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2017 was one of the hottest years on record 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Greenhouse gas concentrations reached a record high. Global sea level was the highest on record, too. NOAA's State of the Climate report points to the urgency of addressing climate change.
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Rising seas could cause problems for internet infrastructure 17.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The internet relies on a network of cables, many buried underground along U.S. coastlines. A new analysis finds sea level rise could put thousands of miles of cable underwater in the next 15 years.
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Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change 15.7.2018 Truthout.com
Tech empire’s power and money are no match for the fierce drought and wildfires exacerbated by urban sprawl.

The post Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change appeared first on Truthout.

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Rents Are Too Damn High and the World Is Too Damn Hot. Both Are About to Make Gentrification Worse. 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s no surprise that a list of places most at risk from climate change and sea-level rise reads like a Who’s Who of global cities, since historically, many great cities have developed near oceans, natural harbors, or other bodies of water. Miami […]
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Judge Dismisses Climate Suit Targeting Big Oil Companies 26.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A federal judge dismissed lawsuits by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland alleging that five of the world’s largest oil companies should pay to protect the cities’ residents from the impacts of climate change.
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Climate change activism has hit a new level in Minnesota 22.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MPR News reporter Dan Kraker joins Climate Cast to discuss his new podcast, Rivers of Oil.
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The refugees that the world barely pays attention too 20.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
They're known as 'climate refugees.' But there's not even an international definition for them, let alone recognition or protection.
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Study: Rising Seas Could Swamp More Than 300,000 US Houses 19.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. The swelling oceans are […]
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New Study Shows the Devastating Effect Climate Change Is Having on Antarctica 15.6.2018 Mother Jones
Antarctica’s sheets of ice are melting at a rate faster than ever before and raising global sea levels by “almost a centimeter,” an international group of scientists concluded Thursday in a study published in the journal Nature. If the icy continent continues to thaw at an accelerating rate, they noted, seas could rise by close to 200 feet bringing […]
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Marine Heatwaves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life 8.6.2018 Truthout.com
On World Oceans Day, let's commit to preserving this vital ecosystem.

The post Marine Heatwaves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life appeared first on Truthout.

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The White House Apparently Forgot to Tell NOAA Not to Mention Climate Change 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
“Sea level rise” and “climate change” are not phrases Trump appointees typically use to describe anything but hoaxes. But on Monday, the acting head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), spoke to a crowd of more than 600 scientists, advocates, and policymakers about the agency’s commitment to studying climate change and its effect on the warming […]
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This Case Could Be a Game Changer in Cities’ Lawsuits Against Big Oil 29.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The city of Richmond, California, juts into the San Francisco Bay like the head of a rhinoceros looking west across the water, toward San Quentin State Prison and the tony towns north of the Golden Gate. It’s a low, industrial town, and 2,900 […]
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In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply “ignore” federal climate research 24.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
White House officials last year weighed whether to simply "ignore" climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop "a coherent, fact-based message about climate science," according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.
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In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to ‘ignore’ federal climate research 24.5.2018 Washington Post
White House officials last year weighed whether they should develop “a coherent, fact-based message about climate science,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.
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Internal memo suggested that White House 'ignore' federal scientists' climate research 24.5.2018 LA Times: Environment

White House officials last year weighed whether to simply "ignore" climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop "a coherent, fact-based message about climate science," according to a memo obtained by the Washington Post.

The document, drafted Sept. 18 by Michael Catanzaro,...

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Surprise! The Park Service Can Say “Climate Change” After All 22.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Backing away from attempts at censorship, the National Park Service on Friday released a report charting the risks to national parks from sea level rise and storms. Drafts of the report obtained earlier this year by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting showed park […]
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Del Mar considers unpopular 'planned retreat' strategy due to rising sea level 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Herb Montgomery and his wife, Janet, have lived in Del Mar’s low-lying Beach Colony just east of Camino Del Mar for 20 years.

He knows the ocean is creeping closer to his property and he says the city has an obligation to protect his home, valued at $3.2 million, from the rising waters.

But considering...

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Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.
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A $50,000-a-Night Underwater Hotel Room in the Maldives Shows How Oblivious We Are to Climate Change 19.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In a tiny nation that will likely be underwater due to sea level rise within the next century, an American luxury hotel chain is constructing an underwater hotel room that the world’s wealthiest will be able to reserve for $50,000 a night. […]
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The Sea Is Rising, but Not Because of Climate Change 16.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
There is nothing we can do about it, except to build dikes and sea walls a little bit higher.
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