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Automakers snub Trump to side with climate crisis, says Obama-era official

Automakers pushing back against Donald Trump’s rollbacks to mileage standards want to avoid drawn-out court battles and be seen as on the right side of the climate crisis, according to one of the architects of the Obama administration rules. Jeff…

‘100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

(Princeton University, Engineering School) Princeton researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.

When Colleagues Warn You To Keep The Climate Catastrophe On Message

Given the issues raised by the Nature Communications blacklist fiasco last week, I thought it might be useful to show readers who don’t work in science an example of the kind of not-so-subtle dissuasion that can be used by “scientists…

Report: Ties Between Environmentalism And Eugenics ‘Run Deep’

A historical analysis of the environmentalist movement released Monday revealed close ties between radical ecology, population control, and eugenics, which is still evident today in “ecofascism.” An “ultra-violent strain of white-nationalism also embraces climate science,” states the Canadian activist Cory…

What Greenland Might Have Taught Trump about Warming – Scientific American

In an apparent disappointment for President Trump, the Danish government has made it clear: Greenland is not for sale. The Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday that Trump had repeatedly expressed an interest in buying the semiautonomous Danish territory and that he…

Tracking Global Warming Means Finding The Flaw In Old Data – NPR

Scientists are using statistics, history and computer modeling to understand exactly how much hotter the oceans are today then they were before industrialization. Harvard researchers just found a clue in shipping records digitized after WWII. Suomi NPP — VIIRS/NASA Earth…

Why climate change is so hard to tackle: The global problem – Axios

Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for aggressive action to reduce heat-trapping emissions, while nations are facing pressure to ramp up commitments ahead of a major United Nations summit next month. The big picture: Despite that fervor, progress on climate change…