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New Study Shows the Devastating Effect Climate Change Is Having on Antarctica 15.6.2018 Mother Jones
Antarctica’s sheets of ice are melting at a rate faster than ever before and raising global sea levels by “almost a centimeter,” an international group of scientists concluded Thursday in a study published in the journal Nature. If the icy continent continues to thaw at an accelerating rate, they noted, seas could rise by close to 200 feet bringing […]
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Marine Heatwaves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life 8.6.2018 Truthout.com
On World Oceans Day, let's commit to preserving this vital ecosystem.

The post Marine Heatwaves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life appeared first on Truthout.

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The White House Apparently Forgot to Tell NOAA Not to Mention Climate Change 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
“Sea level rise” and “climate change” are not phrases Trump appointees typically use to describe anything but hoaxes. But on Monday, the acting head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), spoke to a crowd of more than 600 scientists, advocates, and policymakers about the agency’s commitment to studying climate change and its effect on the warming […]
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This Case Could Be a Game Changer in Cities’ Lawsuits Against Big Oil 29.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The city of Richmond, California, juts into the San Francisco Bay like the head of a rhinoceros looking west across the water, toward San Quentin State Prison and the tony towns north of the Golden Gate. It’s a low, industrial town, and 2,900 […]
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In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply “ignore” federal climate research 24.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
White House officials last year weighed whether to simply "ignore" climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop "a coherent, fact-based message about climate science," according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.
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In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to ‘ignore’ federal climate research 24.5.2018 Washington Post
White House officials last year weighed whether they should develop “a coherent, fact-based message about climate science,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.
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Internal memo suggested that White House 'ignore' federal scientists' climate research 24.5.2018 LA Times: Environment

White House officials last year weighed whether to simply "ignore" climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop "a coherent, fact-based message about climate science," according to a memo obtained by the Washington Post.

The document, drafted Sept. 18 by Michael Catanzaro,...

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'Green News Report' - May 22, 2018 22.5.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans waste public's time denying rising sea levels in House Science Committee hearing; NASA study finds humans are driving major changes in the global fresh water supply; British government to launch non-recyclable plastic tax; PLUS: He's back! Ex-con former coal baron Don Blankenship launches third party ...
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Surprise! The Park Service Can Say “Climate Change” After All 22.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Backing away from attempts at censorship, the National Park Service on Friday released a report charting the risks to national parks from sea level rise and storms. Drafts of the report obtained earlier this year by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting showed park […]
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Del Mar considers unpopular 'planned retreat' strategy due to rising sea level 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Herb Montgomery and his wife, Janet, have lived in Del Mar’s low-lying Beach Colony just east of Camino Del Mar for 20 years.

He knows the ocean is creeping closer to his property and he says the city has an obligation to protect his home, valued at $3.2 million, from the rising waters.

But considering...

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Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.
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A $50,000-a-Night Underwater Hotel Room in the Maldives Shows How Oblivious We Are to Climate Change 19.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In a tiny nation that will likely be underwater due to sea level rise within the next century, an American luxury hotel chain is constructing an underwater hotel room that the world’s wealthiest will be able to reserve for $50,000 a night. […]
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Of Course Mo Brooks Blames Falling Rocks For Sea Level Rise 18.5.2018 Crooks Liars
By now, you have probably heard that my congressman, Rep. Mo Brooks, challenged climate scientist Philip Duffy of the Woods Hole Research Center with the notion that sea level rise may be just a result of falling rocks instead of greenhouse gas emissions. "Every time you have that soil or rock or whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise, because now you have less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up," Brooks opined at the Wednesday hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Of course, that is utter nonsense . But it is exactly the sort of fake folk wisdom that makes conservatives in Alabama's 5th Congressional district so happy with Mo Brooks. Since 2010, when he was elected to Congress on the Tea Party wave, I have talked to Mo Brooks in person and interviewed many of his supporters. All of them emphasized his total commitment to conservative, small-government values. As an example, more than one of them has cited a ...
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The Energy 202: Why climate scientists want to be thought of as the real 'climate skeptics' 18.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
They say the label "skeptic" should be reserved for those truly interested in testing hypotheses in order to find the truth.
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Pentagon revised Obama-era report to de-emphasize threats from climate change 10.5.2018 Washington Post
The word “climate change” appeared 23 separate times in an unpublished 2016 draft of the Defense Department report, which was obtained by The Washington Post. But the final version used the phrase just once. Other references were omitted or altered to “extreme weather” or simply “climate.”
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Earth's atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold 4.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Carbon dioxide concentrations have now pushed the planet closer to warming levels that are beyond what scientists have deemed "safe."
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Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way 26.4.2018 The Moderate Voice

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010. NASA/Kathryn Hansen Mark Serreze, University of Colorado Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects […]

The post Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Climate Change Will Make Thousands of Islands Uninhabitable. A New Study Says It’ll Happen Sooner Than We Thought. 26.4.2018 Mother Jones
On Christmas Eve 2008, the president of the Marshall Islands declared a state of emergency after seawater flooded the country’s biggest urban areas, displaced hundreds of islanders, destroyed dozens of homes, and contaminated freshwater reserves. But this wasn’t some freak storm or tsunami; it was a garden-variety, seasonal storm surge, coupled with high tides—and it marked the […]
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Study: Climate change could make thousands of islands ‘uninhabitable,’ disturb U.S. military installations 26.4.2018 Washington Post
The study focused on the island of Roi-Namur, part of the Marshall Islands and home to a U.S. military base that supports 1,250 American civilians, contractors and military personnel.
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Only Trump's EPA would say cars that pollute less put too many lives at risk 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Thanks for publishing the article, “Trump’s EPA argues more people will die in car accidents unless California fuel rules are weakened.”

Yes, lives are important, so all of the lives that will be affected by weakening fuel economy standards should be considered. This includes the...

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