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Trump chooses climate change hard-liner for energy advisor 24.5.2016 Daily Kos
Coming on the heels of a giant spike in average global temperatures, the Trump campaign has chosen a climate change skeptic, Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, to serve as energy advisor should the former New York City liberal win in November. Actually, climate change skeptic is just the tip of the melting iceberg here. It’s not clear if this clown even understands or cares what a greenhouse gas is : It’s the degree (so to speak) to which he denies it that’s staggering. He’s part of the tiny, tiny head-in-the-sand deniers who won’t even acknowledge the planet’s heating up. That line in the video where he says, “We know the globe is cooling; number one we know that” is from 2012, just a few years ago. To actually say out loud that the Earth is cooling would make Orwell blush. But he wasn’t done; he also added, “… the idea that CO2 is somehow causing global warming is on its face fraudulent.” In simplistic terms, if it’s a reasonably stable, garden variety gas at room temperature, and if it has three or ...
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On Climate Change, Trump Has Soundbites. GOP Has Actual (Terrible) Ideas. 24.5.2016 Crooks Liars
Jacob Weisberg and Walter Shapiro have spotted a piece of bad journalism: NYT again with the mistake of trying to figure out Trump's views, in this case on climate change. He has no views. https://t.co/7rSmISe2ya — Jacob Weisberg (@jacobwe) May 21, 2016 This is the danger of false equivalence in fall campaign: Hillary's position papers vs. Trump's irrational ad libs. https://t.co/nESbYICKs9 — Walter Shapiro (@MrWalterShapiro) May 21, 2016 I'm not sure they've pinpointed the problem, but they're right to complain about the story, which is here: What Are Donald Trump’s Views on Climate Change? Some Clues Emerge So far, Donald J. Trump has said very little about climate change and energy policy beyond his Twitter posts on the ...
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Portland Bans Climate-Denying Textbooks From Its Schools 23.5.2016 Think Progres

Climate education in Oregon just took a big step forward.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: More Than 600,000 Miles of Arctic Sea Ice Have Disappeared, and More 23.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: The current rate of sea ice loss could lead to ice-free summers in the Arctic within the next two decades; a new study is identifying food that can help prevent chronic inflammation that leads to many causes of death; cells may carry the memory of an injury; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here -- on the best of the rest of Science and Green News... You need to know this... David Appell, Yale Climate Connections, is asking the question -- Will the Arctic be ice-free within the next two decades? When white sea ice melts, the ocean loses its reflective surface and the darker water absorbs more heat from the sun. Kristina Pistone of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center says, "melting Arctic sea ice is not only a symptom of global warming, it's also an important contributor because of the albedo effect." So -- when Arctic sea ice melts, the underlying ocean water absorbs more of the sun's heat and warms up. Then that melts more sea ice, ...
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Donald Trump Finally Released a Plan to Fight Global Warming 23.5.2016 Mother Jones
This is Donald Trump's public position on climate change: The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012 More recently, Trump has claimed that Tweet was some sort of joke, but regardless, he's repeatedly called global warming a "hoax." So it was astounding to read in Politico Monday morning that the real estate mogul is trying to persuade government officials in Ireland to allow him to "build a sea wall designed to protect one of his golf courses from 'global warming and its effects.'" According to Politico : The New York billionaire is applying for permission to erect a coastal protection works to prevent erosion at his seaside golf resort, Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, in County Clare. A permit application for the wall, filed by Trump International Golf Links Ireland and reviewed by POLITICO, explicitly cites global warming and its consequences—increased erosion ...
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Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas 23.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland....
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Donald Trump Wants To Build Another Wall But Never Talks About It. Here’s Why. 23.5.2016 Think Progres

In public, candidate Trump mocks climate change. In private, businessman Trump prepares for it.

