Nature, Environment, Climate Change, Ecology http://feed.informer.com/digests/LM4WXBJYRV/feeder Nature, Environment, Climate Change, Ecology Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 17 May 2018 18:32:42 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ A moment of silence for the Bramble Cay melomys, another victim of climate change | First Dog on the Moon https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/20/a-moment-of-silence-for-the-bramble-cay-melomys-another-victim-of-climate-change Environment | The Guardian urn:uuid:2523c85e-f08b-70eb-ea2d-0841d4cb2b9f Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:39:07 -0500 <p>There was a recovery plan for this humble creature but it was too little too late</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/16/-sp-first-dog-on-the-moon-subscribe-by-email">Sign up here to get an email</a> whenever First Dog cartoons are published</li><li><a href="http://firstshoponthemoon.com/">Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop</a> if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints</li></ul> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/20/a-moment-of-silence-for-the-bramble-cay-melomys-another-victim-of-climate-change">Continue reading...</a> Youth climate strikers can win their fight. Here’s a manifesto | George Monbiot https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/20/manifesto-youth-climate-strikers-win-fight Environment | The Guardian urn:uuid:01a04a42-0051-e815-824d-ebb7b3793e5a Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00:36 -0500 Courage and conviction may not be enough – that’s something I learned from other movements’ failures<p>This one has to succeed. It is not just that the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/15/uk-climate-change-strike-school-pupils-children-environment-protest" title="">youth climate strike</a>, now building worldwide with tremendous speed, is our best (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/15/planet-children-protest-climate-change-speech" title="">and possibly our last</a>) hope of avoiding catastrophe. It is also that the impacts on the young people themselves, if their mobilisation and hopes collapse so early in their lives, could be devastating.</p><p>To help this movement win, we should ask why others lost. We should ask, for instance, why Occupy, despite the energy and sacrifices of so many, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/18/occupy-wall-street-reunites-five-years-later-it-never-ended-for-most-of-us" title="">came to an end</a>, while the institutions it confronted remain intact. We should wonder why <a href="http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article1365" title="">the global justice movement</a> of the late 1990s and early 2000s, despite the numbers involved, their courage and determination, has not changed the world. We should consider why Podemos, the Spanish party that rose so high on the optimism of the indignados movement, now seems to be spiralling into <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/19/podemos-spanish-politics" title="">recriminatory collapse</a>.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/20/manifesto-youth-climate-strikers-win-fight">Continue reading...</a> Let’s soak up the sun and invest in #RenewableEnergy https://www.climaterealityproject.org/renewablefacts pic.twitter.com/f8e9Mq8dCF https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1098088366023864321 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:3feb5e27-b79a-3a87-b21c-de4bc9e7e9e2 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:14:02 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Let&rsquo;s soak up the sun and invest in <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RenewableEnergy?src=hash">#<b>RenewableEnergy</b></a> <img alt="&#x1F31E;" aria-label="Emoji: Sun with face" class="Emoji Emoji--forText" draggable="false" src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f31e.png" title="Sun with face"></img> <a href="https://www.climaterealityproject.org/renewablefacts">https://www.climaterealityproject.org/renewablefacts&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/f8e9Mq8dCF">pic.twitter.com/f8e9Mq8dCF</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dz0xjALWsAANj-1.png" width="250" /> “Young people are the really big stakeholders in climate change… But we don’t have representation in government... The real reason for the lawsuit is to give us a seat at the table.” https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-citizen-lawsuits-force-governments-to https://twitter.com/YaleE360/status/1098062687295160320 Twitter Search / YaleE360 urn:uuid:eada7e6c-7787-26e1-ef18-f4442e176d7a Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:32:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">&ldquo;Young people are the really big stakeholders in climate change&hellip; But we don&rsquo;t have representation in government... The real reason for the lawsuit is to give us a seat at the table.&rdquo; <a href="https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-citizen-lawsuits-force-governments-to-act-on-climate-change">https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-citizen-lawsuits-force-governments-to-act-on-climate-change&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> At a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, we give you the tools to change the world. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2ODNC6p pic.twitter.com/gbcAQubgQa https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1098060181471150080 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:45ba2019-1472-f5c2-a596-46d6e3e76916 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:22:02 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">At a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, we give you the tools to change the world. Learn more: <a href="http://bit.ly/2ODNC6p">http://bit.ly/2ODNC6p&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/gbcAQubgQa">pic.twitter.com/gbcAQubgQa</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dz0X6cqWoAEtv_D.jpg" width="250" /> The health threat posed by #ClimateChange is making headlines left and right. Test your knowledge of this pressing issue http://bit.ly/2ON2eFg pic.twitter.com/ovOB3xSx69 https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1098040050028371968 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:2c28eb21-bea6-d469-b37d-c207501942ff Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:02:03 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">The health threat posed by <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ClimateChange?src=hash">#<b>ClimateChange</b></a> is making headlines left and right. Test your knowledge of this pressing issue <a href="http://bit.ly/2ON2eFg">http://bit.ly/2ON2eFg&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/ovOB3xSx69">pic.twitter.com/ovOB3xSx69</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dz0FmsBW0AA-YCz.jpg" width="250" /> Bottoms up! http://bit.ly/2Rvn7RO  https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1098018648306974721 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:27f621e9-31fa-f1d7-2abb-a832fad96675 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:37:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Bottoms up! <a href="http://bit.ly/2Rvn7RO">http://bit.ly/2Rvn7RO&nbsp;</a></p> Why you shouldn’t panic https://grist.org/article/why-you-shouldnt-panic/ Grist urn:uuid:c1475610-af6e-599f-dcc1-188193433911 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:24:35 -0500 Fear is not a very good motivator for climate action. <aside class="post-intro post-intro--climate-of-courage"><p><em>This post is the latest from our weekly <strong>Climate of Courage</strong> newsletter. <a href="https://go.grist.org/l/399522/2018-08-22/c57q4q?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">Sign up to get more of this in your inbox</a>.</em></p> </aside> <p>There’s a new book by David Wallace-Wells called<em> The Uninhabitable Earth</em>. If its title alone is enough to send shivers down your spine, <a href="https://grist.org/article/the-uninhabitable-earth-puts-words-to-a-future-you-dont-want-to-live-in/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">that’s by design</a>. The book’s main goal on climate change, <a href="https://twitter.com/dwallacewells/status/1097851241164623873">in the words of its author</a>, is to motivate people to “read it, talk about and debate it, be scared and moved and mobilized into action.”</p> <p>And Wallace-Wells has a point. We routinely underestimate how severely global warming impacts people today, and likely near-future scenarios vary from bad to really, really bad.