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Category: Impacts :: Storm
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California must act now to prepare for sea level rise, state lawmakers say 4.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The state Assembly's Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy convened Tuesday for the first time in five years.

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Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing: 'Why I wanted to help' 4.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Nikki Henderson, who helped Greta Thunberg get to Madrid, reveals what happened on their 19 day journey.
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Letters to the Editor: Hey, oil companies, climate change will make your wealth worthless too 3.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The U.N. says the world must make gains on climate change immediately. It may take an economic collapse for humans to act.

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Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid 2.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Delegates from almost 200 countries meet in the Spanish capital on Monday.
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Colorado rethinks dam safety as climate change heightens risk for state’s 27 “unsatisfactory” structures 1.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver Post examination of state records and interviews with dam safety officials found that, among 432 high-hazard dams statewide where failure likely would kill people, 27 are rated by state inspectors as unsatisfactory. A dozen have been classified that way for more than five years, records show.
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“Bleak” U.N. report finds world heading to climate catastrophes 27.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Humanity is headed toward climate catastrophes, according to a U.N. report issued Tuesday, with China and the United States, the two biggest polluters, having expanded their carbon footprints last year.
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Dire UN Report Says We Must—and Can—Dramatically Lower Emissions in 10 Years 27.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Countries must make an unprecedented effort to cut their levels of greenhouse gases in the next decade to avoid climate chaos, the UN has warned, as it emerged that emissions hit a new high last year. Carbon dioxide emissions in 2018, […]
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Here’s Why NOAA Under Trump Is in a “Holding Pattern” 26.11.2019 Mother Jones
After spending two years in confirmation purgatory, Barry Myers, the Trump nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), asked the White House last week to rescind his nomination. Myers explained that he needed to step down because of recent cancer surgery and chemotherapy, but his nomination has been stunted by controversy from […]
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Greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, U.N. report says 26.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A United Nations report warns that greenhouse gas emissions from the world's largest economies must drop dramatically in the next decade to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change.
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New warning on global economic slowdown 21.11.2019 BBC: Business
The OECD predicts growth of just 3% as a lack of direction on climate policy threatens investment.
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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused 19.11.2019 Truthout.com
Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused
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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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Presidential Candidates Wouldn’t Touch This Radical Idea to Transform Agriculture—Until Now 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
Food and agriculture policies have been at best a fringe issues during the last few Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates tend limit their agricultural appeals to “broad value statements” rather than dive into the policy specifics “that would indicate they’ve given these issues the attention they deserve,” says Sarah Hackney, coalition director for the National Sustainable […]
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Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires 15.11.2019 BBC: Science
Scientists say rising temperatures are having a big influence on the scale and frequency of extreme weather events.
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'Climategate': Did a hacking scandal slow down action for climate change? 15.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
What happened after a data hack suggested that climate change caused by humans is a hoax?
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In 2039, How Will the US Military Fight a Climate Crisis Reality? 14.11.2019 Truthout.com
In 2039, How Will the US Military Fight a Climate Crisis Reality?
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Letters to the Editor: 1 million more homes for L.A. and Orange County? That's reckless 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A plan by Southern California governments to locate more housing in cities closer to the coast does not address the real threats posed by climate change.

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Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage 14.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
The damage from the 1.87m (6ft) high waters is a "blow to the heart of our country", PM Conte says.
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'Venice is on its knees': Mayor blames worst tides in 50 years on climate change 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The highest tide since 1966 brought seawater into the city, threatening monuments and works of art. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is asking Italy's central government for help.
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