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18 Nov, 18:00 - climatiq -  - 

Artist Gavin Turk arrested in London climate change protest

Turk held for obstructing public highway and has no regrets in taking part in mass civil disobedience. The British artist Gavin Turk has said every member of the public will feel the impact of the climate emergency sooner rather than later, after he was arrested during mass civil disobedience in central London. »
18 Nov, 17:40 - guardian -  - 

PNW woodlands will be less vulnerable to drought, fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests

Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling shows. »
17 Nov, 03:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

World record-breaking giant postcard: SDC gives youth a voice in fight against climate change

Over 100,000 postcards with promises and messages about climate change from children and young people around the world will be used to stage a new Guinness world record on the Jungfraujoch: the biggest postcard of all time, raising awareness about climate change. »
16 Nov, 19:00 - admin.ch -  - 

Woodside backs a carbon price - for the planet, our children, business and jobs

Why Woodside supports a carbon price - for the planet, our children, business and jobs. »
16 Nov, 05:20 - smh -  - 

Brazil's new foreign minister believes climate change is a Marxist plot

Ernesto Araujo has called climate science ‘dogma’ and bemoaned the ‘criminalisation’ of red meat, oil and heterosexual sex. Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen a new foreign minister who believes climate change is part of a plot by “cultural Marxists” to stifle western economies and promote the growth of China. »
15 Nov, 20:00 - guardian -  - 

The Philippines wants big companies to accept responsibility for a devastating typhoon

Did the big emitters help to cause extreme weather? »
15 Nov, 18:40 - economist -  - 

Big Oil v the planet is the fight of our lives. Democrats must choose a side | David Sirota

The industry has political supremacy even in left-leaning states, but immediate action can hold off an environmental state of emergency. The world’s leading scientists issued a report warning of total planetary dystopia unless we take immediate steps to seriously reduce carbon emissions. »
15 Nov, 13:40 - guardian -  - 

'Team Oil': ex-oil worker seeks to educate legislators on climate change

Retired engineer and manager Bill Bray volunteers with Citizens Climate Lobby, which aims to meet with all legislators twice a year. Bill Bray makes sure to wear his ExxonMobil baseball cap to the farmers’ markets and Rotary clubs he visits in Texas to talk about climate change. Related: Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C. »
15 Nov, 10:30 - guardian -  - 

Mixed results for science in the US midterm elections

A climate change denier is no longer to head House science committee, but Washington state voters reject carbon tax and Arizona blocks renewable energy boost. »
15 Nov, 06:10 - newscientist -  - 

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