</p> <p>That said, as <a href="https://grist.org/climate-energy/stop-scaring-people-about-climate-change-it-doesnt-work/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">I’ve written before</a>, “if you’re trying to motivate people, scaring the shit out of them is a really bad strategy.” Your brain literally can’t perceive reality accurately in that state of heightened anxiety. Just ask anyone who has ever had a panic attack. It isn’t fun. Fear shouldn’t be what we strive for.</p> <p>A <a href="https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vvzzam/climate-change-is-giving-us-pre-traumatic-stress">relatively new term</a>, “pre-traumatic stress disorder,” is now being used to describe the intense despair that can surround people’s contemplation of climate change, environmental loss, and existential threats.</p> <p>Climate change is not the first existential threat people have faced. A <a href="https://medium.com/@maryheglar/sorry-yall-but-climate-change-ain-t-the-first-existential-threat-b3c999267aa0">recent essay</a> by Mary Annaïse Heglar eloquently makes this clear, pointing to the constant threat of violence and dehumanization experienced by African Americans in the Jim Crow-era South. She writes: “Imagine living under a calculated, meticulous system dedicated to and dependent on your oppression, being surrounded by that system’s hysterical, brainwashed guardians. … How’s that for existential?”</p> <p>We shouldn’t fight climate change because we think we will win, or even because we are afraid of it, Heglar writes. “You fight it because you have to. Because surrendering dooms so much more than yourself, but everything that comes after you.”</p> <p>And when it comes to climate change, people are fighting. An ascendent global youth movement is now the embodiment of courage when it comes to climate action. Ideas that <a href="https://twitter.com/drvox/status/1097720449394327552">seemed radical until just recently</a> have quickly fallen away for <a href="https://grist.org/article/the-green-new-deal-is-an-opportunity-for-america-to-get-right-with-the-world/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">a truly revolutionary scale of action</a>.</p> <p>Is Heglar scared of climate change, as Wallace-Wells says she should be? Of course, she says. But her closing words are ones we should all live by: “Nothing scares me more than climate change, but I made up my mind to face it head-on  &#8212;  because of my debt to future generations and to previous generations.” It’s courage, not fear, that will bring about the long overdue world we all need.</p> <p class="grist-story-credit">This story was originally published by <a href="https://grist.org">Grist</a> with the headline <a href="https://grist.org/article/why-you-shouldnt-panic/">Why you shouldn&#8217;t panic</a> on Feb 19, 2019.</p> RIP Wallace Broecker, the scientist who changed the way we think about the climate https://grist.org/article/rip-wallace-broecker-the-scientist-who-changed-the-way-we-think-about-the-climate/ Grist urn:uuid:22251962-02e2-e535-a381-5992dd8db2dd Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:24:05 -0500 The geochemist popularized the phrase “global warming” and changed our understanding of oceans. <p>Wallace Broecker, the geochemist who popularized the phrase “global warming,” passed away on Monday at 87. His research changed our understanding of oceans and how we think and talk about climate change.</p> <p>“The climate system is an angry beast, and we are poking it with sticks,” he said <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/17/science/scientist-at-work-wallace-s-broecker-iconoclastic-guru-of-the-climate-debate.html">some 20 years ago</a>.</p> <p>His landmark 1975 paper <a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/189/4201/460">“Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?</a>” was one of the first to use the term “global warming.” In it, he <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewDessler/status/724632422319411201">predicted the rise in average global temperature</a> over the next 35 years with stunning accuracy.</p> <p>Broecker, who wrote roughly 17 books and 500 research papers over the course of his career at Columbia University, conducted groundbreaking research on the “<a href="https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/conveyor.html">ocean conveyor belt</a>,” a pattern of currents that circulates water around the globe and regulates heat. He <a href="https://www.apnews.com/cdf38be8fc6d49cc8cd1baa4d0a919ea">suggested</a> that it’s the “Achilles heel of the climate system,” as even a small rise in temperatures could snap it.</p> <p>Ever seen the movie <a href="https://grist.org/article/relax-the-day-after-tomorrow-isnt-going-to-happen-like-tomorrow/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist"><em>The Day After Tomorrow</em></a>, where global warming plays havoc with that conveyor belt, a tidal wave engulfs Manhattan, and much of the Northern Hemisphere turns to ice? It’s based on Broecker’s ideas &#8212; though, granted, it’s a wild exaggeration.</p> <p>After <a href="https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/articles/whats-name-global-warming-vs-climate-change">some credited</a> Broecker for coining “global warming” in 1975, he offered <a href="https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2019/02/19/wallace-broecker-early-prophet-of-climate-change/">$200</a> to any student who could find an earlier citation. One postgrad took him up and tracked it down in a 1957 editorial in Indiana’s Hammond Times. Alas, the term is slightly older than that: The Oxford English Dictionary traces its usage back to a 1952 article from the San Antonio Express.</p> <p>In any case, “global warming” was certainly catchier than “<a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/176/4030/38.2">inadvertent climate modification</a>,” a clunky phrase used by Broecker’s contemporaries in the 1970s. So global warming it was. The usage became widespread in the late ’80s, when NASA climate scientist James Hansen famously <a href="https://grist.org/science/the-scientist-who-first-warned-of-climate-change-says-its-much-worse-than-we-thought/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">warned Congress</a> of the risks of rising greenhouse gases.</p> <p>Broecker “warned that he would turn over in his grave if someone put ‘global warming’ on his tombstone,” according to <a href="https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2019/02/19/wallace-broecker-early-prophet-of-climate-change/">an article</a> from Columbia’s Earth Institute. Instead, he wanted to be cremated and have his ashes scattered in the ocean he spent his life studying.</p> <p class="grist-story-credit">This story was originally published by <a href="https://grist.org">Grist</a> with the headline <a href="https://grist.org/article/rip-wallace-broecker-the-scientist-who-changed-the-way-we-think-about-the-climate/">RIP Wallace Broecker, the scientist who changed the way we think about the climate</a> on Feb 19, 2019.</p> Bees prefer to turn right and it helps them decide where to live https://www.newscientist.com/article/2194350-bees-prefer-to-turn-right-and-it-helps-them-decide-where-to-live/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home New Scientist - Climate Change urn:uuid:d8ce0fe5-5fdb-d752-a1f0-9b8e361e92cc Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:01:57 -0500 When honeybees enter an open space, they are much more likely to turn right, which might help them reach collective decisions about nest sites This boy *almost* makes shoveling snow look like fun. http://huffp.st/ARE7pCl  https://twitter.com/HuffPostGreen/status/1098002784224534529 Twitter Search / HuffPostGreen urn:uuid:23a0b62d-b94b-82d8-c560-2b661b4d926b Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:33:58 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">This boy *almost* makes shoveling snow look like fun. <a href="http://huffp.st/ARE7pCl">http://huffp.st/ARE7pCl&nbsp;</a></p> Bernie Sanders, the godfather of the Green New Deal, announces presidential run https://grist.org/article/bernie-sanders-the-godfather-of-the-green-new-deal-announces-presidential-run/ Grist urn:uuid:13791a37-5f5b-439c-a9eb-7b07967adf94 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:15:36 -0500 The 77-year-old isn’t just another Green New Deal bandwagoner. <p>Bernie Sanders announced he’s running for president on Tuesday, confirming rumors that have been swirling since pretty much the moment it became clear Donald Trump had won the White House in 2016. By now, you know the Vermont senator is an outspoken proponent of swift action against climate change. He’s <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/02/19/bernie-sanderss-policy-agenda-medicare-all-action-climate-change-an-hour-minimum-wage/?utm_term=.a7e67ea581a0">quick to call the issue</a>, in his trademark Brooklyn accent, “the single greatest threat facing our planet.”