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How climate change is helping to drive record world migration

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How climate change is helping to drive record world migration


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Letter: Overpopulation's a bigger threat than global warming

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Act locally to address climate change -- Kermit Hovey

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Global warming sage pens novel of Vermont, 'resistance'

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St. Paul Time Capsule Highlights Climate Change

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Growing Up In The Time Of Climate Change

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Climate change affects Madison winter -- Carol Steinhart

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Effect of Trump's attempts to end U.S. climate-change efforts: Twitter poll results
By now it's clear that the Trump Administration is doing everything it can to end U.S. government efforts to address climate change. Climate-science deniers sit in powerful government positions, language on climate change has been eradicated from websites, and the U.S. is now the sole nation in the world that plans to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty signed by President Obama in late 2016   Read More ...
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Arctic didn’t stop warming during 'global hiatus' — it got warmer
FAIRBANKS — A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that while the rest of the world was in a climate change hiatus between 1998 and 2012, the Arctic continued to warm six times the rate of the rest of the planet. As it turns out, gaps in temperature data in the Arctic during that time may have contributed to the misinterpretation that climate change had slowed   Read More ...
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Why a military adviser says climate change is threat to homeland security
Scientists in Colorado are publishing alarming new research about the storms of the future. Computer simulations show bigger, more frequent and more intense storms. These conclusions have now captured the attention of the United States military. A study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), details how large, long-lasting storms called mesoscale convective systems -- which can be a cluster of thunderstorms over land or even a hurricane -- are likely to become more intense and more frequent by the end of the 21st century   Read More ...
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Climate change could deny you your favorite cup of coffee
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How climate change is helping to drive record world migration
The number of migrants across the world is at a record high — 244 million people left their homes in 2015, according to the United Nations. They were driven by war, dire economic straits, and, for some, worsening environmental conditions brought on by climate change. There’s a growing body of evidence linking migration and climate change, from Pacific island nations being subsumed by the rising ocean to the drought-wracked Horn of Africa   Read More ...
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Climate change deniers are plotting Trump's path to the holy grail of deregulation
During a question-and-answer period at the America First Energy Conference in Houston this month, an audience member had an inquiry for panelists at a session billed as one of the day's most important. Why not sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? After all, CO2 is essential to all life on earth, he noted. Harry MacDougald, an attorney on the panel, smiled and pointed to David Schnare, a former member of President Donald Trump's EPA transition team who had a combative relationship with climate scientists during his more than three decades at the agency   Read More ...
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Hawaiian Airlines Is Tracking Climate Change From the Sky
Hawaiian Airlines has added equipment to one of its airplanes to collect real-time data on air quality as it flies. Technicians installed the equipment on the Airbus A330 earlier this year, and Hawaiian Airlines activated it this week to begin collecting data in the Pacific, Asia and North America, according to the carrier. The project is in partnership with the European-funded, Belgian non-profit In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System (IAGOS)   Read More ...
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Censoring Climate Change
The Trump administration is making it harder to find government information about climate change on the web. If you searched Google for the words “climate change” a little over six months ago, one of the first hits would have been the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. But that was before April 28, when the agency began systematically dismantling its climate change website, which had survived Democratic and Republican administrations and was a leading source of information on a global problem that the president, as a candidate, labeled “a hoax   Read More ...
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With Idahoans split, our big employers take the lead on adapting to climate change
Most Idahoans say climate change is happening. But less than half think humans caused it and can do anything about it. A group of scientists, economists, farmers, business leaders, environmental activists, and local government leaders came together around the state last week in the latest effort to change that statistic. Before Idaho can come together behind ways to fight and adapt to climate change, people need to talk, said Toni Hardesty, executive director of the Nature Conservancy of Idaho   Read More ...
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The Energy 202: Internal watchdog says Interior should focus on climate change. It isn’t.
THE LIGHTBULB. With control of one-fifth of the land area of the United States, the Interior Department is expected to be challenged by more intense wildfires, rising seas and other effects of climate change over the next fiscal year, a new internal government watchdog report has found. In a report released Monday, Interior’s Office of the Inspector General listed climate change as among the “most significant management and performance challenges” facing the department, noting the “[e]ffects from a changing climate are a cross-cutting, complex issue   Read More ...
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Species may appear deceptively resilient to climate change
Nature itself can be the best defense against climate change for many species—at least in the short term—according to a study published in the journal Ecology Letters from the University of California, Davis. University of Delaware professor Patrick Gaffney and alumnus Keith Bayha, a research associate with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, have determined that a common sea nettle jellyfish is actually two   Read More ...
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Air quality and health in U.S. will improve from other nations' actions to slow climate change
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Did President Trump’s ancestors migrate to the United States because of a changing climate?
The number of migrants across the world is at a record high — people left their homes in 2015, according to the United Nations. They were driven by war, dire economic straits, and for some, worsening environmental conditions brought on by climate change. There’s a growing body of evidence linking migration and climate change, from Pacific island nations being subsumed by the rising ocean, to the drought-wracked Horn of Africa   Read More ...
