User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
Last updated: Jan 27 2015 10:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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As Midwest warms, its economy will suffer 27.1.2015 Star Tribune: Editorials
Bipartisan business group’s data-driven report is a call to action.
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Oil-rich Saudis find new help in struggle to delay action on climate change: Cheap gas 27.1.2015 Washington Post
As the ruler of a country that sits atop 300 billion barrels of oil, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was no fan of proposals to limit the burning of fossil fuels. During most of his reign, the king’s chief envoy to climate talks was a ­global-warming skeptic who boasted of his success at scuttling climate treaties.Read full article >>
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A Congress that Disdains Science 27.1.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
A Congress that Disdains Science
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It’s a Good Time to Be Concerned About Polar Bear Penises 27.1.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
It’s a Good Time to Be Concerned About Polar Bear Penises
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Richard Muller: I Was Wrong on Climate Change 27.1.2015 Little Green Footballs
I'm thinking back to all the climate trolls who used to throw this guy in my face when arguing with them... YouTube Richard Muller founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project after declaring himself skeptical about climate change. He was funded in part by the Koch Brothers. He found out what ...
WorldViews: As Obama visits, what Delhi’s air pollution says about India and climate change 27.1.2015 Washington Post: World
NEW DELHI —The thick winter haze that settles over Delhi — a nasty mix of smog, vehicle exhaust and smoke from cooking fires — abated somewhat when President Obama arrived in India this week for talks. A bit of rain came and cleared the air. Even so, the air quality index hovered around 200 when the president arrived at the viewing stand to watch India’s Republic Day Parade on Monday. That’s approaching what’s deemed a “very unhealthy” level of the microscopic 2.5 particulate matter, which causes respiratory disease and other ailments.Read full article ...
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In New Delhi, Obama announces modest efforts to bolster trade with India 27.1.2015 Washington Post: World
NEW DELHI — President Obama on Monday announced a series of modest initiatives to bolster trade and investment with India as he nears the end of a three-day trip here that has underscored the fragile nature of the renewed U.S.-India partnership. Read full article ...
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Climate Change Is Making Blizzards Like The One Hitting New England Much Worse, Scientists Say 27.1.2015 Think Progres

Another epic blizzard is bearing down on New England. There is a long-term pattern of more extreme precipitation in this country, particularly in New England in the winter. Climate scientists had long predicted this would happen in a warming world. Here's why.

The post Climate Change Is Making Blizzards Like The One Hitting New England Much Worse, Scientists Say appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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La Niñas on the rise in climate change double whammy 27.1.2015 New Scientist: Health
A see-saw effect of warm water slushing in the equatorial Pacific may make extreme climate events El Niño and La Niña twice as ...
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Obama makes deal with India on climate change action, while Republicans continue to troll and deny 26.1.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
While Republicans continue to deny the scientific reality of climate change , even when some admit it is happening but still refuse to acknowledge that people are causing it , President Obama continues to do something about it. First came the historic agreement he made with China to reduce emissions. Now comes this : President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that the two countries will work together to fight global climate change, laying out a set of goals that the two countries hope “will expand policy dialogues and technical work on clean energy and low greenhouse gas emissions technologies.” While not a concrete emissions reductions agreement like the one Obama reached with China this past November, the deal includes efforts to cooperate on reducing emissions of fluorinated gases, invigorate India’s promotion of clean energy investment, and partner to reduce the debilitating air pollution that has plagued many of India’s cities. The agreement also emphasized that the ...
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Republicans fuming over Obama's plan to make most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge wilderness 26.1.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Large populations of animals like this musk ox populate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that the Obama administration wants to protect by designating it wilderness. In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) added nine million acres to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, bringing the total there to 19.1 million acres. Seven million of those acres are already designated as wilderness. On Sunday, the Interior Department together with the White House announced plans to give the other 12.3 million acres of the refuge wilderness protection for another 15-20 years. That would be 98 percent of the refuge and include the coastal plain of 1.5 million acres, an area known to contain massive reserves of petroleum. There is zero chance the Republican-dominated Congress will take action to make the land in question wilderness. And if they choose to overturn the administration's decision to manage the land as wilderness for the next couple of decades, the president will veto it. ...
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Attention GOP Presidential Candidates: Winter Does Not Disprove Global Warming 26.1.2015 Mother Jones
Snow is falling across the Northeast, and millions of people are preparing for a massive blizzard. Due to the extreme winter conditions, my colleague at Climate Desk has issued the following advisory: PSA: Big snowstorm ≠ proof global warming is a hoax. — Tim McDonnell (@timmcdonnell) January 26, 2015 It may seem obvious to you that the existence of extreme winter weather doesn't negate the scientific fact that humans are warming the planet. But that's probably because you aren't a climate change denier who's contemplating a run for the GOP presidential nomination. Last year, for example, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) weighed in on the issue. "It is really freezing in DC," Cruz said during a speech on energy policy, according to TPM . "I have to admit I was surprised. Al Gore told us this wouldn't happen!" Cruz said the same thing a month earlier, according to Slate : "It's cold!…Al Gore told me this wouldn't happen." And here's former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on his Fox News show, after a major blizzard back ...
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What Every Governor Thinks About Climate And Clean Energy, Post-Midterms 26.1.2015 Think Progres

