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    By Ellen Knickmeyer, Emily Swanson and Nathan Ellgren The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increas...
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2021 Global Climate Strike: March with Sunrise SD! September 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM Waterfront Park San Diego, CA 92101 Less info  Did you hear about the worldwide #GlobalClimateStrike taking place on Friday September 24, 2021? Young people are leading a #GlobalClimateStrike for action on the...
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2019’s protests were unprecedented, driven by passion. The pandemic dampened activism and showed the importance of mass events in spurring political change. Is a comeback at hand? By Bob Berwyn, Delger Erdenesanaa September 24, 2021 The first global Fridays For Future climate strike of 2021 will ...
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LATE-NIGHT SHOWS ARE TEAMING UP TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE   Climate change may not be the easiest subject to laugh about, but late-night hosts are teaming up in hopes of raising awareness about the issue and even finding some humor in it. On Sept. 22, seven network and cable late-night shows ...
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By Deborah Swearingen Boulder Daily Camera In light of the urgency of climate change, Boulder City Council is on board with city staff’s plans to adopt more aggressive climate goals and targets and to shift the way the city thinks about its overall approach. In addition to adjusting its goals, Bo...
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    By Michael Brune Guest Commentary Last year, Coloradans suffered in the face of an exceptionally dry summer that birthed the worst fires in the state’s history. For millennia, natural wildfires have played a role in balancing the landscape, but climate change has created the condi...
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MAY 5, 2020 While the exact origin of the coronavirus outbreak remains debated, scientists know we’ll face more pandemics in the future without decisive action.  Infectious diseases have been rising since the 1950s, with an estimated three out of every four disease coming from animals. We...
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"They are finally treating the crisis like a crisis," said 14-year-old New Yorker and climate striker Alexandria Villaseñor. Climate advocates celebrated Thursday after New York City's public school system announced it would excuse the absences of students who have a parent's permission to ...
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    The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. M...
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Washington, DC— The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according to a new paper from Carnegie’s Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira published by Nature.  Their findings suggest that the model...
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Mayor Eric Garcetti today led a coalition of mayors across the United States in denouncing President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world live with every day. It is a grave threat to ...
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Sierra Club today released an inspirational video promoting the Peoples Climate March on April 29 in Washington, D.C. and 85 sister cities across the globe. The video weaves together excerpts and themes from historic documents, speeches, and iconic American moments to convey the message th...
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  (Originally published in the Jewish Advocate at http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/news/2017-02-17/Editorials/Why_Jewish_communities_need_to_join_the_Peoples_Cl.html) Over my years of volunteer work for the Jewish Climate Action Network in the Boston area, I have witnessed a groundswell of co...
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Pope Francis urged national leaders on Monday to implement global environmental agreements without delay, a message that looked to be squarely aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Addressing a group of scientists that included theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the pope gave his stro...
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By Piers Sellers , AUGUST 17, 2016 I used to be an astronaut, a spacewalker on the International Space Station. Naturally, most of my fifteen-year crew career was spent on the ground, working with engineers to get the Station built and fully crewed for scientific research, but the day-in...
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Hillary Clinton made history when she became the first woman to lead a major presidential ticket. In a speech filled with reminders of her experience and her plans for reform, one remark stood out: “I believe in science!” she said, chuckling. “I believe climate change is real, and that we can save o...
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If you watched the political conventions during the past two weeks, you heard a lot about isis and national security and police and race and jobs. You didn’t hear much, though, about climate change, despite the fact that it’s arguably the most consequential long-term problem the U.S. faces, and one ...
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Greenland's snowy surface has been getting darker over the past two decades, absorbing more heat from the sun and increasing snow melt, a new study of satellite data shows. That trend is likely to continue, with the surface's reflectivity, or albedo, decreasing by as much as 10 percent by ...
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As the year draws to a close, Carbon Brief takes a look at 2015’s top climate stories through the medium of numbers. Here are our top 15. 1. 1.5 Degrees Celsius Limit Over the last 12 months, after years of taking the back seat, the idea of a 1.5C limit to global temperatures m...
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As the COP21 climate negotiations draw to a close in Paris, complicated questions remain about how the accord will be carried out over the coming years. Negotiators from 195 countries seem close to hammering out a deal that could limit global warming to a maximum of 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahre...
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