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Category: Climate change
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Are Republican Voters Finally 'Warming Up' to Climate Change Science?: 'BradCast' 5/5/2016 6.5.2016 BradBlog
Are Republican voters 'warming up' to the science of climate change? A new study suggests as much, as CNN columnist and environmental reporter John D. Sutter details on today's BradCast. [See link to audio of today's show at end of article.] That news comes not a moment too soon, as record ...
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One year in, Richard Di Natale faces first verdict on Greens' new pragmatism 6.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

The party leader goes into the election with ambitious plans, having shown his willingness to negotiate with the Coalition

Here’s a quote from Margaret Thatcher warning about climate change. In the 1980s.

“For generations, we have assumed that the efforts of mankind would leave the fundamental equilibrium of the world’s systems and atmosphere stable.

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Even Conservatives Say Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Dystopian 6.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
Even Conservatives Say Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Dystopian
Make America Broke Again. The post Even Conservatives Say Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Dystopian appeared first on WIRED.
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Fossil Fuel Billionaires Kill Children 6.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A shot of a wildfire, location unknown, taken on June 22, 2012. (Photo: Dan Pearce ) Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, Prince may have had a drug problem and a record-breaking 88,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray, Canada. If you've turned on a corporate 24-hour news network in the last couple of days, those are three things that you have definitely heard about. But what you didn't hear from the mainstream media is that the wildfires in Alberta, and in Alaska, are directly related to climate change. See more news and opinion from Thom Hartmann at Truthout here. The media and the fossil fuel industry's shills won't tell you this, but there is no doubt about the fact that we are witnessing one of the most rapid periods of climate disruption in Earth's history. The deniers will continue to sow the seeds of doubt. They'll say that the modeling is imperfect, that the science is imprecise and that there is still disagreement in the scientific community. But the fact is, there is now ...
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Massive Wildfire Displaces Thousands In Canadian Tar Sands Country Amid Historic Heat Wave 6.5.2016 Think Progres

The region, already grappling with the impacts of tar sands extraction, will face at least a billion dollars in damage.

The post Massive Wildfire Displaces Thousands In Canadian Tar Sands Country Amid Historic Heat Wave appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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More than 80% of Trump supporters see refugees as threat to US, survey shows 6.5.2016 Guardian: Environment
  • Donald Trump supporters ranked Isis as biggest danger in Pew poll
  • Climate change ranked highest for Democrats, but lowest for Republicans

More than eight in 10 Republicans who support Donald Trump regard refugees from Iraq and Syria as a major threat to the US, according to a survey that lays bare the deep political polarisation in America.

Trump’s creed of “America first” set out in a recent foreign policy speech in Washington appears to be resonating with Republicans who believe the US should put its own interests ahead of playing the role of global policeman.

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Exxon, FuelCell studying carbon emissions 6.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Exxon and FuelCell Energy will jointly develop technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants. The companies will pursue technology that uses carbonate fuel cells to generate power while capturing carbon dioxide, which scientists say is the most prevalent greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Exxon’s vice president for research and development, Vijay Swarup, says developing technology to clean up power plants is part of Exxon’s strategy to help limit clima... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions 6.5.2016 AP Business
DALLAS (AP) -- Exxon Mobil and FuelCell Energy say that they will jointly work on technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants....
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Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are 'disaster for planet' warns World Bank 5.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead

Plans to build more coal-fired power plants in Asia would be a “disaster for the planet” and overwhelm the deal forged at Paris to fight climate change, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday.

In an unusually stark warning, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, noted that countries in south and south-east Asia were on track to build hundreds more coal-fired power plants in the next 20 years – despite promises made at Paris to cut greenhouse gas emissions and pivot to a clean energy future.

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Zimbabwe’s Extreme Response To Extreme Drought: Sell The Animals 5.5.2016 Think Progres

Animal lovers have a new villain in Zimbabwe — climate change.

