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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Climate Change

heat wave, new jersey

The planet just had its hottest 4 years in recorded history. Trump is dismantling...

CHRIS MOONEY / WASHINGTON POST - 2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday [go to article]
NOAA flood map, new jersey

Seeing red on climate

ZOYA TEIRSTEIN / GRIST - Todd Tanner has a pretty sweet offer for his fellow Montanans: a new shotgun in exchange for science-based evidence that he’s wrong about climate change [go to article]

Combating climate change is a ‘moral obligation,’ BPU commissioner tells Morristown audience

KEVIN COUGHLIN / MORRISTOWN GREEN - Residents have a moral obligation to minimize climate change, Commissioner Joseph Fiordaliso of the state Board of Public Utilities [go to article]

Video: There are benefits to addressing climate change beyond reducing greenhouse gases

NJ CLIMATE ADAPTATION ALLIANCE - Climate action sparks technological innovation. Rick Thigpen of PSEG discusses economic and health benefits of fighting climate change [go to video]
New Jersey Environment News, climate change

2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report

ALISTER DOYLE / REUTERS - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires [go to article]

NJ may sign on with U.S. climate alliance to curb carbon pollution

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may soon be joining an alliance to combat global warming, working cooperatively with 13 other states to achieve [go to article]
Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey

Opinion: It is not fear-mongering to appreciate the existential impact of climate change

TIM DILLINGHAM / PHILLY.COM - Hunkered down at home, under a “state of emergency” declared by Governor Christie, there’s something serious to be said about the weather [go to article]
Trenton, Delawre River, new jersey environment

Despite this week’s chattering cold, North Jersey winters are warming

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - As you flicked on a space heater to keep your water pipes from freezing, or heard your teeth rattle [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

Credit rating agency issues warning on climate change to cities

NATHAN ROTT / NPR - One of the largest credit rating agencies in the country is warning U.S. cities and states to prepare for the effects of climate change [go to article]
Superfund sign

More than 300 toxic Superfund sites threatened by climate change

WEATHER CHANNEL / AP - Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise [go to article]

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