User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
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AP Panics: Climate ‘Catastrophe’ After U.S. Exits From Paris Accord 23.6.2017 NewsBusters
On Thursday, the Associated Press played up the supposed impact of President Donald Trump's decision to the withdraw from the Paris climate accord by underlining that "some island states may not survive through the next 100 years." The wire service touted officials from some of these countries, along with several "experts," who predicted "catastrophic" effects on these nations. Correspondents Seth Borenstein and Nick Perry led their report, " Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands ," by hyping the apparent stakes for these countries: "To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle." The two journalists continued by outlining that "top scientists say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive through the next 100 years. That likelihood increases, ...
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U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been...

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Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive through the next 100 years. That likelihood increases, they say, if the United States doesn’t follow through on promised cuts in heat-t...
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Schultz & Summers: This is the one climate solution that’s best for the environment — and for business 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord has induced a fateful pessimism about what can be expected of the country on this critical issue. Yet our long experience in Washington has taught us that the transition from the inconceivable to the inevitable can sometimes be very rapid. The pressure on the administration to find an alternative to Paris will only mount, and its foundations have already been laid in the reasons the president cited for ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dissidents Ramp Up Direct Action Against Climate Destroyers. Who Will the Courts Defend? 22.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The seven climate activists convicted in district courts this month were not allowed to present a "climate necessity" defense for their acts of civil disobedience. But the growing movement of climate activism against the fossil fuel industry and its political enablers is determined to keep the fight going in the courts until "climate necessity" becomes an acceptable defense. In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here. This month a group of climate activists were convicted in district courts in  Mount Vernon, Washington , and  Wawayanda, New York , for committing acts of civil disobedience against fossil fuel infrastructure. Each defendant (one in Washington and six in New York) had attempted to present a " climate necessity defense ," arguing that their nominally illegal actions were justified by the threat of climate catastrophe -- in other words, that the real crime is ...
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The Energy 202: Trump takes on wind energy, talks solar-powered border wall in Iowa speech 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
There were several misleading claims at the president's rally.
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Morning Bits 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Morning Bits
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Syfy's 'Blood Drive' Blames Fracking for Its Dystopian America 22.6.2017 NewsBusters
Syfy’s new show, Blood Drive, centers itself on a dystopian world destroyed by climate change. As a result, anyone who wants a decent life must partake in a gruesome race using cars powered by human blood. Syfy 's description of the show is: “The Future: where water is a scarce as oil, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade. It’s a place where crime is so rampant that only the worst violence is punished.” Wednesday night’s episode, “Welcome to Pixie Swallow,” revealed that fracking is what led to the violent, depraved world that exists in the show. A cyborg that works for the evil corporation that controls every business shows an abducted police officer a video detailing the past horrors that resulted from fracking and how Heart Corporation was able to take over amidst the chaos. Video: Innovation, invention, industry-- welcome to Heart, recruit. Christopher: Recruit? Video: Even though our focus is in the future, it's important to know our history. When the great fracking ...
Trump Official Wrong About Warming, Again 22.6.2017 FactCheck
In an interview on CNBC, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said carbon dioxide is not "the primary control knob" for the Earth's temperature and climate. But scientists say it's "extremely likely" that human activity -- primarily CO2 emissions -- is the main cause of global ...
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Roger Waters' high-tech Us + Them spectacle soothes and galvanizes at Staples Center 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The responsibility to engage met the temptation to zone out when Roger Waters brought his Us + Them tour to Staples Center on Tuesday night for the first of three concerts at the downtown arena.

The tour comes behind “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” a strong new solo album from the Pink Floyd...

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Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim 22.6.2017 AP Business
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Officials from Oklahoma and several other states are asking California&apos;s insurance commissioner to stop pressing companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance market....
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On Tuesday's late-night TV, Sean Spicer and America feel the heat 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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A massive and unprecedented coral bleaching event may finally be coming to an end 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An ongoing global coral bleaching event, one that’s affected more than 70 percent of tropical reefs worldwide, may finally be coming to a close. A new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that the high ocean temperatures that lead to bleaching are no longer widespread in the Indian Ocean, potentially signaling the end of what’s been a worldwide event for the past three years. Still, “that’s not to say that all coral reefs are in the clear and none of them ar...
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The Energy 202: Perry invokes Fukushima in reviving Yucca nuclear waste fight 21.6.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Perry invokes Fukushima in reviving Yucca nuclear waste fight
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13 red states threaten to sue over a California initiative to fight climate change 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

You can say one thing for California’s initiatives aimed at stemming fossil-fuel-driven climate change: They have the ability to drive conservative politicians from oil, gas and coal states batty.

There’s no other explanation for the overheated and borderline hysterical letter issued this week...

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The increasingly popular exit option for global governance 21.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Trump administration might be exercising global leadership after all, but not in the way that you think.
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Do Not Laugh At Me Because He Was My Governor. He’s Now Your Secretary Of Energy. 21.6.2017 Crooks Liars
Rick Perry, who did not even know what the energy department did before he became the secretary of the damn thing, has a new scientific theory about climate change. Asked whether CO2 emissions are primarily responsible for climate change, Perry told CNBC’s “Squawk Box”: “No, most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.” Ocean waters? Like they get hot or cold on their own because of … oh I dunno, whale poop? According to Professor Perry of the Texas A&M Department of Animal Husbandry, the other thing that causes climate change is “this environment that we live in.” You mean like the CO2 emissions or fluffy clouds? Here’s the kicker. Being a skeptic about climate change issues is “quite all right,” he [Perry] said, suggesting that skepticism is a sign of a “wise, intellectually engaged ...
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Musician’s Animated Video Depicts Trump as Swastika, Dies in Explosion 21.6.2017 NewsBusters
With all the hostile rhetoric against Donald Trump going around these days, it’s not surprising that people in the entertainment industry have made the Republican president one of their favorite targets. The most recent example of this trend was an animated video released by a musician called “Moby” -- though his real name is Richard Melville Hall -- who did his part to boost The Resistance by depicting President Trump as “a Nazi-esque leader” who dies in an explosion while in the form of a swastika and then a dollar sign. The album contained music from a group called Moby & the Void Pacific Choir under the title of More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse and features a video about a song entitled “In This Cold Place.” According to an article written by Todd Van Luling, a senior staff writer of the Huffington Post website, Moby believed it is “obvious” that “the world is ending" due to such problems as “antibiotic resistance and climate change,” and ‘nobody cares to notice.” The video, Moby explained, ...
The Daily Spicer: No, Jim Acosta, White House press briefings aren't 'pointless' 21.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Daily Spicer: No, Jim Acosta, White House press briefings aren't 'pointless'
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EPA just gave notice to dozens of scientific advisory board members that their time is up 21.6.2017 Washington Post
The EPA’s move to not renew scientific advisers’ terms continues a shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency.
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