Climate Change

"This Could Be The Next Big Strategy For Suing Over Climate Change"

"Two California coastal counties and one beach-side city touched off a possible new legal front in the climate change battle this week, suing dozens of major oil, coal, and other fossil fuel companies for the damages they say they will incur due to rising seas."

Source: Washington Post, 07/21/2017

Methane Seeps Out as Arctic Permafrost Starts to Resemble Swiss Cheese

"Global warming may be unleashing new sources of heat-trapping methane from layers of oil and gas that have been buried deep beneath Arctic permafrost for millennia. As the Earth's frozen crust thaws, some of that gas appears to be finding new paths to the surface through permafrost that's starting to resemble Swiss cheese in some areas, scientists said."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/20/2017

"Trump Just Nominated A Climate Skeptic To USDA’S Top Science Post"

"President Trump on Wednesday nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who has challenged the scientific consensus that human activity has been the primary driver of climate change, to serve in the Agriculture Department’s top scientific post."

Source: Washington Post, 07/20/2017

Perry Praises ‘Clean Coal,’ but Trump Admin Policies Don’t Promote It

"MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On his first official visit to this coal-seam state that voted overwhelmingly for Donald J. Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry praised the work of the scientists at a federal laboratory devoted to figuring out how to burn more coal with less pollution."

Source: NY Times, 07/19/2017
August 31, 2017

DEADLINE: Resilience Journalism Fellowship

Mid-career journalists are invited to apply for six days of study and discussion, Oct. 22-27, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The program will focus on the science of climate change and resilience. The fellowship includes lodging, tuition, travel and most meals. Apply by Aug 31.

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“Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet”

The new book “Climate of Hope” by ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Sierra Club chief Carl Pope concludes that, despite partisan obstacles, we have made progress in fighting the planet’s warming.

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“Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change”

Author Lisa Palmer tackles a question many experts in the natural and social sciences are also pondering: How can we feed a growing world population in the coming decades when climate change is stressing global food production systems?

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"Heritage at Risk: How Rising Seas Threaten Ancient Coastal Ruins"

"The shores of Scotland’s Orkney Islands are dotted with ruins that date to the Stone Age. But after enduring for millennia, these archaeological sites – along with many others from Easter Island to Jamestown – are facing an existential threat from climate change."

Source: YaleE360, 07/18/2017

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