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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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Pentagon revised Obama-era report to de-emphasize threats from climate change 10.5.2018 Washington Post
The word “climate change” appeared 23 separate times in an unpublished 2016 draft of the Defense Department report, which was obtained by The Washington Post. But the final version used the phrase just once. Other references were omitted or altered to “extreme weather” or simply “climate.”
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Earth's atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold 4.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Carbon dioxide concentrations have now pushed the planet closer to warming levels that are beyond what scientists have deemed "safe."
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Climate Change Will Make Thousands of Islands Uninhabitable. A New Study Says It’ll Happen Sooner Than We Thought. 26.4.2018 Mother Jones
On Christmas Eve 2008, the president of the Marshall Islands declared a state of emergency after seawater flooded the country’s biggest urban areas, displaced hundreds of islanders, destroyed dozens of homes, and contaminated freshwater reserves. But this wasn’t some freak storm or tsunami; it was a garden-variety, seasonal storm surge, coupled with high tides—and it marked the […]
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Study: Climate change could make thousands of islands ‘uninhabitable,’ disturb U.S. military installations 26.4.2018 Washington Post
The study focused on the island of Roi-Namur, part of the Marshall Islands and home to a U.S. military base that supports 1,250 American civilians, contractors and military personnel.
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Only Trump's EPA would say cars that pollute less put too many lives at risk 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Thanks for publishing the article, “Trump’s EPA argues more people will die in car accidents unless California fuel rules are weakened.”

Yes, lives are important, so all of the lives that will be affected by weakening fuel economy standards should be considered. This includes the...

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One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true 23.4.2018 Washington Post
One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true
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Climate change adversely affecting Virginian’s health, study says 17.4.2018 Washington Post
Climate change adversely affecting Virginian’s health, study says
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He brought world attention to his sinking island nation. Now he wonders if he can go back 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, is intent on ending his exile and going home. But when he considers the practicalities, his thoughts turn to another politician who staged a defiant return to his country.

“They shot him on the tarmac,” Nasheed...

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How ignoring climate change is like letting malignant cancer go untreated 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Op-ed article author Bill McKibben is a climate champion. He’s like a physician telling his patient, “I know you feel pretty good right now, but unless we treat the malignancy soon….” (“Jerry Brown’s work to seal his climate legacy is only half done,” Opinion, April 11)

The sound...

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Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come 16.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This is Water Month on Minnesota Public Radio....and water is the most visible and tangible impact of climate disruption: drought, downpours, floods and rising sea levels.
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Earth’s Powerful, Climate-Shaping Water Currents Are Weak and Broken and It’s Time to Freak Out 15.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The warm Atlantic current linked to severe and abrupt changes in the climate in the past is now at its weakest in at least 1,600 years, new research shows. The findings, based on multiple lines of scientific evidence, throw into question […]
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Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta, scientists say 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta, scientists say
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The oceans' circulation hasn't been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That's bad news. 11.4.2018 Washington Post
Two new studies find the overturning circulation in the Atlantic has slowed down markedly amid ongoing climate change.
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The Trump Administration Scrubbed Climate Science From an Important New Report 7.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans’ role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vow to Congress that his department is not censoring […]
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Human Role in Climate Change Removed From Science Report 6.4.2018 Truthout.com
National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of the human impact on climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge that is intended to protect parks and visitors from the effects of climate change. This directly contradicts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's vow to Congress that his department is not censoring science. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast . National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans' role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary ...
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