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The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope


* GHG output in 2018 was the highest ever recorded  (Aug. 2019)

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


* From bread baskets to (food) deserts:  the UN sounds a desperate alaarm  (Aug. 2019)

* The warming is starving Arctic reindeer (July, 2019)

* Moody's Analytics estimates climate impacts could cost the world more than $60 trillion by 2100  (July, 2019)

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

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

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


   GREENLAND MELT: PRELUDE TO A NATURAL HOLOCAUST


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

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


“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


* 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)

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

* 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)

* 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)

* Acidification is eroding the floor of the oceans  (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)

* 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)

* 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"



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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**


* 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)