Tag Archives: Climate Change

Opinion: Oregon court ignores climate danger in youth case

One simple truth emerges from mounting climate disasters: Our economy and personal security hinge on a stable climate system. The inferno that reduced Paradise, Calif., to ashes should leave no doubt as to the consequences of government’s failure to control carbon pollution. Source: Opinion: Oregon court ignores climate danger in youth case | oregonlive.com

‘This is not controversial’: Bipartisan group of economists calls for carbon tax

Republicans and Democrats are calling for a carbon tax where all the money would be rebated back to Americans. They say it’s the simplest way to address climate change. Forty-five top economists from across the political spectrum are calling for the United States to put a tax on carbon, saying it is by far the […]
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PG&E bankruptcy impact: Figuring out how to pay for climate change

As weather gets more extreme, corporations, citizens and politicians fight over who should pay for the damages. Scientists recently suggested that corporations have vastly underestimated the costs of climate change. The impending bankruptcy of Pacific Gas & Electric could be proving them right. Source: PG&E bankruptcy impact: Figuring out how to pay for climate change […]
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U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American […]
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The oceans are warming faster than we thought, and scientists suggest we brace for impact

2018 was the warmest year on record in the oceans, the third in a row. The oceans are warming faster than climate reports have suggested, according to a new synthesis of temperature observations published this week. The most recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made what turned out to be […]
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Antarctica ice melting: Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster, raising risk of sea level rise, study finds

The yearly loss of Antarctic ice mass has increased six-fold since 1979, scientists report. In the “the longest-ever assessment” of Antarctica‘s ice mass, scientists are reporting a rapid increase in melting — a six-fold increase in yearly Antarctic ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]
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Snowpack In The West Has Resisted Climate Change But That Won’t Last Forever

For the last 35 years, the snowpack in the West’s mountains has resisted the impacts of global warming. But that could soon change, according to a new study out of Oregon State University. The study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that although climate change should have caused a steep decrease in snowpack, naturally occurring, […]
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Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.

Oregon riding “green” wave for climate action

In Oregon’s recent election, and across America, voters created a “green wave” for bold action on climate change. Source: Oregon riding “green” wave for climate action

Global warming impacts: Legislature receives ‘urgent warning’ in new report

The effects of climate change, predicted over the last three decades, are now arriving in Oregon, challenging Oregon communities, businesses and households — and heralded by the wildfire smoke that has choked Oregon towns from Ashland to Sisters to Portland over the last two years. That’s the urgent message leading off the 2018 edition of […]
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