User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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PBS Science Correspondent Blames Global Warming for Australian Wildfires 21.1.2020 NewsBusters
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, science correspondent Miles O'Brien blamed manmade global warming for the severity of the recent Australian wildfires, and talked up the possibility that Prime Minister Scott Morrison as well as the Rupert Murdoch-dominated media may be changing their climate "denier" ...
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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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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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Australia’s Nightmare Fires Are on Track to Spew an Entire Year’s Worth of the Country’s Emissions 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
The bushfires raging for months across Australia have devastated communities and wildlife, but they pose another major but less visible threat—this one to the global fight against climate change. While the fires are made worse by climate change, they’re actually part of a disruptive and dangerous cycle: As trees and brush burn, they’re also releasing hundreds […]
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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon up 85 percent in 2019 15.1.2020 Raw Story
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 percent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data showed Tuesday. The 9,166 square kilometers (3,539 square miles) cleared was the highest number in at least five years, according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. In 2018, the deforested area was 4,946 square […]
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CNN Touts Climate Alarmists Blaming Skeptics for Wildfires 13.1.2020 NewsBusters
On Friday's The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper ran a report by correspondent Will Ripley which promoted the alarmist view that global warming is to blame for the unusually bad wildfire season in Australia, and that skeptics deserve scorn for undermining the alarmists who are trying to cut carbon dioxide levels. More conservative-minded scientists who argue that the intensity of the wildfires is not linked to global warming, and that liberal environmentalists have hindered efforts to manage the forests properly, were not included in the ...
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PBS's Amanpour & Guest Trash Australian Prime Minister for Ignoring Climate 'Science' 9.1.2020 NewsBusters
On Monday's Amanpour & Co., PBS host Christiane Amanpour devoted a segment to allowing an Australian global warming alarmist to blame the more conservative skeptics in his country for the disastrous wildfires currently hitting the ...
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NY Times Blames Australia Fire Inaction on Warming, Rupert Murdoch 9.1.2020 NewsBusters
Sydney-based New York Times reporter Damien Cave found yet another thing to blame on the conservative press and in particular Australian-born newspaper mogul Rupert Murdoch: “Murdoch Manipulates Debate on Australia’s Fires.” The front of the Business Day section on Thursday featured the Sydney-based reporter committing his standard Murdoch-demonizing opinions to the Times’ so-called news pages: "Yet, for many critics, the Murdoch approach suddenly looks ...
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Australia is burning — and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is leading the climate coverup: NYT 9.1.2020 Raw Story
Even as news of massive forest fires in Australia put the world’s focus on dealing with the climate change crisis, the right-wing media empire run by Rupert Murdoch has been leading the charge to deny, deflect, and distract. The New York Times reports that Murdoch-owned media outlets have pushed out multiple stories that downplay the […]
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A season in hell: Australia bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have come to symbolise the damage to nature this bushfire season. Such imagery has catalysed global concern, but the toll on biodiversity is much more pervasive. Until the fires stop burning, we won’t know the full extent of the environmental damage. But these fires have significantly increased […]
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Indigenous peoples key to saving threatened forests 8.1.2020 Raw Story
More than a third of the world’s vanishing pristine forests are managed by indigenous peoples under threat from development and deforestation, scientists said Tuesday, calling for greater protection. As deadly bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast, a new assessment of how wild forests are maintained showed that indigenous people have tenure over 36 percent of Earth’s […]
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A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars 7.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected to return.

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Photos | Wildfire-weary Australians see no end to unprecedented calamity 6.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Photos: Wildfires in Australia have blackened almost 12.3 million acres in the New South Wales state.

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Opinion: Why California's climate solution isn't cutting it 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California's cap-and-trade program, gamed by the oil companies, has so many exceptions it's nearly toothless.

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Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree 27.12.2019 Truthout.com
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
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Industry Money Backs Attorneys General Pushing for Atlantic Coast Pipeline 20.12.2019 Truthout.com
Construction equipment works on an oil painting
Eighteen state attorneys general are calling for construction to proceed on the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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Column: Our democracy needs fixing. Impeachment alone can't do the job 18.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Patt Morrison talks with Congresswomen Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) about Trump's impeachment and other issues facing Americans.

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COP25 Is Perpetuating a Culture of Impunity for Human Rights Violations 13.12.2019 Truthout.com
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By ignoring the persecution of environmental defenders in Chile and elsewhere the UN is setting a dangerous precedent.
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