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In Tight Reelection Races, Republican Senators Look To Climate 29.4.2016 Think Progres

The Republican Party has a less-than-stellar record on climate policy -- but the 2016 election might force certain lawmakers to embrace climate action.

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'Green News Report' - April 28, 2016 29.4.2016 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump goes nuclear over climate; CNN airs more ads for the fossil fuel industry than news stories on climate change; Volkswagen documents reveal scheme to defraud emissions tests; Mitsubishi admits cheating on fuel economy tests; PLUS: One major U.S. city is ...
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'Climate Hustle' Challenges Media's Climate Alarmism in Theaters May 2 28.4.2016 NewsBusters
Is the catastrophic global warming the media, the United Nations, alarmists scientists and celebrities have been warning about for years all a big “hustle”? Decide for yourself after watching CFACT’s new documentary film, Climate Hustle, but you’d better act fast. The movie, which is coming to theaters for one night only May 2, 2016, challenges the so-called climate “consensus” and supplies many academic voices underrepresented in the liberal media’s coverage of climate ...
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Carly Fiorina Bursts Into Song During Cruz Announcement 28.4.2016 Crooks Liars

During the interminable Ted Cruz "announcement" of his choice of Carly Fiorina for his mythical VP, Fiorina bizarrely burst into song, while discussing the joys of being on the bus with Ted Cruz's daughters.

Alrighty then. Just watch, and marvel.


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Russell Simmons Prods the Pope About ‘Cow Poop’ and Eating Meat 28.4.2016 NewsBusters
Progressives kowtowed to the Pope after he commented on climate change and homosexuality. But one liberal activist in the entertainment industry thought he left an important cause unplowed: cow poop.  Russell Simmons, the so-called “godfather of hip-hop” and CEO of Rush Communications, urged the Pope to speak out against animal agriculture, in part, because cow manure produced greenhouse gas ...
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Climate Change Action Emerges As Winning Wedge Issue In 2016 27.4.2016 Think Progres

“American across political lines, except conservative Republicans, would support a presidential candidate who strongly supports taking action to reduce global warming.”

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How Taxing Your Cheeseburger May Slow Global Warming 27.4.2016 Inc
One researcher says a big tax on foods with big carbon footprints could help save both the environment and public health.
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Saudi Prince Announces Plan To Free Kingdom From Oil ‘Addiction’ 27.4.2016 Think Progres

"We have developed an oil addiction in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Here's What Today's Primary Voters Think About the Planet's Most Important Issue 26.4.2016 Mother Jones
Residents of five northeastern states are voting Tuesday in crucial presidential primary contests. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has a chance to all but clinch the nomination with a strong showing. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is looking for massive victories that could put him one step closer to securing a majority of the delegates at the GOP convention in Cleveland. The presidential election will, of course, have enormous implications for a range of issues—but some of the biggest consequences will relate to the fight against global warming. Clinton essentially wants to continue Obama's climate policies. Her opponent, Bernie Sanders, wants to go even further by enacting a carbon tax . Trump and his closest rival, Ted Cruz, are both outspoken climate change deniers . John Kasich is somewhat less extreme on the issue but has still made contradictory statements about the science, and he refuses to commit to any meaningful action . But what do the voters think? Back on March 1—as a dozen ...
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The Great Barrier Reef Won’t Survive Bleaching Events If Global Warming Continues 26.4.2016 Think Progres

The reefs can't catch a break.

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The Untapped Value Of CliFi: Shakespeare, Passover, Supergirl, And Game Of Thrones 25.4.2016 Think Progres

Hollywood has started to incorporate climate change themes into TV and movies. The resulting "CliFi" has left much to be desired.