</p> <p>So where does he stand on the Green New Deal?</p> <p>A mere three years ago, the flashiest part of Sanders’ climate agenda was a <a href="https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/must-read/why-we-need-a-carbon-tax">carbon tax</a> &#8212; a market-based emissions-reducing mechanism that was once the holy grail of climate legislation. Now, Sanders’ aides say a Green New Deal will be the centerpiece of his 2020 platform. But the 77-year-old isn’t <a href="https://grist.org/article/the-green-new-deal-is-here-and-its-quickly-becoming-a-test-for-2020-democrats/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">just another Green New Deal bandwagoner</a>.</p> <p>His 2016 climate platform included many of the elements of the <a href="https://grist.org/article/the-green-new-deal-how-to-fix-the-economy-without-breaking-the-planet/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">Green New Deal</a> now being championed by politicians like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and climate organizations like the Sunrise Movement, which was actually <a href="https://newrepublic.com/article/153037/story-behind-green-new-deals-meteoric-rise">founded by a bunch of young Bernie activists</a>.</p> <p>For example, in 2016, Sanders called for:</p> <ul> <li>Reducing subsidies for fossil fuels and banning fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House</li> <li>A pricey carbon tax, banning new fossil fuel leases on public lands and ending exports of natural gas and crude oil.</li> <li>No more offshore drilling, fracking, coal mining, drilling in the Arctic, and nuclear power.</li> <li>Establishing a nation-wide environment and justice plan (ring any bells??)</li> <li>Investing in renewables, energy efficiency, upgrading buildings and infrastructure, and more.</li> </ul> <p>Almost all of those components are mentioned in Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey’s <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text">Green New Deal resolution</a> introduced in the House a couple of weeks ago. In some cases, Sanders’ 2016 platform is even <a href="https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/may/29/bernie-sanders/bernie-sanders-says-only-he-supports-carbon-tax-an/">more ambitious</a> than the <a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/11/18220163/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal-faq-tucker-carlson">Green New Deal outline</a>. For example, the resolution <a href="https://grist.org/article/green-new-deal-leaves-nuclear-option-on-table/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">does not call for a moratorium on nuclear power</a> in an effort to keep more emissions-decreasing options on the table.</p> <p>The Green New Deal tackles the twin problems of inequality <em>and </em>climate change at the same time, pairing renewable energy targets with ideas like universal healthcare and a federal jobs guarantee. Considering that both of those issues are squarely within Bernie’s wheelhouse, it’s a safe bet that his 2020 climate platform will put actual policy proposals to the Green New Deal targets we’ve just learned about. The question: Will a carbon tax &#8212; <a href="https://grist.org/article/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-bipartisan-carbon-tax/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">which has fallen out of favor with progressives</a> &#8212; be a part of Bernie’s climate action plan this time around?</p> <p class="grist-story-credit">This story was originally published by <a href="https://grist.org">Grist</a> with the headline <a href="https://grist.org/article/bernie-sanders-the-godfather-of-the-green-new-deal-announces-presidential-run/">Bernie Sanders, the godfather of the Green New Deal, announces presidential run</a> on Feb 19, 2019.</p> Do we have to paint you a picture? The climate crisis is threatening the world as we know it – and we need to act now http://bit.ly/2DbjBXE  #ArtHistory https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1097995244250038277 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:a9dd2d99-dd5c-e445-2701-3d19a305fbe5 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:04:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Do we have to paint you a picture? The climate crisis is threatening the world as we know it &ndash; and we need to act now <a href="http://bit.ly/2DbjBXE">http://bit.ly/2DbjBXE&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArtHistory?src=hash">#<b>ArtHistory</b></a></p> The Green New Deal, by the numbers https://www.hcn.org/articles/politics-get-to-know-the-green-new-deal-by-the-numbers … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097994239697395713 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:59eefe22-2c60-1ee6-5d9c-2428f99c57f1 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:00:01 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">The Green New Deal, by the numbers <a href="https://www.hcn.org/articles/politics-get-to-know-the-green-new-deal-by-the-numbers">https://www.hcn.org/articles/politics-get-to-know-the-green-new-deal-by-the-numbers&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> We’re an optimistic bunch here at Climate Reality™ – we’ve overcome enormous obstacles in the past, and we believe that we can do it again http://bit.ly/2WDe19A pic.twitter.com/TgyvUviYyz https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1097980655378620416 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:bf6cc1b2-d5a6-70d8-e5de-cb371b37e6aa Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:06:02 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">We&rsquo;re an optimistic bunch here at Climate Reality&trade; &ndash; we&rsquo;ve overcome enormous obstacles in the past, and we believe that we can do it again <a href="http://bit.ly/2WDe19A">http://bit.ly/2WDe19A&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/TgyvUviYyz">pic.twitter.com/TgyvUviYyz</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzzPleaX0AUbHSn.jpg" width="250" /> US cities could learn a thing or two from Cuba and Argentina when it comes to urban farming https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/how-urban-agriculture-can-improve-food-security/582778/ … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097979145596809216 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:8c282593-645a-e24c-38fc-26aa04ed95d5 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:00:02 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">US cities could learn a thing or two from Cuba and Argentina when it comes to urban farming <a href="https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/how-urban-agriculture-can-improve-food-security/582778/">https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/how-urban-agriculture-can-improve-food-security/582778/&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> The results are in, and January was one of the warmest in all of recorded history https://grist.org/article/the-results-are-in-and-january-was-one-of-the-warmest-in-all-of-recorded-history/ Grist urn:uuid:689ba94a-dda4-6c11-79f8-72c3a0da628f Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:56:44 -0500 It’s the latest evidence that we have left the bounds of “normal” weather on a “normal” planet. <p>January 2019 was the third-warmest January in the history of global weather recordkeeping, <a href="https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201901">according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration</a>. The only warmer global Januarys in the instrumental record, which dates back to the 1880s, were 2016 and 2017, and there’s evidence that the planet hasn’t been this warm <a href="https://mashable.com/article/earth-warmest-temperatures-climate-change/#2dNxWbvS4iqH">in a very long time</a>. The last time January global temperatures were below average was in 1976 &#8212; before millennials were even a thing.</p> <p>So here’s the strange truth: Last month may have felt cold where you live, but your senses were deceiving you. We’ve forgotten what “normal” weather feels like, so global warming <a href="https://xkcd.com/1321/">is gaslighting us</a>.</p> <div class="embed-twitter"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just in: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/January?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#January</a> 2019 was the 3rd warmest January on record for the globe, says <a href="https://twitter.com/NOAANCEIclimate?