User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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PBS's Amanpour Frets Increase in Climate Skeptics, 'Getting Worse' 20.11.2019 NewsBusters
During Monday's Amanpour & Company on PBS (and CNN International), host Christiane Amanpour spent much of her show discussing the issue of climate change allegedly caused by global warming, and at one point negatively characterized word that there has been an increase in global warming skepticism in other countries as she asked her guest if it meant things are "getting worse" in terms of convincing people action needs to be ...
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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused 19.11.2019 Truthout.com
Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused
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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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Presidential Candidates Wouldn’t Touch This Radical Idea to Transform Agriculture—Until Now 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
Food and agriculture policies have been at best a fringe issues during the last few Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates tend limit their agricultural appeals to “broad value statements” rather than dive into the policy specifics “that would indicate they’ve given these issues the attention they deserve,” says Sarah Hackney, coalition director for the National Sustainable […]
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Trump's FEMA Nominee Has No Idea At All What Causes Climate Change, Nope 15.11.2019 Crooks Liars
Trump's nominee to head up FEMA, Pete Gaynor, told Sen. Tom Carper yesterday he has no idea what causes climate change, nope, no siree, it's a complete mystery. Via CNN: "The climate has changed. I cannot attribute the scientific reasons why," Gaynor, currently FEMA's deputy administrator, said when questioned by Sen. Tom Carper, a Democrat from Delaware. Gaynor explained at the hearing that he realizes hurricanes have become "more frequent, more intense, closer together" but that he cannot explain why because he is "not a scientist." "I'm not either," Carper responded. "There are a lot of scientists in the world and they are pretty much in unanimity in what's going on. What do you think is going on?" "I don't know, sir," Gaynor said. "That's not a very good answer," Carper told him. Gaynor explained that his job is about "preparing for and responding to disasters, no matter the cause." Scientists say hurricanes are becoming more powerful and devastating because of rising sea levels and temperatures, and ...
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In 2039, How Will the US Military Fight a Climate Crisis Reality? 14.11.2019 Truthout.com
In 2039, How Will the US Military Fight a Climate Crisis Reality?
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Letters to the Editor: 1 million more homes for L.A. and Orange County? That's reckless 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A plan by Southern California governments to locate more housing in cities closer to the coast does not address the real threats posed by climate change.

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'Venice is on its knees': Mayor blames worst tides in 50 years on climate change 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The highest tide since 1966 brought seawater into the city, threatening monuments and works of art. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is asking Italy's central government for help.
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The greatest scam in history: Why science failed to to stop climate change 12.11.2019 Raw Story
It’s a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time. Scientists have been seriously investigating the subject of human-made climate change since the late 1950s and […]
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Energy Companies Undertook the Greatest Scam in History 11.11.2019 Truthout.com
Environmental activists rally outside of New York Supreme Court with a banner reading: Exxon Knew
Science isn't enough to stop climate change; the rest of us are needed -- and we are needed now.
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Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ reworked to ‘make climate change audible’ 11.11.2019 Raw Story
A classical orchestra in Germany aims to “make climate change audible” with a reworking of Antonio Vivaldi’s famous violin concertos “The Four Seasons” using algorithms based on climate data. The project reimagining one of the most widely recognized classical works is entitled “For Seasons” and will be performed in Hamburg on Saturday. A collaboration between […]
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Scientists Warn of “Untold Human Suffering” Without Major Climate Action 5.11.2019 Mother Jones
Forty years after scientists at the First World Climate Conference in Geneva, Switzerland called on world governments to curb global warming for the good of humanity, 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have declared that we have entered a climate emergency. The world will endure “untold human suffering” if humans don’t dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, argue Oregon […]
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Editorial: Withdrawing from the Paris agreement stands first in Trump's long line of dumb mistakes 5.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Of all the dangerous, ignorant and insupportable decisions by the Trump administration, pulling the U.S. out of the Paris agreement stands tallest.

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California wildfires signal the arrival of a planetary fire age 5.11.2019 The Moderate Voice

Wind whips embers from a tree burned by a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. Oct. 31, 2019. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Another autumn, more fires, more refugees and incinerated homes. For California, flames have become the colors of fall. Free-burning fire is the proximate provocation for the havoc, since its ember […]

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U.S. formally begins to leave the Paris climate agreement 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under the agreement hammered out in 2015, the first day that countries can reverse the promises they made is Nov. 4, 2019. It will be another year before the American withdrawal is official.
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Why We Need to Protect Government Scientists From Political Retaliation 3.11.2019 Truthout.com
Participants in the March for Science demonstrate on Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C., April 22, 2017.
Inappropriate interference compromises the objectivity and integrity of government research.
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Twitter’s political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms 2.11.2019 TechCrunch
Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies. This week’s bizarro reversal was the vista of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a tech CEO famed for being entirely behind the moral curve of understanding what his product is platforming […]
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California Wildfires Signal The Arrival Of A Planetary Fire Age 2.11.2019 Crooks Liars
Wind whips embers from a tree burned by a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. Oct. 31, 2019. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu Stephen Pyne , Arizona State University Another autumn, more fires, more refugees and incinerated homes. For California, flames have become the colors of fall. Free-burning fire is the proximate provocation for the havoc, since its ember storms are engulfing landscapes. But in the hands of humans, combustion is also the deeper cause. Modern societies are burning lithic landscapes - once-living biomass now fossilized into coal, gas and oil - which is aggravating the burning of living ...
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Watch As MSNBC Hosts Let Gov. Cuomo Claim Tornadoes Didn’t Exist Before Climate Change 1.11.2019 NewsBusters
This afternoon on MSNBC, hosts and climate change propagandists Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle sat back and stayed silent as their Democrat guest made an absurdly comical declaration about climate change. While discussing the flooding in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the hosts the natural disaster was not only due to climate change, but they never had these natural disasters before: ...
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