User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough 14.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production.

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Is The DCCC Blacklist Backfiring? 14.10.2019 Crooks Liars
A reminder: As soon as Blue Dog/New Dem Cheri Bustos grabbed the DCCC chair for herself, she instituted an aggressive new policy aimed at progressives challenging Blue Dogs and New Dems (like herself). Bustos officially declared that any campaign consultants, vendors, polling firms, strategists or operatives who worked for a campaign running against an incumbent would be blacklisted by the DCCC. (It's worth noting that several dozen current members of Congress, including some who demanded the action from Bustos-- like Henry Cuellar-- were originally elected by challenging incumbents.) The Chair immediately went on the offensive against Marie Newman's campaign in a Chicagoland district occupied by anti-Choice, anti-gay, anti-healthcare, anti-immigrant, (face it, Anti-Woman) Blue Dog Dan Lipinski, one of the worst Democrats in Congress. Marie nearly beat him in 2018 when close to a million dollars in right wing sewer money-- including from the Murdoch family-- flooded into the district in a smear campaign ...
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Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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Google Has Made Some Generous Contributions to Climate Change Deniers 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. Among hundreds of groups the company has listed on its website as beneficiaries […]
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What Did Hurricane Dorian Do to the Bahamas’ Coral Reefs? 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the people of the Bahamas struggle to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm in the nation’s history, a team of scientists is setting out to assess the damage to the vibrant coral reefs that are […]
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Can we still trust science? Mostly yes 13.10.2019 Raw Story
In December 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes published a study in Science magazine, refuting the assertion that climate science is highly uncertain. In a literature survey of 928 papers, she found that 75% either explicitly or implicitly accepted the consensus explanation of human-caused global warming, while 25% of which took no position, dealing with other […]
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Opinion: The Sylmar area has burned three times in recent years. What are we thinking? 13.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Saddleridge is the third major fire to erupt in the Sylmar area over the last 11 years. Homes built in fire zones have turned what we call "wildfires" into "structural fires."

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Jane Fonda arrested in climate protest at US Capitol 12.10.2019 Raw Story
Oscar-winner Jane Fonda was arrested Friday outside the US Capitol where she was protesting climate change and demanding action to protect the environment. The 81-year-old film star, longtime activist and exercise guru was taken into custody with several others after 10 minutes of protesting on the Capitol steps, video posted on Fonda’s Facebook page showed. […]
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‘Remember when Google’s thing was DO NO EVIL?’: Report reveals how internet giant funds climate villains 11.10.2019 Raw Story
“For the last damn time: Big. Tech. Is. Not. Your. Friend.” Google, whose unofficial company motto was once “Don’t be evil,” counts major deniers of the climate crisis among the groups “that receive the most substantial contributions” from the tech giant’s U.S. Government Affairs and Public Policy team. “It ought to be disqualifying to support […]
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Climate curious: What is THE most important thing a person can do to fight climate change? 11.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With limited time and resources, individuals, companies and governments are searching for the actions that will make the biggest dent in the emissions contributing to climate change. But there is no silver bullet.
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PG&E Was Once Part of the Climate-Denial Machine That Helped Fuel California’s Blackout Crisis 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
Rather than take the chance that its downed power lines would spark another blaze like last year’s Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the largest utility in California, shut off the power for more than 600,000 of its 16 million customers this week. Climate change has helped wildfires spread far and wide and lengthened […]
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize 11.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
This year's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate comes from a part of the world that most people almost never think about.
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Why Barack Obama was particularly unsuited to live up to the ideals of the Nobel Peace Prize 11.10.2019 Raw Story
Why Barack Obama was particularly unsuited to live up to the ideals of the Nobel Peace Prize A decade ago, in October 2009, Barack Obama learned that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was uncomfortable with the prize, saying that he didn’t feel that he deserved “to be in the company of so […]
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Why Jane Fonda is moving to Washington (for now) 11.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Jane Fonda is moving to Washington to protest the lack of U.S. action on global warming. She talks about climate change, activism and being 81 in Hollywood.

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The Hill Elevates Steyer’s Plan Targeting ‘Unchecked Capitalism’ 11.10.2019 NewsBusters
The Hill pulled its punches when it reported liberal mega-donor 2020 candidate Tom Steyer's recently released economic plan, which included “election reform measures, a wealth tax and a mandatory minimum wage ...
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Opinion: As a birder, I see the effects of climate change every day. Now, Audubon has quantified the threat 10.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A new Audubon report sounds the alarm on the effects of climate change on birds

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California's huge, humiliating power outages expose the vulnerabilities of PG&E's power grid 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California utilities are woefully behind on maintenance and new power systems to prevent long-term blackouts.

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Editorial: Fighting climate change globally takes political courage at home, Mayor Garcetti 10.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Kudos to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti for taking on climate change on the global stage. Now let's see some results on the ground in Los Angeles.

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Teen Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to strike Friday with Denver climate activists 10.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who gained notoriety after speaking in front of the United Nations Climate Action Summit and being mocked by President Donald Trump is participating in a strike Friday in Denver.
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New York Times Hails Cultish, Disruptive Extinction Rebellion Protests as 'Worth a Try' 9.10.2019 NewsBusters
Extinction Rebellion, a burgeoning radical group of self-proclaimed environmentalists, that originated in England in the summer of 2018, now has a following among the hard left in America, as they do the usual left-wing protest things, like disrupting the commutes of ordinary people trying to get through the day. In two reportesr the New York Times blandly took notes on the truly bizarre, End Times-apocalyptic nature of this movement (which may not be as much about “saving the planet” after all), and tried to mainstream the disturbing group best they ...
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