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Conservatives Uncover Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy®: Yawn 20.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
A prominent political "news" site has gotten its hands on a year's worth of archives of a "top secret" Google Group of liberal activists called the Gamechanger Salon. (I'm not going to link to this story for any number of reasons, all of which are hopefully obvious.) The findings are positively staggering. Apparently many Democratic movers and shakers - you might want to sit down here - don't like Hillary Clinton. Wow. Didn't see that coming, I bet. The emails, from "June 2013 through July of this year," portray Clinton as someone who is "too much of a hawk, too cozy with Wall Street," and "hasn’t spoken out enough on climate change, and will be subject to personal questions and criticisms." It's a good thing these e-mails came to light. If they hadn't, the only way we'd have been able to learn what lefty kingpins think about these kinds of things would have been to actually ask them. For instance, take this bit: Guy Saperstein, "a major Democratic donor and part owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball ...
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Latin America at a Climate Crossroads 20.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Denying Climate Change ‘Will Cost Us Billions Of Dollars,’ U.S. Budget Director Warns 20.9.2014 Think Progres

Extreme weather, drought and wildfires all take a toll on the federal budget.

The post Denying Climate Change ‘Will Cost Us Billions Of Dollars,’ U.S. Budget Director Warns appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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This week at progressive state blogs: LA lobbyist in charge, how Gov. Deal got rich, disbarred in NJ 20.9.2014 Daily Kos
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents. At Eclectablog of Michigan, LOLGOP writes— Republicans understand consequences better than Democrats—which is why they’re terrified : In her painfully good new book This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein sums up what she thinks it would take to address the threat of climate change: “In short, it means changing everything about the economy so that our ...
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This week in science: Blue nation ahead? 20.9.2014 Daily Kos
The US may be about to turn blue in the next couple of months, just not in the political sense. It's good news for those who enjoy colder winters, as they may be here for awhile as a side effect of climate change, particularly Arctic ice loss : As strange as it sounds, Kim believes the intense cold air outbreaks in recent winters across Europe, Asia, and North America are, in his words, “a side effect of global warming.” Building on results released in the new paper and his interpretation of other researchers’ findings, here’s his best guess of what’s going on. Abnormally warm waters in the tropical Atlantic travel up the Gulf Stream toward Europe in the late summer and fall months, motivating exceptional sea ice melt in the Barents-Kara seas north of Scandinavia. When that area is ice free, the open water releases heat into the atmosphere during November and December, and sets up an anomalous blocking pattern over the Ural Mountains. By midwinter, as more and more heat is being transferred to the ...
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News Guide: RNC again tops DNC; Democrats' House and Senate committees best GOP rivals 20.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Pennsylvania Natural Resources Agency Ordered To Delete Climate Change Info From Website 20.9.2014 Think Progres

This is not the first time a state agency has removed references to climate change from its website following the induction of a less-than-climate-friendly Governor.

The post Pennsylvania Natural Resources Agency Ordered To Delete Climate Change Info From Website appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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His camera takes us to the world 'we must preserve' 19.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Genesis" is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.
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California's burning up: firefighters rush to the scene as major wildfires scorch the state 19.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Eldorado national forest erupts in flames, prompting governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency with the prospect of more fires to come during Californias hot, dry autumn

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Krugman, IMF: Fighting Global Warming Is ‘Cheap’ And ‘Might Actually Lead To Faster Growth’ 19.9.2014 Think Progres

Two new studies find that "strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth," as Nobelist Paul Krugman puts it. Here's why.

The post Krugman, IMF: Fighting Global Warming Is ‘Cheap’ And ‘Might Actually Lead To Faster Growth’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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California teachers fund pledges to more than double clean energy investments 19.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Gov. Chris Christie On Regional Cap-And-Trade: It’s ‘A Completely Useless Plan’ 19.9.2014 Think Progres

The governor of the state threatened by up to 15 inches more sea level rise than the global average says he "would not think of rejoining" the nine-state cap-and-trade plan.

The post Gov. Chris Christie On Regional Cap-And-Trade: It’s ‘A Completely Useless Plan’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Twenty-six senators sign letter to People's Climate March organizers praising their effort 19.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The People's Climate March got some unusual support Friday. Twenty-six senators signed a letter praising the march's organizers and participants for their call to action on global warming this coming Sunday in New York City. Led by the Committee on Environment and Public Works chairwoman Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, all signers are Democrats except for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats. Signers also include 19 of the 24 members of the Senate Climate Action Task Force established in January by Boxer and Whitehouse to make global warming a central focus in Congress. Organizers of the march predict a large turnout—at least 100,000 people—for a peaceful protest against the relentless foot-dragging over policy changes on climate. If marchers appear in such numbers, it would be the largest protest in the city since opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq brought at least 200,000 to the streets there on March 22, 2003. The largest ...
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'Burrito Bouncer' Kicks Out 'Suspected Democrats' For GOP Governors' Lunch 19.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
'Burrito Bouncer' Kicks Out 'Suspected Democrats' For GOP Governors' Lunch
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The Self-Interest in Climate ‘Denial’ 19.9.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Self-Interest in Climate ‘Denial’
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A Simpler Solution to Climate Change 19.9.2014 Truthout.com
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Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis 19.9.2014 Truthout.com
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Historic Climate Change Protests Only Days Away 19.9.2014 Truthout.com
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Monkey Cage: What type of climate treaty would people around the world support? 19.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, policymakers from around the world will gather in New York at the United Nations to continue working toward reaching a global agreement in 2015 to address climate change. Leaders are looking for ways to encourage as many countries as possible to make significant commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming ...
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change, foreign policy, and more 19.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
We begin today with Paul Krugman who analyzes the economics of fighting climate change: This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news? I’ve just been reading two new reports on the economics of fighting climate change: a big study by a blue-ribbon international group, the New Climate Economy Project, and a working paper from the International Monetary Fund. Both claim that strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth. This may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. These are serious, careful analyses. But you know that such assessments will be met with claims that it’s impossible to break the link between economic growth and ever-rising emissions of greenhouse gases, a position I think of as “climate despair.” The most dangerous proponents of climate despair are on the anti-environmentalist right. But they receive aid and comfort from other ...
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