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NOAANCEIclimate</a> <a href="https://t.co/QrjEVJaDIU">https://t.co/QrjEVJaDIU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StateOfClimate?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StateOfClimate</a> <a href="https://t.co/z75wainpH4">pic.twitter.com/z75wainpH4</a></p> <p>&mdash; NOAA (@NOAA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NOAA/status/1097889958218657793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 19, 2019</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div> <p>Only a few specks of land were even slightly cooler than average: far northern Canada, parts of northern Finland, a bit of central India, and a small corner of western China. Even the eastern United States, which was hit with blizzards and cooler temperatures when <a href="https://grist.org/article/despite-the-u-s-cold-snap-january-was-hot-hot-hot/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">the polar vortex roared at full force for days</a>, officially ended the month “near average.” It was one of the coolest spots on the planet and its January was only 1.8 degrees F cooler than normal.</p> <p>In contrast, some parts of the planet were simply blazing with heat. During the peak of the southern hemisphere’s summer, it was the warmest January for land areas in history &#8212; more than 7.2 degrees F outside the bounds of historical norms. Parts of southern Africa, much of Brazil, and nearly all of Australia endured a record-breaking month.</p> <p>With an <a href="https://grist.org/article/its-official-el-nino-is-back-now-what/?utm_source=syndication&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=grist">official El Niño now underway</a>, January’s oddness only boosts the odds that this year is going to keep on being blazing hot. In fact, <a href="https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201901/supplemental/page-1">NOAA estimates</a> that 2019 is squarely on pace for one of the warmest years in history, with <a href="https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201901/supplemental/page-2">a 99.9 percent chance</a> for another top 10 year.</p> <p class="grist-story-credit">This story was originally published by <a href="https://grist.org">Grist</a> with the headline <a href="https://grist.org/article/the-results-are-in-and-january-was-one-of-the-warmest-in-all-of-recorded-history/">The results are in, and January was one of the warmest in all of recorded history</a> on Feb 19, 2019.</p> “This parenting thing is so easy” – said no parent ever. Luckily, we can help with at least one major challenge https://www.climaterealityproject.org/family?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=general … #Parentingpic.twitter.com/AVrznhdo8h https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1097977134516191232 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:4dd37dc2-f8fa-95d8-2d99-8c3ad3f4b2ee Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:52:02 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">&ldquo;This parenting thing is so easy&rdquo; &ndash; said no parent ever. Luckily, we can help with at least one major challenge <a href="https://www.climaterealityproject.org/family?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=general">https://www.climaterealityproject.org/family?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=general&nbsp;&hellip;</a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Parenting?src=hash">#<b>Parenting</b></a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/AVrznhdo8h">pic.twitter.com/AVrznhdo8h</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzzMYcFX0AMr0Ut.jpg" width="250" /> “Our study confirms that… food shocks [sudden disruptions of food production] have become more frequent, posing a growing danger to global food production.” https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict … https://twitter.com/YaleE360/status/1097974103678439426 Twitter Search / YaleE360 urn:uuid:c3b78dc9-1c23-032b-e3aa-cdc79ff230d2 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:40:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">&ldquo;Our study confirms that&hellip; food shocks [sudden disruptions of food production] have become more frequent, posing a growing danger to global food production.&rdquo; <a href="https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict">https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict&nbsp;&hellip;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/46dXJkAkg0">pic.twitter.com/46dXJkAkg0</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzspN_4WsAAVxmM.jpg" width="250" /> Get ready for the biggest, brightest full moon of the year. http://huffp.st/OKPkptv  https://twitter.com/HuffPostGreen/status/1097968153907396609 Twitter Search / HuffPostGreen urn:uuid:ad469ff3-baf2-83b6-78c4-a8c4a3f088dc Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:16:21 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Get ready for the biggest, brightest full moon of the year. <a href="http://huffp.st/OKPkptv">http://huffp.st/OKPkptv&nbsp;</a></p> In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world https://blog.conservation.org/2019/02/in-case-you-missed-it-3-big-stories-from-our-world-51/ Conservation International Blog urn:uuid:a62e0be5-deeb-c2e3-3644-8bef3269ec4a Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:01:44 -0500 <div class="rssThumbImg"><img width="150" height="100" src="https://blog.conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ci_95215552.jpg" class="attachment-thumb size-thumb wp-post-image" alt="Yosemite National Park" srcset="https://blog.conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ci_95215552.jpg 5027w, https://blog.conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ci_95215552-800x533.jpg 800w, https://blog.conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ci_95215552-768x512.jpg 768w, https://blog.conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ci_95215552-1024x683.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-wp-pid="32960" nopin="nopin" /></div>Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ConservationInternationalBlog/~4/LHmMmkd8OhQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> From @nytopinion: Panic might seem counterproductive, but we’re at a point where alarmism and catastrophic thinking are valuable, for several reasons. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/fear-panic-climate-change-warming.html … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097964037843779584 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:ae72ae7b-2efe-43f4-3a2c-865b5abc2c4a Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:00:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">From <a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/nytopinion">@<b>nytopinion</b></a>: Panic might seem counterproductive, but we&rsquo;re at a point where alarmism and catastrophic thinking are valuable, for several reasons. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/fear-panic-climate-change-warming.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/fear-panic-climate-change-warming.html&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Carbon taxes could create new winners and losers among countries, research says https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190219155201.htm Environmental Policy News -- ScienceDaily urn:uuid:b6a32ae8-aa95-728b-8799-23b92f27723f Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:52:01 -0500 A global carbon tax would create new sets of economic winners and losers, with some countries holding a distinct competitive advantage over others, according to new research. 7 Delicious Ways to Make Oatmeal https://www.ecowatch.com/oatmeal-health-benefits-2629431437.html EcoWatch urn:uuid:76793370-4193-65ec-3968-8953a09f6ca3 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:40:27 -0500 <img src="https://assets.rbl.ms/19207836/origin.jpg"/><br/><br/><p>Medically reviewed by <a href="https://www.healthline.com/medical-team" target="_blank">Hrefna Palsdottir, MS</a></p><p><a href="https://www.healthline.com/medical-team" target="_blank"></a>Oats are considered to be one of the healthiest grains on earth. Find out why and how to incorporate this breakfast staple into your morning routine. </p><hr/><p>If your breakfast options need a healthy shake-up, look no further than oats — and more specifically, oatmeal.<br/></p><p><a href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-benefits-oats-oatmeal" target="_blank">Oats</a> pack a nutritious punch as they're a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.</p><p>Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains a whopping 13 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber.