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Countries’ U.N. Climate Pledges Aren’t Enough To Keep Warming To 2 Degrees. That’s Ok. 4.9.2015 Think Progres

Experts have long predicted that the Paris talks wouldn't limit warming to 2°C on their own.

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A Major International Climate Meeting Is Wrapping Up Today. What Does It Mean For The Paris Talks? 4.9.2015 Think Progres

This week, key international players have been meeting in Germany to try and hammer out climate agreements before the Paris meeting. Did it work?

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Iceland's Citizens Pressure Government To Take More Syrian Refugees 3.9.2015 Crooks Liars
This is a huge crisis, resulting from a conflict exacerbated by a global warming-induced drought , and Iceland citizens are pressuring their government to do more in light of recent refugee deaths: Syria is currently the biggest source of refugees in the world . Nearly four million people have been forced to flee from their homes, driven away by the dual threat of war and terrorism. Many neighboring countries have opened up borders to help feed and house the influx of those in need. Almost two million are currently in Turkey, one million are in Lebanon and nearly 630,000 are in Jordan, with tens of thousands more arriving every month, according to the UN Refugee Agency . They've also made their way to Europe , where the migration wave is taking a toll on regional ...
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Climate warrior Obama invades tiny town in the Arctic 3.9.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Climate warrior Obama invades tiny town in the Arctic
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Carbon Pollution Is Expanding Global Dry Zones, As Predicted 3.9.2015 Think Progres

A landmark study in the journal Nature documents an expansion of the world's dry and semi-arid climate regions since 1950 -- and attributes it to human-caused global warming.

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In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic 3.9.2015 Durango Herald
KOTZEBUE, Alaska – President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world’s wake-up call on global warming.Obama’s visit to Kotzebue, a town of some 3,000 people in the Alaska Arctic,...
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Obama says struggling Arctic village is 'wake-up call' for US on global warming 3.9.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The US president says climate change is threatening remote Kotzebue’s way of life and vowed to help Alaska cut its fossil fuel use

Barack Obama concluded his Alaska trip on Wednesday by visiting a struggling community in the Arctic circle and calling its plight a wake-up call on global warming.

Related: Obama embraces selfie sticks, salmon jerky and dancing on final day in Alaska

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We have more trees than thought, but fewer than ever 3.9.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
In a blockbuster study released Wednesday in Nature , a team of 38 scientists finds that the planet is home to 3.04 trillion trees, blowing away the previously estimate of 400 billion. That means, the researchers say, that there are 422 trees for every person on ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Obama in Alaska; wildfires in the West; otters on the boat 3.9.2015 Daily Kos
See Allen Insight's post . Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Spotlight can be seen here . More than 23,420 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. I Just Bought 90 Acres (and I'm giving it to the BLM) —by ban nock: "And it gets better. The 90 acres is strategically important to access a further 6,000 acres of prime wildlands adjacent to the Missouri Breaks National Monument. These 90 acres open up a lot more land for people to enjoy. As you might have guessed I didn't buy this land all by my lonesome, I belong to an org that bought it. That org, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), enjoys a reputation of conservation not headlines, they work with rather than against private landowners, other stakeholders, and our government. The RMEF ...
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Santorum’s Climate Consensus Claims 3.9.2015 FactCheck
Rick Santorum made two false claims regarding the scientific consensus on climate change in an interview with HBO's Bill Maher.
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We're at a Dangerous Climate Crossroads - Here's How We Can Save the Planet 2.9.2015 Truthout.com
There is really only one thing we can do to prevent a total climate catastrophe: we must keep carbon in the ground. (Photo: Thawing Arctic via Shutterstock ) As President Obama tours the Arctic to raise awareness about global warming, we're getting new evidence about just how dire a situation our planet is in. In preparation for this fall's big climate talks in Paris, 56 countries have come out with their own national targets for cutting greenhouse gases. And while a bunch of countries getting together and taking action against CO2 emissions certainly sounds like a good thing, there's a catch. See more news and opinion from Thom Hartmann at Truthout here. According to new data from the Climate Action Tracker, the targets those 56 countries have come out with would result in an atmospheric temperature rise of 3.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. Since the official goal of this year's climate talks is to prevent warming from exceeding the very dangerous level of 2 ...
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'Honk once if Obama': Alaska relishes extended visit by a president 2.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
For a state used to the briefest of presidential stopovers, President Obama's extended visit to Alaska this week has been an opportunity to savor.
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Fossil Fuel Company Executives Make A Lot Of Money Off Of Ruining The Climate 2.9.2015 Think Progres

A new report shows a staggering disconnect between investor-owned fossil fuel companies and any sort of progress on climate.

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Obama to hike melting Alaska glacier in climate push 2.9.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
President Barack Obama turned Tuesday to a dramatic symptom of climate change - a melting Alaska glacier - to highlight the dangers of global ...
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NOAA climate change expert: Business can mitigate, adapt or suffer 2.9.2015 Denver Post: Local
A climate change expert told a group of Colorado business leaders that they have three options when it comes to addressing climate change: mitigating, adapting or ...
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'Green News Report' - September 1, 2015 1.9.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama makes powerful case for climate action on the edge of the melting Arctic; 2015 hurricane season enters weird, record-breaking territory; Huge news for electric cars; PLUS: Rightwingers apoplectic over renaming of nation's tallest mountain... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen ...
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President Obama Calls For Faster Action To Curb Arctic Warming And Climate Change 1.9.2015 Think Progres

"The time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers is past," Obama said. "Those who want to ignore the science, they are increasingly alone. They’re on their own shrinking island.”

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In Alaska, Obama Paints Grim Picture of Climate Change 1.9.2015 Wired Top Stories
In Alaska, Obama Paints Grim Picture of Climate Change
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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday 1.9.2015 Daily Kos
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I learned from Republicans in August Conservative Land's most brilliant minds were workin' overtime last month: It's possible that The Bible has legal authority over the Supreme Court. ( Ben Carson ) It's okay to be a misogynist and bash another misogynist without feeling a twinge of hypocrisy. ( Erick Erickson ) Black lives are not among the "things" that matter ( Scott Walker ) Immigrants should be tracked like FedEx packages, which presumably means with bar codes. ( Chris Christie ) Poor people are poor only because they don't work as hard as rich people.  ( Rand Paul ) The Iraq war was a "pretty good deal" ( Jeb Bush ) The only thing a woman knows is how to be a slut. (Perryville, Missouri School Board member Mark Gremaud ) Parents need to stop getting so gosh-darn emotional when their children are murdered. ( The NRA ) We need a wall across the U.S.-Canada border, presumably including the 1,538-mile Alaska-Canada border. ( Scott Walker ) The best way to deal ...
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A Lot of American Catholics Have Never Heard of Pope Francis' Most Important New Message 1.9.2015 Mother Jones
Pope Francis has so far had a tough time selling his high-profile climate campaign to Americans—even to the faithful. Two recent national surveys asked whether American Catholics were familiar with the pope's call for action, and the results were decidedly mixed. Polling data released Monday by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that one in five Catholics are still unfamiliar with the pope's position on climate change, outlined in his landmark encyclical—or papal letter—in which he said humans were contributing to the "unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem." PRRI describes that number as "substantial" but notes that it's similar to other hot-button political issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. A separate poll , released two weeks ago by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and researchers from Yale University, found an even larger proportion of Catholics who were unaware of the pope's views: only 40 percent had heard about the papal letter and its themes ...
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