User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change 18.8.2019 Raw Story
Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. A bronze plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony starting around 1400 GMT to mark Okjokull — which translates to “Ok glacier” — in 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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Global Vegetation Growth Has Stalled for the Last 20 Years and Scientists May Now Know Why 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest results could have significant implications for our understanding of how the planet will adapt to climate change.
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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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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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The 9% Lie: Industrial Food & Climate Change 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Ronnie Cummins challenges the widely used official estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. agriculture. By Ronnie Cummins Independent Science News for Food and Agriculture The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and…Read more →
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US Agriculture Needs 21st-Century New Deal 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Three scholars look at what can be done for U.S. farms, where bankruptcies were already at a 10-year high before the floods this past spring.  Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa, May 29,…Read more →
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London University Bans Beef To Tackle Climate Change 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Goldsmiths College will become the first beef-free campus in Britain at the start of its autumn term.
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The UN’s bleak view of the planet’s future 13.8.2019 Raw Story
That we cannot take gun control seriously, that we can’t talk about abortion or race or tax cuts forthrightly and honestly spells big trouble for dealing with the kind of food and water shortages being laid out in a new report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report, which includes the […]
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Labor and Environment Movement’s Complex Stance on Green New Deal 13.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Aviva Chomsky reports on the complexities of labor’s response to the Green New Deal and little-known divisions over the plan within the environmental movement. By Aviva Chomsky TomDispatch.com When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what…Read more →
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Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis 13.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Aviva Chomsky reports on the complexities of labor’s response to the Green New Deal and little-known divisions over the plan within the environmental movement. By Aviva Chomsky TomDispatch.com When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what…Read more →
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Plants Will Get Boost From Rising CO2 Emissions but Only for Another 80 Years, Scientists Warn 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Forests "aren't, and won't be, a substitute for the first order of business—cutting fossil fuel emissions," the co-author of the study told Newsweek.
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Editorial: SoCal Gas' sleazy 'Astroturf' effort to keep fossil fuels flowing in California 11.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

An independent watchdog within the California Public Utilities Commission has accused the Southern California Gas of using ratepayer dollars to create a front group to lobby against policies designed to reduce greenhouse gases from homes and buildings — and then lying about it.

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Nets Hype Climate HYSTERIA: Save the Planet, Stop Eating Meat! 10.8.2019 NewsBusters
In the latest freak-out over climate change, on Thursday, all three broadcast networks warned of a new “alarming” United Nations report predicting threats to the global food supply and practically demanded that people become vegetarians to reduce methane emissions by cows. The coverage might as well have been delivered by Alexandria ...
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Planting Trees Is Good. Eliminating Deforestation is Better. 9.8.2019 Mother Jones
Every year, an estimated 15 billion trees are chopped down across the planet to make room for agricultural and urban lands and other uses. We’ve cut down so many, in fact, that what’s left is about half of the number of trees that the Earth supported before the rise of human civilization, and scientists warn […]
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Denver council pushes “pollution tax” on business to pay for climate change initiative 9.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A majority of Denver City Council members support a new tax on businesses that could raise $43 million per year for a climate change mitigation program. The proposal could go to voters for approval this fall.
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Major climate report emphasizes collective and individual action necessary to avert crisis 8.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A much-anticipated international climate report summary out Thursday carries a critical warning for people and corporations alike: Both individual and collective action will be required in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. The sweeping report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focuses on land use, with an […]
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Column: SoCal Gas accused of setting up an 'astro-turf' group to plead its case to regulators 8.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Environmentalists allege that SoCal Gas funded an astro-turf group to make its case to the California PUC.

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To slow global warming, U.N. warns agriculture must change 8.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The way we produce food and manage land must change radically if humans hope to avoid catastrophic global temperature rise, according to a new report by the United Nations panel on climate change.
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