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Brazil's ditching of climate change targets may not signal policy shift 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Dilma Rousseff’s reneging on a plan to limit CO2 emissions had many fearing the worst but June’s summit with the US may simply mean a delayed announcement

First it was there. Then it was gone. The long-awaited announcement of Brazil’s new climate target came and went with a sleight of hand that caused an uproar among environmentalists this week.

But rather than signalling a shift in policy, as some had feared, the sudden appearance and disappearance of the country’s CO2 reduction goals appears to have more to do with diplomatic mistakes, realpolitik priorities and the greater importance of the US than China, the Guardian has learned.

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The Six Craziest Arguments Politicians Are Making Against Protecting National Parks And Wildlife 22.5.2015 Think Progres

No, state control of national forests won't prevent terrorism.

The post The Six Craziest Arguments Politicians Are Making Against Protecting National Parks And Wildlife appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Jeb Bush Has the Gall to Accuse Climate Scientists of "Intellectual Arrogance" 22.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Jeb Bush shows the disturbingly awful attitude of the GOP towards the most serious problem the human race has ever faced; in his latest statement on climate change he has the absolute gall to accuse the climate science community of "intellectual arrogance." As he has before, Bush acknowledged "the climate ...
Midday open thread: Foxagandists say Obama wrong to call climate change nat'l security threat 22.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?) : Initial unemployment compensation claims rise, but still historically low : For the week ending May 16, seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment compensation were 274,000, up 10,000 from the previous week, the Department of Labor reports. For the comparable week of 2014, the number was 325,000. The four-week running average, which flattens volatility in the weekly numbers, was 266,250, down 5,500 from the previous week. The four-week after is the lowest since April 15, 2000. For the week ending May 2, the total number of Americans claiming compensation was 2,195,714, down 58,933 from the previous week. For the comparable week of 2014, there were 2,620,550 persons making claims. A bunch of Foxaganda blowhards blast Obama for calling climate change a national security threat : Lou Dobbs did it, Charles Krauthammer did it, Eric Bolling did it, Stuart Varney did it. The president they said, each in his own way, ...
Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change 22.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor do the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who are 95 percent certain the human activities are causing climate change. Rather it is the lethal arrogance of the shills for the fossil fuels fools who have, over the past quarter-century, done the bidding of their paymasters in twisting the facts about climate change—when they haven't been fabricating "facts" outright. They started out, some of them, claiming even that the whole greenhouse gas theory was bogus. Over time they've moved through various levels of denial: climate change isn't happening, seasons aren't being altered, sea levels aren't rising; it's happening but it's not a big deal and humans aren't causing it; it's happening but its impacts are minor and far in the future; it's happening but it will open up beneficial new commercial ...
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Saudi Arabia foresees fossil fuel phase-out 22.5.2015 Financial Times US
Oil minister says kingdom will switch to using and exporting renewable energy
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Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program 22.5.2015 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, when President Barack Obama spoke at the US Coast Guard Academy's commencement ceremony, he called climate change "an immediate risk to our national security." In recent months, the Obama administration has repeatedly highlighted the international threats posed by global warming and has emphasized the need for the country's national security agencies to study and confront the issue. So some national security experts were surprised to learn that an important component of that effort has been ended. A CIA spokesperson confirmed to Climate Desk that the agency is shuttering its main climate research program. Under the program, known as Medea, the CIA had allowed civilian scientists to access classified data—such as ocean temperature and tidal readings gathered by Navy submarines and topography data collected by spy satellites—in an effort to glean insights about how global warming could create security threats around the world. In theory, the program benefited both sides: Scientists could ...
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'Green News Report' - May 21, 2015 21.5.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast; Another settlement reached in 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill; Fossil fuels subsidized to the tune of $5 trillion a year; PLUS: President Obama to Coast Guard cadets: climate change is a threat to global and national security ... ...
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Future of Minnesota solar energy 21.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new report from MIT says solar is an important source of renewable energy as the consequences of climate change become more urgent. How can Minnesota leverage the potential of solar?
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Jeb Bush Jumps the Shark: Questions Science Climate Change Belief as “Arrogance” 21.5.2015 The Moderate Voice

Buh bye Jeb Bush. You’ve just disqualified yourself from being President. The former Florida Governor had a bad week doing the politico limbo on whether invading Iraq was a good idea. That brought him under fire not just from Democrats but from many Republicans. Now, perhaps in a move to get back into the good [...]

