User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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As Costs of Climate Crisis Grow, Protest Movement Escalates 20.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Long term campaigns to decarbonize the economy and demand emergency climate policies are getting stronger, write Kevin Zeese and  Margaret Flowers. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult…Read more →
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Looking to fund a regime overthrow in Venezuela, Trump eyes diverted humanitarian aid 17.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
According to a July 11 leaked memo, the Trump administration is planning to divert $41.9 million in humanitarian aid from Honduras and Guatemala to fund the effort to oust  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and replace him with opposition leader Juan Guaido. The Los Angeles Times, which obtained a copy of the USAID memo, reported that […]
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Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings 17.7.2019 Raw Story
Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to reforest the island. The country is considered the least forested in Europe; indeed, forests in Iceland are so rare, or their trees so young, that people often joke […]
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Climate Change Will Expose Millions of People in U.S. to 'Off-the-Charts' Extreme Heat 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Global warming will lead to a significant increase in the frequency and severity of extreme heat across the contiguous states, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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The Climate Crisis Has Made Breathing Smoke Normal in Pacific Northwest 12.7.2019 Truthout.com
Summer in the Pacific Northwest has become the season of wildfires and unbreathable smoky air.
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This Year’s Wild, Wet Spring Is Feeding Massive Blobs of Toxic Algae 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
In Midwestern farm country, this year’s wet, wild spring—which is likely tied to climate change—has already severely delayed planting and led to massive amounts of soil erosion. Now the downstream effects are coming into focus.  In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected a Massachusetts-sized dead zone would alight upon the Gulf of Mexico, […]
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California’s coast is disappearing, and the debate over what to do about it is in full swing 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Even as quakes, wildfires and drought have taken up most of our focus, the slow-moving disaster of rising seas has paralyzed Californians, and left us with “both too much and not enough time” to act, as environment reporter Rosanna Xia wrote in a special report examining sea level rise and the...

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Water on water on water: Why Tropical Storm Barry is already devastating Louisiana 11.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Tropical Storm Barry could become this year’s first hurricane, but it is already devastating the Louisiana coast. Streets are flooding and levees are about to crest. By Saturday, the storm could dump up to 18 inches of rain on top of an already water-logged state. With half-a-foot of rain already unleashed on New Orleans, Louisiana […]
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It’s been a cold 2019 in Colorado. Climate change is still happening. 11.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
While 2019 has unquestionably trended colder and wetter in Colorado, the United States as a whole has trended well warmer than average over the past year. Last year, 2018, was the fourth-warmest year on record across the globe. This comes on the heels of 2016 finishing as the earth's warmest year on record, 2017 as the third-warmest and 2015 as the second-warmest.
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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Blumenauer Demand Climate Emergency Declaration 10.7.2019 Truthout.com
Climate disruption will cause the collapse of civilization this century if we fail to transform our society.
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We knew about climate change in 1989. It’s time to do something 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: We’ve moved on from the outright denial of climate change from 30 years ago, when the California Energy Commission warned that the state faced more droughts, floods, fires and heat waves because of global warming.

Now, there are too many who feel that they won’t live long enough...

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New York Times: Trump 'Darth Vader-like Figure,' Environment Speech Like 1984 9.7.2019 NewsBusters
New York Times political reporter Katie Rogers teamed with environmental reporter Coral Davenport for Trump mockery on Tuesday’s front page: “In Speech, Trump Portrays U.S. As a Leader on the Environment.” That benign headline hid deep bias. The current online headline reflected the story’s actual tone by quoting a Trump critic: “Trump Saw Opportunity in Speech on Environment. Critics Saw a ‘“1984” Moment.’” Obama sycophant historian Douglas Brinkley featured ...
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Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies 9.7.2019 Raw Story
Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns, as in this year’s unusually cool and wet spring in the central U.S. In a recently published study, I worked with other scientists to see whether climate change was measurably affecting crop productivity and global […]
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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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New York’s new rental protections won’t end the outside influence of big developers who pay the city’s bills 8.7.2019 Raw Story
New York has passed sweeping new laws that will close some legal loopholes that allowed the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments to be deregulated and tenant protections bypassed. State lawmakers are calling the legislation “the strongest tenant protections” in the history of the city, which is fabled for its cutthroat housing market. I’m a scholar […]
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Essential California: Our disappearing coastline 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. Today’s special Sunday edition of the Essential California newsletter comes from Los Angeles Times Assistant Managing Editor Shelby Grad:

Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline...

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There Is No Such Thing as a Green War 6.7.2019 Truthout.com
We must merge the anti-war, climate and refugee solidarity movements.
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Six shocking climate events that happened around the world this week 6.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Living in a warming world means experiencing a litany of unexpected events. From an increase in the population of iguanas in Florida and super nests of wasps in Alabama, to world-class soccer stars competing in record-breaking heat in France and torrential rainfall in India, this week has seen a slew of unprecedented and unexpected climate […]
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