Global Warming

China Proposes Major Green Investment Amid U.S. Retreat From Climate Change

President Xi Jinping wants to establish “China’s new world order.” It doesn’t include the U.S.
In a sweeping foreign policy address on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to invest in clean energy, build scientific coalitions, and support other countries’ efforts to adapt to climate change.
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-climate-change-xi-jinping_us_5919c109e4b0fe039b3646ca?4y5

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Americans are confused on climate, but support cutting carbon pollution | Dana Nuccitelli

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are interesting – in some ways confusing – and yet they reveal surprisingly broad support for action to address climate change. The Yale team created a tool with which the results can […]

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Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions – BBC News

A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.
Coal use fell by a record 52% in 2016 on the previous year in the face of cheap gas, higher domestic carbon prices, renewables and other factors.
The drop was partially offset by […]

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White House calls climate change funding ‘a waste of your money’ – video

The administration has unveiled Trump’s first budget, including a proposed 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency
Source: White House calls climate change funding ‘a waste of your money’ – video

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California’s Wild Climate Will Only Get More Volatile As Temperatures Rise

To understand how climate change is creating a world of extremes, look to California, where the reality of severe drought coupled with intense precipitation threatens millions of residents, a rich ecosystem and the dated infrastructure designed to protect them… The record rains soaking the most populous U.S. state this winter seemed an impossible reprieve: Following the […]

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Man Points Camera At Ice, Then Captures The Unimaginable On Film

Photographer James Balog and his team were examining a glacier when their cameras caught something out of the ordinary… The incident took place in Greenland, where James and his mates were gathering images from cameras that had been deployed around the Arctic Circle over the years… James and his crew were looking for some good […]

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Sen. Jeff Merkley patiently exposed Rex Tillerson on climate change

As I noted yesterday in a post, Tillerson is a “lukewarmist” on climate change. He acknowledges that carbon emissions are having a warming effect, but says we can’t predict what will happen, we can’t live without fossil fuels, and we can adapt to whatever climate change does occur… I don’t doubt that many lukewarmists sincerely […]

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Warming World Harming Insects’ Reproduction

A warming world harms insects’ ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn… UK researchers also found that insects in northern latitudes were more vulnerable than their southern-dwelling cousins… The team added that many insects were unable to move great distances while they are juveniles. Therefore, they are at risk from a warming […]

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These Maps Make A Pretty Powerful Argument For Fighting Climate Change

Rising sea levels could leave neighborhoods all over New York City underwater.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-york-sea-level-maps_us_5751a39de4b0ed593f142a2e

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Climate Action for Growth and Competitiveness

“It’s five months since the world’s leaders adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. In doing so they sent a powerful signal that the world wants to stay below 2 degrees warming and is on a path to decarbonise our economies.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-polman/-climate-action-for-growt_b_10254556.html

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5 iconic places you need to visit before climate change ruins them.

A new report from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted 31 World Heritage Sites at risk of being seriously damaged by our changing climate.
http://www.upworthy.com/5-iconic-places-you-need-to-visit-before-climate-change-ruins-them?c=huf1

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More Than A Third Of The Coral Is Dead In Parts Of The Great Barrier Reef

Huge portions of the structure have been damaged by the area’s biggest bleaching event ever.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/great-barrier-reef-coral-dead_us_574bd64de4b0dacf7ad53513

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‘Stockbroker’s Bible’ Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

Coming from the Financial Times, that’s a sobering wake-up call.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ft-oil-companies_us_574a0248e4b0dacf7ad5198f

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Our Most Iconic Places Are Under Dire Threat From Climate Change

A new report finds World Heritage sites around the globe may vanish from our warming planet.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/world-heritage-sites-climate-change_us_57468e3de4b055bb11713e76

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Rising CO2 hurts bees

How Rising CO2 Levels May
Contribute to Die-Off of Bees
As they investigate the factors behind the decline of bee populations, scientists are now eyeing a new culprit — soaring levels of carbon dioxide, which alter plant physiology and significantly reduce protein in important sources of pollen.
by lisa palmer for Yale 360
Specimens of goldenrod sewn into archival […]

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Norway commits to zero deforestation

Katie Pohlman reports for EcoWatch:
Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free.
Rainforests are the lungs of the planet.
Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country. The pledge was recommended by Norwegian Parliament’s Standing […]

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Talks Climate and Change 10 Years After

A decade after its release,  An Inconvenient Truth  still resonates in the culture, its title shorthand for the climate crisis.a
http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/05/24/inconvenient-truth-director-talks-climate-and-change-10-years-after?cmpid=tp-ptnr-huffpost&utm_source=huffpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=tp-traffic

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New Orleans flood maps raise doubts

Andy Horowitz doubts the new maps:
NEW ORLEANS — TODAY, June 1, is the first day of hurricane season — an understandably anxious time for New Orleans. That’s why I was briefly elated — and then, horrified — when, earlier this year, the federal government declared most of New Orleans safe from flooding.
According to new maps […]

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Squid flourish in warming ocean

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, from the University of Adelaide:

Unlike the declining populations of many fish species, the number of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squid) has increased in the world’s oceans over the past 60 years, a University of Adelaide study has found.
The international team, led by researchers from the University’s Environment Institute, compiled a global […]

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California’s colorful despite drought

Sara Aminzadeh calls it out for Popular Resistance:
As the drought continues, Californians are stepping up to conserve water, and collectively exceeded Gov. Brown’s 25 percent reduction mandate in June 2015. Nonetheless, water-intensive lawns and other hallmarks of an English garden-style landscape still remain a huge draw on our state’s dwindling water supply.

Outdoor watering accounts for about half of residential […]

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