</p><p>They also contain:</p><ul class="ee-ul"> <li><strong>Manganese:</strong> 191% RDI</li><li><strong>Phosphorus:</strong> 41% RDI</li><li><strong>Magnesium:</strong> 34% RDI</li><li><strong>Copper:</strong> 24% RDI</li><li><strong>Iron: </strong>20% RDI</li><li><strong>Zinc:</strong> 20% RDI</li><li><strong>Folate:</strong> 11% RDI</li><li><strong>Vitamin B-1 (thiamin):</strong> 39% RDI</li><li><strong>Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid):</strong> 10% RDI</li></ul><p>Known scientifically as <em>Avena sativa</em>, this whole grain is suggested to offer a number of health benefits including:</p><ul class="ee-ul"><li>aiding in weight loss</li><li>lowering blood sugar levels</li><li>reducing risk of heart disease</li></ul><p>Oats, and more specifically <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/psoriasis/oatmeal-bath-for-psoriasis" target="_blank">colloidal oatmeal</a>, are also known to help topically treat symptoms of various skin conditions, such as <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/types-of-eczema" target="_blank">eczema</a>.</p><p>For some inspiration to get you started, check out some of these delicious ideas that we found on Instagram.<span></span></p><h3>Banana, passion fruit, mango, and coconut mylk oatmeal via @thefitfabfoodie</h3><br/><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="QFIH7V1550608863" id="56f45"><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAAGFBMVEUiIiI9PT0eHh4gIB4hIBkcHBwcHBwcHBydr+JQAAAACHRSTlMABA4YHyQsM5jtaMwAAADfSURBVDjL7ZVBEgMhCAQBAf//42xcNbpAqakcM0ftUmFAAIBE81IqBJdS3lS6zs3bIpB9WED3YYXFPmHRfT8sgyrCP1x8uEUxLMzNWElFOYCV6mHWWwMzdPEKHlhLw7NWJqkHc4uIZphavDzA2JPzUDsBZziNae2S6owH8xPmX8G7zzgKEOPUoYHvGz1TBCxMkd3kwNVbU0gKHkx+iZILf77IofhrY1nYFnB/lQPb79drWOyJVa/DAvg9B/rLB4cC+Nqgdz/TvBbBnr6GBReqn/nRmDgaQEej7WhonozjF+Y2I/fZou/qAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"> </div></div><p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqrPKuFlw0s/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">m e e r a on Instagram: “I’m feeling a little tropical here, the passion fruit and mango at the moment is this scientist Ed Calabrese, who's behind the "little bit of pollution is good for you" argument taking hold at the EPA, was the center of a big story I did in the fall, which was getting almost no attention at the time https://www.motherjones.com/environ https://twitter.com/rebleber/status/1097956022747127808 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:07ba8803-272f-df77-6fa9-70c7e367803b Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:28:09 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">this scientist Ed Calabrese, who's behind the "little bit of pollution is good for you" argument taking hold at the EPA, was the center of a big story I did in the fall, which was getting almost no attention at the time <a href="https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/10/the-epas-bold-new-idea-massive-implications-public-health/">https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/10/the-epas-bold-new-idea-massive-implications-public-health/&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Why We Need Millennials In Manufacturing Jobs Now https://www.mnn.com/money/green-workplace/sponsorinfographics/why-we-need-millennials-manufacturing-jobs-now All MNN Content urn:uuid:5f17532e-713f-3932-dd6a-e15ee846c960 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:19:43 -0500 Earn a college degree, move to a major city, and land a white‐collar job in the knowledge economy – that&#39;s the path many millennials have been taught to follow. Geese with ice-covered beaks get a helping hand from humans https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/geese-frozen-beaks-toronto All MNN Content urn:uuid:22f37010-5cfe-5f39-f43b-230ddbf700f9 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:15:27 -0500 Six geese and a duck recently suffered frozen beaks at a Toronto park, but concerned humans stepped in to help. Enviros get ready to throw down over Trump's border wall national emergency https://grist.org/article/enviros-get-ready-to-throw-down-over-trumps-border-wall-national-emergency/ … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097948938340954113 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:e98f28ad-9db6-4f6d-e838-20ab77313cce Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:00:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Enviros get ready to throw down over Trump's border wall national emergency <a href="https://grist.org/article/enviros-get-ready-to-throw-down-over-trumps-border-wall-national-emergency/">https://grist.org/article/enviros-get-ready-to-throw-down-over-trumps-border-wall-national-emergency/&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Areas on the west coast of the US are getting drier each year, increasing local air pollution. Rain is the main way particles are removed from the atmosphere — and according to a study published this month, that’s happening less frequently. @grist reports https://twitter.com/YaleE360/status/1097943652758769664 Twitter Search / YaleE360 urn:uuid:ab3e78b6-f86e-7950-569f-f7f982a38616 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:39:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Areas on the west coast of the US are getting drier each year, increasing local air pollution. Rain is the main way particles are removed from the atmosphere &mdash; and according to a study published this month, that&rsquo;s happening less frequently. <a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/grist">@<b>grist</b></a> reports: <a href="https://grist.org/article/air-quality-is-another-reason-not-to-cough-at-climate-change/">https://grist.org/article/air-quality-is-another-reason-not-to-cough-at-climate-change/&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> How We’re Collaborating to Eliminate Plastic in Washington DC https://www.ecowatch.com/how-were-collaborating-to-eliminate-plastic-in-washington-dc-2629422429.html EcoWatch urn:uuid:12ff2e78-5f26-6e59-87d5-8a4f09bdb57c Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:24:53 -0500 <img src="https://assets.rbl.ms/19207343/origin.jpg"/><br/><br/><p>By 2018 Ocean Heroes: Claire MacQueen (13 years old), Sabine Thomas (13) and Ava Inskeep (14)</p><p>We despise <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/single-use-plastics">single-use plastics</a>. We want to keep our oceans and our beaches clean. Early last year I (Claire) lived in India for several months and became curious about plastic waste, as it was much more visible in India than back home in the U.S. Seeing all the plastic waste while I was visiting helped me to understand that much of the trash produced by the U.S. actually ends up in developing countries, like India, which does not have a proper waste management system like we do at home, which causes a ton of trash to end up in waterways and the ocean. </p><hr/><p>While I was in India, an activist that I got to know nominated me for the 2018<strong> </strong><a href="http://oceanheroes.blue/" target="_blank">Ocean Heroes Bootcamp</a>, a global youth summit co-founded by Lonely Whale, Captain Planet Foundation and Point Break Foundation. The Bootcamp equips participants with tools to develop campaigns to fight plastic pollution.</p><p>I recruited my friend Sabine to join me at Ocean Heroes Bootcamp, and we both learned how we could help our community rely less on single-use plastic. </p><p>Once Sabine and I returned from the Bootcamp, our friend Ava also got involved, and we started the Instagram account, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/strawfreedc/" target="_blank">Straw Free D.C.</a></p> <p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-rebelmouse-image"> <img class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="FWG2041550605223" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" id="a70a5" lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rbl.ms/19207344/980x.jpg"/> <small class="image-media media-caption" placeholder="add caption...">Sabine, Claire and Ava spoke with the Washington Post last month at the Washington International School.</small><small class="image-media media-photo-credit" placeholder="add photo credit...">Theresa Vargas / The Washington Post</small></p> <p>As eighth-grade students, we didn't know how much influence we would have across our nation's capital to eliminate single-use plastics in Washington DC but understanding that big results sometimes come from small steps, we decided to first focus on eliminating single-use plastics in our school.