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#ClimateFacts: Black Carbon

Huge swathes of the Arctic are turning black and scientists have finally discovered the reason why.

#ClimateFacts: Black Carbon

Huge swathes of the Arctic are turning black and scientists have finally discovered the reason why.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Open for Oil

Millions of Americans felt the pain of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, but the Trump Administration made sure big oil and gas companies weren’t among them.

#WarOnOurFuture: Open for Oil

Millions of Americans felt the pain of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, but the Trump Administration made sure big oil and gas companies weren’t among them.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Saving Grand Staircase

This land holds the secret to the dinosaurs, but the Trump Administration is trying to destroy it, and it’s lying about the reason why. Made in partnership with Earthjustice.

#WarOnOurFuture: Saving Grand Staircase

This land holds the secret to the dinosaurs, but the Trump Administration is trying to destroy it, and it’s lying about the reason why. Made in partnership with Earthjustice.

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#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

President Trump may not be taking climate change seriously, but governors across the country are, and it’s making a difference.

#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

President Trump may not be taking climate change seriously, but governors across the country are, and it’s making a difference.

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March 15: Youth Climate Strike

“Just make a sign and go protest,” says Alexandria Villasenor.

On March 15, tens of thousands of kids around the world will be skipping school to fight for their futures. Learn more at: YouthClimateStrikeus.org

March 15: Youth Climate Strike

“Just make a sign and go protest,” says Alexandria Villasenor.

On March 15, tens of thousands of kids around the world will be skipping school to fight for their futures. Learn more at: YouthClimateStrikeus.org

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#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Jay Inslee Runs For President

Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington state, just announced he’s running for president. He thinks he can win by making climate change his campaign’s top priority.

#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Jay Inslee Runs For President

Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington state, just announced he’s running for president. He thinks he can win by making climate change his campaign’s top priority.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Green New Deal Vote

Senator Mitch McConnell is fighting to bring the Green New Deal up for a vote, but it’s not because he’s become an environmentalist overnight.

#WarOnOurFuture: Green New Deal Vote

Senator Mitch McConnell is fighting to bring the Green New Deal up for a vote, but it’s not because he’s become an environmentalist overnight.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Dawn of Sunrise

The young people of the Sunrise Movement are done waiting for politicians to protect their futures. They’re taking the fight to Congress, and it’s getting results.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Dawn of Sunrise

The young people of the Sunrise Movement are done waiting for politicians to protect their futures. They’re taking the fight to Congress, and it’s getting results.

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#ClimateFacts: Plants Don’t Suck

One of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change may be reaching its limit.

#ClimateFacts: Plants Don’t Suck

One of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change may be reaching its limit.

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#ClimateFacts: Bankrupted By Climate

Pacific Gas and Electric is the largest utility in California, providing power to over 40% of the state. In the wake of the deadly wildfire seasons of the past two years, the company is facing bankruptcy.

#ClimateFacts: Bankrupted By Climate

Pacific Gas and Electric is the largest utility in California, providing power to over 40% of the state. In the wake of the deadly wildfire seasons of the past two years, the company is facing bankruptcy.

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#WeCanSolveThis: L.A. Dumps Natural Gas

Instead of spending billions on fixing three natural gas power plants, Los Angeles is turning to renewables. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the plan is the “Green New Deal” happening now.

#WeCanSolveThis: L.A. Dumps Natural Gas

Instead of spending billions on fixing three natural gas power plants, Los Angeles is turning to renewables. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the plan is the “Green New Deal” happening now.

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#WarOnOurFuture: National Emergency

President Trump just declared a state of emergency on the border, but he’s ignoring the real emergency right under his nose.

#WarOnOurFuture: National Emergency

President Trump just declared a state of emergency on the border, but he’s ignoring the real emergency right under his nose.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Manufacturing Doubt

Republican climate change denial began long before President Trump. A leaked Republican strategy memo helps sheds light on how we got to where we are today.

#WarOnOurFuture: Manufacturing Doubt

Republican climate change denial began long before President Trump. A leaked Republican strategy memo helps sheds light on how we got to where we are today.

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#WarOnOurFuture: The State Of Our Union

President Trump’s State of the Union Address was nearly an hour and a half long, but what he didn’t say speaks volumes.

#WarOnOurFuture: The State Of Our Union

President Trump’s State of the Union Address was nearly an hour and a half long, but what he didn’t say speaks volumes.

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#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

In the aftermath of a climate disaster, survivors may recover physically but the mental health impacts can last for years to come. Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren explains “solastalgia” and other aspects of climate anxiety.

#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

In the aftermath of a climate disaster, survivors may recover physically but the mental health impacts can last for years to come. Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren explains “solastalgia” and other aspects of climate anxiety.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

Germany is quitting coal for good, and at the same time helping coal workers avoid unemployment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

Germany is quitting coal for good, and at the same time helping coal workers avoid unemployment.

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#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

Scientists have discovered that the world’s oceans are warming 40% faster than we thought. That has dire implications for sea creatures and people.

#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

Scientists have discovered that the world’s oceans are warming 40% faster than we thought. That has dire implications for sea creatures and people.

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A Titanic Climate Solution

Imagine if Exxon Mobil suddenly pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. That’s essentially what just happened with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, when they announced their plan to go carbon neutral by 2050.

A Titanic Climate Solution

Imagine if Exxon Mobil suddenly pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. That’s essentially what just happened with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, when they announced their plan to go carbon neutral by 2050.

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Big Oil Knew: The Confusion Memo

An internal oil industry memo has surfaced, revealing a secret plan to wage a misinformation campaign on the American public.

Big Oil Knew: The Confusion Memo

An internal oil industry memo has surfaced, revealing a secret plan to wage a misinformation campaign on the American public.

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The Coal Lobbyist EPA Chief

Andrew Wheeler spent most of the last decade working as a fossil fuel lobbyist. President Donald J. Trump is trying to put him in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Coal Lobbyist EPA Chief

Andrew Wheeler spent most of the last decade working as a fossil fuel lobbyist. President Donald J. Trump is trying to put him in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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#ClimateFacts: The Junk Food Effect

The increased levels of carbon dioxide is having an effect on how plants grow–and their nutrients.

#ClimateFacts: The Junk Food Effect

The increased levels of carbon dioxide is having an effect on how plants grow–and their nutrients.

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TV’s Climate Silence

NBC’s Meet the Press recently took a stand by saying they’ll no longer give airtime to climate change denial. That’s a great first step, but we also need network news to spend more time talking about climate change in general. According to Media Matters research, in 2017 (the most recent year analyzed) CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined only showed 6 stories about the link between climate change and extreme weather.

TV’s Climate Silence

NBC’s Meet the Press recently took a stand by saying they’ll no longer give airtime to climate change denial. That’s a great first step, but we also need network news to spend more time talking about climate change in general. According to Media Matters research, in 2017 (the most recent year analyzed) CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined only showed 6 stories about the link between climate change and extreme weather.

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Coal Ash in the Water

There’s no way to store toxic coal waste that’s completely safe. There’s also no way to mine and burn coal that doesn’t threaten communities, our waterways and our climate. Duke Energy needs to stop burning coal, clean up its toxic mess, and invest in abundant, affordable clean energy sources like solar and wind.

Coal Ash in the Water

There’s no way to store toxic coal waste that’s completely safe. There’s also no way to mine and burn coal that doesn’t threaten communities, our waterways and our climate. Duke Energy needs to stop burning coal, clean up its toxic mess, and invest in abundant, affordable clean energy sources like solar and wind.

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Deal Or No New Deal

The new class of Democrats in Congress has a bold new plan to tackle climate change called the Green New Deal, but its future may already be in jeopardy.

Deal Or No New Deal

The new class of Democrats in Congress has a bold new plan to tackle climate change called the Green New Deal, but its future may already be in jeopardy.

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Youth Rebellion

All across the world, young people are mobilizing to take their futures into their own hands.

Youth Rebellion

All across the world, young people are mobilizing to take their futures into their own hands.

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2018: A Year In Climate Disasters

2018 was a brutal year for climate change fueled disasters, but without action it will be just a small preview of things to come.

2018: A Year In Climate Disasters

2018 was a brutal year for climate change fueled disasters, but without action it will be just a small preview of things to come.

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President Trump’s Assaults on Climate

In 2018, President Trump and his administration did everything in their power to get rid of environmental protections and make climate change worse. Here are seven examples.

President Trump’s Assaults on Climate

In 2018, President Trump and his administration did everything in their power to get rid of environmental protections and make climate change worse. Here are seven examples.

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#WarOnOurFuture: The Inferior Secretary

President Trump’s scandal-ridden Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is resigning, but his replacement could be even worse.

#WarOnOurFuture: The Inferior Secretary

President Trump’s scandal-ridden Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is resigning, but his replacement could be even worse.

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#WeCanSolveThis: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018

We have the technology and know-how to solve climate change, we just need to scale it up. Here are 10 signs of incredible progress in 2018.

#WeCanSolveThis: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018

We have the technology and know-how to solve climate change, we just need to scale it up. Here are 10 signs of incredible progress in 2018.

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Coal’s Toxic Legacy

There are over 1,400 pits filled with toxic coal ash in the United States, and many are leaking.

Video made in partnership with Earthjustice.

Coal’s Toxic Legacy

There are over 1,400 pits filled with toxic coal ash in the United States, and many are leaking.

Video made in partnership with Earthjustice.

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Fowl Play

The Trump Administration is trying to open up another 9 million acres of public land to fossil fuel companies, whether it succeeds could all hinge on the Sage Grouse.

Fowl Play

The Trump Administration is trying to open up another 9 million acres of public land to fossil fuel companies, whether it succeeds could all hinge on the Sage Grouse.

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Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

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The town in Poland’s coal region uniting against coal

What would it take for a town of people outside the Polish coal city of Katowice to turn against the fuel that drove the economy, culture and prosperity of the region? Welcome to Imielin, the town fighting for their homes and livelihoods against coal development on the doorstep of the COP24 climate talks.

Video by Greenpeace International.

The town in Poland’s coal region uniting against coal

What would it take for a town of people outside the Polish coal city of Katowice to turn against the fuel that drove the economy, culture and prosperity of the region? Welcome to Imielin, the town fighting for their homes and livelihoods against coal development on the doorstep of the COP24 climate talks.

Video by Greenpeace International.

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Robert Reich: Climate and Inequality

Climate change and widening inequality are not two separate issues.

Robert Reich: Climate and Inequality

Climate change and widening inequality are not two separate issues.

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Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

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Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

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Meet the Artist Behind the Freedom to Breathe Bus

Celeste Beyers talks about her art for the Freedom to Breathe bus tour.

Meet the Artist Behind the Freedom to Breathe Bus

Celeste Beyers talks about her art for the Freedom to Breathe bus tour.

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Bayou Bridge Pipeline Protests

Public officials in Louisiana have criminalized protest. The men and women fighting the Bayou Bridge pipeline are finding new ways to stand up to the oil and gas industry.

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Protests

Public officials in Louisiana have criminalized protest. The men and women fighting the Bayou Bridge pipeline are finding new ways to stand up to the oil and gas industry.

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Climate Change Ballet

Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet uses movement and dance to make climate change more emotionally immediate to audiences.

Climate Change Ballet

Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet uses movement and dance to make climate change more emotionally immediate to audiences.

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Freedom to Breathe Solutions

This summer, the Freedom to Breathe Tour visited communities across the country that are working to reduce carbon emissions and make their communities healthier and more resilient.

Freedom to Breathe Solutions

This summer, the Freedom to Breathe Tour visited communities across the country that are working to reduce carbon emissions and make their communities healthier and more resilient.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Fighting The Power

This town was poisoned by coal for decades. Then, the town decided to fight back.

#WeCanSolveThis: Fighting The Power

This town was poisoned by coal for decades. Then, the town decided to fight back.

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#CimateFacts: Heading Towards Collapse

Rice, the world’s most important crop, is heading towards collapse. If we don’t stop climate change, nearly half the world could be left hungry.

#CimateFacts: Heading Towards Collapse

Rice, the world’s most important crop, is heading towards collapse. If we don’t stop climate change, nearly half the world could be left hungry.

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Drill Baby Drill

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s last untouched pieces of wilderness. The Trump Administration is rushing to open it up to oil companies.

Drill Baby Drill

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s last untouched pieces of wilderness. The Trump Administration is rushing to open it up to oil companies.

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#ClimateFacts: Ocean Dead Zones

The oceans are running out of oxygen, and climate change is fueling the decline.

#ClimateFacts: Ocean Dead Zones

The oceans are running out of oxygen, and climate change is fueling the decline.

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The High Price Of Fashion

60% of all clothing is thrown out within a year of being manufactured, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

The High Price Of Fashion

60% of all clothing is thrown out within a year of being manufactured, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Burying the Truth

The Trump Administration tried to bury one of the most significant climate reports in American history, but this report is too important to ignore.

Burying the Truth

The Trump Administration tried to bury one of the most significant climate reports in American history, but this report is too important to ignore.

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Attack of the Bark Beetle

There’s something out there killing more trees than all forest fires combined, and it’s smaller than a fingernail.

Attack of the Bark Beetle

There’s something out there killing more trees than all forest fires combined, and it’s smaller than a fingernail.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Youth Movement

Why is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Nancy Pelosi’s office with all these young people? They’re calling on congress to pass a “Green New Deal” to address climate change.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Youth Movement

Why is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Nancy Pelosi’s office with all these young people? They’re calling on congress to pass a “Green New Deal” to address climate change.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Silencing Science

The Trump Administration is eliminating the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor and that’s just one front in its all-out war on science.

#WarOnOurFuture #YEARSproject

#WarOnOurFuture: Silencing Science

The Trump Administration is eliminating the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor and that’s just one front in its all-out war on science.

#WarOnOurFuture #YEARSproject

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#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

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#ClimateFacts: Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past. 

#ClimateFacts: Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past. 

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Enemy of the Amazon

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.

Enemy of the Amazon

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.

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Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Solar QWNN Helps Disaster Survivors

The solar-powered QWNN offers a buy-one-give-one deal that delivers solar lights and chargers to people in need. This light is also a phone charger and battery pack.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Solar QWNN Helps Disaster Survivors

The solar-powered QWNN offers a buy-one-give-one deal that delivers solar lights and chargers to people in need. This light is also a phone charger and battery pack.

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Safe Passage

West Wing start Bradley Whitford returns to Washington to explore what it takes to get Republicans in Congress to care about climate change, and meets the inspiring citizens lobby to make it happen.

Safe Passage

West Wing start Bradley Whitford returns to Washington to explore what it takes to get Republicans in Congress to care about climate change, and meets the inspiring citizens lobby to make it happen.

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#ClimateFacts: The Secret Cost of Air Pollution

Air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs, it’s bad for your brain.

#ClimateFacts: The Secret Cost of Air Pollution

Air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs, it’s bad for your brain.

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Coal, Oil, And Gas Are Counting On You

The election is just around the corner and this year, the world’s biggest polluters are counting on you.

Coal, Oil, And Gas Are Counting On You

The election is just around the corner and this year, the world’s biggest polluters are counting on you.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Save Hambach Forest

Activists, citizens and the internet search company Ecosia are coming together to try to stop energy company RWE from cutting down a 12,000-year-old forest to mine for coal.

#WeCanSolveThis: Save Hambach Forest

Activists, citizens and the internet search company Ecosia are coming together to try to stop energy company RWE from cutting down a 12,000-year-old forest to mine for coal.

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Exxon Knew In The 70s

Exxon knew about the dangers of climate change in the 1970s, according to internal company documents.

Exxon Knew In The 70s

Exxon knew about the dangers of climate change in the 1970s, according to internal company documents.

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Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

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#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

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#WeCanSolveThis: Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

#WeCanSolveThis: Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

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Paid Actors at Public Hearings

At a public hearing in New Orleans, paid actors were brought in to crowd out testimony from the real community concerned about a power plant.

Paid Actors at Public Hearings

At a public hearing in New Orleans, paid actors were brought in to crowd out testimony from the real community concerned about a power plant.

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President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

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The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

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No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Can politicians take money from big polluters and still represent the people? Over 1000 candidates running for office in the U.S. have said no! They signed the no fossil fuel money pledge.

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Can politicians take money from big polluters and still represent the people? Over 1000 candidates running for office in the U.S. have said no! They signed the no fossil fuel money pledge.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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#ClimateFacts: The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

#ClimateFacts: The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

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Hurricane Michael Hits

Supercharged by extra-warm ocean waters, Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida with windspeeds just 2 miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm.

