Top news of the week: 18.02.2020.

Climate, Carbon dioxide, Climate change, Donald Trump, Policy, Tongass National Forest

Future Of Climate

On Feb 17, 2020
@LeoDiCaprio shared
RT @nytimes: Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive and the world’s richest man, said that he was committing $10 billion to address the climate crisis https://t.co/BTOXBCB76j
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Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change

Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change

The world’s richest man unveiled a fund to help climate scientists and activists, an escalation of his philanthropic efforts.

On Feb 12, 2020
@SEIclimate shared
In 2003, more than 70K people died during a summer heatwave in Europe. A new study finds that such deadly events -- when the day and night are similarly hot -- are on the rise, due to #climate change https://t.co/d6oMn0pCyH @daisydunnesci @StottPeter @EuniceLoClimate
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Climate change driving surge in ‘day-night hot extremes’ in northern hemisphere

Climate change driving surge in ‘day-night hot extremes’ in northern hemisphere

Deadly “day-night hot extremes” are increasing across the northern hemisphere due to climate change, a...

On Feb 13, 2020
@NRDC shared
“Tribes have always been adapting to climate change — now we have to adapt even faster,” says one Navajo leader. https://t.co/xcTMnzXa48
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How Native Tribes Are Taking the Lead on Planning for Climate Change

How Native Tribes Are Taking the Lead on Planning for Climate Change

With their deep ties to the land and reliance on fishing, hunting, and gathering, indigenous tribes are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Now, native communities ...

On Feb 13, 2020
@LeoHickman shared
RT @coxypm: My guest post for @CarbonBrief on Amazon forest dieback, 20yrs after our doomsday model runs @metoffice @richardabetts. Good news: not as vulnerable to climate change as originally feared. Bad news: v. vulnerable to the combination of CC, degradation, fire https://t.co/qAmlOvIxpK
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Guest post: Could climate change and deforestation spark Amazon ‘dieback’?

Guest post: Could climate change and deforestation spark Amazon ‘dieback’?

Last summer, the Amazon rainforest was in the news again for all the wrong reasons. Deforestation rates are on the rise under the leadership of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and 2019 ...

On Feb 15, 2020
@ClimateTracking shared
RT @CarbonBrief: Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change | @rtmcswee @_rospearce https://t.co/C6pGG6fzcU https://t.co/WcODFP5XO6
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Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change

Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change

The persistent march of a warming climate is seen across a multitude of continuous, incremental...

On Feb 14, 2020
@EricHolthaus shared
RT @MotherJones: Trump’s biggest vulnerability is his climate change denial. The polling numbers don’t lie. https://t.co/5BiJbOsEzp
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On Feb 16, 2020
@guardian shared
Australian government granted BHP repeated approval to increase carbon emissions https://t.co/pqo0IwNRFq
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Australian government granted BHP repeated approval to increase carbon emissions

Australian government granted BHP repeated approval to increase carbon emissions

Mining giant allowed 13% increase in emissions in three years under Coalition policy that promised to limit increases in pollution from big industry

On Feb 12, 2020
@ret_ward shared
Climate Change Once Again Left Out of Trump's Federal Budget - Scientific American https://t.co/5j0xhDGeHU
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Climate Change Once Again Left Out of Trump’s Federal Budget

Climate Change Once Again Left Out of Trump’s Federal Budget

The administration’s proposed spending for 2021 repeats previous calls for steep cuts to environmental programs