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  • Planet is entering ‘new climate regime’ with‘extraordinary’ heat waves intensified by global (T)

    06/16/2019 10:33:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 6/11/2019 | Jason Samenow
    Simultaneous heat waves scorched land areas all over the Northern Hemisphere last summer, killing hundreds and hospitalizing thousands while intensifying destructive and deadly wildfires. A study published this week in the journal Earth’s Future concludes that this heat wave epidemic “would not have occurred without human-induced climate change.” The alarming part? There are signs record-setting heat waves are beginning anew this summer — signaling, perhaps, that these exceptional and widespread heat spells are now the norm. In the past few days, blistering, abnormal heat has afflicted several parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including major population centers. New Delhi, India’s capital,...
  • Some Republican Lawmakers Break With Party on Climate Change

    06/12/2019 8:31:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 6/12/2019 | Arian Campo-Flores
    A small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging action on climate change, driven by shifting sentiment among GOP voters and the effects of global warming, from stronger hurricanes to more-destructive wildfires. The group backs policies rooted in what they consider GOP principles, favoring market-based solutions rather than government regulations. Many are loyal supporters of President Trump, but they part with him on climate change, which he has dismissed as hyped. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida says the GOP needs to advance sound conservative proposals to combat climate change and embrace science, or risk long-term political damage. “How...
  • When Climate Change Starts Wars

    05/30/2019 9:09:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | John Wendle
    The Kyrgyz soldier stepped quietly out of the dark green bushes and swung his Kalashnikov rifle in the direction of our car. Another emerged and did the same. Their checkpoint was a skinny log dragged across a broken asphalt road heading toward an ethnic Uzbek village and the disputed waters of the Kasan-sai, a reservoir that irrigates the agricultural heartland of the ancient Fergana Valley. With a sleepy shake of his head, the special forces sergeant waved his rifle and made us turn our beat-up Mitsubishi around. “There won’t be any fighting here,” the sergeant said. At least not today....
  • Gathering storm: Merkel govt feels heat of climate vote

    05/27/2019 10:23:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/27/2019 | Frank ZELLER
    Germany, the EU's biggest economy, is still generating a third of its electricity with coal, a climate killer with huge CO2 emissions A European election drubbing has served as a harsh wake-up call for Germany's leaders that young voters fear climate change and are furious about the government's glacial response to it. A surge of support, helped by the Fridays for Future protest movement, propelled Germany's Greens to second place in Sunday's European Parliament elections, at the expense of the mainstream parties.
  • Police Want to Charge 1,100 Climate Activists for ‘Extinction Rebellion’ Disruption

    05/25/2019 12:10:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 5/25/2019 | Joe Markham
    Police are looking to charge more than 1,100 people who were arrested during last month’s “Extinction Rebellion” climate protests, a senior officer has said. During the protests, activists laid down in the middle of busy public roads, glued themselves to the walls of financial institutions such as the London Stock Exchange, and even attempted to disrupt flights from Heathrow airport.
  • Greenpeace Co-Founder Tells Congress To Ignore UN’s Latest Extinction Warning

    05/22/2019 11:34:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 5/21/2019 | Michael Bastasch
    Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore will tell House lawmakers an alarming United Nations report on biodiversity is political activism masquerading as credible science, according to written testimony. “It is clear that the highly exaggerated claims of the [U.N.] are not so much out of concern for endangered species as they are a front for a radical political, social, and economic ‘transformation’ of our entire civilization,” Moore will tell lawmakers Wednesday, according to written testimony The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.