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Climate change triggered immigration to the US by German families like Donald Trump’s, study finds
Climate change contributed to the wave of German immigration to the US that included Donald Trump’s grandfather. In the 19th century, more than five million Germans migrated to North America. One such German was Friedrich Trump, the grandfather of the current US President, who arrived in New York in 1885 as an unskilled 16-year-old who couldn’t speak English. Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F   Read More ...
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Could higher temperatures cause more snow?
Climate change and global warming are causing temperatures to rise, which could increase the frequency of lake effect snow. Lead meteorologist Jeff Berardelli from West Palm Beach, Florida, CBS affiliate WPEC-TV joins CBSN to explain how climate change is affecting snowfall and provide the forecast for the holiday weekend.   Read More ...
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Despite rising seas, Kiribati's president plans development
The low-lying Pacific island nation of is one of the parts of the world most threatened by climate change and rising sea levels. Scientists say the islands could be uninhabitable within decades, and in recent years, some leaders there have begun planning for a worst-case scenario that could involve relocating the population to other countries. However, in a video presentation to the international , Germany, last week, the president of Kiribati appeared to be turning away from such a plan   Read More ...
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Letter: Overpopulation's a bigger threat than global warming
The hoax is not that burning fossil fuels or burning anything for that matter contributes to the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere; there is no doubt that it does. The hoax, however, is that global warming is the greatest threat facing mankind, that it is solely the fault of the first world and that sending money to the poor will make any difference   Read More ...
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Pharrell Won’t Drop New Song Until 2117 To Raise Awareness About Climate Change
Pharrell is trying to make a statement about climate change, a widely debated issue that U.S. President Donald Trump thinks is not a man-made phenomenon despite studies saying otherwise. Pharrell will have fans all fired up for his new single, “100 Years,” for… the next 100 years. The 44-year-old singer builds up hype around his new single to raise awareness about climate change   Read More ...
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US report on non-governmental efforts to combat climate change; protests
(11 Nov 2017) A group of US states, cities, businesses and universities said on Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming, even as the Trump administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. Speaking at COP 23, the global climate meeting in Bonn, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said many Americans were committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement and there was nothing "Washington could do to stop us". The group - calling itself 'America's Pledge' - said states, cities and private groups have been taking considerable steps to reduce emissions by promoting renewable energy and climate-friendly transportation systems   Read More ...
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US senators to present report on importance of fighting climate change
(11 Nov 2017) Five United States senators attending COP23 in Bonn on Saturday will offer their perspective about the UN climate conference's proceedings and the importance of America maintaining a leading role in fighting global climate change. Their initiative follows President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. In the morning, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present a report on what U.S. states and cities are doing to combat climate change in the absence of strong action from the federal government. The so-called "America's Pledge report" details U.S. states, cities, and businesses' climate-related actions to keep America on track to meet its Paris Agreement carbon reduction goals   Read More ...
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Act locally to address climate change -- Kermit Hovey
I am encouraged by the positive action and attitudes to protect the climate reported in the Nov. 12 article, “Cities, states committed to Paris climate accord.” We can especially be grateful that local communities such as Middleton and Madison as well as Dane County are part of that reality. Despite Trump administration efforts to deny the science and erase the evidence from government websites, we see needed local, national, and -- as represented by the U   Read More ...
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Global warming sage pens novel of Vermont, 'resistance'
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont environmentalist Bill McKibben has taken a break from highlighting global warming dangers to pen what he sees as a novel of the resistance. In "Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of the Resistance," McKibben uses some of his home state quirkiness that's known for its craft beer, environmental protection and, more recently, its opposition to President Donald Trump to tout the importance of civic involvement   Read More ...
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Dozens of students rally in downtown Louisville to raise awareness about climate change
than a dozen students from duPont Manual High School's World Wildlife Club stood at the steps of Metro Hall Saturday afternoon in opposition to President Trump's exiting of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. The group changed, held signs, and sang songs in a show of solidarity as part of a nation-wide event called 'Day of Dedication.' "When people actually solving the problems we are facing, like what we are doing here today with the rally, it actually pushes more forward working problems and problems that actually go from the lowest to the highest levels of power," rally organizer Destine Grigsby said   Read More ...
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Commentary: Don't put climate change deniers on the defensive
The first comprehensive study of global warming was published a little more than 50 years ago. At that time there was little public response. But the 1988 testimony in front of congress, by climatologist James Hansen, started a political backlash. This was not because of the science (as, just like today, most climatologists agree with the conclusions) but because of the implied solutions   Read More ...
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St. Paul Time Capsule Highlights Climate Change
Several groups helped organize the dedication of a time capsule Saturday in St. Paul, reports Liz Collin ( 0:36). WCCO 4 News At 6 – November 18, 2017.   Read More ...
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Global Warming: New York, Miami, And Oakland Among 670 U.S. Cities At Risk As The Ice Melts
It was reported earlier this week that climate change scientists have announced that global carbon emissions are rising after showing signs of leveling out over the past three years. As reported by CBS News global emissions have risen by two percent in 2017, a trend that has climate change scientists worried. The Global Carbon Project team announced that emissions this year will be almost 41 billion tons, up from 9   Read More ...
