User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Climate Alarmist Barbra Streisand Flies Her Dogs 10,000 Miles for Performance 11.7.2019 NewsBusters
How big of a carbon footprint does a dog flying 10,000 miles roundtrip leave? Well, multiply that three times and that is the carbon footprint left by the three dogs (two of them cloned) belonging to Barbra Streisand who deemed it essential that her three fluffy pooches had to be in attendance when she gave a song performance at London's Hyde Park on Sunday. ...
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The fossil fuel industry is quietly undermining global climate talks, report says 25.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Fossil fuel industry giants such as Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell are maintaining an outsize presence at global climate discussions, working to undermine scientific consensus and slow policy progress, according to findings released Wednesday by an environmental monitoring organization.

The...

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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019 Truthout.com
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Want Clean Air? Let’s Talk Climate Change. 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For years, air quality and climate change have been like star-crossed lovers—inextricably linked, but never quite finding their way to each other in environmental policy and dialogue. Well in 2018, the two finally got hot and heavy thanks to several landmark reports and climate […]
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'Green News Report' - December 18, 2018 19.12.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Scandal-plagued Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is out; United Nations COP24 climate talks make progress on the Paris Agreement 'rule book'; Youth climate activists ratchet up the pressure; PLUS: Companies jump at U.S. offshore wind lease sale, shattering all previous records... All that and more in ...
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Nations at U.N. climate talks back universal emissions rules 16.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming.
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Americans got to vote on lots of energy measures in 2018 – and mostly rejected them 9.11.2018 Raw Story

Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These measures targeted everything from raising targets for the share of electricity drawn from renewable energy to charging a tax on carbon emissions. Campaigns to defeat these initiatives related to e...

The post Americans got to vote on lots of energy measures in 2018 – and mostly rejected them appeared first on Raw Story.

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Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been hailed as a "climate leader." Here's why that's not true.

The post Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice appeared first on Truthout.

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Okhla waste plant has no takers for tonnes of compost 15.3.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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China unveils ambitious plan to curb emissions 20.12.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
SHANGHAI — China is the world’s No. 1 polluter. It burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. It produces more than a quarter of the world’s human-caused global warming gases, nearly as much as North America and Europe put together. On Tuesday, the country set out to claim another title reflecting its ambitions to change all that: keeper of the world’s largest financial market devoted to cleaning up the air. China released plans to start a giant market to trade credits for the right to emit planet-warming greenhouse gases.
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China launches the world’s biggest carbon trading scheme 19.12.2017 L.A. Times - World News

China launched a nationwide carbon-trading scheme Tuesday, solidifying the country’s role as an emerging leader in the fight against climate change.

The market will initially cover about 1,700 of the country’s coal- and natural-gas-based power-generating companies, accounting for about 3 billion...

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California to collaborate with EU, China on carbon markets 8.11.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is further expanding California's cooperation with the European Union and China on fighting climate change....
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Gov. Jerry Brown and European Union leaders agree to work to combat climate change 8.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As political leaders and scientists from across the world gathered for a major conference on climate change in Europe, the Syrian government announced Tuesday that it would finally sign the Paris climate accord — two actions that highlight the Trump administration’s outlier position on climate...

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Gov. Jerry Brown says California could partner with EU, China to fight climate change 7.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Berthoud company converts waste wood into multi-use carbon product 25.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
James Gaspard points to a pile of charred logs, burned in the 2013 Black Forest fire, and says, "What else were they going to do with it?"
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Brown's first stops in China are in cities that look a lot like California 5.6.2017 L.A. Times - World News

A shaded promenade traces the river in this southern Chinese city that — when the smog blows away — fills with couples dancing to the sunrise. Nearly 900 miles east, leafy boulevards and mountainside parks cover the former imperial capital of Nanjing.

The first two stops on Gov. Jerry Brown’s China...

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California governor looks abroad for climate changes allies 1.6.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build foreign support for carbon-cutting efforts that have found resistance in Washington....
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With an Enemy Like Trump, Climate Activists Should Look Beyond the Paris Accord 22.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Trump's announcement that he intends to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement has generated outrage worldwide. But many climate activists who find such carbon-trading-dependent agreements woefully insufficient believe it's time for people worldwide to take the climate fight local, like at Standing Rock. President Obama, center right, joining other leaders for a photo at the UN climate change conference in Le Bourget, near Paris, on Novvember 30, 2015. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) The first local environmental campaign I ever got involved in was against Donald Trump. I was living in Aberdeen, Scotland, when, in March 2006 Trump announced his plans to convert one of my favorite nature sites north of Aberdeen into a golf course, hotel and housing complex. Menie Estate, which he had acquired, lay at the heart of a landscape and ecosystem unique within Scotland : a large expanse of shifting sand dunes, home to a diverse community of plants found only on acidic, sandy soils, and well known ...
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Australian leader rules out taxes on polluters 7.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Canberra, Australia • Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday ruled out making power companies pay for greenhouse gas pollution they create — a policy option that angered conservative government lawmakers when proposed by a minister this week. Malcolm Turnbull said a review of the government’s climate change policies next year aimed at achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030 would not include any measures that would inflate electricity bills. “We are not going to take any steps that w...
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