DAILY CLIMATE'S WEEKEND READER: TILLERSON OUT? REPUBLICANS WARM TO CLIMATE...

 

According to the Washington rumor mill, the long-anticipated departure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be at hand. The cruel irony for environmental advocates is that they may long for the day when the ExxonMobil lifer and former CEO was in charge at state...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #48...

David Wallace-Wells, Cam Webb, Nancy Knowlton, and Nikhil Advani speak Wednesday evening at a panel discussion hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment. AMY Y. LI

 

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week. 

Editor's Pick: Climate Change Panel Talks ‘Hope and Despair’

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, NOVEMBER 20-26, 2017...

Figure is from paper #6.

 

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS FOR NOV. 2017...

Effects of Climate Change

 

On Nov. 10 Flannery Winchester of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) published an article titled, Climate Solutions Caucus members introduced a carbon pricing bill in Congress...

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LARGE ICEBERG BREAKS OFF FROM GREY GLACIER IN SOUTHERN CHILE...

Picture released by Chile’s National Forest Corporation (CONAF) showing the Grey Glacier detachment. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

 

Officials at Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, home to the glacier, said such ruptures were rare and had not occurred since the early 1990s...

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THE OCEANS ARE GETTING MORE ACIDIC...HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

 

Right now, the world is teetering on an abyss of sorts. Scientists, in general, are starting to believe that we’re in the middle of an extinction level event; the sort of catastrophe that wiped the dinosaurs off the planet...

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WHEN WE HARM THE ENVIRONMENT, WE'RE HURTING OUR HEALTH...

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Our planet’s resources find themselves in a precarious situation. The very ideals and strengths that have helped humanity survive, to become a force in complete control of its destiny - no longer ruled by our basic instincts but guided by our intelligence - have also left us stranded on a cliff’s edge....

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THE ENERGY 202: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S RENEWABLE FUEL RULING LEAVES NO ONE HAPPY...

A combine machine harvests corn in a field in Minooka, Ill. in 2014. (REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo)

 

Trump administration's renewable fuel ruling leaves no one happy...

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ARE YOU LIVING IN A GLOBAL WARMING "MUST MIGRATE TO SURVIVE" UNSAFE ZONE?

 

Is migration necessary to avoid climate chaos and extinction for much of humanity within the next 10 years? Special Briefing #5...

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A POISON IN OUR ISLAND...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

Rising seas caused by climate change are seeping inside a United States nuclear waste dump on a remote and low-lying Pacific atoll, flushing out radioactive substances left behind from some of the world’s largest atomic weapons tests...

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300 SCIENTISTS OPPOSE TRUMP NOMINEE: 'MORE DANGEROUS THAN CLIMATE CHANGE IS LYING'...

At her confirmation hearing in early November, Kathleen Hartnett White repeated her claim that CO2 is not a pollutant. "As an atmospheric gas, it is a plant nutrient," she told senators. Credit: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Video

 

Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination for the top White House environment post is set for a Senate committee vote on Wednesday...

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THE MAYOR OF SAN JUAN ISN’T FINISHED WITH DONALD TRUMP: “POWER DOES NOT MAKE YOU A GOOD PERSON”...

San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, and Committee on Homeland Security ranking member Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., attend a House Democratic Leaders news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

 

She explains how Puerto Rico is grappling with the new normal...

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THE ENERGY 202: TRUMP EXPECTED TO SIGN BILL CALLING CLIMATE CHANGE A "DIRECT THREAT." REALLY!

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington in October. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg)

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington in October. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg)

 

THE LIGHTBULB

Since taking office, President Trump has failed to make good on some high-profile campaign promises, such as appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton and banning all Muslims from entering the country (not from lack of trying, however)...

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FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH A FORK...

What you choose to put on your fork can make a difference to the environment. Photo: Stocksy

 

What should we eat if we want to reduce levels of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming?

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THE CARBON BRIEF INTERVIEW: DR KATHARINE HAYHOE...

Dr Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the department of political science at Texas Tech University and director of its Climate Science Center. She was a lead author on the Climate Science Special Report, part of the fourth US National Climate Assessment, which was published in early November 2017. Hayhoe is also a science advisor on the US documentary series Years of Living Dangerously and was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014...
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