Hurricane Michael Hits

Supercharged by extra-warm ocean waters, Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida with windspeeds just 2 miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm.

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Is There Anything More Important?

Is There Anything More Important?

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John Russell: I’m A Climate Voter

John is a 28-year-old farmer, small business owner, and biodiesel producer from Wellsville, Ohio. He is the owner of Fall Creek Farm and previously held jobs in energy development. Growing up in Appalachia, John knows that renewable energy technologies could reinvigorate the local economy.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

John Russell: I’m A Climate Voter

John is a 28-year-old farmer, small business owner, and biodiesel producer from Wellsville, Ohio. He is the owner of Fall Creek Farm and previously held jobs in energy development. Growing up in Appalachia, John knows that renewable energy technologies could reinvigorate the local economy.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

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#ClimateFacts: The End of Coal

In 1950 there were 388,000 coal miners in the U.S. Today there are 53,000. It’s time to talk honestly about the real reasons why.

#ClimateFacts: The End of Coal

In 1950 there were 388,000 coal miners in the U.S. Today there are 53,000. It’s time to talk honestly about the real reasons why.

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Tracee Bird: I’m A Climate Voter

When wildfires tore through Tracee’s home she knew she was feeling the sting of climate change firsthand. This year she’s taking action to stop it. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

Tracee Bird: I’m A Climate Voter

When wildfires tore through Tracee’s home she knew she was feeling the sting of climate change firsthand. This year she’s taking action to stop it. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Big oil, the coal industry, and other climate polluters all have well-paid lobbyists who shell out millions of dollars to protect their interests. So who’s lobbying the government to take climate action? Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Big oil, the coal industry, and other climate polluters all have well-paid lobbyists who shell out millions of dollars to protect their interests. So who’s lobbying the government to take climate action? Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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Bakersfield Boys: We’re Climate Voters

Their town has some of the worst air in America. Troy (35), Noé (20), and Justin (21) are students at Bakersfield College in California and the developers of the Kern Air Project. They’re also voters. Join them at BeAClimateVoter.org.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

Bakersfield Boys: We’re Climate Voters

Their town has some of the worst air in America. Troy (35), Noé (20), and Justin (21) are students at Bakersfield College in California and the developers of the Kern Air Project. They’re also voters. Join them at BeAClimateVoter.org.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

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#ClimateFacts: Dengue Fever

If we don’t tackle climate change, the world could see over 12 million more cases of dengue fever each year due to growing mosquito populations. In some cases, that could be deadly.

#ClimateFacts: Dengue Fever

If we don’t tackle climate change, the world could see over 12 million more cases of dengue fever each year due to growing mosquito populations. In some cases, that could be deadly.

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Yvonna’s Story

Yvonna is a mother, and she cares about her children’s future. That’s why this year, she’s a voter. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

Yvonna’s Story

Yvonna is a mother, and she cares about her children’s future. That’s why this year, she’s a voter. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Plastic Emissions

When you think about plastic and pollution, you probably picture discarded plastic ending up in the ocean or by the side of the highway. But plastic also contributes to air pollution and climate change, especially single-use plastic.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Plastic Emissions

When you think about plastic and pollution, you probably picture discarded plastic ending up in the ocean or by the side of the highway. But plastic also contributes to air pollution and climate change, especially single-use plastic.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Wind Is Blowing

The winds of change are blowing, and they’re bringing clean energy, prosperity, and good jobs to the U.S.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Wind Is Blowing

The winds of change are blowing, and they’re bringing clean energy, prosperity, and good jobs to the U.S.

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Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter

You may know Megan Boone as an actor on The Blacklist. She’s also a mother, and she’s taking action to protect her daughter’s future by voting.

Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter

You may know Megan Boone as an actor on The Blacklist. She’s also a mother, and she’s taking action to protect her daughter’s future by voting.

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Bryn Bird: I’m a Climate Voter

Bryn Bird is a 34-year-old military navy wife, mother, and co-owner of Bird’s Haven Farms, a family-owned farm in Granville, Ohio. Throughout her lifetime, she’s seen the impacts of climate change on the farm and is concerned about what farming will be like when her daughters are old enough to take over.

That’s why she’s a #ClimateVoter.

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Bryn Bird: I’m a Climate Voter

Bryn Bird is a 34-year-old military navy wife, mother, and co-owner of Bird’s Haven Farms, a family-owned farm in Granville, Ohio. Throughout her lifetime, she’s seen the impacts of climate change on the farm and is concerned about what farming will be like when her daughters are old enough to take over.

That’s why she’s a #ClimateVoter.

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Dr. Futernick: I’m A Climate Voter

Dr. Marc Futernick is the medical director of his hospital’s emergency department. One of his biggest concerns is climate change, because of the surge of patients he sees when heatwaves hit. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

Dr. Futernick: I’m A Climate Voter

Dr. Marc Futernick is the medical director of his hospital’s emergency department. One of his biggest concerns is climate change, because of the surge of patients he sees when heatwaves hit. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

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#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In – Halfway to Paris

America is nearly halfway to meeting its Paris climate goals, but not because of President Donald Trump or the actions of his administration. Meet the coalition of cities, states and businesses that have picked up the mantle of climate leadership.

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In – Halfway to Paris

America is nearly halfway to meeting its Paris climate goals, but not because of President Donald Trump or the actions of his administration. Meet the coalition of cities, states and businesses that have picked up the mantle of climate leadership.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Forgotten Solution

There’s a natural solution to climate change all around us, but we’re taking it for granted. Alec Baldwin and Dr. Jane Goodall explain why we can’t let forests be the forgotten solution.

Created in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute. Special thanks to the Mebêngôkre people of Brazil featured in this video. They are a tribe working to keep their forests safe from destruction, but like other indigenous groups protecting the forests, they’re lives and livelihoods are in peril from illegal and legal farming, logging, and gold mines in the Amazon.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Forgotten Solution

There’s a natural solution to climate change all around us, but we’re taking it for granted. Alec Baldwin and Dr. Jane Goodall explain why we can’t let forests be the forgotten solution.

Created in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute. Special thanks to the Mebêngôkre people of Brazil featured in this video. They are a tribe working to keep their forests safe from destruction, but like other indigenous groups protecting the forests, they’re lives and livelihoods are in peril from illegal and legal farming, logging, and gold mines in the Amazon.

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Liz Keifer: I’m A Climate Voter

Liz is a mother of two and she isn’t going to let climate change take her kids’ future away. This year she’s taking action. Find out more at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Liz Keifer: I’m A Climate Voter

Liz is a mother of two and she isn’t going to let climate change take her kids’ future away. This year she’s taking action. Find out more at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

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Tony Love: I’m a Climate Voter

Climate change nearly killed Tony and his family. This year, he’s doing something about it.

Join Tony. Pledge to vote at www.TheYearsProject.com/vote

Tony Love: I’m a Climate Voter

Climate change nearly killed Tony and his family. This year, he’s doing something about it.

Join Tony. Pledge to vote at www.TheYearsProject.com/vote

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Nalleli’s Climate Voter Story

Nalleli Cobo spent her childhood being poisoned by fossil fuel companies, because of oil wells in the neighborhood where she grew up. But she fought back.

Now you can too. Pledge to be a Climate Voter at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Nalleli’s Climate Voter Story

Nalleli Cobo spent her childhood being poisoned by fossil fuel companies, because of oil wells in the neighborhood where she grew up. But she fought back.

Now you can too. Pledge to be a Climate Voter at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Roofs

Green roofs don’t just look cool, they can also help cool the planet! They sequester carbon, clean the air, insulate buildings and even provide habitat for wildlife.

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Roofs

Green roofs don’t just look cool, they can also help cool the planet! They sequester carbon, clean the air, insulate buildings and even provide habitat for wildlife.

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Hurricane Florence Bears Down

Here’s how climate change is setting the stage to make Hurricane Florence one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the East Coast.

Hurricane Florence Bears Down

Here’s how climate change is setting the stage to make Hurricane Florence one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the East Coast.

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Christian’s Story

Christian Acevedo is an 18-year-old Cuban and Puerto Rican-American resident of Miami. Right before the hurricane season last year, he went to Puerto Rico to visit and connect with relatives he had never met before. But once Hurricane Maria hit with devastating results, he didn’t hear from his family for three weeks.

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Christian’s Story

Christian Acevedo is an 18-year-old Cuban and Puerto Rican-American resident of Miami. Right before the hurricane season last year, he went to Puerto Rico to visit and connect with relatives he had never met before. But once Hurricane Maria hit with devastating results, he didn’t hear from his family for three weeks.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Food Waste

Trashing food not only wastes resources, it also contributes to climate change. The good news is that are are many ways to address this problem, and feed people at the same time.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Food Waste

Trashing food not only wastes resources, it also contributes to climate change. The good news is that are are many ways to address this problem, and feed people at the same time.

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Sarah Yi: I’m A Climate Voter

Sarah Yi, originally from Hawaii, currently resides in Los Angeles. At Occidental College, she is the associate director of the Food Energy and Sustainability Team and is on the Public Relations Team. She strives to reduce her carbon footprint in every facet of her life, but knows that voting is the number one way to take climate action.

Join her at Join her at BeAClimateVoter.org.

Sarah Yi: I’m A Climate Voter

Sarah Yi, originally from Hawaii, currently resides in Los Angeles. At Occidental College, she is the associate director of the Food Energy and Sustainability Team and is on the Public Relations Team. She strives to reduce her carbon footprint in every facet of her life, but knows that voting is the number one way to take climate action.

Join her at Join her at BeAClimateVoter.org.

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California Commits to 100% Clean Energy

The world’s fifth largest economy is committing to 100% clean energy! The state of California’s electricity will be carbon-free by 2045.

California Commits to 100% Clean Energy

The world’s fifth largest economy is committing to 100% clean energy! The state of California’s electricity will be carbon-free by 2045.

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Delaney Reynolds: I’m a Climate Voter

Delaney Reynolds is an 18-year-old marine biology student at the University of Miami. She is the Founder and CEO of The Sink or Swim Project, an educational and political advocacy organization that teaches kids in Miami about climate change.

Delaney Reynolds: I’m a Climate Voter

Delaney Reynolds is an 18-year-old marine biology student at the University of Miami. She is the Founder and CEO of The Sink or Swim Project, an educational and political advocacy organization that teaches kids in Miami about climate change.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Underwater Data Centers

Microsoft sunk one of its data centers to the bottom of the ocean, and it could help save the planet. How? The experiment, called Project Natick, aims to lower the amount of energy needed to cool the equipment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Underwater Data Centers

Microsoft sunk one of its data centers to the bottom of the ocean, and it could help save the planet. How? The experiment, called Project Natick, aims to lower the amount of energy needed to cool the equipment.

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Trump’s Dirty Power Plan

President Donald Trump is replacing the Clean Power Plan with a dirty one that could result in the premature deaths of over a thousand Americans every year. He hopes his plan will help the coal industry, but it will worsen climate change.

Trump’s Dirty Power Plan

President Donald Trump is replacing the Clean Power Plan with a dirty one that could result in the premature deaths of over a thousand Americans every year. He hopes his plan will help the coal industry, but it will worsen climate change.

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Cory Beattie: I’m a Climate Voter

A former wildland firefighter, Cory’s seen the ravages of climate change firsthand. So, he’s doing everything he can to stop it. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

Cory Beattie: I’m a Climate Voter

A former wildland firefighter, Cory’s seen the ravages of climate change firsthand. So, he’s doing everything he can to stop it. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

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#ClimateFacts: The Worst Polluter

Some people try to argue that the United States shouldn’t act on climate change because China and India aren’t doing their part. Here’s how you can respond to them.

#ClimateFacts: The Worst Polluter

Some people try to argue that the United States shouldn’t act on climate change because China and India aren’t doing their part. Here’s how you can respond to them.

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#ClimateFacts: Nighttime Heat

Scorching midday heat is making all the headlines, but there’s a bigger story happening at night. There are some serious health risks if they body can’t cool off during the nighttime.

#ClimateFacts: Nighttime Heat

Scorching midday heat is making all the headlines, but there’s a bigger story happening at night. There are some serious health risks if they body can’t cool off during the nighttime.

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Kilan Bishop: I’m a Climate Voter

Kilan Bishop is a 26-year-old PhD student at the University of Miami. She became engaged with environmental justice when she noticed there were not a lot of people of color at the forefront of the climate activist community, which motivated her to join the board of the City of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Committee.

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Kilan Bishop: I’m a Climate Voter

Kilan Bishop is a 26-year-old PhD student at the University of Miami. She became engaged with environmental justice when she noticed there were not a lot of people of color at the forefront of the climate activist community, which motivated her to join the board of the City of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Committee.

Be a climate voter too: BeAClimateVoter.org

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Trump’s Fiery Tweet

President Donald J. Trump blasted out a tweet about the largest fire in California history, but its contents has firefighters scratching their heads. 

Trump’s Fiery Tweet

President Donald J. Trump blasted out a tweet about the largest fire in California history, but its contents has firefighters scratching their heads. 

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Climate Denial In The Classroom

The Heartland Institute, which is backed by big oil interests, is trying to spread climate change denial in schools across the U.S.

Climate Denial In The Classroom

The Heartland Institute, which is backed by big oil interests, is trying to spread climate change denial in schools across the U.S.

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The Carr Wildfire

The Carr wildfire raged across California to become one of the most destructive fires in state history, but if we stay on our current course, megafires like this will be the new norm.

The Carr Wildfire

The Carr wildfire raged across California to become one of the most destructive fires in state history, but if we stay on our current course, megafires like this will be the new norm.

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The EPA’s Plan to Upend Emission Standards

Under the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to upend auto-emissions standards across the nation. This new plan would allow cars to be less fuel efficient, permit more pollution, and cost consumers billions at the pump. That would be bad for our health and climate change.

The EPA’s Plan to Upend Emission Standards

Under the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to upend auto-emissions standards across the nation. This new plan would allow cars to be less fuel efficient, permit more pollution, and cost consumers billions at the pump. That would be bad for our health and climate change.

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Attack on the Endangered Species Act

The White House and Congress are making moves to seriously weaken the Endangered Species Act. That would be bad for both some of the most iconic animals in the United States and the global climate.

Attack on the Endangered Species Act

The White House and Congress are making moves to seriously weaken the Endangered Species Act. That would be bad for both some of the most iconic animals in the United States and the global climate.

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#ClimateFacts: Forest Loss in 2017

In 2017 alone, 40 football fields worth of forest were cut down or burned…every minute. That’s terrible news for climate change.

#ClimateFacts: Forest Loss in 2017

In 2017 alone, 40 football fields worth of forest were cut down or burned…every minute. That’s terrible news for climate change.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump Administration must face a group of kids suing the government over climate change. These young people argue the U.S. is depriving its young citizens of a stable future by willfully ignoring climate change and taking actions that worsen global warming.

#WeCanSolveThis: Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump Administration must face a group of kids suing the government over climate change. These young people argue the U.S. is depriving its young citizens of a stable future by willfully ignoring climate change and taking actions that worsen global warming.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Ireland Divests

The Emerald Isle is getting even greener! Ireland is becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. They’re sending a message that it’s time to transition to a low-carbon economy.

#WeCanSolveThis: Ireland Divests

The Emerald Isle is getting even greener! Ireland is becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. They’re sending a message that it’s time to transition to a low-carbon economy.

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#ClimateFacts: Wildfires In Greece

Greece is experiencing the worst wildfires in decades, with at least 80 deaths. If we don’t do something about climate change, we’ll see consequences like these more often.

#ClimateFacts: Wildfires In Greece

Greece is experiencing the worst wildfires in decades, with at least 80 deaths. If we don’t do something about climate change, we’ll see consequences like these more often.

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#ClimateFacts: Global Heat Waves

Record-breaking heat waves are rippling across the planet, bringing death and destruction in their wake.

#ClimateFacts: Global Heat Waves

Record-breaking heat waves are rippling across the planet, bringing death and destruction in their wake.

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Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Carbon Tax

This Congressman just introduced a bold piece of legislation to fight climate change. And he’s a Republican.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Carbon Tax

This Congressman just introduced a bold piece of legislation to fight climate change. And he’s a Republican.

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Glider Kit Trucks

On the day Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency, he handed a big giveaway to some of the biggest polluters on the road. In a memo, Pruitt announced the EPA will enforce a cap on how many glider kit trucks manufacturers can sell. This type of truck can pollute up to 55% more.

