Category Archives: Climate Change/ Actions

Trump Administration Attorney Doesn’t Have Direction On Climate Change

The ECOreport posts an update from the ongoing lawsuit meant to  force the U.S, government to take climate action.

Press Release from Our Children’s Trust

During a telephonic case management conference on Friday, April 7, between Magistrate Judge Coffin and attorneys representing the parties in Juliana v. United States, Judge Coffin itemized twelve meaningful admissions that the U.S. government defendants, then acting under the Obama administration, made in their January 13 answer to the youth plaintiffs’ complaint. Then he asked an attorney from the Department of Justice for the position of the Trump administration on climate science.
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Filming The Quest For Tomorrow’s Solutions

The ECOreport seeks out French director about a documentary filming the Quest For Tomorrow’s Solutions

By Roy L Hales

In 2012 French journalist Cyril Dion read a study1stating that unless we take action now, humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. He shared his concerns with a friend, actress/filmaker Melanie Lauren. This ultimately led to their Global trek, filming the quest for Tomorrow’s Solutions.

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  1. Anthony D. Barnosky et al, “Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere”, NATURE, Nature 486, 52–58 (07 June 2012)

Sea-level Rise Threatens European Communities

The ECOreport reposts another report of Climate impacts, Sea-level Rise Threatens European Communities.

Originally Published on NexisMedia, republished on Clean Technica

By Marlene Cimons

The kind of devastating flooding that occurs once every century along Europe’s northern coastline could become an annual event if greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb, according to a recent study published in the journal Earth’s Future.

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Changing Weather Patterns Trap Pollution Over Chinese Cities

The ECOreport reposts another report of Climate Change impacts,  Changing Weather PatternsTrap Pollution Over Chinese Cities

Originally published on Nexus Media, republished Clean Technica

By Marlene Cimons

While China has become a world leader in the fight against global warming, its severe winter air pollution has worsened, likely as a result of changing atmospheric circulation caused by climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.

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Rising Temperatures Kill Coffee

The ECOreport reposts another story of Climate Change impacts, Rising Temperatures Kill Coffee

Originally Posted on Oregon State University News

By Steve Lundeberg,

CORVALLIS – “Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring, research at Oregon State University suggests.

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Trump Threatens The Environment, Health & Economic Development

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Donald Trump threatens the environment,  health & economic development

Press release from the Center for American Progress

By Carolyn Kenney

The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have raised serious concerns about the new administration’s understanding of climate change and the associated security risks. President Trump’s vocal skepticism of climate change and his appointment of several prominent climate deniers to his Cabinet, along with deep proposed budget cuts to government activities aimed at slowing or adapting to climate change, could see the new administration do untold damage to the environment, human health and security, economic development, and international peace and stability.
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Pseudoscientific Arguments Against Addressing Climate Change

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about one pseudoscientific arguments against addressing climate change

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By Davis Suzuki

We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental arguments not coated with a scientific sheen.
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Extreme Weather Cost US Communities $53 Billion In 2016

The ECOrerport reposts analysis of the damages caused by climate change, extreme weather cost US Communities $53 billion in 2016

Originally Published on Center for American Progress

By Miranda Peterson and Cathleen Kelly

Extreme weather and climate disasters caused a staggering 297 deaths and $53.5 billion in economic damage in the United States in 2016. Of these disasters, 15 cost at least $1 billion and together triggered $49.1 billion in damage across 38 states. Center for American Progress analysis found that the economic toll of the 15 most destructive extreme weather events in 2016 was more than double the cost of similarly catastrophic events in 2015, which totaled $21.5 billion. Damage costs due to these severe weather, flood, wildfire, and drought events include insured and uninsured losses tied to damaged homes, businesses, buildings, cars, energy and transportation infrastructure, and agricultural assets. These damage costs, however, underestimate the total economic consequences of extreme weather: They do not take into account the destruction of natural assets—such as wetlands and parks—health care costs, and the economic impact tied to loss of life.

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Department Of Justice Says America On Costly, Insecure & Environmentally Dangerous Path

The ECOreport reposts Plaintiff’s summary of court findings, Department of Justice says America on costly, insecure & environmentally dangerous path 

Press Release from Our Children’s Trust

On January 13, the United States filed its Answer to youth plaintiffs’ complaint in Juliana v. United States. In their Answer, the federal defendants make several admissions to their long-standing knowledge of climate change danger and to today’s knowledge on the severity of those impacts.

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Humanity’s Collision Course

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, David Suzuki says it’s time to heed warnings about humanity’s collision course

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

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