Climate Change

GM Drops Support For Trump’s Climate Rollbacks

The New York Times reports: General Motors abandoned President Trump’s battle to nullify California’s fuel economy rules meant to curb global warming, the strongest sign yet that corporate America is moving on from Mr. Trump and adapting to an incoming Democratic administration. The company also signaled that it was ready to work with President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has …

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Joe Biden Names John Kerry As Special Climate Envoy, Alejandro Mayorkas As Secretary Of Homeland Security

The New York Times reports: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to name several top national security picks on Tuesday, his transition office said, including the first Latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the first woman to head the intelligence community and a former secretary of state, John Kerry, to be his climate czar. At an event in …

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Hurricane Iota Nears Nicaragua Landfall At Category 5

NBC News reports: Hurricane Iota has gained speed and is now a 160 mph Category 5 storm just hours away from striking nearly the exact same part of Central America that Category 4 Hurricane Eta struck two weeks ago, according to an advisory Monday morning from the National Hurricane Center. In 170 years of record-keeping, Iota is just the second …

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Climate Change Denialist To Get Top Climate Post

The New York Times reports: The White House has removed the scientist responsible for the National Climate Assessment, the federal government’s premier contribution to climate knowledge and the foundation for regulations to combat global warming, in what critics interpreted as the latest sign that the Trump administration intends to use its remaining months in office to continue impeding climate science …

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Hurricane Zeta Makes Louisiana Landfall At Near Cat 3

The Associated Press reports: The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Zeta has crashed ashore in storm-weary Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm, striking the latest blow of an extraordinarily busy Atlantic tropical storm season. The Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter aircraft confirmed at 4 p.m. Wednesday that the menacing storm had made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana. The fast-moving …

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Hurricane Zeta Forecast To Strike Louisiana At Cat 2

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Hurricane Zeta is expected to be a Category 2 storm at landfall in southeast Louisiana, forecasters said Wednesday morning. The storm strengthened overnight and now is forecast to have winds of 100 mph before landfall. Life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds are expected in southeast Louisiana starting around mid-day Wednesday, forecasters said. Landfall is expected …

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Louisiana Gov Issues Warning On Hurricane Zeta

CBS News reports: The 2020 hurricane season continues to overachieve as Hurricane Zeta formed Monday as it heads toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The storm is taking a track similar to Hurricane Delta, striking near Cancun and then heading towards the Northern Gulf Coast. Zeta is located about 120 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum winds of 70 mph, the …

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Hurricane Delta Makes Louisiana Landfall At Category 2

New Orleans’ ABC News affiliate reports: Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Delta is a Category 2 storm that’s moving north-northeast at 14 mph and located 10 miles east of Cameron Parish. According to the latest National Hurricane Center update, Delta has 100 mph winds. Hurricane Delta is now the third major …

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Hurricane Delta At Category 3, Landfall Tonight [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Delta is a Category 3 storm heading for a Gulf Coast landfall later Friday with life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds and rainfall flooding from Louisiana and east Texas to Mississippi. This includes some of the same areas that were ravaged by Hurricane Laura more than a month ago. As expected, Delta intensified again over warmer …

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Delta Forecast To Strike Louisiana At Cat 3 [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Hurricane Delta roared out of Mexico and back into the Gulf on Thursday, a havoc-wreaking Category 2 storm that was gaining strength as it set its sights on the beleaguered Louisiana coast. AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said Delta was expected to grow in size and strength, possibly reaching Category 4 status over the Gulf before slamming …

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Hurricane Delta At Cat 4, Gulf States On Alert [VIDEO]

AccuWeather reports: AccuWeather meteorologists have put the Gulf Coast of the United States on high alert for what could be a disastrous strike later this week by a very dangerous hurricane. Overnight and through early Tuesday morning, Hurricane Delta escalated quickly into a Category 4 storm and forecasters warn it could strengthen even more before it strikes the Yucatan Peninsula. …

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Christians To Put Out CA Wildfires With “Repentance”

From a press release published by Christian Newswire: Over 8,000 California fires just in the year 2020. Over 5 million acres burned. And the season isn’t over. God’s Solution to heal a land: “Spiritual fire”–by thousands of California Christians. “Spiritual fire” means a believer in Christ “on fire”–zealous to cleanse from old sins, turning away from the world’s ways to …

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Famed NYC Clock Turns Climate Change Countdown

Gothamist reports: The famous clock in Union Square that has been tracking the time of day since 1999 has been reset for a new countdown: the rapidly diminishing time left for the human race to take meaningful action to avert the most horrific and deadly consequences of climate change. The Climate Clock was set up ahead of Climate Week over …

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170+ Top Environmentalists: Don’t Vote Green Party

From the social justice nonprofit Truthout: As the Green Party fights in court to stay on the ballot in key swing states less than 50 days before the election, many veteran environmental activists and climate scientists are taking an unprecedented step — pleading to a constituency that has long been key to the party’s electoral efforts to eschew casting a …

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Hurricane Center Uses Up All Of 2020’s Storm Names

The Associated Press reports: Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, using the last of the traditional names for tropical systems in a record-setting Atlantic hurricane season. “Wilfred” is the last name on the Hurricane Center’s list of storm names for this season. “Get out the Greek alphabet,” the National Hurricane Center tweeted. The only time …

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Oregon Republican Who Fled Capitol To Avoid Vote On Climate Change Bill Loses Home To Wildfire [VIDEO]

Labor 411 reports: Oregon Republican state senator Fred Girod was one of 11 Republicans who made headlines when they walked out of the senate –  even leaving the state – so that a quorum could not be achieved for a climate change bill. Now with wildfires raging in Oregon, climate change has come to Girod’s doorstep. Literally. “Fred Girod stood …

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Hurricane Teddy Forecast To Reach Cat 4 By Tomorrow

Reuters reports: Hurricane Teddy has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane and will reach Category 4 strength on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The hurricane was located about 820 miles (1,315 km) east of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h), the NHC said on Wednesday. …

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Hurricane Sally Hits Alabama At Category 2 [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, Wednesday morning, bringing with it Category 2-strength winds and life-threatening storm surge. The National Hurricane Center reports that the slow-moving storm made landfall at 5:45 a.m. ET with maximum sustained wind speeds of 105 mph. In an update published less than an hour before landfall, the NHC warned that “significant …

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Hurricane Sally Now Set To Make Landfall Near Mobile

CBS News reports: Hurricane Sally is moving toward the Gulf Coast, threatening to bring possible historic flooding and “extreme life-threatening” flash flooding, according to forecasters. The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the coast of southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday before making landfall Tuesday night or Wednesday morning in the hurricane warning area, which stretches from east of …

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Hurricane Sally Strengthens To Category 2 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A rapidly intensifying Hurricane Sally is closing on the northern Gulf Coast, threatening Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with high wind and possible flooding from storm surge and heavy rain. Sally reached Category 2 strength with sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph) and the potential for as much as 2 feet (0.6 meters) of rain. It …

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