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Spotlight on green news & views: SEC looks into Exxon; California could last for centuries 22.9.2016 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 25,525 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  FishOutofWater writes— 375 National Academy Scientists Rebuke Trump, Warn of Severe Outcome of Quitting Paris Climate Deal : “Today 375 members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel laureates, warned that the consequences of opting out of the Paris climate agreement, as planned by Donald Trump, would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s climate and for the credibility of the United States. Distinguished MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel, one of the authors of the letter, is a philosophical conservative who was driven out of the Republican party by climate change ...
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In hurry-up mode while Obama is president, 60 nations have agreed to global climate accord 22.9.2016 L.A. Times - World News

The historic global climate accord reached last December in Paris is moving rapidly toward enactment, with 60 countries — representing 48% of all greenhouse gas emissions — having formally approved it as of Wednesday.

To become law, the accord must be approved by at least 55 nations and those nations...

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Happy Hour Roundup 22.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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Even the so-called ‘sensible’ anti-climate action people are being left behind by the facts 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Even the so-called ‘sensible’ anti-climate action people are being left behind by the facts
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The Daily 202: The long summer of discontent ends with a riot 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Wounds reopen in Charlotte, Tulsa, Dallas and elsewhere
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A storm of controversy over Trump's climate science 21.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Thank you, L.A. Times, for connecting the dots between Donald Trump’s candidacy and economic and environmental destruction for the U.S. and all of the countries that depend on us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

( “Trump denies climate science amid rising seas,” Sept. 18)

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The Latest: Latin delegations walk out on Brazil’s president 21.9.2016 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):
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When it comes to climate change, let's get our priorities straight 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
When it comes to climate change, let's get our priorities straight
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Deniers club: Meet the people clouding the climate change debate 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
They've stalled action with a campaign of deliberate misinformation.
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Scientists know climate change is a threat. Politicians need to realize it, too. 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
That's why we and 373 other scientists have written a letter about what's at risk.
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A vote for Trump is a vote for climate catastrophe 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Republican nominee can’t wait to rip up the agreements we need to help fight carbon emissions.
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Goldman Sachs Is Acknowledging Climate Change. Why Isn't the GOP? 20.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Accepting the reality of climate change and the financial, social and political challenges it presents is something every single company, every single government and every single agency is going to have do in the coming years and decades. (Image: Dave Burnham / Flickr ) As climate change rapidly spirals out of control, big business is preparing for the inevitable. According to a new study from the environmental organization CDP, at least 1,300 corporations -- including Goldman Sachs, Disney and Microsoft -- either have an internal carbon pricing plan or are about to put one in place. The thinking here is simple. At some point or another (and hopefully sooner rather than later) we, as a civilization, are going to have to institute a carbon tax on all fossil fuel emissions. It's the most practical way to stop climate change, and it's the only way to recoup the costs of all the damage Big Oil, Big Coal and Big Gas have done and continue to do to our planet. Giant corporations like Microsoft know this, and ...
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375 climate scientists warn about the 2016 Presidential race 20.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Prominent climate scientists sounding alarms in on the U.S. Presidential race.
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Obama gives final speech before UN General Assembly 20.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The address covered some of the president's foreign policy successes over his two terms in office, and touched on topics including the nuclear deal with Iran and chemical weapons in Syria.
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Paris deal to receive boost at UN event 20.9.2016 AP Business
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- At least 20 countries are expected to formally join the Paris Agreement on climate change this week, greatly improving the pact's chances of coming into force just a year after it was negotiated in the French capital, U.N. officials say....
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: The case against Donald Trump 20.9.2016 Daily Kos
We begin today’s roundup with Dana Milbank at The Washington Post who writes about Donald Trump’s rhetoric of violence: There was a time when fantasizing aloud about the murder of your opponent would have been beyond the pale — but not anymore. “Absolutely nonsense,” Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, told ABC News when asked if such a message could incite violence. If Trump’s “let’s see what happens to her” suggestion were a one-off, there might be an argument for giving Trump the benefit of the doubt. The tendency to regard each Trump outrage in isolation is what allows him to become normalized. But look at the comprehensive output of Trump — who freely admitted to the Post that “I bring rage out” in people — there’s no escaping the conclusion that he winks, and sometimes smiles, at political violence. Ryan Cooper at The Week makes the case against Trump (worth a click and a share on social media): Trump does not have a remotely comprehensive policy platform . He clearly has no interest in building one. ...
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Can this retired U.S. Marines colonel unseat longtime San Diego County Rep. Darrell Issa? 20.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Douglas Applegate knew he might get an earful when he started knocking on doors in this solidly Republican town, once home to Richard Nixon’s Western White House.

“You’re a Democrat? You’re in the wrong place,” snapped one woman, holding her dog at bay before she sent Applegate on his way.

That...

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Eugene Robinson: A vote for Trump is a vote to undo vital progress on climate change 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • July and August were the hottest months for the planet since record keeping began. Scientists are confident that 2016 will be the hottest year. Rising sea levels have made flooding commonplace in several major U.S. cities. And meanwhile, one of our leading presidential candidates says climate change is some kind of Chinese hoax. Elections have consequences, and this is one of the most fateful: Anyone who takes climate change seriously had better do everything possible to keep Donald... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Vowing to protect the lungs of Californians, Gov. Brown signs law cracking down on soot and methane 20.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Congressional Republicans mostly staying out of Harris-Sanchez U.S. Senate race, podcast examines Brown's legacy through bill signings Sept. 19, 2016, 12:09 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Most...
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Clinton has detailed plan vs. Trump's lame attempt, but will infrastructure spending really happen? 19.9.2016 Daily Kos
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have laid out plans for tens of billions to be spent on restoring America’s infrastructure as well as innovating some modernization. Clinton’s $275 billion, five-year plan , not surprisingly, contains solid detail. In place of specifics, Trump’s plan, which proposes $1 trillion  in spending and leverage over the same period, depends, as you might have expected, on his self-declared ability to make good deals, tremendous deals, better than anybody else’s deals.  Conor Dougherty  reported  Sunday that economists—at least the liberal ones—hope that the candidates’ support will finally break through the resistance in Congress to tackling the embarrassing and costly problems caused by the rotten and obsolete infrastructure  of richest nation on the planet: These are only plans, of course. Either would have to get through Congress and the inevitable acrimony over any proposal to raise taxes or add to the  national debt . Still, the candidates’ agreement, combined with ...
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