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Future Of Climate

On Aug 14, 2020
@YaleClimateComm shared
Hotter soils in tropical rainforests may release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere: https://t.co/PCmVsF22oK. https://t.co/OBhHKXjvdg
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Global Warming Could Unlock Carbon From Tropical Soil

Global Warming Could Unlock Carbon From Tropical Soil

Warming soils in the tropics could cause microbes to release carbon dioxide from storage. One scientist called the finding “another example of why we need to worry more.”

On Aug 13, 2020
@YaleClimateComm shared
Rising temperatures due to climate change allow ticks to prolong their activity throughout the year, putting humans at increased risk for tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease: https://t.co/2B7Pyf1ETe via @guardian https://t.co/xtFYLPDtpn
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Disease-bearing ticks thrive as climate change heats up US

Disease-bearing ticks thrive as climate change heats up US

Blood-sucking ticks can spread Lyme disease and are extending beyond their traditional north-eastern range

On Aug 14, 2020
@dpcarrington shared
Trump's exit from Paris climate agreement will harm US economy – @LSEnews research "There is economic logic to taking action on climate change, which helps to grow the economy and create jobs" Story by @fionaharvey https://t.co/2oL7rzvErf
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Trump exiting Paris accord will harm US economy – LSE research

Trump exiting Paris accord will harm US economy – LSE research

Economists say falling cost of clean energy and growing climate risks strengthen case for cutting CO2 emissions

On Aug 13, 2020
@ClimateReality shared
There’s strength in numbers. https://t.co/JQ3yf0hdkF
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How Do You Tell If Climate Laws Really Work? Start By Counting Them

How Do You Tell If Climate Laws Really Work? Start By Counting Them

Every country in the world now has some type of climate law. But are these laws having any effect in the fight against climate change? Researchers at the London School of Economics and ...

On Aug 13, 2020
@guardian shared
Climate change most likely cause of woolly rhino extinction – study https://t.co/BEJVDdKiba
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Climate change most likely cause of woolly rhino extinction – study

Climate change most likely cause of woolly rhino extinction – study

Analysis of ancient DNA from Siberia finds human hunting probably not to blame

On Aug 14, 2020
@ClimateReality shared
The climate crisis isn’t just impacting the heat you’re feeling – it's changing how long this dangerous warmth hangs around. We need #ClimateAction now. https://t.co/PvcPN9I1vH
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Why is this heatwave lasting so long? Blame climate change

Why is this heatwave lasting so long? Blame climate change

The climate crisis has made heatwaves more likely – and when they do happen they tend to be longer and hotter than ever before

On Aug 14, 2020
@ChristopherNFox shared
"Some of Australia's most influential lobby groups have been put on notice over climate change, with...BHP setting standards that require them to advocate for Paris agreement-aligned emissions reductions" & stop backing policies that favor fossil fuels https://t.co/zMqikJEEcA
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BHP puts powerful lobby groups on notice over climate change

BHP puts powerful lobby groups on notice over climate change

Some of Australia's most influential lobby groups have been put on notice over climate change, with BHP setting new advocacy requirements.

On Aug 17, 2020
@ChristopherNFox shared
"What Climate Alarm Has Already Achieved" - @dwallacewells point out the movement by the business community on #climate has been striking - Business "is now, after decades of near-total indifference, bending toward climate action..." - https://t.co/YAdPVEEUQq via @intelligencer
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What Climate Alarm Has Already Achieved

What Climate Alarm Has Already Achieved

Even as we “normalize” climate change, we’ve also normalized alarmism, with panic about warming suddenly at the very center of our politics.