User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Forest
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A fire lookout discusses what's lost in a transition to technology 15.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology fully replace the human eye?
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There Is an Important Climate Solution Democrats Never Talk About. But Why? 15.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the National Academies of Sciences, and scores of researchers around the world agree on this fact: To prevent dangerous levels of climate change, it’s likely that humanity will need to start pulling carbon out of the air. […]
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Forest fires destroying vital buffer against climate change 13.9.2019 Raw Story
With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warming. The latest serious outbreak is in Indonesia, where smog-belching fires started to clear land for agriculture are burning out of control, blanketing the region in […]
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Opinion: California can help save the Amazon rainforest. Do we have the guts to try? 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Like so much of California's approach to climate policy, the Tropical Forest Standard is an experiment worth trying.

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White nationalism and crony capitalism are the sparks that started fires in the Amazon 10.9.2019 Raw Story
The man-made Amazon fires are for clearing the land of its forests and indigenous people. The benefits are for Jair Bolsonaro’s cronies, while producing a climate disaster for the world. The Amazon fires in Brazil have become worldwide news. Explaining the fires recently, Douglas Morton, chief of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space […]
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The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Pumping the CO2 Trees Normally Absorb Out Into the Atmosphere 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The Amazon is a carbon sink, which slows the rate of carbon dioxide build up in the atmosphere, and thus climate warming," said James Randerson from the University of California, Irvine.
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World must adapt to ‘inevitable’ climate change, warns report 10.9.2019 Raw Story
Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against the effects of climate change or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission warned Tuesday. Spending $1.8 trillion across five key areas over the next decade would not only help buffer the worst impacts of global warming but could generate more than $7 […]
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USA Today Assails Natural Gas, Omits Links to Bloomberg, Steyer 10.9.2019 NewsBusters
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer are two of the wealthiest anti-fossil fuels crusaders. In June, Bloomberg promised to spend another $500 million eradicating coal and starting to target natural gas power plants too. Yet, USA Today failed to connect the dots between either billionaire and the left-wing groups, including the Rocky Mountain Institute, it turned to as experts in an anti-natural gas story Sept. ...
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Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.
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Uh Oh, We May Be Overestimating How Much Trees Will Help Fight Climate Change 8.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bob Marra navigated his way to the back of a dusty barn in Hamden, Connecticut, belonging to the state’s Agricultural Experiment Station. There, past piles of empty beehives, on a wall of metal shelves, were stacks of wooden disks—all that remains of […]
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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight 4.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action.
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Amazon Burns Amid Brazil’s Incendiary Politics 2.9.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Fires rage in the Amazon as Brazilian President Bolsonaro becomes a target of global indignation, writes Pepe Escobar.  By Pepe Escobar in Curitiba, Brazil Asia Times Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse…Read more →
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro to stop using France’s Bic pens, refuses to speak to Macron 31.8.2019 Raw Story
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he will stop using disposable pens made by France’s Bic to sign official documents, while a diplomatic spat continues over fires in the Amazon basin. “A pen (of the Brazilian brand) Compactor and no more Bic, will work,” Bolsonaro said, confirming remarks he made during a live broadcast on […]
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After ignoring climate at G7, Trump gets back to work killing the planet 30.8.2019 Raw Story
President Trump made a show of opposing his fellow G7 leaders on climate change and Russia. Now back in the United States, Trump is doubling down by helping the Kremlin and gutting greenhouse gas regulations. This article first appeared in Salon. Trump spent much of his time at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, complaining to […]
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Trump to Lift Logging Restrictions in America's Largest National Forest: A Climate Change Threat 'Like the Fires Burning in the Amazon,' Warns Expert 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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Environmental ‘Hero’ Knocks Celebs, Media for Amazon Fire Falsehoods 29.8.2019 NewsBusters
Yes, there are fires burning in the Amazon and that’s obviously a bad thing, but one Forbes columnist chided movie stars, politicians and the news media for spreading misinformation about them. Contributor Michael Shellenberger, who was once named an “Environmental Hero” by Time, exposed an abundance of inaccuracies stemming from the current hysteria over the fires in the Amazon — including the “bullshit” claim that it is the “lungs of the ...
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Stupid is not Ignorant 28.8.2019 The Moderate Voice

Embed from Getty Images by Jay Johnson The Amazon Rain Forest is burning out of control. Smoke from the Amazon fires is turning day to night in cities 1000 miles away. Most of the fires were set deliberately to clear pastures for cattle. The easiest way to clear a Forrest to make a pasture is […]

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Trump moves to allow logging in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest 28.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
As Brazil’s Amazon burns, President Donald Trump is taking aim at one of the largest expanses of temperate rainforest in Alaska. On Tuesday, the president instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow logging in the 16.7 million acre Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, the nation’s largest national forest. Together with British Columbia’s Great Bear […]
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