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"Shell No": From Sea to Land, Seattle Residents Fight Oil Giant's Plans for Arctic Drilling 21.5.2015
A major campaign is underway in Seattle against oil giant Shell's plans to drill in the remote and pristine Arctic this summer. On Monday, hundreds blocked the entrance to the the city's port, where Shell has docked its 400-foot-long, 355-foot-wide Arctic-bound Polar Pioneer drilling rig. On Saturday, about 500 environmentalists and indigenous leaders took to kayaks and small boats in a protest described as "Paddle in Seattle." The Shell rig arrived Thursday even after Seattle's mayor announced its permit as a cargo ship does not apply to oil rigs. Now the Seattle City Council has issued a notice of violation against Shell and could issue fines of up to $500 a day. All this comes after the Obama administration announced conditional approval for the company's plans last week. We are joined by Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien, who was among the hundreds of kayakers in Saturday's action. TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We end today's show in ...
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The Fix: Jeb’s careful dismissal of climate change sounds an awful lot like George W. 21.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
At a house party in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Jeb Bush addressed the subject of climate change, one of several topics where his views are on the left-most edge of the GOP's consensus views."The climate is changing," he said, according to The Post's Ed O'Keefe. "I don't think the science is clear on what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It's convoluted. And for people to say the science is decided on this is just really arrogant, to be honest with you. It's this intellectual arrogance that now you can't have a conversation about it even."Read full article ...
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Jeb Bush: To Accept Climate Science Is ‘Intellectual Arrogance’ 21.5.2015 Think Progres

Potential Presidential candidate Jeb Bush does not trust that there's a consensus on climate science.

The post Jeb Bush: To Accept Climate Science Is ‘Intellectual Arrogance’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Shell Wants To Drill In The Arctic, But Not If These Kayaktivists Have Anything To Say About It 21.5.2015 Think Progres

“Business as usual is not on the table.”

The post Shell Wants To Drill In The Arctic, But Not If These Kayaktivists Have Anything To Say About It appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Daily Digest: Tick-tock to special session 21.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Your daily dose of political news from Minnesota and Washington.
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The Tea Party's Most Hated Presidential Hopeful? Hint: Not Hillary Clinton 21.5.2015 Mother Jones
The tea party hates South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and the feeling is mutual. It attacked the Republican lawmaker mercilessly during his Senate reelection campaign in 2014, but Graham held his seat with 55 percent of the vote. "Kicking the crap out of the tea party is the most fun Senator Lindsey Graham has ever had," wrote Molly Ball for The Atlantic last June after interviewing the South Carolina Republican on the eve of his primary election victory, when he faced six no-name challengers, one of them a tea party pick, in his deep red state's Republican primary. On June 1, Graham plans to join the crowded GOP 2016 field, according to his preannouncement on Monday . And his soon-to-be presidential campaign raises the question: How will the Graham/tea pary feud continue? The animosity between this three-term senator and tea partiers began before his 2014 reelection campaign, triggered in part by Graham's intermittent attempts to work with Democrats in the Senate. Such moves have enraged staunch ...
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Global news organisations agree to share climate change content 21.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Guardian, El País, Le Monde and China Daily are among 25 publishers aiming to raise awareness in the runup to the next UN summit

An unprecedented alliance of news publishers including the Guardian, El País, Le Monde and China Daily have agreed to share climate change content to raise awareness in the runup to the next UN summit.

More than two dozen publishers from around the world – from the Sydney Morning Herald to India Today and the Seattle Times – have agreed to scrap licensing fees for climate change content so that members of the alliance can freely republish articles.

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Anti-coalmining protest 'occupies' bank in Sydney CBD – video 21.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
A dozen anti-coalmining protesters link themselves together in a Commonwealth Bank branch in Sydney's central business district. It forms part of several planned protests by, a climate change group co-founded by Bill McKibben. The bank is linked to a new coalmine and port Queensland's Galilee Basin on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Jeb Bush: ‘The climate is changing’ 21.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
BEDFORD, N.H. -- Jeb Bush believes that the Earth's climate is changing -- but don't just blame humans.The former Florida governor, whose state bears the brunt of rising seas and a changing climate more than most, conceded Wednesday evening that humans are partly -- but not entirely -- responsible for the changes.Read full article ...
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Untethered From Reality: 'BradCast' 5/20/2015 21.5.2015 BradBlog
We've been talking about reality here a lot lately, and the difficulty a huge portion of our population has with it. On today's BradCast: Our nation's untethering from reality, as it affects accountability for Iraq War war crimes and torture, the 2016 race, climate change and much more. We can't ...
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