Glider Kit Trucks

On the day Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency, he handed a big giveaway to some of the biggest polluters on the road. In a memo, Pruitt announced the EPA will enforce a cap on how many glider kit trucks manufacturers can sell. This type of truck can pollute up to 55% more.

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#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

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Thomas Friedman interviews a Kansas wheat farmer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman speaks to a wheat farmer in Kansas, the number one wheat producing state in the country. The farmer reports that a few years ago it was like somebody flicked a switch and his region began experiencing unprecedented heat and dryness.

Thomas Friedman interviews a Kansas wheat farmer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman speaks to a wheat farmer in Kansas, the number one wheat producing state in the country. The farmer reports that a few years ago it was like somebody flicked a switch and his region began experiencing unprecedented heat and dryness.

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Chris Hayes interviews Staten Island’s Congressman after Superstorm Sandy

Staten Island’s Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is a climate change skeptic. After much of his district was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Chris Hayes seeks to understand when Grimm thinks climate change will become a policy priority.

Chris Hayes interviews Staten Island’s Congressman after Superstorm Sandy

Staten Island’s Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is a climate change skeptic. After much of his district was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Chris Hayes seeks to understand when Grimm thinks climate change will become a policy priority.

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Thomas Friedman interviews a Syrian refugee

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman sits down with a young Syrian refugee living in the U.S. She discusses her experience of the Syrian civil war and its relationship to the drought, which occurred four years before the revolution and represents the worst drought in Syria’s modern history.

Thomas Friedman interviews a Syrian refugee

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman sits down with a young Syrian refugee living in the U.S. She discusses her experience of the Syrian civil war and its relationship to the drought, which occurred four years before the revolution and represents the worst drought in Syria’s modern history.

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The New EPA Chief: Andrew Wheeler

Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, but his replacement could be even worse. Meet Andrew Wheeler.

The New EPA Chief: Andrew Wheeler

Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, but his replacement could be even worse. Meet Andrew Wheeler.

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#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

A warming planet means more ticks, and more diseases like Lyme, in more places than ever before. 

#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

A warming planet means more ticks, and more diseases like Lyme, in more places than ever before. 

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Stranded Assets Explained

Fossil fuel companies are some of the richest and most powerful in the world, thanks to their massive reserves of oil, coal and gas. But what happens when society realizes we can’t burn most of those reserves? Here’s why these companies should be worried about stranded assets.

Stranded Assets Explained

Fossil fuel companies are some of the richest and most powerful in the world, thanks to their massive reserves of oil, coal and gas. But what happens when society realizes we can’t burn most of those reserves? Here’s why these companies should be worried about stranded assets.

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Scott Pruitt Leaves the EPA

Embattled EPA head Scott Pruitt resigned after a series of scandals. We take a look back at his controversial tenure.

Scott Pruitt Leaves the EPA

Embattled EPA head Scott Pruitt resigned after a series of scandals. We take a look back at his controversial tenure.

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Jim Bridenstine

As a Congressman, Jim Bridenstine spent years as a vocal climate change denier. It took him less than a month leading NASA to change his mind. He now believes the climate is changing and that human activity is playing a large part in causing it, and is determined to further understand the problem.

Jim Bridenstine

As a Congressman, Jim Bridenstine spent years as a vocal climate change denier. It took him less than a month leading NASA to change his mind. He now believes the climate is changing and that human activity is playing a large part in causing it, and is determined to further understand the problem.

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Trump’s War on Solar

President Trump is waging a trade war on imported solar panels, but American workers are the first casualties.

Trump’s War on Solar

President Trump is waging a trade war on imported solar panels, but American workers are the first casualties.

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#ClimateFacts: How California Wildfires Hurt Farmers

In 2017, California’s record wildfire season devastated farmers and ranchers, hitting them with a bill of over $170 million. 

#ClimateFacts: How California Wildfires Hurt Farmers

In 2017, California’s record wildfire season devastated farmers and ranchers, hitting them with a bill of over $170 million. 

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#WeCanSolveThis: Better Refrigerants

Air conditioners might cool your house but they’re warming the planet. The good news is they don’t have to in the future, thanks to the Kigali Amendment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Better Refrigerants

Air conditioners might cool your house but they’re warming the planet. The good news is they don’t have to in the future, thanks to the Kigali Amendment.

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America Ferrera interviews a Kansas farmer who was impacted by the drought.

America Ferrera interviews a Kansas farmer who was impacted by the drought.

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Ground Zero

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman explores the destruction Hurricane Sandy left behind.

Ground Zero

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman explores the destruction Hurricane Sandy left behind.

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#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Agriculture

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it virtually wiped out farmers and ranchers, putting the island’s ability to feed itself in jeopardy.

CURRENT SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. Puerto Rico’s farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria. Oct. 7th. 2017. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/10/07/puerto-ricos-farmers-face-near-total-loss-hurricane-maria/736372001/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Eater.com. How Puerto Rico’s Food Industry Is Picking Up the Pieces After Hurricane Maria. Dec. 8th. 2017. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/8/16739310/puerto-rico-restaurant-industry-farmers-hurricane-maria
[iv]NYTimes.com. Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria. Sept. 24th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-agriculture-.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] EFE.com. Puerto Rico: Hurricane-triggered crop, livestock damage exceeds $2 bn. Nov. 29th. 2017. https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/puerto-rico-hurricane-triggered-crop-livestock-damage-exceeds-2-bn/50000262-3453519
[vii] Futurity.org.Ocean warming accelerated over past 100 years. Feb. 20th. 2012. https://www.futurity.org/ocean-warming-accelerated-over-past-100-years/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat. Sept. 12th. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/12/science/earth/ocean-warming-climate-change.html
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. What’s in the path of Hurricane Maria. Sept. 21st. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/hurricane-maria/?utm_term=.bf5e6c0d12d1
[x] CNN.com. How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria. Mar. 20th. 2018. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/surviving-climate-change-hurricane-maria-partner/index.html

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Agriculture

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it virtually wiped out farmers and ranchers, putting the island’s ability to feed itself in jeopardy.

CURRENT SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. Puerto Rico’s farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria. Oct. 7th. 2017. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/10/07/puerto-ricos-farmers-face-near-total-loss-hurricane-maria/736372001/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Eater.com. How Puerto Rico’s Food Industry Is Picking Up the Pieces After Hurricane Maria. Dec. 8th. 2017. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/8/16739310/puerto-rico-restaurant-industry-farmers-hurricane-maria
[iv]NYTimes.com. Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria. Sept. 24th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-agriculture-.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] EFE.com. Puerto Rico: Hurricane-triggered crop, livestock damage exceeds $2 bn. Nov. 29th. 2017. https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/puerto-rico-hurricane-triggered-crop-livestock-damage-exceeds-2-bn/50000262-3453519
[vii] Futurity.org.Ocean warming accelerated over past 100 years. Feb. 20th. 2012. https://www.futurity.org/ocean-warming-accelerated-over-past-100-years/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat. Sept. 12th. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/12/science/earth/ocean-warming-climate-change.html
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. What’s in the path of Hurricane Maria. Sept. 21st. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/hurricane-maria/?utm_term=.bf5e6c0d12d1
[x] CNN.com. How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria. Mar. 20th. 2018. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/surviving-climate-change-hurricane-maria-partner/index.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Restoring American Forests

American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S., is fighting climate change by planting trees. Since 1990, they’ve planted over 50 million trees.

SOURCES:
[i] GlobalForestWatch.org. TREE COVER LOSS IN UNITED STATES. https://www.globalforestwatch.org/country/USA?category=forest-change
[ii] AmericanForests.org. Forests as Carbon Sinks. Jul 18 2017. http://www.americanforests.org/blog/forests-carbon-sinks/
[iii] AmericanForests.org. Our Story. https://www.americanforests.org/discover-american-forests/our-story/
[iv] Ibid.
[v] AmericanForests.org. PLANT TREES NO SHOVEL REQUIRED. http://www.americanforests.org/ways-to-give/plant-trees/
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/this-group-is-tackling-deforestation/?popupally_stop=subscriber&utm_source=News+from+Yale+Climate+Connections+(Daily)&utm_campaign=6cbac6b760-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31a3024b9b-6cbac6b760-59262373

#WeCanSolveThis: Restoring American Forests

American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S., is fighting climate change by planting trees. Since 1990, they’ve planted over 50 million trees.

SOURCES:
[i] GlobalForestWatch.org. TREE COVER LOSS IN UNITED STATES. https://www.globalforestwatch.org/country/USA?category=forest-change
[ii] AmericanForests.org. Forests as Carbon Sinks. Jul 18 2017. http://www.americanforests.org/blog/forests-carbon-sinks/
[iii] AmericanForests.org. Our Story. https://www.americanforests.org/discover-american-forests/our-story/
[iv] Ibid.
[v] AmericanForests.org. PLANT TREES NO SHOVEL REQUIRED. http://www.americanforests.org/ways-to-give/plant-trees/
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/this-group-is-tackling-deforestation/?popupally_stop=subscriber&utm_source=News+from+Yale+Climate+Connections+(Daily)&utm_campaign=6cbac6b760-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31a3024b9b-6cbac6b760-59262373

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#ClimateFacts: Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just ten years ago, shedding 200 billions tons of ice into the oceans every year.

SOURCES:
[i]  The New York Times. Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/climate/antarctica-ice-melting-faster.html
[ii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor  
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] Smithsonian.com. Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade. Jun. 14. 2018.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-over-past-decade-180969373/
[vi]  Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor

#ClimateFacts: Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just ten years ago, shedding 200 billions tons of ice into the oceans every year.

SOURCES:
[i]  The New York Times. Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/climate/antarctica-ice-melting-faster.html
[ii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor  
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] Smithsonian.com. Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade. Jun. 14. 2018.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-over-past-decade-180969373/
[vi]  Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor

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#ClimateFacts: How Hurricane Irma Hurt Florida Farmers

Last year, Hurricane Irma cost farmers and ranchers hundred of millions in damages and losses. In some parts of the state 90 percent of crops were lost. Even if you don’t live in an area that gets directly hit by hurricanes, we all depend on a stable climate for our food.

#ClimateFacts: How Hurricane Irma Hurt Florida Farmers

Last year, Hurricane Irma cost farmers and ranchers hundred of millions in damages and losses. In some parts of the state 90 percent of crops were lost. Even if you don’t live in an area that gets directly hit by hurricanes, we all depend on a stable climate for our food.

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How Hurricane Harvey Hit Farmers and Ranchers

The ramifications of Hurricane Harvey stretched far beyond the City of Houston. The storm wreaked havoc on Texas farmers and ranchers, killing cattle and nearly wiping out an entire cotton crop.

SOURCES:
[i] Youtube.com. Hurricane Harvey // Rescuers Save Drowning Cow. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raX6YhspzMo
[ii] Agweb.com. Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey. Sept. 8th. 2017. https://www.agweb.com/article/thousands-of-texas-cattle-may-have-died-in-wake-of-harvey-naa-associated-press/
[iii] Interview with Dr. David P. Anderson. Texas A&M.
[iv] Today.TAMU.Edu. 1.2 Million Beef Cows In 54 Texas Counties Affected By Hurricane Harvey. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://today.tamu.edu/2017/08/29/1-2-million-beef-cows-in-54-texas-counties-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/
[v] USNews.com. Texas Cotton Hit Hardest as Harvey Ag Losses Top $200M. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-10-27/texas-cotton-hit-hardest-as-harvey-ag-losses-top-200m
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Climate change fueled Hurricane Harvey’s destruction last year. This year could be worse. May. 11th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-hurricanes-harvey-puerto-rico-a13410f5781c/
[viii] NPR.org. Record Heat In The Gulf Fueled Hurricane Harvey’s Deluge. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610140149/record-heat-in-the-gulf-fueled-hurricane-harveys-deluge
[ix] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[x] News.Nationalgeographic.com. 2017 Hurricane Season Was the Most Expensive in U.S. History. Nov. 30th. 2017. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/2017-hurricane-season-most-expensive-us-history-spd/

How Hurricane Harvey Hit Farmers and Ranchers

The ramifications of Hurricane Harvey stretched far beyond the City of Houston. The storm wreaked havoc on Texas farmers and ranchers, killing cattle and nearly wiping out an entire cotton crop.

SOURCES:
[i] Youtube.com. Hurricane Harvey // Rescuers Save Drowning Cow. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raX6YhspzMo
[ii] Agweb.com. Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey. Sept. 8th. 2017. https://www.agweb.com/article/thousands-of-texas-cattle-may-have-died-in-wake-of-harvey-naa-associated-press/
[iii] Interview with Dr. David P. Anderson. Texas A&M.
[iv] Today.TAMU.Edu. 1.2 Million Beef Cows In 54 Texas Counties Affected By Hurricane Harvey. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://today.tamu.edu/2017/08/29/1-2-million-beef-cows-in-54-texas-counties-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/
[v] USNews.com. Texas Cotton Hit Hardest as Harvey Ag Losses Top $200M. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-10-27/texas-cotton-hit-hardest-as-harvey-ag-losses-top-200m
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Climate change fueled Hurricane Harvey’s destruction last year. This year could be worse. May. 11th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-hurricanes-harvey-puerto-rico-a13410f5781c/
[viii] NPR.org. Record Heat In The Gulf Fueled Hurricane Harvey’s Deluge. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610140149/record-heat-in-the-gulf-fueled-hurricane-harveys-deluge
[ix] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[x] News.Nationalgeographic.com. 2017 Hurricane Season Was the Most Expensive in U.S. History. Nov. 30th. 2017. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/2017-hurricane-season-most-expensive-us-history-spd/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Puerto Rico’s Solar Powered School

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and power on some parts of the island still hasn’t been restored. But thanks to the power of solar, this school is lighting its halls and the path to a new future.

SOURCES:
[i] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[ii] LiveScience.com. The Entire Island of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again — Here’s Why. Apr. 18th. 2018. https://www.livescience.com/62339-puerto-rico-power-blackout-april.html
[iii] Bloomberg.com. After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/after-months-without-power-one-puerto-rico-school-ditches-grid
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[vi] TheHill.com. Puerto Rico needs a weatherized mini-grid network to survive the next Maria. Dec. 10th. 2017.http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/364112-puerto-rico-needs-a-weatherized-mini-grid-network-to-survive-the

#WeCanSolveThis: Puerto Rico’s Solar Powered School

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and power on some parts of the island still hasn’t been restored. But thanks to the power of solar, this school is lighting its halls and the path to a new future.

SOURCES:
[i] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[ii] LiveScience.com. The Entire Island of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again — Here’s Why. Apr. 18th. 2018. https://www.livescience.com/62339-puerto-rico-power-blackout-april.html
[iii] Bloomberg.com. After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/after-months-without-power-one-puerto-rico-school-ditches-grid
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[vi] TheHill.com. Puerto Rico needs a weatherized mini-grid network to survive the next Maria. Dec. 10th. 2017.http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/364112-puerto-rico-needs-a-weatherized-mini-grid-network-to-survive-the

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Can Costa Rica Go 100% Renewable?

Can Costa Rica, already a renewable energy champion, completely eliminate fossil fuels? New President Carlos Alvarado Quesada thinks so, and he has a plan to do it by 2021.

SOURCES:
[i] CommonDreams.org. Costa Rica Will Become World’s First Carbon-Free Country by 2021, New President Says. Mar. 10th. 2018. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/10/costa-rica-will-become-worlds-first-carbon-free-country-2021-new-president-says
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Reuters.com. Costa Rica’s new president promises plan to speed clean transport. Apr. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-costa-rica-politics-renewables/costa-ricas-new-president-promises-plan-to-speed-clean-transport-idUSKBN1I11M5
[v] Independent.co.uk. Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world’s first decarbonised society. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/costa-rica-fossil-fuels-ban-president-carlos-alvarado-climate-change-global-warming-a8344541.html

Can Costa Rica Go 100% Renewable?

Can Costa Rica, already a renewable energy champion, completely eliminate fossil fuels? New President Carlos Alvarado Quesada thinks so, and he has a plan to do it by 2021.

