User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Forest
Last updated: Mar 31 2020 07:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How my dad survived the 1918 flu — and predicted the decline of America 31.3.2020 Raw Story
by William Astore  My dad was born in 1917. Somehow, he survived the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919, but an outbreak of whooping cough in 1923 claimed his baby sister, Clementina. One of my dad’s first memories was seeing his sister’s tiny white casket. Another sister was permanently marked by scarlet fever. In 1923, my dad was hit by […]
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It’s Time to Rethink US Militarism in the Midst of COVID-19 30.3.2020 Truthout.com
This should be a time for a genuinely new approach, one fit for a world of rising disruption and ...
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Australia's fire-ravaged forests are recovering. Ecologists hope it lasts 15.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After devastating fires, there are signs of regrowth across much of eastern Australia. But there's also concern that a changing climate may alter some of the country's unique landscapes forever.
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Close to tipping point, Amazon could collapse in 50 years 11.3.2020 Raw Story
The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world’s largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said Tuesday. Another major ecosystem, Caribbean coral reefs, could die off in only 15 years were it to pass its own point-of-no-return, the scientists reported in the journal […]
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‘Alarming’: Tropical forests in shift from carbon sponge to carbon source 5.3.2020 Raw Story
“We’ve found that one of the most worrying impacts of climate change has already begun.” A new study published Wednesday adds to mounting evidence that the world’s tropical forests could soon stop serving their climate crisis-mitigating role of carbon sinks. “After years of work deep in the Congo and Amazon rainforests, we’ve found that one […]
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Congressional Super Tuesday, Blue America Style 2.3.2020 Crooks Liars
Not every state holding presidential primaries Tuesday is also holding congressional primaries. But the two biggies-- California and Texas-- are. Both these states are polling strongly for Bernie. The CNN poll for California that was released Friday shows Bernie in the top slot with 35% (up 15 points since December) and Elizabeth Warren in second with 14%. Conservatives Biden, Bloomberg and Mayo Pete combined don't have as much support as Bernie. In Texas, the new CNN poll, also shows Bernie with tremendous momentum and in the top spot-- 29%, up 14 points since December. Biden has been sinking from 35% in December to 20% now, the closest of anyone to Bernie. But for Bernie to be able to pass his ambitious agenda-- an agenda that has driven so many of us to Bernie (and Elizabeth)-- he's going to need more progressives in Congress. There are men and women running for House seats who are campaigning on Medicare-for-All, the Green New Deal, free state college, criminal justice, peace, ...
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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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Editorial: No, a trillion more trees and baby-step oil company reforms won't fix global warming 24.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The trillion trees initiative to reduce global warming is like someone trying to lose a lot of weight by taking daily walks without changing the daily diet.

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Trump’s Plan to Plant a Trillion Saplings Misses the Forest for the Trees 19.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump, it turns out, is a fan of trees. A big fan. Such a fan, in fact, that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, late last month, the president announced that the United States will join the One Trillion Tree Initiative, an international plan to plant and restore a trillion trees globally […]
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How warming winters are affecting everything 19.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.
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NY Times Delivers Page One Climate Lecture, Demanding Radical Change in Australia 16.2.2020 NewsBusters
The front of Sunday’s New York Times featured yet another climate lecture from Australia bureau chief Damien Cave. The alarmism was labeled a “Reporter’s Notebook,” but was not so much reporting as pleading with his unfortunate subjects to radically reorganize their lives in the name of “climate change.” The online headline deck: “The End of Australia as We Know It -- What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, ...
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Trump’s Biggest Vulnerability Is His Climate Change Denial 12.2.2020 Mother Jones
A little more than 10 years ago, Donald Trump and his children signed a letter that ran as a full-page ad in the New York Times. In it, they urged global leaders to reach an ambitious climate change deal at the annual United Nations conference. The position didn’t hold. Months later, Trump said he thought Al Gore should be stripped […]
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Boulder County’s native bee species thrive in disturbed environments 9.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Because different species of bees specialize in pollinating specific plants, its widely accepted that a diverse bee population translates to a diverse plant population, which increases an areas resiliency to climate change, but what Davis’ study suggests that in order to maintain these diverse communities there must be a diverse array of habitat, often created by disturbances like fire and beetle kill.
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Showdown over Trump’s plan to overhaul landmark environmental law heads to Colorado 9.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
For 50 years, the NEPA law has served as an environmental Magna Carta, obligating Americans to anticipate impacts before embarking on any major development projects involving the federal government, whether through funding, permitting or the work itself.
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Insurers Should Support People, Not the Fossil Fuel Industry 6.2.2020 Truthout.com
We paid for hundreds of thousands in coverage and are legally owed, but our insurer refuses to pay ...
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Native Species or Invasive? The Distinction Blurs as the World Warms 1.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Across the warming globe, a mass exodus of tens of thousands of species is transforming the distribution of biodiversity—and challenging fundamental tenets in conservation policy and science. Are policymakers, land managers, and conservationists prepared? In recent years, […]
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Across the U.S., states are bracing for more climate-related disasters 31.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Some states' proposals would borrow massive amounts of money to pay for future work, create new surcharges to bankroll permanent disaster accounts or shift development away from areas prone to disaster.

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Op-Ed: Pinyon and juniper woodlands define the West. Why is the BLM turning them to mulch? 30.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The BLM claims, with little support, that less native forest will save the sage grouse. But the real beneficiary is cattle.

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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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