User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Generic
Last updated: May 26 2019 24:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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This is one smart device that every urban home could use 25.5.2019 TechCrunch
Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever else you fancy — to a whole range of wheels that can be hopped on (or into) to whisk you around at the tap of an app. But the biggest problem afflicting city […]
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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019 Truthout.com
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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I'm a Climate Scientist. Here's Why My Daughter Is Striking for the Planet 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I think they’ll give me a detention but it’ll be worth it."
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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How the Ancient Maya Adapted to Climate Change—And Survived to This Day 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Many people think climate change caused Classic Maya civilization to collapse abruptly around 900 A.D. An archaeologist says that view is too simplistic and misses the bigger point.
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Senate agriculture climate change hearing reinforces industry resistance to action 21.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A Tuesday Senate hearing reviewing the impact of climate change on agriculture featured a strong defense of industry, at a time when the role of the sector in contributing to global warming is under growing scrutiny. The morning panel, hosted by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, indicated that lawmakers on both sides of […]
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Sea Level Rise Could Displace 187 Million People in Coastal Communities 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
As the Earth’s climate warms, melting ice sheets are expected to lead to an increase in global sea level.
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Climate Change Won't Wait Until 2020—We Need Bipartisan Action Now 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The infrastructure bill may be an opportunity to take meaningful steps forward on climate action, already under this administration
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Major oil companies are backing a carbon tax — but there’s a catch 20.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Two of the world’s most powerful oil companies are uniting behind a carbon pricing plan, in a surprising move that would require corporations to pay for the greenhouse gases they produce. But their support hinges on a major caveat: The plan would both end regulations on carbon emissions and protect companies from mounting lawsuits targeting […]
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Plastics Industry on Track to Burn 14 Percent of World’s Remaining Carbon Budget 20.5.2019 Truthout.com
By 2050, making and disposing of plastics could be responsible for a cumulative 56 gigatons of carbon.
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Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Could turning it into CO2 fight climate change? 20.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Usually, choosing between the lesser of two evils is a dismal decision. But sometimes, it’s an opportunity.

A case in point: Turning methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) into carbon dioxide (also a planet-warming pollutant) could help fight climate change, researchers say.

It’s not that CO2 isn’t...

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Colorado congressman wants probe reopened into claim feds tried to censor CU researcher’s climate-change references 19.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Colorado congressman is urging the U.S. Department of Interior's inspector general to reopen an investigation into claims the National Park Service tried to scrub references to human-caused climate change from a University of Colorado researcher's scientific report.
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Plastics are sealing the planet’s fate 17.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
By Sarah Sax It’s impossible to imagine modern life without plastics. From the moment the day begins, we are using plastic. It’s in our toothbrushes, our shower curtains and our phones. We use it on the way to work in bus seats, car dashboards, and bicycle helmets. We see it at lunch in takeout containers […]
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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What we don't know about polar ice melt 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The rate of polar ice melt is a critical wild card in projecting sea level rise and climate change impacts. Just how quickly will the polar ice sheets melt as Earth's climate warms?
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Rocket Scientist: How We Could Move Earth to save It from Climate Change 16.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are several ways we could alter Earth's orbit so it is in a spot further away from the Sun.
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Trump’s Interior Secretary ‘Not Losing Sleep’ Over Record High CO2 16.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Atmospheric CO2 has now passed 415 parts per million.
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Amanpour Pushes Gun Control, Climate Alarmism With New Zealand Prime Minister 16.5.2019 NewsBusters
In a pre-recorded interview that aired on Tuesday's Amanpour and Company, PBS host Christiane Amanpour slanted left on gun control and global warming alarmism as she spoke with liberal New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda ...
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