User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
Last updated: Mar 26 2020 21:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Are We Prepared for a Climate Crisis in the Middle of a Pandemic? 26.3.2020 Truthout.com
Governments and communities must come up with a plan to deal with climate-related displacement amid a ...
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Letters to the Editor: Coronavirus' lesson on climate change? Act now or face dire consequences 26.3.2020 LA Times: Health

South Korea acted early and aggressively against the coronavirus and now faces comparatively minimal disruption. We should take similar action on global warming.

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Editorial: Climate change is just as real as COVID-19. Now's the last, best chance for our government to treat it that way 23.3.2020 LA Times: Health

President Trump and Congress should keep climate change in mind as they prepare economic aid packages for businesses and industries.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Crisis of Capitalism 20.3.2020 Truthout.com
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Crisis of Capitalism
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Tribal Nations Enter Negotiations Over Colorado River Water 15.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Colorado River Basin is the setting for some of the most drawn-out and complex water issues in the Western US. In 2019, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan—a water-conservation agreement between states, tribal nations and the […]
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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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Editorial: The global crisis we're forgetting about — 71 million people displaced by war and unrest 13.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The world faces a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions propelled by war and political instability, and so far has not devised workable remedies or programs.

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As Climate Crisis Fuels Earlier Rains, Southern Cities Face Inland Flooding 12.3.2020 Truthout.com
As Climate Crisis Fuels Earlier Rains, Southern Cities Face Inland Flooding
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Six-fold spike in polar ice loss lifts global oceans 12.3.2020 Raw Story
Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometres-thick ice sheets atop land masses at the planet’s extremities sloughed off 6.4 trillion tonnes of mass from […]
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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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Another African Tragedy 4.3.2020 NewsBusters
Here are a few headlines about an African tragedy: “Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions” (The Wall Street Journal), “‘Unprecedented’ Locust Invasion Approaches Full-Blown Crisis” (Scientific American), “Somalia Declares Locust Outbreak a ‘National Emergency’” (The National) and “UN Calls for International Action on East Africa Locust Outbreak” (Bloomberg Green). This ongoing tragedy is mostly man-made, according to an analysis by Paul Driessen, who is a senior policy adviser with the ...
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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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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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What Would It Take to Get More Farmers Fighting Climate Change? 26.2.2020 Mother Jones
As signs of a new drought loom over California farm country and a potential return of last spring’s catastrophic floods haunts the Midwestern corn belt, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is out with a new plan to ready US agriculture for the insults of climate change. Called the Agriculture Resilience Act, the bill would enlist growers to […]
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The Next Economic Recession Will Likely Come From Climate Crisis 24.2.2020 Truthout.com
Extreme weather caused by climate change could lead to a recession "the likes of which we've never seen ...
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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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Professor warns: A recession ‘the likes of which we’ve never seen before’ could be on its way 24.2.2020 Raw Story
American companies are ignoring the risks of climate change at their own peril, according to a researcher warning that extreme weather caused by the climate crisis could result in a devastating economic recession. This article first appeared in Salon. Financial markets are failing to account for the risks that increasingly frequent and worsening floods, droughts, […]
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How climate change reduced the flow of the Colorado River 21.2.2020 Raw Story
The massive Colorado River, which provides water for seven US states, has seen its flow reduced by 20 percent over the course of a century — and more than half of that loss is due to climate change, according to new research published Thursday. Two scientists at the US Geological Survey developed a mathematical model […]
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Your social media could give scientists a more accurate picture of climate change 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A recent study found Twitter was a better gauge for minor flooding than tide gauges alone.
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Trump Spreads Alarm About Green New Deal: “They Want to Kill Our Cows” 19.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump is making ludicrous claims to stoke panic about the Green New Deal, which would support local-scale ...
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