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‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’: Host of ’90s kids show turns his crusade to climate-change deniers
Bill Nye, the lanky, bow-tied TV science advocate, is still a hero to a generation of young adults who eagerly watched his 1990s series, “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” in classrooms or on afternoon television. The fast-paced, half-hour educational show made science fun, with hands-on experiments that kids could replicate at home. Nye also used such thrilling stunts as parasailing to demonstrate wind force, or explained the Earth’s ecosystem while speeding down the road in a grass-covered car   Read More ...
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German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change
BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach an agreement on climate change and immigration, two key issues where compromises are needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union parties were meeting Saturday with the pro-business Free Democrats and the traditionally left-leaning Greens   Read More ...
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German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach an agreement on climate change and immigration, two key issues where compromises are needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union parties were meeting Saturday with the pro-business Free Democrats and the traditionally left-leaning Greens   Read More ...
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Carbon, a driver of climate change, could become a valuable resource
ESSEN, Germany — On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr valley. Lake Baldeney has become a symbol for the efforts Germany is making to revive its western industrial heartland, and the gleaming white vessel is meant to showcase where the journey is heading: toward a cleaner, sustainable future   Read More ...
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As Trump administration touts coal at U.N. gathering, U.S. cities and states target climate change
The sharp political divisions in the United States over climate change spilled over to the outside world at the United Nations conference that will likely be remembered for two rival delegations that showed up from the U.S. As Trump administration officials attending a U.N. climate change conference in Bonn made headlines for promoting coal as an energy source for the future, an alliance of cities, states, companies and universities from across the United States tacitly usurped the federal government’s role and sought to assure an anxious international community that vast numbers of Americans remain committed to the 2015 Paris accord designed to fight climate change   Read More ...
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UK and Canada look to lead fight against coal at COP23 climate change talks
The U.K. and Canada have launched a global alliance committed to moving the planet away from burning coal and towards cleaner sources of power. The British government said Thursday, in an announcement at the COP23 climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, that the Powering Past Coal Alliance's ambition was to "lead the rest of the world in committing to an end to unabated coal power   Read More ...
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JFK’s Grandson Jack Schlossberg Talks Climate Change and Why He’s The Rock’s ‘Greatest Fan’
The Kennedy family has a legendary passion for politics — and apparently that fervor extends to their pets. “Chester,” says Schlossberg when asked the puppy’s name, explaining that it’s because “he looks exactly like [former president] Chester A. Arthur.” Schlossberg debuted the new pup on Instagram in July, joking in a shirtless shot that he’s “gonna name him Fuki or Nutroll or Rabbit or Maestro or Big Data or Richard or maybe Pickle or Angus   Read More ...
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How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming
The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet — and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday narratives and learn how to make caring for the earth feel personable, do-able and empowering with this fun, informative talk   Read More ...
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Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants
Ever since humans first walked the earth, we have relied on plants for our survival. They provide us with food, shelter, medicine and even the oxygen we breathe. Now, a team of scientists is wondering if they can protect us from climate change as well. Friday, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego launched a new initiative to improve on the ability of plants to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it deep in the soil   Read More ...
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See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA Timelapse
A new 20-year taken from space shows in just a few minutes how life on Earth shapes the planet year by year. The receding level of ice in the Arctic is among the trends captured in the NASA visual. Researchers have long raised alarm at the fast disappearing ice in that region as result of man-made climate change with Arctic sea ice hitting a winter low this year and losing ground as the planet continues to warm   Read More ...
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Scientists Can Now Tell How Much Glaciers Melting Will Affect Specific Cities
Scientists can now evaluate how much an individual glacier or ice sheet melting will contribute to rising sea levels in port cities around the world, according to new research. Climate scientists have said for decades that human-caused global warming causes ice to melt that in turn will raise global sea levels, and in recent years scientists have made increasingly precise projections about how individual cities will be affected   Read More ...
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Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands
From rising seas to the loss of fresh water, islands are among the most vulnerable nations to global warming. Hurricanes, expected to become more ferocious with climate change, pummeled Caribbean island nations into crisis this summer. Irma destroyed nearly every car and building on the island of Barbuda and swelled the population of Antigua overnight as thousands of Barbudans sought shelter   Read More ...
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‘Hamilton’ London debut to help fight climate change
LONDON — The creator of the hit musical “Hamilton” plans to use the show’s international debut in London next month to raise money to combat climate change. Writer, composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, said Monday that donors to two environmental charities will be eligible to win the chance to accompany the couple to “Hamilton’s” London premiere   Read More ...
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Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes': pope
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are “perverse attitudes” that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Francis, a strong defender of environmental protection, made his comments in a message to ministers meeting in Bonn to work out a rule book for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to move the world economy off fossil fuels   Read More ...
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