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Watch Bill Nye read mean Tweets about himself 1.8.2015 Boing Boing

My favorite: "You pretend the global warming fairy is real even as you live in a mansion. Maybe do cartwheels for voodoo." (Wut?)

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Ski towns like Aspen should do more than just adapt to climate change 31.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: It seems Aspen, Colo., is handling global warming as Newport Beach is: It's adapting, with locals protecting their property and working to maintain their economy. Aspen will house wealthy Houstonians who want to escape increasing Texas heat. Less wealthy Houstonians will just swelter...
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'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015 31.7.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildfire season explodes across West; New study finds wildfire season getting much worse around the world; PLUS: The killing of Cecil the Lion ignites a firestorm of controversy... All that and more in today's Green News ...
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El Niño vs. the Blob: Here's Why California's Drought Probably Won't End Anytime Soon 30.7.2015 Mother Jones
California could be in for a wetter-than-normal winter, thanks to the mysterious meteorological phenomenon known as El Niño. Weather scientists have been watching El Niño get stronger throughout this year and think it could match or surpass the strongest on record, back in 1997. What does this mean for long-suffering California and its interminable drought? Let us explain. What the heck is El Niño again? Giphy Normally, equatorial winds in the Pacific Ocean blow toward the west and push warm surface water in that direction. El Niño—"the child," named in reference to Jesus by Spanish-speaking fishermen from South America who noticed, starting centuries ago , unusual weather around Christmas-time—happens every few years when those winds die down or diminish, leaving more warm water pooled along the equator off the coast of South America. That's been happening this year; the longer the wind pattern remains unusual, the more the eastern Pacific warms up. Here's a map of ocean temperature anomalies (that is, ...
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Californians back new policies to fight climate change, poll says 30.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Hillary Clinton's climate change plan 'just plain silly', says leading expert 30.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

The Democratic frontrunner’s solar proposal has major holes if she hopes to halt global warming. What would a real climate-change candidate look like?

Hillary Clinton’s pledge on Sunday to support renewable energy and boost subsidies for solar panels was set up as a great unveiling – the Democratic frontrunner’s first public remarks on how her presidency would tackle climate change.

Related: Is Hillary Clinton's ambitious solar energy goal for the US workable? | Karl Mathiesen

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Donald Trump on Climate Change: It's Just 'Bad Weather' 30.7.2015 Little Green Footballs
SoundCloud If you've been wondering whether Donald Trump was going to join the rest of the anti-science conservative world and deny the existence of climate change, despite the mountains of evidence and overwhelming scientific consensus, well yes, he is. "The real climate change is going to be nuclear climate change if ...
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The Power Of Process: How Hillary's Image Is Manipulated In The Media 29.7.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
By Peter Daou In recent days, #HillaryMen joined the Clinton campaign and Democrats who excoriated the New York Times for its irresponsible and patently false story about Hillary’s emails. However, there is another Times article today that, taken with countless similarly framed pieces in other major publications, constitutes a much graver risk to Hillary’s candidacy. Here are selected snippets of the story, which is about Hillary’s newly introduced climate plan : Hillary Rodham Clinton seized on an issue Monday that increasingly resonates with Democratic voters… Mrs. Clinton’s strategists see climate change as a winning issue for 2016. They believe it is a cause she can advance to win over deep pocketed donors and liberal activists in the nominating campaign… It is also one that can be a weapon against Republicans in a general election. Polls show that a majority of voters support candidates who pledge policy action on the warming climate… The Clinton campaign emphasized that her targets cleared a bar ...
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Huckabee’s Hot Air on Volcanoes 29.7.2015 FactCheck
Mike Huckabee claimed that a single volcanic eruption "will contribute more than 100 years of human activity" toward global warming. This is far from accurate.
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Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens From Climate Change? 29.7.2015 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Dave Burnham / Flickr ) On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been legally declared a state obligation, regardless of arguments that the solution to the global climate problem does not depend on one country's efforts alone. The decision was based on various branches of law, including, most importantly, human rights. In effect, it makes the Dutch government accountable for greenhouse gas emissions on its own territory, an outcome other countries may also need to heed. The government, the court said , must ensure that Dutch emissions in 2020 will be at least 25 percent lower than those in 1990 - the amount the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report says is needed from industrialized countries if the world is to not exceed 2 °C (3.6 °F) warming and avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Dutch political ...
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Chuck Norris Promotes Crazy Theory That Hillary Clinton Will Use Massive Voter Fraud 29.7.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris hasn't found a wingnut conspiracy theory he didn't like. Whether it's global warming treaty designed to turn into a One World Order , but he hit his stride on the pages of WND, where he opines Hillary Clinton will capture the White House because of massive voter fraud conducted behind the Motor Voter laws which gives voting rights to massive amounts of illegal immigrants. For most of President Obama’s time in office, he has been dogged by accusations from the far-right that he is trying to fulfill a 1966 plan laid out by sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven “to wipe out poverty” by encouraging everyone who is eligible for welfare to register for such aid in order to create a severe financial strain on the federal government, which could then be pressured into “establishing a guaranteed annual income.” Actor Chuck Norris writes in the far-right outlet WorldNetDaily today that the “Cloward-Piven strategy” will ultimately lead to massive voter fraud that will ...
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Obama's immigration conundrum: Enforcing past administrations' policy failures 28.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: Today's immigration policies are a carry-over from the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. ("Judge says immigrant families should be released from detention: What happens now?," July 26)
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Clinton Campaign Releases Horror Film Montage Of Climate-Denying Presidential Candidates 28.7.2015 Think Progres