The 2014 midterm elections resulted in eleven new governors, two of whom are confirmed climate deniers, three accept the reality of mainstream climate science, and the rest sit somewhere in between.

The post What Every Governor Thinks About Climate And Clean Energy, Post-Midterms appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Abbreviated pundit round-up: wrecking the Iran talks, fighting TPP, climate faking by Romney & Paul 26.1.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post discusses The new culture wars: House Republicans were able to pass without much difficulty a remarkably restrictive bill that would overturn Obama's executive actions on immigration. It was aimed not only at his measures to keep families together but also at a highly popular provision for the "Dreamers" brought to the United States as children. This is the new culture war. It is about national identity rather than religion and "transcendent authority." It focuses on which groups the United States will formally admit to residence and citizenship. It asks the same question as the old culture war: "Who are we?" But the earlier query was primarily about how we define ourselves morally. The new question is about how we define ourselves ethnically, racially and linguistically. It is, in truth, one of the oldest questions in our history, going back to our earliest immigration battles of the 1840s and 1850s. Ellie Geranmayeh at The New York Times writes Political Sabotage ...
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Polar bear penis bone may be weakened by pollution 26.1.2015 New Scientist: Living World
The baculum, a bone in the penis of polar bears, is losing density in areas where pollutant contamination is high – and that may spoil the bears' sex ...
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India doubles down on coal 26.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Obama, India’s Modi claim breakthrough on nuclear issues 26.1.2015 Washington Post: World
NEW DELHI — At the start of a three-day U.S. presidential visit rich with pageantry and symbolism, President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that the two countries have made progress toward resolving a long-standing impasse on civilian nuclear cooperation.Read full article ...
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Mike Huckabee: ISIL Beheadings Threaten U.S. More Than ‘Sunburn’ Of Climate Change 25.1.2015 Think Progres

ISIL is relatively new on the scene when it comes to national security threats, but climate change has long been seen by military and intelligence experts as a pressing defense issue.

The post Mike Huckabee: ISIL Beheadings Threaten U.S. More Than ‘Sunburn’ Of Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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BREAKING: U.S. And India Announce ‘Cooperation’ On Climate Change 25.1.2015 Think Progres

The agreement emphasized that the countries would "cooperate closely" for a "successful and ambitious" agreement at the Paris climate talks at the end of the year.

The post BREAKING: U.S. And India Announce ‘Cooperation’ On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Rick Santorum: 'Of Course, Do Nothing' About Climate Change -- Even Though It's Real 25.1.2015 Crooks Liars
Likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum argued over the weekend that America should "clearly" do nothing to stop climate change. "Is the climate warming? Clearly, over the past 15 or 20 years, the answer is yes," Santorum told CNN host Michael Smerconish on Sunday. "The question is, is man having a significant impact on that, number one. And number two, and this is even more important than the first, is there really anything we can do about it?" "Is there anything the United States can do about it? Clearly, no," he continued. "Everything that is being considered by the United States will have almost -- well, not almost, but zero impact on it given what's going on in the rest of the world." "So, is your answer, do nothing?" Smerconish wondered. "If it has no impact, of course, do nothing!" Santorum exclaimed. "Why would you do something with people admitting that even if you do something, it won't make a ...
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