User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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Minnesota, U.S. land holds keys to staving off climate change 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new study finds that changes in land use across the country could help mitigate climate change in a bigger way than previously known, without affecting land humans need.
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Climate change and wildfires – how do we know if there is a link? 14.11.2018 Raw Story

Once again, the summer and fall of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires. These burn forests, houses and other structures, displace thousands of people and animals, and cause major disruptions in people’s lives. The huge burden of simply firefighting has becom...

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Will This Climate Change Dystopia Have a Sequel? 13.11.2018 Truthout.com
Midterm campaigns barely touched on the most important issues of our time.

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Americans got to vote on lots of energy measures in 2018 – and mostly rejected them 9.11.2018 Raw Story

Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These measures targeted everything from raising targets for the share of electricity drawn from renewable energy to charging a tax on carbon emissions. Campaigns to defeat these initiatives related to e...

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Climate change a more frequent refrain as Minn. candidates seek votes 3.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Candidates running for governor and seats in Congress hold a range of viewpoints on how to address climate change, though the issue often takes a back seat to things like health care, the economy and immigration.
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Study: Ocean warming suggests faster climate change timetable 2.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Oceans take the brunt of earth's warming, but new research suggests they retain 60 percent more heat annually than past estimates.
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New UN Report Warns of Impending Catastrophe as World Warms, Glaciers Melt 2.11.2018 Truthout.com
Despite warnings of "total ecosystem collapse," global governments have no imminent radical actions planned.

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Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study 2.11.2018 Raw Story

The world’s oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought over the last quarter of a century, scientists said Thursday, leaving Earth more sensitive still to the effects of climate change. Oceans cover more than two thirds of the planet’s surface and play a vital role...

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Coal can’t compete with cheaper alternatives and the industry’s true costs are higher than they appear 1.11.2018 Raw Story

There are costs associated with electricity beyond what shows up on your monthly bill. When that energy comes from coal, residents who live downwind pay through poorer health and, as with all fossil fuels, the whole world pays for this combustion in the form of a warmer climate. Cleaning up or closi...

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Minneapolis, St. Paul get Bloomberg boost to address climate change 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Bloomberg Philanthropies has named both cities to its $70 million American Cities Climate Challenge, aimed at helping cities meet goals to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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These kids and young adults want their day in court on climate change 23.10.2018 Raw Story

Humanity must rapidly decrease greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, climate scientists have warned for decades. But America’s president has both feet on the fossil fuel accelerator. One way to force President Donald Trump to put the brakes on his dangerous “energy...

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It’s the economics: Red states embracing wind energy don’t do it for the climate 23.10.2018 Raw Story

The federal government has never played a leading role in restricting the carbon footprint of the nation’s power plants. But now that the Trump administration is trying to dismantle many energy regulations, that national role is even smaller. Many states have been trying to fill this vacuum for year...

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Why forests are crucial for reining in climate change 22.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just before the United Nations issued life-or-death warning the world needs to cut drastically its greenhouse gas emissions, a group of scientists made the case for why addressing deforestation is just as important as curbing fossil fuel use.
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Rising insurance costs may convince Americans that climate change risks are real 22.10.2018 Raw Story

One of the great challenges of tackling climate change is making it real for people without a scientific background. That’s because the threat it poses can be so hard to see or feel. In the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, for example, one may be compelled to ask, “Was that climate change?” ...

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Many Midwesterners will likely never believe in climate change. Here’s how to encourage them to act anyway 22.10.2018 Raw Story

Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn’t a distant or abstract concern. As a climate change researcher at the International Arctic Research Center at the...

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In Alaska, everyone’s grappling with climate change 22.10.2018 Raw Story

Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn’t a distant or abstract concern. As a climate change researcher at the International Arctic Research Center at the...

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Supreme Court Halts Youth Climate Case After Trump Effort to Kill Suit 20.10.2018 Truthout.com
The case has been tied up in the legal system for three years.

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Carbon Capture: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change 16.10.2018 Truthout.com
Here's a harsh climate reality: extracting carbon already emitted is as important as reaching zero output.

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Catastrophic Hurricanes Should Force US to Reassess Climate Policy 15.10.2018 Truthout.com
Politicians who refuse to curtail greenhouse gas emissions should be forced to take responsibilities for the damage.

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Alarm bells in the UN's latest climate report 12.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
We have 12 years to fix our climate before global warming's impacts get much worse.
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