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The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope


* Greenland sheds two billion tons of ice in one day   (June. 2019))

* Study foresees crash of civilization by 2050  (June. 2019)

* CO2 concentrations higher than any time since humans began to evolve  (May, 2019)


Climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. It is the issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues.


* Arctic permafrost found thawing 70 years earlier than anticipated  (June, 2019)

* US fossil fuel subsidies exceed national defense budget  (May, 2019)

* Food fish, sea animals, disappearing at twice the rate of land animals  (9April, 2019)

* Carbon emissions hit record high in 2018  (March 2019)

* Plants are moving northward to escape the warming  (April, 2019)

* Ocean warming is drastically cutting the world's fish population  (March 2019)

* 2001-2018: 18 of the 19 hottest years on record  (Feb. 2019)

* Wild weather an early consequence of polar ice melt  (Feb. 2019)

* World's oceans heating much faster than previously thought  (Jan. 2019)

* Parts of the pllanet are already unrecognizable  (Feb. 2019)

* Undercounted aerosols mask a huge spike in warming   (Jan. 2019)

* Sharp decline in insect populations alarms scientists  (Oct. 2018)

* US emissions reverse trend, rise sharply in 2018  (Jan. 2019)

* 2018 was an 'ear-splitting wake-up call(Jan. 2019)

* Greenland's meltdown goes into "overdrive"  (Dec. 2018)

* Warming could trigger a "cascade" of species extinctions   (Dec. 2018)

* Oceans have trapped 60 percent more heat than previously thought  (Oct. 2018)

* National Assessment foresees "catastrophic, perhaps irreversible" warming by 2100 (Nov 2018)

* Arctic reindeer population crashed by half in the last 20 years  (Dec. 2018)

* Arctic warming intensifies extremes by "stalling" the movement of weather fronts  (Aug. 2018)

* Scientists foresee climate impacts arriving in clusters    (Nov. 2018)

* Acidifucation is eroding the floor of the oceans  (Nov. 2018)

* Overheated oceans force shutdown of nuclear plants in Scandinavia  (Aug. 2018)

* Kelp forests threatened by warming waters, invasive species  (Nov. 2018)

* Hurricane Florence is 50 percent wider and wetter due to climate change  (Sept. 2018)


“The IPCC understates a key risk: that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

            – Mario Molina, winner of a 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry



* Warming is changing the timing of the seasons  (July,  2018)

* Danger sign:  nighttime low temps rising faster than daytime highs  (July, 2018)

* Fish losing sense of smell due to acidification  (July, 2018)

* Worst-case warming scenario seen as most likely  (Dec. 2017)

* New CO2 concentrations not seen for 3 million years  (Oct. 2017)



2016 -- a year of broken records


* Massive chunk of Larsen C ice shelf fractures  (July, 2017)

* Sea levels are rising three times faster than in 1990  (May, 2017)

* CO2 concentrations hit record 410 parts per million   (April, 2017)

* Emotional health becoming a worldwide casualty of climate change  (Feb. 2017)


US PRESS COVERAGE:  A DAMNING BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST


* Oil and coal emissions have postponed the next ice age for at least 50,000 years  (Jan. 2016)

* Extreme weather has fueled a quarter of the world's recent conflicts  (July, 2016)


THE DESPAIR OF SCIENTISTS: "WHEN THE END OF THE WORLD IS YOUR DAY JOB"


* Hurtling pace of Arctic meltdown stuns scientists  (July, 2016)

* Big oil plays a Shell game with our future  (May, 2015)


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* WAIS sheds one "Mt. Everest" every two years  (Dec. 2014)

* Geoengineering "fixes" could harm billions of people -- study  (Nov. 2014)


GLOBAL SOLUTION: Rewiring the World with Clean Energy**


* Insurers drop coverage as climate impacts spread  (Oct. 2014)

* Pentagon again issues security alarm about climate change  (Oct. 2014)


                                                                    "Beyond the Point of No Return"

* Oceans becoming acidified 10 times faster than 56 million years ago (June. 2014)

* Warming waters trigger largest marine migrations in two million years  (May, 2014)


 "Moral Leadership In The Greenhouse"


* NASA ANIMATION:  131 years of planetary heating in 26 seconds (Jan. 2012)

* Oceans have stored more heat than they released since 1993  (May, 2010)