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#regram #rg @washingtonpost: Rising seas will be much worse and more expensive to deal with than previously thought, new research finds. Even under a scenario of very modest climate change, 150 million people worldwide will live below the high-tide level by 2050 and 190 million will by 2100. If climate change and sea level rise follow a worse path, as many as 340 million people living below the high-tide level could be in peril, to say nothing of how many could be affected by floods and extreme events. Such figures are three times — or more — higher than earlier estimates. Read more by clicking the link in the @washingtonpost’s bio.

#regram #rg @cnnclimate: October 2019 was the warmest October ever, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, an organization that tracks global temperatures. This year has seen several hottest-month records, including July, which Copernicus said was the warmest month of all on record, replacing the record set in July 2016. Copernicus has been tracking temperatures the planet’s temperatures since 1979. (📸:Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

#regram #rg @apnews: How do you help endangered gorillas? With lots of human help. The Associated Press traveled deep into Rwanda’s rainforest where mountain gorillas are making a rare comeback. It wouldn’t have happened without an intervention known as “extreme conservation” that includes monitoring every single gorilla, occasionally intervening with veterinary care and funding forest protection by sending money into communities. Read the full story at Video by Bram Janssen and Marshall Ritzel

Actor and activist Jane Fonda tells CNN’s Don Lemon that civil disobedience is the “new normal” in order to enact change and address the climate crisis. Fonda has said she wants to get arrested every Friday to raise awareness about the devastating challenges that are facing the Earth, calling these protests “Fire Drill Fridays.” Repost from @cnnclimate

Today 8/7c #regram #rg @motherjonesmag: To understand the stakes in the next year’s election, The Weather Channel and the Climate Desk are bringing the climate crisis to your living room in a one-hour special, “2020: Race to Save the Planet,” which airs next Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Climate change is quickly becoming the defining issue of the 2020 presidential election. How the next U.S. world leader confronts that threat will define where we live, what we eat, how nations will survive. Despite the urgency of the issue, there hasn’t been a true forum for presidential candidates of both parties to thoughtfully discuss their plans to face the current climate challenge. That changes on Thursday night.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ With a year until we select our next president, The Weather Channel has teamed up with the Climate Desk, a partnership of 18 media organizations working together on covering climate change, to deliver an hour of climate conversations with nine candidates— five Democrats and three Republicans. Hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb will host “2020: Race to Save the Planet,” which features interview segments where meteorologists and science journalists meet the candidates in communities from Paradise, California, to Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss how they came to understand the threat of climate change and their visions for how to address this crisis as president.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @berniesanders, @elizabethwarren, @pete.buttigieg, @kamalaharris, @corybooker, former Governors William Weld and @marksanford, and former Congressman @joewalshofficial will all appear in the special.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Following the special, Climate Desk reporter @jamilahking will join Dr. Knabb for an hour-long audience Q/A. Viewers can keep in the loop on social media with #racetosavetheplanet.

#regram #rg @greenpeace: More than 4000 people marched last night on the streets of Bucharest, demanding the Romanian Ministry of Forest to put an end to illegal logging and real protection for Europe's last virgin forests. Similar protests took place in several cities across the country. Each year, 38 million cubic meters of wood disappear from Romania’s forests. Most of the trees are cut down illegally. . There have also been hundreds of attacks on forest rangers, including two who have been brutally murdered, for protecting these forests. From the Amazon to Romania, attacks against forest defenders are increasing. We need to protect the forests and the people who protect them. 🌲🌲🌲 . . #stopillegallogging . 📸 Cătălin Georgescu / @greenpeace_romania . . #greenpeace #forests #forestsarelife #amazon #nature #conservation #trees #treesofinstagram🎄 #romania

#regram #rg @vice: More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have declared a climate emergency in a new report that calls for six urgent actions to confront the climate crisis. ⁠ ⁠ Read more via @motherboard at the link in the @vice bio. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Texas Military Department

#regram #rg @cnnclimate: The Trump administration announced that it will begin formally withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, the first step in a year-long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of planet-warming gases. After President Trump said in 2017 that he intended to pull the US out of the agreement, the latest move is a procedural step that would lead to a complete withdrawal just after the 2020 presidential election.

#regram #rg @nowthisfuture: This mysterious spill has coated 1,300 miles of Brazil’s beaches in more than 600 tons of oil waste — after a slow response from President Jair Bolsonaro, civilians are leading cleanup efforts.

There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike @fridaysforfuture

#regram #rg Uluru Rock, Australia has been given back to Aboriginal people after a decades-long fight. ⛰️

#regram #rg @apnews: This is one of Europe’s last wild rivers. But for how long?⁠ ⁠ The Vjosa river runs through the forest-covered slopes of Greece’s Pindus mountains to Albania’s Adriatic coast.⁠ ⁠ Albania’s government has set in motion plans to dam the Vjosa to generate much-needed electricity for one of Europe’s poorest countries, with the intent to build eight dams along the main river.⁠ ⁠ It’s part of a world hydropower boom, mainly in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and less developed parts of Europe. Some tout hydropower as a reliable, cheap and renewable energy source that helps curb dependence on planet-warming fossil fuels. But some recent studies question hydropower’s value in the fight against global warming. Critics say the benefits of hydropower are overstated — and outweighed by the harm dams can do.⁠ ⁠ Dams block the natural flow of water and sediment. They also can change the chemistry of the water and cause toxic algae to grow. Rivers are a crucial part of the global water cycle. They act as nature’s arteries, carrying energy and nutrients across vast landscapes, providing water for drinking, food production and industry.⁠ ⁠ For more, visit the AP news story.⁠ ⁠ #apvideo Felipe Dana @felipedana

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