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'Virtue Signaling of the Highest Order': Elizabeth Warren Criticized for Climate Change Bill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is leading a push to compel companies to disclose more information about how their businesses impact and could be impacted by climate change.On Friday, Warren introduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2018, which would mandate that publicly traded companies provid

FOX NEWS - 2018-09-19 14:00:27

Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness - France 24

"If the Poles are melting and if the ice was to be gone, temperatures would be 10°C higher and humanity would not exist". So says world-renowned climate change activist Sebastian Copeland, who combines his passion for photography with his love of polar exploration to use his art as a tool for social

FRANCE 24 - 2018-09-19 11:22:20

A season of climate anxiety: what psychologists have to say

"You cannot have a healthy society that is scared."A member of the United States Coast Guard is seen reflected in the window of a house as he wades through flood waters for a wellness check on citizens who choose to stay in their home in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence on Sunday, Sept 16, 2018 i

THINK PROGRESS - 2018-09-19 08:00:00

How climate change could derail fish farmers - Futurity

Aquaculture, the cultivation of fish and other aquatic species, is the world’s fastest growing food sector, but preparing for climate change is vital for future generations of aquafarmers to succeed, according to new research.

FUTURITY - 2018-09-19 19:52:58

Concern about climate change unites Gens X and Y

Credit: University of MelbourneTwo generations of Australians, Generations X and Y, say climate change is their number one cause for concern, according to the latest Life Patterns reportfrom University of Melbourne researchers.

PHYS.ORG - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

TASILLAQ, Greenland (Reuters) - Perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone. Before I could leave a message, an explosion broke the arctic silence.

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 12:56:44

The Largest Wildfire in California's History Is Finally Out

Photo: GettyAfter nearly two months, the largest wildfire in California history has finally been put out. The Ranch Fire can now officially take its place in the record books, having burned a grand total of 459, 123 acres.The Ranch Fire was part of the Mendocino Complex, which lit up on July 27. Pai

GIZMODO - 2018-09-19 20:40:00

Most Americans Think We Can Save the Planet and Create Jobs at the Same Time

But don’t confuse elected representative’s views with Americans views. While there’s been a recent uptick inpolarization on the science of climate change, interest in having good climate policy seems to be universal. Newresearch from progressive think tank Data for Progressdrives the point home, sho

GIZMODO - 2018-09-19 16:35:00

Shell and Exxon's secret 1980s climate change warnings

Newly found documents from the 1980s show that fossil fuel companies privately predicted the global damage that would be caused by their products. A Royal Dutch Shell logo. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA One day in 1961, an American economist named Daniel Ellsberg stumbled across a piece of paper w

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-09-19 10:00:15

Fox & Friends guest likens climate change science to "medieval witchcraft"

MARC MORANO (CLIMATEDEPOT.COM): We have CNN andThe Washington Postnow literally practicing medieval witchcraft. In the Middle Ages they used to say, "That witch caused this bad weather, she caused the crop failure. We wouldn't have had this had those witches not been there," and they had trials on t

MEDIA MATTERS - 2018-09-19 12:23:37

Study links natural climate oscillations in North Atlantic to Greenland Ice Sheet melt

Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, shows that the rate of melting might be temporarily increased or decreased by two exis

SAIL WORLD - 2018-09-19 06:55:00

Trump's Methane Rule Rollback Will Make More People Sick

More of this, under the final rule.Photo: APOn Tuesday, the Trump administration took the long-anticipated step of reversing an Obama-erarulethat would’ve helped prevent leaking, venting, and flaring of methane from oil and gas operations. The rollback doesn’t justkill the final pieceof Obama’s clim

GIZMODO - 2018-09-19 18:52:00

The last 5 Augusts have been the hottest in recorded history

In fact, each of the last five Augusts are now the warmest since reliable record-keeping began nearly 140 years ago, in the early 1880s. August 2018 is officially the fifth-warmest, butnearly indistinguishablefrom 2014, 2015, and 2017.

MASHABLE - 2018-09-19 15:56:51

Investor Leadership at Global Climate Action Summit | RealClearEnergy

Everywhere you look, you'll find new examples of climate change's varied and increasingly intense impact. As the Carolinas brace themselves for Hurricane Florence and California picks up the pieces after a deadly season of wildfires, Europe is still reeling from unprecedented heat waves while South


Microplastic pollution is in the skies as well as the oceans, research finds

The world’s oceans are not the only ecosystem polluted by plastics.New research has found that mosquitoes can absorb microplastics while still at the larval stage that remain in their bodies when they transform into adults, and that can then be transferred to birds and other creatures that eat the i

MARKETWATCH - 2018-09-19 16:51:00

Climate Change Is Making Our Hurricane Scale Obsolete

Photo: APOne of the things you can count on in the wake of a hurricane making landfall is people clamoring for a new classification system. Like clockwork, that’s what’s happening with Florence. And frankly, the discussion has never been more urgent thanks to climate change.Afterrapidly intensifying

GIZMODO - 2018-09-18 15:03:00

Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

Global warming has increased the likelihood of more massive, sluggish storms like Florence, capable of dropping record amounts of rain and causing the type of catastrophic flooding that crippled North and South Carolina this week, experts said.

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 22:40:55

Tech giants fail to distance themselves from fight against new EU climate targets

A leaked document shows that BusinessEurope, Europe’s biggest business lobbying group, will urge members to oppose any moves by the European Commission to ratchet up the bloc’s 2030 targets for clean energy, carbon cuts and energy efficiency.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-09-18 23:01:02

Influencers Are Provoking Environmentalists By Posing In Dangerous Locations

Back in the days of Nokia cell phones and Sat Nav GPS, people went camping to disconnect. To explore. To discover. These days it seems like people have one aim: get the perfect Insta shot. You know the kind, feet dangling over a precipitous edge, thermos flask jauntily placed to one side, golden hou

D'MARGE - 2018-09-19 11:30:57

How Berlin is trying to curb plastic use

If you’re visitingBerlinand want to keep hydrated, it won’t cost you anything to obtain water from one of approximately 100 additional public drinking fountains that will be installed there by the end of 2019. There are around 50 fountains already in place in the city, and Berliner Wasserbetriebe, t

LONELYPLANET.COM - 2018-09-19 00:00:00