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Scientists Predict There Will Be No Glaciers in the Contiguous US by 2050 — but Trump Is Stomping on the Gas Pedal

Published on Truthout, 22 May 2017.

Sea-level rise is now projected to be even higher than expected, and warming oceans are losing their oxygen much faster than previously believed. If warming continues apace, there will be no glaciers in the contiguous United States by 2050, yet Trump administration officials are stomping on the gas pedal.

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Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue in the Courts

Published on Truthout, 3 May 2017.

“The police and military have always been the arm of the state to facilitate Indigenous dispossession and normalize it,” Nick Estes, cofounder of The Red Nation, tells Truthout. Standing Rock is only one modern example of a tactic that has been used by the settler state against Indigenous peoples for hundreds of years.

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Great Barrier Reef Reaches “Terminal Stage” as CO2 Levels Rise at Record Rate

Published on Truthout 24 April 2017.

The Great Barrier Reef is dying, both Arctic and Antarctic sea ice have reached record lows, and the Middle East and North Africa are at risk of becoming uninhabitable within decades with atmospheric CO2 rising at an unprecedented rate — but this has not stopped Trump and his cabinet from pushing their self-serving climate-denying agenda.

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