Climate Change

"Donald Trump Once Backed Urgent Climate Action. Wait, What?"

"As negotiators headed to Copenhagen in December 2009 to forge a global climate pact, concerned U.S. business leaders and liberal luminaries took out a full-page ad in the New York Times calling for aggressive climate action. ... One of the signatories of that letter: Donald Trump."

Source: Grist, 06/09/2016

"NASA Takes 23,000-Foot View Of The World's Coral Reefs"

"Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of larger reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. But NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking a step back and getting a wider view, from about 23,000 feet above."

Source: AP, 06/09/2016

"Unabated Global Warming Threatens West's Snowpack, Water Supply"

"Low-elevation snowpack across the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades will disappear in the coming decades if global warming continues unabated, according to a new study. The changes will cause water shortages in the region and dry out forests and grasslands, the study's authors say."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/09/2016

"Obama and India’s Modi Promise Deals On Climate Change And Energy"

"The leaders of India and the United States vowed Tuesday to ratify the Paris climate accord this year, pledged to nail down terms for limiting a potent greenhouse gas used as a refrigerant in air conditioners, and set a one-year deadline for concluding a deal for six commercial nuclear power plants."

Source: Wash Post, 06/08/2016

"Bionic Leaf Sucks Up Carbon Dioxide As It Makes Liquid Fuel"

"A team of scientists at Harvard University says it has come up with a bionic leaf — a system that could use solar power and hydrogen-eating bacteria to generate liquid fuel. The findings, described in the journal Science, offer an alternative path to making carbon-neutral solar fuels."

Source: LA Times, 06/07/2016

"Climate Change Will Be A Priority In Talks With Modi: U.S."

"'Advancing the ambitious climate change and clean energy agenda' and 'further enhancing our security and diplomatic cooperation across the Indo-Pacific region,' would be the focus of discussions between India and the U.S during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit this week, a State Department official told The Hindu."

Source: The Hindu, 06/07/2016

"Bernie Sanders Takes On Trump Over Drought And Climate Change"

"Bernie Sanders, traipsing across far-flung regions of California as he seeks a comeback victory here next week, swatted at likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for minimizing the state’s water shortage and the effects of climate change."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 06/03/2016


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