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The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope


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

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

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


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.


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

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

* WMO:  the past four years are the hottest on record  (Nov. 2018)

* 2018 emissions up 2.7%, set new record  (Dec. 2018)

* Tropica forests are migrating northeward  (Nov. 2018)

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

* 2017 emissions match 3-million year-old record  (Nov. 2018)

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

* Jet strean disruption portends more weather extremes  (Nov. 2018)

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

* Cost of US climate impacts will exceed virtually all other countries  (Sept. 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


* Rate of Antarctic meltdown has tripled since 2012  (June. 2018)

* Oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice is breaking up  (Aug. 2018)

* Warming is driving trees northward and westward   (Aug. 2018)

* Record heat waves scorch four continents   (July, 2018)

* 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)

* News media ignored climate change in its hurricane coverage  (Dec. 2017)

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

* Warming is changing bird migration patterns  (Dec. 2017)

* Trump appoints an "army" of climate deniers  (Oct. 2017)

* NASA:  CO2 spike from tropical forests is biggest in 2,000 years  (Oct. 2017)

* Pentagon defies President Trump's order to halt climate planning activities   (Sept. 2017)

* Annual global fossil fuel subsidies top $5 trillion  (Aug. 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)