<br/></p><p>We noticed a lot of unnecessary single-use plastics at school, like the cafeteria's plastic cutlery dispensers that dispense multiple single-use plastics at a time, causing many unused utensils to fall on the floor and land in the waste. When we raised this concern to the Washington International school, leadership invited us to help select our school's next food service provider, which will be decided by the end of the 2019 school year. Within this new role, we will get to weigh-in on each company's sustainability practices, including their use of single-use plastic.</p><p>While we were working to reduce plastics in our school, we were also developing our citywide campaign focused on single-use plastic straws. The timing of our campaign launch was very fortunate. To support the ban on plastic straws, our first step was to email the council-people who represent Wards 1, 2 and 4, because two are the representatives of the wards in which we live and the third is an at-large member who represents all DC residents. When we got in touch with Brianne Nadeau, representative of Ward 1, she told us about a proposed city wide ban on straws which they were already working on. After learning about the ban, and that it only included plastic straws and stirrers, we wanted to take things a step further and support legislation that would eliminate single-use plastic straws and utensils. So, we went back to our school and met with our principal to discuss plastic use in the cafeteria. Our school will soon be choosing a new food provider, and we will be able to advocate for the company that we think will be the most environmentally friendly.</p><p>We hope that our efforts can be a model for other DC schools to follow in the future. We also hope to continue growing our social media campaign to raise awareness across our community and the region. </p><p>We credit Ocean Heroes Bootcamp with the inspiration that helped us learn to work with each other and how to reach out to other activists fighting to eliminate single-use plastics in our community. </p><p>It's important that everyone is doing their part to make a difference for our environment—including the youth! </p><p>Kids have longer to live on this planet, so it's in our best interest to take care of it. If nothing changes, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050 (we'll only be in our early 40's by then!) </p><p>Collaborating with friends and other activists is not only more fun, but also allows us to combine our different skill sets, and ultimately accomplish a lot more than we could on our own. </p><p>We're so excited for the 2019 Ocean Heroes Bootcamp and we're looking forward to learning new effective ways to beat plastic pollution and make a difference in our community. </p> The saying rings true – “Healthy diet, healthy life.” But climate change could get in the way by making our #Food less nutritious http://bit.ly/2MZA3wX pic.twitter.com/glIAMI8ZXr https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1097939386019266565 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:c8c26377-8d27-594d-89d0-3775b9f3ba6b Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:22:03 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">The saying rings true &ndash; &ldquo;Healthy diet, healthy life.&rdquo; But climate change could get in the way by making our <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Food?src=hash">#<b>Food</b></a> less nutritious <a href="http://bit.ly/2MZA3wX">http://bit.ly/2MZA3wX&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/glIAMI8ZXr">pic.twitter.com/glIAMI8ZXr</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzyqDQOWkAMt3ua.jpg" width="250" /> Oh hey there, little buddy. http://huffp.st/SYYQ9ZD  https://twitter.com/HuffPostGreen/status/1097933919901622278 Twitter Search / HuffPostGreen urn:uuid:ebac5104-28d5-a73a-5e6b-ad3cc19e8ce6 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:00:19 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Oh hey there, little buddy. <a href="http://huffp.st/SYYQ9ZD">http://huffp.st/SYYQ9ZD&nbsp;</a></p> How natural disasters can spur gentrification https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/gentrification-causes-new-orleans-natural-disasters-hurricane-katrina/582499/ … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097933839408787461 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:93eb277e-2d2d-f715-5738-ce7e3229820d Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:00:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">How natural disasters can spur gentrification <a href="https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/gentrification-causes-new-orleans-natural-disasters-hurricane-katrina/582499/">https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/gentrification-causes-new-orleans-natural-disasters-hurricane-katrina/582499/&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> This ingenious technique could turn plastic waste into clean fuel https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/plastic-waste-converted-gas-fuel All MNN Content urn:uuid:a696f2c6-ef25-37d0-bc38-b97add47ec87 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:44:10 -0500 A new technique promises to turn plastic waste into clean, high-grade fuel. Business leaders are rolling up their sleeves and tackling the climate crisis, with or without the @WhiteHouse http://bit.ly/2Ffwy6u pic.twitter.com/H4TNy7fR6Z https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1097929320381771776 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:4db5eade-e6ba-55f9-f474-2805030e94fb Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:42:03 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Business leaders are rolling up their sleeves and tackling the climate crisis, with or without the <a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse">@<b>WhiteHouse</b></a> <a href="http://bit.ly/2Ffwy6u">http://bit.ly/2Ffwy6u&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/H4TNy7fR6Z">pic.twitter.com/H4TNy7fR6Z</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dzyg5UTX0AA-T-T.png" width="250" /> “I thought she was gonna die or something, because that’s a big bird compared to her." http://huffp.st/vNdFUma  https://twitter.com/HuffPostGreen/status/1097919715870212096 Twitter Search / HuffPostGreen urn:uuid:ccfbe8c0-3de2-b216-93f1-5a98524c3372 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:03:53 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">&ldquo;I thought she was gonna die or something, because that&rsquo;s a big bird compared to her." <a href="http://huffp.st/vNdFUma">http://huffp.st/vNdFUma&nbsp;</a></p> How the Next President Could Declare a National Emergency Over Climate Change https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-the-next-president-could-declare-a-national-emergen-1832636899 Earther urn:uuid:97da64db-72f4-0b8f-3ecd-585d57983ca5 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:03:00 -0500 <img src="https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Twt0Hd2p--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/zazsb8h0d1ou5wlcodkc.png" /><p>On Friday, President Trump tossed precedent out the window and declared a <a href="https://splinternews.com/idiot-emergency-1832648217" target="_blank" rel="noopener" onclick="window.ga(&#39;send&#39;, &#39;event&#39;, &#39;Embedded Url&#39;, &#39;Internal link&#39;, &#39;https://splinternews.com/idiot-emergency-1832648217&#39;, {metric25:1})">national emergency</a><strong> </strong>to pay for an unneeded border wall he previously promised Mexico would pay for.<br></p><p><a href="https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-the-next-president-could-declare-a-national-emergen-1832636899">Read more...