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inconceivable! red states accept climate change mitigation moneyNew

TRUMP PREPARING FOR CLI­MATE CHANGE! Ac­tu­ally, the head­line for the ar­ticle by Zoya Teirstein for Grist (Jan­uary 27, 2020) reads, “The Trump Ad­min­is­tra­tion is helping nine states pre­pare for cli­mate change.” Ei­ther way, I know that many of you are thinking that word that Vizinni kept using in all the wrong places, “In­con­ceiv­able!” [Read more] “inconceivable! red states accept climate change mitigation moneyNew

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did you know that donald trump was an environmental hero?New

DONALD TRUMP, EN­VI­RON­MENTAL HERO. To most of the people in the world con­cerned with the state of that world, those four words are more than a simple bit of irony: Pres­i­dent Trump may be the quin­tes­sence of the cli­mate change de­nial “movement”—ignorant (or du­plic­i­tous) and ar­ro­gant. Yet when pe­rusing the latest email newsletter from Giz­modo, I was greeted by this head­line and teaser: “Trump Has a Book Written By a Trump Ad­visor About How Trump Loves the En­vi­ron­ment Actually.” [Read more] “did you know that donald trump was an environmental hero?New

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the wicked witch of the east has returned to ozNew

AUS­TRALIA TODAY IS GROUND ZERO for the cli­mate cat­a­strophe. Its glo­rious Great Bar­rier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely van­ished, nu­merous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast con­ti­nent is burning on a scale never be­fore seen. [Read more] “the wicked witch of the east has returned to ozNew

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2018 another year of record temperatures around the worldNew

THE GREEN­HOUSE GAS BUL­LETIN from the World Me­te­o­ro­log­ical Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WMO) pro­vided fig­ures for glob­ally av­er­aged con­cen­tra­tions of three key climate-heating gases in 2018: ni­trous oxide (N2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane (CH4). The pres­ence of these three gases in our at­mos­phere have in­creased by 123%, 147%, and 259% of pre-industrial levels (levels prior to 1750). [Read more] “2018 another year of record temperatures around the worldNew

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alaskan permafrost under assault from warming climateNew

THE TERM “PER­MAFROST” refers to ground that re­mains frozen for at least two straight years. Per­mafrost is most common in re­gions with high moun­tains and in higher lat­i­tudes; it covers large re­gions of the Earth. Al­though the ground is frozen, per­mafrost re­gions are not al­ways cov­ered in snow. [Read more] “alaskan permafrost under assault from warming climateNew

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oldest arctic ice melting faster than the rest of the icecapNew

HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE GOING TO READ that cli­mate change is hap­pening “faster” than ex­pected be­fore we change our expectations—or, at least, our de­f­i­n­i­tion of fast? “Stretches of the Arctic’s oldest ice, and its thickest—the last refuge ice that should sur­vive even when the Arctic Ocean tech­ni­cally be­comes ice-free in sum­mers later this century—are now dis­ap­pearing twice as fast as the rest of the Arctic icecap. [Read more] “oldest arctic ice melting faster than the rest of the icecapNew

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holy hannah! is greta thunberg a time-traveler from the future?New

THE TITLE OF THE AR­TICLE is “Is Greta Thun­berg a Time Trav­eler Here to Save Us From Cli­mate Emer­gency? 120-Year-Old Photo Sparks Flood of Con­spiracy The­o­ries” by the Common Dreams staff (November 21, 2019). Well, there seems to be a con­spiracy theory for just about every­thing, so why not Miss Thun­berg as a vis­itor from the fu­ture! [Read more] “holy hannah! is greta thunberg a time-traveler from the future?New

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find bleeding heart liberal petitions on facebookNew

I HAVE A FACE­BOOK PAGE ti­tled Bleeding Heart Lib­eral Pe­ti­tions. Most days, I re­ceive a slew of emails with pe­ti­tions for var­ious causes such as saving an en­dan­gered species, urging my rep­re­sen­ta­tives in state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment to vote for or against a par­tic­ular bill, protest an in­jus­tice, etc. I read them all, sign most of them, and add a few to the Face­book page. [Read more] “find bleeding heart liberal petitions on facebookNew

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chamber of commerce changes approach to climate changeNew

AS ONE OF THE MOST POW­ERFUL lob­bying groups in the country, the U.S. Chamber of Com­merce has long been a cen­tral player in the net­work of or­ga­ni­za­tions seeding de­nial about cli­mate change. Its work in­cludes spending mil­lions of dol­lars in­flu­encing elec­tions and lob­bying in sup­port of new oil and gas de­vel­op­ment, roll­backs of U.S. [Read more] “chamber of commerce changes approach to climate changeNew