User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Climate Anxiety Is Rising in the US — But Not Among Republicans 22.9.2020 Truthout.com
Climate change hardly registered among Republicans, who said abortion and crime are among their top issues in a ...
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Apple chief says fires and storms show impact of climate change 22.9.2020 Raw Story
Apple chief Tim Cook said Monday he views the recent increase in fires, hurricanes and floods as strong proof that climate change is real. The disasters should sway those denying science that shows greenhouse gases are dangerously changing weather patterns, Cook said in a talk streamed during an online event by The Atlantic magazine. Cook […]
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2 Years Ago, Scientists Warned Us Dead Trees Would Fuel Unpredictable Wildfires. Now It’s Happening. 22.9.2020 Mother Jones
Nearly 150 million trees died in California between 2010 and 2018, officials estimated last year—one of the worst tree die-off events in state history. Its ramifications, experts predicted, would be sweeping, from a surge in carbon emissions to a loss in tourism dollars. At the time, researchers also issued another ominous warning: The dead tree […]
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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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Trump doubles down on ‘exploding trees’ being the real cause of California wildfires — not heat or drought 21.9.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump doubled down on his “explosive tree” idea as the cause of the California wildfires. Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin, Trump explained that trees apparently explode, but trees in other countries are far worse than U.S. trees. “I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, ‘Sir, we […]
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HE BLINDED ME WITH STUPID (Cartoon, Column and Video) 17.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

Donald Trump is not a person who relies on facts. And a person who doesn’t rely on facts typically doesn’t believe in science. A humble person will admit to what they don’t know and listen to experts. Donald Trump will tell people who have spent their entire lives studying a subject, and without having any […]

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American Exceptionalism is Another Casualty of Our Climate Disasters 17.9.2020 Mother Jones
“Historic” has become the word of the year for the worst possible reasons. Even putting aside the global pandemic and its accompanying economic catastrophe for a moment, from wildfires and hurricanes, to floods and heatwaves, it seems as if every weather event of 2020 has been “historic.” California, Oregon, and Louisiana broke records for wildfires […]
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California braces for high winds that could propel deadly wildfires 17.9.2020 Raw Story
California faces more devastation from wildfires that have ravaged the West Coast, authorities warned Wednesday, with strong winds and dry heat expected to whip up flames from dozens of blazes raging across the state. Governor Gavin Newsom said although firefighters had made progress in their battle to contain more than two dozen major wildfires, so-called […]
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Scientific American Breaks With 175-Year Precedent to Endorse Biden 16.9.2020 Truthout.com
The magazine’s editors said they were “compelled” by Trump’s rejection of science, which “has badly damaged the ...
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Unmatched heat is fueling record-breaking wildfires, UN agency confirms 16.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

The entire northern hemisphere across parts of the western contiguous U.S., Europe, north-central Russia and southeastern China had its hottest summer on record this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The heat is contributing to a record-breaking destructive 2020 fire season on the west coast during the warmest August on record, it confirmed citing […]

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Letters to the Editor: Gavin Newsom tried to talk some sense into Trump. Why even bother? 16.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

'Mr. President, why are you here? Is to help or just take up our time?'

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Extreme weather and permanent disaster zones will force a new American migration: research 15.9.2020 Raw Story
August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in […]
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Those Orange Western Skies and the Science of Light 12.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sky above San Francisco was the color of television, tuned to the president. To be fair, I stole that punch line from Twitter, and nerd-lit snark about Donald Trump’s apparent choices in his alleged makeup won’t fix climate change and the worst […]
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Op-Ed: With global heating, expect inferno seasons in the American West 12.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Even talking about records is starting to feel pointless when every year is practically guaranteed to be hotter than the last.

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Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West 11.9.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West
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Letters to the Editor: California's heat waves aren't as dramatic as its fires, but they're just as deadly 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Like toxic pollution and COVID-19, heat waves disproportionately affect low-income communities and those with preexisting health conditions.

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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Editorial: Wildfires and soaring temperatures — the hellscape scientists warned us about is here 9.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Climate change didn't start this current round of wildfires, but it is playing a role — just as climate scientists warned us. Same, too, for the hellacious heat.

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UN Chief: Humanity Is “Doomed” If Nations Don’t Cooperate on Climate Soon 8.9.2020 Truthout.com
UN Chief: Humanity Is “Doomed” If Nations Don’t Cooperate on Climate Soon
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Fire, smoke, heat, drought — how climate change could spoil your next glass of California Cabernet 5.9.2020 LA Times: Business

How many more scorched summers can the king grape of Napa Valley survive?

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