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Wild weather across US and Mexico a sign of El Niño's return 27.5.2015 New Scientist: Opinion
Storms and other extreme weather in Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska could be the first signs that climate's bad boy is back with a ...
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French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use 26.5.2015 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- France's lower house of parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures....
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The Benefits of Installing Solar Panels 26.5.2015 Oneindia.in: Public Notices
Solar panels are special devices that capture sunlight and convert it into usable electricity. Cells from these panels are arranged on a large area for maximum efficiency. As the sun shines on the surface, the lenses capture sunlight and channel for energy. Reduce energy costs Although you will have the initial burden of installing solar ...
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World leaders missed chance to tackle climate change, says economist 25.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Nicholas Stern tells the Hay festival the global economic crisis was a perfect opportunity to make progress on climate change – and we missed it

World leaders missed the perfect opportunity to tackle climate change during the global economic crisis, according to the influential economist and academic Lord Stern.

The author of the seminal 2006 Stern review on the economics of climate change also criticised what he called a strange and anti-science wing of the Conservative party for putting the brakes on their leaders making progress on the issue in the UK.

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Pope says the economy and environment must thrive 25.5.2015 Durango Herald
VATICAN CITY – A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of resources, Pope Francis’ deputy said Wednesday.Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, said both political and economic commitment will be required to...
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Hijacking the Anthropocene 24.5.2015 Truthout.com
How the anti-green Breakthrough Institute misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots environmentalism. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass— What can lobbyists do when science contradicts their political messages? Some simply deny the science, as many conservatives do with climate change. Others pretend to embrace the science, while ignoring or purging the disagreeable content. That’s what the Breakthrough Institute (BTI) is doing with one of the most widely discussed issues in 21st century science, the proposal to define a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. BTI has been described as “the leading big money, anti-green, pro-nuclear think tank in the United States, dedicated to propagandizing capitalist technological-investment ‘solutions’ to climate change.” [1] Founded in 2003 by lobbyist Michael Shellenberger and pollster Ted ...
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Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message 24.5.2015 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines....
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China readies national carbon market to fight climate change 24.5.2015 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market....
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Spotlight on green news & views: Oil spills; the melting poles; Jeb Bush's climate change arrogance 24.5.2015 Daily Kos
See OceanDiver's post . 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,610 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. In just five weeks, $2M climate denier lawsuit implodes —by Keith Pickering: "You may or may not have heard of Dr. Edward Wegman, a statistics professor at George Mason University, who got in very hot water a few years ago on well-founded charges of plagiarism. Wegman is most famously known for the "Wegman Report", which was commissioned in 2006 by Congressional Republicans to look into Michael Mann's famous "hockey stick" ...
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2015 Is Crushing It For Hottest Year On Record 23.5.2015 Think Progres

Global warming appears to be getting ready for its mic drop.

The post 2015 Is Crushing It For Hottest Year On Record appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jeb Bush Off on Contributions to Warming 22.5.2015 FactCheck
Jeb Bush claimed that the science is unclear as to how much humans contribute to global warming. The United Nations climate change research organization, however, said it was "extremely likely" that more than half of the warming since 1950 is due to human activities.
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Saudi Arabia's solar-for-oil plan is a ray of hope 22.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Talk by the world’s biggest oil exporter of giving up fossil fuels and embracing solar and wind energy adds momentum towards a global climate change deal

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Browsing Osama bin Laden's bookshelves 22.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
While the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has been busy clouding the history of Osama bin Laden's years on the lam in Pakistan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence cleared things up a bit by releasing a list of documents found at the lair in Abbottabad where bin Laden ...
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Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program 22.5.2015 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, when President Barack Obama spoke at the US Coast Guard Academy's commencement ceremony, he called climate change "an immediate risk to our national security." In recent months, the Obama administration has repeatedly highlighted the international threats posed by global warming and has emphasized the need for the country's national security agencies to study and confront the issue. So some national security experts were surprised to learn that an important component of that effort has been ended. A CIA spokesperson confirmed to Climate Desk that the agency is shuttering its main climate research program. Under the program, known as Medea, the CIA had allowed civilian scientists to access classified data—such as ocean temperature and tidal readings gathered by Navy submarines and topography data collected by spy satellites—in an effort to glean insights about how global warming could create security threats around the world. In theory, the program benefited both sides: Scientists could ...
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Jeb Bush Jumps the Shark: Questions Science Climate Change Belief as “Arrogance” 21.5.2015 The Moderate Voice

Buh bye Jeb Bush. You’ve just disqualified yourself from being President. The former Florida Governor had a bad week doing the politico limbo on whether invading Iraq was a good idea. That brought him under fire not just from Democrats but from many Republicans. Now, perhaps in a move to get back into the good [...]

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The Fix: Jeb’s careful dismissal of climate change sounds an awful lot like George W. 21.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
At a house party in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Jeb Bush addressed the subject of climate change, one of several topics where his views are on the left-most edge of the GOP's consensus views."The climate is changing," he said, according to The Post's Ed O'Keefe. "I don't think the science is clear on what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It's convoluted. And for people to say the science is decided on this is just really arrogant, to be honest with you. It's this intellectual arrogance that now you can't have a conversation about it even."Read full article ...
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10 Things You Need to Know About Water 21.5.2015 Inc
PwC says water has to be managed through collaboration if we want to avoid imminent water ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking wastewater used on crops; Shell plans for change of 4°+ 21.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,560 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. Dirty Water – The Use of Oil Production Wastewater to Irrigate California Crops —by Robocop: "For two decades farmers in California’s Central Valley have been buying water from the Chevron Kern River oil field, which is currently the 5th largest oil field in the country. The water being purchased is oil production wastewater.  The field is located in the San Joaquin Valley, where oil was discovered in ...
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Climate change is a ‘serious threat’ to U.S. national security, president says 21.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
GROTON-NEW LONDON, Conn. — President Obama warned Wednesday that climate change is a growing and “serious threat” to national security, tying severe weather to the rise of the extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria and the civil war in Syria.Read full article ...
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The Fix: The long history of linking climate change to American security 21.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
"We have a little bit of money devoted to a comprehensive, worldwide effort to deal with the threat of global warming," the president said. "It is simply a matter of science and evidence. It is … necessary to reverse it to stand up for America's values and America's interests."Read full article ...
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