User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Trump’s record on science so far is a mixed bag 1.4.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
A promising start on public health but more backward thinking on climate change.
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How warmer winters are making us sick 30.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the climate gets warmer and wetter, it's bringing ticks -- and the diseases they carry -- farther north.
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Key Assessment of Climate Threats, Cyberwar and Terrorism Goes "Missing" Under Trump 27.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
What poses a bigger threat to the United States -- climate disruption or terrorism? Federal officials may know the answer, but a strategic data analysis comparing the relative likelihood and severity of national security threats ranging from terrorism and cyberwarfare to industrial accidents and climate-fueled natural disasters remains out of public view under the Trump administration. (Image: jxfzsy / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Want to see more coverage of the issues that matter? Make a donation to Truthout to ensure that we can publish more original stories like this one. What poses the bigger threat to the United States, terrorist attacks or flooding and extreme weather fueled by climate disruption? What about cyberwarfare, outbreaks of infectious disease or  crumbling infrastructure? Politicians give various answers to such questions, depending on their political priorities. For example, President Trump has scoffed at the threat of climate disruption while rolling back Obama-era environmental ...
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Can Philippines storm survivors hold companies to account for climate damage? 22.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
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Government issues dust deadline: March 31 or face suspension 19.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Don't forget: Stephen Hawking strongly denounced Trump's climate policies 17.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant theoretical physicist and adept explainer of science who died Wednesday, contributed more to humankind’s understanding of its universe than all but a small handful of people who ever lived. But as someone who served as a highly visible public figure as much as an...

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Fading wolf population to be restored at Isle Royale 17.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Federal officials announced a tentative plan Friday to relocate 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease.
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Should climate change be called murder? What do you call knowingly killing people? 13.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Should climate change be called murder? What do you call knowingly killing people?
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Climate Change Pushes Ticks Into Canada, Bringing Lyme Disease (and Confusion) With Them 11.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Joanne Seiff, a resident of Manitoba, contracted Lyme disease a couple of years ago but didn’t remember pulling off the tick that bit her; nor did she have the telltale bullseye rash of a tick bite. Her husband Jeff Marcus, who grew […]
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The Green Movement Is Lily White. That’s a Problem. 17.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  It’s been 20 years since Esteban González Burchard took a trip to Chicago that changed his life. The asthma researcher had been to the Windy City before, so tourism wasn’t on his agenda. Rather, he was there to attend the American Thoracic […]
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“The Water Stinks.” For Many Rural Americans the Only Choice Is Toxic. 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Gary Michael Hunt. “You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain’t going to have no water.” Hunt, a former coal miner […]
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Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ for water crisis 28.1.2018 AP Top News
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call "Day Zero," a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April, the city said Sunday....
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Why Climate Change Is Worsening Public Health Problems 26.1.2018 Truthout.com
With your support, Truthout can continue exposing inequality, analyzing policy and reporting on the struggle for a better world. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, recently announced: "All roads lead to universal health coverage." Discussions for how to translate this vision into a road map for action is central to the agenda of the WHO's executive board meeting this week in Geneva. Yet focusing on access is not enough. The imperative for access must be paired with a frank acknowledgment that climate change is making communities around the world more vulnerable to ill health. A 2017 commission of The Lancet , a leading health research journal, tracked the effects of climate change on health and found evidence of harms "far worse that previously understood." Even as we move to close the access gap, a string of natural disasters in late 2017, including ...
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The Health 202: Health care is still a top issue for voters in 2018. But Republicans lack a script. 26.1.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Health care is still a top issue for voters in 2018. But Republicans lack a script.
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Are there zombie viruses in the thawing permafrost? 25.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's a new fear from climate change: Bacteria and viruses buried in frozen ground coming back to life as the Arctic warms up. We went digging in permafrost to find out how worried we should be.
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Report: The Trump Administration Really Has Very Little Use for Scientists 24.1.2018 Mother Jones
Once more, the Trump administration has upset the norms. For decades, scientists have provided expert advice to the White House and federal agencies, helping inform decisions that affect the nation’s health and safety. But, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists released last week, the Trump administration has neglected, suspended, or disbanded many science advisory committees.  Their members have been “serving […]
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Air Pollution Killed More Than 6 Million People in 2016 24.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A thick smog settled over New Delhi as winter began in India last year, forcing medical professionals to declare a public health emergency. Residents swarmed local hospitals complaining of respiratory problems. Cricket players were forced to put on anti-pollution masks during […]
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How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean 10.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean
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Is Climate Change Impacting Your Mental Health? 7.1.2018 Truthout.com
We already know that  climate change  comes with major public health implications, like the spread of disease as  climate refugees  flee their homelands and live in close-packed conditions with inadequate sanitation. What we're now growing to understand is that this includes not just physical, but also  mental health . If world governments don't rise to the challenge, they could face a human-made mental health crisis at a very large scale. On the most superficial level, the connection is probably pretty easy to make: Climate change can create stress, which can exacerbate or trigger mental health problems. In addition to depression, people may experience anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and a variety of other intense emotional responses to changing conditions. In 2017, severe hurricanes highlighted the fact that surviving a major storm can leave people with a significant psychological legacy. In the aftermath of  Hurricane Sandy , for example, people developed anxiety, PTSD and survivor's guilt in ...
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Trump's troubling use of language is straight out of '1984' 26.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Times’ Dec. 19 editorial, “Talking about climate change in Orwellian doublespeak doesn’t make it go away,” began with this sentence: “If President Trump were a reader of books, we’d recommend a nearly 70-year-old novel to him because it illustrates nicely both the absurdity and...

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