Epic Floods In Texas And South Asia Are A Challenge For Aid Groups : Goats and Soda : NPR

‘With a reported 50 inches of rainfall, flash flooding and high, murky waters, Hurricane Harvey in Houston has gripped America’s attention. But halfway around the world, another flood has wreaked havoc on historic levels. Two weeks ago, record monsoon rains hit parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal, bringing the worst floods the region has seen in years. Over 1,200 people have been killed and 24 million affected.’

Source: Epic Floods In Texas And South Asia Are A Challenge For Aid Groups : Goats and Soda : NPR

Once Upon A Time Climate Activists Cheered Al Gore. Times Have Changed. – Mother Jones

‘The criticisms of Gore, while sometimes legitimate, are so numerous and impassioned as to reveal something deeper at work: an anxiety about the direction and effectiveness of the movement itself. There’s a profound fear among many activists that time is running out, that we have only a few more years to take the necessary actions to solve the climate crisis.’

Source: Once Upon A Time Climate Activists Cheered Al Gore. Times Have Changed. – Mother Jones

House Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050 – Environment America

‘Today, Representatives Jared Polis (CO), Jared Huffman (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Pramila Jayapal (WA) introduced a bill to phase out fossil fuels and completely replace them with clean, renewable energy by 2050. The bill would put in place a comprehensive plan to ramp up renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the electrification of transportation and heating, while putting a halt to the development of fossil fuel infrastructure. It also includes provisions to train workers in the transition to clean energy to encourage the deployment of clean energy in disadvantaged communities.’

Source: House Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050

Climate-Altering Gases Spiked in 2016, Federal Scientists Report – New York Times

‘…Stephen A. Montzka, a NOAA research chemist who worked on the index, said the spike between 2015 and 2016 — the largest incremental increase in greenhouse gases since 1988 — was largely caused by El Niño. The jump between 1987 and 1988, which came in at a slightly higher 2.8 percent, was also linked to an El Niño.’

 

Source: Climate-Altering Gases Spiked in 2016, Federal Scientists Report – New York Times

Donald Trump ‘isolated’ on climate change: Al Gore says rest of world moving on without US President – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘The United States will meet or exceed its Paris Agreement emissions targets despite an increasingly isolated President Donald Trump withdrawing from the accord, former vice-president Al Gore says.’

Source: Donald Trump ‘isolated’ on climate change: Al Gore says rest of world moving on without US President – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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