</a></p> The New York City of 2080 will be as hot as Arkansas https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/climate-twin-cities-east-coast-arkansas/582637/ … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097918743533936640 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:ee88e4e8-ddd7-37ff-c32d-3bcecc8576d0 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:00:01 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">The New York City of 2080 will be as hot as Arkansas <a href="https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/climate-twin-cities-east-coast-arkansas/582637/">https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/climate-twin-cities-east-coast-arkansas/582637/&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> UK is failing to meet almost all of its climate action targets https://www.newscientist.com/article/2194422-uk-is-failing-to-meet-almost-all-of-its-climate-action-targets/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home New Scientist - Climate Change urn:uuid:146b29f9-42bb-cdd1-6d06-4740d71214d1 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:32:02 -0500 The Committee on Climate Change has warned that the UK failed to meet 15 out of 18 of its targets for tackling emissions between 2013 and 2017 Nazi sub is being destroyed by bacteria due to Deepwater Horizon spill https://www.newscientist.com/article/2194419-nazi-sub-is-being-destroyed-by-bacteria-due-to-deepwater-horizon-spill/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home New Scientist - Climate Change urn:uuid:c8e542b1-1e89-727d-be9c-6eeff228f3e5 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:27:21 -0500 A historic second world war German submarine off the US coast is being destroyed — thanks to oil released from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill Bernie Sanders Enters 2020 Race, Promises Own Version of Green New Deal https://www.ecowatch.com/bernie-sanders-2020-2629410846.html EcoWatch urn:uuid:069737b0-f753-6bd2-68a6-51a65803418b Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:21:14 -0500 <img src="https://assets.rbl.ms/19207002/origin.jpg"/><br/><br/><p>Independent Vermont Sen. <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/bernie-sanders" target="_self">Bernie Sanders</a> announced Tuesday that he will run for president in 2020, becoming the latest candidate in a crowded Democratic primary field to <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/kamala-harris-green-new-deal-2627411821.html" target="_self">promise a Green New Deal</a> if elected, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/02/19/bernie-sanderss-policy-agenda-medicare-all-action-climate-change-an-hour-minimum-wage/?utm_term=.a08bb8c86847" target="_blank">The Washington Post reported</a>.</p><hr/><p>"I'm running for president because we need to make policy decisions based on science, not politics," Sanders wrote in an email to supporters announcing his decision. "We need a president who understands that <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/climate-change" target="_self">climate change</a> is real, is an existential threat to our country and the entire planet, and that we can generate massive job creation by transforming our energy system away from <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/fossil-fuels" target="_self">fossil fuels</a> to energy efficiency and sustainable energy."</p><p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-youtube"> <span class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="20TRLE1550597824" style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="auto" lazy-loadable="true" scrolling="no" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/s7DRwz0cAt0?rel=0?enablejsapi=1" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;" width="100%"></iframe></span> <small class="image-media media-caption" placeholder="add caption...">I'm Running For President</small> <small class="image-media media-photo-credit" placeholder="add photo credit..."> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DRwz0cAt0" target="_blank">www.youtube.com</a> </small> </p><p>In addition to a Green New Deal, Sanders is also running on a platform of Medicare for All, a $15-an-hour minimum wage, tuition-free college and university, criminal justice reform, paid family leave and gender pay equity and breaking up the largest Wall Street banks, among other proposals, aides to the senator told The Washington Post.<br/></p><p>Sanders brought many of these ideas, including more aggressive climate action, to national attention when he ran against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary. However, since his first run, the ideas he championed have gained steam and many other 2020 Democratic candidates have embraced them, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/19/bernie-sanders-announces-2020-run-presidency" target="_blank">The Guardian noted</a>.</p><p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-twitter_embed"> <iframe class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="RJ23BI1550597782" frameborder="0" height="150" id="twitter-embed-1097870478293766145" scrolling="no" src="/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-1097870478293766145&created_ts=1550587694.0&screen_name=_waleedshahid&text=2015%3A+Bernie+Sanders+policy+platform+is+naive%2C+idealistic%2C+not+pragmatic%2C+not+realistic.%0A%0A2019%3A+Bernie+Sanders+poli%E2%80%A6+https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FwLTputpma8&id=1097870478293766145&name=Waleed+Shahid" width="100%"></iframe> </p><p>His success may therefore hinge on whether or not he is still the best mouthpiece for the ideas he helped popularize, as <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/politics/bernie-sanders-2020.html" target="_blank">The New York Times explained</a>:<br/></p><blockquote>Victories in the 2018 midterm election by women, minorities and first-time candidates also suggest that many Democrats may prefer fresh energy, something that skeptics believe Mr. Sanders could struggle to deliver. A 77-year-old whose left-wing message has remained largely unchanged in his decades-long career, Mr. Sanders will also need to improve his support from black voters and quell the unease about his campaign's treatment of women that has been disclosed in recent news accounts, and that has prompted two public apologies.</blockquote><p>When it comes to the environment specifically, 2020 contenders California Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro have voiced support for a Green New Deal.<br/></p><p>However, Sanders' proposal will be slightly different from the Green New Deal resolution developed by Democratic Representative <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/alexandria-ocasio-cortez" target="_self">Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez</a>, who <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics/who-is-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/index.html" target="_blank">worked as an organizer</a> for Sanders' 2016 primary campaign. Sanders' full plan should be released in the next few months, The Washington Post reported, explaining the difference between the two: </p><blockquote>The upcoming Sanders plan is expected to contain significantly more details on how a Green New Deal would move America's economy to one that zeroes out carbon emissions, according to aides to the Senator, while the Ocasio-Cortez resolution supported by the other 2020 candidates mostly laid out ambitious targets for carbon reduction.</blockquote><p>In 2016, Sanders promoted a carbon tax and a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/07/bernie-sanders-urges-carbon-tax-and-deeper-emissions-cuts-in-climate-plan" target="_blank">The Guardian reported at the time</a>. </p><p>The re-election campaign for President <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/donald-trump" target="_blank">Donald Trump</a> is already planning to use the popularity of Sanders' democratic socialist platform as a rallying point, The Guardian reported.</p><p>"Bernie Sanders has already won the debate in the Democrat primary, because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism," Trump 2020 campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement reported by The Guardian. "But the American people will reject an agenda of sky-high tax rates, government-run health care and coddling dictators like those in Venezuela. Only President Trump will keep America free, prosperous and safe."</p><p>Sanders, for his part, roundly criticized Trump in his announcement, calling him the "most dangerous president in modern history." However, Sanders also noted that his campaign was larger than defeating one person. </p><p>"Our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice," he wrote.