NRC report: US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard need to begin now to prepare for effects of climate change in the Arctic

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In response to the measured and projected effects of climate change, US naval forces—i.e., the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard—should begin now to strengthen operational capabilities in the Arctic, prepare for more frequent humanitarian missions, and analyze potential vulnerabilities of seaside bases and facilities, says a new report by the National Research Council. Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Policy

DOE launches major 10-year project to use high performance computing for climate change research; ACME

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Eight national laboratories—Lawrence Livermore, Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest and Sandia—are combining forces with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions and one private-sector company in a 10-year project to use high performance computing (HPC) to develop and to apply the most complete climate and Earth system model. Climate Change Climate models High Performance Computing

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Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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The reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a significant issue in the marine transportation sector. Ammonia Climate Change Emissions Fuels Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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The shipping industry increasingly is also looking to LNG as a way to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) climate goals. LNG emits approximately 25% less CO 2 than conventional marine fuels in providing the same amount of propulsion power.

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Researchers confirm existence of North Icelandic Jet current; implications for ocean response to climate change

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An international team of researchers has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland—the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ)—that could significantly influence the ocean’s response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways. The NIJ contributes to a key component of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), critically important for regulating Earth’s climate. Climate Change

UN Review of Recent Climate Research Concludes That Impacts Of Climate Change Coming Faster Than Anticipated

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Significant climate anomalies 2008/2009. Source: Climate Change Compendium. A UN review of some 400 major scientific contributions to Earth systems and climate science released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, has found that the pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the worst case predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

Copenhagen Diagnosis Released, Detailing Accelerating Indicators of Climate Change In Last Three Years

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A team of 26 climate scientists from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States have published the “Copenhagen Diagnosis”, an interim synthesis report on developments in climate change science from mid-2006 to the present day. The report points out that many key harbingers of climate change “ are occurring at the high end or even beyond the expectations of only a few years ago."”

Transport Canada contracts CNL to research clean energy technologies to decarbonize marine sector

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Transport Canada has awarded a contract to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, to develop an assessment tool to examine clean technologies that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the release of other pollutants from marine vessels. CNL scientists will also examine different technologies that can be used for the production, storage and handling of hydrogen for marine vessels.

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Study Provides Evidence That Low-Level Clouds Act as Positive Feedback to Climate Change

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Time series of annual mean values of cloud and climate quantities averaged over the NE Pacific. (A) Low-level stratiform clouds—which play an important climatic role because of their net cooling effect on the global climate—appear to dissipate as the ocean warms, thereby enhancing the warming (i.e., The researchers also found that only one of 18 major global climate models accurately reproduced the observed cloud behavior.

Honda establishes Marine Science Foundation

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Inspired by the Japanese concept of sato-umi —the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist—Honda has established the Honda Marine Science Foundation , a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas. Honda also set out to address human impacts on marine environments, including water pollution and overfishing.

New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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Weiß (2020) “Greenhouse gas emissions from marine decommissioned hydrocarbon wells: leakage detection, monitoring and mitigation strategies.” Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Oil Ports and Marine

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Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes to include shipping CO2 in EU ETS; shipping industry to contribute to climate neutrality

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20% of the revenues under the Fund shall be used to contribute to protecting, restoring and efficiently managing marine ecosystems impacted by global warming. Climate Change Emissions Europe Market Background Ports and MarineThe Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted to include CO 2 emissions from the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

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US Global Change Research Program Issues Report on Impacts of Climate Change in US; Details Point to Potential Value of Early, Aggressive Action

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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now in the US and are expected to increase. Climate change is already having visible impacts in the United States, and the choices we make now will determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to the final release of the report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States”. It is clear that climate change is happening now. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

ADB Study Finds Annual Economic Losses in Southeast Asia from Climate Change Could be More Than Twice the Global Average

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Southeast Asia, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change—due to its long coastlines, high concentration of population and economic activity in coastal areas, and heavy reliance on agriculture, natural resources, and forestry—is likely to suffer more from climate change than the global average, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, titled The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review.

CARB draft of updated AB 32 Scoping Plan for climate change actions post-2020; pushing for greater transportation reductions

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The Scoping Plan describes the comprehensive range of efforts California must take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and meet the state’s long-term goals to combat climate change. What steps must California now take to meet the state’s climate goals beyond 2020? An overview of the current science of climate change in the draft includes an expanded discussion of short-lived climate pollutants such as methane and black carbon.

