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John Nielsen Gammon on El Nino and Global Temps

Climate Crocks - August 25, 2016 - 5:48am
John Nielsen-Gammon is the State Climatologist of Texas. I had the chance to question him on a number of issues back in June, and I’ll be pushing some of his answers out over coming weeks.Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Climate Change is Impacting Beer

Climate Crocks - August 25, 2016 - 5:19am
For the first time, I’m concerned that a post might cause panic.Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Katharine Hayhoe on Climate and our Choices

Climate Crocks - August 24, 2016 - 10:26am
I was fortunate to catch up with Katharine Hayhoe in June, while I was interviewing TV meteorologists at a conference in Austin, TX.  She was there to present and answer questions on the finer points of climate science for the assembled media mets. Dr Hayhoe has been named one of Time Magazine’s most Influential People. […]
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California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law

Inside Climate News - August 24, 2016 - 9:49am
The Sacramento Bee

The California Assembly on Tuesday voted to approve a bill that extends the state's greenhouse gas emissions targets, The Sacramento Bee reports. The climate bill now heads to the Senate.

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Feds Weigh Whether Carbon Pollution Should Be Measured in Highway Performance

Inside Climate News - August 24, 2016 - 9:30am
The Hill

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering whether to require that transportation projects track, measure and reduce their carbon footprint, The Hill reports.

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Australia Will Need to Remove CO2 From Air to Keep Warming Below 2C, Climate Body Says

Inside Climate News - August 24, 2016 - 9:20am
Guardian

A new Climate Institute analysis suggests that Australia will likely have to achieve negative greenhouse gas emissions towards 2050 to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, the Guardian reports.

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Biggest U.S. Pension Fund Calls for G20 Action on Climate Change

Inside Climate News - August 24, 2016 - 9:19am
Financial Times

The California Public Employee's Retirement System, the largest U.S. public pension fund, has joined more than 120 investors in urging G20 leaders to ratify the Paris climate change agreement this year, the Financial Times reports.

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Protestors Arrested Ahead of New Orleans Oil Lease Sale

Inside Climate News - August 24, 2016 - 9:17am
AP

Four people were arrested on Tuesday for protesting an upcoming federal oil lease sale in New Orleans, the Associated Press reports.

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When Will This Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Break Apart? Soon, Say Scientists.

Inside Climate News - August 24, 2016 - 9:12am
Christian Science Monitor

Researchers have discovered a fast-spreading crack in Antarctica's fourth-largest ice shelf and predict that 12 percent of the shelf will soon break away, Christian Science Monitor reports.

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Tiny Parasite Swallows Yellowstone

Climate Crocks - August 24, 2016 - 7:52am
There are winners and losers in climate change.  Here’s a story about a tiny winner. Donald Trump likes winners. NYTimes: Montana wildlife officials shut down almost 200 miles of the Yellowstone and its tributaries to recreation last week to prevent the parasite from spreading to other rivers, or south into Yellowstone National Park. The white […]
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GOP’s Own Goal on Climate Change

Climate Crocks - August 23, 2016 - 4:53pm
The story of this election is that the GOP’s elaborate message control apparatus has so insulated it’s faithful from actual data and fact – that they’ve split off in their own delusional, unmoored reality, and are dragging the party with them into a woodchipper. The Party’s stand on climate change is a crime for which […]
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Self Driving Cars: Implications You Might Not have Guessed

Climate Crocks - August 23, 2016 - 11:10am
Autonomous vehicles will be here sooner than anyone thought, and they will have an internet-like impact on society. That’s one reason why Uber has an estimated market cap 20 billion dollars higher than General Motors. Who knew? The modern industrial economy is to a great degree centered around auto manufacturing and production. What if we […]
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EPA: North Texas Earthquakes Likely Linked to Oil and Gas Drilling

Inside Climate News - August 23, 2016 - 11:01am
Texas Tribune

A new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states there's a significant possibility that recent earthquakes in North Texas are linked to oil and gas activity, the Texas Tribune reports.

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A Big Question Complicating the Climate Debate: Are Current Policies Only Benefiting the Rich?

Inside Climate News - August 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Los Angeles Times

Some California lawmakers are questioning whether the state's climate policies are actually benefiting local poor communities, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Al Gore: If You Care About The Climate Crisis, Don't Vote For a Third Party

Inside Climate News - August 23, 2016 - 10:57am
Think Progress

Former Vice President Al Gore urged climate voters to support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an interview with Think Progress.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Becomes Paid Alec Member Despite Green Efforts

Inside Climate News - August 23, 2016 - 10:30am
Guardian

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a company that has a fleet of hybrid vehicles and tree-planting initiatives, has recently become a paying member of the conservative group American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), the Guardian reports.

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Tesla: Still the Safest Car on the Road

Climate Crocks - August 22, 2016 - 9:47am
This hits home for me. I was a street paramedic for  15 years  – the pictures of the intact passenger compartment on a crushed Tesla above speak volumes, and demonstrate the safety features that only an electric vehicle can provide. This sets the standard. I’ll be doing more on the already-in-progress EV revolution in coming […]
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Louisiana and the Age of Superstorms

Climate Crocks - August 22, 2016 - 9:27am
If it had been a hurricane, last week’s flood in Louisiana would have been the seventh most damaging cyclone to hit the US in history. But it was not a hurricane. Welcome to a climate altered planet. Paul Krugman in the New York Times: A disaster area is no place for political theater. The governor […]
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Beautiful and Ominous: Lakes Developing in East Antarctica

Climate Crocks - August 22, 2016 - 7:31am
Gizmodo: Something strange is happening to one of the coldest places on Earth. Dazzling blue lakes are blooming like summer wildflowers atop the East Antarctic ice sheet’s Langhovde Glacier. And that’s got scientists worried—because they’ve seen these lakes before. “Supraglacial lakes”—meltwater ponds that form as warm summer air heats the surface of an ice sheet—have […]
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Trump’s New “CEO” runs an Empire of Racism and Climate Denial

Climate Crocks - August 20, 2016 - 3:28pm
National Review: Mainstream society has only just now begun to figure out the alt-right. This relative tardiness makes sense: Prolonged alienation from mainstream society is the only explanation for the noxious concoction of racism, illiberalism, and psychological derangement that defines the movement. But after years of incubating online in harmless irrelevancy, the alt-right is getting […]
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