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Climate Change Fuels Hellfire in the City of Angels

December 9, 2019

California’s fire season isn’t over yet, but megafire events have already taken a major toll on the state and its inhabitants, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Warm, dry climate change conditions have made housing in LA’s “Wildland-Urban Interface” dangerous.

20 Million People Displaced Per Year by Climate Change

December 9, 2019

A new Oxfam International study shows that climate change-fueled disasters have been increasing dramatically in the past ten years, and are now displacing 20 million people annually from their homes. The burden is highly unequal, with the poorest suffering the most.

Fossil Fuel Production Plans Could Push Earth off a Climate Cliff

December 4, 2019

The United Nations is beginning its climate summit in Madrid. Their new report says that if all booked fossil fuel reserves are burned, it could lead to a cataclysmic rise of global temperature by 2100.

As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar Sands Move via Rail

December 3, 2019

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks.

Big Rail Spends More on Denying Climate Change than Big Oil

December 2, 2019

A new study concludes that rail is the industry that’s injected the most money into climate change denial propaganda efforts in the last 25 years.    

Carbon Offset Programs Are Failing as Climate Solutions

December 2, 2019

New reports are questioning the effectiveness of cap-and-trade programs against climate change in California and for East Coast states. Emissions in California and globally are projected to skyrocket in the decades ahead unless significant action is taken.

Extinction Rebellion Hunger Strike in its 10th Day

November 27, 2019

Hunger striker Eric Tien says they will not eat until Nancy Pelosi agrees to a one hour public meeting to publicly acknowledge that we are in a climate emergency

Sea Level Rise Could Be Three Times Worse Than Previous Estimates

November 14, 2019

A new study and mapping visualization tool by the organization Climate Central says hundreds of millions more people than previously thought live in coastal flooding risk zones.

Baltimore to Reckon With A Shitty Sewage Situation

November 13, 2019

The city’s programs to help residents deal with sewage backups aren’t doing much to help. City Council will take up the problem at a hearing on Wednesday.

Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit

November 9, 2019

The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN’s Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.