User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Smarter Than A Climate Scientist? Marco Rubio Knows With 'Certainty' He's Wiser About Global Warming 20.4.2015 Crooks Liars
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-FL) asserted on Sunday that he was skeptical of human-induced global warming because there "never has been a moment" when the climate was not changing. During an interview on Face the Nation, CBS host Bob Schieffer pressed the Florida Republican on whether he really believed that climate change could not be linked to human activities. "What I said was that humans are not responsible for climate change in the way that some of these people out there are trying to make us believe for the following reason: I believe the climate is changing because there has never been a moment when the climate is not changing," he opined. "The question is what percentage of that -- or what is due to human activity?" According to Rubio, attempts to address climate change were pointless because scientists could not prove that any solution would be worth the damage it did to the economy. "If we do the things they want us to do -- cap and trade, you name it -- how much will that ...
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Will BRICS Carbon Traders Bailout Bankers' Climate Strategy? 19.4.2015 Truthout.com
The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy must be debated. Pirapora, Brazil. (Photo: guilherme/Flickr ) Truthout can only survive through reader support. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy—the 1997 Kyoto Protocol—must be debated. Assuming a degree of state subsidization and increasingly stringent caps on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Kyoto posited that market-centric strategies such as emissions trading schemes and offsets can allocate costs and benefits appropriately so as to shift the burden of mitigation and carbon sequestration ...
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Lindsey Graham says he’s ’91 percent’ sure he’ll run for president 19.4.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said his decision on whether he'll run for president depends on whether he can raise enough money, but he said there's a "91 percent" chance he will."If I can raise the money, I'll do it," he said on "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace." He added, "I think I got a good message, I think I've been more right than wrong on foreign policy. I've criticized the president for leading from behind, being weak and indecisive. I've been a problem solver in Washington, and I think I've got something to offer the party in Washington."Read full article ...
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Google dominates search. But the real problem is its monopoly on data 19.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
The European commission’s investigation into Google’s shopping service misses the larger point of how much information the company actually owns
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Science is key to our country’s future wellbeing 19.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Funding for the sciences must be increased and it must be pushed up the political agenda

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Spotlight on green news & views: Lomborg's jackpot, Earth Day interview, renewables on the march 19.4.2015 Daily Kos
See madmsf's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,285 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. We Just Had the Hottest March In Recorded History —by Dartagnan: "On Friday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its global temperature records for the month of March 2015, ranking it as the warmest March in their 136-year archive, or since 1880.  March now joins eight of the past twelve months which have set record temperatures for their respective months, globally. [...] Think (or maybe try to feel ) what "March" ...
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Scott Walker Versus Climate Change 18.4.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Two recent events will give the gentle reader a good idea of where Scott Walker stands on the issue of climate change. If one thought that Walker would take the educated position backed by science, one has not been paying much attention. First, Walker wants to appoint his former head of the Department of Administration, Mike Huebsch, to the Public Service Commission, which regulates everything from power rates to construction of power plants and other energy related issues. When being questioned for the confirmation of this appointment, Huebsch put his foot into it : The question came up during the end of Huebsch’s April 7, 2015 appearance before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. State Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) asked Huebsch for his views about "whether or not our activities in terms of energy generation are contributing to climate change?" Huebsch responded that humans have can have an impact on climate change, but said he didn’t believe it is "anywhere near the level of impact of ...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians Denying Science Is ‘Beginning Of The End Of An Informed Democracy’ 18.4.2015 Think Progres

Starting this Monday, 4/20, Neil deGrasse Tyson will be appearing weekly in what may be the first late-night science talk show.

The post Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians Denying Science Is ‘Beginning Of The End Of An Informed Democracy’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Obama in weekly address: 'No greater threat to our planet than climate change' 18.4.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
This is an issue that’s bigger and longer-lasting than my presidency. It's about protecting our God-given natural wonders, and the good jobs that rely on them. It's about shielding our cities and our families from disaster and harm. It's about keeping our kids healthy and safe. This is the only planet we've got. And years from now, I want to be able to look our children and grandchildren in the eye and tell them that we did everything we could to protect it. President Obama, in an early acknowledgement of Earth Day, focused this morning's weekly address on climate change, in a strong and passionate declaration of commitment and an outline of what's at stake. "There’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change," he told listeners, before listing the consequences: Stronger storms. Deeper droughts. Longer wildfire seasons. The world’s top climate scientists are warning us that a changing climate already affects the air our kids breathe. Last week, the Surgeon General and I spoke with public experts ...
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Obama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change 18.4.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day this week with a visit to the Florida Everglades....
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Calling climate change a great threat, Obama says he will visit Everglades for Earth Day 18.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Nearly 20 Republican presidential hopefuls _ a diverse group - flood New Hampshire 18.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Obama unplugged: President and aides try lashing out at GOP adversaries for a change 18.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Maher: In Honor Of Earth Day, America Must Save The Republican Who Still Believes In Science 18.4.2015 Crooks Liars
Bill Maher wants America to save that creature that's on the verge of extinction for this year's Earth Day... a Republican who still believes in science. During his New Rules segment this Friday evening, the Real Time host brought back his segment from last year, Zombie Lies with a new edition aimed at climate change denying Republicans, and proceeded to take the audience through the list of lies told on the subject by the likes of Jeb Bush, John Boehner, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. After getting particularly animated over Ted Cruz and his ridiculous comments where he was comparing himself to Galileo , Maher realized that getting excited is a waste of time because of the real problem with the likes of Cruz and his ilk. MAHER: You know what, why am I getting excited and bothering? This was never about facts to begin with. But what is new, is that it's not even about pandering to voters any more. Even half of Republicans now want this issue dealt with. Well good luck, because the zombie lies ...
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Open thread for night owls: Can new populist agenda harness passions, create movement from below? 18.4.2015 Daily Kos
Joe Queally writes, Can New Populist Agenda Harness Passions, Create Movement From Below? An excerpt: Hoping they can drive a revamped public conversation and fuel a populist counter-movement from the left against an otherwise rightward lurch in the country, a coalition of progressive organizations this week is championing a new agenda designed to galvanize those demanding an economic, political, and ecological transformation in the United States. Representing more than 2 million active members from their respective organizations in more than 32 states, the four members of the coalition—the Campaign for America's Future, National People's Action, US Action, and the Alliance for a Just Society—say that the nation's numerous and interwoven crises have drawn them together during a historic moment that demands a populist response. "We're in a populist moment here in America," said Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, on a Thursday press call. "Even conservative Republicans are ...
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G20 laws cut protest numbers from likely 120,000 to 1,000, inquiry told 18.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

A demonstration forecast to have drawn up to 120,000 people in Brisbane was reduced to as few as 1,000 because of ‘chilling’ temporary laws, review hears

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Peevish tone or loaded for bear _ Obama getting blunt and tough on GOP critics 18.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Behind India’s ‘Epidemic’ Of Farmer Suicides 18.4.2015 Think Progres

About every 30 minutes, a farmer in India commits suicide.

The post Behind India’s ‘Epidemic’ Of Farmer Suicides appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Where to Find the Cutest, Most Amazing Animals on the Web 18.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
We've curated a list of some of our favorite animals scientists, writers, and photo feeds that you should follow for a daily serving of cute, with a side of ...
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Peevish or loaded for bear _ Obama getting tough on critics 18.4.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by name....
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