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When the U.S. Government Waged War on Its People

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

Paramount Network The current political climate has seen a shift in popular culture to match it. Films and TV shows are  inevitably weighed by how “of the moment” they are, and how well they reflect or address current events. (Sometimes it’s warranted. Show More Summary

How California lawmakers are preparing for more natural disasters

State lawmakers have introduced more than a dozen bills in response to wildfires and other natural disasters that have rocked the state in preparation for what they say is a new normal due to climate change.

If We Start Geoengineering, There's No Going Back

When it comes to climate change, speed kills. The temperature changes that are causing heat waves, intense storms and other climate aberrations are dangerous today because they're happening so fast. The climate has indeed been as warm,...Show More Summary

Snow-bound Davos warms to business-friendly climate

After a gala opening set against spectacular snowfall, the World Economic Forum starts in earnest on Tuesday basking in robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-nots are missing out more than ever. Indian PrimeShow More Summary

Guest Blogger Ken Alex: California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

[This is the second post in a series expressing my view of why California’s actions on climate change are so important and how they will change the world.  The introductory post provides an overview and some general context.] SB 350 (2015) requires that California’s investor and municipal owned utilities provide 50% of their customer’s electricity […]

Worst Case Economics

Cross-posted from our sister blog, Triple Crisis. Frank Ackerman is principal economist at Synapse Energy Economics in Cambridge, Mass., and the author of Worst Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance (Anthem Press, 2017). He...Show More Summary

Zinke Didn’t Bother Disclosing His Shares in a Gun Company that Does Business With the Government

This story was originally published by The Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is a shareholder in a private Montana company that manufactures and sells firearms and advanced weapons materials, a financial interest he did not disclose when nominated last year. In response to inquiries from HuffPost, […]

Google's Waymo expands to Atlanta to test self-driving cars

Google didn't provide specifics on the Atlanta rollout, set to provide another climate and conditions for testing.

France to revise carbon emissions target after missing 2016 goal

PARIS (Reuters) - France will revise its carbon emissions target by the end of this year to align it with its pledges in the Paris climate agreement after failing to meet the goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the ecology minister said on Monday.

New Eocene fossil data suggest climate models may underestimate future polar warming

(Florida Museum of Natural History) A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth's potential future climate, was greater than previously thought.

Help Us Design a Climate Change Monster

Our fear of the bomb created Godzilla. Now, climate change is bringing us closer to doomsday. Our changing world will doubtless inspire fictional monsters—but what will they look like? When I imagine a monster brought about by climate change, I think about what happens when ecosystems are allowed to run rampant. Show More Summary

Climate change and snowmelt—turn up the heat, but what about humidity?

It's said on sticky summer days: "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." That holds true in the winter too, and could hold the key to the future of snowpack and water resources in the American West.

‘Dangerous and intolerable’: Trump has censored or stifled science nearly 100 times

President Donald Trump and his administration have censored or stifled science — particularly climate science — almost 100 times since the election. This adds up to a reckless and unprecedented war on science, according to the Silencing Science Tracker, which tallies up all of the budget cuts to science, the record low number of science positions filled by […]

How Climate Change Weakens Coral 'Immune Systems'

Researchers at The Ohio State University and their colleagues have demonstrated how rising temperatures and acidification combine to destabilize different populations of coral microbes--that is, unbalance the natural coral "microbiome."

Environmental and Shipping Organizations Call for Carriage Ban on Non-Compliant, High-Sulphur Fuel Come 2020

17 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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How climate change weakens coral 'immune systems'

If this winter finds you stressed out and fighting a sinus infection, then you know something of what coral will endure in the face of climate change.

QUICK NEWS, January 22: Lloyd’s Of London Declares Coal A Bad Bet; Solar’s Peak Demand Power Knocks Out Old Energy; U.S. Wind Energy Push Praised By Global Wind Leader

Lloyd’s Of London Declares Coal A Bad Bet Lloyd's of London to divest from coal over climate change; Firm follows other big UK and European insurers by excluding coal companies from 1 April Julia Kollewe, January 21, 2018 (UK Guardian) “Lloyd’s...Show More Summary

Mother!, Fifty Shades Darker Among 2018 Razzie Nominations

Mother! — a movie about climate change and the environment, also the Bible, and maybe even about fracking, Moana, and dating Darren Aronofsky — looked like a serious Oscar contender for approximately seven perfect seconds this summer. Now the Aronofsky epic is in the running for a less prestigious award: ... More »

How climate change weakens coral 'immune systems'

(Ohio State University) Researchers at The Ohio State University and their colleagues have demonstrated how two separate effects of climate change combine to destabilize different populations of coral microbes -- that is, unbalance the natural coral 'microbiome.'

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