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Bay Area billionaire's climate-change ads leave fact-checkers cold 22.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: National News
Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and the Washington Post are dogging one of the nation's biggest political donors, Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, who ditched his ties to fossil fuels
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After Climate Meeting, Scientists Still Aren’t Sure That Florida’s Governor Is ‘Climate Literate’ 22.8.2014 Think Progres

So far, it's unclear how much the governor took from the meeting.

The post After Climate Meeting, Scientists Still Aren’t Sure That Florida’s Governor Is ‘Climate Literate’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Monkey Cage: Conspiracy theories aren’t just for conservatives 21.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? Liberals, that’s who. Take Princeton economist Paul Krugman who ominously warns that: Unlike the crazy conspiracy theories of the left—which do exist, but are supported only by a tiny fringe—the crazy conspiracy theories of the right are supported by important people: powerful politicians, television personalities with large ...
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Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires 21.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.
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13 Republican Climate Deniers Who Want to Be President 21.8.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's hard to believe, surveying the GOP field of possible presidential nominees, but back in 2008 the parties were not that far apart on climate change. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, backed cap-and-trade for carbon emissions. After joining his ticket, so did Sarah Palin. But back then, lots of Republicans and conservatives also supported an individual mandate to buy health insurance. The Republican Party of 2008 was a big enough tent to include people who admitted demonstrable problems existed and supported free-market-oriented solutions. Not anymore. The rise of the Tea Party movement and the rightward shift of the Republican base and the politicians who pander to it put an end to all that. Whoever is the Republican nominee for president in 2016, it's a safe bet that he—and yes, it will be a he, as all the leading contenders are male—will oppose taking any action on climate ...
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Victorian election: with 100 days to go, what are the big issues? 21.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

To kick off our new blog, our Melbourne editor explains why unemployment, Tony Abbott and (obviously) the East West Link will all affect this critical state election

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Kaler leads 10-person U delegation to Norway 21.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Trip is designed to enhance research partnerships.
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The Fix: Environmentalists are trading purity for pragmatism in 2014 20.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
NextGen Climate Action, the outside group run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, took a new tack in its attempts to bolster Democrats' chances in the Iowa Senate race this week. Its first ad, you migh recall, was a mini-play suggesting that Republican Joni Ernst had sold her soul to some shadowy cabal of dudes worried about tax breaks or something. The new ad is more to the ...
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Tea Party Has Republicans Afraid To Discuss Scientific Consensus On Climate Change 20.8.2014 The Moderate Voice
Republicans must say idiotic things to get elected, often denying science, but that does not mean that all elected Republicans are idiots. Bloomberg has discussed the scientific consensus on climate change with many Republicans. While well ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree on how human action has caused global warming, rank and file Republican remains [...]
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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday 20.8.2014 Daily Kos
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Amazing Adventures of Super Barney Compared to years past, the town hall spittle-slinging has been quiet this summer. Since nature abhors a vacuum, here's a classic moment from August of '09, when Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank gave a Nazi-card playing Lyndon LaRouchebot something to cry in her strudel about when she framed health insurance reform this way: Woman holding photo of Obama with a Hitler mustache: Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy, as Obama has expressly supported this policy? Why are you supporting it? Barney, it's all yours: "When you ask me that question, I am going to revert to my ethnic heritage and answer your question with a question: on what planet do you spend most of your time?" Jon Stewart answered it best, I think: "Apparently a planet where a mixed-race president and a gay Jew qualify as Nazis." Consider this your moment of zen. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! ...
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Floods in India and Nepal will only become more common 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The floods that have killed over 100 people in the Himalayan region are exactly what climate scientists have been warning ...
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Floods in India and Nepal are harbinger of climate future 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The floods that have killed over 100 people in the Himalayan region are exactly what climate scientists have been warning ...
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Climate change to slash south Asian GDP 19.8.2014 Financial Times India: Society
ADB says region will on average lose 8.8% of its economy by 2100 if no action is taken
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Primary forests-the action and the policy 19.8.2014 Earth Times
The animals and plants of the primary forests are those we are desperately trying to save. Their habitats are the primary forest, whether taiga or tropical. To conserve those myriad habitats, these policies and actions are recommended for immediate use by you, the people who can turn the tide and keep the last 5% of the once-great green forest.
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Aug. 19 Readers' letters: Delta tunnel issue deserves public vote 19.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Meet The First Pacific Island Town To Relocate Thanks To Climate Change 19.8.2014 Think Progres

"Relocation is the only option available that will keep the community safe and will allow for future growth and prosperity of the capital and the province."

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Abbreviated pundit round-up: A teachable moment from Ferguson? Ending Pentagon slush fund 18.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation writes What Matters in Ferguson: Michael Brown was shot and killed by an officer of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. This is what matters. The name of the officer has been released (it’s Darren Wilson, who has been on the force for six years), alongside allegations that Brown was involved in a robbery. This does not matter. It doesn’t matter because people accused of robbery should not be shot. It doesn’t matter because people who put their hands up in surrender should not be shot. It doesn’t matter because a body should not lie in the streets for hours after being shot by a police officer. Michael Brown was shot and killed by an officer of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. Everything else is irrelevant. John McWhorter at The New Republic is right with his There Is Only One Real Way to Prevent Future Fergusons: End the War on Drugs, but that is only one crucial piece of the solution: It is impossible not to conclude that what happened to Michael Brown ...
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Understand faulty thinking to tackle climate change 18.8.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
The amorphous nature of climate change creates the ideal conditions for human denial and cognitive bias to come to the fore, says George ...
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Clive Palmer to host world climate change convention at his resort 18.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Palmer says major international leaders will attend the 17 November event, one day after Brisbanes G20 meeting

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Open thread for night owls. Thomas Frank: Wrecking the Republican Party in three easy steps 18.8.2014 Daily Kos
Thomas Frank writes How to wreck the GOP in 3 easy steps! The great days of the Obama presidency are behind us, everyone seems to believe, and the most this once-promising president can do now are hold convenings and issue small-bore executive orders while awaiting a round of midterm elections that are likely to go against him. Oh, woe is he. It’s time to snap out of it. Obama is still the most powerful man in the world. The nation still needs presidential action. And the Democrats need action too, if they’re going to avoid disaster this fall. Last week, I asked around for suggestions, things the Obama administration could do, all on its own, that the Republicans in Congress would be powerless to stop. I heard countless good ideas: Obama could make it absolutely clear to his FCC chairman that net neutrality is the policy of his administration; he could reclassify marijuana so that it is no longer a Class 1 narcotic; he could reform the federal contracting system to discourage outsourcing and promote good ...
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