User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Greenhouse Gases
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If you want to save mankind (or at least ease traffic) you've got to pay a toll 19.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s a widely held, even cherished, belief in California that freeways should be free. Free to drive on and free from traffic congestion.

Obviously, that belief doesn’t match the reality in Los Angeles. Take a look at any major highway during rush hour and you’ll see car after car inching along...

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Governors kick off 2019 with bold calls for climate action in these 5 states 18.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Governors across the nation are making it clear that 2019 will be the year they will fight harder against climate change by advocating for bolder policies that will boost renewable energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in their states. The governors — both newly elected and reelected — can clearly see that the federal […]
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Abolishing private utilities isn’t the solution to California’s wildfire threat 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: A state takeover of California’s investor-owned utilities would fail to solve what Gov. Gavin Newsom calls California’s most serious problem: climate change-driven wildfires.

Nothing about government ownership would improve wildfire safety. Nor is there history to suggest that a...

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From disease to habitat loss, researchers lay out Minnesota's bleak climate realities 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota lawmakers considering new legislation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions got their second crash course Thursday. This time, it was on all the ways climate change is already harming the state.
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'Green News Report' - January 17, 2019 18.1.2019 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Senate Democrats grill Trump EPA chief nominee Andrew Wheeler in confirmation hearing; 'Code red' as historic heat wave grips Australia; EPA criminal actions against polluters hit 30-year low; Antarctica's ice sheets melting 6 times faster than in 1980s; PLUS: The business world is waking up to ...
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Climate change is making us sicker and shortening our lives, doctors say 17.1.2019 LA Times: Science

In the welter of daily demands upon physicians, it might be easy to imagine that weaning the world off its reliance on fossil fuels is asking a bit too much.

But preventing sickness and averting premature death are squarely in a physician’s wheelhouse. And dramatic increases in both are projected...

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The most dangerous climate feedback loop is speeding up 17.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The carbon-rich permafrost warmed “in all permafrost zones on Earth” from 2007 to 2016, according to a new study. Most ominously, Siberian permafrost at depths of up to 30 feet warmed a remarkable 1.6°F (0.9°C) in those 10 years, the researchers found. The permafrost, or tundra, is soil that stays below freezing (32°F) for at least […]
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Doctor: Climate policy will help 'keep my patients out of the hospital' 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Lawmakers will hear Thursday how climate change exacerbates health problems -- from asthma to Lyme disease.
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Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018 as global warming accelerates 17.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.

The analysis by an international team of scientists confirms the oceans are heating up...

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Senator: It’s disqualifying Wheeler hasn’t spent more time reading national climate assessment 17.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler acknowledged at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he has been briefed only once by his staff on the U.S. government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA), a report containing dire predictions for the nation that was released almost two months ago. Wheeler was appearing before the […]
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Trump’s Climate Plan Is a “Free Pass for Carbon Pollution” 16.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration’s replacement for the linchpin Obama-era plan to combat climate change would increase greenhouse gas emissions in much of the US more than doing nothing at all, according to new research. Planet-warming emissions would “rebound” under the Trump policy, […]
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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change 16.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

In a grim twist, the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp. could now slow California’s efforts to fight climate...

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A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us 15.1.2019
We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with significant parts of the biosphere.

The post A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees; CU Boulder professor says “we can’t log our way out of the fire problem” 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order that expands logging on public land on the grounds that it will curb deadly wildfires.
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The Green New Deal Is Happening in China 14.1.2019
China’s progress in promoting electric cars and clean energy should tell us a great deal about the potential in the US.

The post The Green New Deal Is Happening in China appeared first on Truthout.

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Gavin Newsom needs a plan for California's endangered water supply 14.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s water supply is now inextricably tied up with climate change. In a warming world, nature has already brought smaller Sierra snowpacks and less predictable precipitation patterns, with periods both of drought and of flooding. Gov. Gavin Newsom, if he is to successfully steer the state...

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President Trump can’t stop US coal plants from retiring 14.1.2019 Raw Story

More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a ...

The post President Trump can’t stop US coal plants from retiring appeared first on Raw Story.

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World’s oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study 11.1.2019 Raw Story

The world’s oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said Thursday. The findings in the US journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, debunk previous reports that s...

The post World’s oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study appeared first on Raw Story.

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High school kids, including governor's daughter, vow to keep up pressure for climate action 11.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dozens of teenagers packed the governor's office on the third day of the new administration, asking for 100-percent renewable energy, no new pipelines and greenhouse gas emissions regulations.
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Scientists issue dire warning in new study finding last year was likely the hottest on record 11.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Last year was very likely the hottest year on record, according to the authors of a new study in the journal Science. The study examined “multiple lines of evidence from four independent groups” measuring ocean heat and concluded “ocean warming is accelerating.” Researchers found the rate of warming for the upper 2,000 meters of ocean has increased by more than 50 […]
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