User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Sep 21 2019 19:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Alexander von Humboldt was the first person to understand climate change — more than 200 years ago 21.9.2019 Raw Story
Alexander von Humboldt was born on September 14, 1769. In his day, he was a globetrotting, convention-defying hero— one of the first recorded individuals to raise environmental concerns. To make him hip for a new generation, all it takes is a rediscovery of Humboldt by the young climate strikers across the globe. Their numbers are […]
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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action 21.9.2019 Raw Story
Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was “only the beginning” in the fight against environmental disaster. Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed […]
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NY Times Thrilled With Children’s Climate Crusade: Send Us Your Protest Sign Pics! 20.9.2019 NewsBusters
Schoolkids around the world are cutting class Friday for the “climate,” and the New York Times is very excited (so much for the value of education). The editorial page was especially hyped up, issuing a call online for protest sign pictures: “Are You Going to the Climate Protest? We Want to See Your Sign! -- We want to share young people’s illustrations and videos with the world.” Thursday’s lead National story featured the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, accompanied by a huge promotional photo of Thunberg's testimony to ...
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Top 5 Worst Global Warming Propaganda Efforts on TV 20.9.2019 NewsBusters
This week, 250 news organizations around the world are colluding to produce global warming propaganda in the days surrounding the UN climate summit on September 23. Variety magazine is one of the publications involved and they reported on Hollywood’s efforts to combat global warming, wondering if the entertainment industry is doing enough to sway public ...
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Nets Thrilled by Kids 'Demanding Action' With Global Youth-Led Climate 'Strike' 20.9.2019 NewsBusters
The three major broadcast networks spent time promoting radical environmental activism on Friday’s morning broadcasts. Teens and children conducted a global “strike” this morning against climate change ahead of a United Nations summit on the subject. ABC, NBC and CBS couldn’t get enough of the youths' liberal activism, gushing about the kids as young as 9 years old walking out of school to “lead the way” in the political ...
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2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
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Protests planned worldwide Friday calling for action on climate change 20.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Protests, walkouts are planned worldwide Friday calling for action on climate change in a youth-led movement for renewable energy, carbon-neutral goals

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Students demand change in vast global climate strike 20.9.2019 Raw Story
Children across Asia and the Pacific kicked off what are set to be the largest global climate protests in history Friday, demanding adults act now to stop environmental disaster. From Sydney to Seoul, Manila to Mumbai, children heeded the rallying cry of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg and shut their textbooks in a collective call […]
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Letters to the Editor: One benefit of climate change? Proving the GOP's dishonesty 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Climate change is settled science, and yet the Republican Party has denied or dismissed it for years. That ought to say a lot about the GOP.

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Australia prepares for ‘Day Zero’ – the day the water runs out 20.9.2019 Raw Story
It’s not unlike a storyline from a dystopian film about the taps running dry in cities around the world. Except that it may soon be a reality for around a dozen towns in Australia – and scientists say it’s a warning for the rest of the world. Day Zero, as it’s called, would mark the start of […]
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What's behind the youth movement to tackle climate change? Fear — but also hope 20.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Young people see climate change as a profound injustice and an existential threat. But they believe the world can still do something about it.

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‘Day Zero’ looms in Australian Outback as climate change bites 19.9.2019 Raw Story
An unprecedented water shortage in drought-stricken eastern Australia is driving home the brutal realities of climate change and threatening the much-mythologised Outback way of life. From sunny Queensland all the way to Sydney, more than a dozen small towns are facing their own “Day Zero” within months, a water crisis reminiscent of the taps being […]
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Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world’s highest capital 19.9.2019 Raw Story
Water resources are running dry in the world’s highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting, drought and mismanagement. But instead of surrendering, the locals in Bolivia’s capital La Paz are finding new ways to tackle the changing climate. The sky-high metropolitan area’s 2.7 million people have already been jolted by […]
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Opinion: I saw what climate change hell looks like. Now I'm joining the Global Climate Strike. You should too 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The fury of the Thomas fire made climate change real for me. That's why I'm joining the Global Climate Strike on Friday.

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Opinion: Can you hear the chant from the Oval Office? 'Make America Polluted Again' 18.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Trump's attack on California's authority to set air pollution rules would mean we'll see fewer clean cars.

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D.C. Drowns: NBC Makes Same Hysterical Prediction as 30 Years Ago 18.9.2019 NewsBusters
On Tuesday’s NBC Today, NBC weatherman Al Roker warned viewers that climate change was “threatening some iconic American landmarks” and even touted predictions that Washington D.C. may soon be underwater as a result. The only problem with that dire forecast? NBC has been making that same wild claim for the past 30 years. ...
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Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show 17.9.2019 Raw Story
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in current UN projections, scientists said Tuesday. By 2100, average temperatures could rise 6.5 to 7.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if carbon emissions continue unabated, […]
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MSNBC: Stopping Climate Change Is Like Fighting World War II 17.9.2019 NewsBusters
MSNBC on Monday demonstrated how extreme the left can be on climate change, making comparisons to fighting World War II and the possible need of going vegan at some point in order to save the planet. Host Ali Velshi talked to Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at ...
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‘Agnostic’ Sarah Silverman Calls Climate Change Girl The Second Coming of 'Jesus' 16.9.2019 NewsBusters
Don’t you love when lefties slam Christians as hokey fanatics, but cling to their progressive pieties with as much reverence and zeal. Comedian and usually anti-Christian nut Sarah Silverman tried to show social media users that she too understands the Christian perspective so long as it relates to climate ...
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How a Revolution in Climate Science Is Putting Big Oil Back on Trial 16.9.2019 Mother Jones
The outer banks of the Carolinas and the Bahamas are picking up the pieces after the battering from Hurricane Dorian—the first direct hit of this year’s extreme weather season. Already the damages for 2019 are well above the 40-year average for billion-dollar events, and the price tag for damages will rise dramatically over the next decades. […]
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