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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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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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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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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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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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Washington Post Gives Full Page for Climate Activist Michael Mann to Bash 'Deniers Club' 20.9.2016 NewsBusters
Michael Mann is not just a climate scientist, he’s a climate activist and one of the news media’s favorite alarmists. So it is no surprise to see him lash out at anyone who disagrees with his views about the climate. But it crosses into rampant media bias when a national newspaper supplies him with the platform and the editorial cartoonist to lampoon his competition in the marketplace of ...
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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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AFL-CIO’s Lust for Oil Pipeline Jobs 20.9.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Despite the existential risk from global warming, short-term self-interest often wins out, whether opposition to the cost of building mass transit or readiness to put oil-industry jobs over the danger from fossil fuels, as Norman Solomon explains. By Norman Solomon At a meeting…Read more →
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California backs rules on emissions of methane 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento • Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that regulates for the first time greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills, an escalation of California’s efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based gases to include methane and other pollutants. The move by the Democratic governor targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere. Environmentalists ho...
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Senate's odd couple: Boxer, Inhofe forge unlikely alliance 18.9.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The oddest of Senate odd couples - California Democrat Barbara Boxer and Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe - have accomplished something highly unusual in this bitter election year: significant, bipartisan legislation on the environment that has become law....
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Trump's climate science denial clashes with reality of rising seas in Florida 18.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

By Donald Trump’s account, scientists have tricked Americans into accepting that global warming is caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

“I’m not a big believer in man-made climate change,” he told the Miami Herald on one of the rare recent occasions when he has talked about it.

A few blocks from...

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Arctic ice extant now at second lowest level in recorded history 18.9.2016 Daily Kos
Right around this time of year, mid to late September depending on weather factors, Arctic ice reaches its annual minimum. This year, there are signs that the annual refreeze has already begun, which would leave 2016 as the second lowest ice extant in the modern record, and that’s in a year with greater than average cloud cover over critical portions of the region : "It was a stormy, cloudy and fairly cool summer," US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) director Mark Serreze said in a statement. "Historically such weather conditions slow down the summer ice loss, but we still got down to essentially a tie for second lowest on the satellite record." The culprit is polar amplification . Global warming directly causes snow and ice to melt exposing darker land and sea, which absorbs more sunlight, causing more warming. The cycle feeds back more viciously in the icy, reflective cryosphere than elsewhere. For now, the area covered by ice may have finally bottomed out at an estimated 1.6 million square ...
Why a Donald Trump Victory Could Make Climate Catastrophe Inevitable 17.9.2016 Mother Jones
This story first appeared at TomDispatch.com . In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement—already endorsed by most nations—should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the White House) spell bad news for the fate of the Earth. It's worth exploring how this might come to be. The delegates to that 2015 climate summit were in general accord about the science of climate change and the need to cap global warming at 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius (or 2.6 to 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit) before a planetary catastrophe ensues. They disagreed, however, about much else. Some key countries were in outright conflict with other states (Russia with Ukraine, for ...
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Will trumpism, Brexit, and geopolitical exceptionalism sink the planet? 16.9.2016 Le Monde Diplomatique

In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement — already endorsed by most nations — should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the (...)

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Sea ice in Arctic shrinks to second lowest level on record 16.9.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming....
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Will climate change make California's droughts worse? A mountain lake offers clues 16.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In 2000, researchers took a coring from the bed of a small, shallow lake in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. 

They analyzed the organic matter and chemicals in the sediments to reconstruct a climate record of the past 10,000 years. They then compared it with reconstructions of ancient ocean...

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Things Rep. King knows for sure: Kids need a 'natural family' and global warming is a hoax 15.9.2016 Daily Kos
To Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King, nothing’s more deplorable than the facts. After King on Wednesday declared himself a big promoter of the family and employees having kids, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo wondered if that applied to same-sex couples too. The short answer, no. Caitlin MacNeal gives us a look at the exchange: "I want to respect all people, but I want to promote the natural family," King said. "And I think that’s the most wholesome thing that we can do." King then defined the term "natural family" as "a man and a woman joined together hopefully in holy matrimony, blessed by God with children." CNN's Chris Cuomo noted that research shows that kids raised by LGBT families “are doing just as well if not better" than those raised by a man and woman, which King dismissed. "I think I’d need to look a little further into some of that research," King said in response. "We got down the global warming argument and found out there’s another side to that equation too." Oh, yes, the thoroughly disproven argument ...
Will Trumpism, Brexit and Geopolitical Exceptionalism Sink the Planet? 15.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Scientists and Coast Guard swimmers test the integrity of a melt pond on sea ice in the Chukchi Sea on July 9, 2010, before drilling holes through which instruments can be deployed to collect data. (Photo: NASA ) In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement -- already endorsed by most nations -- should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the White House) spell bad news for the fate of the Earth. It's worth exploring how this might come to be. The delegates to that 2015 climate summit were in general accord about the science of climate change and the need to cap global warming at 1.5 to 2.0 degrees Celsius (or 2.6 to 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit) ...
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MRC's Brent Bozell Slams Media's ‘Arrogant, Haughty Attitude’ on 2016 15.9.2016 NewsBusters
MRC President Brent Bozell slammed the “arrogant, haughty attitude” of the press in 2016, deriding the biased presidential coverage in favor of Hillary Clinton. Talking to Neil Cavuto on Fox News, Bozell compared, “Their attitude about global warming, the attitude about gay rights, which is to say ‘you can only have one position’ and [journalists are] taking it to the presidential ...
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