User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Climate Change Generation Needs to Know What's Coming 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Misinformation is a tool of oppression and it has no place in classrooms.
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New Report Shows How World Bank Enables Corporate Land Grabs 24.4.2019 Truthout.com
A new report underscores the need for public institutions focused on regenerative development, not agribusiness.

The post New Report Shows How World Bank Enables Corporate Land Grabs appeared first on Truthout.

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The real climate change controversy: Whether to engineer the planet in order to fix it 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 1965, leading scientists of the day produced a report for President Lyndon B. Johnson on the rampant pollution of the environment. It included a section that summed up their understanding of climate change.

“Through his worldwide industrial civilization, Man is unwittingly conducting a vast...

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Bill McKibben on how humans’ disconnection from nature is harming the environment 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Bill McKibben’s first book, “The End of Nature,” was a clarion call on global warming, employing a conversational tone that inspired readers to take up the cause and launching McKibben as the nation's leading environmental writer for the general public. Three decades and more than a dozen books...

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Maine AFL-CIO Is First to Support a State-Level Green New Deal Bill 23.4.2019 Truthout.com
Maine lawmakers will hold a hearing today on a new climate and jobs bill.

The post Maine AFL-CIO Is First to Support a State-Level Green New Deal Bill appeared first on Truthout.

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Daily Digest: Lawmakers return to a full plate 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Catch up on politics and government news from around the region.
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Edison asks for bigger profits, says bills would rise $14.40 a month for the average home 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s major monopoly utilities asked regulators Monday to approve higher profits for their shareholders amid a growing risk of destructive fires. The biggest request came from Southern California Edison, where the average household customers could see an annual bill increase of more than...

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Earth Day founder to young people, Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Don’t let anyone tell you what’s impossible’ 23.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Denis Hayes, the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day, in April 1970, said on Monday that the upcoming 50th anniversary next year will be “the largest, most diverse action in human history.” The goal is to engage three billion people around the world with a focus on climate change. Thanks to a resurgence […]
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Most teachers don't teach climate change; 4 in 5 parents wish they did 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55 percent of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change and 46 percent of parents haven't discussed it with their kids.
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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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SCE says investors need bigger profits because of fire risks 21.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The fallout from Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy is spreading to Southern California, where customers of the state’s second-largest electric utility could see their energy bills rise by $290 million a year — if federal officials allow the utility to reward shareholders with dramatically higher...

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A professor of astrophysics explains why humans are on the path to self-destruction: ‘Not the first time there’s been a civilization in the universe’ 21.4.2019 Raw Story

The planet is transitioning under our onslaught to a new era called the Anthropocene. This era is the product of violent conquest, warfare, slavery, genocide and the Industrial Revolution, which began about 200 years ago and saw humans start to burn a hundred million years of sunlight stored in the ...

The post A professor of astrophysics explains why humans are on the path to self-destruction: ‘Not the first time there’s been a civilization in the universe’ appeared first on Raw Story.

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Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience 20.4.2019 Truthout.com
Peaceful demonstrators protested government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis.

The post Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience appeared first on Truthout.

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Noam Chomsky: The focus on Russia handed Trump a huge gift — and possibly even the 2020 election 20.4.2019 Raw Story

As Attorney General William Barr releases Robert Mueller’s long-anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about what he sees as the political perils of “Russiagate.” Transcript This is a rush ...

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David Attenborough: We're Facing 'Collapse of Society' 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"In the 20 years since I first started talking about the impact of climate change on our world, conditions have changed far faster than I ever imagined," Attenborough says in a new film.
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California gives out too many tax breaks. And it’s losing billions on them each year 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

What a concept! After blindly giving out generous tax breaks for years, take a hard look to see whether they’re actually benefiting the state.

Do they create jobs? Lure businesses to California? Keep them here? Help companies expand? Fight climate change?

Our legislators and governors should have...

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Elizabeth Warren Raises the Pressure on the Military to Take Climate Change Seriously 17.4.2019 Mother Jones
Of all the federal agencies in Trump’s Washington, the Department of Defense might be the one least equipped to dismiss climate change given its obvious danger to the safety of coastal bases and troops. But the military’s tendency to prioritize more immediate threats has been a recurring problem, especially when the current commander in chief […]
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Maine’s Green New Deal bill first in country to be backed by labor unions 17.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Maine American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), which represents over 160 local labor unions across the state, announced its support Tuesday for the state’s recently introduced Green New Deal legislation. This is the first Green New Deal-branded proposal to be backed by an AFL affiliate. “We face twin crises of […]
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Bill Weld Launches Primary Challenge To Trump 16.4.2019 Outside the Beltway
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has officially joined the race for the 2020 Republican Presidential nomination
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Warren proposes 10 times more renewables on public lands and a ban on new fossil fuel leases 15.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) released a detailed plan to protect public lands Monday, a proposal that includes boosting renewable energy and a day one executive action banning all new fossil fuel leases. The proposal is in stark contrast to actions taken under the Trump administration, which has opened more land than […]
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