CAN DONALD TRUMP BE DEFEATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2020? THIS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE THINKS SO | Newsweek

‘The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned Monday that the planet had just 12 years to prevent irreversible, life-altering damage to the planet due to temperature increases. The Trump administration, meanwhile, has presented a labyrinth of convoluted views on climate change with a singular conclusion: Policy and regulation to protect the environment are unwelcome.’

Source: CAN DONALD TRUMP BE DEFEATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2020? THIS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE THINKS SO | Newsweek

What’s Another Way to Say ‘We’re F-cked’? | Rolling Stone

‘…For Alley, the engine of potential catastrophe is West Antarctica. The details are complex, but here’s a short version of what’s happening: warm water from the Southern Ocean is melting the underside of big glaciers like Thwaites and Pine Island, which, due to the unusual terrain there, have the potential to collapse quickly. (I wrote a much longer, more detailed account of the mechanics of ice sheet collapse here). If West Antarctica goes, that’s 10 feet of sea-level rise right there. Then if you add in ice loss from Greenland, a little from East Antarctica and other sources, you quickly get to 15 to 20 feet.’

Source: What’s Another Way to Say ‘We’re F-cked’? | Rolling Stone

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 | The New York Times

‘The authors found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the atmosphere will warm up by as much as 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels by 2040, inundating coastlines and intensifying droughts and poverty. Previous work had focused on estimating the damage if average temperatures were to rise by a larger number, 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius), because that was the threshold scientists previously considered for the most severe effects of climate change.’

Source: Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 | The New York Times

Berkeley Passes ‘Vegan Monday’ Requirement – September 17, 2018 – SF Weekly

‘The resolution states that, “By systematically reducing meat and dairy consumption, the citizens of Berkeley can accomplish two objectives; substantially reducing our collective greenhouse gas emissions and serving as a model for other municipalities across the country and around the world.” The law does not yet have a start date, and the Berkeley city manager has been tasked with forming a plan for implementation.’

Source: Berkeley Passes ‘Vegan Monday’ Requirement – September 17, 2018 – SF Weekly

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