“Unprecedented” Polar Melting Unfolds as Climate Disruption Denial Goes Wild

Published on Truthout, 9 January 2016.

Early January saw colder temperatures in Seattle than at the North Pole. Meanwhile, Antarctica’s largest glaciers are losing more than 20 feet of height. Yet the incoming US president has been busy stuffing his cabinet with nine of the staunchest climate science deniers.

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We Have Released a Monster: Previously Frozen Soil Is “Breathing Out” Greenhouse Gases

Published on Truthout, 28 December 2016.

A recent study shows global warming causing previously frozen soil to release more CO2 and methane into the atmosphere. Even if all human-caused emissions stopped, soil respiration would continue adding the gases unless immediate steps are taken.

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Will Obama Grant Leonard Peltier His Last Chance at Freedom?

Published on Truthout, 19 December 2016.

With a Trump presidency looming, this is a do-or-die moment for the campaign that’s been working tirelessly to free Leonard Peltier. If President Obama fails to grant him clemency, the 72-year-old veteran who’s ailing and without access to health care will likely die in prison.

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Latest Climate Report: “The Arctic Is Unravelling”

Published on Truthout, 16 December 2016.

“Unprecedented” warming finds the Arctic in uncharted territory, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report. In the far north, methane is being released and parasites are multiplying, while Trump threatens to increase fossil fuel development.

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