Instead of Frankenstein, the monsters in the video are the Republican presidential candidates who deny that human-caused climate change is real.

The post Clinton Campaign Releases Horror Film Montage Of Climate-Denying Presidential Candidates appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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French climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of Paris draft for negotiations 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

France will intervene to take action in October if sluggish pace continues on agreeing a text for a new deal on global warming, says Laurence Tubiana

France’s top climate ambassador has said she is very concerned at the slow rate of progress on a negotiating text that will form the basis of a new international deal on global warming in Paris later this year.

But Laurence Tubiana also said that negotiators from nearly 200 countries were making headway on the document, and made clear that the French government would take action in October on the text if more progress has not been made.

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Climate change skeptics may be about to lose one of their favorite arguments 27.7.2015 Washington Post
Whenever you point to melting ice in polar regions, climate change doubters or skeptics have an answer. Ice floating atop the seas around Antarctica, they point out, is growing — and that’s not what you would expect from global warming, right?Read full article ...
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James Hansen Spells Out Climate Danger Of The ‘Hyper-Anthropocene’ Age 27.7.2015 Think Progres

The world needs to understand the plausible worst-case scenario for climate change this century and beyond -- something that the media and the IPCC have utterly failed to deliver.

The post James Hansen Spells Out Climate Danger Of The ‘Hyper-Anthropocene’ Age appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Hillary Clinton unveils climate change policy 27.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to position herself as a crusader against climate change Sunday by unveiling some robust goals, even as she continued to avoid some of the more contentious battles around global ...
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Hillary Clinton unveils climate change policy 27.7.2015 LA Times: Nation
Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to position herself as a crusader against climate change Sunday by unveiling some robust goals, even as she continued to avoid some of the more contentious battles around global warming.
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The GOP Presidential Field Ranked On How Far Back They’d Roll Obama’s Climate Agenda 26.7.2015 Think Progres

The climate train is slowly accelerating down the tracks, and the person who takes over in 2017 can decide whether to speed it along, slow it down, or throw the engine dramatically into reverse.

The post The GOP Presidential Field Ranked On How Far Back They’d Roll Obama’s Climate Agenda appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Tourist hotspots around the world are crowded with new visitors – but are they all welcome? 26.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
A surge of visitors from developing countries is putting a strain on top European destinations but is it ethical, or possible, to stop them?

A bar not 300 metres from Rome’s Spanish Steps. Two Russian women – they could be mother and daughter – sip aperitivi. A couple speaking Brazilian Portuguese wait for sandwiches at the counter, while a boisterous party of Chinese makes its way past the glass door, shut against the sweltering heat.

Rome is as good a place as any to observe trends in global tourism, and what the Romans have experienced in recent years is a Bric [Brazil, Russia, India and China] through the window. People from countries whose languages had seldom before been heard on the streets of the Eternal City – Turkey is another – have been arriving in Rome in steadily mounting numbers.

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