

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Talking about climate change in Orwellian doublespeak doesn't make it go away 20.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If President Trump were a reader of books, we’d recommend a nearly 70-year-old novel to him, because it illustrates nicely both the absurdity and the danger of perverting language for political ends. The book is George Orwell’s “1984,” which gave us the concept of “Newspeak,” a language invented...

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China launches the world’s biggest carbon trading scheme 19.12.2017 L.A. Times - World News

China launched a nationwide carbon-trading scheme Tuesday, solidifying the country’s role as an emerging leader in the fight against climate change.

The market will initially cover about 1,700 of the country’s coal- and natural-gas-based power-generating companies, accounting for about 3 billion...

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Donald Trump Has Decided Global Warming Is No Longer a Threat to National Security 19.12.2017 Mother Jones
In a striking departure from the previous administration’s emphasis on the challenges posed by global warming, President Donald Trump’s first national security strategy does not list climate change as a threat to American interests. “With the strategy I am announcing today, we are declaring that America is in the game and America is going to win,” Trump said during a […]
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California officials say housing next to freeways is a health risk — but they fund it anyway 17.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
State dollars are being used to fund freeway-adjacent residential development across California, despite officials' warnings against building homes within 500 feet of freeways, where people suffer higher rates of health problems linked to car and truck pollution.
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Promising to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ Macron lures 13 U.S. climate scientists to France with grants 12.12.2017 Washington Post
The awarding of the research grants comes as the Trump administration has proposed slashing federal science budgets and has dropped out of the Paris climate accord.
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Trump’s EPA wants to ignore science and put more dirty trucks back on the road 7.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Diesel exhaust fumes are the most foul tailpipe emissions on the road, as anyone stuck in traffic behind an aging bus or 18-wheeler can attest. But researchers have gathered overwhelming evidence that the fumes are more than just unpleasant; diesel emissions contribute to asthma, heart disease,...

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UPS and Pfizer’s dirty little secret 6.12.2017 Washington Post
UPS and Pfizer’s dirty little secret
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How a bankruptcy filing shielded a big coal company from California's climate-change lawsuits 29.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest private-sector coal company, joined several of its fellow coal producers in bankruptcy in 2016. Its main goal was to wriggle out from under more than $10 billion in debt it had incurred to expand, even as demand was sharply falling.

But its bankruptcy filing...

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EPA hears worries about climate in heart of coal country 29.11.2017 AP Business
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- After more than four decades as a coal miner, Stanley Sturgill ambled into an ornate room at West Virginia's state capitol Tuesday to deliver a stark message to the Trump administration: Climate change is real and continuing to burn the dirty fossil fuel hurts future generations....
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You don’t need meat for protein 19.11.2017 Washington Post
With enough vegetarian sources of protein, iron and B vitamins, even athletes can get along just fine.
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Here’s What Climate Change Is Doing to the West 14.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. That’s one reason the federal government updates its National Climate Assessment every four years—to provide […]
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