User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Virginia’s leaders have a serious case of the slows on climate change 23.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The longer we take to engage with reality, the steeper our losses will be.
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The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West.
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The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter. 16.9.2017 Washington Post
The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter.
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US wildfire costs hit record $2.3 billion; season isn't over 15.9.2017 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- The U.S. government says it has already spent a record $2.3 billion fighting wildfires this year, and 64 major fires are still burning in 10 states....
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‘Apocalyptic’: U.S. wildfires have burned an area the size of Maryland 9.9.2017 Washington Post
Wildfires since Jan. 1 have burned through nine states to consume a total of more than 8 million acres, or 46 percent more than an average fire season would have been to date.
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Oregon Governor: Feds Refused Additional Aid For Wildfires 9.9.2017 Crooks Liars
This is crazy. When much of an entire state is on fire *cough* climate change *cough*, the last thing the governor should have to think about is whether the federal government can be trusted to reimburse the firefighting costs. But that's exactly the position Oregon’s Democratic governor is in. “I talked with the federal authorities two weeks ago, asking for additional federal assistance, I was told point-blank ‘no’,” said Brown. The U.S. Forest Service has been helping, and Oregon is expecting the arrival of 200 active duty military from Joint Base Lewis-McCord in Washington. But Gov. Brown argued federal officials should be directing more resources to Oregon, because of the disproportionate degree of fire danger in the state. Brown’s numbers and those from the National Interagency Fire Center tell a similar story: that Oregon accounts for nearly one-third of the scorched acres in the country. Of 1.5 million acres or more burning across the country about a half million acres are in Oregon. “It’s an ...
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The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer? 8.9.2017 AP Washington
DENVER (AP) -- Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glacier National Park....
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This U.S. wildfire season is among the worst: Here’s why 8.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glacier National Park.
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This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here's why 8.9.2017 AP Washington
DENVER (AP) -- Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire races down the Columbia River Gorge toward Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glacier National Park....
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In the Wake of US Climate Failures, Don't Look to China for a Panacea 7.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A projection of what Shanghai, China, will look like in a world that is 4 degrees warmer (c. 2100). (Photo: Climate Central) While Xi Jinping has been eager to assume the role of leader in the fight against global warming, he is unlikely to reverse China's impact on global resource consumption and pollution. The pressures to produce jobs and bring mass consumerism to over a billion people under China's hybrid bureaucratic collectivist-capitalism economy will ensure that Xi will remain committed to prioritize growth, even at the cost of planetary ecological collapse. A projection of what Shanghai, China, will look like in a world that is 4 degrees warmer (c. 2100). (Photo: Climate Central) Since President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord, there has been speculation that China could take the lead in the fight against climate change. China's leader Xi Jinping has certainly been eager to assume this role, just as he took up the cause of free trade against Trump's nationalist posturing. At first ...
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Lakes of fire 30.8.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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Storm over cap-and-trade vote results in Chad Mayes' ceding Assembly Republican leader post to Brian Dahle 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Science Envoy Who Resigned in Protest of Trump: Climate Change Makes Storms Like Harvey More Severe 25.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In Texas, tens of thousands of residents began evacuating coastal communities Thursday, as forecasters predicted Hurricane Harvey could make landfall late Friday as a major category-three storm, delivering a life-threatening 35 inches of rain to some parts of the Gulf Coast. Texas Governor Greg Abbott called out 700 members of the National Guard as several coastal counties ordered mandatory evacuations. Hurricane trackers expect the storm's eye to come ashore near the city of Corpus Christi, where mayor Joe McComb called for a voluntary evacuation. For more we speak with Dan Kammen who just resigned as science envoy for the U.S. State Department. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: So, if we can talk to you, you are the now resigned science envoy of the State Department, but if we can talk to you about what is happening right now in Texas. Tens of thousands of residents began evacuating coastal communities as forecasters predict that Hurricane Harvey could make landfall late Friday as a major category 3 storm, ...
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To Avoid Climate Catastrophe, We'll Need to Remove CO2 From the Air 25.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Klaus Lackner has a picture of the future in his mind, and it looks something like this: 100 million semi-trailer-size boxes, each filled with a beige fabric configured into what looks like shag carpet to maximize surface area. Each box draws in air as though it were breathing. As it does, the fabric absorbs carbon dioxide, which it later releases in concentrated form to be made into concrete or plastic or piped far underground, effectively cancelling its ability to contribute to climate change. Though the technology is not yet operational, it's "at the verge of moving out of the laboratory, so we can show how it works on a small scale," says Lackner, director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University. Once he has all the kinks worked out, he figures that, combined, the network of boxes could capture perhaps 100 million metric tons (110 million tons) of CO2 per day at a cost of US$30 per ton -- making a discernible dent in the climate-disrupting overabundance of CO2 that has ...
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In first political consequence of cap-and-trade vote, Chad Mayes is replaced by Brian Dahle as Assembly Republican leader 25.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Six weeks after helping Democrats revamp California’s landmark climate change policy and facing a torrent of anger from conservative critics, the Republican leader of the state Assembly agreed Thursday to step down and allow a rural Northern California lawmaker to lead the GOP’s fractured caucus.

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Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests 22.8.2017 AP National
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster....
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A controversial California effort to fight climate change just got some good news 21.8.2017 Washington Post
A controversial California effort to fight climate change just got some good news
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Activists and residents warn of noisier festival 18.8.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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'Green News Report' - August 15, 2017 15.8.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hundreds dead in massive Sierra Leone mudslide triggered by torrential rains; This year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone is largest on record; 124 degrees for ten days straight in Iraq, as scientists warn 'super heat waves' to get more frequent across globe; Fossil fuel industry gets ...
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The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary 10.8.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary
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