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California billionaire Tom Steyer launches $25-million push to register millennial voters 25.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Cruz and Kasich could bring their anti-Trump alliance to California, the biggest delegate prize April 25 2016, 9:09 AM Ted Cruz and John Kasich try a new tack in the move to keep Donald Trump from securing the Republican nomination.Cruz and Kasich say they'll each sit out primaries to let the other...
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The Dithering Dozen: Twelve Prominent Climate Deniers 25.4.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Back in 2007, arguably the most leader-like thing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could have done was her executive order establishing a state "Climate Change Sub-Cabinet." Her order reads, "Climate change is not just an environmental issue It is also a social, cultural, and economic issue important to all Alaskans." She went there. But nowadays, with the knob on her cray-cray meter cranked up to eleven, she says  climate change is a hoax . This week, she metaphorically donned an Alaskan tinfoil toque to pitch Climate Hustle, a new climate denial documentary. "We're told by fearmongers that global warming is due to man's activities and this presents strong arguments against that in a very relatable way," she said in an interview with the political journal Variety Daily. Then, as I stewed about how shedding one's rationality has become a cherished political talent in America, I ran down the list of politicians and media figures who, in playing to their conservative base, have abruptly decided that everything ...
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How hot is the earth now? 25.4.2016 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
We worry now a lot more than before about the planet’s surface temperatures. Now the Arctic is defrosting and sea levels even affect your seaside holiday, perhaps it is too late. But given the unprecedented talking about carbon limitations and political action, the classic crunch could come next year, when there could be a slight cooling. If not, we can’t blame El Niño, as we do for this year’s record breaking.
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WTF: Fox Says This Stuffed Armadillo Means Global Warming 'Is Nothing To Worry About' 24.4.2016 Crooks Liars
Fox News on Sunday invited self-styled climate expert Marc Morano to explain how a stuffed armadillo could prove that climate change was a hoax. "This is significant," Morano said after revealing a stuffed armadillo in a cage. "The armadillo was the only animal that was used a mascot for global cooling in the 1970s... It's not a mascot for global warming. They're claiming the armadillo is migrating north to get out of the heat." "With global warming, they have a learning curve," he insisted. "They're trying to go much further in the future when the people making the predictions will be dead." According to Fox News host Steve Doocy, climate activists like Prince Charles sounded "like Jack Bauer, we're running out of time." "As it turns out, we didn't run out of time," he quipped. "There's nothing to worry about with global warming," Morano agreed. "So say the top scientists around the ...
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25,015 diaries have now been highlighted by the Spotlight on Green News and Views: Here's the latest 24.4.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Today’s edition is the 435th entry in this series. More than 25,015 environmentally oriented stories have now been highlighted in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  Crimson Quillfeather writes— Magnificent Methane : “I’ve always wanted to see  Abraham Lake  in the winter.  I’ve always wanted to see the methane bubbles in its waters.   This week in history saw the birth of Earth Day in  1970 . The trend to think in such terms as a global environment was all begun by a fore-mother, the one and only Rachel Carson, whose book became a clarion call for the movement.  The oceans are heating up. The Pacific’s warming waters flows up to Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait.  On the other side, the Gulf Stream is ...
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Bill Nye Just Told Us Exactly What He Thinks of the Republican Candidates 23.4.2016 Mother Jones
Bill Nye—who taught a generation of kids the wonders of science with the help of a bow-tie and a catchy soundtrack—is taking a somewhat different tone with the politicians debating climate policy. His message: "Quit ya bitchin'; let's get to work." In recent days, Nye has tussled with Sarah Palin (who thinks she's " as much of a scientist " as the Science Guy) and has challenged a prominent global warming denier to back up his rhetoric with cold, hard cash, offering a $20,000 bet that 2016 will be one of the top 10 hottest years on record. In this week's episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast , he talks with co-host Kishore Hari about congressional gridlock, the 2016 presidential campaign, and his new role as a "lightning rod" in the struggle against those who reject climate science. Those skeptics may be vocal, but they represent a dwindling percentage of the population. According to Gallup , nearly two-thirds of Americans now agree that recent warming has been caused mostly by human activity. You ...
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Climate deal won't stop Great Barrier Reef from getting 'cooked', say Greens 23.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Australia’s lack of action on pollution reduction targets has made the country a laughing stock on the international stage, according to senator Larissa Waters

Australia’s lack of follow-through on climate change will leave the Great Barrier Reef “completely cooked” despite it signing the Paris climate deal, the Greens say.

The federal environmental minister, Greg Hunt, has joined leaders from 170 other countries in New York to sign the Paris Agreement to limit global warming by at least 2C.

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The environmental campaign that punishes free speech 23.4.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Attorneys general are targeting businesses to shut down the global warming debate.
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At U.N., 175 nations sign landmark Paris accord on global warming 23.4.2016 L.A. Times - World News

In a striking declaration that the world is finally ready to change its polluted ways, global leaders gathered at the United Nations headquarters here to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, an agreement that’s seen as the blueprint for rescuing the planet.

The question is whether the plan will...

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