User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Emissions
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Climate change not on agenda for next G7 summit: Trump White House 17.10.2019 Raw Story
Climate change will not be on the agenda of next year’s G7 summit, to be held at US President Donald Trump’s Florida golf club, the White House said on Thursday. The announcement marks the latest development in Trump’s running battle against nearly all forms of environmental regulation that has seen his administration pull out of […]
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From Hanoi Jane to Climate Hypocrite, Fonda Does It All 16.10.2019 NewsBusters
Jane Fonda keeps pulling off the impossible in Hollywood. The Oscar winner stepped away from cameras in 1990 only to stage an improbable comeback with the 2005 hit Monster in Law. She was in her mid-60s at the time in an industry where turning 40 can stop a career cold.Now, at 81, Fonda stars in her own celebrated Netflix comedy, Grace and Frankie. The series treats aging with humor and respect, giving Fonda yet another showcase for her gifts.   ...
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Amanpour Lets Jane Fonda Tout Climate Alarmism, Inspired by Thunberg 16.10.2019 NewsBusters
On Monday's Amanpour and Company on PBS, host Christiane Amanpour gave liberal actress Jane Fonda a forum to promote her alarmist views on global warming, picking up on the veteran political activist's recent push to hold a weekly protest outside the U.S. Capitol on the issue. The liberal activist railed against the fossil fuel industry, fearmongered about there allegedly being only a decade left in which to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and complained that American "individualism" is a ...
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Study predicts ‘frightening future’ for North American birds, with two-thirds of species extinct by 2100 if earth warms more than 1.5 degrees 12.10.2019 Raw Story
“There’s hope in this report, but first, it’ll break your heart if you care about birds and what they tell us about the ecosystems we share with them. It’s a bird emergency.” In a new study published Thursday by the National Audubon Society, scientists say that saving hundreds of bird species from extinction by the […]
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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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In Minnesota, a new push to fight climate change — and make money — from forests 10.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Programs that pay landowners to keep carbon sequestered in forests are beginning to spread, now that California has a cap and trade system designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some say Minnesota should be a bigger player in the carbon offset market.
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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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Colorado senator who said climate is changing for the better invited to discuss climate policy at CU Boulder 8.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A state senator who earlier this year claimed climate change is happening "in reverse" and "the planet is a thing that heals itself" has been invited to hold a public discussion on climate policy at the University of Colorado Boulder this week.
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Editorial: It was a terrible idea to build a new freeway in Los Angeles County. Now it's on hold for good 6.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

No, California should not plow new highways to far-flung subdivisions when the state is trying to convince people to drive less to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming.

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Column: The dirty history of L.A.'s smog 4.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ed Avol is a professor of clinical preventive medicine at USC's Keck medical school and a devoted 5K runner who's breathed L.A.'s air for some 50 years.

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The one word nobody wanted to say at the UN Climate Action Summit 2.10.2019 Raw Story
The leaders of more than 70 countries have made a promise that sounds nothing short of revolutionary. By 2050, they say they will reach “net zero,” putting no more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than can be somehow canceled out. While the net zero buzzword was as ubiquitous at last week’s United Nations Climate Action […]
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Opinion: When deciding what foods to eat for lunch, consider climate change 29.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Production of animal-based foods accounts for about two-thirds of agricultural carbon emissions.

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Climate curious: What are the best carbon-capturing trees to plant? 27.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Our expert says: All trees are helpful in mitigating the effects of climate change, so it’s best to plant a variety to build resilience in your tree cover.
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To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment 27.9.2019 TechCrunch
In a move to correct the imbalance of power between technologically sophisticated corporations and the lawmakers who regulate them, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing that Congress reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment. It’s a move that gets deep into the weeds of how policy making in Washington works, but it’s something that Warren […]
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Soros Gave Global Climate Strike Partners More than $24M 27.9.2019 NewsBusters
While 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has become the face of the climate strike movement, it's no longer gatherings of children. A litany of well-funded, left-wing activist groups have partnered to generate a week of climate protests known as the “Global Climate Strike:” Sept 20, through 27, bookending the U.N. climate conference. ...
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New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of global wheat crop by 2100 26.9.2019 Raw Story
Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, “the increase in the frequency and extent of adverse weather extremes and related shocks on the production side would be unprecedented.” Underscoring the necessity of aggressive action to combat human-caused global warming, research published Wednesday warns that the majority of the world’s wheat fields […]
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California polluters may soon buy carbon “offsets” from the Amazon — is that ethical? 26.9.2019 Raw Story
Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have outraged the world. But what can people living far from the world’s largest rainforest do to save it? California thinks it has an answer. On Sept. 19, the California Air Resources Board endorsed the Tropical Forest Standard, which sets the groundwork for electric utilities, oil refineries and other California […]
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Editorial: Trump's EPA is playing politics with California instead of working to clean up the air 26.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's latest attack on California is so transparently spiteful that it would almost be laughable if we weren't talking about a habitable planet.

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