SOURCES:
[i] CommonDreams.org. Costa Rica Will Become World’s First Carbon-Free Country by 2021, New President Says. Mar. 10th. 2018. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/10/costa-rica-will-become-worlds-first-carbon-free-country-2021-new-president-says
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Reuters.com. Costa Rica’s new president promises plan to speed clean transport. Apr. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-costa-rica-politics-renewables/costa-ricas-new-president-promises-plan-to-speed-clean-transport-idUSKBN1I11M5
[v] Independent.co.uk. Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world’s first decarbonised society. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/costa-rica-fossil-fuels-ban-president-carlos-alvarado-climate-change-global-warming-a8344541.html

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Memo From the White House: Ignore Climate Science

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to prop up fossil fuels, but his own government agencies keep reporting on the climate change threat. A newly obtained memo reveals one of his solutions: Just ignore them.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NASA.gov. Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/long-term-warming-trend-continued-in-2017-nasa-noaa
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[v] Science2017.globalchange.gov. Climate Science Special Report. https://science2017.globalchange.gov/

Memo From the White House: Ignore Climate Science

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to prop up fossil fuels, but his own government agencies keep reporting on the climate change threat. A newly obtained memo reveals one of his solutions: Just ignore them.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NASA.gov. Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/long-term-warming-trend-continued-in-2017-nasa-noaa
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[v] Science2017.globalchange.gov. Climate Science Special Report. https://science2017.globalchange.gov/

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#ClimateFacts: Pakistan Heat

On April 30th 2018, temperatures in Nawabshah, Pakistan reached a scorching 122°F, one of Earth’s hottest April temperatures in recorded history, and it’s part of an alarming trend.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. A city in Pakistan may have just endured the hottest April temperature ever observed on Earth. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/01/a-city-in-pakistan-may-have-just-endured-the-hottest-april-temperature-ever-observed-on-earth/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b2c1c25376f8
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Dawn.com. Dozens faint as Nawabshah sizzles at 50C, Larkana at 49C. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.dawn.com/news/1404959/dozens-faint-as-nawabshah-sizzles-at-50c-larkana-at-49c
[iv] WorldWeatherOnline.com.Nawabshah Monthly Climate Averages. https://www.worldweatheronline.com/lang/en-us/nawabshah-weather-averages/sindh/pk.aspx
[v] WashingtonPost.com. Pakistan’s 114 degrees is just one of many all-time March records toppled in Asia. April. 3rd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/04/03/pakistans-114-degrees-just-one-of-many-all-time-march-records-toppled-in-asia/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.60e248412b21
[vi] Web.UNEP.org. National statements: Pakistan. http://web.unep.org/environmentassembly/pakistan
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Pakistani city breaks April record with day of 50C heat. May. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/02/pakistani-city-breaks-april-record-with-day-of-50c-heat-nawabshah
[viii] ADB.org. CLIMATE CHANGE PROFILE OF PAKISTAN. https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/357876/climate-change-profile-pakistan.pdf
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. A third of the world’s people already face deadly heat waves. It could be nearly three-quarters by 2100. June. 19th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/19/a-third-of-the-world-already-faces-deadly-heat-waves-it-could-be-nearly-three-quarters-by-2100/

#ClimateFacts: Pakistan Heat

On April 30th 2018, temperatures in Nawabshah, Pakistan reached a scorching 122°F, one of Earth’s hottest April temperatures in recorded history, and it’s part of an alarming trend.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. A city in Pakistan may have just endured the hottest April temperature ever observed on Earth. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/01/a-city-in-pakistan-may-have-just-endured-the-hottest-april-temperature-ever-observed-on-earth/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b2c1c25376f8
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Dawn.com. Dozens faint as Nawabshah sizzles at 50C, Larkana at 49C. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.dawn.com/news/1404959/dozens-faint-as-nawabshah-sizzles-at-50c-larkana-at-49c
[iv] WorldWeatherOnline.com.Nawabshah Monthly Climate Averages. https://www.worldweatheronline.com/lang/en-us/nawabshah-weather-averages/sindh/pk.aspx
[v] WashingtonPost.com. Pakistan’s 114 degrees is just one of many all-time March records toppled in Asia. April. 3rd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/04/03/pakistans-114-degrees-just-one-of-many-all-time-march-records-toppled-in-asia/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.60e248412b21
[vi] Web.UNEP.org. National statements: Pakistan. http://web.unep.org/environmentassembly/pakistan
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Pakistani city breaks April record with day of 50C heat. May. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/02/pakistani-city-breaks-april-record-with-day-of-50c-heat-nawabshah
[viii] ADB.org. CLIMATE CHANGE PROFILE OF PAKISTAN. https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/357876/climate-change-profile-pakistan.pdf
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. A third of the world’s people already face deadly heat waves. It could be nearly three-quarters by 2100. June. 19th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/19/a-third-of-the-world-already-faces-deadly-heat-waves-it-could-be-nearly-three-quarters-by-2100/

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Fossil Fuel Handouts

You won’t believe how much taxpayer money the U.S. government is spending to prop up fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas.

Fossil Fuel Handouts

You won’t believe how much taxpayer money the U.S. government is spending to prop up fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas.

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Why March?

#ThisIsZeroHour

Why March?

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#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

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#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

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#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

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#ClimateFacts: Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

#ClimateFacts: Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

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#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

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17 States Sue Trump’s EPA

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to make cars less fuel efficient. But California and 16 other states are stepping up to stop him, by suing the EPA to keep clean fuel efficiency standards.

SOURCES:
[i] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[ii] NPR.org. States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/01/607447344/states-sue-the-epa-to-protect-obama-era-fuel-efficiency-standards
[iii] NBCNews.com. 17 states and D.C. sue Trump administration to maintain vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/17-states-d-c-sue-trump-administration-maintain-vehicle-fuel-n870531
[iv] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[v] EPA.GOV. Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025. 2017 https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-greenhouse-gas#previoussteps
[vi] Ibid.

17 States Sue Trump’s EPA

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to make cars less fuel efficient. But California and 16 other states are stepping up to stop him, by suing the EPA to keep clean fuel efficiency standards.

SOURCES:
[i] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[ii] NPR.org. States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/01/607447344/states-sue-the-epa-to-protect-obama-era-fuel-efficiency-standards
[iii] NBCNews.com. 17 states and D.C. sue Trump administration to maintain vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/17-states-d-c-sue-trump-administration-maintain-vehicle-fuel-n870531
[iv] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[v] EPA.GOV. Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025. 2017 https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-greenhouse-gas#previoussteps
[vi] Ibid.

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#ClimateFacts: Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES:
[i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015
[iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf
[vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm
[vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016.
http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/
[viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES:
[i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015
[iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf
[vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm
[vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016.
http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/
[viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

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Scott Pruitt’s Legacy

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified to Congress to defend himself amid mounting allegations of waste, cronyism, and corruption. But his political scandals might not be the worst legacy Mr. Pruitt leaves behind.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo. Apr. 21st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/climate/pruitt-hart-condo-epa-lobbying.html
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure. Feb. 11th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-class-travel-distinguishes-scott-pruitts-epa-tenure/2018/02/11/5bb89afc-0b7d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.a5a0fb8f8d0f
[iii] TheHill.com. Pruitt flew coach when taxpayers were not paying for his travel: report. Apr. 6th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382060-pruitt-flew-coach-when-taxpayers-were-not-paying-for-his-travel
[iv] TheHill.com. Internal email contradicts Pruitt’s story on raises: report. Apr. 9th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382331-internal-email-contradicts-pruitts-story-on-raises-report
[v] NYTimes.com. E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/business/epa-officials-questioned-scott-pruitt.html
[vi] Newsweek.com. pruitt directly oversaw efforts to erase climate change info from epa website, emails reveal. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-personally-oversaw-efforts-erase-climate-change-information-epa-798069
[vii] WashingtonPost.com. EPA’s new science advisers add more industry experts, conservatives to the mix. Nov. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/04/pruitts-new-science-advisers-add-more-industry-experts-conservatives-to-the-mix/
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt calls for an ‘exit’ from the Paris accord, sharpening the Trump White House’s climate rift. Apr. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/14/trumps-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-calls-for-an-exit-to-the-paris-climate-agreement/?utm_term=.c0ab7e4c2357
[ix] Insideclimatenews.org. Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan. Dec. 18th. 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122017/clean-power-plan-trump-epa-repeal-replace-obama-climate-change-power-plant-emissions
[x] TheHill.com. EPA loosens rules on some ‘major’ air pollution sources. Jan. 25th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370786-epa-loosens-rules-on-some-major-air-pollution-sources
[xi] NYTimes.com.Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
Image. Apr. 2nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/climate/trump-auto-emissions-rules.html

Scott Pruitt’s Legacy

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified to Congress to defend himself amid mounting allegations of waste, cronyism, and corruption. But his political scandals might not be the worst legacy Mr. Pruitt leaves behind.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo. Apr. 21st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/climate/pruitt-hart-condo-epa-lobbying.html
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure. Feb. 11th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-class-travel-distinguishes-scott-pruitts-epa-tenure/2018/02/11/5bb89afc-0b7d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.a5a0fb8f8d0f
[iii] TheHill.com. Pruitt flew coach when taxpayers were not paying for his travel: report. Apr. 6th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382060-pruitt-flew-coach-when-taxpayers-were-not-paying-for-his-travel
[iv] TheHill.com. Internal email contradicts Pruitt’s story on raises: report. Apr. 9th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382331-internal-email-contradicts-pruitts-story-on-raises-report
[v] NYTimes.com. E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/business/epa-officials-questioned-scott-pruitt.html
[vi] Newsweek.com. pruitt directly oversaw efforts to erase climate change info from epa website, emails reveal. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-personally-oversaw-efforts-erase-climate-change-information-epa-798069
[vii] WashingtonPost.com. EPA’s new science advisers add more industry experts, conservatives to the mix. Nov. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/04/pruitts-new-science-advisers-add-more-industry-experts-conservatives-to-the-mix/
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt calls for an ‘exit’ from the Paris accord, sharpening the Trump White House’s climate rift. Apr. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/14/trumps-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-calls-for-an-exit-to-the-paris-climate-agreement/?utm_term=.c0ab7e4c2357
[ix] Insideclimatenews.org. Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan. Dec. 18th. 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122017/clean-power-plan-trump-epa-repeal-replace-obama-climate-change-power-plant-emissions
[x] TheHill.com. EPA loosens rules on some ‘major’ air pollution sources. Jan. 25th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370786-epa-loosens-rules-on-some-major-air-pollution-sources
[xi] NYTimes.com.Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
Image. Apr. 2nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/climate/trump-auto-emissions-rules.html

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#ClimateFacts: Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

Sources:
[i] Weather.Gov. Microbursts. https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_microbursts
[ii] Tucson.com. Sunday’s storm dropped like a bomb, blasts north-central Tucson. June. 27th. 2016. http://tucson.com/news/weather/sunday-s-storm-dropped-like-a-bomb-blasts-north-central/article_b2c29bf7-fe6f-5259-84a5-cf7266e0821c.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/
[v] Quartz.com. The rare weather phenomenon that produced a giant mushroom cloud in Arizona. Jul. 20th. 2016. https://qz.com/736341/the-rare-weather-phenomenon-that-produced-a-giant-mushroom-cloud-in-arizona/
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/

#ClimateFacts: Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

Sources:
[i] Weather.Gov. Microbursts. https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_microbursts
[ii] Tucson.com. Sunday’s storm dropped like a bomb, blasts north-central Tucson. June. 27th. 2016. http://tucson.com/news/weather/sunday-s-storm-dropped-like-a-bomb-blasts-north-central/article_b2c29bf7-fe6f-5259-84a5-cf7266e0821c.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/
[v] Quartz.com. The rare weather phenomenon that produced a giant mushroom cloud in Arizona. Jul. 20th. 2016. https://qz.com/736341/the-rare-weather-phenomenon-that-produced-a-giant-mushroom-cloud-in-arizona/
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

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#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

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#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

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Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

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New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

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Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

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#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

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Scott Pruitt Gets Sweet Deal on Rent from Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is so cozy with the fossil fuel lobby, they’re basically living together. But his way-below-market apartment rental in D.C. is just the tip of his unethical spending iceberg.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[ii] ibid.
[iii] ABCNews.go.com. EXCLUSIVE: EPA chief Pruitt joined by family in condo tied to lobbyist ‘power couple’. Mar. 30th. 2018.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-epa-chief-pruitt-joined-family-condo-tied/story?id=54125092
[iv] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[v] Ibid.
[vi] NYTimes.com.E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule. Oct. 9th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html
[vii] CNBC.com. EPA chief Scott Pruitt took first-class, military, charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $163,000 in first year alone: Report. Mar. 21st. 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-took-flights-costing-taxpayers-163000.html
[viii] Ecowatch.com.Report: EPA Hires 12 More Bodyguards for Pruitt, Costing $2M Annually for Full Security Team. Oct. 23rd. 2017. https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-bodyguards-2500198933.html
[ix] Newsweek.com. scott pruitt spent more than $40,000 on epa private phone booth. Mar. 14th. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-phone-booth-epa-expenditure-844989
[x] USAToday.com. EPA ethics counsel: Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night room deal wasn’t ‘prohibited gift at all’. Mar. 30th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/03/30/reports-epas-scott-pruitt-made-50-night-room-deal-energy-lobbyists-wife/472670002/

Scott Pruitt Gets Sweet Deal on Rent from Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is so cozy with the fossil fuel lobby, they’re basically living together. But his way-below-market apartment rental in D.C. is just the tip of his unethical spending iceberg.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[ii] ibid.
[iii] ABCNews.go.com. EXCLUSIVE: EPA chief Pruitt joined by family in condo tied to lobbyist ‘power couple’. Mar. 30th. 2018.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-epa-chief-pruitt-joined-family-condo-tied/story?id=54125092
[iv] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[v] Ibid.
[vi] NYTimes.com.E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule. Oct. 9th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html
[vii] CNBC.com. EPA chief Scott Pruitt took first-class, military, charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $163,000 in first year alone: Report. Mar. 21st. 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-took-flights-costing-taxpayers-163000.html
[viii] Ecowatch.com.Report: EPA Hires 12 More Bodyguards for Pruitt, Costing $2M Annually for Full Security Team. Oct. 23rd. 2017. https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-bodyguards-2500198933.html
[ix] Newsweek.com. scott pruitt spent more than $40,000 on epa private phone booth. Mar. 14th. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-phone-booth-epa-expenditure-844989
[x] USAToday.com. EPA ethics counsel: Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night room deal wasn’t ‘prohibited gift at all’. Mar. 30th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/03/30/reports-epas-scott-pruitt-made-50-night-room-deal-energy-lobbyists-wife/472670002/

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Don Cheadle Meets Cotton Farmer Kurtis Thomas

Texas cotton farmer Kurtis Thomas is a lifelong Republican and evangelical Christian with some serious doubts about climate change. He meets with evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Don Cheadle to explain why and see if they can change his mind.

Don Cheadle Meets Cotton Farmer Kurtis Thomas

Texas cotton farmer Kurtis Thomas is a lifelong Republican and evangelical Christian with some serious doubts about climate change. He meets with evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Don Cheadle to explain why and see if they can change his mind.

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Driving Towards Denial

President Donald Trump’s EPA is preparing to rollback federal regulations requiring cars to be cleaner and more fuel efficient. This, amid auto-industry lobbying to cast doubt on the proven scientific links between tailpipe pollution, human health, and climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] TIME.com. How Drivers Will Decide the Fate of the Climate. Dec. 1st. 2017. http://time.com/5039882/donald-trump-carbon-emissions-auto-industry/
[ii] NYTimes.com.U.S. Sets Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards. Aug. 28th. 2012.
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/business/energy-environment/obama-unveils-tighter-fuel-efficiency-standards.html?smid=pl-share
[iii] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[iv] Ibid.
[v] ThinkProgress.com. Car companies hire climate science denier to do hit job on clean cars. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/car-companies-hire-climate-denier-to-attack-clean-cars-e533fd00420c/
[vi] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[vii] NYTimes.com. Automakers Shift Gears on Climate Change. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/climate/climate-change-sylvia-earle.html
[viii] VOX.com. Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is. June. 13th. 2016. https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[ix] UCSUSA.org. Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks, Model Years 2017 to 2025. June. 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/06/Fuel-Economy-Standards-2017-2025-summary.pdf
[x] Bloomberg.com. California’s Ready to Retaliate If Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say. Mar. 27th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-30/epa-chief-s-50-a-night-rental-said-to-raise-white-house-angst

Driving Towards Denial

President Donald Trump’s EPA is preparing to rollback federal regulations requiring cars to be cleaner and more fuel efficient. This, amid auto-industry lobbying to cast doubt on the proven scientific links between tailpipe pollution, human health, and climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] TIME.com. How Drivers Will Decide the Fate of the Climate. Dec. 1st. 2017. http://time.com/5039882/donald-trump-carbon-emissions-auto-industry/
[ii] NYTimes.com.U.S. Sets Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards. Aug. 28th. 2012.
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/business/energy-environment/obama-unveils-tighter-fuel-efficiency-standards.html?smid=pl-share
[iii] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[iv] Ibid.
[v] ThinkProgress.com. Car companies hire climate science denier to do hit job on clean cars. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/car-companies-hire-climate-denier-to-attack-clean-cars-e533fd00420c/
[vi] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[vii] NYTimes.com. Automakers Shift Gears on Climate Change. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/climate/climate-change-sylvia-earle.html
[viii] VOX.com. Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is. June. 13th. 2016. https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[ix] UCSUSA.org. Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks, Model Years 2017 to 2025. June. 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/06/Fuel-Economy-Standards-2017-2025-summary.pdf
[x] Bloomberg.com. California’s Ready to Retaliate If Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say. Mar. 27th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-30/epa-chief-s-50-a-night-rental-said-to-raise-white-house-angst

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VW Beyond Dieselgate

Volkswagen, rocked by a massive emissions cheating scandal, has announced plans to create the largest electric car fleet in the world. Do you think the company can turn over a new leaf? 

