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    Older Republican politicians don't want to take any action to fight climate change (or gun violence, either). Younger Republicans, however, are working to find solutions to climate change (and gun violence, too) -- and many of them are abandoning the Republican party and becoming Democrats. These young people are our hope and our future.

    20 college Republican groups issue call to action on climate change

    http://time.com/5176700/climate-chan...-donald-trump/

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    Arctic temperatures are at an all-time high and the amount of sea ice is at an all-time low. Does anyone besides Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt still doubt the earth is getting hotter?

    "Crazy, crazy stuff": Arctic has its warmest winter on record

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arctic-...ter-on-record/

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    On immigration, on gun violence, on climate change and on many other issues, today's young people are taking action where Congress will not. Good for them!

    Court says climate change lawsuit brought by teenagers against the Trump administration can go to trial

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/cl...-a8246411.html

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    The former Governor says the oil companies are contributing to global warming and thus are guilty of "first-degree murder." Good luck with the lawsuit, Ah-nold!

    Arnold Schwarzenegger to sue oil companies for 'killing people'

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.3870304

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    Leaving lights off for an hour accomplishes about as much as tying ribbons around trees and putting bumper stickers on cars. In other words, nothing. The Nature Conservancy has a list of steps we can take to fight climate change:

    https://www.nature.org/ourinitiative...help/index.htm

    Lights around the world go dark for Earth Hour to highlight climate change
    The Associated Press, Mar 24 2018 3:40 PM

    In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights — Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye. That scene was repeated over and over across the world Saturday night: at Sydney's Opera House, at New Delhi's great arch, at Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

    It lasted for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 PM, people were switching off their lights for Earth Hour, a global call for international unity on the importance of addressing climate change. Since beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in, from turning off their own porch lights to letting grand sites like the Opera House go dark.

    http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-e...324-story.html

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    This news is not surprising. Trump doesn't care about the environment and he doesn't care about California. The federal Clean Air Act was passed in 1990 but 13 states, including California, have wisely set their own fuel efficiency and/or clean air standards

    EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...329-story.html

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    The message I get from this gloomy report is "Breathing can be hazardous to your health" -- and it's mostly because of global warming.

    Nearly half of Americans breathe dirty air, report finds
    CBS News, Apr 18 2018 11:27 AM

    More than two of every five Americans reside in counties with unhealthy levels of smog and air pollution, thanks largely to the effect of global warming, health researchers report. Ozone levels spiked in the United States in 2016, which was the nation's second-hottest year on record, according to the American Lung Association's annual State Of The Air report, released today. "As heat increases, ozone forms more rapidly so we had more cities with more ozone days," said report author Janice Nolen. "We saw a lot of evidence in 2016 of the impact that climate change and global warming is going to have on us."

    The report also noted a number of Trump-led efforts that could lead to worse air quality, including legislation to weaken the Clean Air Act, repealing plans to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, removing limits on emissions from oil and gas operations, and opening the door for dirtier emissions from trucks and cars. "We need to keep the Clean Air Act strong and attempts to weaken it are definitely going to cause health effects," said Dr. Christy Sadreameli, an assistant professor of pediatric pulmonology with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "Peeling back regulations that will increase pollution is very scary to us."

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nearly-...-report-finds/

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