User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Will US Republicans feel the heat from climate change? 21.9.2019 Raw Story
Francis Rooney is a Republican congressman from a conservative Florida district who opposes federal funding for abortions and supports President Donald Trump’s plans for construction of a wall along the Mexican border. But he also recently co-sponsored a carbon pricing bill and is one of a handful of lawmakers from his side of the aisle […]
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What is the cryosphere? Hint: It’s vital to farming, fishing and skiing 20.9.2019 Raw Story
More than 100 scientists from 30 countries will soon release a special report examining climate change impacts on the oceans and a less familiar but critically important part of the Earth: the cryosphere. Ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers, the floating sea ice of the polar regions, lake ice, snow on the ground, and permafrost, […]
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D.C. Drowns: NBC Makes Same Hysterical Prediction as 30 Years Ago 18.9.2019 NewsBusters
On Tuesday’s NBC Today, NBC weatherman Al Roker warned viewers that climate change was “threatening some iconic American landmarks” and even touted predictions that Washington D.C. may soon be underwater as a result. The only problem with that dire forecast? NBC has been making that same wild claim for the past 30 years. ...
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Roker ‘Thrilled’ By NBC’s Climate Unit, Hypes ‘Crisis’ in Greenland 17.9.2019 NewsBusters
Launching NBC’s Climate in Crisis on Monday’s Today show, as part of the network’s new climate unit, weatherman Al Roker talked about how “thrilled” he was to head up the effort to push environmental activism and touted a recent trip to Greenland as proof of the “crisis” and “ground zero for climate ...
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Why you should sell your house now — and not wait for the climate to change 16.9.2019 Raw Story
Cities across the United States are already seeing the impacts of climate change. Sea levels are on the rise in Miami, Florida, where ocean waters creep into the streets, even when it isn’t raining. Massive wildfires have taken out whole neighborhoods in California and in Alaska, about 2.5 million acres have burned since July 3. […]
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Editorial: Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an apocalypse 15.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Do you understand the causes and effects of climate change? Here is what you can do to help.

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The internet lost its sh*t after Andrew Yang said it was too late to stop climate change — but is he a fearmonger or realist? 13.9.2019 Raw Story
During the July debates, when CNN moderators asked Democratic presidential candidates about their plans to tackle the climate crisis, most of the responses were about what could be accomplished if we took swift action. Bernie Sanders talked up how he would ensure fossil fuel workers aren’t left behind in a lightning-quick shift to a green economy. Kirsten […]
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Help hurricane victims, but also fight to stop climate change 10.9.2019 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — “It is impossible to prepare for an apocalypse,” Dr. Duane Sands, the health minister of the Bahamas, told reporters Sunday. Somehow, though, we all had better try. Those who have witnessed the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama, Great Abaco and Little Abaco islands struggle to describe it. “Some places it’s […]

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Hurricane Dorian Could Slam 67 Toxic Sites. But Hundreds More Are at Risk. 7.9.2019 Mother Jones
Ten days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reversed an Obama administration directive that required infrastructure projects using federal funding—like roadways and stormwater infrastructure—to be designed to accommodate the rising sea levels associated with climate change. After Harvey dumped more than 60 […]
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How high will sea levels rise? 7.9.2019 The Moderate Voice

How high will sea levels rise? That is what a USF-led team of scientists is trying to discover by using geological records of past sea levels. Here are excerpts from a press release published by the the American Association for the Advancement of Science: TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2019) – An international team of scientists […]

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Circus: Five CNN Hosts Spend Six Hours Blaming Climate Change for Hurricane Dorian 5.9.2019 NewsBusters
As is usually the case with CNN, hosts are reduced to no more than puppets in Jeffrey Zucker’s play, willfully reading from nearly identical scripts as they peddle their daily doses of venom for not only President Trump, but anyone who stands in the way of their far-left, anti-gun, pro-abortion, and pro-Green New Deal vision (to name a few policies). So for seven hours on Wednesday, CNN’s primetime hosts began each of the ten 2020 Democratic presidential “climate crisis” town halls by asserting that Hurricane Dorian exists because of climate ...
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Eye Roll: CNN’s Blitzer Opens Town Halls by Blaming Climate Change for Hurricane Dorian 5.9.2019 NewsBusters
Well, you knew this one was coming. A mere 63 seconds past 5:00 p.m. Eastern and the start of CNN’s seven-hours of town halls on “The Climate Crisis,” Situation Room host and supposedly revered journalist Wolf Blitzer opened this monstrosity of an event by falsely blaming Hurricane Dorian’s entire existence and destruction on climate ...
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Pete Buttigieg Releases Sweeping Climate Plan, Calls it "One of the Greatest Tests in Our History" 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Most of the other Democratic candidates have released comparably ambitious climate change proposals, which include similar approaches as those Buttigieg is calling for.
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Billionaires are prepping for an apocalyptic ‘event’ — but what happens to the rest of us? 3.9.2019 Raw Story
The Earth is in the midst of an environmental disaster. Humankind may not survive the Anthropocene. Climatologists and other scientists are warning that if the Earth’s temperature rises more than 2 degrees Celsius that the human race may have reached a point of no return in terms of stopping global warming and the catastrophes it will cause. Global warming […]
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Antarctica: Thwaites Glacier Ice Shelf Has Thinned by up to 23 Percent Since 1970s 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thwaites Glacier—which is about the same size as Florida—contains enough ice on its own to raise global sea levels by about two feet if it all melts.
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Retreat from Rising Seas? It May Be Controversial, but It’s the World’s New Reality. 2.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Indonesia just found itself a new capital. The country’s president, Joko Widodo, announced last Monday that the new seat of government will be on the island of Borneo, hundreds of miles to the northeast of the current capital, Jakarta. The crowded city’s aquifers […]
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Here’s Why the Carolinas Are So Much More Vulnerable to a Hurricane Like Dorian Right Now 31.8.2019 Mother Jones
Puerto Rico has escaped the worst of Hurricane Dorian. And it looks like Florida might, too: On Saturday morning, the storm again shifted paths, and it appears likely to skirt Florida’s eastern coast instead of making a direct hit. That doesn’t mean the danger is over for Florida, and it does put the rest of […]
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Conservatives attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in new video — but she loves ‘everything’ about it 30.8.2019 Raw Story
The more that far-right Republicans rail against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the more likely they are to make themselves look ridiculous — and in many cases, they end up discrediting themselves rather than her. A recent example is an anti-AOC video posted on Twitter by the Media Research Center (MRC). The wingnut group hoped to […]
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Melting glaciers, as well as ice sheets, raising Earth’s seas 29.8.2019 Raw Story
As the planet’s polar ice sheets destabilise amid rising temperatures, a landmark UN assessment of Earth’s retreating frozen spaces is also set to spell out how melting mountain glaciers will impact humanity in the decades to come. AFP has obtained an official draft summary of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on oceans […]
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These Are the Cities That Should Be Worried the Most About Climate Change Disaster 26.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  This month the cities of Austin and Seattle passed ordinances to tackle the already-here disaster of climate change. In Seattle, the city council passed a resolution to endorse adopting its own local version of the federal Green New Deal proposal, requiring the city to […]
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