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A.P. Moller - Maersk to launch methanol-fueled feeder in 2023; all future newbuilds to support carbon-neutral fuels

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Moller - Maersk is accelerating its efforts to decarbonize marine operations with the launch of the first carbon-neutral feeder vessel in 2023—seven years ahead of the initial 2030 ambition. Climate Change Emissions Fuels Market Background Methanol Ports and MarineFast-tracked by advances in technology and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains, A.P.

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Rice researchers show ocean could have contained enough methane to cause drastic climate change 56M years ago

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Analysis by researchers at Rice University suggests that the theory that the release of massive amounts of carbon from methane hydrate frozen under the seafloor 56 million years ago drove a massive climate change incident—the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)—is quite possible. Chapman (2011) Abundant Early Palaeogene marine gas hydrates despite warm deep-ocean temperatures.

IMO Environment Committee approves draft mandatory regulations to cut ship carbon intensity; technical and operational

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. Climate Change Emissions Ports and Marine RegulationsThis builds on current mandatory energy efficiency requirements to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.

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Study measures the effect of regional change in clouds caused by ships’ emissions; masking GHG warming

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This puffy line is not just exhaust from the engine, but a change in the clouds that’s caused by small airborne particles of pollution. The result implies that globally, cloud changes caused by particles from all forms of industrial pollution block 1 Watt of solar energy per square meter of Earth’s surface, masking almost a third of the present-day warming from greenhouse gases. However, if this small change occurred worldwide, it would be enough to affect global temperatures.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

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Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050

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In 2019, Maersk is planning to initiate open and collaborative dialogue with all possible parties to tackle climate change. Climate Change Emissions Ports and MarineMaersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.

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European Commission Provides Framework for Strategic Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

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The European Commission has published a white paper—“ Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action ”—outlining the framework of a two-phase strategic approach to help the EU cope with the impacts of climate change. Recent findings indicate that the impacts of climate change will be swifter and more severe than indicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in their 2007 report.

CSIRO/BOM: Australias Mean Temperature has Risen 0.7 C Since 1960, Climate Change is Real

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C (1.26 °F) since 1960 and other observed changes in rainfall, sea level rise, ocean acidification and atmospheric CO 2 concentration show that “ climate change is real ”, according to a joint CSIRO/Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) statement and snapshot of the state of the country’s climate. CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and the Bureau of Meteorology are the country’s two lead climate science agencies. State of the Climate (March 2010).

PowerCell, Siemens to partner on development of marine fuel cell systems; integration into BlueDrive

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In June, a power generating system based on PowerCell’s fuel cell stacks and developed by PowerCell’s Norwegian joint venture Hyon, received the first approval in principle for a fuel cell-based power generating system for marine vessels. In large segments of the marine industry a rapid transition has already started, with increased electrification and decreased use of fossil fuels as strong trends. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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But as it turns out we shouldn’t have been so pleased because AB 2145 was still alive and in its revised form now had three different ways to kill the current Community Choice programs in Marin County and Sonoma County, and to make sure no new Community Choice Power programs, like our own embryonic South Bay Clean Power efforts, can possibly succeed. ” He wants to change the law and slow things down.

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ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping. ICCT’s marine program director, Dan Rutherford, and senior marine researcher Bryan Comer participated in the talks over the past two weeks in London during the 72 nd session of the MEPC (MEPC 72).

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

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For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind power

Ted Lieu To The Rescue! Heroic Climate Champion Saves Community Choice Aggregation.

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They tell me to stop wishing he was somebody else and that I’m dreaming if I think he’s ever going to change into the dynamo that I fantasize about. . You go to climate battle with the Ted Lieu you have, not the Ted Lieu you wished you had. Waxman has been our heroic climate champion for many years now and is retiring. And the issue that Ted grabbed and commanded and was using to transform himself into a climate legend was Community Choice Aggregation.

