User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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5 Australian Fire Failures: Lessons for the World from a Climate Catastrophe 18.1.2020 Mother Jones
In August, 2018, when Scott Morrison became Australia’s 6th prime minister in 10 years, he presented himself as a responsible steward poised to bring continuity after a decade of leadership hiccups. To emphasize his willingness to take on the country’s most pressing issues, he evoked Bono: “When the history books are written, our age will […]
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A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
Over just two days in early 2016, more than 6,000 penguin-like birds were found dead on the rocky beaches near Whittier, Alaska. Many of the dead birds, scientists observed, were clearly emaciated. “It was pretty horrifying,” seabird biologist David Irons told a Canadian news outlet at the time. “The live ones standing along the dead ones […]
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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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A season in hell: Australia bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have come to symbolise the damage to nature this bushfire season. Such imagery has catalysed global concern, but the toll on biodiversity is much more pervasive. Until the fires stop burning, we won’t know the full extent of the environmental damage. But these fires have significantly increased […]
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Indigenous peoples key to saving threatened forests 8.1.2020 Raw Story
More than a third of the world’s vanishing pristine forests are managed by indigenous peoples under threat from development and deforestation, scientists said Tuesday, calling for greater protection. As deadly bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast, a new assessment of how wild forests are maintained showed that indigenous people have tenure over 36 percent of Earth’s […]
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A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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‘Because insects are key to our own survival’: 73 scientists unveil global roadmap to battle bugpocalypse 7.1.2020 Raw Story
Highlighting the “strong scientific consensus that the decline of insects, other arthropods, and biodiversity as a whole, is a very real and serious threat that society must urgently address,” 73 international scientists on Monday published a roadmap to battle the world’s “bugpocalypse.” “Most importantly, we hope that end-users and land managers now can use this […]
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To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks 4.1.2020 Truthout.com
To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks
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Letters to the Editor: Building solar power plants that trample desert habitat isn't progress 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The future of sustainable energy is rooftop solar and microgrids, not utility-scale renewable energy projects in the desert.

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A New Trump Rule Would Fast-Track Oil Pipelines Without Consideration of Climate Change 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration will soon make it easier for projects like oil pipelines and highways to get federal approval regardless of their environmental risks and effects on climate change, according to the New York Times. The administration is expected to gut the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act by making more projects exempt from the environmental reviews […]
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Greta Thunberg offers advice to young people, dismisses climate-denying politicians in BBC radio program 30.12.2019 Raw Story
“Be an active democratic citizen…because democracy is not only on election day, it’s happening all the time.” Climate leader Greta Thunberg offered advice to young people wanting to take action to help solve the climate crisis and met for the first time with natural historian Sir David Attenborough as she took over editor’s duties on […]
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Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree 27.12.2019 Truthout.com
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
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How oil companies avoided environmental accountability after 10.8 million gallons spilled 27.12.2019 Raw Story
Louisiana still hasn’t finished investigating 540 oil spills after Hurricane Katrina. The state is likely leaving millions of dollars in remediation fines on the table — money that environmental groups say they need as storms get stronger. by Joan Meiners, The Times-Picayune and The Advocate This article was produced in partnership with The Times-Picayune and The Advocate, […]
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Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash 22.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. From 2011 to 2016, California experienced five years of extreme drought, during which numerous high temperature records were broken. These hot, dry years were followed by the extremely wet winter of 2016-2017, when, from October to March, […]
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Climate Crisis Threatens a Third of Plant Species, Endangering Food Supply 20.12.2019 Truthout.com
A pair of dry feet in sandals stand on the dusty earth of a drought-blighted farm
More than a third of the world’s plants are so rare they face extinction.
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Expect family talks about climate change this Christmas? Take tips from Greta Thunberg 14.12.2019 Raw Story
As bushfires rage and our cities lie shrouded in smoke, climate change is shaping as a likely topic of conversation at the family dinner table this Christmas. Such discussions can be fraught if family members hold differing views. You may not all agree on the urgency of dealing with climate change – or indeed whether […]
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COP25 Is Perpetuating a Culture of Impunity for Human Rights Violations 13.12.2019 Truthout.com
An activist yells during a protest
By ignoring the persecution of environmental defenders in Chile and elsewhere the UN is setting a dangerous precedent.
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New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives “Ultimate Wake-Up Call” to Act on Climate 8.12.2019 Truthout.com
Silver fish swimming
Greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient pollution are wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems.
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