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Spotlight on green news & views: No mining at the Grand Canyon, half world's wildlife lost 2.10.2014 Daily Kos
Fresh snow on Mount Rainier Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,585 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Energy Bookshelf: Even though we must think about Climate, "Don't Even Think About It" —by A Siegel: "George Marshall's Don't Even Think About It: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change (first chapter in pdf) should be on the must read list for anyone concerned about communicating climate change (and -- as importantly -- who is open to reconsidering much of their thinking about what works and doesn't work).  In 43 short ...
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Here’s Who To Blame For America’s Increased Contribution To Global Warming In 2013 2.10.2014 Think Progres

The who, the where, and the how much.

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2°C Or Not 2°C: Why We Must Not Ditch Scientific Reality In Climate Policy 2.10.2014 Think Progres

A new Comment piece in Nature argues we should "Ditch the 2 °C warming goal" as a basis for climate change policy. Here's why they are wrong -- and why "their prescription is a dangerous one."

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Bring Social Justice in From the Cold as We Get Closer to a Global Climate Change Deal 1.10.2014 Truthout.com
The  UN Climate Summit  in New York brought together politics, business and civil society to build up momentum for major climate change talks in Paris next year. After the disappointments of the acrimonious Copenhagen meeting in 2009, there is now a chance for a global agreement on action against climate change. Low carbon development pledges and substantial financing of the Green Climate Fund are one side of the coin. But climate justice is also about social justice, and leaders must address the demands and respect the needs of people most vulnerable and already suffering from the impacts of climate change. The world’s poorest people are the worst affected by climate change and these groups were certainly represented in New York, but will they be listened to? If it is to have a lasting impact, the Paris meeting must successfully integrate a “top-down” global agreement to restrict global warming to 2°C, together with a “bottom-up” strategy whereby countries set their own contributions to reduced ...
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Climate Disruption's "Confederacy of Dunces" 1.10.2014 Truthout.com
Given that over 97 percent of climate scientists agree on the matter, the fact that anyone is questioning the reality of human-caused climate disruption remains an amazing phenomenon - one which Republican officials, corporate lobbyists, the fossil fuel industry and right-wing think tanks readily take part. If your child were sick, and 97 percent of doctors recommended one treatment for them, which treatment would you use? (Photo: DonkeyHotey ; Edited: EL / TO)Given that over 97 percent of climate scientists agree on the matter, the fact that anyone is questioning the reality of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) remains an amazing phenomenon. If your child were sick, and 97 percent of doctors recommended one treatment for them, which treatment would you use? Yet this kind of reasoning need not apply, apparently, to vast sectors of the media, political apparatus and general public in the United States. Instead of an informed public and rational elected leaders, we are left with what author John ...
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Bring Social Justice In From the Cold As We Get Closer to a Global Climate Change Deal 1.10.2014 Truthout.com
The  UN Climate Summit  in New York brought together politics, business and civil society to build up momentum for major climate change talks in Paris next year. After the disappointments of the acrimonious Copenhagen meeting in 2009, there is now a chance for a global agreement on action against climate change. Low carbon development pledges and substantial financing of the Green Climate Fund are one side of the coin. But climate justice is also about social justice, and leaders must address the demands and respect the needs of people most vulnerable and already suffering from the impacts of climate change. The world’s poorest people are the worst affected by climate change and these groups were certainly represented in New York, but will they be listened to? If it is to have a lasting impact, the Paris meeting must successfully integrate a “top-down” global agreement to restrict global warming to 2°C, together with a “bottom-up” strategy whereby countries set their own contributions to reduced ...
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Colorado’s GOP Candidate For Governor Goes All In On Climate Change Denial 1.10.2014 Think Progres

Five years after he characterized as religious zealots those who are concerned about climate change, Bob Beauprez said “powers bigger than us” are in control of Earth’s fate.

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Rarely making headlines, small countries struggle to be heard at annual UN General Assembly 1.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Watching Fox News Addicts Viewers And Misinforms Them On Climate Change 1.10.2014 Think Progres

A new study on how Fox News addicts and misinforms concludes, “governmental inaction on climate change can partially be attributed to the echo chamber created by conservative media on the issue.” Much like crack, Fox News does damage to far more people than just its users.