SOURCES:
[i] Bloomberg.com. VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock. Mar. 13th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] TheGuardian.com. VW scandal: emissions cheats could face criminal charges. Feb. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/02/vw-scandal-emissions-cheats-could-face-criminal-charges
[v] TheGuardian.com. W scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows. Sept. 23rd. 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-scandal-caused-nearly-1m-tonnes-of-extra-pollution-analysis-shows
[vi] NBCNews.com. Volkswagen Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for Automakers. Apr. 21st. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/judge-approves-largest-fine-u-s-history-volkswagen-n749406

VW Beyond Dieselgate

Volkswagen, rocked by a massive emissions cheating scandal, has announced plans to create the largest electric car fleet in the world. Do you think the company can turn over a new leaf? 

SOURCES:
[i] Bloomberg.com. VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock. Mar. 13th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] TheGuardian.com. VW scandal: emissions cheats could face criminal charges. Feb. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/02/vw-scandal-emissions-cheats-could-face-criminal-charges
[v] TheGuardian.com. W scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows. Sept. 23rd. 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-scandal-caused-nearly-1m-tonnes-of-extra-pollution-analysis-shows
[vi] NBCNews.com. Volkswagen Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for Automakers. Apr. 21st. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/judge-approves-largest-fine-u-s-history-volkswagen-n749406

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#ClimateFacts: Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26014963
[ii] https://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/central-valley/about-central-valley.html
[iiia] http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n1/full/nclimate1633.html
[iiib] http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400082
[iv] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[v] https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/drought/201206
[vi] https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/us-declares-largest-natural-disaster-area-ever-due-drought/325982/

#ClimateFacts: Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26014963
[ii] https://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/central-valley/about-central-valley.html
[iiia] http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n1/full/nclimate1633.html
[iiib] http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400082
[iv] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[v] https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/drought/201206
[vi] https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/us-declares-largest-natural-disaster-area-ever-due-drought/325982/

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Monumental Disinformation

As President Donald Trump prepares to auction off huge swathes of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments, new documents have come to light revealing the truth behind his decision to shrink them.

Monumental Disinformation

As President Donald Trump prepares to auction off huge swathes of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments, new documents have come to light revealing the truth behind his decision to shrink them.

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#ClimateFacts: The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

#ClimateFacts: The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

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Disaster Unpreparedness Agency

The agency tasked with preparing U.S. for disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), just left the country woefully unprepared for climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[ii]Globalchange.gov. National Climate Assessment
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/
[iii] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[iv] Ibid
[v] Bloomberg. FEMA Strips Mention of ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/fema-strips-mention-of-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan

Disaster Unpreparedness Agency

The agency tasked with preparing U.S. for disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), just left the country woefully unprepared for climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[ii]Globalchange.gov. National Climate Assessment
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/
[iii] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[iv] Ibid
[v] Bloomberg. FEMA Strips Mention of ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/fema-strips-mention-of-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

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#ClimateFacts: Matteo Salvini

Climate change is forcing hundreds of thousands of African immigrants to Italy’s shores. In response, politician Matteo Salvini has called for a mass cleansing.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. Matteo Salvini could be Western Europe’s first far-right leader since 1945. Mar. 6th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/matteo-salvini-could-be-western-europes-first-far-right-leader-since-1945/2018/03/06/2d3dea36-2097-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html?utm_term=.b693b5fb1f7c
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Edition.cnn.com. In Italy’s elections, the fascists did scarily well. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/05/opinions/italian-elections-future-opinion-ben-ghiat/index.html
[iv] France24.com. Racist shooting adds sinister twist to Italy’s bleak election campaign. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.france24.com/en/20180205-racist-shooting-macerata-italy-election-campaign-salvini-migrants
[v] Tuttitalia.It. Foreign citizens in Italy – 2017. https://www.tuttitalia.it/statistiche/cittadini-stranieri-2017/
[vi] ECFR.EU. Climate-driven migration in Africa. Dec. 20th. 2017. http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_climate_driven_migration_in_africa
[vii] Reuters.com. Italy migrants fear uncertain future after election. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-election-immigrants/italy-migrants-fear-uncertain-future-after-election-idUSKBN1GH2S7
[viii] Reuters.com. Climate-threatened African nations to get profiles of drought and flood risk. Mar. 9th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-disaster-risks/climate-threatened-african-nations-to-get-profiles-of-drought-and-flood-risk-idUSKCN1GL1E4
[ix] QZ.com. An infrastructure deficit is making life in African cities more expensive than it should be. Feb. 12th. 2017. https://qz.com/908538/a-world-bank-report-on-african-cities-finds-a-lack-of-infrastructure-is-making-life-expensive/

#ClimateFacts: Matteo Salvini

Climate change is forcing hundreds of thousands of African immigrants to Italy’s shores. In response, politician Matteo Salvini has called for a mass cleansing.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. Matteo Salvini could be Western Europe’s first far-right leader since 1945. Mar. 6th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/matteo-salvini-could-be-western-europes-first-far-right-leader-since-1945/2018/03/06/2d3dea36-2097-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html?utm_term=.b693b5fb1f7c
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Edition.cnn.com. In Italy’s elections, the fascists did scarily well. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/05/opinions/italian-elections-future-opinion-ben-ghiat/index.html
[iv] France24.com. Racist shooting adds sinister twist to Italy’s bleak election campaign. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.france24.com/en/20180205-racist-shooting-macerata-italy-election-campaign-salvini-migrants
[v] Tuttitalia.It. Foreign citizens in Italy – 2017. https://www.tuttitalia.it/statistiche/cittadini-stranieri-2017/
[vi] ECFR.EU. Climate-driven migration in Africa. Dec. 20th. 2017. http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_climate_driven_migration_in_africa
[vii] Reuters.com. Italy migrants fear uncertain future after election. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-election-immigrants/italy-migrants-fear-uncertain-future-after-election-idUSKBN1GH2S7
[viii] Reuters.com. Climate-threatened African nations to get profiles of drought and flood risk. Mar. 9th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-disaster-risks/climate-threatened-african-nations-to-get-profiles-of-drought-and-flood-risk-idUSKCN1GL1E4
[ix] QZ.com. An infrastructure deficit is making life in African cities more expensive than it should be. Feb. 12th. 2017. https://qz.com/908538/a-world-bank-report-on-african-cities-finds-a-lack-of-infrastructure-is-making-life-expensive/

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans to Sue the Oil Industry

“They know they are killing people and they continue doing the same thing over and over,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the Executive Producers of Years of Living Dangerously. The fossil fuel industry has been hiding the truth about their product for years. That’s why he is suing to hold them accountable.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans to Sue the Oil Industry

“They know they are killing people and they continue doing the same thing over and over,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the Executive Producers of Years of Living Dangerously. The fossil fuel industry has been hiding the truth about their product for years. That’s why he is suing to hold them accountable.

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Mike Pompeo: The Congressman From Koch

Does it matter that Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State? It does when you meet his replacement, the so-called Congressman from Koch Mike Pompeo, a climate change denier.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo. Mar 13th, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/trump-tillerson-pompeo.html
[ii] The Nation. The Koch Brothers’ Favorite Congressman Will Be in Charge of the CIA. Nov 18, 2016 https://www.thenation.com/article/the-koch-brothers-favorite-congressman-will-be-in-charge-of-the-cia/
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Motherboard. A Secretary of State Pompeo Would Be Bad for Climate Issues. Dec 1, 2017 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbzg93/secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo-climate-change-denier
[v] OpenSecrets.Org. Mike Pompeo, Kansas. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00030744&newMem=N
[vi] League of Conservation Voters. National Environmental Scorecard: Mike Pompeo. http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pompeo
[vii] The Kansas City Star/McClatchy. Pentagon, Trump are at odds on climate change — and Democrats are taking advantage. Jun 29, 2017
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article158716619.html
[viii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.
[xi] Politico. Trump’s climate science doubters. Mar 6, 2018 https://www.politico.com/interactives/2018/climate-science-doubters/
[xii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727

Mike Pompeo: The Congressman From Koch

Does it matter that Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State? It does when you meet his replacement, the so-called Congressman from Koch Mike Pompeo, a climate change denier.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo. Mar 13th, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/trump-tillerson-pompeo.html
[ii] The Nation. The Koch Brothers’ Favorite Congressman Will Be in Charge of the CIA. Nov 18, 2016 https://www.thenation.com/article/the-koch-brothers-favorite-congressman-will-be-in-charge-of-the-cia/
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Motherboard. A Secretary of State Pompeo Would Be Bad for Climate Issues. Dec 1, 2017 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbzg93/secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo-climate-change-denier
[v] OpenSecrets.Org. Mike Pompeo, Kansas. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00030744&newMem=N
[vi] League of Conservation Voters. National Environmental Scorecard: Mike Pompeo. http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pompeo
[vii] The Kansas City Star/McClatchy. Pentagon, Trump are at odds on climate change — and Democrats are taking advantage. Jun 29, 2017
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article158716619.html
[viii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.
[xi] Politico. Trump’s climate science doubters. Mar 6, 2018 https://www.politico.com/interactives/2018/climate-science-doubters/
[xii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727

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#ClimateFacts: Bomb Cyclone Riley

Winter Storm Riley pummeled the East Coast and broke flood records in the Boston area. But this freezing storm isn’t evidence against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Massive ‘bomb cyclone’ pounds Northeast, bringing strong winds and flooding. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/US/massive-bomb-cyclone-pounds-northeast-bringing-strong-winds/story?id=53459604
[ii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[iii] Fortune.com. Winter Storm Riley is a Bomb Cyclone. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://fortune.com/2018/03/02/winter-storm-riley-what-is-a-bomb-cyclone/
[iv] Wired.com. What Are the Odds of a Superstorm Like Harvey? Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.wired.com/story/what-are-the-odds-of-a-super-storm-like-harvey/
[v] NWS.NOAA.Gov. Meteorological Development Library. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/etsurge/index.php?page=stn&region=ne&datum=msl&list=&map=0-48&type=both&stn=mabos
[vi] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[vii] Slate.com. Bomb Cyclone Brings Record Flooding to Boston. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://slate.com/business/2018/01/bomb-cyclone-brings-record-flooding-to-boston.html
[viii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster

#ClimateFacts: Bomb Cyclone Riley

Winter Storm Riley pummeled the East Coast and broke flood records in the Boston area. But this freezing storm isn’t evidence against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Massive ‘bomb cyclone’ pounds Northeast, bringing strong winds and flooding. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/US/massive-bomb-cyclone-pounds-northeast-bringing-strong-winds/story?id=53459604
[ii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[iii] Fortune.com. Winter Storm Riley is a Bomb Cyclone. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://fortune.com/2018/03/02/winter-storm-riley-what-is-a-bomb-cyclone/
[iv] Wired.com. What Are the Odds of a Superstorm Like Harvey? Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.wired.com/story/what-are-the-odds-of-a-super-storm-like-harvey/
[v] NWS.NOAA.Gov. Meteorological Development Library. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/etsurge/index.php?page=stn&region=ne&datum=msl&list=&map=0-48&type=both&stn=mabos
[vi] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[vii] Slate.com. Bomb Cyclone Brings Record Flooding to Boston. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://slate.com/business/2018/01/bomb-cyclone-brings-record-flooding-to-boston.html
[viii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster

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#ClimateFacts: Heatwave in the Arctic

The Arctic is running a fever, with temperatures rising to 45 degrees above normal. Could it be causing the freezing temperatures we’re seeing in Europe?

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/21/arctic-temperatures-soar-45-degrees-above-normal-flooded-by-extremely-mild-air-on-all-sides/?utm_term=.2009995ce514
[iii] TheVerge.com. Views from Rome, as the Eternal City sees snow for the first time in six years. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/26/17053556/rome-snow-weather-beast-from-the-east
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[v]Ibid.
[vi] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[viii] Insideclimatenews.org. Alaska’s Bering Sea Lost a Third of Its Ice in Just 8 Days. Feb. 17th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17022018/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-extent-alaska-bering-hunting-whales
[ix] Reuters.com. ‘Wacky’ weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather/wacky-weather-makes-arctic-warmer-than-parts-of-europe-idUSKCN1GA2AD
[x] Ibid.
[xa] NYTimes.com. Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be? Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/climate/polar-vortex-europe-cold.html

#ClimateFacts #YEARSproject

#ClimateFacts: Heatwave in the Arctic

The Arctic is running a fever, with temperatures rising to 45 degrees above normal. Could it be causing the freezing temperatures we’re seeing in Europe?

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/21/arctic-temperatures-soar-45-degrees-above-normal-flooded-by-extremely-mild-air-on-all-sides/?utm_term=.2009995ce514
[iii] TheVerge.com. Views from Rome, as the Eternal City sees snow for the first time in six years. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/26/17053556/rome-snow-weather-beast-from-the-east
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[v]Ibid.
[vi] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[viii] Insideclimatenews.org. Alaska’s Bering Sea Lost a Third of Its Ice in Just 8 Days. Feb. 17th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17022018/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-extent-alaska-bering-hunting-whales
[ix] Reuters.com. ‘Wacky’ weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather/wacky-weather-makes-arctic-warmer-than-parts-of-europe-idUSKCN1GA2AD
[x] Ibid.
[xa] NYTimes.com. Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be? Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/climate/polar-vortex-europe-cold.html

#ClimateFacts #YEARSproject

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#WeCanSolveThis: Nanticoke Generating Station

The Nanticoke Generating Station in Ontario, Canada used to be the world’s largest coal power plant. Now they’re turning it into a solar plant.

SOURCES:
[i] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] OCC.CA. Leading the Charge: Submission for Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan. 2016. http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/Leading-the-Charge.pdf
[v] CBC.CA. Liberals provide details of plan for national carbon tax. May. 17th. 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135
[vi] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/

#WeCanSolveThis: Nanticoke Generating Station

The Nanticoke Generating Station in Ontario, Canada used to be the world’s largest coal power plant. Now they’re turning it into a solar plant.

