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Guns, religion and climate change intensify Nigeria’s deadly farmer-herder clashes 22.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was about 1:30 a.m. and the dance party was winding down. Dozens of teenagers and twenty-somethings had been celebrating for hours in late December at a church gathering in Kutura, a village in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state.

Somebody turned off the generator powering the party. As the kids...

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Trump’s pick to lead climate security panel calls climate science ‘a cult’ 21.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
In his ongoing war with U.S. intelligence agencies, President Donald Trump is now challenging the military’s longstanding conclusion that climate change poses a serious national security threat to America, appointing a fringe climate science denier to lead the effort. Trump has decided to assemble a Presidential Committee on Climate Security, spearheaded by William Happer, one of […]
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Scientists Slam White House Climate Change Panel 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The ice doesn’t care what this administration thinks. It’s just going to keep melting," climate change expert, David W Titley, told Newsweek.
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Why California should turn down Trump’s offer to raise Shasta Dam 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If the Trump administration wanted to increase California’s water supply by the most cost-effective means possible, it would immediately drop its attempt to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet.

It would instead put $1.5 billion — the cost of the proposed Shasta enlargement, in 2019 dollars — toward a...

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Trump Is Considering a Fervent Climate Denier to Lead a White House Panel Assessing Climate Change Risk 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
A prominent climate denier, William Happer, will reportedly head up the White House’s latest effort to cast doubt on the threat of climate change. According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is assembling a panel to assess climate change impacts on national security in a possible effort to question the connection that has been repeatedly affirmed by federal reports, agencies, and intelligence and […]
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A New Report Says Trump Plans to Fire Dan Coats. Here’s What Made Their Relationship So Rocky. 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
Nine days before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, he compared American intelligence officers to Nazis. Since that inauspicious start, the intelligence community has been viewed as more foe than friend by a president more inclined than most to disagree with its assessments. Caught in the middle of that tense relationship is Dan Coats, a former […]
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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Disgraced lobbyist joins anti-Green New Deal effort as opposition to resolution takes shape 21.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Opposition to the Green New Deal is swiftly taking shape, with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff now attached to an effort targeting progressive initiatives including the sweeping resolution to combat climate change. A new political action committee (PAC) was launched on Feb. 7 — the Protect American Values PAC — according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) […]
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How Elizabeth Warren Could Make Child Care a 2020 Progressive Litmus Test 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
The early days of the 2020 Democratic primary have been defined by candidates rushing to embrace progressive policy ideas, with a string of candidates throwing their support behind leftist ideas on issues like climate change, tax policy, and health care. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren added a new category to that leftward shift, releasing a proposal […]
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It’s Possible to Face Climate Horrors and Still Find Hope 20.2.2019 Truthout.com
David Wallace-Wells, who catalyzed the climate emergency movement, examines likely outcomes of the crisis in a new book.

The post It’s Possible to Face Climate Horrors and Still Find Hope appeared first on Truthout.

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Do The Math: Cheaper To Take Action On Climate Than Wait 20.2.2019 Crooks Liars
Morning Joe invited authors David Wallace-Wells and Michael Mann to talk about the urgency of doing something about climate change. "So what are three steps that you would -- what are three tangible steps that you would tell every presidential candidate that cares about this issue they should be talking about? one, two, three," Joe Scarborough said. "I think it's sort of all hands on deck, all solutions are necessary. I think a dramatic carbon tax that probably approaches the scale of a ban on much carbon use," said David Wallace-Wells. "I think a really aggressive investment in green energy and major investment in rebuilding our infrastructure so it is less carbon intensive. There's also agriculture. There's air travel. So many things. Life in the modern world has a carbon footprint and we need to cut that footprint everywhere." "There are things we can do as individuals that reduce carbon emissions and there are 'no regrets' actions. They make us feel better, save us money. but personal action alone ...
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These are the strange and paradoxical reasons white evangelical women love Donald Trump 20.2.2019 Raw Story

During the US president Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in early February, House Democratic women showed up clad all in white. The colour, a nod to the suffragettes, was meant to show their displeasure with the president’s policies towards women, climate change and immigration. But Trump’s...

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New York Times columnist writes op-ed filled with falsehoods on Pelosi and Green New Deal 20.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Readers turning to the New York Times opinion pages this weekend may have left feeling confused about the urgency of climate change and where Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stands on the issue. The main thrust of the op-ed written by columnist Bret Stephens is to argue that Pelosi has an “incrementalist approach to […]
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U.S. and China Redefining the Terms of War 20.2.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Today, war means so much more than military combat, writes Michael T. Klare. It can take place even as the leaders of the warring powers meet to negotiate.  By Michael T. Klare TomDispatch.com In his highly acclaimed 2017 book, “Destined for War,” Harvard professor…Read more →
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'Green News Report' - February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Bill to avoid a government shutdown protects wildlife refuges, but Trump's 'national emergency' puts them all back on the chopping block; PLUS: It's GNR's 10th anniversary and we still haven't saved the planet!... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Now celebrating 10 YEARS of ...
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Here’s why Mike Pence got humiliated when he tried to boost Trump overseas 19.2.2019 Raw Story

Vice President Mike Pence spends so much time in the Fox News/AM talk radio bubble that when he spoke at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday, February 16, he seemed taken aback by the icy reaction he received after mentioning President Donald Trump. Addressing the United States’ Eu...

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Amazon aims to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030 18.2.2019 TechCrunch
Perhaps hoping to distract from Greenpeace’s latest report on its “dirty cloud,” Amazon this morning announced a new environmental commitment, focused on reducing its carbon footprint. The company says it aims to reach 50 percent of all Amazon shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The company is calling this program “Shipment Zero.” Details on this […]
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Klobuchar touts rural electability during first campaign swing 18.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar positioned herself as something of an underdog, emphasizing her Midwestern roots and grit to appeal to voters in Iowa and Wisconsin as she seeks the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
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Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum 18.2.2019 Raw Story

In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to “press the reset button” with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better relations, this time with his own country. Promising that “America will be back” once Donald Trump leaves office, Biden won a standing ovation at...

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Former EPA Official Launches Dark Money Group to Promote Trump’s Energy Agenda 17.2.2019 Truthout.com
Mandy Gunasekara started the Energy 45 Fund after resigning from the Trump administration.

The post Former EPA Official Launches Dark Money Group to Promote Trump’s Energy Agenda appeared first on Truthout.

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