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    Wow, we're witnessing the world's warmest winter.

    Earth just had its hottest January in recorded history
    The record highlights a worrisome trend as the planet continues to warm at an accelerated pace.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/science/envi...story-n1136426

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    Rising temperatures mean less snowfall, higher snowlines and thinner snowpacks. If global warming continues, there may come a time when no more Winter Olympics can be held. Maybe we could replace the Winter Olympics with mountain-climbing competitions.

    A French ski resort had to helicopter snow onto its slopes in order to remain open

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/s...ntl/index.html

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    Global warming is indeed affecting the entire globe: all the land, all the mountains, all the glaciers, all the seas and oceans and even the weather. Here is more bad news:

    Coral reefs could be wiped out by 2100, scientists say
    Mic.com, Feb 19 2020 3:25 PM

    As humans continue to struggle to adequately address climate change in a way that would mitigate its worst long-term effects, the threats to familiar habitats continue to grow. The latest example: coral reefs. According to a new study presented at this year's Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, researchers revealed that if human-caused climate change continues to increase ocean surface temperatures and create more acidic waters, between 70 and 90% of coral reefs will disappear over the next 20 years. Coral reefs could be nearly entirely eliminated by 2100.

    The loss of reefs will have devastating effects for those on land. About 25% of all fish species spend at least part of their life cycle in reefs and the loss of that habitat could result in the loss of many fish. Coral reefs also provide a natural layer of protection against surging sea levels that threaten coastal areas. Without the reefs, we could be more quickly affected by rising sea levels. Coral reefs also provide safe haven for plankton that help produce oxygen. Research suggests that as much as 50% of the oxygen we breathe comes from this plankton.

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/202...-say/23930946/

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    "Daddy, why are there only seven animals in this zoo? Why are most of the cages empty?" Even if every nation meets the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, extinction is inevitable for many species of animals. We need to elect a President who will fight climate change instead of dismissing it as a "hoax."

    Climate change may doom 1 in 3 species of plants, animals and insects in the next 50 years

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/21/weath...rnd/index.html

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    If Anna still wants Elsa to help her build a snowman, they'd better hurry. There may not be much time left – or much snow.

    A heat wave in Antarctica melted 20% of an island's snow in 9 days

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/24/world...rnd/index.html

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    Letter from Patty Donnelly of Chino Hills in today's Los Angeles Times:

    "How come we all agree that scientists working to save us from COVID-19 are heroes, yet we have a President who claims scientists working to save us from the larger threat of climate change are promoting fake news? If we learn anything from COVID-19, let it be to heed the warnings of the scientists dedicating their lives to a better future for all of us, and not politicians dedicating their lives to helping themselves get reelected."

    Amen!

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    King Donald the First has spent more than three years trying to undo and reverse every program and policy enacted by President Obama. King Donald didn't like the 2012 legislation calling for annual 5% increases in automobiles' fuel efficiency so his administration has lowered the standard to 1.5%. Over the next five years, the lower standard will result in nearly a billion additional tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. That will accelerate the pace of global warming. King Donald doesn't care, though. He says global warming is a "hoax" – and who needs clean air anyway? Now let's get those coal miners back to work!

    Obama slams rollback of vehicle emission standards in rare rebuke of Trump

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/polit...ion/index.html

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