Climate Change

Why is Southern California burning in December? A climate scientist’s answer

Southern California may get the Santa Ana winds every year, but — according to recorded history — they’ve never been like this.
Photograph: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
Source: The LA Times

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GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

“It’s not even subtle,” said one senator.
Source: The Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz Challenger Picks Up Key Environmental Endorsement

After being rocked by Hurricane Harvey, will Texas pick Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke over an oil industry-funded climate change denier?
Rep. Beto O’Rourke shown with supporters of single-payer health care.
Source: The Huffington Post
 

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‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say

Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears.’
via ‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say | Environment | The Guardian.

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Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better
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Source: The Guardian

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Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA
via Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron | Opinion | The Guardian.

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‘Buried in marshes’: sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast

New research shows by the end of the century an increase in sea level will threaten the White House, early colonial settlements and other historic places.
Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian
 

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Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change

Big businesses appear at Miami summit to show progress on sustainability
Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Source: The Guardian

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‘I’ll never leave this place, and I hope this place will never leave me’

Even though repeated promises of a seawall have failed to materialize, teen and Tangier’s other residents refuse to give up hope
Photograph: Dave Harp
Source: The Bay Journal

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Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study

Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market
Photograph: Cyril Zingaro/EPA
Source: The Guardian

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How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous

Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth?

via How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous | Environment | The Guardian.

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Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target
Photograph: Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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“24 Hours of Climate Reality” Gainesville Watch Party

The Climate Reality Project Gainesville Chapter is organizing a Kickoff Watch Party, Monday, December 4th , for the seventh-annual, broadcast of the 24 Hours of Reality, a 24-hour event focusing on the climate crisis  and its solutions hosted by former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore.

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Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change

“After months of intense hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, a survey finds a record number of Americans worried about climate change.”
via Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian.

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How your electric car could be ‘a virtual power station’

If electric cars really are the future, where is all the electricity to power them going to come from?
Source: BBC

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Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system
via Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian.

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.
Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

Even as emissions from cargo vessels are surging, the industry is refusing to adhere to the Paris Agreement.

Source: The Huffington Post

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Growing number of global insurance firms divesting from fossil fuels

Report shows around £15bn of assets worldwide have been shifted away from coal companies in the past two years as concern over climate risk rises.

Source: The Guardian

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