User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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This Map Shows How Unbearably Hot It Will Be in Your Town When You’re Old 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Residents of Harris County, Texas are no stranger to heat. The swampy Houston metro area averages nearly 40 days per year with temperatures in the 100 degrees F or higher range. But, according to a pair of papers published this week, […]
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As Costs of Climate Crisis Grow, Protest Movement Escalates 20.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Long term campaigns to decarbonize the economy and demand emergency climate policies are getting stronger, write Kevin Zeese and  Margaret Flowers. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult…Read more →
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Call it the Trump heat wave: The current scorcher is just a taste of what’s coming 19.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Most of the country is entering into the first few hours of a blistering heat wave that will extend well into the weekend. Dangerous combinations of high temperatures and humidity will push the “heat index” (what the temperature “feels like”) past 100 degrees Fahrenheit from the Dakotas down to Texas and across to Maine and Florida, […]
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Trump’s drilling leases on public lands could release 4.7B metric tons of carbon – more than all 28 EU countries emit in a year 18.7.2019 Raw Story
“Americans have been kept in the dark” about the effects of Trump’s drilling leases on public lands, says the Wilderness Society A national conservation group revealed Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s drilling leases on public lands could lead to the release of more carbon emissions than the European Union contributes in an entire year. The […]
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Noam Chomsky: “Worship of Markets” Is Threatening Human Civilization 17.7.2019 Truthout.com
We need a government of, by and for the people to replace the prevailing stance, says the world-renowned thinker.
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Coral Bleaching Not Just Caused by Global Warming But Nitrogen Pollution From Sewage, Fertilizers, Top Soil 15.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It is important for everyone to know that their actions on land impact their local reefs onshore: runoff from agriculture and sewage, particularly during storm events, compromise our reefs," an expert told Newsweek.
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I am 15. I'd Rather Have a Criminal Record Than Be Complicit in Climate Change | Opinion 15.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
I'm blocking your commute so that my generation has jobs to go to and a planet to live on.
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Want a transit system that actually works? Then L.A. needs bus-only lanes 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s time — again — to test whether Los Angeles’ political leaders have the mettle to build a transit-friendly, environmentally sustainable city.

Elected officials across the region, but particularly in the city of Los Angeles, love to tout their environmental credentials, their steadfast commitment...

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98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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Dozens Injured After Air Canada Flight Suffers Sudden Drop From Violent Turbulence 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Some people that weren't strapped in, you saw them rise in the air and hit their heads on the roofs and everything, so it was quite intense," one passenger said.
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Water on water on water: Why Tropical Storm Barry is already devastating Louisiana 11.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Tropical Storm Barry could become this year’s first hurricane, but it is already devastating the Louisiana coast. Streets are flooding and levees are about to crest. By Saturday, the storm could dump up to 18 inches of rain on top of an already water-logged state. With half-a-foot of rain already unleashed on New Orleans, Louisiana […]
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Nancy Pelosi vs 'The Squad': Inside the Civil War Threatening to Fracture the Democrats' House Majority 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has clashed repeatedly with her Democratic colleagues in "The Squad": Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.
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As Trump Touts Environmental Record, Analyst Resigns After Climate Change Testimony Was Censored 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The role of Intelligence Community is to speak truth to power—that's why we are investigating reports that the White House sought to muzzle science-based testimony," Representative Adam Schiff said.
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Another Trump administration official resigns ‘in protest’ after the White House blocked his testimony: report 11.7.2019 Raw Story
Rod Schoonover has resigned as a State Department intelligence official “in protest” over the White House’s decision to block him from presenting evidence and data on the impacts of climate change in Congressional testimony, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The report cited anonymous State Department officials as sources on the development. Previous reporting had […]
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New research shows that Paris Agreement goals might not save the Arctic 11.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Global warming limits laid out by the landmark Paris climate agreement do not rule out an Arctic devoid of summer sea ice, according to new research out this week. The findings, published July 9, are a grim indicator that even a best-case scenario for limiting climate impacts could still have unprecedented implications for the planet. […]
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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Blumenauer Demand Climate Emergency Declaration 10.7.2019 Truthout.com
Climate disruption will cause the collapse of civilization this century if we fail to transform our society.
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David Attenborough Says He Is Sorry the U.S. And Australia Have Climate Change Deniers in Power: 'One Hopes That the Electorate Will Respond' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Attenborough said he was encouraged by the action of young people around the world who are publicly fighting for climate justice.
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Trump's Latest Victim, According to CNN: Bees 9.7.2019 NewsBusters
According to the media, the list of purported victims of the Trump Administration is quite long, but on Tuesday edition of New Day, CNN added a new victim to the list: bees. In continuing the long running tradition that predates Trump, New Day declared that spending cuts on bee research is part of the Republican war on science and on all things good and ...
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Bernie Sanders Likens Climate Change to World War II As He and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Emergency Resolution 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In the 1940s, Sanders explained, the U.S. was fighting in Asia and Europe and still managed to create an "armaments program to win the war within three years." The country can address this problem, he said.
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Plastic has a big carbon footprint -- but that isn't the whole story 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.
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