Tag Archives: climate change

Landmark Climate Change Study Warns Planet Has Until 2030 Before Irreversible Consequences Start To Occur

The New York Times reports: A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.” The report, issued on Monday ...

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Trump Administration Emissions Report Predicts Seven Degree Rise In Global Temperatures By The Year 2100

The Washington Post reports: Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration made a startling assumption: On its current course, the planet will warm a disastrous 7 degrees by the end of this century. A rise of 7 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 4 degrees Celsius, compared with pre-industrial levels would be catastrophic, according to scientists. Many ...

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Bloomberg Draws 70 Heads Of State To Climate Event

Axios reports: Bloomberg showed his power on the world stage yesterday with his second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum and a companion One Planet Summit, which drew an astonishing roster that included 70 heads of state, in town for the UN General Assembly, and 200 CEOs. Spotted: Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, French President Emmanuel Macron, U.K. Prime Minister ...

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California To Launch Its Own Climate Satellite [VIDEO]

TechCrunch reports: California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today. The state is partnering with satellite imagery purveyor Planet to create a custom craft to “pinpoint – and stop – destructive emissions with unprecedented precision, on a scale that’s never been done before.” Governor Brown made ...

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California Commits To 100% Clean Energy By 2045

Reuters reports: California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-fossil fuel policies. The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100 percent clean energy. Hawaii is the only other ...

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Al Gore To Trump: My Only Message Is Resign [VIDEO]

Los Angeles’ Fox affiliate reports: “My only message would be resign,” Gore, now an environmental activist, told Fox 11 during an interview about climate change. Gore’s remarks came in response to a question about what he would say to the president. “I think everyone knows to discount what this current Administration is doing and saying. They’ve made the EPA the ...

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Hurricane Pummels Hawaii With 30+ Inches Of Rain

ABC News reports: As Hurricane Lane lurches north, the Category 2 storm has already dumped more than 31 inches of rain on Hawaii’s Big Island, bringing catastrophic flooding. The dangerous storm could even lead to landslides or mudslides. Rainfall rates in the outer bands of the hurricane may reach 1 to 3 inches per hour, meaning flash flood watches will ...

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Category 4 Hurricane Barrels Towards Hawaii [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a hurricane churned toward the state. The National Weather Service said Wednesday that Hurricane Lane had weakened to a Category 4 hurricane, but those hurricanes ...

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Thickest Arctic Sea Ice Breaks Up For First Known Time

The Guardian reports: The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer. This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred twice this year due to warm winds and a climate-change driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere. One meteorologist described ...

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Zinke Blames “Environmental Terrorist Groups” For California’s Wildfires (Also Climate Change, Maybe)

NBC News reports: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s claim that “environmental terrorist groups” created the conditions that enabled California’s wildfires triggered substantial blowback from environmental groups, who chastised the Trump administration official for downplaying the role of climate change in the blazes. Zinke said in a radio interview with Breitbart News that environmental extremists were preventing the government from properly managing ...

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GOP Senators Demand Probe Into Federal Grants That “Propagandize” Climate Change To TV Weathermen

NBC News reports: Four Republican senators called Wednesday for an investigation of National Science Foundation grants, saying the federal agency had ventured beyond science and into political advocacy, particularly with its support of a program to encourage TV weathercasters to report on global warming. The four senators called for a probe by the foundation’s inspector general, saying the $4 million ...

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Automakers To Trump: Climate Change Is Real

Bloomberg reports: Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying “climate change is real.” The plea came in a letter to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the industry’s leading trade group. It said carmakers “strongly support” continued alignment between federal ...

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GOP Rep Blames Rising Sea Level On Falling Rocks

Science Magazine reports: The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the Antarctic ice sheet. Those are some of the skeptical assertions echoed by Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee yesterday. The lawmakers at times embraced ...

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California Mandates Solar Panels On New Homes

Business Insider reports: On Wednesday, The California Energy Commission approved a ruling requiring new homes and low-rise apartment buildings to include solar panels. The rule will take effect in January 2020. According to the AP, the mandate still needs final approval from the state’s Building Standards Commission, which will likely happen. The California Energy Commission, the agency that approved the ...

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Satellites Show Warming Is Speeding Sea Rise

The Associated Press reports: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers who published in Monday’s ...

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Trump: There Is A Cooling And There Is A Heating

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s description of the climate on planet Earth doesn’t quite match what data show and scientists say. In an interview with Piers Morgan airing Sunday on Britain’s ITV News, the president said the world was cooling and warming at the same time and that claims of melting ice caps haven’t come true. TRUMP: “There ...

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Snarled Flights, Arctic Chill Follows Brutal Nor’Easter

The New York Daily News reports: The day after a massive winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of New York, a bitter cold front is expected to hit the East Coast with record setting temperatures. An “arctic outbreak” will keep temperatures about 20 to 30 degrees below average, with a wind chill advisory issued in ...

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3000 Flights Canceled As “Bomb Cyclone” Bears Down

ABC News reports: Nearly 3,000 U.S. flights have been canceled today as a powerful storm hits the Northeast, packing heavy snow, gusty winds and the coldest air of the season. “A powerful Nor’easter will move north along the east coast through Thursday,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. “Reinforcing arctic air and gusty winds will sweep in behind ...

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Florida Sees First Snow In Decades [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A brutal winter storm dumped snow in Tallahassee, Florida, on Wednesday for the first time in nearly three decades before slogging up the Atlantic coast and smacking Southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston, South Carolina, with a rare blast of snow and ice. Forecasters warned that the same system could soon strengthen into a “bomb ...

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“Bomb Cyclone” To Hit East Coast This Week

The Washington Post reports: Unforgiving cold has punished the eastern third of the United States for the past 10 days. But the most severe winter weather yet will assault the area late this week. First, a monster storm will hammer coastal locations from Georgia to Maine with ice and snow. By Thursday, the exploding storm will, in many ways, resemble ...

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