User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Species
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Editorial: Climate change will devastate California's Joshua trees. The state needs to protect them 20.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The longer California waits to protects its iconic Joshua trees, the harder it will be to help avoid extinction

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Editorial: Elephant and lion heads belong on those animals, not on some trophy hunter's wall. 17.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill banning the possession in California of the heads and other body parts of African wildlife killed by hunters for trophies should pass the legislature.

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Donald Trump, Kanye West, and a Weird Western Bird Are All Somehow Involved in a Major Conservation Battle 17.8.2020 Mother Jones
The greater sage-grouse has a very hard life. Aside from facing predators like foxes, bobcats, and coyotes, the ground-dwelling western bird is also threatened by oil and gas development, miners, ranchers, hunters, climate change, invasive grasses, and, now, Kanye West. This spring the rapper and presidential hopeful, who purchased a sprawling ranch in Cody, Wyoming, […]
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How climate change could expose new epidemics 16.8.2020 Raw Story
Paris (AFP) – Long-dormant viruses brought back to life; the resurgence of deadly and disfiguring smallpox; a dengue or zika “season” in Europe.These could be disaster movie storylines, but they are also serious and increasingly plausible scenarios of epidemics unleashed by global warming, scientists say.The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the globe and claimed over […]
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Humans off the hook? Climate change killed woolly rhinos, says study 13.8.2020 Raw Story
A woolly brown rhinoceros that weighed two tons once roamed northeastern Siberia before mysteriously disappearing around 14,000 years ago. Was its demise caused by humans, or the warming climate of the time? A new study by a Swedish and Russian team of scientists who examined DNA fragments from the remains of 14 of these prehistoric […]
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Argentine marshland threatened by worst fires in decades 7.8.2020 Raw Story
Ravaged by drought, the Parana Delta in Argentina, one of the largest and most biodiverse in the world, has been burning like never before since the beginning of the year. During the first seven months of 2020, more than 11,000 fires were detected in the 14,000 square kilometer (5,400 square mile) region, according to the […]
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Biden Has a Weak Link on Energy and Ethics— an Ex-Obama Official With Deep Fossil Fuel Ties 2.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Ken Salazar, the Obama administration’s first-term interior secretary, took a job at an industry law and lobbying firm just months after leaving office. There, he refashioned himself as an oil champion and avoided disclosing the companies that paid […]
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Study predicts polar bears will die off within 80 years 27.7.2020 Raw Story
Polar bears could face extinction by the end of the century as a result of shrinking sea ice in the Arctic caused by climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. This article first appeared in Salon. Though the study did not predict all polar bears would go extinct entirely […]
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‘Incredibly reckless’: Trump moves to expand fossil fuel drilling in Alaska’s western Arctic region 26.6.2020 Raw Story
“At a time when oil prices are cratering, prioritizing expanding oil and gas drilling anywhere—let alone the Arctic—is ridiculous.” The Trump administration was lambasted Thursday for a proposal to open up most of Alaska’s Western Arctic reserve for fossil fuel drilling—a move conservation groups say would be a “disaster” for the climate and wildlife as […]
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America’s indifference to death is nothing new — but it’s made this crisis much worse 16.5.2020 Raw Story
American culture has always demonstrated a callous indifference to death. At our nation’s inception, its triumphant rhetoric of equality and democratic revolution excluded any acknowledgment of slavery, or the genocide conducted against its Native population. Over the past two centuries, America’s history of uninterrupted war, conquest and exploitation bred into the public too much comfort with the […]
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Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases 12.5.2020 Truthout.com
Scientists say the current pandemic is part of a larger pattern linking infectious diseases to habitat ...
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How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease 7.5.2020 Raw Story
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said. The scientists who study how diseases emerge in a changing environment knew this moment was coming. Climate change is making outbreaks of disease […]
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MSNBC Gives Michael Moore a Forum to Connect Climate to Corona 'Warning' 27.4.2020 NewsBusters
On Sunday's Velshi show, MSNBC host Ali Velshi provided liberal film makers Michael Moore and Jeff Gibbs a forum to plug their new film, Planet of the Humans, which promotes an alarmist view that humans are damaging the planet, and actually hits environmental groups from the left, charging that they do not go far enough. Moore suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a "warning from Mother Nature" that "our behavior is not appreciated," and pushed for less energy consumption. Gibbs warned that "perpetual economic growth" is "essentially ...
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Wildfires Can Reduce Biodiversity. Can Biodiversity Be Used to Reduce Wildfires? 26.4.2020 Truthout.com
A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 ...
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Michael Moore: Coronavirus Lockdown Is Because Mother Nature Put Us In Time Out 23.4.2020 NewsBusters
It’s become more apparent than ever that the liberal media isn’t done politicizing the coronavirus. Lately, the media has become more brazen in their attempts to use the national lockdown to force radical public policy on the environment and health care. Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore cheered on these efforts on MSNBC’s The Eleventh Hour, Wednesday evening, where he stopped to chat about politics as well as his new climate change ...
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‘Pure baloney’: Zoologist debunks Trump’s COVID-19 origin theory — explains how animal-human transmission works 17.4.2020 Raw Story
With the largest one-day death toll in the U.S. yet — 2,400 in just 24 hours — President Trump is trying to deflect attention from his handling of the pandemic by waging a war on public health experts and science, threatening to cut World Health Organization funding and fueling a theory that the coronavirus came […]
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Column: Bears thriving at Yosemite. Clear skies. Does coronavirus reveal a 'World Without Us'? 15.4.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman imagined how the Earth would look if humans vanished. Is the COVID-19 lockdown making that a reality?

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Opinion: California's plan to save Joshua trees is good for more than just U2 fans 14.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California officials moved a step closer Monday to protecting western Joshua trees as they face possible extinction from climate change.

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While we fixate on coronavirus, Earth is hurtling towards a catastrophe worse than the dinosaur extinction 10.4.2020 Raw Story
At several points in the history of our planet, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused extreme global warming, prompting the majority of species on Earth to die out. In the past, these events were triggered by a huge volcanic eruption or asteroid impact. Now, Earth is heading for another mass extinction […]
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Global warming to cause ‘catastrophic’ species loss: study 9.4.2020 Raw Story
Global warming will cause “catastrophic” biodiversity loss across the world if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, with some ecosystems liable to collapse as soon as 2030, according to new research into where and when die-offs may occur. Earth has never in human history warmed so quickly or uniformly as currently, but a variety of factors […]
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