User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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PBS's Amanpour Frets Increase in Climate Skeptics, 'Getting Worse' 20.11.2019 NewsBusters
During Monday's Amanpour & Company on PBS (and CNN International), host Christiane Amanpour spent much of her show discussing the issue of climate change allegedly caused by global warming, and at one point negatively characterized word that there has been an increase in global warming skepticism in other countries as she asked her guest if it meant things are "getting worse" in terms of convincing people action needs to be ...
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Climate change activists urge Los Angeles not to build a gas plant in Utah 20.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Mayor Eric Garcetti has worked to portray himself as a global leader in the fight against climate change.

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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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Earth is headed for its second warmest year in recorded history (the record was three years ago) 19.11.2019 TechCrunch
Data from the U.S. government sure seems to indicate that the Earth is warming (despite what the current leadership may say). Apparently, the globe just experienced the second-hottest October ever recorded and is on track for the second-hottest year to date on record, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Not only […]
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Presidential Candidates Wouldn’t Touch This Radical Idea to Transform Agriculture—Until Now 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
Food and agriculture policies have been at best a fringe issues during the last few Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates tend limit their agricultural appeals to “broad value statements” rather than dive into the policy specifics “that would indicate they’ve given these issues the attention they deserve,” says Sarah Hackney, coalition director for the National Sustainable […]
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Opinion: California has the most polluted national parks in the country. That's unacceptable 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California has nine national parks — the most of any state. It also has the most polluted national parks in the country. We need to change that

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Venice City Council Floods Moments After Rejecting Climate Change Proposals 16.11.2019 Crooks Liars
"The regional council, controlled by a president from Italy’s far-right League party, rejected a host of climate measures on Wednesday. Immediately after the vote, the council chambers flooded." Source: Gizmodo Venice is reeling from some of the worst flooding in 50 years, driven in part by sea level rise. The high water has put the city under a state of emergency and, in theory, should be a huge wakeup call that it’s all hands on deck to combat climate change. But the regional council, controlled by a president from Italy’s far-right League party, rejected a host of climate measures on Wednesday. Immediately after the vote, the council chambers flooded. There comes a point where you can’t even laugh at on-the-noseness of 2019. This is one of those times. Andrea Zanoni, a council member and chair of the environment committee, posted photos of the flooded chambers on Wednesday night. It’s the first time the council chambers have ever flooded. The building sits right on Venice’s Grand Canal, and its flood ...
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Its Flood Barrier Is Unfinished, and Venice Is Submerged 16.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On Wednesday, Venice was reeling after experiencing its highest level of floodwater since 1966. High tides from the lagoon reached more than 6 feet higher than their usual level—the second-highest ever seen since records began in 1923. Two people were reported […]
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In 2039, How Will the US Military Fight a Climate Crisis Reality? 14.11.2019 Truthout.com
In 2039, How Will the US Military Fight a Climate Crisis Reality?
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'Venice is on its knees': Mayor blames worst tides in 50 years on climate change 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The highest tide since 1966 brought seawater into the city, threatening monuments and works of art. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is asking Italy's central government for help.
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Australia bushfires leave three dead, at least 150 homes lost 9.11.2019 Raw Story
Catastrophic bushfires in eastern Australia have killed at least three people and forced thousands from their homes, with the death toll expected to rise as firefighters struggle towards hard-to-reach communities. In the normally picturesque coastal town of Forster — one among dozens hit along the eastern seaboard — vast plumes of smoke shot out from […]
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‘Uncharted territory’ as bushfires rage across Australia’s east 8.11.2019 Raw Story
Australian firefighters warned they were in “uncharted territory” as they struggled to contain more than a dozen out-of-control bushfires across the east of the country on Friday. Around a hundred blazes pockmarked the New South Wales and Queensland countryside, around 17 of them remained dangerous and uncontained late Friday. “We have never seen this many […]
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US formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord 5.11.2019 Raw Story
The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world’s largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement. President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change, with September the fourth month in […]
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Editorial: Withdrawing from the Paris agreement stands first in Trump's long line of dumb mistakes 5.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Of all the dangerous, ignorant and insupportable decisions by the Trump administration, pulling the U.S. out of the Paris agreement stands tallest.

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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Our Future Will Require Green Infrastructure. Here’s How We Can Build It. 3.11.2019 Truthout.com
As the climate warms, the creation of "green infrastructure" to manage stormwater in cities is more urgent than ...
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Newsletter: No, it's not the end of California as we know it 2.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

On California dystopia pieces written from afar as wildfires rage, and more from the week in Opinion.

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Watch As MSNBC Hosts Let Gov. Cuomo Claim Tornadoes Didn’t Exist Before Climate Change 1.11.2019 NewsBusters
This afternoon on MSNBC, hosts and climate change propagandists Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle sat back and stayed silent as their Democrat guest made an absurdly comical declaration about climate change. While discussing the flooding in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the hosts the natural disaster was not only due to climate change, but they never had these natural disasters before: ...
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Jed Clampett shouldn’t have listened to his kinfolk. 1.11.2019 The Moderate Voice

The Ballad of Jed Clampett is one of the most famous American TV theme songs. People who grew up watching The Beverly Hillbillies probably have that song’s lyrics memorized. Here is that song’s second stanza: “Well the first thing you know old Jed’s a millionaire, Kinfolk said Jed move away from there Said Californy is […]

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Why are California’s wildfires different this year? 1.11.2019 Raw Story
Destructive wildfires have ripped through California, threatening homes and famous landmarks, and forcing power outages that have plunged millions into darkness. Everything from climate change to corporate negligence has been blamed for the chaos, which has seen hundreds of thousands evacuated, and hundreds of structures destroyed. But how do these fires compare to previous years? […]
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