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As Trump’s Denialists Get to Work, the Climate Is Changing 170 Times Faster

Published on Truthout, 27 March 2017.

Antarctic Sea Ice is at a record low, oceans are losing their oxygen, the Arctic is in meltdown and Vancouver’s weather will become like San Diego’s “within decades” as climate disruption moves into overdrive. We can deny climate change all we want but the consequences of sudden and dramatic changes in the planet’s climate have historically been catastrophic for humans.

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Naval Exercises Add Trillions of Pieces of Plastic Debris to Oceans

Published on Truthout, 15 March 2017.

US Navy documents reveal massive amounts of toxic and plastic debris in the form of flares and radar-deceiving plastic being injected into the oceans — in addition to heavy metals and explosives — during exercises. Still, the Navy routinely claims none of its activities have significant impacts and produces its own research as proof.

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Trump Cuts Regulations as Oceanic Dead Zones Release Massive Amounts of Methane

Published on Truthout, 9 March 2017.

As the Trump administration launches the most extreme rollback of environmental regulations since the Reagan era, a new study reveals a deeply disturbing climate feedback loop: Oceanic dead zones are releasing giant plumes of methane gas into the atmosphere.

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