User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
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Trump told he risks ‘lasting damage’ to ties between U.S. and Europe 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Trump told he risks ‘lasting damage’ to ties between U.S. and Europe
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Scientists say rate of sea level rise nearly tripled since 1990 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway. “We have a much stronger acceleration in sea level rise than formerly thought,” said Sönke Dangendorf, a researcher with the University of Siegen in Germany who led the study along with scientists at institutions in Spain, F... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Shell CEO says climate change is real, but energy demand growth is 'unstoppable' 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, took time to speak to The Washington Post on May 17 during a visit to Washington, and he touched on the oil giant’s transformation, climate change, millennials, the new Trump administration, economic sanctions, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. It’s been a turbulent couple of years for the Shell chief executive. With the roller coaster in crude oil prices, the company’s stock has lurched from a high of $83.12 a s...
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed, but often relied upon in scientific calculations. Two papers published last week debunk the idea of planting large volumes of trees to pull carbon dioxide out of the air — saying there just isn’t enough land available to pull it off — and also various other strategies for “carbon...
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Interior Department agency removes climate change language from news release 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
President Trump isn’t a big believer in ‘man-made climate change.’
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NOAA Corps, a small group of uniformed scientists and specialists, turns 100 today 23.5.2017 Washington Post
NOAA Corps, a small group of uniformed scientists and specialists, turns 100 today
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When Americans flee rising seas, where will they go? 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Researchers at the University of Georgia are painting a picture of a massive migration in the United States because of climate change. Their study says nine states will lose population as people flee inland.
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn
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Will address environment issues in ‘scientific manner’: Harsh Vardhan 23.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Nation
NEW DELHI: Best efforts would be made to address all environmental issues, including “contentious” ones, in a “meticulous and scientific” manner, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said today after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week. Noting that air and water pollution were a “matter of concern” for the ...
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Washing beats wiping: bidets save trees and water 23.5.2017 Boing Boing
Bidets have never caught on in the United States, perceived as a fixture meant for posh hotels an prissy home bathrooms. Of course they're quite the norm in Europe, Japan, and other regions. But not only are bidets more sanitary than toilet paper, they're actually much more eco-conscious. From Scientific American : Justin Thomas, editor of the website metaefficient.com, considers bidets to be “a key green technology” because they eliminate the use of toilet paper. According to his analysis, Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year, representing the pulping of some 15 million trees. Says Thomas: “This also involves 473,587,500,000 gallons of water to produce the paper and 253,000 tons of chlorine for bleaching.” He adds that manufacturing requires about 17.3 terawatts of electricity annually and that significant amounts of energy and materials are used in packaging and in transportation to retail outlets. To those who say that bidets waste water, advocates counter that the amount is ...
Pope Francis tries to leave door open ahead of landmark meeting with Trump 22.5.2017 Washington Post
Pope Francis tries to leave door open ahead of landmark meeting with Trump
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California Inc.: A flashy event for the world's most famous movie theater 22.5.2017 LA Times: Business

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Here in the Golden State, there are some mixed messages on the jobs front. Employers slashed...

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In 2016, scientists discovered 18,000 new species. Now meet the Top 10 22.5.2017 LA Times: Science
ESF announced its annual Top 10 list of new species for 2017.
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Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi 22.5.2017 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he already may have made history....
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Gov. Brown travels the globe talking about climate change. He should focus on this basic program at home 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown traipses all over the world trying to save the planet from global warming. But he needs to salvage one basic environmental program here at home.

That’s the widely popular beverage container recycling program. People use it and feel good about themselves, particularly younger generations...

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New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • The latest revisions to Idaho’s K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change. State education officials unveiled the updated standards Friday after spending several months collecting more than 1,000 public comments. The proposal is the latest attempt to appease Idaho’s conservative Republican Legislature, which has been hesitant to adopt any direct references to global warming. Most peer-reviewed studies, science organizations and climat...
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In praise of Donald Trump 22.5.2017 Daily Kos
From the moment Donald Trump won his surprising victory on Election Day, a new cottage industry sprung up to offer sympathetic profiles of the supposedly long-overlooked and long-suffering voters who rallied to him. The New York Times has been at the forefront, delivering on-the-ground stories from Ohio , Pennsylvania , and Michigan within days of the balloting. But as President Trump’s ever-growing cascade of calamities drove down his approval rating to just above Ebola and just below chlamydia, the Times responded with tales of his undeterred supporters for whom no sin could shake their faith in his ability to Make America Great Again. He is the enemy of their enemies ; if liberals are angry, then Trump must be doing something right. The nation’s paper of record wasn’t content to rest there. As if to codify the right-wing stereotype of effete coastal elites out of touch with salt-of-the-earth “heartland” Americans, the Times added climate change denier Bret Stephens to its growing stable of ...
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Climate Impacts Happening Now: Westward Migration of Forests 21.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A recent article in The Atlantic implies climate change to be wrongly viewed as something we don't yet know much about. This article, "American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why," is half correct. The authors in the study reported upon reveal the reasons why trees are shifting west (as well as north), and that the shift is intrinsically related to climate change. That "No One Knows Why" these trees are shifting westward is fundamentally not a part of this research. The authors say that the westward shift is because climate change has changed moisture patterns, that increased moisture in western portions of the eastern U.S. is the cause for this seemingly counterintuitive westward shift, and it is predominant among young trees that are more resistant to drought even in the face of sporadic drought pulses in the west. From the paper: "The observed differential shift rates could also be due to the fact that saplings are more sensitive to droughts in terms of survival than adult trees, as ...
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Op-ed: U.S. should stand by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As President Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24, the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City urges the president and his administration to heed the words of the Holy Father, “The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies.” While the priorities expressed in Pope Francis’ statement apply to multiple policy concerns, the Diocese of Salt Lake City encourages the administration, and our congressional delegation, to pay part...
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The slow, steady criminalization of dissent under Trump 20.5.2017 Daily Kos
With millions marching in Washington, D.C., and across the country for women’s issues, science, and action on climate change, Americans lately have rediscovered their rights of speech and assembly under the Constitution. But the social impact of those demonstrations, coming on the heels of last year’s protests against police violence, has spawned a backlash by the Republican Party to restrict and curtail those same rights, especially when corporate interests are being threatened. This effort, being waged almost surreptitiously by Republicans in state legislatures, received a clear signal of approval last week from the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The antipathy of this administration toward social protest was on display from Day One of its existence. Protesters against Trump’s policies were immediately and reflexively accused of being “paid” and therefore illegitimate. Literally within minutes of Trump’s inauguration, the White House website had already made its philosophy ...
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