User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Column: David Koch's real legacy is the dark money network of rich right-wingers 24.8.2019 LA Times: Business

David Koch leaves a raft of right-wing policies behind him, but his real innovation was creating a dark money network.

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Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix 23.8.2019 Raw Story
Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts fear could undermine efforts to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, AFP can reveal. The guidance appears to encourage high-polluting sectors to take the cheapest route towards limiting global warming, potentially decoupling emissions cuts from the temperature goals outlined […]
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The impact of Jay Inslee’s climate-focused 2020 candidacy 22.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is no longer vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, bringing an end to a candidacy devoted almost entirely to climate action. But his departure comes as concern about climate change is galvanizing voters, pushing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to consider sanctioning a debate devoted exclusively to the issue. Meanwhile, some […]
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Opinion: Foolish president! Carmakers are smart to ignore Trump's auto emissions rollback 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The clean-car standard is one of the federal government's most important environmental and public health policies.

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Jorge Ramos Serves Up Green New Deal Propaganda on Facebook Watch 21.8.2019 NewsBusters
If a recent episode of “Real America” is any indication, then the purpose of the partnership between Facebook and Univision appears to be little more than to allow host Jorge Ramos to indulge the fringiest left-wing policies under the guise of ...
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Agriculture’s role in climate change draws scrutiny from 2020 Democrats 21.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Democratic presidential contenders are increasingly singling out agriculture as the next great frontier for climate action, pushing plans that would empower rural and farming communities while addressing the sector’s contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. That trend represents a mounting scientific consensus that any effective efforts to counter global warming will need to involve overhauling land […]
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Wealthy nations won’t be spared economic climate impacts, new study finds 20.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Failing to adequately address climate change could do significant damage to the U.S. economy and to global markets by the end of the century, new research out this week shows. The study, published in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) on Monday, is not the first to highlight the dramatic economic cost of allowing […]
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Blasted as Climate Change Hypocrites After Taking Two Private Jets in One Week 19.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The flights would have generated seven times more carbon emissions per person than a standard commercial flight.
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Study finds invasive insects are a big contributor to climate change 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Invasive insects like the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer — which are steadily marching across Minnesota and the rest of the country, feasting on trees and ultimately killing them — are also contributing to climate change, according to a newly released study.
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CNN Touts Teenage Global Warming Alarmist 18.8.2019 NewsBusters
On New Day Sunday, CNN promoted global warming activist Greta Thunberg as the climate alarmist prepared for a publicity stunt to precede her appearance at the United Nations climate summit, The Swedish teen made a name for herself among the left in a speech last year railing against adults for not doing more to stop global warming, which was highlighted by CNN at the ...
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California is gaining allies in its emissions standards war with Trump 16.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
More and more states and automakers are uniting behind California in a nationwide debate over vehicle emissions standards, as tensions between the Golden State and President Donald Trump’s administration come to a head. A growing coalition of states is supporting California’s efforts to demand cleaner and more efficient vehicles, at a time when the Environmental […]
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The insect apocalypse is coming: Here are five lessons we must learn 15.8.2019 Raw Story
In a recent report, scientists warn of a precipitous drop in the world’s insect population. We need to pay close attention, as over time, this could be just as catastrophic to humans as it is to insects. Special attention must be paid to the principal drivers of this insect decline, because while climate change is adding to […]
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Colorado revs toward an electric car future, compelled by climate change and air pollution 15.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Compelled by climate change and air pollution, Colorado air commissioners are expected to require automakers to offer more electric models starting in 2023.
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Turning rotten food and poop into energy: Investors smell an opportunity 15.8.2019 LA Times: Business

U.S. investors are beginning to smell an opportunity in the waste-to-energy market, where livestock dung and food garbage is traded.

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Fracking in U.S. And Canada Linked to Worldwide Atmospheric Methane Spike 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The commercialization of shale gas and oil in the 21st century has dramatically increased global methane emissions", said the scientist behind the study.
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Bipartisan meetings, informal conversations seek common ground on Minnesota's energy future 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Conversations on Minnesota’s next moves on clean energy have continued this summer despite the lack of any significant policy agreements during the legislative session.
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‘It’s not our plastic’: Fossil fuels? Plastic? Trump says more is better 14.8.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has seen the future and it is oil. And plastic. Where most environmental scientists and most US allies fear that overuse of fossil fuels is driving the planet into crisis, the US president spies only opportunity. In a speech on Tuesday to hundreds of workers building a new Shell petrochemical factory near […]
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Climate deniers get more media play than scientists: study 14.8.2019 Raw Story
Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fuelling public confusion and slowing the response to global warming, researchers reported Tuesday. From 2000 through 2016, hundreds of academics, business people and politicians who doubted global warming or attributed rising temperatures to “natural” causes got 50 percent more ink […]
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29 US states and cities sue Trump over climate protections 14.8.2019 Raw Story
A coalition of 22 US states and seven cities on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration to block it from easing restrictions on coal-burning power plants. Trump has set about systematically dismantling environmental regulations put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama, including the Clean Power Plan, which called for cuts to greenhouse gas emissions […]
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