The post Zimbabwe’s Extreme Response To Extreme Drought: Sell The Animals appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Mayors from big cities push climate initiatives 5.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy. That announcement was made by the mayors of Paris, Montreal and Atlanta at a climate change summit Thursday in Washington. The projects are part of the landmark climate change agreement concluded last year in Paris. That agreement aims to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Ce...
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Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives 5.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy....
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Colorado state Rep. J. Paul Brown skeptical of human-made climate change 5.5.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Republican state Rep. J. Paul Brown encouraged fellow lawmakers on Tuesday to see “Climate Hustle,” a “global warming comedy” that critics say foolishly emboldens climate change skeptics.Brown, from Ignacio, made his comment during an evening debate before the full...
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Scientists May Have Found The Key To Motivating People To Act On Climate Change 5.5.2016 Think Progres

Thinking of climate change as a collective problem may inspire people to give more to the cause.

The post Scientists May Have Found The Key To Motivating People To Act On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Plight of Louisiana climate refugees ought to ring the bell for breaking free of fossil fuels 5.5.2016 Daily Kos
You may have missed The New York Times  story  Monday on the $48 million federal grant to resettle climate refugees from the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana. It’s a story pointing to what is just the beginning of what is certain to be an accelerated trend worldwide: Millions moving away from the rising seas, oppressive heatwaves, and drought that human-caused global warming is inflicting on the planet. What’s happening on Isle de Jean Charles is what climate scientists say is coming for Miami, New York City, Boston, Guangzhou, China, Osaka, Japan, and at least 130 other coastal cities around the world: A rising sea at their doorstep, and vast sums of money spent to protect them or move their inhabitants to higher ground. As for the people of Isle de Jean Charles: “We’re going to lose all our heritage, all our culture,” lamented Chief Albert Naquin of the  Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw , the tribe to which most Isle de Jean Charles residents belong. “It’s all going to be history.” Tribal ancestors fled to ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Sucking a free-flowing river dry; Florida Keys are dissolving 5.5.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight . More than 25,115 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES MotherMags writes— The Southwest's only free-flowing river could be sucked dry by home builders and Republicans : “For the most part Arizona hasn’t experienced severe drought conditions like we’ve seen in California and Nevada. One reason is U.S. Senator Carl Hayden, the longest serving member of Congress (1927-1969) and a principal architect of western water policy. The unassuming but powerful Arizona Democrat engineered more water for his home state than it probably deserved, given Arizona’s tiny population at the time. Hayden’s great legacy is the Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile complex ...
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Taste of summer: Smoky skies, 80s by Friday 5.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
June and July temperature levels Thursday and Friday.
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Alberta declares state of emergency as wildfire forces hurried evacuation 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
More than 80,000 residents were ordered to leave the city of Fort McMurray in the Canadian province as a ‘nasty, ugly’ inferno raged amid shifting winds Worst of blazes ‘still to come’ after Fort McMurray evacuated The Canadian province of Alberta has declared a state of emergency, after a raging wildfire destroyed dozens of homes, engulfed several neighbourhoods in flames, and forced the hurried evacuation of an entire city. More than 80,000 residents were ordered to leave the city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta on Tuesday, after shifting winds saw the blaze go from being largely in control to a “nasty, ugly” inferno, as described by the local fire ...
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Bernie Sanders says he's staying in, and it's 'good for the Democratic Party' 5.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Vermont senator tells NPR he will stay in until June, despite the likelihood of Hillary Clinton being the Democratic nominee.
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The Planet Remade: frank, clear-eyed book on geoengineering, climate disaster, & humanity's future 4.5.2016 Boing Boing
Morton is a much-loved science writer, the former news and features editor for Nature, with an asteroid (10716 Olivermorton) named after him. In Planet Remade, Morton looks at the long sweep of debates over the science of climate change and humanity's relationship to its home planet, offering a smart, sensitive history of how our species has at various times, denied that the planet could ever be changed by puny humans; exulted in its ability to change the planet to suit its needs; quailed at the damage wrought by human activity; and taken global, effective, coordinated action to mitigate that damage -- and how each of these modes of relating to Earth has worked out for us and for our fellow living things. This is the backdrop for the urgent story of geoengineering, the practice of (deliberately or accidentally) changing the planet. We're already geoengineering Earth, have been doing so at least since the dawn of agriculture, though mostly our changes have been inadvertent. The reason geoengineering ...
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