User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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US bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar 20.7.2019 Raw Story
The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting temperatures close to or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Nearly 150 million people across the country are facing hazardous temperatures in a heatwave forecast to stretch from the Midwestern plains to the […]
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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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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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If Politics Doesn’t Shape Your Beliefs About the Climate Crisis, What Does? 14.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Unless you’ve lost your home to a super-charged hurricane, evacuated from wildfire country, or survived some other kind of climate disaster, it’s not too hard to live as if we weren’t in the middle of a planetary crisis. Sure, scientists keep issuing dire warnings, but […]
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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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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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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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Want to do something about global warming? Talk about it with your family and friends 9.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Talking about global warming with friends and family helps them learn key facts about the scientific agreement on climate change and influences their beliefs.
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New York’s new rental protections won’t end the outside influence of big developers who pay the city’s bills 8.7.2019 Raw Story
New York has passed sweeping new laws that will close some legal loopholes that allowed the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments to be deregulated and tenant protections bypassed. State lawmakers are calling the legislation “the strongest tenant protections” in the history of the city, which is fabled for its cutthroat housing market. I’m a scholar […]
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Essential California: Our disappearing coastline 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. Today’s special Sunday edition of the Essential California newsletter comes from Los Angeles Times Assistant Managing Editor Shelby Grad:

Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline...

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How USDA Climate Change Denial Threatens the South 7.7.2019 Truthout.com
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has withheld from the public dozens of climate-change related studies.
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There Is No Such Thing as a Green War 6.7.2019 Truthout.com
We must merge the anti-war, climate and refugee solidarity movements.
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High temperatures break records in Alaska, as climatologists warn of global warming 5.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Anchorage, Alaska, broke its own state record on the Fourth of July, recording a high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit — five degrees above the previous record of 85 degrees Fahrenheit, set in 1969. The National Weather Service in Anchorage warned of high temperatures earlier this week, explaining that a building high-pressure ridge would blanket the […]
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With poorest bearing the brunt, report warns searing temperatures of global heating could cost world economy $2.4 trillion by 2030 3.7.2019 Raw Story
A new United Nations analysis warns that by 2030, labor impacts of rising temperatures and extreme weather tied to the human-caused climate crisis are projected to cost the global economy $2.4 trillion and exacerbate inequality worldwide. The report, entitled Working on a Warmer Planet: The Impact of Heat Stress on Labor Productivity and Decent Work (pdf), was published Monday […]
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Climate campaigners ‘greatest threat’ to oil sector: OPEC 2.7.2019 Raw Story
OPEC’s secretary-general has complained of what he called “unscientific” attacks on the oil industry by climate change campaigners, calling them “perhaps the greatest threat to our industry going forward”. Speaking in Vienna after a meeting of the oil producers’ club and its partners, Mohammed Barkindo said that as extreme weather events linked to the climate […]
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Freak summer hail storm blankets Mexico's Guadalajara 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Hail more than a meter high, and then we wonder if climate change exists," said Enrique Alfaro Ramirez, the governor of Jalisco state. The Mexican army is helping to dig out the city.
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Media changing their tone on climate change 28.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As climate events become more extreme, what's the most accurate way for news organizations describe, climate change?
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Climate advocates ramp up pressure in advance of debate in ‘ground zero’ Miami 26.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debates, advocates are ramping up last-minute efforts to ensure that climate change — a major election issue for the first time ever — plays a central role in the conversation. Polling shows that Democratic voters care deeply about the issue and would support a dedicated climate debate, […]
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue dismisses climate change as ‘weather patterns’ 26.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue dismissed the climate crisis as a mere weather problem on Tuesday. “It rained yesterday, it’s a nice pretty day today,” he said, speaking with CNN. Asked what he thought caused climate change, Perdue said, “I think it’s weather patterns, frankly.” Perdue also admitted he wasn’t sure whether President Donald Trump accepted […]
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This irrational self-deception is what prevents many economists from embracing a Green New Deal 24.6.2019 Raw Story
Dutch economist Servaas Storm, co- author of a widely-read 2018 study on climate change, “Why Green Growth is an Illusion,” talks to the Institute for New Economic Thinking about where we are today. Lynn Parramore: In 2018, you and your colleague Enno Schröder warned that economists promoting “green growth” are fostering illusions. Why can’t we […]
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