User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: United Nations on Climate
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Look No Further Than Brazil’s Amazon Fire for the Dangers of Deregulation 24.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took power this year promising to open the Amazon rainforest to industry, roll back environmental and indigenous protections, and stack his Cabinet with ideologues who dismiss climate change as a Marxist hoax. But the record wildfires now raging […]
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Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix 23.8.2019 Raw Story
Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts fear could undermine efforts to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, AFP can reveal. The guidance appears to encourage high-polluting sectors to take the cheapest route towards limiting global warming, potentially decoupling emissions cuts from the temperature goals outlined […]
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Bolsonaro rejects ‘Captain Nero’ tag over Amazon fires 23.8.2019 Raw Story
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro denied Thursday that his policies were to blame for raging wildfires in the Amazon and accused the media of harming the interests of the country by branding him a “Captain Nero.” “I do not defend the burnings, because there always was and always will be burnings. Unfortunately, this has always happened […]
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Hot or Not? Media Ignore Criticism of ‘Hottest’ July Claims, Hype Climate Threat 21.8.2019 NewsBusters
“Hottest month in human history” has a certain ring to it. But some scientists say that ring isn’t true. The liberal media, always on the lookout for ways to demand action on climate change, latched on to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, claiming July 2019, was the “warmest on record for the globe.” The United Nations claimed the same thing on Aug. 1, which also generated media ...
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CNN Touts Teenage Global Warming Alarmist 18.8.2019 NewsBusters
On New Day Sunday, CNN promoted global warming activist Greta Thunberg as the climate alarmist prepared for a publicity stunt to precede her appearance at the United Nations climate summit, The Swedish teen made a name for herself among the left in a speech last year railing against adults for not doing more to stop global warming, which was highlighted by CNN at the ...
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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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Pacific summit ends in tears as Australia dilutes climate warning, dismaying at-risk islanders 16.8.2019 Raw Story
A Pacific summit has descended into tears, recriminations and shouting between pro-coal Australia and low-lying island nations facing an existential threat from climate change. The annual Pacific Island Forum wrapped up in Tuvalu late Thursday with Australia and the group’s 17 other members sharply at odds, potentially undermining Canberra’s efforts to curb China’s growing influence in the region. […]
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Climate deniers get more media play than scientists: study 14.8.2019 Raw Story
Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fuelling public confusion and slowing the response to global warming, researchers reported Tuesday. From 2000 through 2016, hundreds of academics, business people and politicians who doubted global warming or attributed rising temperatures to “natural” causes got 50 percent more ink […]
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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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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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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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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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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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Climate Change Is Taking a Bigger Toll on Our Food, Water, and Land Than We Realized 8.8.2019 Mother Jones
As the planet warms, parts of the world face new risks of food and water shortages, expanding deserts, and land degradation, warns a major new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Those effects are already underway, and some of them could soon become irreversible.  The changing climate has already likely contributed to […]
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To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says 8.8.2019 LA Times: Science

The land beneath our feet can be a powerful tool for combating global warming, but only if it's used wisely. A new U.N. report considers the options.

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Development devours U.S. natural landscape at rate of 2 football fields per minute, study finds 6.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Development in Colorado and across the United States is transforming natural landscapes at the rate of two football fields per minute, a new analysis has found -- raising concerns about survival of non-human species and potentially accelerated climate change.
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Indigenous Lands Have Highest Biodiversity: 'We Must Manage a Larger Fraction of World's Area in Ways That Protect Species' 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Earth is in the grips of what scientists have dubbed the "Sixth Mass Extinction" with the global rate of species extinction at least "tens to hundreds of times higher" than the average over the past 10 million years.
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GOP Megadonor Kelly Craft Confirmed As Ambassador To United Nations 1.8.2019 Outside the Beltway
President Trump and the Republican Senate rewarded a top Republican donor with a prized diplomatic appointment.
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BBC Scream: ‘18 Months to Save the Planet’ from Global Warming 25.7.2019 NewsBusters
The climate doomsday countdown got a dramatic update from the BBC, which claimed there could be a little as 18 months left to “save the planet” from a “global heating crisis.” “Do you remember the good old days when we had "12 years to save the planet? Now it seems, there’s a “growing consensus” that the next 18 months will be critical, BBC News environment correspondent Matt McGrath warned on July ...
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