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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #975 on: August 15, 2017, 09:40:25 pm »

GLOBAL IMPACTS: New findings show how climate change is influencing India’s farmer suicides (Climate Central), In Egypt, a rising sea — and growing worries about climate change's effects (NPR), Climate extremes, policy confuse crop choices for Malawi farmers (Reuters), fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming (AP)

POLL: Arizona overwhelmingly supports protecting land, air, climate (AZ Central)

ANTARCTICA: Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet (The Guardian)

PRISONS: Some of America’s prisons are literally hell during the summer (Mother Jones)

CENSORSHIP: Federal “State of the Climate” report buries human role in warming (Vice News)
AL GORE: Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum (Reuters), Al Gore thinks our political system can save the climate. His daughter isn’t so sure. (Vox)

OK, US government — see you in court (Boston Globe, James Hansen and Sophie Kivlehan op-ed $)

Trump is the past. Clean energy is the future for America and the planet (The Guardian, Rahwa Ghirmatzion and Mark Ruffalo op-ed)

New Orleanians need to accept climate change is a threat (The Times-Picayune, Bob Marshall column)

Local air districts must stand with impacted communities (East Bay Times, Miya Yoshitani op-ed)

What Republicans are getting wrong about climate change (Axios, Amy Harder column)

Trump won't stop Americans hitting the Paris climate targets. Here's how we do it (The Guardian, Michael Bloomberg op-ed)

Great climate science communication from Yale Climate Connections (The Guardian, John Abraham column)

State needs a clearer vision to deliver energy that will satisfy all parties (New Haven Register editorial)

About those climate denials: You’re wrong (Santa Fe New Mexican editorial)
State’s balking at new greenhouse gas cap threatens seafood industry (Central Maine, Richard Nelson column)

Md. governor must match environmental claims with actions (Baltimore Sun, Sara Via op-ed)

Global warming must be addressed before it's too late (Cleveland.com, James Armaline column)

Science, shmience, let’s emit some gas! (Miami Herald, Carl Hiaasen column)

After tons of drama with the California Coastal Commission, things are looking up (LA Times, Steve Lopez column $)

Radical millennials are a climate force to be reckoned with (The Guardian, Geoff Dembicki op-ed)

Strengthening Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would be a win for Marylanders (Baltimore Post-Examiner, Tony Clifford op-ed)

Don’t let energy company short-circuit Illinois law (Chicago Sun-Times editorial)
The NY Times made a mistake in its big climate story, then things got really vicious (ThinkProgress, Joe Romm column)

Montana anglers need action on climate change (Billings Gazette, Alec Underwood op-ed)
What's next for energy in Virginia? (Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial)

In Our Opinion, These Opinions Are Smart Opinions:
Although we usually use this space to call out bad actors, today we’re going to kick off this week with some praise for great pieces that illustrate that the deniers’ denial isn’t going very well.  ;D

Down at the Miami Herald, columnist Fred Grimm surveyed the overwhelming number of climate stories that broke last week. He opens his column by declaring that, “Denial begins to look like psychosis” and ends on a no less pithy note. After tearing through a terrifying list of maladies, Grimm points out that despite the melting glaciers, the rising seas, warming temperatures and drying droughts, political leaders and other deniersjust keep on denying.” 
This sentiment was echoed by the NY Times’s Paul Krugman, who outlined for readers The Axis of Climate Evil . Krugman points to the fossil fuel-funded voices, the ideologically anti-regulation actors, and the attention-seeking contrarian academics as the three nodes of the denier axis. He also calls out something we’ve mentioned when he writes that he “can’t think of a single prominent climate skeptic who isn’t obviously arguing in bad faith.”
Nevertheless, scientists have persisted and resisted. Former EPA science advisor Robert Richardson (relieved of duty by the administration) writes in the Washington Post about how Trump’s attack on science isn’t going very well.   
Richardson, positively dripping in the sarcasm and contempt that we do so appreciate, notes that, “Academic integrity, it turns out, is really important to professionals in scientific agencies of the federal government.”

So despite the alt-facts ideology of the White House, scientists are as of yet still staying true to their dedication to real facts. Who woulda thought!? Oh, everyone who isn’t a troll arguing in bad faith.

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