User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
Last updated: Jan 18 2020 05:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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US dumps huge amounts of sand on Miami Beach to tackle climate change erosion 18.1.2020 Raw Story
Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida’s tourist destinations against the effects of climate change. “We have erosion hotspots,” said Stephen Leatherman, an expert on beaches and the environment at Florida International University. “When the beach is […]
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U.S. court dismisses suit by youths over climate change 18.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future.
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5 Australian Fire Failures: Lessons for the World from a Climate Catastrophe 18.1.2020 Mother Jones
In August, 2018, when Scott Morrison became Australia’s 6th prime minister in 10 years, he presented himself as a responsible steward poised to bring continuity after a decade of leadership hiccups. To emphasize his willingness to take on the country’s most pressing issues, he evoked Bono: “When the history books are written, our age will […]
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Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. That’s Classist. 17.1.2020 Truthout.com
Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. That’s Classist.
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Microsoft pledges to remove from the atmosphere all the carbon it has ever emitted 17.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The tech giant, which says it has been "carbon neutral" for years, is vowing to go "carbon negative" — by cutting emissions, planting trees and investing in new carbon removal technology.
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GOP-controlled Senate approves Trump’s US-Mexico-Canada agreement to replace NAFTA 17.1.2020 Raw Story
The US Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to approve a new North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a second back-to-back trade win just as his impeachment trial was beginning in Washington. After a brief debate, lawmakers voted 89-10 in favor of a bill allowing the US-Mexico-Canada agreement to take effect, overhauling trade relations […]
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Letters to the Editor: Playing up the Elizabeth Warren-Bernie Sanders feud? Thanks, media 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Democratic candidates discussed several important issues in their most recent debate, but you wouldn't know it reading the coverage.

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Telemundo Now Blaming Suicide and Violence on Climate Change 17.1.2020 NewsBusters
When Telemundo reports on Climate Change, the statements range from laughable to terrifying. So when Telemundo's morning show “Un Nuevo Dia” made an incomplete segment on how Climate Change affects our mental health,  it should not come as a surprise that the ultimate goal was to “Create radical changes on how we behave towards the planet.” ...
Ok, Boomer: NBC Blames Climate Change for Generational Divide 17.1.2020 NewsBusters
On Thursday, NBC’s Today show devoted a full segment to examining the popular “Ok, Boomer” meme on social media by talking to a group of teenagers and senior citizens about the generation gap. Amid other reasons for the divide, correspondents Savannah Sellers and Harry Smith touted climate change as a major cause of generational ...
In a changing climate, the work of botanical artists takes on new meaning 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A botanical art exhibit opening at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul captures the Minnesota tree species most vulnerable to climate change.
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Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean 16.1.2020 Raw Story
The common guillemot (known as the common murre in North America) breeds in both the Pacific and the Atlantic and is among the most abundant seabirds in the northern hemisphere. But like many other seabirds, its numbers have declined over the last few decades. Part of that decline is due to the marine environment – […]
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Letters to the Editor: Australia and the U.S. need to oust their climate-destroying leaders 16.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Australia and the U.S. both have leaders who put the fossil fuel industry ahead of climate science.

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Editorial: These are the hottest years in modern history and we're doing nothing about it 16.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The last two decades have been the warmest in modern history. Human activity is causing it, and we're doing too little to fix it.

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Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires 16.1.2020 Raw Story
Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. The fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of duration and intensity, have claimed 28 lives and killed an estimated billion animals. Sustained hot weather and rare […]
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2019 was the 2nd-hottest year on record, according to NASA and NOAA 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Last year's data collected by the agencies is the latest confirmation that the Earth is steadily getting hotter. The planet is now almost 1 degree Celsius warmer than it was in the mid-20th century.
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Earth just had its hottest decade on record 16.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday.
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A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
Over just two days in early 2016, more than 6,000 penguin-like birds were found dead on the rocky beaches near Whittier, Alaska. Many of the dead birds, scientists observed, were clearly emaciated. “It was pretty horrifying,” seabird biologist David Irons told a Canadian news outlet at the time. “The live ones standing along the dead ones […]
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A Truly Antiwar Agenda Must Include Free College and Medicare for All 16.1.2020 Truthout.com
A Truly Antiwar Agenda Must Include Free College and Medicare for All
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D-List Actress to Kimmel: Republicans Are Anti-Human Rights 16.1.2020 NewsBusters
Hollywood, the land where political variance from liberal doctrine is viewed as nothing short of heresy. When a pseudo-celebrity utilizes their moment in the spotlight to make a leftist decree, you can bet it is on a late-night program. This is precisely what transpired on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live with actress Ilana Glazer. ...
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Sanders and Warren Show Differences on Trade and Health Care in Debate 16.1.2020 Truthout.com
Sanders and Warren disagreed on whether to hold out for ideal solutions or to settle for immediate but limited ...
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