User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
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Sargent: Morning Plum: Get ready for another ideological death struggle, this time over climate 3.8.2015 Washington Post
Today, President Obama will roll out the final version of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, an ambitious effort to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by nearly one-third from 2005 levels by 2030. This seems likely to set in motion an ideological death struggle that will rival the one over Obamacare — but with arguably even higher stakes.Read full article ...
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President Obama Just Finalized His Plan to Fight Climate Change 3.8.2015 Mother Jones
President Barack Obama has been more vocal than any previous president about the need to combat climate change, and on Monday his administration is releasing a package of rules that will likely be the most important—and most controversial—piece of his climate legacy. "Climate change is not a problem for another generation," Obama said in a video released early Sunday morning. The Clean Power Plan, as the rules finalized Monday are known, is "the biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change." Coal-fired power plants are the country's biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions and the chief culprit driving global warming. They're responsible for even more CO2 pollution than all the nation's passenger vehicles. The new plan aims to slash those emissions by requiring every state to reduce the carbon "intensity" (that is, emissions per unit of energy produced) of its energy sector. By 2030, the plan is expected to slash the carbon footprint of the nation's power sector by 32 percent ...
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How 2016 candidates are reacting to Obama’s climate plan 3.8.2015 Washington Post: Politics
How 2016 candidates are reacting to Obama’s climate plan
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The Moral And Scientific Urgency Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan 3.8.2015 Think Progres

Obama's climate plan is the bare minimum the United States can do and remain a moral nation. Here's why.

The post The Moral And Scientific Urgency Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Why Men and Women Battle Over the Office Thermostat 3.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
A new study says the reason buildings always seem cold to women is because they were designed for ...
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EPA to release final carbon emissions ruling today 3.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The EPA wants power plants to reduce roughly 30 percent of their carbon emissions by 2030.
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Obama's clean power plan hailed as strongest ever climate action by a US president 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestle back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energy

Hundreds of businesses including eBay, Nestle and General Mills have issued their support for Barack Obama’s clean power plan, billed as the strongest action ever on climate change by a US president.

The rules, being announced on Monday, are designed to cut emissions from power plants and have been strengthened in terms of the long-term ambition as originally proposed by the president last year, but slightly weakened in the short-term in a concession to states reliant on highly-polluting coal.

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Do you support Obama’s new actions to fight climate change? 3.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
“Climate change is not a problem for another generation, not anymore,” Mr. Obama said in a video posted on Facebook at midnight Saturday. He called the new rules “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.”
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Today: Obama Goes All In. 3.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. With sweeping rules for coal plant emissions, Obama goes all in on his big "legacy" issues; and the story of medical sleuths who ran down a killer on the loose. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Subscribe to the newsletter...
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Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants 3.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led ...
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Obama's new emissions rules likely to help shape White House race 3.8.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Obama White House says carbon emissions cuts legal under Clean Air Act 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • EPA chief: 2007 supreme court ruling allows ambitious greenhouse gas target
  • Bush and Rubio lead Republican opposition to ‘overreaching’ new plan

The White House insisted on Sunday it was on strong legal footing as it unveiled details of ambitious carbon-reduction plans that are likely to be fiercely opposed by coal-burning Republican states.

Related: Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts

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The Guardian view on population control: empowering women may not save the environment | Editorial 3.8.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Rich people have smaller families but consume more resources. Curbing population growth is not on its own going to help the planet The United Nations has published its latest projections for world population. It predicts that the current 7.3bn people on the planet will reach 8.5bn in 2030, and could be 11.2bn at the end of the century. India is expected to overtake China as the most populous country. The annually updated forecasts are fuel for a strengthening argument that growing population is a critical environmental issue. The logic is simple: increasing numbers of people multiplied by higher average consumption from wood fuel to mobile phones and intensively farmed meat is a double whammy for the environment. The results are depleted raw materials and polluted soil, water and air. Greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change, specifically carbon dioxide, are the common measurement of this relationship. So persuasive is the strand of thought that it has attracted backing from respected public ...
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Hillary Clinton promises to build on Obama climate plan as president 2.8.2015 Washington Post: Politics
In a statement Sunday, the Democratic front-runner called the plan "a significant step forward in meeting the urgent threat of climate ...
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Obama Sends ‘Memo To America’ On The Biggest Thing A President’s Ever Done On Climate Change 2.8.2015 Think Progres

Obama called it "the biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change."

The post Obama Sends ‘Memo To America’ On The Biggest Thing A President’s Ever Done On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Kasich makes quick rise in the polls 2.8.2015 The Hill
Ohio Gov. John Kasich entered the GOP race late but has already made inroads.
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President Obama to unveil tough proposal targeting greenhouse gases 2.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Calling it the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change," President Obama said his administration would unveil the final version of a proposal aimed at curbing the amount of carbon pollution put out by power plants.
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It's Time for a New Story of Humanity's Place in the World 2.8.2015 Truthout.com
The prevailing perception of humans as inherently at odds with nature is not only false, it's counterproductive. (Image: Nature in mind via Shutterstock) June 3, 2015 - It goes without saying that humans are good at causing problems. Climate change , overfishing and widespread environmental contamination from chemical toxicants are all creations of our own making. But are we destined to create such problems? Many people believe so, and argue that our capacity for self-interest, avarice and ecological shortsightedness make us inherently unsustainable as a species . Not only is this way of thinking built on long-disproven myths about human nature and human origins, it also constrains how we think about solutions and alienates us from the rest of the natural world. We need to abandon this belief and not allow ourselves to be defined only by our most recent history. The truth of the matter is that we belong here, and belonging is a much more powerful narrative for sustainability than isolation. In western ...
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Trickle-down politics: Drought could force real change among city, state leaders 2.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
It's something of a relief, if a mixed one, that the drought has surged into the role of the latest scourge to freak out California.
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Hillary Clinton's summer slump 2.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
This isn't a glorious summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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