User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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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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As the West goes up in flames, Trump couldn’t care less 15.9.2020 Raw Story
The air outside my window is yellow today. It was orange yesterday. The Air Quality Index is over 200. The Environmental Protection Agency defines this as a “health alert” in which “everyone may experience more serious health effects if they are exposed for 24 hours.” Unfortunately, the index has been over 200 for several days. […]
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Opinion: Trump refuses to do anything about climate change, even as California and the West burn 15.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's myopic focus on forest management misses the big picture. Climate change is undeniably behind the worsening fires.

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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: With global heating, expect inferno seasons in the American West 12.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Even talking about records is starting to feel pointless when every year is practically guaranteed to be hotter than the last.

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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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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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As wildfire smoke hangs over Colorado, state’s air quality board inches toward plan to reduce haze 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
A 90-degree haze of wildfire smoke and other pollutants hung over Colorado's mountain valleys and cities Thursday, increasingly beyond the control of state government officials, who inched forward in their efforts to make improvements to future air quality.
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Trump Dropped Into Iowa — and Didn’t Even Try to Understand the Devastation 19.8.2020 Truthout.com
The climate crisis is hitting the heartland hard -- but Republicans just want to force kids into COVID ...
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Climate change hits home in Colorado with raging wildfires, shrinking water flows and record heat 19.8.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Climate scientists emphasized that average temperatures will continue to increase for decades due to humans burning so many fossil fuels -- coal, gas and oil -- in the past. That means impacts including wildfires, aridity, depleted streams and rivers -- with some variability -- likely will intensify.
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Trump dropped into Iowa — and didn’t even try to understand the devastation 19.8.2020 Raw Story
Amid the rubble of uprooted trees and fallen power lines, my teenage son set up his climate strike protest last Friday for the 79th consecutive week, holding up a wobbly handmade sign: “Wake up, Iowa. Climate action plan now.” We were still without electricity or internet on Friday morning, four days into riding out the aftermath […]
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Letters to the Editor: We need another New Deal, but with climate change action 19.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Climate change and economic relief are not separate issues; any effort to address the latter must include the former.

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Trump Rolls Back Methane Rule as Bankrupt Permian Drillers Ignore Venting Flares 14.8.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Rolls Back Methane Rule as Bankrupt Permian Drillers Ignore Venting Flares
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Billionaire-Funded Think Tanks Call for Pandemic Deregulation to Be Permanent 13.8.2020 Truthout.com
The right wing has quickly seized upon the coronavirus pandemic to accelerate its anti-government agenda under ...
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Without urgent action, study warns, climate crisis could kill as many people as all infectious diseases combined by 2100 4.8.2020 Raw Story
“We are studying the risk of death faced by our own children.” A new study warns that the annual global death rate from the climate crisis could equal or even exceed current mortality levels from all infectious diseases combined by the end of the century if bold action is not taken. “We are studying the […]
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Noam Chomsky: We are racing madly towards total catastrophe under the leadership of sociopathic fanatics 31.7.2020 Raw Story
As the U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 150,000, we spend the hour with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky, who says decades of neoliberal policies that shredded the social safety net and public institutions left the country ill-prepared for a major health crisis. “We should understand the roots of this pandemic,” he says. […]
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‘This will be easier than we thought’: New emails show how energy industry moved fast to undo Obama regulations after Trump took office 21.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The emails are included in hundreds of pages of EPA staff correspondence and interviews recently made public in a lawsuit that 15 states have brought against the agency.
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Rich people in Colorado, U.S. spew more carbon pollution at home than poor 21.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints.
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Editorial: Trump's continued disregard for the environment and climate change poses a mortal threat 19.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump invoked a highway project in announcing rollbacks of a bedrock environmental law. Funny, because voters face a fork in the road in November.

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