- “Climate Crisis Is Coming For The Tidal Basin In DC” • The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC overlooks the Tidal Basin, a man-made body of water surrounded by cherry trees. Visitors who stroll along the water’s edge, gazing up at the stately monument, are forced off parts of the path by water. The land is sinking, but the seas are rising, too. [EcoWatch]
- “Bushfire Royal Commission To Look At Mitigation But Not Climate Change” • Prime Minister Scott Morrison released letters patent establishing a national inquiry into bushfires. It is to examine powers of Australia’s government to call out the military, national standards for hazard reduction, and disaster mitigation, but not climate change. [The Guardian]
- “Climate Change Could Kill All Of Earth’s Coral Reefs By 2100, Scientists Warn” • Climate change could destroy almost all of Earth’s coral reef habitats by 2100, University of Hawaii Manoa reported. And about 70-90% of all coral reefs are expected to disappear in the next 20 years due to warming oceans, acidic water, and pollution. [CNN]
- “Oil And Gas Production Is Contributing Even More To Global Warming Than Was Thought, Study Finds” • study finds that methane emissions from fossil fuels are between 25% and 40% larger than past research had estimated, revealing that oil and gas production is contributing far more to warming the planet than previously thought. [CNN]
- “Bloomberg, Apparent Climate Champion, Defends Fossil Fuel In His First Debate” • Billionaire Michael Bloomberg spoke in his first debate as a 2020 presidential candidate. The former New York City mayor defended fossil fuels and pitched what’s widely considered the lowest baseline for any federal response to global warming. [HuffPost]
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