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The Worst Climate News in the Age of Trump


The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Tuesday, making a full and final assessment of 2016.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Underscores His Lack of Concern Over Climate Change


If anything, proposed cutbacks to environmental programs are more extensive than expected.

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The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels


The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

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People’s Climate March ‘Warms Up’ With Kickoff Meeting in Washington, D.C.

By Clara Romeo

The meeting aimed to fire up activists in advance of a protest scheduled to coincide with President Trump’s 100th day in office.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Pressures Group of 20 Into Dropping Climate-Change Reference From Joint Statement


Finance ministers of the world’s leading economies, defying German leadership, have removed a clause about funding, a G-20 official tells Reuters.

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Scientists Calculate That Humans Cause at Least Half the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice


New research analyzes the decline of the region’s ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors.

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How Much of the Globe’s Humanitarian Crisis Is the United States’ Fault?


At the very time the Trump administration wants to turn its back on the world’s migrants, the globe’s worst crises are accelerating.

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Scientists Seek to Slice Bread’s Climate Impact


From cultivating the soil to transporting flour, everything about bread has helped warm the globe and change the climate.

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Water and Soil Muddy Thinking About Carbon Budgets


New research on ponds and lakes means a rethink is needed on tackling climate change.

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Climate Change Threatens Creatures of the Deep


Warming seas and increasing acidification could mean starvation and extinction for deep-sea creatures such as the pictured sea cucumber.

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Spring Moves Forward at a Record Rate


As global warming throws the seasons out of sync, an early spring causes problems for flora and fauna in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Tackle Climate Issues in the Age of Trump (Video)

The Vermont senator and the “Science Guy” take to Facebook Live to discuss the president’s disavowal of climate change.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Climate Change Stems Flow of the Colorado River


One of the longest U.S. waterways, the river has lost 20 percent of its flow since 2000, according to the journal Water Resources Research.

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Solar Jobs Double Coal’s Job Total, a Survey by the Nonprofit Solar Foundation Finds


Despite President Trump’s actions, the case for reviving coal continues to weaken as economic and environmental realities combine to bolster renewables.

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The North Atlantic Might Cool Sooner and Faster Than Predicted


Climatologists posit an almost 50 percent chance that the water temperature in the Labrador Sea will drop rapidly within the next decade.

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China Trumps U.S. in Tackling Climate Change


China’s impressive emissions targets are more significant than Donald Trump’s threat to exit the Paris Agreement.

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Will U.K. Tidal Project Start a Global Energy Revolution?


Britain is poised to exploit tidal energy, a renewable source that is cheaper than nuclear power and more reliable than wind.

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These Fossil Fuel Bypasses Could Soon Be on the Market


Innovative ideas by scientists and engineers to combat climate change show what the world could be like without fossil fuel.

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European Trains Go the Renewable Route


Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on green energy since Jan. 1, and now the U.K. and Belgium are following in their tracks.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over


Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

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Former Republican Officials Are Proposing a Carbon Tax—and It’s a Good Idea


A GOP-conceived tax is win-win: less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.

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Global Warming Threatens the World’s Mountains


Climate change is fundamentally altering mountains across the world, making ecosystems more vulnerable as tree lines migrate up slopes.

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Methane Emissions From Oil Production Are Higher Than Feared


A new study shows emissions up to twice as high as those estimated by “simplistic” data collection systems.

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Pipeline Valve-Turners Fight for Peaceful Disobedience


Ken Ward shut off a pipeline in Washington state last year to protest a government “unresponsive” to climate change. Now he and others face imprisonment.

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Wind Turbines Head for Home Again


Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own turbines as part of a clean-energy revolution.

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Streaming Video Drives Up Global CO2 Emissions


Watching your favorite streamed TV series may seem harmless, but the electricity consumed by the growing demand for video is leaving a hefty carbon footprint.

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There Will Be Less Mild Weather as the World Warms


The warming atmosphere will mean a rise in mild weather for parts of the U.S., but a gradual global drop, scientists find.

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The Cold War Spurred Arctic Climate Research


Western postwar scientific studies in the Arctic were primarily driven by military concerns about Soviet activities in the region.

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Via Twitter, National Parks Service and NASA Defy Trump’s Gag on Climate Change Information


Many in the scientific community are also spreading word of an upcoming “Scientists March on Washington.”

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Loss of Wild Forest Continues to Accelerate, Study Shows


Almost 386,102 square miles of natural forest disappeared between 2000 and 2013, along with its ability to absorb carbon and reduce warming.

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Naomi Klein: Expect ‘First Shocks of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism’


The writer uses the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe to suggest the upcoming economic, security and weather calamities that Donald Trump and Mike Pence could both cause and exploit.

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To Halt Sea Level Rise, the World Must Cut More Than Carbon


Short-lived greenhouse gases such as methane will continue to affect oceans for centuries, no matter how much nations reduce carbon, research suggests.

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Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?


The nation’s top science panel has sketched a way to set a fair price for cutting climate risks. Some of the president-elect’s advisers say the price should be zero.

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Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia


Before we take up a three-point stance on the national line of scrimmage, why don’t we ask ourselves not only what we’re opposing, but also what we want?

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Time and Money Run Out for a Nuclear Revival


The nuclear industry faces an uncertain future as the building boom is hit by unexpected costs and delays.

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Giant Iceberg Is Poised to Break Off Antarctica, Scientists Say


A chunk the size of Delaware is expected to produce an event that could cause the collapse of the continent’s northern ice shelf.

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Exxon Predicts Energy Demand Will Rise 25 Percent by 2040


Population growth will spur the increased need, and oil will remain the primary source, according to a corporate report.

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Will Climate Change Information on the Web Become an Endangered Species Under the GOP?


A recent reworking of language on a Wisconsin government website concerning climate change could be replicated under a Trump administration.

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The Chinese Solar Juggernaut That Donald Trump Can’t Stop (Video)


The president-elect has pronounced solar power “too expensive” and has pledged to revive the use of coal. The former is a falsehood, the latter a genocide.

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Trump and the Climate: His Hot Air on Warming Is Far From the Greatest Threat


The president-elect, who has called climate change a hoax, has frightened many with his embrace of fossil fuels. What’s truly scary, scientists and others say, is how much larger the problem is than one American president.

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Paris Accord’s Warming Limit Could Increase Fish Catches


Scientists calculate that worldwide fish yields could rise by millions of metric tons a year if nations stick to the Paris Agreement on global warming.

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Global ‘Compost Bomb’ Slowly Detonates as Previously Frozen Soil ‘Breathes Out’ Greenhouse Gases


Warming is causing soil-based microorganisms to release carbon dioxide in a potentially catastrophic process that could add at least as much carbon to the atmosphere as the fossil fuel industry emitted in the mid-20th century, a study finds.

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Six Important Executive Actions of President Obama That Donald Trump Is Targeting


As the incoming administration threatens to reverse nearly everything Obama has done, even nuclear deals are imperiled.

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Best of Truthdig’s Book Reviews 2016: Top Reads, From Economics to Politics and Even Genetics


In a year of many upheavals, it’s no surprise that books on income inequality, political protest and global warming would wind up on our top 10 literary list of the past year. But there’s also room for a little comedy and some ancient history among the picks.

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Online Calculator Helps Cut Farms’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions


An internet tool now is available to quantify and control emissions released during the crop production cycle.

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Crony Capitalism Made Rick Perry Our Energy Secretary


The former Texas governor’s only experience for the job comes from stiffing the American people—and their environment.

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