User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Why California should turn down Trump’s offer to raise Shasta Dam 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If the Trump administration wanted to increase California’s water supply by the most cost-effective means possible, it would immediately drop its attempt to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet.

It would instead put $1.5 billion — the cost of the proposed Shasta enlargement, in 2019 dollars — toward a...

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Experts Fear California Isn't Prepared For Mega Storms 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists and engineers think California's water infrastructure isn't ready for a very large storm.
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Polar Bear 'Invasion' Is a Symptom of Climate Change 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Most wild animals are averse to being so close to humans, so their incursions into our lives shows how desperate they are getting.
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NY Times Furthers Climate Fears With Hysterical Doomsaying: ‘Time To Panic’ 18.2.2019 NewsBusters
The New York Times Sunday Review devoted its entire front page to unembarrassed, literal climate panic. It’s right there in the headline, over a blood-red background: “Time to Panic.” The subhead: “The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us.” It was penned by New York magazine’s literary editor David Wallace-Wells, who is evidently trying his hand at apocalyptic fiction. He previously tried to instill panic in the population with his alarmist piece in the summer of 2017, “The Uninhabitable ...
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A Green New Deal for American Labor? 17.2.2019 Truthout.com
Significant forces in the labor movement are actively opposed to a Green New Deal.

The post A Green New Deal for American Labor? appeared first on Truthout.

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Climate-fueled nuisance flooding cost this town up to $172,000 in lost revenue 16.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Sunny day flooding caused by sea level rise is costing local businesses in one coastal town tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue, reveals a new study released Friday. According to the study published in the journal Science Advances, eight businesses in downtown Annapolis, Maryland — where nuisance flooding is a regular occurrence — […]
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Great Barrier Reef Is Being Covered With Polluted Water 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Recent heavy rain in Australia has washed sediment and harmful chemicals into rivers that flow into the sea where the reef is located.
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How to decarbonize America — and the world 15.2.2019 TechCrunch
Ramez Naam Contributor More posts by this contributor The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain The Green New Deal has burst onto the American stage, spurring more conversation about – and aspiration for – ambitious climate policy than at any point in at least a decade. I’m glad to see it. Suddenly, climate is on the […]
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Fears flood water runoff could ‘smother’ Barrier Reef 15.2.2019 Raw Story

Runoff from recent floods in northern Australia is flowing onto parts of the Barrier Reef, scientists said Friday, starving coral of light and providing fodder for the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish. Parts of northern Queensland are still reeling after nearly two weeks of unprecedented rainfall ...

The post Fears flood water runoff could ‘smother’ Barrier Reef appeared first on Raw Story.

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A Green New Deal opportunity for America’s farmers 14.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
By Jeremy Deaton This month, a group of Democratic lawmakers called for an ambitious plan for the United States to reach net-zero carbon pollution in 10 years. While experts debate whether the proposal is technologically or politically feasible, the so-called Green New Deal is about more than shifting to cleaner, more advanced forms of energy sources. It’s also […]
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You may be surprised to learn which two countries are making the globe a lot greener 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.
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An opportunity for farmers in a Green New Deal 14.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
By Jeremy Deaton This month, a group of Democratic lawmakers called for an ambitious plan for the United States to reach net-zero carbon pollution in 10 years. While experts debate whether the proposal is technologically or politically feasible, the so-called Green New Deal is about more than shifting to cleaner, more advanced forms of energy sources. It’s also […]
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Hey Joe Manchin, This Is Not Helpful 14.2.2019 Crooks Liars
You'd expect West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to scoff at the Green New Deal, given his ownership by what's left of the coal industry. Still, this was gratuitous, unnecessary, dismissive and flies in the face of Manchin's famous call for "comity." When asked by a reporter about his thoughts on the Green New Deal, Manchin waved off the reporter with a "Honey" before scoffing at it, calling it a "dream." It was a dream when we sent a man to the moon. It was a dream when we passed Medicare so seniors wouldn't die penniless. It was a dream when we passed Social Security to make sure there was at least a minimum income for retirees. It was even a dream when the Affordable Care Act was passed, ending discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. Why is it that endless war is never just a dream? Why is it that there's endless dollars for endless war? Here's why Senator Manchin is wrong: Climate change is destroying his state too. Devastating floods roll through West Virginia at an alarming rate. ...
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As lawsuits over climate change heat up, oil industry steps up attacks on its critics 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The oil industry has been depicting itself lately as the target of a conspiracy by scientists, local government officials and climate-change activists to make it look bad.

It may seem odd that a conspiracy really is necessary to punch holes in the fossil fuel companies’ public reputation, but here’s...

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Hey L.A., want to feel like you're in Cabo without leaving home? Just wait til 2080 12.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Scientists have just revealed the climate forecast for the year 2080 in hundreds of cities across North America, and — surprise! — it looks like it’s going to get a whole lot warmer in all of them.

If humanity continues to emit greenhouse gases at the same rate it does today, in 60 years L.A.’s...

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The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars 11.2.2019 Truthout.com
In some places conflict is practically guaranteed, according to one study.

The post The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars appeared first on Truthout.

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Intelligence Squared debate: Should we bring extinct creatures back to life? 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An Intelligence Squared series debate about de-extinction.
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In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached 9.2.2019 Truthout.com
Perhaps no people know better than Haitians just how dangerous, destructive and destabilizing climate change can be.

The post In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached appeared first on Truthout.

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Despite signs of interstate cooperation, the decline of Lake Mead isn’t near being solved 9.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On the surface, things have seemed to be looking up in recent weeks for the future of Lake Mead.

The Western storms of the last month have fostered the impression of a respite, at least temporarily, from the region’s long drought. Earlier this month, Arizona legislators passed a sheaf of crucial...

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'Green News Report' - February 7, 2019 8.2.2019 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Trump's State of the Union was low on facts, but high on oil; Democrats bring climate science back to the U.S. House; PLUS: It's official: we've just lived through the five hottest years on record... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, ...
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