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How to Use Less Plastic Because We’re Using Way Too Much 

There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has become waste and ended up in landfills. Even worse, plastic production is increasing and half of all the plastic on Earth was created in the past 13 years. But you […]

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This Is How Each Region Of The US Will Respond to Climate Change 

Climate change is real, and it’s impacting us far beyond just making the planet warmer. Researchers and economists at the Climate Impact Lab have created a map showing how climate change will affect different counties from now to 2099, with areas near oceans and the South being affected the most, reports NPR.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Iran Hit 129 Degrees Yesterday, Breaking Asia’s Heat Record For June

Iran broke the record for Asia’s highest temperature ever recorded during June yesterday. It was a scorching 128.7 degrees in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, which works out to 53.7 degrees Celsius. The previous June record in Iran was 127.4 degrees.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Has Been Valued at a Whopping $42 Billion

With the Great Barrier Reef under unprecedented environmental stress, a new report is raising the alarm in terms of its potential economic loss. Valued at Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion), the largest living structure on Earth is now deemed “too big to fail.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Has Been Valued at a Whopping $42 Billion

With the Great Barrier Reef under unprecedented environmental stress, a new report is raising the alarm in terms of its potential economic loss. Valued at Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion), the largest living structure on Earth is now deemed “too big to fail.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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It’s So Hot in Arizona Right Now, Puppy Feet Are Frying

You know, in school and in newspapers, the experts warn you about all the dangers of global warming: melting ice caps, rising sea levels, more destructive hurricanes. All bad stuff! What they don’t tell you is that when it gets to be around 120-degrees, the sidewalk gets so hot, it can fry a puppy paw […]

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The Southwest US Is About to Get Torched by a Brutal Heat Wave

Yikes, is it ever gonna be hot in the western United States this week. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Arizona, Nevada, and parts of California, where temperatures are expected to reach as high as 122 degrees F (50 C). State and local officials are asking people to take the…Read […]

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Ethiopian Coffee Is Screwed Unless We Do Something About It

Climate change might not feel that important if you’re living far away from a coastline. But that doesn’t mean your life won’t change. Lots of the items people love will likely be influenced by the changing climate in some way, and the popular Ethiopian coffee is a prime example.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Trump to Mayor of ‘Drowning’ Island: Don’t Worry About Sea Level Rise 

Virginia’s Tangier Island is drowning. It’s accessible only by boat, besieged by both sinking land and rising sea, and has shrunk to one-third the size it was in 1850. On Wednesday, President Trump called its mayor, James Eskridge, to say not to worry about sea level rise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Scott Pruitt Wants Some Kind of Strange Climate Change Showdown

EPA head Scott Pruitt has spent the last week insisting that the Trump administration never discussed climate change when debating the decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change. But now that we’ve withdrawn from that agreement, he thinks it’s a great time to have a public debate in what sounds like…Read more… […]

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Van Jones Wrecks Trump’s Senior Economic Advisor Over Paris Climate Pull Out

EPA director and climate change denier Scott Pruitt told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord because the president’s primary concern was “American jobs”, not climate change. Citing a provably false list of statistics, Tapper’s guests that included …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Yes, I Said We Need to “Move On” From the Russian Hacking Story

Let’s play a game. Imagine just for a moment what the front pages of newspapers or home pages of websites would look like if we removed articles about the hacking of emails in the 2016 election. Now go even further and imagine how a cable news hour and its line up of stories would be […]

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Pittsburgh To Trump: Take Our Name Out of Your Orange Jagoff Mouth

Like a fucking moron who can’t wait to see how happy Putin’s going to be after this one, Donald Trump did his usual farting out of words with limited basis in reality while announcing his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement. Because the Pro-Life Party is more concerned with immediate …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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What Pittsburghers Know About the Environment That Trump Still Needs to Learn

In his speech announcing that he intends to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord, President Trump said that he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” And yet, as I sit here just outside Pittsburgh, I get this feeling that he’s not acting in my and my neighbors’ best […]

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There Goes the Planet. Maybe?

What kind of a person likes to dangle the threat of human extinction in front of the people he has sworn to protect? That would be the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. This morning multiple news organizations have reported that White House officials say the President is …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Don’t Let That Global Warming Sleep Study Keep You Up at Night

Climate change is bad—it’s causing sea levels to rise, it’s exacerbating heat waves, it’s damaging coral reefs, the list goes on. But that doesn’t mean every time researchers find a correlation between some bad thing and the temperature, we should freak out about how global warming is going to everything on this round…Read more… Continue […]

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No, Vladimir Putin is Not The Greatest Threat to America

If there’s one thing you can always rely on Senator John McCain for, it’s doing his best to scare the American public. The Arizona Republican’s penchant for supporting aggressive military action against a variety of menacing actors overseas, or at the very least, consistently growing the number of …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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