User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
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Open thread for night owls: Global warming and loss of labor productivity 2.9.2014 Daily Kos
Joe Romm at Climate Progress writes Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity : Global warming is projected to have a serious negative impact on labor productivity this century. Here is a look at what we know. In 2013, a NOAA study projected that “heat-stress related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 with a warming climate.” If we stay near our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway, then we face a potential 50 percent drop in labor capacity in peak months by century’s end. Many recent studies project a collapse in labor productivity from business-as-usual carbon emissions and warming, with a cost to society that may well exceed that of all other costs of climate change combined. And, as one expert reviewing recent studies put it, “national output in several [non-agricultural] industries seemed to decline with temperature in a nonlinear way, declining more rapidly at very high daily temperatures.” […] If carbon pollution remains unrestricted, we are ...
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When 'Little House on the Prairie' meets 'Mad Max' 2.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Known as a humorist, a columnist, and a rock and roller, Michael Perry's non fiction works were often about life in rural western Wisconsin. Now he's trying something very different: a novel for middle-schoolers.
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Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint 2.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Burlingame asks: How green is gray water? 2.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
City leaders in Burlingame will host a forum on two emerging methods of water conservation in a presentation called 'The Pros and Cons of Gray Water and Rainwater.' Tom Bressan, owner of the Urban Farmer Store and an expert in water-friendly landscaping, will lead the discussion.
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Monkey Cage: How minor parties help address climate change 2.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The following is a guest post from University of Michigan-Dearborn political scientist  Salomon Orellana . ***** Concern over climate change continues to grow among climate scientists and across the political spectrum . But climate change is a difficult problem to address in large part because its consequences are not immediately apparent, and thus it can be difficult to convince the public to accept the material sacrifices required. In democracies, this task can be made more difficult by the incentives parties and politicians face to pander; that is, to pursue votes by appealing to voters’ short-term interests. In the case of global warming, this would be by appealing to voters’ preferences for material comfort in the present at the expense of a future stable ...
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United Nations predicts climate hell in 2050 with imagined weather forecasts 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
'Reports from the future' warn of floods, storms and searing heat in campaign for climate change summit Continue reading...
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Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish 1.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Reno, Nev. • For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada’s desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers. Scientists studying climate change anticipate that as Earth continues to warm, fish and wildlife will migrate away from the equator or seek higher ground for a cooler habitat. “The catch phrase is ‘Migrate, Adapt or Die,’” said Mark Hausner, a...
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Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs 1.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Climate study examines fate of pupfish in Nevada cavern; 'Life in Fishbowl' yields dire news 1.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Boulder to host a climate change expert grounded in science, faith 1.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
As the climate change discussion has evolved in recent years, it has for some become a political litmus test, with many on the right questioning the science behind the claims that human activity is causing global warming, just as many of those on the left accept that as fact. Into that daunting divide steps Katharine Hayhoe, an unusual hybrid in that she is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change, and is also a conservative Christian, a faith tradition that frequently aligns with right-leaning politics.
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A Moderate Bush Wins NYT Kudos for Climate Change Concern, Unlike Anti-'Climate Science' Ideology of Texas GOP 1.9.2014 NewsBusters
Strange New Respect? The national edition of Sunday's New York Times featured a favorable profile of a Bush family politician: George P. Bush (son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush) who's running for a minor state government post in Texas this fall. So what makes him worthy of a news story in the Sunday ...
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No more pause: Warming will be non-stop from now on 31.8.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Enjoy the recent slowdown in global warming while it lasts, because it's probably the last one we will get this ...
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We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough 31.8.2014 Think Progres

Investment pundits think that Tesla Motors is on the verge of achieving something big: A battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventional cars.

The post We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Roadshow: State gas tax could jump 30 cents a gallon 31.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Mr. Roadshow
Eight years ago California passed a bill requiring the reduction of carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. California is the only state to extend the idea to gasoline.
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Spotlight on green news & views: Solar project in WV, high dam removed in WA, offshore fracking 31.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. 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) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,140 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. Labor of Love: How My Small WV Town Launched a Game-Changing New Model to Go Solar —by Mary Anne Hitt: "This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn't just the largest crowd-funded solar project in the state, but also launches a new model making it possible for any WV community organization to go solar. On a ...
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Can Oxfam nudge big food companies to do right? 31.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A new campaign led by Oxfam International is trying to make the inner workings of the 10 biggest food companies in the world more visible.
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Obama's risky midterm game 30.8.2014 The Hill
Solo runs on immigration and climate change could invigorate the president's enemies as much as his friends.
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Stop Dreaming. Republicans Are Not Going for a Carbon Tax. 30.8.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Republicans, as everyone knows, hate taxes and don't accept, much less care about, climate change. But wonks on both sides of the aisle fantasize that a carbon tax could win bipartisan support as part of a broader tax-reform package. A carbon tax could be revenue neutral, the dreamers point out, and if revenue from the tax is used to cut other taxes, it shouldn't offend Republicans—in theory. And so people who want to bring Republicans into the climate movement like to argue that the GOP could come to embrace a carbon tax. We've heard it from former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), who lost his seat to a Tea Party primary challenger in 2010 after he proposed a revenue-neutral plan to create a carbon tax and cut payroll taxes. We've heard it from energy industry bigwigs like Roger Sant , who recently argued the case at the Aspen Ideas Festival. We've heard it from GOP think tankers like Eli Lehrer . It's ...
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Boosting Resilience in the Caribbean Countries 30.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Mike's Blog Round Up 30.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
So with all the problems in the world, from the situation in the Middle East to climate change to income inequality to racist police brutality to, well, you name it, the list is long… I guess the real lesson to be learned in 2014, the real problem, is not to wear a tan suit. Because that… why, that’s just plain inexcusable , especially if your name is Barack Obama and there's a disloyal opposition party that loathes you to its rotten core and won't give you even the slightest sliver of credit, or benefit of the doubt, even if, say, you'd single-handedly prevented the Holocaust. And speaking of Obama, whose White House was on the defensive yesterday over that inartful "we don't have a strategy" remark, well, he actually does have a strategy to deal with ISIS and the crisis in Syria and Iraq, and it's rooted in his "minimalism," his cautious pragmatism, and that's exactly what's needed at this challenging time , tan suit or no. Seeing the Forest : The necessary fight for unions. Lance Mannion : The danger ...
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