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Battleground State Voters Strongly Prefer Biden to Trump on Climate, a New Poll Finds 22.9.2020 Mother Jones
To the millions of American voters who have experienced unprecedented wildfires, relentless storms, and extreme heat this summer, climate change has become personal. Sixty percent of voters in eight battleground states say they have felt the effects or know someone who has, according to a new poll of 896 registered voters surveyed late last week […]
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Can California Recover From Wildfires Without Leaving Its Most Vulnerable People Behind? 21.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. As fires consume more than 3 million acres across the Golden State this year, state and local governments are drawing on their experience responding to blazes over the past decade, which has seen year after year of massive wildfire virulence. When the […]
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Column: Sharks moving north, redwood growth slowing, mosquitoes biting — this is California's altered state 19.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

We need to listen to nature's chorus about the alarming effects of climate change and act to reverse it, columnist Steve Lopez writes.

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American Exceptionalism is Another Casualty of Our Climate Disasters 17.9.2020 Mother Jones
“Historic” has become the word of the year for the worst possible reasons. Even putting aside the global pandemic and its accompanying economic catastrophe for a moment, from wildfires and hurricanes, to floods and heatwaves, it seems as if every weather event of 2020 has been “historic.” California, Oregon, and Louisiana broke records for wildfires […]
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6 Keys to Turn Coastal Resilience Plans into Action 15.9.2020 WRI Stories
6 Keys to Turn Coastal Resilience Plans into Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintEarly warning systems have helped Bangladesh reduce casualties from cyclones. Photo by Amir Jina/Flickr. Cyclone Amphan slammed into countries surrounding the Sea of Bengal this May. The storm was the second most powerful the region has seen in two decades, affecting over 12 million people in four countries. In Bangladesh, the water surged up to 4 meters (13 feet) and 26 people died, with $130 million estimated in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How climate change is fueling record-breaking California wildfires, heat and smog 13.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Record heat. Record acres burned. Sky-high air pollution. The extremes California has experienced in recent weeks all have one thing in common: They were made worse by climate change.

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Column: Fire, smoke, death, destruction: California's terrifying climate catastrophe 12.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Thick air, record temperatures, raging fires. Another apocalyptic California summer.

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Climate change brings Santa Ana-like winds and explosive wildfires to Oregon 11.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Like the winds that race down the mountainsides near Los Angeles each fall, gaining heat and fanning the flames as they go, the gales that struck Oregon over the weekend have turned small fires into infernos.

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As second heat wave sears California, experts say health impacts will worsen with climate change 5.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As a second major heat bears down on Southern California, experts are warning the public to take seriously the health dangers of extreme temperatures.

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Big problems for smallest Great Lake: More precipitation, warmer temperatures and controversial regulation plan upend life along Lake Ontario 1.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Residents on Lake Ontario find their homes and businesses at the anxious intersection of climate change, international regulations and COVID-19.
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What you need to know about hurricanes and climate change 28.8.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was co-authored by EDF Postdoctoral Climate Science Fellow Tianyi Sun Today Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, causing death and destruction. Louisianans and Texans in its path are now mourning and looking ahead to a long and painful recovery. Laura had winds up to 150 miles per hour, […]
3 Climate-Resilient Food Solutions for Smallholder Farmers 25.8.2020 WRI Stories
3 Climate-Resilient Food Solutions for Smallholder Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintAs climate change continues to affect crops worldwide, research and development for climate-resilient crops can prove crucial for smallholder farmers. Photo by Rajesh Ram/Unsplash Communities across the Global South are facing a hunger crisis — one that existed before COVID-19 hit and has since gotten worse. In Southern Africa, record-breaking droughts and floods destroyed crops on a large scale early this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis. The Only Federal Program to Address It Is Underfunded. 25.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south […]
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Letters to the Editor: California is now the world's warning on climate change 22.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Extreme thunderstorms, massive wildfires, prolonged heatwaves -- California will only get more of these without action on climate change.

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6 Ways the US Can Curb Climate Change and Grow More Food 21.8.2020 WRI Stories
6 Ways the US Can Curb Climate Change and Grow More Food Comments|Add Comment|PrintHarvesting corn. Photo by United Soybean Board/Flickr American agriculture is among the most productive in the world. It employs 2.6 million people in growing food and other products worth nearly $400 billion annually. Over 20% of that output is shipped abroad, making the United States the largest exporter of agricultural products globally. U.S. agriculture has also grown more efficient in recent years,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Climate change hits home in Colorado with raging wildfires, shrinking water flows and record heat 19.8.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Climate scientists emphasized that average temperatures will continue to increase for decades due to humans burning so many fossil fuels -- coal, gas and oil -- in the past. That means impacts including wildfires, aridity, depleted streams and rivers -- with some variability -- likely will intensify.
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As a heat wave bakes California, are more record temperatures, fires, 'firenadoes' and other extremes to come? 18.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

As one of the worst heat waves in years continues to broil California, millions are experiencing the havoc that ensues with the type of extreme weather that is growing more frequent with climate change.

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For first time in 8 years, 100% of Colorado is under drought or abnormally dry conditions 7.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
On Thursday, federal officials designated 100% of the state abnormally dry or in drought for the first time in eight years — "extreme" or "severe" in many areas — consistent with a broader transformation of the Southwest amid climate warming.
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The digital divide worsens the inequitable impacts of the climate crisis 3.8.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The digital divide worsens the inequitable impacts of the climate crisis Maddie Stone Mon, 08/03/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. One of the starkest inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic is the difference between the digital haves and have-nots. Those with a fast internet connection are more able to work and learn remotely, stay in touch with loved ones and access critical services such as telemedicine. For the millions of Americans who live in an internet dead zone , fully participating in society in the age of social distancing has become difficult, if not impossible. But if the pandemic has laid bare America’s so-called "digital divide," climate change will only worsen the inequality that stems from it. As the weather grows more extreme and unpredictable, wealthy urban communities with faster, more reliable internet access will have ...
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More confirmation that the Trump administration has been disregarding the true costs of climate pollution 22.7.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
A new report highlights the Trump administration’s dangerous efforts to obscure the real costs of climate change, while a major court decision firmly rejects the administration’s approach. A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent agency tasked with providing objective nonpartisan information to policymakers, confirms what we’ve known for years: that the […]
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