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99 National Geographic Wants to Know What We Are Doing About Climate Action
Tell Us (National Geographic) Your Story About Climate Action
Through #MyClimateAction, we're sharing personal stories of people fighting their own climate battles. No matter how small, your impact makes a difference. So what's your climate story? goo.gl/2ENQEB
98 River Keeping in New Mexico
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River Keeper. Watershed Keeper. There’s something poetic—maybe a bit Celtic—about these terms, which in the world of citizen science refer to someone monitoring a waterway for soil erosion, contaminants, and loss of biodiversity. Across the United States, with sonorous names like Willamette River Keepers and Chattahoochee River Keepers, citizen scientists are keeping watch over the environmental health of our rivers, lakes, and estuaries.
Where I live in southwestern New Mexico, the Silve blogs.discovermagazine.com/...
97 Tropical Storm Arlene spins up in the Atlantic, two months before average date of first storm of hurricane season - ImaGeo
Arlene
96 CNN had a climate denier on its Earth Day panel. Bill Nye was not having it.

original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAoxZPK1ArY

This story was originally published by the Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

... grist.org/article/cnn-had-a...
95 Climate Change as Genocide
Climate genocide
Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O’Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries—Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan—as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. “We are at a critical point in history,” he declared. “Already at the beginni... read more
95 Arctic sea ice could be a thing of the past by the 2030s
Greenland

Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures are altering the essence of the region, melting ice on land and sea, driving more intense wildfires, altering ocean circulation, and dissolving permafrost.

A new report chronicles all these changes and warns that even if the world manages to keep global warming below th...

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94 In just 100 days, Trump has done long-term damage
Defend science

This story was originally published by the New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Most analyses of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have focused on ...

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94 Scenario for a Climate-Stable Future by Paul Kando
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If the world emits no more than 790 Gigatons (Gt) of carbon over the remainder of this century, there is a good chance the average global surface temperature by 2100 won’t reach 2°C above the pre-industrial average. So concludes a recent analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Our current trajectory takes us as high as 6°C, and even current national pledges under the Paris accord will result in cumulative emissions of 1,260 Gt by a... read more
94 This is embarrassing, but there might some climate denial in your school.
Globe children students school education climate

New legislative measures in six states seek to challenge science in the very place where it should be the most protected and least politicized: children’s classrooms.

As Vice reports, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Idaho, and Indiana have all put forward bills that seek to discredit basic concepts like climate change and evolution in school curricula.

The measures i...

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92 That ridiculous heat wave really was caused by climate change.
Heatwave

Or at least there’s a greater that 80 percent chance that it was.

If you have ever been reprimanded by some insufferable pedant (maybe me) for blaming the record-breaking heat on climate change, prepare to receive some validation. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that you were likely right.

Lead author Noah Diffenbaugh and a team of researchers found that man-made ...

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