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Category Archive for 'Climate Change'

In case you missed yesterday’s news coverage.

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Setting an example

Sometimes even the rich do the right thing! The Rockefeller family, which built its wealth on oil, is divesting its philanthropic fund of fossil fuel investments. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund pledged Monday to divest itself of investments in coal and tar sands, promising to reduce that exposure to less than 1% of the total portfolio […]

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300K people turned out in NYC. Amy Goodman was broadcasting live yesterday:

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NOAA confirms

August 2014 was the warmest August ever measured globally. Record warmth on every continent: BY THE WAY: A MAJOR climate change rally in New York this weekend.

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Al Gore

Is still fatty fat fat: We often hear temperature changes explained on a global scale, but just how are those changes playing out in your local temperatures? This calculator answers that question for every American state. The new tool is the work of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. Using data on average temperatures collected since […]

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#Lobsterboat Trial criminal charges for Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward dropped to civil fine. Celebratin' time. pic.twitter.com/bR8lfpTOsU — Sarah Moon (@Sarahrmoon) September 8, 2014 When a DA actually seeks justice instead of a win: Bristol Massachusetts District Attorney Samuel Sutter gave an usual explanation for dropping charges against two environmental activists who had blocked a […]

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Chris Hedges on the last gasp of climate change liberals: The climate change march in New York on Sept. 21, expected to draw as many as 200,000 people, is one of the last gasps of conventional liberalism’s response to the climate crisis. It will take place two days before the actual gathering of world leadersin New York called […]

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Tidal power!

These are the kinds of things you can get done, once you’ve acknowledged there’s an actual problem: Scotland is building what it calls the world’s biggest tidal array in the Pentland Firth in northern Scotland, the country’s government announced last week. Once built, the tidal array is projected to provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes, […]

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Author Robert Jay Lifton says people are starting to acknowledge global warming: AMERICANS appear to be undergoing a significant psychological shift in our relation to global warming. I call this shift a climate “swerve,” borrowing the term used recently by the Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt to describe a major historical change in consciousness that […]

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The NOAA has released a study on the acidification of the oceans and the impacts it will have on Alaska’s coast. The predictions are very grim… What is ocean acidification? When carbon dioxide dissolves in this ocean, carbonic acid is formed. This leads to higher acidity, mainly near the surface, which has been proven to […]

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