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The Netherlands Is Sinking and Here’s Why 19.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Netherlands often stop to take selfies in front of one of the country’s more than 1,000 windmills. Afterward, they might taste one of the many varieties of cheese for which the nation is famous. But most are unaware […]
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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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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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Letters to the Editor: Australia and the U.S. need to oust their climate-destroying leaders 16.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Australia and the U.S. both have leaders who put the fossil fuel industry ahead of climate science.

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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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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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New U.S. law requires probe of Marshall Islands nuclear dump threatened by rising seas 30.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Congress is demanding the Department of Energy investigate an aging, cracking U.S. nuclear waste dump in the Marshall Islands, the focus of a Los Angeles Times investigation this year.

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More Climate Lawsuits Could Spur Federal Legislation and a Just Transition 28.12.2019 Truthout.com
Municipalities are increasingly suing Big Oil at the state level to recover costs related to climate ...
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Here are 9 things you love that are being wrecked by climate change 27.12.2019 Raw Story
There are so many stories flying around about the horrors already being wrought by climate change, you’re probably struggling to keep up. The warnings have been there for decades but still there are those who deny it. So perhaps it’s timely to look at how climate change is affecting you, by wrecking some of the […]
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Climate change threatens billions in CalPERS pension fund 20.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A new assessment finds that one-fifth of CalPERS' public markets portfolio is in business sectors exposed to financial risk from climate change.

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Editorial: Sea levels are rising. California needs to get serious about the problem 12.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California has been a leader in reducing carbon emissions but is woefully behind in preparing for rising sea levels.

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Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'a war zone,' health official says 6.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Marshall Islands' capital city is flooded by storm waves, dengue fever and flu are rampant, and its president pleads for help from the global community.

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Climate Justice Movement Turns Up the Heat on Democrats 29.11.2019 Truthout.com
Climate Justice Movement Turns Up the Heat on Democrats
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Coal Knew, Too 25.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. “Exxon knew.” Thanks to the work of activists and journalists, those two words have rocked the politics of climate change in recent years, as investigations revealed the extent to which giants like Exxon Mobil and Shell were aware of the […]
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Scientists: Dishonest or Afraid? 21.11.2019 NewsBusters
The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he's titled “My Gift To Climate Alarmists.” Environmentalists and their political allies attribute the recent increase in deadly forest fires to global ...
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Venice City Council Floods Moments After Rejecting Climate Change Proposals 16.11.2019 Crooks Liars
"The regional council, controlled by a president from Italy’s far-right League party, rejected a host of climate measures on Wednesday. Immediately after the vote, the council chambers flooded." Source: Gizmodo Venice is reeling from some of the worst flooding in 50 years, driven in part by sea level rise. The high water has put the city under a state of emergency and, in theory, should be a huge wakeup call that it’s all hands on deck to combat climate change. But the regional council, controlled by a president from Italy’s far-right League party, rejected a host of climate measures on Wednesday. Immediately after the vote, the council chambers flooded. There comes a point where you can’t even laugh at on-the-noseness of 2019. This is one of those times. Andrea Zanoni, a council member and chair of the environment committee, posted photos of the flooded chambers on Wednesday night. It’s the first time the council chambers have ever flooded. The building sits right on Venice’s Grand Canal, and its flood ...
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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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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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