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Climate Change Is Driving Heat Waves Around the World 1.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The record-setting heat wave in Australia last year was "largely attributable" to human-caused climate change, according to a synthesis report released Monday . Heat waves in Japan, Korea, China and Europe were also "substantially influenced" by global warming, the report found. For the synthesis report, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 22 groups of scientists looked at 16 extreme weather events that took place in 2013. The paper concludes that at this time, it is more difficult to discern the human impact on other extreme events, such as the drought in California, extreme rainfall in Colorado, and an early-season blizzard in South Dakota. This is the third annual report on the connections between individual extreme weather events and climate change, led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The studies reached mixed ...
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Activists Take Over Wall Street After Climate March, and More 30.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: Activists take over Wall Street after the massive march for action on climate change; the Obama administration is standing up to corporate tax dodgers; Google finally drops ALEC; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here – on the best of the rest of Economic and Labor News... You need to know this. After the recent, massive march on climate change, activists and protesters took over Wall Street. Three thousand people held a sit-in around the infamous charging bull statue, and demanded an end to the "economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers, and natural resources." Protesters say that the root of the climate crisis is capitalism itself, and they want the banksters to stop profiting off of our planet's destruction. Rising temperatures, toxic water, mega droughts, and super storms are some of the environmental risks of global warming, but these protesters wanted to shine a light on the economic causes, and dangers, of climate change. The profiteers on ...
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Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity 30.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
The study further confirms global warming is changing Antarctica in fundamental ...
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Blame climate change for heatwaves that struck in 2013 30.9.2014 New Scientist: News
An assessment of the extreme weather events concludes that five heatwaves across the world would have been unlikely without greenhouse gas ...
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The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning - and Why We Don't Talk About It 30.9.2014 Truthout.com
Several years ago, Bill Gates keynoted a breakfast for Seattle-based Climate Solutions , a nonprofit focused on advancing the clean energy economy and driving practical, profitable solutions to climate change. Gates opened his speech with an equation. To paraphrase: Our carbon problem = persons x services x the energy intensity of services x the carbon intensity of energy. The number of people is growing, Gates observed, and we all want more services. While Americans arguably consume too many goods and services, billions of people currently living in dire poverty need more. He then spent the rest of the time discussing the last two factors in the equation. Recently, Robert Engelman and Samuel Codjoe published an article at Grist titled, “ Hey, UN: Climate Change and Population are related. ” They pointed out the fact that the United Nations would soon be hosting back-to-back conferences about population and climate change respectively, and they lamented that neither conference would likely address the ...
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Greenland Ice Sheet Less Stable Than Believed 30.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Greenland Ice Sheet Less Stable Than Believed

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Fourth-Largest U.S. Oil Company Ditches ALEC Amid Climate Change Backlash 30.9.2014 Think Progres

Occidental Petroleum revealed Friday that it is leaving ALEC amid widespread backlash over the free-market lobbying group's efforts to undermine clean energy and promote climate change denial.

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Melting Antarctic Ice Is Causing an Actual Shift in Gravity 30.9.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Gravity—yes, gravity—is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That's the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space Agency. "The loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region," writes the ESA, whose GOCE satellite measured the change. Apparently, melting billions of tons of ice year after year has implications that would make even Isaac Newton blanch. Here's the data visualized. To be fair, the change in gravity is very small. It's not like you'll float off into outer space on your next vacation to the Antarctic Peninsula. The biggest implication is the new measurements confirm global warming is changing the Antarctic in fundamental ways. Earlier this year, a separate team of scientists announced that major West Antarctic glaciers have begun an "unstoppable" "collapse," committing global sea levels to a rise of ...
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California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link 30.9.2014 LA Times: Science
Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday.
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2013 extreme weather linked to climate change 30.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
We may not know completely how much climate change is fueling extreme weather events until the effects of these events become much more damaging and disruptive to our societies.
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National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change 30.9.2014 Think Progres

A Stanford study funded by the National Science Foundation confirms a growing body of research that finds "the atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change."

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