User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Sea Level
Last updated: Sep 17 2020 21:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Reality Check: Trump Wants Us To Ignore The Evidence On Climate Change 17.9.2020 Crooks Liars
CNN's New Day has a John Avlon "reality check" on climate change and Trump. "If you're still in denial about whether climate change is real, you ought to have your head examined," Avlon said. "Or you might be President Trump. There are at least 87 wildfires burning across the western United States, consuming more than 4.7 million acres to date. Phoenix has seen a record 50 consecutive days over 110 degrees, while the skies over San Francisco have been choked with orange smoke, making it look like a dystopian sci-fi film. But it's all too real. With the Northwest now containing three cities with the worst air quality on earth, which shows you why comments like this -- I believe in clean air, immaculate air, I believe in clean water. All of those things. I am not a believer in climate change. "...are dangerous nonsense. But of course, President Trump doubled down while visiting fire-ravaged California this week." TRUMP: It will start getting cooler. NEWSOME: I wish -- NEWSOME: I wish science agreed with ...
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Extreme weather and permanent disaster zones will force a new American migration: research 15.9.2020 Raw Story
August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in […]
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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Fire, smoke, heat, drought — how climate change could spoil your next glass of California Cabernet 5.9.2020 LA Times: Business

How many more scorched summers can the king grape of Napa Valley survive?

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Feds to increase monitoring after Grizzly Creek fire raises risk of catastrophic landslides in Glenwood Canyon 28.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Wildfires burning away trees and shrubs along the Interstate 70 corridor through Glenwood Canyon, perennially plagued by falling rocks, have raised risks of catastrophic landslides -- prompting federal geologists to install more monitoring sensors.
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Antarctica’s glacier-damming ice shelves at risk 26.8.2020 Raw Story
More than half the ice shelves ringing Antarctica that prevent huge glaciers from sliding into the ocean and lifting sea levels are at risk of crumbling due to climate change, researchers said Wednesday. Melt water running into deep fissures caused by warming air is undermining the structural integrity of these natural barricades, they reported in […]
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Italian valley still in ‘red zone’ as Mont Blanc glacier threatens collapse 8.8.2020 Raw Story
An Italian alpine resort remained on high alert Friday over fears a vast chunk of a glacier on the slopes of the Mont Blanc massif could plummet in high temperatures. “No one gets through! No cars, bikes or pedestrians,” was the message at a checkpoint where an automatic barrier and two guards blocked the small […]
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard rebuts U.S. claim that Marshall Islands nuclear waste site is safe 27.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Hawaii congresswoman, a critic of U.S. policy in the Marshall Islands, wants 'fresh eyes' on a leaking nuclear waste dump in the central Pacific.

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Editorial: Trump's continued disregard for the environment and climate change poses a mortal threat 19.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump invoked a highway project in announcing rollbacks of a bedrock environmental law. Funny, because voters face a fork in the road in November.

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Even in Death, Black Bodies Face Environmental Racism 10.7.2020 Truthout.com
Many Black grave sites are vulnerable to disasters due to systemic racial disparities in planning and ...
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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This disaster belongs to Trump — but the Tea Party’s nihilistic hatred of government is what got us here 20.4.2020 Raw Story
The catastrophic failure of the United States to prepare itself for the COVID-19 pandemic, and its equally catastrophic failure to mount the kind of “too late but effective” response to a crisis that has often characterized American history — World War II, most spectacularly — has deep roots in recent political and cultural trends. Dana Milbank […]
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While we fixate on coronavirus, Earth is hurtling towards a catastrophe worse than the dinosaur extinction 10.4.2020 Raw Story
At several points in the history of our planet, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused extreme global warming, prompting the majority of species on Earth to die out. In the past, these events were triggered by a huge volcanic eruption or asteroid impact. Now, Earth is heading for another mass extinction […]
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Six-fold spike in polar ice loss lifts global oceans 12.3.2020 Raw Story
Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometres-thick ice sheets atop land masses at the planet’s extremities sloughed off 6.4 trillion tonnes of mass from […]
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UN: Last year was second-warmest and decade was hottest ever 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.N. weather agency says last year was the second warmest on record and the past decade was the hottest in human history. And it says January was the warmest January since 1850.
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Trump Interior Official Pushed Climate Misinformation Into Federal Reports 6.3.2020 Truthout.com
Indur Goklany speaks at the Heartland Institute's 12th International Conference on Climate Change in this screenshot from a video on YouTube.
An Interior official with ties to fossil fuels industry has modified federal reports to include misleading information.
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The Next Economic Recession Will Likely Come From Climate Crisis 24.2.2020 Truthout.com
Extreme weather caused by climate change could lead to a recession "the likes of which we've never seen ...
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Professor warns: A recession ‘the likes of which we’ve never seen before’ could be on its way 24.2.2020 Raw Story
American companies are ignoring the risks of climate change at their own peril, according to a researcher warning that extreme weather caused by the climate crisis could result in a devastating economic recession. This article first appeared in Salon. Financial markets are failing to account for the risks that increasingly frequent and worsening floods, droughts, […]
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A military perspective on climate change could bridge the gap between believers and doubters 19.2.2020 Raw Story
As experts warn that the world is running out of time to head off severe climate change, discussions of what the U.S. should do about it are split into opposing camps. The scientific-environmental perspective says global warming will cause the planet severe harm without action to slow fossil fuel burning. Those who reject mainstream climate […]
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Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements 4.2.2020 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements
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