‘Time is running out’: Extinction Rebellion activists on why they risked arrest

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The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

‘Time is running out’: Extinction Rebellion activists on why they risked arrest

Hundreds of people who were arrested for their part in the peaceful Extinction Rebellion protests in April are being taken to court charged with public order offences under section 14.
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Pendley’s Reagan years: Leasing zeal spurs coal ‘fire sale’

As the Reagan administration planned its first Powder River Basin coal sale, William Perry Pendley pushed for the "highest possible level of leasing." Writing for the Interior Department's energy and minerals office, he declared, "'Excess'…
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Trump administration pushes for Arctic drilling by arguing ‘there is not a climate crisis’

The Trump administration, in its push for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, is arguing the project should go forward because "there is not a climate crisis."
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To study the Arctic, scientists leave a CO2 footprint

Flights between London and Tromsø, Norway, typically take only a few hours total. Instead, doctoral student Robbie Mallett opted for an arduous, eight-day journey by train, bus and boat.
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Bangladesh promises to improve local flood warnings after complaints

Bangladesh will seek to improve the way it communicates flood warnings to local people in regions at risk of rising waters, a minister said on Monday, responding to a report that many flood victims were…
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We All Know it: Fossil Fuels Lead to War. Time to Move on.

60 Minutes has aired new footage of the recent attack on Saudi Oil facilities, which took out 5 percent of the global supply in minutes. It seems like Captain Obvious to belabor at this point,…
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Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 40: Fashion and climate change

Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 40: Fashion and climate change Tatiana Schlossberg is the author of the new book, Inconspicuous Consumption. In it, she highlights just how good we are at being bad when it comes…
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Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Becomes the Second Category 5 Storm This Year

Hurricane Lorenzo strengthened to a Category 5 storm Saturday night, becoming the strongest storm ever recorded so far north and east in the Atlantic, CNN reported. It has since weakened to a Category 2 storm,…
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Ohio firefighters kept in the dark on drilling and fracking chemicals

Companies injected trade secret chemicals into more than 1,400 wells in the state from 2013 to 2018, a report says.
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