User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Last updated: Jan 28 2020 01:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The World Is Burning, But It’s Not Front-Page News 27.1.2020 Truthout.com
The World Is Burning, But It’s Not Front-Page News
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After a Decade of Fracking, Billions of Dollars Lost and a Climate in Crisis 25.1.2020 Truthout.com
Today's climate impacts have been shaped heavily by actions taken during the last 10 years, particularly in the ...
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Three American firefighters killed fighting unprecedented bushfires in Australia 24.1.2020 Raw Story
Three American crew helping to battle Australia’s devastating bushfires were killed Thursday when their water-bombing plane crashed in mountainous terrain during a sortie to tackle another outbreak of the deadly blazes. Officials said the Hercules C-130 plane erupted in a large fireball on impact in a national park the Snowy Mountains shortly before 1:30 pm […]
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High alert for new Australia bushfires as heat and winds pick up 23.1.2020 Raw Story
Australian firefighters are on high alert for the possibility that scorching temperatures and strong winds could whip up new bushfires on Thursday, coming after rain brought welcome respite to fire-ravaged areas. Unprecedented bushfires fueled by climate change have killed at least 29 people and devastated vast swathes of the country since September. Those blazes have […]
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Weather ‘merry-go-round’ poses new risks for fire-ravaged Australia 21.1.2020 Raw Story
A “merry-go-round” of extreme weather was hampering efforts by firefighters in Australia to tackle unprecedented bushfires that have killed at least 29 people and devastated vast swathes of the country. Parts of the country welcomed heavy rainfall overnight, but authorities warned Tuesday that storms were bringing added complications, and the fire-danger risk could be elevated […]
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Trump will play economic pitchman in Davos. But will he stay on message? 21.1.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump will speak Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the kind of globalist gathering he once mocked.

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Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia 20.1.2020 Raw Story
Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia’s east coast on Monday after “apocalyptic” dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. Australia has since October been overwhelmed by an unprecedented bushfire season made worse by climate change. Swathes of the country have burned, hundreds of millions of […]
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Trump Scoffs At NY Seawall Idea: 'Get Your Mops And Buckets Ready' 19.1.2020 Crooks Liars
Out of nowhere Saturday night, Donald Trump spewed out a tweet ripping on a proposal to build a seawall to protect New York City from rising oceans due to global warming. “A massive 200 Billion Dollar Sea Wall, built around New York to protect it from rare storms, is a costly, foolish & environmentally unfriendly idea that, when needed, probably won’t work anyway,” Trump wrote. “It will also look terrible. Sorry, you’ll just have to get your mops & buckets ready!” The seawall is one of several options being studied by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as the New York Times reports : The giant barrier is the largest of five options the Army Corps of Engineers is studying to protect the New York area as storms become more frequent, and destructive, on a warming Earth. The proposals have sparked fierce debate as New York, like other coastal cities, grapples with the broader question of how and to what degree it must transform its landscape and lifestyle to survive rising ...
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Trump urges ‘mops and buckets’ as his superior response to rising sea levels from climate change 19.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s Saturday at Trump International Golf Club did not seem to relax the commander-in-chief. Upon returning to Mar-a-Lago, Trump lashed out the highly-anticipated upcoming book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig for being “demeaning and belittling.” He also […]
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Trump ripped for ‘mops and buckets’ plan for climate change: ‘Imagine being this proud of being this ignorant’ 19.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump on Saturday laid out his plan for New Yorkers to use “mops and buckets” to deal with rising sea levels from climate change. In the president’s mind, simply cleaning up after devastating floods is a superior option than stopping climate change or building a seal wall to protect New York. “A massive […]
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This Is Our Last Decade to Get Climate Right 18.1.2020 Truthout.com
In the climate talks to come, we need more youth, Indigenous, and civil society groups -- and fewer oil ...
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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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US dumps huge amounts of sand on Miami Beach to tackle climate change erosion 18.1.2020 Raw Story
Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida’s tourist destinations against the effects of climate change. “We have erosion hotspots,” said Stephen Leatherman, an expert on beaches and the environment at Florida International University. “When the beach is […]
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Editorial: These are the hottest years in modern history and we're doing nothing about it 16.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The last two decades have been the warmest in modern history. Human activity is causing it, and we're doing too little to fix it.

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2019 was the 2nd-hottest year on record, according to NASA and NOAA 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Last year's data collected by the agencies is the latest confirmation that the Earth is steadily getting hotter. The planet is now almost 1 degree Celsius warmer than it was in the mid-20th century.
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Earth just had its hottest decade on record 16.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday.
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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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2019 was the second-warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA say 15.1.2020 LA Times: Science

2019 was the second-warmest year since scientists began taking temperatures in 1880, government scientists from NASA and NOAA announced Wednesday.

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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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