User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Forest
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Why Brazil's new president may cause more rainforest destruction, violence 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing president-elect of Brazil who campaigned with a pledge to "make Brazil great," has policy priorities critics say will hasten global climate change and increase violent acts against environmental protectors.
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Ryan Zinke Rubs Salt In Wounds By Visiting Sites Of California Wildfires 15.11.2018 Crooks Liars
Ready for a rage stroke? Because California has not suffered enough from the devastation of out-of-control wildfires in the north and south, and President Pissy is no longer emotionally blackmailing the victims by threatening to withhold federal funds for recovery, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke decided to pay the state a visit to rub salt in the wounds himself. Chris Hayes reported that Zinke and California Governor Jerry Brown toured some of the land that lays in ruins now because of this week's wildfires. Land that is being combed by archeologists for remains now, not just first responders. He feigned concern, despite the fact that he has disputed climate change's role in forest fires. Despite the fact over the summer he called environmental groups "terrorist groups" because they got in the way of the federal government managing the land the way it wanted to. Despite the fact that he BLAMED the environmental groups for the summer's wildfires. He had the cajones to come to California and survey the land ...
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Minnesota, U.S. land holds keys to staving off climate change 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new study finds that changes in land use across the country could help mitigate climate change in a bigger way than previously known, without affecting land humans need.
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48 Dead and Counting From California’s Deadliest Wildfire 14.11.2018 Truthout.com
The Camp Fire's size and intensity is proving what climate science has been saying all along.

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Climate change and wildfires – how do we know if there is a link? 14.11.2018 Raw Story

Once again, the summer and fall of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires. These burn forests, houses and other structures, displace thousands of people and animals, and cause major disruptions in people’s lives. The huge burden of simply firefighting has becom...

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Neil Young Blasts Trump After He Loses Home To Wildfire 13.11.2018 Crooks Liars
The 'legendary rocker' has never has any use for Trump, and even less so after Trump shot his mouth off about the California wildfires that have decimated large areas of California, taking many lives and destroying thousands of homes, including Neil Young's own home. Source: EcoWatch Musician Neil Young, who lost his Malibu home to the devastating Woolsey fire, is urging the world to come together to fight climate change—especially since the president of the U.S. seems "unfit" to take care of the problem, as the icon said. On Sunday, the legendary rocker posted a letter on his website, the Neil Young Archives , blasting Donald Trump's infamous denial of climate science and his Saturday tweet that blamed California's wildfires on "gross mismanagement of the forests" even though most of the fires are burning on federal land. Trump's tweet—which was particularly callous amid the deadly and overwhelming destruction—is also incorrect because the conflagrations in Southern California are urban interface fires, ...
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California Wildfires Hit Grim Record Amid Trump’s Clueless Tweets 13.11.2018 Truthout.com
The Camp Fire in California has topped the state's record for most destructive fire.

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Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management 13.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's claims, fire scientists say.
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The View’s Whoopi Goldberg ‘freaked out’ by Trump’s wildfire tweets: ‘What the hell, man?’ 12.11.2018 Raw Story

“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg was dumbfounded that President Donald Trump was lobbing insults at California as wildfires rage across the state. Trump blamed “forest management” for the fires, which have claimed at least 31 lives and thousands of homes, and threatened to pul...

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CNN Meteorologist Rips Trump For Fire Tweets 12.11.2018 Crooks Liars
CNN meteorologist Tom Sater ripped Donald Trump's claims about California's "lack of forest management" while informing his audience of what is really happening. "This has nothing to do with forest management," he scoffed. "We're not looking at dense forest here, especially down in Malibu. Forest management has nothing to do with mountain winds coming down the passes at 75 miles an hour dropping Thursday humidity from 35% down to single digits." After noting that Trump's threat to strip fire funds from California was like taking funds from the National Hurricane Center after a hurricane, Sater counted the cost of these fires, which are largely the consequence of global warming. "But more importantly, people died in their homes," he said. "They found bodies outside the homes, in their vehicles try to flee. Outside their vehicles just trying to run away." The winds, the winds, the winds. The winds are the problem, as any inhabitant of Southern California knows, and climate change is driving hotter, faster, ...
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As California Burns, Undocumented People Face Gap in Recovery Aid  12.11.2018 Truthout.com
What do the growing threat of climate-fueled disasters mean for the most vulnerable among us?

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WATCH: Heartbreaking videos showing ‘new normal’ as the California fires continue raging 12.11.2018 Raw Story

The California fires began ripping through neighborhoods and forests late last week and the aftermath has been horrific and heartbreaking. In southern California, the fires rolled down the hill toward the Los Angeles Zoo, sparking an evacuation of the animals. The rich and famous were forced from th...

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Our Sociopathic President Blames California for Fires, Threatens to Withhold Funds 11.11.2018 Little Green Footballs
By now every possible way of describing the sociopathic toad in the White House has been used, so I'll just mention that this morning he showed again what an utter piece of trash he is by blaming California's "poor forest management" for the terrible fires that have made thousands homeless and taken lives, and then threatened to end "Fed payments," by which we can only assume he means emergency funds. Yes, this is his message to people who've lost everything in these wildfires -- he responds with a twisted conspiracy theory and threatens not to help them. There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018 It should be noted that there's no longer any doubt that human-caused climate change is a major factor in these natural ...
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Racial and ethnic minorities are more vulnerable to wildfires 6.11.2018 Raw Story

Over the last decade, the U.S. has seen an average of 70,512 wildland fires every year, annually burning about 6.8 million acres. With climate change, scientists expect fires to become more frequent and more severe. However, some people are more affected by these events than others. Our work, publis...

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5 major crops in the crosshairs of climate change 25.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. But they may have to move to higher, cooler latitudes. Some places may find it harder to grow anything at all, because there's not enough water.
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Why forests are crucial for reining in climate change 22.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just before the United Nations issued life-or-death warning the world needs to cut drastically its greenhouse gas emissions, a group of scientists made the case for why addressing deforestation is just as important as curbing fossil fuel use.
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Many Midwesterners will likely never believe in climate change. Here’s how to encourage them to act anyway 22.10.2018 Raw Story

Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn’t a distant or abstract concern. As a climate change researcher at the International Arctic Research Center at the...

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The risk of ‘cascading’ natural disasters is on the rise 22.10.2018 Raw Story

In a warming world, the dangers from natural disasters are changing. In a recent commentary, we identified a number of costly and deadly catastrophes that point to an increase in the risk of “cascading” events – ones that intensify the impacts of natural hazards and turn them into disasters. Multipl...

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In Alaska, everyone’s grappling with climate change 22.10.2018 Raw Story

Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn’t a distant or abstract concern. As a climate change researcher at the International Arctic Research Center at the...

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Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists 12.10.2018 Truthout.com
Terrorism laws are regularly invoked to criminalize Indigenous opposition to extractive projects on their land.

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