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What if hundreds of thousands of people marched for scientific truth—and the media yawned? 24.4.2017 Daily Kos
If you watched the round of Sunday talk shows, it was easy to miss the fact that hundreds of thousands marched across the country and around the world this weekend in defense of science, reason, logic, and the value of facts . In hundreds of "March for Science" events from Boston to Sydney, Australia, engineers, researchers and teachers took a break from the lab to apply their ingenuity to colorful protest placards. … While the events were non-partisan according to organizers, many marchers were in effect protesting Trump's proposal to sharply cut federal science and research budgets and his administration's skepticism about climate change and the need to slow global warming. The marches were large, colorful, and important. They were also also both peaceful and accompanied by thoughtful speeches, both of which are things the media hates .  Most of the Sunday news shows failed to cover the worldwide March for Science protests, an international demonstration partly meant to draw attention to President ...
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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more 24.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. With less chilly winters, Americans will be more likely to get outdoors, increasing their physical activity by as much as 2.5 percent by the end of the century, according to a new study in Monday’s edition of the journal Nature Human Behaviour . Places like North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine are likely to see the most dramatic incre...
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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more 24.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Places like North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine are likely to see the most dramatic increases in physical activity, usually the result of more walking. A rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.
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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more 24.4.2017 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds....
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Maher: Unlike Syria, US 'Gassing People' w CO2; GOPers Are 'Stupid' 24.4.2017 NewsBusters
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, far left comedian Bill Maher hyperbolically likened Syrian dictator Bashar Assad gassing people to death with chemical weapons to the United States "gassing them" "slower with CO2" as he fretted over global warming. He also mocked Republicans as "stupid" for not believing in global warming, and, as he interviewed author Hanna Rosin, he lambasted men as "whiny little ...
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Thousands of People All Over the World Are Marching for Science 22.4.2017 Mother Jones
— Pema Levy (@pemalevy) April 22, 2017 Glinda Cooper, science dir at @innocence project, calls for fed funding to fix forensic sci & and prevent wrongful conviction #ScienceMarch pic.twitter.com/IDSOetZoqR — Jeremy Schulman (@jeremyschulman) April 22, 2017 12:48 pm EST Mother Jones reporter Pema Levy talks to scientists at the DC march: Atmospheric scientists see worse than rain in the forecast pic.twitter.com/8hn43WfSaR — Pema Levy (@pemalevy) April 22, 2017 He is a microbiologist. He's standing in the rain because politicians are ignoring science and global warming pic.twitter.com/VQ2WTAX1Fu — Pema Levy (@pemalevy) April 22, 2017 Mike Khan is a microbiologist at Washington State University. He said scientists are looking at issues like global warming and realizing they need to speak out publicly about the problem. "Science says we are going in some awfully bad places, and a lot of politicians are not willing to accept that," he said. "I'm out here in the rain because I think that's a problem." This ...
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Science is core to wildlife conservation 22.4.2017 The Moderate Voice
The human impact on wildlife is growing more and more every year – not only due to global warming but also through agriculture gobbling up more and more land, habitat destruction, hunting and poaching, transportation… most of the things we do as a society have a negative impact on wildlife, when they’re done excessively. Biologists ...
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Finding teachable moments in the March for Science 21.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's March for Science. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event -- and its aftermath -- can help engage young people.
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Climate change as genocide 21.4.2017 Le Monde Diplomatique

Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O'Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries — Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan — as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. “We are at a critical point in history,” he declared. “Already at the (...)

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UK aims for first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution 21.4.2017 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- Britain expects Friday to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn't depended on coal for electricity....
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Educators on a hot topic: Global warming 101 21.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's march. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event -- and its aftermath -- can help engage young people.
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Saving the Planet Goes Local 21.4.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Of all the Trump administration’s policies, the one most likely to cause damage that can’t be undone may not be deporting immigrants or throwing poor people off Medicaid or outsourcing our foreign policy to the Kremlin. Rather, it could well be a cessation of efforts to combat climate change. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is cumulative; even a later reversal of the Trump administration’s fossil fuel–friendly policies would not be able to undo the damage about to be done. Even by the environmentally retrograde standards of his party, Donald Trump stands out as an extreme climate-science denier: Cold winter weather in New York prompts him to tweet that global warming has been proven a hoax. He hates wind farms (partly because they threaten the views from one of his Scottish golf resorts). On the campaign trail, Trump vowed to repeal President Obama’s pro-climate regulations and all ...
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Inaction on Climate Change Equals Human Annihilation 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Only dramatic and concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm. (Photo: Asian Development Bank ) Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O'Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries -- Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan -- as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. "We are at a critical point in history," he declared . "Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N."  Without coordinated international action, he added, "people will simply starve to death [or] suffer and die from disease." Major famines have, of course, occurred before, but never in memory on such a scale in ...
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Surprise us, Mr. President, and embrace the Paris climate agreement 19.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Donald Trump has been president for only three months and already he’s given up or reversed course or been stymied on a wide range of campaign promises. Given how awful some of those ideas were — ending Obamacare, declaring China a currency manipulator, ordering a blanket federal hiring freeze...

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Think Progress Attacks NY Times For Hiring Climate 'Denier' 18.4.2017 NewsBusters
Climate Progress founding editor Joe Romm is furious with The New York Times for hiring a person he claims is an “extreme climate science denier.” Romm was referring to Pulitzer Prize winner Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal. His rant on Think Progress against the paper included Holocaust denialism and the ...
You can't consume your way out of global warming 18.4.2017 Boing Boing
When inventor and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient Saul Griffith started reading papers about global warning that were written in 1974 (the same year he was born) he discovered that "all the problems we face today are familiar from 43 years ago. All the proposed solutions are similar. Merely the motivation was a little different." In this episode of For Future Reference , a new podcast from Institute for the Future, David Pescovitz and I talk with Griffith about how we need new mindsets as much as new technologies to alleviate climate change. Please subscribe to For Future Reference a podcast series about the expanding horizons of science, technology, and culture over the next decade: iTunes , RSS , ...
Bees succeed against the odds, even when solitary. 18.4.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
What are those small fliers hanging about the wall or the bank? They are not hoverflies because they seem to have nest holes, yet they don’t sting or buzz much either! The solitary bees and the mining bees are just one branch of the great bankers of our fruit tree heritage. They, along with the humble Bumblers, form a major corporation of the pollinators. Here’s a (very) brief life of little Andrena, plagued by cuckoos who are fellow bees. This does remind you of the commercial world of grab and take when you can!
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Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy' 18.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call "river piracy" and they blame global warming.
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Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy' 17.4.2017 AP Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call "river piracy" and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a large glacier in northwest Canada last year suddenly switched from one river to another....
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It's spring: Time to save the planet 16.4.2017 Daily Kos
Upcoming weeks offer several opportunities to join the fight against global warming. And in the age of a Donald Trump administration, the environment needs all the friends it can get. Trump is proposing to cut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by as much as 31 percent. Climate change research and international climate change programs would be eliminated, as would core initiatives to protect air and water quality. A Trump budget would slash the EPA workforce by 19 percent, cutting 3,200 employees. Many regulations affecting fossil fuel industries such as oil, gas, and coal would disappear. After all, budget director Mick Mulvaney considers government funds spent on climate change “ a waste of your money .” We’re not going to change Trump’s climate change-denying ways. But there are many ways to fight for the environment on our own. We can keep up the pressure with phone calls to lawmakers—if they hear from enough of us, we can kill the EPA cuts just as we killed Trumpcare. We can attend ...
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