Climate Change

"Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change"

"Climate change is never going to announce itself by name. But this is what we should expect it to look like. That’s what many scientists, analysts and activists are saying after heavy rains in southern Louisiana have killed at least 11 people and forced tens of thousands of residents from their homes, in the latest in a series of extreme floods that have occurred in the United States over the last two years."

Source: NY Times, 08/17/2016

Feds Set New Efficiency Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vans And Buses

"The Obama administration on Tuesday finalized new fuel-economy standards for large trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles, the latest in a series of efforts aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions and weaning the nation from its dependence on fossil fuels."

Source: Wash Post, 08/17/2016

California In Flames Right Now, With Fires Fueled By Historic Drought

"California is burning. The state has nine active wildfires as large as 25 acres or more, including the massive Clayton fire north of San Francisco that forced nearly 1,500 residents to flee their homes after it erupted Saturday in dry conditions created by the state’s extreme drought. On Sunday the blaze doubled in size."

Source: Wash Post, 08/16/2016

"Trump: Climate Change Won't Be ‘Devastating’"

"Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday 'there could be some impact' from a changing climate, 'but I don’t believe it’s a devastating impact.'

In an interview with The Miami Herald, Trump reiterated he’s 'not a big believer in manmade climate change,' and while he acknowledged problems such as rising sea levels, he attributed them to 'a change in weather patterns, and you’ve had it for many years.'

Source: The Hill, 08/15/2016


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