User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Last updated: Jan 19 2017 20:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Will California still be able to regulate auto emissions under Trump? 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It’s Thursday, Jan. 19, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency cast doubt on whether California should continue to have power to impose its own emission rules for cars and trucks, an authority...

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Rick Perry will tell Senate panel why he should lead the Energy Department, which he once wanted to eliminate 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Energy Department, will face questions from a Senate committee Thursday over his plans for a department that controls the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and regulates oil and gas drilling.

Perry, who served more than 14 years as governor...

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Donald Trump and his team are dodging climate science 19.1.2017 Washington Post: World
But things are different at the local and state levels.
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Have climate policies helped San Joaquin Valley? New report says yes 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown's budget team admits to math mistake Jan. 18, 2017, 10 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: A state Senate committee is...
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Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...

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Unprecedented: 2016 is 3rd straight warmest year on record globally 19.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Recent global temperature spike on top of longer term warming trend shows earth's climate system is out of balance.
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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: How rising temperatures are already affecting Earth 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have not gone unnoticed.

On Wednesday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2016 was the hottest year on record. Before that, the...

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Winter heat wave closes Stillwater Ice Castles for at least 2 days 19.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Icy walking surfaces turn to slush when it's warm, so the Ice Castles will be closed Thursday and Friday. It's likely they'll stay shut through the weekend -- and possibly into next week, organizers said Wednesday.
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Scott Pruitt vs. Science 19.1.2017 Mother Jones
Outside Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, the hall was packed with demonstrators. Some were Standing Rock activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Others were wearing face masks to make a point about Pruitt's polluter allies. Many environmentalists argue that Pruitt is simply too deep in the pocket of the oil and gas industry to make his EPA anything but a farce when it comes to science. Inside the hearing, Pruitt at times seemed to bolster that case. Throughout the morning, he hedged on the basic science on a range of issues under the EPA's purview, faltering even when it came to the most well-established impacts of pollution. On climate change, Pruitt claimed there's more scientific controversy than there really is. He acknowledged that global warming is not a "hoax" and that humans have at least some impact on the climate. But, he added, "the ability to measure and pursue the degree and the extent of that impact and what to do about it are subject ...
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Global Temperatures Set Another Record In 2016 19.1.2017 Outside the Beltway
The reality of global climate change made itself evident again in 2016.
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EPA pick Scott Pruitt repeats doubts about climate science and attacks on the agency he is expected to head 18.1.2017 LA Times: Environment
Trump's Cabinet: Senate hearings continue Jan. 18, 2017, 9:18 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Senate hearings continue for Trump's cabinet picks for Health Secretary, head of EPA, U.N. ambassador and Commerce Secretary President...
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2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded 18.1.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row , with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change. The final data for 2016 was released on Wednesday by the three key agencies—the UK Met Office and NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States—and showed 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have been this century. Direct temperature measurements stretch back to 1880, but scientific research indicates the world was last this warm about 115,000 years ago and that the planet has not experienced such high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for 4 million years . In 2016, global warming delivered scorching temperatures around the world. The resulting extreme weather means the impacts of climate change on people are coming sooner and with more ferocity than expected, according to ...
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World sees hottest year on record in 2016 — for third time in a row 18.1.2017 Washington Post
In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies — NOAA and NASA — jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.
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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nic...
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2016 was the hottest year yet, scientists declare 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Global temperatures soared above the 20th century average last year, as the climate continues to change. It hasn't been this hot since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.
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For the third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record 18.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Government scientists say Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year.

They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Niño which has since dispelled.

The figures announced Wednesday come from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which...

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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days 18.1.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....
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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, researchers estimate.
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EPA critic to get sharp questions on industry ties as he vies to run agency 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
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Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days 18.1.2017 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....
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