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Donnie Trump doesn't believe in climate change—unless it's hurting his golf score 23.5.2016 Daily Kos
The presumptive Republican nominee for President of United States has had several very deep, thoughtful things to say about the issue of climate change. x This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014 Uh, huh. Interesting. Informative. Oh, and there’s this: x The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012 Insightful, innovative, and in… sane. But between the bullshits, conspiracies, and bullshit conspiracies, there is evidence that  Don is a believer . Donald Trump says he is “not a big believer in global warming.” He has called it “a total hoax,” “bullshit” and “pseudoscience.” But he is also trying to build a sea wall designed to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its ...
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House Republicans Are Going After The Exxon Investigation 20.5.2016 Think Progres

"It is remarkable that a do-nothing Congress that has refused to take any action on climate change is now attempting to disrupt this important investigation into potential corporate malfeasance."

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Colorado scientists: global warming taking human toll 20.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Global warming may be taking a toll on human lives, such as low-income farmers in hot, rural tropical regions, Colorado-based scientists have found.
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Trump’s Newest Enemy: Environmentalists 20.5.2016 Think Progres

Donald Trump has officially taken aim at the environment. Environmentalists are starting to aim back.

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Spotlight on green news & views: 'Exxon Knew' probe moves ahead; can we adapt fast enough? 19.5.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight.  More than 25,230 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  SChelydra writes— Best opportunity now to Stop Wildlife Crime — & James Agee's haunting last words : “One Sunday afternoon, walking with friends, we came upon an unlocked back door at a boarded-up mansion on the grounds of a federal bird sanctuary. We slipped in and explored, ending up in a very dark basement, where vague heaps and weird shapes gradually resolved into skins, some furry, some scaly. There was a pile of leopard cubs or ocelots, dozens of them, maybe a hundred in all, and one dried-up, dusty, twisted crocodile hide that must have been close to a world record in length. The ...
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THINGS TO KNOW: Houston's floods and politics of growth 19.5.2016 AP National
HOUSTON (AP) -- Floods are getting worse and more expensive in Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city, where entire neighborhoods are often overwhelmed shortly after a heavy rainstorm....
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Climate change, runaway development worsen Houston floods 19.5.2016 AP Top News
HOUSTON (AP) -- With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico....
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Trump Would Destroy Paris Climate Deal And Our Children’s Future, If Given The Chance 19.5.2016 Think Progres

At this point, all one can do is take him literally. And this is literally gibberish.

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Are skeptics skeptical enough? 18.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Last Sunday, science writer John Horgan gave a speech to the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, the name of which should give you a clue about what happened. The skeptics weren't happy.
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Trump would force a rewrite on Paris climate agreement 18.5.2016 Daily Kos
Apparently, it’s much easier to negotiate international treaties if you simply don’t have any idea of how diplomacy works. In between getting Mexico to build that wall and China to send all the jobs home, Donald Trump would also  call a do-over on the Paris climate change agreement . Except it’s not so much a do-over, as a do-not. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would renegotiate America’s role in the U.N. global climate accord, spelling potential doom for an agreement many view as a last chance to turn the tide on global warming. ... "I will be looking at that very, very seriously, and at a minimum I will be renegotiating those agreements, at a minimum. And at a maximum I may do something else," the New York real estate mogul said in an interview with Reuters. If elected, Trump would not sign on to an agreement that’s regarded as the last, best hope to address an issue threatening the environment, economy, and stability of the world. Remind us again what Donald Trump ...
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California Continues to Make Big Strides on Solar 18.5.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli A solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, California, Friday, October 16, 2015. California, the country’s solar energy pioneer, continues to lead the way in protections for solar consumers, thanks to a strong political and public consensus on the importance of renewable energy. A proposal working its way through the California State Assembly would curb the ability of municipal utilities to control net metering, a policy that allows consumers to sell surplus energy generated by rooftop solar systems back to the electric grid at retail rates. Last year, solar customers in the northern California town of Turlock saw their bills soar after the municipal utility, Turlock Irrigation District Water and Power, eliminated net metering entirely. The change priced some Turlock consumers out of solar altogether; the measure would prohibit these types of changes. The bill passed the State Assembly’s Utilities and Commerce ...
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Global Warming Accelerates 18.5.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
New climate data shows that the global warming crisis is worse – and accelerating at a faster pace – than was understood as recently as last year’s climate-change conference in Paris, writes Nicholas C. Arguimbau. By Nicholas C. Arguimbau The…Read more →
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Stuck on hot: Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record 18.5.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's heat is stuck on high....
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