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Jacques Leslie
LA Times regular contributing opinion writer and frequent contributor to NY Times opinion pages & Yale Environment 360. Author of Deep Water & The Mark.
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David Wallace-Wells Jul 18
“Mothers who live in areas with heavy oil and gas developments have between a 40 percent and 70 percent greater chance of giving birth to babies with congenital heart defects, according to a study published Thursday in Environment International.”
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Eric Holthaus Jul 18
Another stunning record this week: Alert, Canada—the northernmost permanent settlement on Earth—reached 70°F (21°C) for the first time in history. This village, friends, is just a few hundred miles from the North Pole. This is not supposed to happen.
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Jacques Leslie Jul 17
Or, "I like astronauts who come back."
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Scott Denning Jul 17
1000 years ago, "Greenland" was a real-estate marketing slogan to entice people to relocate from "Iceland." The island is covered with ice 1000's of meters thick which is melting quickly and has the potential to raise the ocean by 6 meters. Now it's on fire! 🥵😳🤯😓🧨🔮🌡🚰🏊‍♀️
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Jacques Leslie Jul 17
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InsideClimate News Jul 15
World hunger is rising with climate shocks and conflicts, and economic troubles are making it that much harder for regions to recover. just published the latest numbers, and it's worried about what they show.
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Bill McKibben Jul 14
A truly amazing victory in southern Brazil, where six years of constant organizing has meant a vast shale reserve won't be fracked. Such thanks to all who fight!
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Laurence Tribe Jul 14
This — from ’s Stages toward genocide ⬇️
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Bill McKibben Jul 13
These are the kind of people Trump et al want to arrest, deport. And bear in mind they did nothing to cause the climate change now wrecking their lives
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Jacques Leslie Jul 13
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Jacques Leslie Jul 12
Most of these cabinet officers go out the door with harsh words from , who always forgets he was the one who appointed them.
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Peter Gleick Jul 11
“No climate scientist is saying these storms are caused by climate change. What we’re saying is that climate change is increasingly influencing these very damaging events. That influence will grow over time as we continue to fail to address .
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Jacques Leslie Jul 12
So, let's review: fossil fuels aren't better investments than renewables, they cause climate change, and the leaders who support them tend to be kleptocrats and authoritarians. Why would any sane or decent person invest in them?
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InsideClimate News Jul 12
"When it comes to the Arctic heat waves, the wildfires, am I surprised? No — this was long predicted. Am I worried? Yes," said climate scientist .
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Jacques Leslie Jul 10
New Orleans received 6 to 10 inches of water in a two-hour period today.
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Jacques Leslie Jul 10
Lao-tzu knew this back in the sixth century B.C.: "In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it."
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Alex Kolker Jul 10
In Louisiana, we can flood three ways. We can flood from water flowing down the Mississippi River, from local rainstorms, or from a storm surge from the Gulf. This week, we'll have to deal with all three at once.
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Michael E. Mann Jul 10
Replying to @emorwee
"a surprisingly large number of climate deniers are misogynists. And so our female colleagues are at the receiving end of a particularly toxic brew of denialism, conspiratorial ideation and misogyny. It is most unfortunate and most disturbing."
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