Nuclear powers rebuked as 122 nations adopt U.N. ban – POLITICO

‘The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, passed at the United Nations by a vote of 122 to 1, was the culmination of a decadelong effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons — and a resounding rebuke to the world’s nuclear weapons states, which were glaringly absent and immediately dismissed the effort.’

Source: Nuclear powers rebuked as 122 nations adopt U.N. ban – POLITICO

The DOJ admits climate change exists; it just refutes whether the federal government needs to do anything about it.

‘…But there’s still one small but possible way the U.S. could be forced to take climate change seriously while Trump is in office: if the two dozen kids pushing a landmark environmental lawsuit against the federal government for imperiling their future by causing climate change win their case.’

Source: The DOJ admits climate change exists; it just refutes whether the federal government needs to do anything about it.

Climate change is shrinking the Colorado River

‘…While overuse has played a part, a significant portion of the reservoir decline is due to an ongoing drought, which started in 2000 and has led to substantial reductions in river flows. Most droughts are caused by a lack of precipitation. However, our published research shows that about one-third of the flow decline was likely due to higher temperatures in the Colorado River’s Upper Basin, which result from climate change.’

Source: Climate change is shrinking the Colorado River

United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

‘The oceans, which cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Changes to the climate, brought about by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will thus lead to changes in the oceans, including sea-level rise and ocean acidification, which will put marine ecosystems and coastal communities at risk.’

Source: United Nations News Centre – FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

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