User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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U.S. Military Produces More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than up to 140 Countries 25.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
If the military were a country, its fuel usage alone would make it the 47th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, lying between Peru and Portugal.
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This irrational self-deception is what prevents many economists from embracing a Green New Deal 24.6.2019 Raw Story
Dutch economist Servaas Storm, co- author of a widely-read 2018 study on climate change, “Why Green Growth is an Illusion,” talks to the Institute for New Economic Thinking about where we are today. Lynn Parramore: In 2018, you and your colleague Enno Schröder warned that economists promoting “green growth” are fostering illusions. Why can’t we […]
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Europe’s Once-Mighty Climate Warriors Are Staging a Comeback After Other Leaders Have Failed 23.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Traditionally, the European Union—the federation of 28 nations with 512 million inhabitants—has prided itself on being the global front runner in progressive policies on the environment and climate change. It has championed binding CO2 reduction targets in international negotiations, led the […]
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Fake Meat: Big Food’s Attempt to Further Industrialize What We Eat 21.6.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
We need to decolonize our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva. By Vandana Shiva Independent Science News Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories.…Read more →
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How Waste From Soft Drink Production Could Be Used to Tackle Global Warming 21.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The soft drink industry generates vast amounts of waste product. Could some of this be put to good use?
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Oregon Republican Threatens State Troopers Over Climate Change Bill: 'Send Bachelors and Come Heavily Armed' 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I have been in political coup attempts. I have been held hostage overseas. I have been jailed politically overseas," Oregon state senator Brian Boquist.
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Trump’s Plan to Save Coal Country Will Actually Hurt It 20.6.2019 Truthout.com
Coal country could fall further behind as other regions embrace the renewable energies of the future.
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Greenland Will Be Ice-free by the Year 3000 If We Don't Reduce Emissions, Scientists Warn 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers ran hundreds of simulations for different climate scenarios to see how the ice will respond in the coming centuries.
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Trump Administration Finalizes Energy Rule That Could Cause 1,400 Premature Deaths 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Donald Trump's undying loyalty to coal CEOs is literally killing Americans. Today's action provides yet another egregious giveaway to corporate polluters and fossil fuels," said 2020 candidate Jay Inslee.
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EPA rolls out one of Trump’s top efforts to save coal even as industry declines 19.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday one of President Donald Trump’s biggest efforts yet to rescue coal, even as projections show the industry in a downward spiral largely due to market forces rather than policy. The agency unveiled the long-awaited Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, designed to repeal and replace the Obama-era Clean […]
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Trump’s Bureau of Land Management Is Being Sued Again Over Climate Impacts 19.6.2019 Truthout.com
It’s the second lawsuit the agency has faced over its approval of oil and gas leases on public lands in recent years.
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Trump moves to weaken Obama climate policy, bolster coal industry 19.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, replacing proposed regulations that cracked down on coal-burning power plants with a weaker alternative.

The administration’s plan would gut the Clean Power Plan, a sweeping climate...

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Why tiny microbes may be a big factor in how climate change unfolds 18.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Climate change is about big things: melting ice sheets, rising seas, the feverish temperature of the planet.

But scientists say it’s also about little things — namely, microbes.

Everywhere you look on Earth, you’ll find these single-celled organisms making a living. And in the process, they produce...

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We Risk the Fate of Humanity by Ignoring How Important Microbes Are to Climate Change, Scientists Warn 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The microscopic life forms live everywhere on Earth, from our digestive systems to the air and the Earth's subsurface.
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Going 'zero carbon' is all the rage. But will it slow climate change? 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.
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L.A.’s slow buses are becoming climate liabilities 18.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the movie “Speed,” the inconceivable happens: Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves operate a bus during morning rush hour in Los Angeles maintaining a minimum speed of 50 mph. If this feat was implausible when the movie was released 25 years ago, it would be just about impossible today.

Average bus...

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Oregon is poised to pass cap-and-trade climate policy, joining California 18.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions...

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Climate Deniers Beware: A Tsunami of Public Opinion is Coming to Wipe You Out | Opinion 17.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Younger Americans are not just concerned about climate change; they are angry. Just wait and see what happens as more of them get the vote.
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How Unions and Climate Organizers Learned to Work Together in New York 17.6.2019 Truthout.com
A bill in the works since 2016 has brought together climate activists and unions for radical climate action in New York.
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Everything you need to know about the Green New Deal 15.6.2019 Raw Story
From its historic inspiration, to how AOC introduced the term to the mainstream and its main policy prescriptions What is the Green New Deal? Chances are that, regardless of which Democrat receives the 2020 presidential nomination, the concept of a Green New Deal will feature prominently into his or her subsequent campaign. It may be […]
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