User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
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Extinction Rebellion targets London Underground 17.10.2019 Raw Story
British police said they arrested four people Thursday after climate change protesters tried to block the London Underground at rush hour. “Four arrests have so far been made at the obstruction incidents at Stratford and Canning Town on the Jubilee Line,” British Transport Police said in a statement. A similar protest hit east London’s Shadwell […]
Letters to the Editor: Why does L.A. still allow building in its fire-prone foothills? 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Wildfires are a regular occurrence in areas of Los Angeles where homes continue to be built. The construction has to stop.

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Editorial: Climate change is wiping out California's Joshua trees. Of course we should protect them 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Scientists have repeatedly warned that hotter, drier conditions being fueled by climate change are causing mature western Joshua trees to die off, and fewer younger ones are able to grow to replace the dwindling population.

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NY Times Cheers Democratic Socialism Again: 'Something Unique to Fight For' 17.10.2019 NewsBusters
New York Times reporter Isabella Grullon Paz devoted nearly 1,500 words (plus three flattering photographs of her subjects) in her Wednesday edition profile of the Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter at Ohio State University: “Why Some Young Voters Bolt the Democratic Party For Democratic Socialism.” The long story was long on pushing the students' youthful enthusiasm, and entirely absent of questioning the wisdom of trying to outflank the Democratic Party, already careening toward the left on gun control, abortion, immigration, and ...
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Variety Laments ‘Nonsense’ Debate Question on Civility, Blasts Ellen/George Bush Friendship 16.10.2019 NewsBusters
With all the lamentations of Trump’s divisiveness, one would think that last night’s closing debate question about “civility” and candidates’ friends from across the aisle would be a nice change of pace, or at worst a hokey diversion. Well not for the Hollywood left. Any show of bipartisan civility stands in the way of the leftist agenda and should be cast ...
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CNN buried in scorn for asking final debate question on Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush’s friendship 16.10.2019 Raw Story
Viewers lambasted CNN on Tuesday for using its time with Democratic presidential candidates to bring up Ellen DeGeneres’ friendship with former President George W. Bush, who is considered to be a war criminal by some Democratic voters. CNN asked about the friendship at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, where moderator Anderson Cooper put the question […]
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Bernie Sanders: ‘It would be a disaster’ if Democrats only focused on impeaching Trump 16.10.2019 Raw Story
At Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was asked his view of impeaching President Donald Trump. His response was that impeachment should move forward — but not obscure the policy goals the Democratic Party holds for the American people. “Let me make a point,” said Sanders, who is coming […]
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Amanpour Lets Jane Fonda Tout Climate Alarmism, Inspired by Thunberg 16.10.2019 NewsBusters
On Monday's Amanpour and Company on PBS, host Christiane Amanpour gave liberal actress Jane Fonda a forum to promote her alarmist views on global warming, picking up on the veteran political activist's recent push to hold a weekly protest outside the U.S. Capitol on the issue. The liberal activist railed against the fossil fuel industry, fearmongered about there allegedly being only a decade left in which to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and complained that American "individualism" is a ...
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The Climate Change Solution Scientists Have Been Overlooking 16.10.2019 Mother Jones
Overpopulation is a major contributor to climate change, but according to new research, a solution is lying in plain sight: increased access to effective contraceptives. “Global climate change represents a grave threat to the future of human welfare and our natural environment,” write Drs. John Bongaarts and Regine Sitruk-Ware of the Population Council in New York […]
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William Shatner beams in with hit TV show at 88 15.10.2019 Raw Story
As Captain Kirk in the original “Star Trek” William Shatner went “where no man has gone before”. And now he is doing it again with a new hit US television series, “The UnXplained”, at the age of 88. Shatner beamed into Cannes in southern France on Tuesday to beat the drum for the series — […]
New TV show ‘Meat the Family’ asks: Do you love meat enough to cook your pet? 15.10.2019 Raw Story
It is one of the most shocking ultimatums ever delivered on television. Go vegetarian or we kill your pet. But a new taboo-smashing British reality TV show called “Meat the Family” goes even further. Not only will a family of unrepentant carnivores have to let an animal they have adopted and grown to love go […]
NBC & CBS Fawn Over ‘Icon’ Jane Fonda Arrested at Climate Protest 15.10.2019 NewsBusters
On Saturday, NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning marveled at left-wing actress Jane Fonda being arrested at a climate change protest on Capitol Hill, hailing her as an “icon” with a “long history of political activism.” Fonda’s extremist anti-American views never came up in the adoring ...
Letters to the Editor: California's decline has accelerated under Democratic leadership 15.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Progressives can't decry the state of California's power grid and economic inequality without noting that their politicians are in charge.

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Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: study 15.10.2019 Raw Story
Switzerland’s glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone — a melting rate unmatched during observations stretching back more than a century, a study showed Tuesday. Measurements on 20 Swiss glaciers have shown that melt rates this year have reached “record levels”, according to the annual study on the […]
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1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF 15.10.2019 Raw Story
A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday. “If children eat poorly, they live poorly,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, unveiling the Fund’s first State of […]
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Pumping oxygen in a lake to try to save fish facing climate change 14.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.
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Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough 14.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production.

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Is The DCCC Blacklist Backfiring? 14.10.2019 Crooks Liars
A reminder: As soon as Blue Dog/New Dem Cheri Bustos grabbed the DCCC chair for herself, she instituted an aggressive new policy aimed at progressives challenging Blue Dogs and New Dems (like herself). Bustos officially declared that any campaign consultants, vendors, polling firms, strategists or operatives who worked for a campaign running against an incumbent would be blacklisted by the DCCC. (It's worth noting that several dozen current members of Congress, including some who demanded the action from Bustos-- like Henry Cuellar-- were originally elected by challenging incumbents.) The Chair immediately went on the offensive against Marie Newman's campaign in a Chicagoland district occupied by anti-Choice, anti-gay, anti-healthcare, anti-immigrant, (face it, Anti-Woman) Blue Dog Dan Lipinski, one of the worst Democrats in Congress. Marie nearly beat him in 2018 when close to a million dollars in right wing sewer money-- including from the Murdoch family-- flooded into the district in a smear campaign ...
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Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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Google Has Made Some Generous Contributions to Climate Change Deniers 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. Among hundreds of groups the company has listed on its website as beneficiaries […]
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