Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding – and climate change is making them stronger

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  By Tom Corringham, University of California San Diego The Conversation Ask people to name the world’s largest river, and most will probably guess that it’s the Amazon, the Nile or the Mississippi. In fact, some of Earth’s largest rivers are in the sky – and they can produce powerful storms, like the ones now […]

Climate deniers are going all out with disinfo for COP26 (Sorry, Teslas really do produce fewer emissions))

Published on October 26th, 2021 | by

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As the world gears up for the COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow next week, deniers are already laying the groundwork for the disinformation they’ll peddle in a hopefully-vain attempt to recreate their success in using Climategate disinformation to disrupt the Copenhagen COP. By Climate Denier Roundup While every year brings a new and exciting display […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast – OG EcoRighter Alex Bozmoski

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We are happy to welcome back to the show our dear friend Alex Bozmoski. In honor of his appearance, I thought it would be interesting to share our origin story. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN  Back in 2014, our mutual friend Andrew Holland, who ICYMI has been a guest twice on the show, told us we needed […]

NOAA’s US Winter Outlook: Drier, warmer South, wetter North with return of La Nina

Published on October 26th, 2021 | by

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Above-average temperatures are favored across the South and most of the eastern U.S. as La Nina climate conditions have emerged for the second winter in a row according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service. In NOAA’s 2021 Winter Outlook — which extends from December 2021 through February 2022 — wetter-than-average conditions are anticipated […]

GOP reps are heading to COP26 “In good faith” (but they oppose everything)

Published on October 26th, 2021 | by

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Every few months, a few Republicans manage to get good press off of a promise that they’ve totally changed their climate denying ways, and are now definitely acting in good faith in their search for climate solutions. And despite a supposedly new set of rhetoric acknowledging climate change, they always trot out the same old policies that prop up the […]

In face of planetary emergency, US climate-related Financial Risk Report denounced as ‘Pitiful Failure’

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After months of waiting, environmental groups responded with disappointment tinged with outrage late Thursday after the White House released a report on the financial risks associated with the climate crisis—a document critics say would have been promising at some earlier point in history but that falls “pitifully” short given the urgency of the crisis and just […]

Climate Brief: Indigenous activists drive carbon resistance, Ga. nukes startup delayed; EV sales soar

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Climate Brief is a semi-regular rundown of major climate news. By Meteor Blades PROPUBLICA & NYT MAG WIN MAJOR AWARD FOR DEEP REPORT ON CLIMATE MIGRATION This year’s Nina Mason Pulliam Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists went jointly to the non-profit investigative site ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine for the series Where Will Everyone Go? How […]

This is what cascading climate disasters look like – Bomb cyclone heads for California’s wildfire burn scars, raising risk of mudslides

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Officials issued evacuation orders for people living downhill from several of California’s wildfire burn scars on Oct. 24, 2021, as a powerful storm system known as an atmospheric river began to drench the West Coast. While the storm brings much-needed water to a region in the midst of an historic drought, and should significantly lower […]

If Amazon, AT&T and Toyota are “pro-climate”, why are they bankrolling Manchin and Sinema’s climate obstruction?

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Corporations that previously trumpeted their support for sustainability and climate action have quietly given thousands of dollars to Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema—the two right-wing Democrats most responsible for gutting the Build Back Better Act’s clean energy provisions and otherwise preventing their party from passing a transformative version of its reconciliation package. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams That’s according to […]

As bomb cyclone smashes California, TV news keeps forgetting the human cost of climate disasters like Hurricane Ida

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I’m writing this from New Orleans a little more than one month after Hurricane Ida devastated Southeast Louisiana—after most national TV crews have long since packed up and left. A blue tarp lies atop my parents’ roof, flapping in the occasional sticky breeze. Aside from some cosmetic damage, their home is okay. They’re some of the […]

Activists bring motion to ban dirty fossil fuel money, but California Dem Party dithers

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Yesterday, the California Democratic Party once again blocked an activist-brought motion to get fossil fuel money out of elections. This has been a huge problem, as fossil fuel interests have dumped millions of dollars into candidate coffers (and reaped billions in rewards – see “Big oil lobbying money turns California the WRONG kind of green”). […]

Colorado climate disinformation complex provides microcosm of fossil fuel industry’s deceptions

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If something is common sense, then it’s accurate and can’t be argued with, right? Describing one’s position in an argument as the “common sense” approach is a longstanding rhetorical device used to frame your position, clearly actually up for debate, as being so obvious that any other consideration is ridiculous. By Climate Denier Roundup For […]

Despite outcry, Japanese Prime Minister won’t block release of contaminated radioactive Fukushima wastewater into ocean

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A South Korean official has denounced Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s call to begin releasing contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea starting in 2023. Kishida, who took office last month, visited the plant and said the plan to release more than one million tonnes of water into the sea over […]

Moving beyond America’s war on wildfire: 4 ways to avoid future megafires

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Californians have been concerned about wildfires for a long time, but the past two years have left many of them fearful and questioning whether any solutions to the fire crisis truly exist. By Susan Kocher, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Ryan E. Tompkins, University of California, Division of Agriculture and […]

Television: A new wave of vibrant science programs

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When WMAR, Baltimore’s first television station, began broadcasting in 1947, a local public relations official saw an opportunity. Lynn Poole had recently been named the first director of public relations at Johns Hopkins University, and he was looking for ways to promote the institution’s cutting-edge research. So when word got out that WMAR was looking for […]