SOURCES:
[i] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] OCC.CA. Leading the Charge: Submission for Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan. 2016. http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/Leading-the-Charge.pdf
[v] CBC.CA. Liberals provide details of plan for national carbon tax. May. 17th. 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135
[vi] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/

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#ClimateFacts: Mosquitoes Are Getting Deadlier

It might surprise you, but the mosquitos are the deadliest animal on Earth. And they’re about to get a lot more dangerous, thanks to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] GatesNotes.com. The Deadliest Animal in the World. Apr. 25th. 2014. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week
[ii] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017.https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. A bugged life: Warm winter could mean more insects. Mar. 10th. 2012.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-bugged-life-warm-winter-could-mean-more-insects/2012/03/07/gIQA5b033R_story.html?utm_term=.e9764e97404c
[v] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[vi] ClimateCentral.org.More Mosquito Days Increasing Zika Risk in U.S. Jul. 27th. 2016. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/more-mosquito-days-increasing-zika-risk-in-us-20553
[vii] NCBI.NLM.NIH.Gov. Evidence for an Overwintering Population of Aedes aegypti in Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Washington, DC. Jan. 6th. 2016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4710436/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse. Apr. 20th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/magazine/why-the-menace-of-mosquitoes-will-only-get-worse.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=E9F193813152512C5722F388809CF12B&gwt=pay
[ix] Ibid.
[x] QZ.com. Swarmed with mosquitoes after Harvey, Texas calls in the US Air Force. Sept. 13th. 2017. https://qz.com/1075935/swarmed-with-mosquitoes-after-harvey-texas-calls-in-the-us-air-force/
[xi] NYTimes.com. Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse. Apr. 20th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/magazine/why-the-menace-of-mosquitoes-will-only-get-worse.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=E9F193813152512C5722F388809CF12B&gwt=pay

#ClimateFacts: Mosquitoes Are Getting Deadlier

It might surprise you, but the mosquitos are the deadliest animal on Earth. And they’re about to get a lot more dangerous, thanks to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] GatesNotes.com. The Deadliest Animal in the World. Apr. 25th. 2014. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week
[ii] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017.https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. A bugged life: Warm winter could mean more insects. Mar. 10th. 2012.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-bugged-life-warm-winter-could-mean-more-insects/2012/03/07/gIQA5b033R_story.html?utm_term=.e9764e97404c
[v] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[vi] ClimateCentral.org.More Mosquito Days Increasing Zika Risk in U.S. Jul. 27th. 2016. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/more-mosquito-days-increasing-zika-risk-in-us-20553
[vii] NCBI.NLM.NIH.Gov. Evidence for an Overwintering Population of Aedes aegypti in Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Washington, DC. Jan. 6th. 2016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4710436/
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[ix] Ibid.
[x] QZ.com. Swarmed with mosquitoes after Harvey, Texas calls in the US Air Force. Sept. 13th. 2017. https://qz.com/1075935/swarmed-with-mosquitoes-after-harvey-texas-calls-in-the-us-air-force/
[xi] NYTimes.com. Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse. Apr. 20th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/magazine/why-the-menace-of-mosquitoes-will-only-get-worse.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=E9F193813152512C5722F388809CF12B&gwt=pay

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#ClimateFacts: Melting Snowpack

Melting snowpacks are vital for maintaining water supplies, and they’ve been getting smaller due to climate change.

#ClimateFacts: Melting Snowpack

Melting snowpacks are vital for maintaining water supplies, and they’ve been getting smaller due to climate change.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Kid’s Climate Lawsuit

Do you think we have the right to a stable, livable climate? The kids of Our Children’s Trust do, and they’re suing the U.S. Government to make it happen.

#WeCanSolveThis: Kid’s Climate Lawsuit

Do you think we have the right to a stable, livable climate? The kids of Our Children’s Trust do, and they’re suing the U.S. Government to make it happen.

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War On Our Future: Should Houston Sue

Should the oil capital of the world be taking the oil companies to court? The city of Houston has a powerful case.

SOURCES:
[i] LATimes.com. L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it. Jan. 13th. 2018. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-climate-change-lawsuit-20180113-story.html
[ii] KSAT.com. By the numbers: Report details Hurricane Harvey’s massive punch. Jan. 25th. 2018. https://www.ksat.com/news/by-the-numbers-inside-the-national-hurricane-center-s-hurricane-harvey-report
[iii] Coast.NOAA.Gov. Hurricane Costs. Jan. 1st. 2018.  https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/hurricane-costs.html
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says. July. 10th. 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change
[v] EPA.gov. Climate Change Indicators.
https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/oceans
[vi] Climate.Gov. Reviewing Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rain and flooding. Sept. 18th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/reviewing-hurricane-harveys-catastrophic-rain-and-flooding
[vii] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say — dashing hopes of progress. Nov. 13th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/13/fossil-fuel-emissions-projected-to-reach-an-all-time-high-in-2017-dashing-hopes-of-progress/
[ix] Apps.PublicIntegrity.org. A Century of Influence: The unlikely partnership between Big Oil and the White House. Dec. 12th. 2017. https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/century-of-influence/
[x] Ibid.

War On Our Future: Should Houston Sue

Should the oil capital of the world be taking the oil companies to court? The city of Houston has a powerful case.

SOURCES:
[i] LATimes.com. L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it. Jan. 13th. 2018. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-climate-change-lawsuit-20180113-story.html
[ii] KSAT.com. By the numbers: Report details Hurricane Harvey’s massive punch. Jan. 25th. 2018. https://www.ksat.com/news/by-the-numbers-inside-the-national-hurricane-center-s-hurricane-harvey-report
[iii] Coast.NOAA.Gov. Hurricane Costs. Jan. 1st. 2018.  https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/hurricane-costs.html
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says. July. 10th. 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change
[v] EPA.gov. Climate Change Indicators.
https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/oceans
[vi] Climate.Gov. Reviewing Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rain and flooding. Sept. 18th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/reviewing-hurricane-harveys-catastrophic-rain-and-flooding
[vii] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say — dashing hopes of progress. Nov. 13th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/13/fossil-fuel-emissions-projected-to-reach-an-all-time-high-in-2017-dashing-hopes-of-progress/
[ix] Apps.PublicIntegrity.org. A Century of Influence: The unlikely partnership between Big Oil and the White House. Dec. 12th. 2017. https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/century-of-influence/
[x] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

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Gisele Bündchen: The Battle in the Forest

Protecting the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change. But after years of conservation success, deforestation is on the rise again in Brazil. Gisele Bündchen heads into the forest to learn what’s going on and how we can stop it. 

Gisele Bündchen: The Battle in the Forest

Protecting the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change. But after years of conservation success, deforestation is on the rise again in Brazil. Gisele Bündchen heads into the forest to learn what’s going on and how we can stop it. 

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#ClimateFacts: Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains. 

SOURCES:
[i] WHO.int. Mercury and Health. March 2017.
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs361/en/
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] EPA.gov. Basic Information about Mercury. Aug 2nd. 2017. https://www.epa.gov/mercury/basic-information-about-mercury
[v] NBCNews.com. Toxic Mercury in Seas Tied to Algae, Air. Apr 12th. 2009. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30707671/ns/us_news-environment/t/toxic-mercury-seas-tied-algae-air/#.Wl-cC5M-fOQ
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NRDC.org. Mercury Guide. Mar 10th. 2016. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/mercury-guide

#ClimateFacts: Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains. 

SOURCES:
[i] WHO.int. Mercury and Health. March 2017.
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs361/en/
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] EPA.gov. Basic Information about Mercury. Aug 2nd. 2017. https://www.epa.gov/mercury/basic-information-about-mercury
[v] NBCNews.com. Toxic Mercury in Seas Tied to Algae, Air. Apr 12th. 2009. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30707671/ns/us_news-environment/t/toxic-mercury-seas-tied-algae-air/#.Wl-cC5M-fOQ
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NRDC.org. Mercury Guide. Mar 10th. 2016. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/mercury-guide

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#ClimateFacts: Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES:
[i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713
[ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature
[iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016.
https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683
[iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates
[v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs.
https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline
[vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

#ClimateFacts: Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES:
[i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713
[ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature
[iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016.
https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683
[iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates
[v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs.
https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline
[vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

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We Need More Climate Candidates

It’s one of the biggest crises facing America today but only one member of Congress is giving it the prominence it deserves: Sheldon Whitehouse. Why don’t other leaders care as much?

You can help change this. Take the pledge here: http://theyearsproject.com/learn/news/take-the-pledge-to-vote-for-the-environment/

We Need More Climate Candidates

It’s one of the biggest crises facing America today but only one member of Congress is giving it the prominence it deserves: Sheldon Whitehouse. Why don’t other leaders care as much?

You can help change this. Take the pledge here: http://theyearsproject.com/learn/news/take-the-pledge-to-vote-for-the-environment/

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#ClimateFacts: Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

SOURCES:
[i] Years Of Living Dangerously, Season 1, Episode 7. A Dangerous Future.
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Annual Survey Of Football Injury Research, 1931-2016. March 13, 2017 https://nccsir.unc.edu/files/2013/10/Annual-Football-2016-Fatalities-FINAL.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

SOURCES:
[i] Years Of Living Dangerously, Season 1, Episode 7. A Dangerous Future.
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Annual Survey Of Football Injury Research, 1931-2016. March 13, 2017 https://nccsir.unc.edu/files/2013/10/Annual-Football-2016-Fatalities-FINAL.pdf

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Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump has called for a 72% cut in renewable and energy efficiency spending, which would seriously hinder the U.S.’s ability to keep up with cutting-edge energy technology. Will Congress approve this plan?

SOURCES:
[i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.d34df9ac0b77
[iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. https://energy.gov/eere/about-office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy
[iv] VOX.com. Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. 18th. 2017. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money
[v] EESI.org. Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017). Feb. 15th. 2017. http://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-jobs-in-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-2017
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Energy.Gov. Department of Energy FY 2017 Congressional Budget Request. Feb. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f29/FY2017BudgetinBrief_0.pdf
[viii]CNBC.com. Trump once again seeks to slash funding for clean energy in 2019 budget. Jan. 31. 2018.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/trump-again-seeks-to-slash-funding-for-clean-energy-in-2019-budget.html
[ix] Ibid.

Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump has called for a 72% cut in renewable and energy efficiency spending, which would seriously hinder the U.S.’s ability to keep up with cutting-edge energy technology. Will Congress approve this plan?

SOURCES:
[i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.d34df9ac0b77
[iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. https://energy.gov/eere/about-office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy
[iv] VOX.com. Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. 18th. 2017. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money
[v] EESI.org. Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017). Feb. 15th. 2017. http://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-jobs-in-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-2017
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Energy.Gov. Department of Energy FY 2017 Congressional Budget Request. Feb. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f29/FY2017BudgetinBrief_0.pdf
[viii]CNBC.com. Trump once again seeks to slash funding for clean energy in 2019 budget. Jan. 31. 2018.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/trump-again-seeks-to-slash-funding-for-clean-energy-in-2019-budget.html
[ix] Ibid.

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During his State of The Union speech, President Trump told Americans, that we have endured floods and fires and storms. He just never explained why.

SOURCES:
[i] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[ii] LaTimes.com. San Francisco sets all-time heat record downtown at 106 degrees during state’s hottest recorded summer. Sep. 1st. 2017. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-heat-wave-weekend-20170901-story.html
[iii] WashingtonPost.com.The grim scope of 2017’s California wildfire season is now clear. The danger’s not over. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/california-wildfires-comparison/
[iv] WashingtonPost.com.Harvey unloaded 33 trillion gallons of water in the U.S.. Sept. 2nd. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/30/harvey-has-unloaded-24-5-trillion-gallons-of-water-on-texas-and-louisiana
[v] NPR.org. One-Third Of Florida Residents Told To Evacuate Before Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall. Sept. 9th. 2017. https://www.npr.org/2017/09/09/549802448/one-third-of-florida-residents-told-to-evacuate-before-hurricane-irma-makes-land
[vi] BBC.com. Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power. Sept. 12th. 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41234292
[vii] TheAtlantic.com. After Four Months, Much of Puerto Rico Still Dark and Damaged. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/after-four-months-much-of-puerto-rico-still-dark-and-damaged/551756/
[viii] Time.com. Hurricanes, Floods and Wildfires Cost the U.S. a Record Amount of Money in 2017. Jan. 8th. 2018. http://time.com/5093043/natural-disasters-cost-us/
[ix] TheHill.com. Trump: We are getting out of Paris climate deal. June. 1st. 2017.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/335955-trump-pulls-us-out-of-paris-climate-deal
[x] TheAtlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan. 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/

During his State of The Union speech, President Trump told Americans, that we have endured floods and fires and storms. He just never explained why.

SOURCES:
[i] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[ii] LaTimes.com. San Francisco sets all-time heat record downtown at 106 degrees during state’s hottest recorded summer. Sep. 1st. 2017. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-heat-wave-weekend-20170901-story.html
[iii] WashingtonPost.com.The grim scope of 2017’s California wildfire season is now clear. The danger’s not over. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/california-wildfires-comparison/
[iv] WashingtonPost.com.Harvey unloaded 33 trillion gallons of water in the U.S.. Sept. 2nd. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/30/harvey-has-unloaded-24-5-trillion-gallons-of-water-on-texas-and-louisiana
[v] NPR.org. One-Third Of Florida Residents Told To Evacuate Before Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall. Sept. 9th. 2017. https://www.npr.org/2017/09/09/549802448/one-third-of-florida-residents-told-to-evacuate-before-hurricane-irma-makes-land
[vi] BBC.com. Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power. Sept. 12th. 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41234292
[vii] TheAtlantic.com. After Four Months, Much of Puerto Rico Still Dark and Damaged. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/after-four-months-much-of-puerto-rico-still-dark-and-damaged/551756/
[viii] Time.com. Hurricanes, Floods and Wildfires Cost the U.S. a Record Amount of Money in 2017. Jan. 8th. 2018. http://time.com/5093043/natural-disasters-cost-us/
[ix] TheHill.com. Trump: We are getting out of Paris climate deal. June. 1st. 2017.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/335955-trump-pulls-us-out-of-paris-climate-deal
[x] TheAtlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan. 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/

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Trump Debunked on Climate Change

President Donald Trump finally articulated his position on climate change in an interview with Piers Morgan…and it couldn’t be more divorced from reality. Here’s a much needed fact check.

SOURCES:
[i] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[ii] PMM.Nasa.Gov. What’s in a Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change. Dec. 5th. 2008. https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/articles/whats-name-global-warming-vs-climate-change
[iii] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[vii] NSIDC.org. Arctic sea ice at minimum extent. Sep. 19th. 2017. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2017/09/arctic-sea-ice-at-minimum-extent-2/
[viii] Climate.Nasa.Gov. Arctic Sea Ice Minimum. https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/
[ix] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html

Trump Debunked on Climate Change

President Donald Trump finally articulated his position on climate change in an interview with Piers Morgan…and it couldn’t be more divorced from reality. Here’s a much needed fact check.

SOURCES:
[i] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[ii] PMM.Nasa.Gov. What’s in a Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change. Dec. 5th. 2008. https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/articles/whats-name-global-warming-vs-climate-change
[iii] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[vii] NSIDC.org. Arctic sea ice at minimum extent. Sep. 19th. 2017. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2017/09/arctic-sea-ice-at-minimum-extent-2/
[viii] Climate.Nasa.Gov. Arctic Sea Ice Minimum. https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/
[ix] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html

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Out of Africa with Tom Friedman

New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman heads to Niger and Senegal and learns how climate change fueled drought is leading to a new wave of African migration.

Out of Africa with Tom Friedman

New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman heads to Niger and Senegal and learns how climate change fueled drought is leading to a new wave of African migration.

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#ClimateFacts: Climate Migrants

Leaders are rising to power in the US and Europe on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. They’ve called these migrants a lot of undue names, but they neglect one of the most accurate: victims of climate change.

SOURCES
[i] Politico.Eu.Viktor Orbán: Hungary doesn’t want ‘Muslim invaders’. Jan. 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-hungary-doesnt-want-muslim-invaders/
[ii] TheNews.PL. Terrorism linked to migration: Polish president. Sep. 9th. 2017. http://thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/325885,Terrorism-linked-to-migration-Polish-president
[iii] TheHill.com.Report: Trump suggested Haitian immigrants to US ‘all have AIDS’. Dec. 23rd. 2017.  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366304-report-trump-suggested-haitian-immigrants-to-us-all-have-aids
[iv] Internal-Displacement.org. Key findings Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers. http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201503-SendaiReport/Meta-Analysis-Key-findings-English2.pdf
[v] NYTimes.com. Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’. May. 3rd. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/resettling-the-first-american-climate-refugees.html

#ClimateFacts: Climate Migrants

Leaders are rising to power in the US and Europe on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. They’ve called these migrants a lot of undue names, but they neglect one of the most accurate: victims of climate change.

