User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Global warming
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How Global Warming Helped Cause the Syrian War 3.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
This is what some scientists do on their day off: hunt the crawl spaces of New York City for rats. How many rats can you find in this photo?  Cadhla Firth, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University In 2013, New York City’s Health Department made over 95,000 rat inspections. The Health Department keeps tabs on ...
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Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming 3.3.2015 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says....
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The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security 3.3.2015 Mother Jones
At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, GOP chairman Reince Priebus had some strong words about how President Barack Obama prioritizes threats to national security. "Democrats tell us they understand the world, but then they call climate change, not radical Islamic terrorism, the greatest threat to national security," he said . "Look, I think we all care about our planet, but melting icebergs aren't beheading Christians in the Middle East." The comment came after the president, in a lengthy interview with Vox, said that the media often overplays the danger of terrorism relative to climate change. It's not the first time Obama has made a point along those lines. In his State of the Union address in January, he  said that "no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations" than climate change. A few weeks later, in his 2015 national security strategy, the president referred to global warming as an "urgent and growing threat" to national security. But while Priebus's jab earned him ...
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Studies: Global warming worsened droughts in California, Syria, contributing to Syrian chaos 3.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Global warming contributed to Syria's 2011 uprising, scientists claim 3.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

US study claims regime’s unsustainable agricultural policies meant drought led to collapse of farming in north-eastern region and triggered mass migration to cities and added to feelings of discontent

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Droughts in Syria and California linked to climate change 3.3.2015 New Scientist: News
The two regions have recently suffered their worst droughts on record. And Syria's may have helped to trigger its civil ...
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Watch 'Meet the Press' treat climate change as just a laughing matter 2.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
As you may have heard, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who astonishingly enough is chairman of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the floor of the U.S. Senate last week to debunk "all this hysteria about global warming." 
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A snowball’s chance 2.3.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
SEN. JIM Inhofe (R-Okla.) chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee — and he seems determined to make that fact a national embarrassment. Mr. Inhofe delivered a Senate floor speech about the “hysteria on global warming” last week with two conspicuous props. One was a blown-up photo of his family standing in front of an igloo labeled “AL GORE’S NEW HOME.” The Inhofe clan constructed it following a 2010 “snowstorm that had been unprecedented, it set a record that year,” Mr. Inhofe explained.Read full article ...
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Antarctica today: -30 and perfect for penguins, unlike last ice age, study finds 2.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Current sea ice conditions may be optimal for emperor penguin population, which is estimated to be seven times larger than during ice age, researchers say

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The Benefits of Solar Energy 28.2.2015 Oneindia.in: Public Notices
The use of solar energy or energy from sunlight has many advantages. Let’s take a closer look at each of them. • Solar energy saves money. In 2006, we saw the highest jump in residential electricity rates. In some regions, increased to 60% was observed. Many experts agree that the trend will continue in the ...
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Will Power Plant Rules Cause Blackouts? 28.2.2015 FactCheck
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told Congress her agency's proposed rules governing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will not affect the reliability of electricity service. That's debatable.
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'Senator Snowball' 28.2.2015 BradBlog
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Chair of the Senate Environment Committee, offered the following persuasive argument on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday to underscore his case that "global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people"... Pretty rock solid evidence. Nonetheless, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was ...
Monkey Cage: Partisan bias about climate change is more prevalent than you think 27.2.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Why do Democrats and Republicans differ so much on the fundamental science of global warming? A key reason is the politicization of climate science. Politicization means emphasizing the inherent uncertainty of science in order to cast doubt on the existence of a scientific consensus. The result is that citizens become uncertain about whether to trust politicized scientific information — even though, in the case of climate change, there is a clear scientific consensus about the reality of human-induced global warming.Read full article >>
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Is Big Oil Buying Favorable Congressional Testimony On Climate Change? 27.2.2015 Think Progres

And if they are, does it matter?

The post Is Big Oil Buying Favorable Congressional Testimony On Climate Change? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Democrats on climate 'witch hunt', conservatives say 27.2.2015 Politico
Arizona Rep. Ral Grijalva is on a mission to expose climate skeptics. Some say he's going too far.
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Hollande warns about lack of funds for climate deal on visit to typhoon-hit Philippines 27.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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A cause for pause? Scientists offer reasons for global warming "hiatus" 27.2.2015 LA Times: Opinion
It's been dubbed both a "pause" and a "faux pause," and it's ignited debate among climate scientists and their critics.
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Inhofe's latest climate pitch: Snow joke 27.2.2015 Politico
"The reality is that climate change has been occurring since the beginning of time."
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The Fix: Jim Inhofe’s snowball has disproven climate change once and for all 27.2.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has, once and for all, disproven climate change. While "eggheads" at "science laboratories" were busy worrying about how the increase in heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere was leading to a long-term upward shift in temperatures and increased atmospheric moisture, Inhofe happened to notice that it was cold outside. Weirdly cold outside. So cold, in fact, that water falling from the sky had frozen solid.Read full article ...
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The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought 26.2.2015 Washington Post
In the middle of last summer came news of a bizarre occurrence no one could explain. Seemingly out of nowhere, a massive crater appeared in one of the planet’s most inhospitable lands. Early estimates said the crater, nestled in an land called “the ends of the Earth” where temperatures can sink far below zero, yawned nearly 100 feet in diameter.Read full article >>
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