Climate Change

"Nearly Half of Senate Challenges Obama Carbon Rules"

"Nearly half of the U.S. Senate supports a resolution to challenge the Obama administration's regulation cutting carbon emissions from power plants, the core of the United States' broader climate change strategy, sponsors of the measure said on Tuesday." President Obama will veto the measure, which lacks votes for an override.

Source: Reuters, 10/28/2015

"Catholic Church Leaders Issue Appeal on Climate Change"

"VATICAN CITY — Roman Catholic cardinals, patriarchs and bishops from around the world on Monday appealed to climate-change negotiators to approve a 'fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement' when they meet at a widely anticipated United Nations conference in Paris next month."

Source: NY Times, 10/27/2015

"Greenland Is Melting Away"

"The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the University of Wyoming, picked his way across the frozen landscape, clipped his climbing harness to an anchor in the ice and crept toward the edge of a river that rushed downstream toward an enormous sinkhole."

Source: NY Times, 10/27/2015

"Deadly Heat Is Forecast in Persian Gulf by 2100"

"By the end of this century, areas of the Persian Gulf could be hit by waves of heat and humidity so severe that simply being outside for several hours could threaten human life, according to a study published Monday. Because of humanity’s contribution to climate change, the authors wrote, some population centers in the Middle East 'are likely to experience temperature levels that are intolerable to humans.'"

Source: NY Times, 10/27/2015


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