User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Generic
Last updated: Jan 19 2020 23:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Is BlackRock Going Green or Just Greenwashing? 18.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On Tuesday, January 14, the New York Times ran a story in its “Dealbook” business section that contained some startling news. Larry Fink, the founder and chief executive officer of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, announced that his […]
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Australia’s Fires Show How Wealth Inequality Compounds Climate Disasters 18.1.2020 Truthout.com
Poor communities suffer the most because they are least likely to be able to access resources for relief and ...
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5 Australian Fire Failures: Lessons for the World from a Climate Catastrophe 18.1.2020 Mother Jones
In August, 2018, when Scott Morrison became Australia’s 6th prime minister in 10 years, he presented himself as a responsible steward poised to bring continuity after a decade of leadership hiccups. To emphasize his willingness to take on the country’s most pressing issues, he evoked Bono: “When the history books are written, our age will […]
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UN warns more extreme weather ahead after hottest decade on record 16.1.2020 Raw Story
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond. The World Meteorological Organization, which based its findings on analysis of leading international datasets, said increases in global temperatures had already had dire consequences, pointing […]
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Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Climate Activists Cannot Ignore Labor 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The Green New Deal must unite unions looking out for their members and climate organizers trying to stop fossil ...
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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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To Manage Fires, Australia Must Follow the Lead of Aboriginal Communities 14.1.2020 Truthout.com
To Manage Fires, Australia Must Follow the Lead of Aboriginal Communities
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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach 14.1.2020 Raw Story
New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping global warming out of reach, scientists have told AFP. Developed in parallel by separate teams in half-a-dozen countries, the models — which will underpin revised UN temperature projections next […]
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Oceans were hottest on record in 2019 14.1.2020 Raw Story
The world’s oceans were the hottest in recorded history in 2019, scientists said on Tuesday, as manmade emissions warmed seas at an ever-increasing rate with potentially disastrous impacts on Earth’s climate. Oceans absorb more than 90 percent of excess heat created by greenhouse gas emissions and quantifying how much they have warmed up in recent […]
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Suicides and drownings: New study lays out the surprising ways a hotter climate will kill Americans 14.1.2020 Raw Story
From wildfires in Australia and California to hurricanes and flooding in Florida, a variety of extreme events will become more severe and more common as climate change accelerates. And according to a study by Nature Medicine released on Monday, increased heat will have deadly results. Yessenia Funes, discussing the study in Gizmodo, notes that the effects of more […]
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Trump’s Latest Environmental Rollback Is a Middle Finger to Common Sense 12.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled plans to gut one of America’s most important environmental laws—a move experts say is as much of a handout to polluting industries as it is a slap in the face to science […]
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Editorial: Trump's proposed new environmental reviews rules are as bad as you'd expect 10.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The new rules would make it easier for many projects with significant detrimental environmental impacts to proceed without crucial reviews.

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Will Youth Climate Activists Be the Crucial Swing Vote in Iowa? 9.1.2020 Truthout.com
Will Youth Climate Activists Be the Crucial Swing Vote in Iowa?
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Climate change threatens Afghanistan’s crumbling heritage 9.1.2020 Raw Story
After bearing the brunt of jihadist dynamite and looting by thieves, the archaeological treasures of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province are facing a new and possibly more daunting threat: climate change. Nestled in the heart of the Hindu Kush mountains, the Bamiyan valley’s picturesque cliffs — where centuries-old Buddha statues were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001 […]
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Australia’s Wildfire Catastrophe Isn’t the “New Normal”. It’s Much Worse Than That. 8.1.2020 Mother Jones
One of the most prominent scientists studying climate change is Michael Mann, a climatologist and atmospheric science professor at Penn State University who has been a leader in explaining the contribution that human behavior has made in creating and exacerbating the climate crisis. He was one of the scientists who created the hockey stick graph, […]
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Ethan Brown went vegan, but missed fast food. So he started a revolution 8.1.2020 LA Times: Business

Beyond Meat is changing the way people eat. Can it live up to its founder's wildest dreams?

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A season in hell: Australia bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have come to symbolise the damage to nature this bushfire season. Such imagery has catalysed global concern, but the toll on biodiversity is much more pervasive. Until the fires stop burning, we won’t know the full extent of the environmental damage. But these fires have significantly increased […]
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Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires 8.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Australia's unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say.
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