[GWSG] 18 mo. deadline; Greta's cruise; climate exodus; tree planting record; heat map; Dem. climate non-debates

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Tue Jul 30 07:48:48 EDT 2019

1. Scientists and policy makers are stressing the necessity of beginning to lower emissions in the next eighteen months if we are to have a decent (that is, two in three) chance to avoid catastrophic climate disruption.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-heatwaves/think-the-heatwave-was-bad-climate-already-hitting-key-tipping-points-idUSKCN1UN065
Think the heatwave was bad? Climate already hitting key tipping points - Reuters<https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-heatwaves/think-the-heatwave-was-bad-climate-already-hitting-key-tipping-points-idUSKCN1UN065>
It was an odd title for a comedy night, but British stand-up Carl Donnelly turned out to have chosen an environmental theme with impeccable timing. With temperature records tumbling daily in last ...

2. A series of three UN meetings will begin in Santiago, Chile, in December and end in eighteen months in England. Greta Thunberg wanted to come to the Santiago, Chile, meeting in December but did not want to fly or to come by normal commercial sea transportation because of the carbon emissions. She has accepted an invitation to make the crossing on a green racing yacht. She will land in New York next month and visit Canada and Mexico before the December meeting. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/29/greta-thunberg-to-sail-across-atlantic-for-un-climate-summits
Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic for UN climate summits | Environment | The Guardian<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/29/greta-thunberg-to-sail-across-atlantic-for-un-climate-summits>
Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile as part of a sabbatical year the 16-year-old Swedish climate ...

3. Climate disruption is driving much of the immigration from Guatemala to the US. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jul/29/guatemala-climate-crisis-migration-drought-famine
'People are dying': how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US | Global development | The Guardian<https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jul/29/guatemala-climate-crisis-migration-drought-famine>
'People are dying': how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US Carlos Gutierrez, 20, plants corn along a sloped terrain as his niece Delmi, 6, watches from behind.

4. Ethiopia planted a record 350 million+ trees in a single day. The previous record holder was India with 50 million+. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49151523
Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change<https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49151523>
Ethiopia has planted more than 200 million trees in a day, officials say, in what they believe is a world record. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is leading the project, which aims to counter the ...

5. The Union of Concerned Scientists has an interactive map showing how hot it is projected to be in each county of the US by the end of the century. Thanks to Dianne Battle for the topic. https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/killer-heat-in-united-states
Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days (2019) | Union of Concerned Scientists - ucsusa.org<https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/killer-heat-in-united-states>
The United States is facing a potentially staggering expansion of dangerous heat over the coming decades. This analysis shows the rapid, widespread increases in extreme heat that are projected to occur across the country due to climate change, including conditions so extreme that a heat index cannot be measured.

6. The Democratic National Committee has opposed the idea of a climate debate for candidates and said that anyone who participates in one would be ineligible for the official DNC debates. MSNBC and CNN are planning non-debate chances for the leading candidates to share their climate ideas in September. MSNBC plans to give each of the five an hour on the topic. https://grist.org/article/msnbc-and-cnn-to-host-climate-events-for-the-presidential-candidates/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily
MSNBC and CNN to host climate events for the presidential candidates | Grist<https://grist.org/article/msnbc-and-cnn-to-host-climate-events-for-the-presidential-candidates/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily>
When Washington Governor Jay Inslee and a slew of climate activists asked the Democratic National Convention to hold a climate-themed primary debate in June, DNC chair Tom Perez responded with a ...

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