</p> This Norwegian teen is dancing a traditionally male dance to show love for her grandfather https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/norwegian-teen-dancing-traditionally-male-dance-show-love-her-grandfather All MNN Content urn:uuid:f282ebe3-b5f9-aaa0-b347-9253428aae10 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:12:32 -0500 Defying stereotypes, teenager Vilde Westeng aims to be the best halling dancer. Scientist Wallace Broecker, who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term “global warming,” has died http://huffp.st/yoDvNqZ  https://twitter.com/HuffPostGreen/status/1097906602613620736 Twitter Search / HuffPostGreen urn:uuid:c1c78895-7af2-ead7-9822-435afe78fb6c Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:11:46 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Scientist Wallace Broecker, who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term &ldquo;global warming,&rdquo; has died <a href="http://huffp.st/yoDvNqZ">http://huffp.st/yoDvNqZ&nbsp;</a></p> Torn between installing solar panels or growing crops on your land? We have some exciting news – you can do both! http://bit.ly/2WzvCz4  https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/1097904648382488577 Twitter Search / ClimateReality urn:uuid:3b2a4b25-a485-4fe0-09e7-d6a4c19a1900 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:04:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Torn between installing solar panels or growing crops on your land? We have some exciting news &ndash; you can do both! <a href="http://bit.ly/2WzvCz4">http://bit.ly/2WzvCz4&nbsp;</a></p> UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/18/uk-government-recycling-bases-pakistan … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097903644362457088 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:b1d67f3a-92b2-545d-679f-7ed709c39bae Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:00:01 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/18/uk-government-recycling-bases-pakistan">https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/18/uk-government-recycling-bases-pakistan&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Congrats @undarkmag! https://twitter.com/undarkmag/status/1097895988415614976 … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097901288925351936 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:cf64ec1f-9b6b-c4ec-7be8-aa96517bc8d3 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:50:39 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Congrats <a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/undarkmag">@<b>undarkmag</b></a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/undarkmag/status/1097895988415614976">https://twitter.com/undarkmag/status/1097895988415614976&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Hawaii Clean Water Act Case https://www.ecowatch.com/hawaii-clean-water-act-2629411804.html EcoWatch urn:uuid:4c3b4bc9-2a14-1a03-8706-b3b5ed0c93e9 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:35:04 -0500 <img src="https://assets.rbl.ms/19206832/origin.jpg"/><br/><br/><p> In a case watched closely both by polluting industries and clean water advocates across the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court <a href="https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/021919zor_2dp3.pdf" target="_blank">agreed to take up an appeal</a> of a Clean Water Act case out of Hawaii concerning treated sewage flowing into the Pacific Ocean from injection wells.</p><hr/><p>Last March, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Maui County has been violating the federal Clean Water Act since its Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility was first put into operation in the early 1980s. The Lahaina facility, which serves West Maui, injects 3 to 5 million gallons of treated sewage each day into groundwater that then transports the sewage to the ocean.</p><p>"We are confident the Supreme Court will agree with the appeals court that, when Congress passed the Clean Water Act to protect our nation's waters, it did not give polluters a loophole to use groundwater as a sewer to convey harmful pollutants into our oceans, lakes and rivers," said David Henkin, Earthjustice staff attorney based in Honolulu.</p><p>In 2011, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded study used tracer dye to <a href="https://archive.epa.gov/epa/sites/production/files/2017-09/documents/lahaina-gw-tracer-study-final-report-june-2013.pdf" target="_blank">show conclusively</a> that the Lahaina sewage flows with the groundwater into near-shore waters off Kahekili Beach, which is popular with local residents and tourists alike. Though treated, the sewage still contains a variety of contaminants, including excess nutrients that have been linked to algae blooms and are shown to damage coral reefs.</p><p>Four Maui community groups represented by Earthjustice—Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club-Maui Group, Surfrider Foundation and West Maui Preservation Association—sued the county in 2012, seeking to protect the sensitive coral reefs at Kahekili from harmful pollution. In 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey, the State of Hawaii's Division of Aquatic Resources, and other experts published a <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581815002062" target="_blank">peer-reviewed study</a> documenting the ongoing, serious harm to the reef at Kahekili associated with the Lahaina facility's discharges to the ocean.</p><p>Over the past four decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and states across the country have used their Clean Water Act authority to prevent a variety of industries—including wastewater treatment facilities, chemical plants, concentrated animal feeding operations, mines, and oil and gas waste-treatment facilities—from contaminating our nation's waters via groundwater. The final outcome of this case could determine whether the public will continue to be protected from these harmful polluting activities.</p> Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/19/majority-of-european-firms-have-no-co2-reduction-targets … https://twitter.com/ClimateDesk/status/1097896089489948675 Twitter Search / ClimateDesk urn:uuid:0635414e-5211-4803-ab19-9edc0fb9903c Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:30:00 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/19/majority-of-european-firms-have-no-co2-reduction-targets">https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/19/majority-of-european-firms-have-no-co2-reduction-targets&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> How's Amazon Really Doing on Renewables? https://www.ecowatch.com/amazon-renewable-energy-2629407828.html EcoWatch urn:uuid:ccf30a9a-1d18-38d6-dd95-bd3d954591d9 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:20:01 -0500 <img src="https://assets.rbl.ms/19206792/origin.jpg"/><br/><br/><p> Amazon will strive to cut carbon emissions from its shipments in half by 2030, the e-commerce giant <a href="https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/430474-amazon-aims-to-halve-carbon-footprint-by-2030" target="_blank">said Monday</a>. The retailer's plan calls for an increase in the use of electric delivery vehicles and <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/renewable-energy">renewable energy</a> as well as pressuring suppliers to use less packaging. </p><hr/><p> Some advocates may question the timing of the announcement: a <a href="https://climatenexus.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d1f5797e59060083034310930&id=1eea00c1ca&e=992ed4d5cc" target="_blank">report</a> released last week from Greenpeace finds that data centers in Loudon County, Virginia, which moves a large amount of the world's internet, is gobbling up electricity with a big emissions cost—particularly in the case of Amazon. "Since 2017, [Amazon] appears to have turned its back on its 100 percent renewable commitment, increasing its already massive operations in Virginia by 59 percent, without any additional renewable energy supply," the report reads. </p><p> <strong>For a deeper dive:</strong> </p><p> Plan: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/amazon-aims-to-cut-its-carbon-footprint/2019/02/18/7484ae36-339a-11e9-8375-e3dcf6b68558_story.html?utm_term=.1daada008adf" target="_blank">AP</a>, <a href="https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/430474-amazon-aims-to-halve-carbon-footprint-by-2030" target="_blank">The Hill</a> </p><p> <a href="https://climatenexus.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d1f5797e59060083034310930&id=2aa25f04d2&e=992ed4d5cc" target="_blank"></a>Greenpeace: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/02/14/greenpeace-report-questions-amazons-commitment-renewable-energy/?utm_term=.bccbaf7c9ac2" target="_blank">Washington Post</a> </p><p> <em>For more </em><a href="http://ecowatch.com/climate-change-news/" target="_blank"><em>climate change</em></a><em> and </em><a href="http://ecowatch.com/business/renewables/" target="_blank"><em>clean energy</em></a><em> news, you can follow Climate Nexus on </em><a href="https://twitter.com/ClimateNexus" target="_blank"><em>Twitter</em></a><em> and </em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ClimateNexus/" target="_blank"><em>Facebook</em></a><em>, and sign up for daily </em><a href="http://climatenexus.us4.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=d1f5797e59060083034310930&id=7c84c08aaa" target="_blank"><em>Hot News</em></a><em>.</em> </p> Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190219111825.htm Environmental Policy News -- ScienceDaily urn:uuid:46ae109e-107a-b802-a9f0-23b7703692f6 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:18:25 -0500 A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of the global decline of reef-building corals and that the only effective solution is to immediately and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.