User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Letters to the Editor: Fine, stay in Europe. We'll be here to care for our fellow Californians 27.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A UC Berkeley professor contemplates staying in Finland instead of returning to fire-ravaged California. How very American of him.

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Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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Farmers Are Plagued by Debt and Climate Crisis. Trump Has Made Things Worse. 26.9.2020 Truthout.com
Experts suggest that the U.S. must urgently look inward to address its own climate-related food security ...
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Seas Are Rising. We Must Create Climate-Resilient Infrastructure — Now. 25.9.2020 Truthout.com
A house sits submerged in floodwaters
Activists everywhere can fight for climate resilience at the local level.
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Greenwashing Capitalism Won’t Heal the Planet 24.9.2020 Truthout.com
To truly heal the planet we have no alternative but to replace our current economic paradigm with a more equitable ...
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Editorial: Goodbye and good riddance to gas-powered cars 24.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Time is running out to prevent climate change disaster. Gavin Newsom's mandate to phase out gas-powered cars by 2035 may even be too late.

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Voters Want to Use Climate Change Policies to Rebuild the Economy After COVID 23.9.2020 Truthout.com
A new poll shows that voters want job training for workers who left the fossil fuel industry as well as a carbon ...
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2 Years Ago, Scientists Warned Us Dead Trees Would Fuel Unpredictable Wildfires. Now It’s Happening. 22.9.2020 Mother Jones
Nearly 150 million trees died in California between 2010 and 2018, officials estimated last year—one of the worst tree die-off events in state history. Its ramifications, experts predicted, would be sweeping, from a surge in carbon emissions to a loss in tourism dollars. At the time, researchers also issued another ominous warning: The dead tree […]
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Arctic summer sea ice second lowest on record: US researchers 22.9.2020 Raw Story
Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming. Arctic sea ice melts in summer and reforms in winter, but precise satellite imagery taken regularly since 1979 documented how the cycle has […]
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Over 170 Environmentalists Sign Letter Urging Against Green Party “Protest Vote” 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
Activists who mainstreamed the Green Party’s Green New Deal say electoral math is just as unforgiving as climate ...
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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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Oregon Republican Who Blocked Climate Change Bill Loses Home To Wildfires 16.9.2020 Crooks Liars
Not much to say about this. I suspect that this state senator given the opportunity would do the exact same thing he did last year that prevented a vote of a climate change bill. These type of people are usually beyond redemption. Source: The Independent An Oregon Republican state senator who previously prevented a vote on a climate change bill, has had his house destroyed in wildfires. Fred Girod was one of 11 Oregon state senators who refused to turn up to the state Capitol in June 2019, which prevented quorum for a vote on climate change legislation. The bill was an attempt to pass a cap-and-trade proposal, which would set a limit on pollution and aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically by 2050 and help combat climate change in the state, according to Labor411. The 69-year-old, alongside 11 of his colleagues refused to attend the session, which prevented the 18 Democratic state senators from reaching quorum, which needed 20 officials present. The Oregon state Democrats attempted to pass a ...
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‘This is a travesty’: Climate denier who has argued in favor of fossil fuel emissions named to leadership role at NOAA 15.9.2020 Raw Story
“He’s not just in left field—he’s not even near the ballpark.” Climate scientists were aghast Monday at the news that David Legates, a University of Delaware professor who has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that human activity is causing the climate crisis and has claimed that carbon dioxide emissions are beneficial, has been named by the Trump administration […]
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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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UN Chief: Humanity Is “Doomed” If Nations Don’t Cooperate on Climate Soon 8.9.2020 Truthout.com
UN Chief: Humanity Is “Doomed” If Nations Don’t Cooperate on Climate Soon
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California to let gas plants stay open as time runs low for climate action 2.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

After rolling blackouts, state officials voted to allow four fossil fuel power plants near Los Angeles to keep operating past 2020.

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Why Do Oil Companies Care So Much About Your Carbon Footprint 31.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. If only there were an app that would let you track your personal carbon footprint in real-time, like a FitBit. You could watch the weight of your emissions grow as you drove to the store, took a bus to […]
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Editorial: California is leading again on clean trucks and cleaner air 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California has taken big steps toward slashing emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks that contribute heavily to smog, soot and planet-warming gases.

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Republicans at the Convention Did Not Lay Out a Plan for Climate Change—Much Less Acknowledge It 29.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Republican National Convention, dominated by veneration of Donald Trump and bleak warnings of the dangers of socialism, has completely ignored the climate crisis, an omission that has disturbed some conservatives who warn the party risks being left behind […]
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Letters to the Editor: California is now the world's warning on climate change 22.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Extreme thunderstorms, massive wildfires, prolonged heatwaves -- California will only get more of these without action on climate change.

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