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Study finds advanced cellulosic biofuels show real promise for replacing some fossil fuels

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A new study led by Colorado State University predicts significant climate benefits stemming from the use of advanced biofuel technologies. The climate benefits of cellulosic biofuels have been challenged based on carbon debt, opportunity costs, and indirect land use change, prompting calls for withdrawing support for research and development. Biomass Climate Change Emissions Fuels Lifecycle analysis

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Study: IMO low-sulfur fuel standards will decrease childhood asthma cases, premature deaths; climate tradeoffs

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Marine shipping fuels will get cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires a decrease in the allowable amount of sulfur in fuel oil from 3.5% Cleaner marine fuels will reduce ship-related premature mortality and morbidity by 34 and 54%, respectively, representing a ~?2.6% Despite these reductions, low-sulphur marine fuels will still account for ~250k deaths and ~6.4?M

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

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For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind power

Marine Ecosystems Capture Carbon Emissions Equal to Near 50% of Emissions of Global Transport; UN Agencies Propose Blue Carbon Fund for Their Support

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A “Blue Carbon” fund able to invest in the maintenance and rehabilitation of key marine ecosystems should be considered by governments to combat climate change, according to a new Rapid Response Report released by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Marine-living organisms range from plankton and bacteria to seagrasses, saltmarsh plants and mangrove forests.

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Ricardo and Recycling Technologies to characterize Plaxx plastic-waste-derived-fuel for marine applications

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The company, a 2013 spin-out from the University, is now working with Ricardo to characterize the use of this recycled, low-sulfur fuel as a substitute for fossil based heavy fuel oil (HFO) and diesel in applications such as power generation and marine propulsion. Ricardo will work with Recycling Technologies to assess the relative performance of Plaxx, HFO and diesel when used in an engine of the type and scale typical of power generation or marine propulsion applications.

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ICCT study finds GHGs from shipping on the rise

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Change in CO 2 emissions and CO 2 intensity for key ship classes. The study also identifies black carbon as the second most important climate pollutant after CO 2 , representing between 7% to 21% of the total climate impact of shipping. Concerted action is needed from IMO to promote low and even zero carbon technologies if the shipping industry is to pull its weight in protecting the global climate. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine

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Consortium proposes large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICCM) as solution to global energy, food, and climate issues

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Members of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC), led by Duke University in North Carolina, have published an open-access paper in the journal Oceanography presenting the large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICMM) as an answer to pressing global energy, food and climate security issues. Many arid environments in the world’s subtropical coastal regions provide an ideal setting for large-scale cultivation of marine microalgae.

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World Bank report examines likely impacts and risks associated with a 4 °C global warming within this century

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A new report commissioned by the World Bank, and prepared by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Climate Analytics, provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4 °C global warming within this century. The World Bank report focused on developing countries, while recognizing that developed countries are also vulnerable and at serious risk of major damages from climate change.

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Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Health Ports and MarineThe governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update , ushering in a new era of aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex.

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ABB, Hydrogène de France jointly to manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels

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The MOU between ABB and hydrogen technologies specialist Hydrogène de France (HDF) envisages close collaboration on the assembly and production of the fuel cell power plant for marine applications. —Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports.

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Study: Increasing CO2 and Decreasing O2 Will Result in Significant Expansion of Oceanic Dead Zones, With Severe Effects on Marine Animals

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New calculations made by marine chemists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) suggest that low-oxygen “dead zones” in the ocean will expand significantly over the next century, with severe effects on marine animals. However, such ocean acidification is not the only way that carbon dioxide can harm marine animals. This could have significant consequences for marine life in these zones. 2009) Limits to marine life.

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UK Government approves Statoil’s US$7B development of North Sea Mariner heavy oil field

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The UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) approved the field development plan put forward by Statoil and its co-venturers for the Mariner heavy oil field. Location of the Mariner field. Statoil expects to start production from Mariner in 2017, and the field is expected to produce for 30 years. Statoil has extensive heavy oil experience from offshore fields in Norway and Brazil, which will enable it to develop the Mariner field.

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Samsung Heavy to partner with KAREI to develop molten-salt reactor floating power plants and nuclear-powered ships

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MSR is a carbon-free energy source that can efficiently respond to climate change issues and is a next-generation technology that meets the vision of Samsung Heavy Industries. Market Background Nuclear Ports and Marine Power GenerationSamsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is making a full-scale effort to develop offshore nuclear power plant technology.

Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

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Marin and Sonoma County have already launched their programs and cities all across the state are getting ready to do likewise. . Let the f **s apologize for a change. They’re also climate change deniers and don’t have a single union executive smart enough to understand the climate science or know what science tells us is coming. This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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