SOURCES
[i] Politico.Eu.Viktor Orbán: Hungary doesn’t want ‘Muslim invaders’. Jan. 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-hungary-doesnt-want-muslim-invaders/
[ii] TheNews.PL. Terrorism linked to migration: Polish president. Sep. 9th. 2017. http://thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/325885,Terrorism-linked-to-migration-Polish-president
[iii] TheHill.com.Report: Trump suggested Haitian immigrants to US ‘all have AIDS’. Dec. 23rd. 2017.  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366304-report-trump-suggested-haitian-immigrants-to-us-all-have-aids
[iv] Internal-Displacement.org. Key findings Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers. http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201503-SendaiReport/Meta-Analysis-Key-findings-English2.pdf
[v] NYTimes.com. Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’. May. 3rd. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/resettling-the-first-american-climate-refugees.html

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Mercer & the Museum of Natural History

Rebekah Mercer’s foundation may have given $4 million to the American Museum of Natural History, but over 200 climate scientists are demanding she step down from the Museum’s board.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] DeSmog Blog. How Donald Trump Kingmaker-Billionaires Robert and Rebekah Mercer Have Poured Millions Into Climate Science Denial. Jan 12, 2017. https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/01/12/trump-kingmaker-billionaires-robert-rebekah-mercer-pouring-millions-climate-science-denial
[iv] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[v] NewYorker.com. Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency. Mar. 27th. 2017. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency
[vi] Press Release. 200 Top Scientists Urge American Museum of Natural History to Kick Climate Denial Funder Rebekah Mercer off its Board. Jan 26th. 2018. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aFKocbQgxYTXPloaARAN-AcWizLL06n0kcZhJuABQd0/edit?usp=sharing
[vii] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email

Mercer & the Museum of Natural History

Rebekah Mercer’s foundation may have given $4 million to the American Museum of Natural History, but over 200 climate scientists are demanding she step down from the Museum’s board.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] DeSmog Blog. How Donald Trump Kingmaker-Billionaires Robert and Rebekah Mercer Have Poured Millions Into Climate Science Denial. Jan 12, 2017. https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/01/12/trump-kingmaker-billionaires-robert-rebekah-mercer-pouring-millions-climate-science-denial
[iv] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[v] NewYorker.com. Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency. Mar. 27th. 2017. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency
[vi] Press Release. 200 Top Scientists Urge American Museum of Natural History to Kick Climate Denial Funder Rebekah Mercer off its Board. Jan 26th. 2018. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aFKocbQgxYTXPloaARAN-AcWizLL06n0kcZhJuABQd0/edit?usp=sharing
[vii] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email

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Trump’s Solar Trade War

President Donald Trump slapped a huge tax on foreign made solar panels. He claims it will create jobs but it won’t. Instead it could stop the thriving American solar industry in its tracks.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ii] https://www.seia.org/news/seia-opposes-section-201-petition
[iii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[iv] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-china-is-dominating-the-solar-industry/
[v]https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-09/Profiles%20in%20Manufacturing_09-07-17.compressed.pdf
[vi] https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/SEIA-USTR-Testimony-Packaged-Full.pdf
[vii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[viii] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/assets/2017/10/02/document_gw_02.pdf
[x] https://www.seia.org/research-resources/seia-prehearing-remedy-brief
[xi]Ibid.

Trump’s Solar Trade War

President Donald Trump slapped a huge tax on foreign made solar panels. He claims it will create jobs but it won’t. Instead it could stop the thriving American solar industry in its tracks.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ii] https://www.seia.org/news/seia-opposes-section-201-petition
[iii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[iv] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-china-is-dominating-the-solar-industry/
[v]https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-09/Profiles%20in%20Manufacturing_09-07-17.compressed.pdf
[vi] https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/SEIA-USTR-Testimony-Packaged-Full.pdf
[vii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[viii] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/assets/2017/10/02/document_gw_02.pdf
[x] https://www.seia.org/research-resources/seia-prehearing-remedy-brief
[xi]Ibid.

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#ClimateFacts: Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water. This #ClimateFacts video explains what that’s going to be like.

SOURCES:
[i] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[ii] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[iii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[iv] Ibid
[v] Ibid
[vi] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[vii] Water.USGS.Gov.Water Questions & Answers How much water does the average person use at home per day? Dec 2nd. 2016. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
[viii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/

#ClimateFacts: Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water. This #ClimateFacts video explains what that’s going to be like.

SOURCES:
[i] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[ii] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[iii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[iv] Ibid
[v] Ibid
[vi] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[vii] Water.USGS.Gov.Water Questions & Answers How much water does the average person use at home per day? Dec 2nd. 2016. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
[viii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Norway Charges Ahead

Norway is charging ahead of the United States with its EV policy, and is on track to phase out all diesel and gas cars by 2025. What’s holding America back?

SOURCES
[i] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[ii] QZ.com. Ladies and gentlemen, the winners and losers of the electric car race (so far). Oct 22nd. 2018. https://qz.com/1102552/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-electric-car-race-so-far/
[iii] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[iv] NPR.org. Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies). Mar 11th. 2014. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/03/11/288611696/norway-takes-the-lead-in-electric-cars-with-generous-subsidies
[v] Info.Nobil.No. The Norwegian Charging Station Database for Electromobility. http://info.nobil.no/images/downloads/nobilbrosjyre.pdf
[vi] NBCNews.com. These Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles That Run on Gas or Diesel. Jul 10th. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/these-countries-want-ban-all-vehicles-run-gas-or-diesel-n781431

#WeCanSolveThis: Norway Charges Ahead

Norway is charging ahead of the United States with its EV policy, and is on track to phase out all diesel and gas cars by 2025. What’s holding America back?

SOURCES
[i] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[ii] QZ.com. Ladies and gentlemen, the winners and losers of the electric car race (so far). Oct 22nd. 2018. https://qz.com/1102552/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-electric-car-race-so-far/
[iii] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[iv] NPR.org. Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies). Mar 11th. 2014. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/03/11/288611696/norway-takes-the-lead-in-electric-cars-with-generous-subsidies
[v] Info.Nobil.No. The Norwegian Charging Station Database for Electromobility. http://info.nobil.no/images/downloads/nobilbrosjyre.pdf
[vi] NBCNews.com. These Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles That Run on Gas or Diesel. Jul 10th. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/these-countries-want-ban-all-vehicles-run-gas-or-diesel-n781431

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Road to Elephant Extinction

Fiesta Warinwa from the African Wildlife Foundation explains to Aasif Mandvi how climate change is killing off some of Africa’s great animals, like elephants.

Road to Elephant Extinction

Fiesta Warinwa from the African Wildlife Foundation explains to Aasif Mandvi how climate change is killing off some of Africa’s great animals, like elephants.

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#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

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#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf
[ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas
[iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/#
[iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf
[ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas
[iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/#
[iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

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#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

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#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain
[v] Ibid
[vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez.
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf
[vii] Ibid

#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain
[v] Ibid
[vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez.
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf
[vii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

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#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES:
[i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES:
[i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

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Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

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#ClimateFacts: It’s Cold Outside

A bomb cyclone blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the east coast left many wondering: How can the globe be warming if it’s so cold? Our latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] United States Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2147.html
[ii] Vox,Trump thinks climate change isn’t real because it’s cold out. This map proves him wrong, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/28/16827022/climate-change-cold-arctic-snap-us-canada-jet-stream
[iii] Weather Underground, New Year’s Freeze-Out: It Can Still Get Cold, Even in a Warming Climate, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-years-freeze-out-it-can-still-get-cold-even-warming-climate
[iv] Ibid
[v] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[vi] NASA, NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally, Jan. 18, 2017
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-data-show-2016-warmest-year-on-record-globally

#ClimateFacts: It’s Cold Outside

A bomb cyclone blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the east coast left many wondering: How can the globe be warming if it’s so cold? Our latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] United States Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2147.html
[ii] Vox,Trump thinks climate change isn’t real because it’s cold out. This map proves him wrong, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/28/16827022/climate-change-cold-arctic-snap-us-canada-jet-stream
[iii] Weather Underground, New Year’s Freeze-Out: It Can Still Get Cold, Even in a Warming Climate, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-years-freeze-out-it-can-still-get-cold-even-warming-climate
[iv] Ibid
[v] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[vi] NASA, NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally, Jan. 18, 2017
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-data-show-2016-warmest-year-on-record-globally

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Jack Black: Saving Miami

Miami may not look like a city on the verge of disaster, but rising seas and political roadblocks are turning this glistening coastal paradise into the next Atlantis.

Jack Black: Saving Miami

Miami may not look like a city on the verge of disaster, but rising seas and political roadblocks are turning this glistening coastal paradise into the next Atlantis.

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#ClimateFacts: Unhealthy Climate

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

SOURCES:
[i] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NationalGeographic.com. By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind. June 19, 2017. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[iv] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] The Washington Post. Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change. Sept. 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/12/climate-change-is-really-bad-for-wheat-which-is-really-bad-for-us/?utm_term=.682ce0d6abb4
[vii] International Rice Research Institute. Rice and Climate Change. http://irri.org/news/hot-topics/rice-and-climate-change
[viii] Politico. The great nutrient collapse. September 13, 2017 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ix] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[x] The Lancet. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. October 19, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32345-0
[xi] The Lancet. Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change. May 16, 2009
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60935-1

#ClimateFacts: Unhealthy Climate

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

SOURCES:
[i] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NationalGeographic.com. By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind. June 19, 2017. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[iv] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] The Washington Post. Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change. Sept. 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/12/climate-change-is-really-bad-for-wheat-which-is-really-bad-for-us/?utm_term=.682ce0d6abb4
[vii] International Rice Research Institute. Rice and Climate Change. http://irri.org/news/hot-topics/rice-and-climate-change
[viii] Politico. The great nutrient collapse. September 13, 2017 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ix] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[x] The Lancet. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. October 19, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32345-0
[xi] The Lancet. Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change. May 16, 2009
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60935-1

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#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

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Climate Change: National Security Threat?

President Donald J. Trump has announced a new national security strategy for the United States, removing climate change from the list of global threats. Maybe he should have consulted with the U.S. Military first?

SOURCES:
[i] Propublica, Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge. Mar 14, 2017. https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-defense-secretary-cites-climate-change-national-security-challenge
[iia] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session Issue: Vol. 163, No. 177. Nov 1, 2017.
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/11/1/house-section/article/H8374-1
[iib] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July 1, 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[iii] Climate Security Consensus Project, Statement, Sept 2016. https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/climate-and-security-consensus-project-statement-2016_09.pdf
[iv] U.S. Department of Defense. Quadrennial Defense Review 2014. Mar 4, 2014. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/defenseReviews/QDR/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf
[v] Washington Post. Drought helped cause Syria’s war. Will climate change bring more like it? Sept 10, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/?utm_term=.7cdbbb7a06aa
[vi] Inside Climate News. Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It. Oct 25, 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10252017/military-norfolk-naval-base-flooding-climate-change-sea-level-global-warming-virginia
[vii] Time. A Melting Arctic Could Spark a New Cold War. May 12, 2017. http://time.com/4773238/russia-cold-war-united-states-artic-donald-trump-barack-obama-vladimir-putin/

Climate Change: National Security Threat?

President Donald J. Trump has announced a new national security strategy for the United States, removing climate change from the list of global threats. Maybe he should have consulted with the U.S. Military first?

SOURCES:
[i] Propublica, Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge. Mar 14, 2017. https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-defense-secretary-cites-climate-change-national-security-challenge
[iia] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session Issue: Vol. 163, No. 177. Nov 1, 2017.
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/11/1/house-section/article/H8374-1
[iib] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July 1, 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[iii] Climate Security Consensus Project, Statement, Sept 2016. https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/climate-and-security-consensus-project-statement-2016_09.pdf
[iv] U.S. Department of Defense. Quadrennial Defense Review 2014. Mar 4, 2014. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/defenseReviews/QDR/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf
[v] Washington Post. Drought helped cause Syria’s war. Will climate change bring more like it? Sept 10, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/?utm_term=.7cdbbb7a06aa
[vi] Inside Climate News. Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It. Oct 25, 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10252017/military-norfolk-naval-base-flooding-climate-change-sea-level-global-warming-virginia
[vii] Time. A Melting Arctic Could Spark a New Cold War. May 12, 2017. http://time.com/4773238/russia-cold-war-united-states-artic-donald-trump-barack-obama-vladimir-putin/

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#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

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War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

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President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

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ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

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Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

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Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

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#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES:
[i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html
[iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/
[iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES:
[i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html
[iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/
[iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

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WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

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Bob Inglis: What’s Worse Than Losing An Election

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has a message about what’s worse than losing an election.

Bob Inglis: What’s Worse Than Losing An Election

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has a message about what’s worse than losing an election.

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#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf
[ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/
[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/
[iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
[v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf
[ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/
[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/
[iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
[v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

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Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

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#ClimateFacts: The Missing 3%

97% of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans are causing it, but what about the other 3%? Our latest episode of #ClimateFacts delves into their research.

SOURCES:
[i] https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/
[ii] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Interview with Katharine Hayhoe, 9/19/17
[v] http://e360.yale.edu/features/what_is_the_carbon_limit_that_depends_who_you_ask

#ClimateFacts: The Missing 3%

97% of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans are causing it, but what about the other 3%? Our latest episode of #ClimateFacts delves into their research.

SOURCES:
[i] https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/
[ii] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Interview with Katharine Hayhoe, 9/19/17
[v] http://e360.yale.edu/features/what_is_the_carbon_limit_that_depends_who_you_ask

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#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

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Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

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#ClimateFacts: How much do humans contribute to global warming?

How much of climate change is caused by people? The newly released National Climate Assessment finds that humans are responsible for up to 123% of global warming.

How is that possible? This latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCE:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.html?_r=0

#ClimateFacts: How much do humans contribute to global warming?

How much of climate change is caused by people? The newly released National Climate Assessment finds that humans are responsible for up to 123% of global warming.

How is that possible? This latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCE:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.html?_r=0

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Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

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#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

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Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

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Out of Africa

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman investigates the increasing population of climate refugees–migrants forced to leave their homes due to climate change–induced sea level rise, natural disasters and destroyed livelihoods.

Out of Africa

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman investigates the increasing population of climate refugees–migrants forced to leave their homes due to climate change–induced sea level rise, natural disasters and destroyed livelihoods.

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After Hurricane Sandy

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, some areas of New York and New Jersey are still recovering and some families will never be the same. Chris Hayes learns about the devastating toll of the storm, and one Congressman’s willingness to change his views on climate change.

After Hurricane Sandy

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, some areas of New York and New Jersey are still recovering and some families will never be the same. Chris Hayes learns about the devastating toll of the storm, and one Congressman’s willingness to change his views on climate change.

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#ClimateFacts: The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest air conditioner, but it’s under attack on all fronts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/
[ii] http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm#.V-LWI4X8-bg
[iii] https://news.mongabay.com/2016/05/top-10-biodiverse-countries/
[iv] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[v] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-amazon-carbon-maps-could-slow-deforestation/
[vi] http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/
[vii] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[viii] https://data.oecd.org/agroutput/meat-consumption.htm#indicator-chart
[ix] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[x] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[xi] https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-025

#ClimateFacts: The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest air conditioner, but it’s under attack on all fronts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/
[ii] http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm#.V-LWI4X8-bg
[iii] https://news.mongabay.com/2016/05/top-10-biodiverse-countries/
[iv] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[v] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-amazon-carbon-maps-could-slow-deforestation/
[vi] http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/
[vii] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[viii] https://data.oecd.org/agroutput/meat-consumption.htm#indicator-chart
[ix] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[x] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[xi] https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-025

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Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

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#ClimateFacts: Warming at the Poles

Why is the Arctic heating up faster than the rest of the planet?

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81214
[ii] http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/18/arctic-sea-ice-shrinks-record-low
[iii] Reto A. Ruedy, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
[iv] https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/80/across-miles-and-miles-of-greenland-ice
[v] http://www.npr.org/2014/12/18/371438087/arctic-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-world-average

#ClimateFacts: Warming at the Poles

Why is the Arctic heating up faster than the rest of the planet?

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81214
[ii] http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/18/arctic-sea-ice-shrinks-record-low
[iii] Reto A. Ruedy, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
[iv] https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/80/across-miles-and-miles-of-greenland-ice
[v] http://www.npr.org/2014/12/18/371438087/arctic-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-world-average

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#ClimateFacts: Another Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard 5 years ago. Many areas are still recovering. But if we continue at our current pace, we’ll be setting ourselves up for Sandy-level flooding every 5 years. Is America prepared for that?

SOURCES:
[i] http://nordic.businessinsider.com/another-hurricane-sandy-flood-risk-hit-new-york-2016-10/
[ii] http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/03/1703568114
[iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/29/houston-is-experiencing-its-third-500-year-flood-in-3-years-how-is-that-possible/?utm_term=.13be058c7eb2

#ClimateFacts: Another Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard 5 years ago. Many areas are still recovering. But if we continue at our current pace, we’ll be setting ourselves up for Sandy-level flooding every 5 years. Is America prepared for that?

SOURCES:
[i] http://nordic.businessinsider.com/another-hurricane-sandy-flood-risk-hit-new-york-2016-10/
[ii] http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/03/1703568114
[iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/29/houston-is-experiencing-its-third-500-year-flood-in-3-years-how-is-that-possible/?utm_term=.13be058c7eb2

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#ClimateFacts: Bangladesh

Here’s how climate change is hitting Bangladesh, and why Americans should care.

