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Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening

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Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, southeast Texas 31 August 2017. Photograph: UPI / Barcroft Images

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing – we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast

September 11, 2017 — For the sake of keeping things manageable, let’s confine the discussion to a single continent and a single week: North America over the last seven days. Continue reading Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening

The unprecedented drought that’s crippling Montana and North Dakota

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A wildfire burns in the Lolo national forest in Montana in August. The severe drought has served as ideal conditions for continued fires. Photograph: Rion Sanders/AP

It came without warning, and without equivalent. Now a flash drought is fueling fires and hurting the lives of those who work the land

September 7, 2017 — When Rick Kirn planted his 1,000 acres of spring wheat in May, there were no signs of a weather calamity on the horizon. Three months later, when he should have been Continue reading The unprecedented drought that’s crippling Montana and North Dakota