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Global warming slowdown ‘does not invalidate climate change’

Global warming slowdown ‘does not invalidate climate change’

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National science academies of the US and the UK say longer-term warming trend is still evident.

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The slowdown in rising global surface temperatures is not a sign that climate change is no longer happening, the national science academies of the US and the UK have said.

Publishing a guide on the state of climate change science, the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society said the short-term slowdown this century did not “invalidate” the long-term trend of rising temperatures caused by man-made climate change.

“Despite the decadal slowdown in the rise of average surface temperature, a longer-term warming trend is still evident. Each of the last three decades was warmer than any other decade since widespread thermometer measurements were introduced in the 1850s,” the publication, Climate Change Evidence and Causes, said.

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Sea Otters In Prince William Sound Back to Pre-Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Numbers

Several days later, Shell announced that it had “closed a valve from which oil was spilling into the North Sea,” according to AP. The spill released about 1,300 barrels of oil, which spread out over a 2.5 square mile (6.7 square kilometer) area.

Campos Basin Spill, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Nov. 2011

In mid-November 2011, Brazilian authorities began investigating an offshore spill near Rio de Janeiro, reported AP. Chevron initially reported that between 400 and 650 barrels of oil had spilled into the Atlantic, while a nonprofit environmental group using satellite imagery estimated that the spill rate was at least 3,738 barrels per day. Chevron soon claimed full responsibility for the spill. The brazilian division’s COO said, Chevron “takes full responsibility for this incident,” and that “any oil on the surface of the ocean is unacceptable to Chevron,” reported AP. In December, Brazilian prosecutors announced that they were seeking $10.6 billion in damages from Chevron for the spill that leaked nearly 126,000 gallons of oil. In March 2012, a Brazilian federal judge allowed prosecutors to file criminal charges against Chevron and Transocean and 17 executives from both companies were barred from leaving Brazil.

Rena Spill, New Zealand – Oct. 2011

In October 2011, a Liberian-flagged cargo ship ran aground on a reef in Northern New Zealand and began leaking oil. With oil washing up on shore, a government minister deemed it the country’s largest maritime environmental disaster a week later. Although over 2,000 sea birds were killed by the spill that spilled about 400 tons of fuel oil, 343 little blue penguins were rescued and cleaned of oil. [Watch video of the penguins’ release into the wild here.] In January, half of the stricken Rena began sinking into the sea after breaking apart and spilling over 100 cargo containers.

Nigeria Oil Spill – Dec. 2011

The spill, which took place near the coast of Nigeria, was reported as “likely the worst to hit those waters in a decade,” according to AP. After two days, the spill had affected 115 miles (185 kilometers) of Nigerian coastline. Several days after the December 20 spill, Shell reported that the leak — which occurred about 75 miles offshore — had been contained before it reached the Nigerian coast. The spill, which covered 350 square miles of ocean at its peak, was reported as having released less than “40,000 barrels — or 1.68 million gallons” of oil.

Red Deer River Spill, Alberta, Canada – June 2012

In June 2012, 126,000 gallons of sour crude oil leaked from a submerged pipeline into the Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada before being swept downstream to the Gleniffer Lake and Reservoir, a main source of drinking water for several communities near the spill. A $75 million class-action lawsuit was filed against the owners of the pipelines, and in October 2012, the Canadian government banned fishing in the river in order to study the long-term environmental impacts of the spill. This was the second major spill in the province and for the company that owns the line, Plains Midstream Canada, in two years. In 2011, 1.1 million gallons of oil leaked into the Peace River from a damaged pipeline in a remote corner of the province.

Arthur Kill Oil Spill – October 2012

In October 2012, 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Arthur Kill waterway as a result of Superstorm Sandy when two storage tank were damaged by 13-foot waves. The spill contaminated the narrow band of water that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, releasing a strong chemical odor into the air as the diesel rose to the surface and evaporated. Officials said a majority of the fuel spilled was captured by booms and that it was fortunate diesel spilled rather than crude oil because cleanup and dissipation would be much faster.

Mayflower, Arkansas Pipeline Rupture – March 2013

In late March 2013, ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured and spilled about 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of Canadian heavy crude oil into a residential area in Mayflower, Arkansas. Exxon later removed a damaged 52-foot section of the pipeline. The company’s cleanup efforts — which reportedly included using paper towels — were criticized in the media. Local residents began reporting health issues not long after the spill. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has also expressed his concern for the health of Mayflower residents, reported The Huffington Post’s Lynne Peeples. One month after the spill, the same pipeline leaked one barrel of oil into a residential yard in Missouri.

Mississippi River Oil Spill – January 2013 (and February 2012)

In January 2013, a barge carrying 668,000 gallons of light crude oil on the Mississippi River crashed into a railroad bridge. An 80,000 gallon tank on the vessel was damaged, spilling oil into the waterway, which prompted officials to close the river for eight miles in either direction. The spill led to a backup of more than 1,000 barges and the accident is still under investigation. Workers finished clean-up in early February, but the Coast Guard said 7,000 gallons of crude oil are still unaccounted for. This was the second collision of an oil tanker on the Mississippi in the past year. In February 2012 two barges collided which led to a five-mile wide closure.

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EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Responding to overwhelming public demand for the protection of Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine, the U.S. […]

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Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food

An unconscionable amount of food is wasted around the globe. Here’s a look. (Sporkist/Flickr) The amount of food we waste is enough to make you sick … many times over. The latest installment [pdf] in the World Bank’s “Food Price Watch” series has just been released. If you’re a consumer — and when it comes to food, aren’t we all — there’s some good news: food prices between October 2013 and January 2014 have continued the modest decline that began last summer. But the report documents some disturbing data as well: the huge amounts of food lost and wasted each year1 — especially by us North Americans. […]

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Los Angeles Moves Closer To City Fracking Moratorium

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People demonstrate on August 3, 2013 in La Petite Brosse, near Jouarre, outside Paris, to protest against an exploratory oil shale drilling, considering that it opens the door to the exploration of shale gas in the Parisian Basin. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU

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Engineers at work on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility on October 7, 2012 in Preston, Lancashire. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

General views of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility on October 7, 2012 in Preston, Lancashire. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

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Engineers on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility on October 7, 2012 in Preston, Lancashire. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Engineers at work on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility on October 7, 2012 in Preston, Lancashire. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

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Actor/director Mark Ruffalo (C) speaks at the Hydraulic Fracturing prevention press conference urging the protection of the drinking water source of 15 million Americans at Foley Square on April 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

(L-R) Actor/director Mark Ruffalo, Denise Katzman, Wenonah Hauter, and Water Defense co-founder/campaign director Claire Sandberg attend the Hydraulic Fracturing prevention press conference urging the protection of the drinking water source of 15 million Americans at Foley Square on April 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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