SOURCES:
[i] https://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2014/10/29/climate-change-and-lack-food-security-multiply-risks-conflict-and-civil-unrest-32-countries-maplecroft/
[ii] https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-unfolding-tragedy-of-climate-change-in-bangladesh/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhaka-bangladesh-fastest-growing-city-in-the-world/
[v] http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2010/12/the_great_wall_of_india.html
[vi] http://dailyasianage.com/news/48831/border-killing-and-bangladesh-india-bilateral-relations

#ClimateFacts: Bangladesh

Here’s how climate change is hitting Bangladesh, and why Americans should care.

SOURCES:
[i] https://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2014/10/29/climate-change-and-lack-food-security-multiply-risks-conflict-and-civil-unrest-32-countries-maplecroft/
[ii] https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-unfolding-tragedy-of-climate-change-in-bangladesh/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhaka-bangladesh-fastest-growing-city-in-the-world/
[v] http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2010/12/the_great_wall_of_india.html
[vi] http://dailyasianage.com/news/48831/border-killing-and-bangladesh-india-bilateral-relations

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#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

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#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

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Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

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#ClimateFacts: Climate Change and Food

Climate change is impacting far more than the weather. It’s fundamentally changing the nutrition of our food, and not for the better. Our latest #ClimateFact explains. #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ii] http://nationalpost.com/life/food/how-climate-change-is-turning-fruits-and-vegetables-into-junk-food
[iii] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[iv] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Climate Change and Food

Climate change is impacting far more than the weather. It’s fundamentally changing the nutrition of our food, and not for the better. Our latest #ClimateFact explains. #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ii] http://nationalpost.com/life/food/how-climate-change-is-turning-fruits-and-vegetables-into-junk-food
[iii] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[iv] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

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Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

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#ClimateFacts: Hunt’s Point & Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a disaster, but if it had hit just three hours later it would have been a catastrophe for Hunt’s Point in the Bronx–and New York City’s food supply.

SOURCES
[i] http://huntspointproducemkt.com/about-hunts-point-market/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/hunts-point-market-in-talks-with-city-for-new-warehouses/
[iii] http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml
[iv] http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/community-resilience-edge/313106/
[v] http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/328-17/city-hall-your-borough-mayor-de-blasio-kicks-off-week-bronx-tour-hunts-point
[vi] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5964/454?ijkey=PFX.MzpFJDznM&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

#ClimateFacts: Hunt’s Point & Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a disaster, but if it had hit just three hours later it would have been a catastrophe for Hunt’s Point in the Bronx–and New York City’s food supply.

SOURCES
[i] http://huntspointproducemkt.com/about-hunts-point-market/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/hunts-point-market-in-talks-with-city-for-new-warehouses/
[iii] http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml
[iv] http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/community-resilience-edge/313106/
[v] http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/328-17/city-hall-your-borough-mayor-de-blasio-kicks-off-week-bronx-tour-hunts-point
[vi] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5964/454?ijkey=PFX.MzpFJDznM&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

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With more devastating wildfires ravaging California, we’re forced to ask, are we willing to surrender the American West to climate change?

SOURCES
[i] https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/917372783998496768
[ii] https://www.kcet.org/redefine/california-has-two-fire-seasons-and-climate-change-will-make-both-worse [iii] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf  
[iv] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true 
[v] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf  
[vi] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf;   
[vii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b  
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7/#.wbz80zg4b; Thomas Swetnam

With more devastating wildfires ravaging California, we’re forced to ask, are we willing to surrender the American West to climate change?

SOURCES
[i] https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/917372783998496768
[ii] https://www.kcet.org/redefine/california-has-two-fire-seasons-and-climate-change-will-make-both-worse [iii] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf  
[iv] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true 
[v] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf  
[vi] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf;   
[vii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b  
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7/#.wbz80zg4b; Thomas Swetnam

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#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

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The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

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#ClimateFacts: What’s Really Throwing the Budget Out of Whack

President Trump said that the situation in Puerto Rico has thrown our budget a little out of whack. But here’s the real budget crisis.

SOURCES:
[i] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28092017/hurricane-maria-irma-harvey-wildfires-damage-cost-estimate-record-climate-change
[ii] https://feu-us.org/case-for-climate-action-us3/
[iii] https://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/18/cost-of-not-acting-on-climate-change-44-trillion-citi.html

#ClimateFacts: What’s Really Throwing the Budget Out of Whack

President Trump said that the situation in Puerto Rico has thrown our budget a little out of whack. But here’s the real budget crisis.

SOURCES:
[i] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28092017/hurricane-maria-irma-harvey-wildfires-damage-cost-estimate-record-climate-change
[ii] https://feu-us.org/case-for-climate-action-us3/
[iii] https://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/18/cost-of-not-acting-on-climate-change-44-trillion-citi.html

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#ClimateFacts: American Refugees
What happens when the systems that society relies on break down? People are at risk of becoming refugees.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/us/puerto-rico-misery-and-desperation-after-hurricane-maria/index.html
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/puerto-ricans-could-be-newest-u-s-climate-refugees/
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/americas/us-virgin-islands-storm-recovery-trnd/index.html
[iv] http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

#ClimateFacts: American Refugees
What happens when the systems that society relies on break down? People are at risk of becoming refugees.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/us/puerto-rico-misery-and-desperation-after-hurricane-maria/index.html
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/puerto-ricans-could-be-newest-u-s-climate-refugees/
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/americas/us-virgin-islands-storm-recovery-trnd/index.html
[iv] http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

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What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

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Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

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#ClimateFacts: Natural Forces

The next time someone tells you that climate change is caused by natural forces, feel free to tell them that they’re right. Just don’t forget to explain why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL
[ii] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7568/full/nature14967.html
[iii] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-fao
[iv] http://gizmodo.com/do-cow-farts-actually-contribute-to-global-warming-1562144730
[v] https://aviationbenefits.org/media/149668/abbb2016_full_a4_web.pdf
[vi]http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1093560_1-2-billion-vehicles-on-worlds-roads-now-2-billion-by-2035-report 
[vii] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf 
[viii] https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/naturalgas/ 
[ix] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf  
[x] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052016/global-co2-emissions-still-accelerating-noaa-greenhouse-gas-index

#ClimateFacts: Natural Forces

The next time someone tells you that climate change is caused by natural forces, feel free to tell them that they’re right. Just don’t forget to explain why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL
[ii] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7568/full/nature14967.html
[iii] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-fao
[iv] http://gizmodo.com/do-cow-farts-actually-contribute-to-global-warming-1562144730
[v] https://aviationbenefits.org/media/149668/abbb2016_full_a4_web.pdf
[vi]http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1093560_1-2-billion-vehicles-on-worlds-roads-now-2-billion-by-2035-report 
[vii] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf 
[viii] https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/naturalgas/ 
[ix] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf  
[x] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052016/global-co2-emissions-still-accelerating-noaa-greenhouse-gas-index

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#ClimateFacts: What Killed the Saiga?

Over the course of just a few days in 2015, half of the world’s Saiga antelope suddenly got sick, collapsed, and died. What caused it? And could the same thing happen to us?

SOURCES:
[i] Currant, A.P. (1987). Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip (PDF). UBSS Proceedings. 18 (1): 74–80.

[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/more-than-half-entire-species-of-saigas-gone-in-mysterious-die-off.html?_r=0 

[iii] Professor Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health, Royal Veterinary College; http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/richard-kock
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: What Killed the Saiga?

Over the course of just a few days in 2015, half of the world’s Saiga antelope suddenly got sick, collapsed, and died. What caused it? And could the same thing happen to us?

SOURCES:
[i] Currant, A.P. (1987). Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip (PDF). UBSS Proceedings. 18 (1): 74–80.

[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/more-than-half-entire-species-of-saigas-gone-in-mysterious-die-off.html?_r=0 

[iii] Professor Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health, Royal Veterinary College; http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/richard-kock
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

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#ClimateFacts: Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in ruins. An island, home to roughly 3.5 million people, without power. Tens of thousands at risk as the Guajataca Dam struggles to hold back floodwaters. This is the strongest storm to hit the island in a century, and climate change is setting the stage for more like it.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.dw.com/en/hurricane-maria-hits-puerto-rico/a-40594221
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.8f714c7022f1
[iii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html?mcubz=0
[iv] https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?page=1&stategeo=&searchtype=web&cssp=serp&q=puerto+rico+poverty+2017&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=submit
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/puerto-rico-with-73-billion-in-debt-forced-toward-bankruptcy/2017/05/03/92e39d76-3020-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.11b235616a08
[vi] http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/
[vii] https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/21/16345176/hurricane-maria-2017-puerto-rico-san-juan-meteorology-wind-rain-power

#ClimateFacts: Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in ruins. An island, home to roughly 3.5 million people, without power. Tens of thousands at risk as the Guajataca Dam struggles to hold back floodwaters. This is the strongest storm to hit the island in a century, and climate change is setting the stage for more like it.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.dw.com/en/hurricane-maria-hits-puerto-rico/a-40594221
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.8f714c7022f1
[iii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html?mcubz=0
[iv] https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?page=1&stategeo=&searchtype=web&cssp=serp&q=puerto+rico+poverty+2017&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=submit
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/puerto-rico-with-73-billion-in-debt-forced-toward-bankruptcy/2017/05/03/92e39d76-3020-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.11b235616a08
[vi] http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/
[vii] https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/21/16345176/hurricane-maria-2017-puerto-rico-san-juan-meteorology-wind-rain-power

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#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

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Donors Trust

We used to know how much big fossil fuel companies like Exxon and Koch Industries were spending to fund climate change denial. Not anymore.

SOURCES:
[i] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] https://phys.org/news/2013-12-koch-brothers-reveals-funders-climate.html
[iv] http://www.ibtimes.com/koch-family-uses-fund-channel-millions-anti-climate-science-groups-report-1039906   
[v] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/#sthash.Azb60kFM.dpuf

Donors Trust

We used to know how much big fossil fuel companies like Exxon and Koch Industries were spending to fund climate change denial. Not anymore.

SOURCES:
[i] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] https://phys.org/news/2013-12-koch-brothers-reveals-funders-climate.html
[iv] http://www.ibtimes.com/koch-family-uses-fund-channel-millions-anti-climate-science-groups-report-1039906   
[v] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/#sthash.Azb60kFM.dpuf

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Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

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#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico is the latest tragedy in an extreme season fueled by warming waters.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/above-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-most-likely-year-noaa
[ii] https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-one-of-busiest-september
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/us/hurricane-season-2017-outlook/index.html
[iv] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gj4sc
[v] https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/oatl.html; https://www.seatemperature.org/central-america/puerto-rico/san-juan.htm
[vi] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-scientists-rise-in-super-hurricanes-4596dfb294ee/

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico is the latest tragedy in an extreme season fueled by warming waters.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/above-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-most-likely-year-noaa
[ii] https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-one-of-busiest-september
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/us/hurricane-season-2017-outlook/index.html
[iv] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gj4sc
[v] https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/oatl.html; https://www.seatemperature.org/central-america/puerto-rico/san-juan.htm
[vi] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-scientists-rise-in-super-hurricanes-4596dfb294ee/

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#ClimateFacts: Not a Fluke

What happened in Houston is part of a much larger trend. One that began long before Hurricane Harvey and one that’s going to go on long after the cleanup is over. It’s time we recognized it, and planned accordingly.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41070237
[ii] https://www.texastribune.org/boomtown-floodtown/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

#ClimateFacts: Not a Fluke

What happened in Houston is part of a much larger trend. One that began long before Hurricane Harvey and one that’s going to go on long after the cleanup is over. It’s time we recognized it, and planned accordingly.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41070237
[ii] https://www.texastribune.org/boomtown-floodtown/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

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#ClimateFacts: Time to Talk About Climate

Florida and Texas have been ravaged by hurricanes. The American West is aflame. The Donald J. Trump Administration say it’s not time to talk climate change. If not now, when?

#ClimateFacts: Time to Talk About Climate

Florida and Texas have been ravaged by hurricanes. The American West is aflame. The Donald J. Trump Administration say it’s not time to talk climate change. If not now, when?

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Matt Damon: Mercury Rising

Climate change is causing more heatwaves all across the globe, with deadly repercussions. Matt Damon investigates what that means in Los Angeles, and elsewhere.

Matt Damon: Mercury Rising

Climate change is causing more heatwaves all across the globe, with deadly repercussions. Matt Damon investigates what that means in Los Angeles, and elsewhere.

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Bradley Whitford Visits the Florida Everglades

Actor Bradley Whitford travels to the Florida Everglades to see for himself how climate change is causing problems right now. He learns how salt water, brought further inland by sea level rise, is punching holes in the marsh’s habitat and killing off mangroves. Meanwhile, barrier islands that have protected Florida’s coasts from hurricanes are also starting to disappear.

Bradley Whitford Visits the Florida Everglades

Actor Bradley Whitford travels to the Florida Everglades to see for himself how climate change is causing problems right now. He learns how salt water, brought further inland by sea level rise, is punching holes in the marsh’s habitat and killing off mangroves. Meanwhile, barrier islands that have protected Florida’s coasts from hurricanes are also starting to disappear.

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#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Irma

Texas and Louisiana have barely begun recovering from Harvey. Now Hurricane Irma is whipping through the Caribbean and barreling towards the Florida coast. Climate change and hurricanes are connected, and we need to be talking about it. We need to be acting.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.salon.com/2017/09/06/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger_partner/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-wipes-tiny-caribbean-island-off-the-map/
[iii] https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/homestead-florida-city-was-wrecked-hurricane-andrew-irma-scary-nostalgia-n799291
[iv] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/18/global-warming-fueling-fewer-but-stronger-hurricanes-study-says/?utm_term=.79391b581579
[v] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI_XvA8XoAIXdwL.jpg
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/RisingCost/rising_cost5.php
[vii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[viii] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/hurricanes-facts-storms-weather-science/
[ix] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-013-1713-0
[x] https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8724580
[xi] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-climatechange/epa-says-climate-scientists-trying-to-politicize-texas-storm-idUSKCN1B92V0

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Irma

Texas and Louisiana have barely begun recovering from Harvey. Now Hurricane Irma is whipping through the Caribbean and barreling towards the Florida coast. Climate change and hurricanes are connected, and we need to be talking about it. We need to be acting.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.salon.com/2017/09/06/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger_partner/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-wipes-tiny-caribbean-island-off-the-map/
[iii] https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/homestead-florida-city-was-wrecked-hurricane-andrew-irma-scary-nostalgia-n799291
[iv] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/18/global-warming-fueling-fewer-but-stronger-hurricanes-study-says/?utm_term=.79391b581579
[v] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI_XvA8XoAIXdwL.jpg
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/RisingCost/rising_cost5.php
[vii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[viii] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/hurricanes-facts-storms-weather-science/
[ix] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-013-1713-0
[x] https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8724580
[xi] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-climatechange/epa-says-climate-scientists-trying-to-politicize-texas-storm-idUSKCN1B92V0

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David Letterman and the U.S. Ambassador

In this YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY web exclusive, David Letterman sits down with the then-US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, to learn how two of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters are working together to fight climate change. Since the video was filmed, the United States elected a new president, Donald J. Trump, who is putting important partnerships like these in jeopardy.

David Letterman and the U.S. Ambassador

In this YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY web exclusive, David Letterman sits down with the then-US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, to learn how two of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters are working together to fight climate change. Since the video was filmed, the United States elected a new president, Donald J. Trump, who is putting important partnerships like these in jeopardy.

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Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

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How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

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Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 Storm, one of the worst to hit the US in over a decade. Did climate change make this disaster worse?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2017/al09/al092017.public.016.shtml
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Harvey-s-intensity-and-rainfall-potential-tied-11957010.php
[iv] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/241455.shtml , http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/texas/united-states/3213
[v] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vi] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[vii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[viii] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 Storm, one of the worst to hit the US in over a decade. Did climate change make this disaster worse?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2017/al09/al092017.public.016.shtml
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Harvey-s-intensity-and-rainfall-potential-tied-11957010.php
[iv] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/241455.shtml , http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/texas/united-states/3213
[v] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vi] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[vii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[viii] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

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#ClimateFacts: More Drought But Also More Flooding?

More flooding seems like the opposite of more drought…how can climate change be causing both? This #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[ii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[iii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[iv] http://soilquality.org.au/factsheets/waterlogging
[v] http://www.eartheclipse.com/environment/causes-and-effects-of-soil-erosion.html
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/06/the-importance-of-snowpack/
[ix] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

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More flooding seems like the opposite of more drought…how can climate change be causing both? This #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[ii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[iii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[iv] http://soilquality.org.au/factsheets/waterlogging
[v] http://www.eartheclipse.com/environment/causes-and-effects-of-soil-erosion.html
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/06/the-importance-of-snowpack/
[ix] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

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