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  • Planet is entering ‘new climate regime’ with‘extraordinary’ heat waves intensified by global (T)

    06/16/2019 10:33:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 6/11/2019 | Jason Samenow
    Simultaneous heat waves scorched land areas all over the Northern Hemisphere last summer, killing hundreds and hospitalizing thousands while intensifying destructive and deadly wildfires. A study published this week in the journal Earth’s Future concludes that this heat wave epidemic “would not have occurred without human-induced climate change.” The alarming part? There are signs record-setting heat waves are beginning anew this summer — signaling, perhaps, that these exceptional and widespread heat spells are now the norm. In the past few days, blistering, abnormal heat has afflicted several parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including major population centers. New Delhi, India’s capital,...
  • Some Republican Lawmakers Break With Party on Climate Change

    06/12/2019 8:31:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 6/12/2019 | Arian Campo-Flores
    A small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging action on climate change, driven by shifting sentiment among GOP voters and the effects of global warming, from stronger hurricanes to more-destructive wildfires. The group backs policies rooted in what they consider GOP principles, favoring market-based solutions rather than government regulations. Many are loyal supporters of President Trump, but they part with him on climate change, which he has dismissed as hyped. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida says the GOP needs to advance sound conservative proposals to combat climate change and embrace science, or risk long-term political damage. “How...
  • Windmills versus nuclear energy

    06/04/2019 10:46:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/4/2019 | Jon N. Hall
    Don't let HBO's acclaimed five-part series Chernobyl (HBO, IMDb, Wikipedia) demonize all nuclear power in your mind. It made this kid eager to read Mac MacDowell's important June 3 article here at American Thinker. In "Rare Earth Minerals and Thorium," MacDowell explains a different type of nuclear reactor that would do more than just help us produce clean energy. "Global warmists" would do well to read it. If that article floats your boat, then you might also listen to the podcast of John Miller, a trader. In "Wind 'Farms' = Inefficient Power Plants," Mr. Miller reports on a "wind farm,"...
  • Bill Nye: There’s a ‘Pearl Harbor’ Moment Every Week on Climate

    05/31/2019 7:17:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 5/31/2019 | Julia A. Seymour
    <p>It’s hard to follow a stunt like setting a globe aflame and proclaiming the world is “on fucking fire” because of global warming, but Bill Nye “The Science Guy” managed in it a CNN podcast interview.</p> <p>With less theater and showmanship than his “heartfelt,” expletive-laden performance on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, Nye still made outrageous claims about natural disasters and global warming on Brian Stelter’s Reliable Sources podcast May 30.</p>
  • When Climate Change Starts Wars

    05/30/2019 9:09:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | John Wendle
    The Kyrgyz soldier stepped quietly out of the dark green bushes and swung his Kalashnikov rifle in the direction of our car. Another emerged and did the same. Their checkpoint was a skinny log dragged across a broken asphalt road heading toward an ethnic Uzbek village and the disputed waters of the Kasan-sai, a reservoir that irrigates the agricultural heartland of the ancient Fergana Valley. With a sleepy shake of his head, the special forces sergeant waved his rifle and made us turn our beat-up Mitsubishi around. “There won’t be any fighting here,” the sergeant said. At least not today....
  • Bill Gates downplays renewable energy: “Do you guys on Wall Street have something in your (T)

    05/30/2019 7:27:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 5/28/2019 | Marc Morano
    Cheap renewables won’t stop global warming, says Bill Gates “Electricity is just 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Gates. “There is no substitute for how the industrial economy runs today.” When financial analysts proposed rating companies on their CO2 output to drive down emissions, Gates was appalled by the idea that the climate and energy problem would be easy to solve. He asked them: “Do you guys on Wall Street have something in your desks that makes steel? Where is fertilizer, cement, plastic going to come from? Do planes fly through the sky because of some number you put...
  • Gathering storm: Merkel govt feels heat of climate vote

    05/27/2019 10:23:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/27/2019 | Frank ZELLER
    Germany, the EU's biggest economy, is still generating a third of its electricity with coal, a climate killer with huge CO2 emissions A European election drubbing has served as a harsh wake-up call for Germany's leaders that young voters fear climate change and are furious about the government's glacial response to it. A surge of support, helped by the Fridays for Future protest movement, propelled Germany's Greens to second place in Sunday's European Parliament elections, at the expense of the mainstream parties.
  • Police Want to Charge 1,100 Climate Activists for ‘Extinction Rebellion’ Disruption

    05/25/2019 12:10:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 5/25/2019 | Joe Markham
    Police are looking to charge more than 1,100 people who were arrested during last month’s “Extinction Rebellion” climate protests, a senior officer has said. During the protests, activists laid down in the middle of busy public roads, glued themselves to the walls of financial institutions such as the London Stock Exchange, and even attempted to disrupt flights from Heathrow airport.
  • Poll: Democrats Overwhelmingly Believe U.S. Has Only 12 Years to Fight Climate Change

    05/22/2019 3:21:10 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 5/22/2019 | Matt Margolis
    Remember when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that if we don’t do something about climate change the world will end in 12 years, and then she faulted the GOP for taking her literally and not being able to take a joke? "You’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal," she tweeted earlier this month. Well, apparently Democrats can’t take a joke either because according to a Rasmussen poll released today, a staggering 67 percent of Democrats believe Ocasio-Cortez’s climate change warning to be completely legit. According to the poll, 48 percent of all likely voters...
  • Greenpeace Co-Founder Tells Congress To Ignore UN’s Latest Extinction Warning

    05/22/2019 11:34:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 5/21/2019 | Michael Bastasch
    Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore will tell House lawmakers an alarming United Nations report on biodiversity is political activism masquerading as credible science, according to written testimony. “It is clear that the highly exaggerated claims of the [U.N.] are not so much out of concern for endangered species as they are a front for a radical political, social, and economic ‘transformation’ of our entire civilization,” Moore will tell lawmakers Wednesday, according to written testimony The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.
  • Ravers get hypothermia at snow-hit French techno festival

    05/07/2019 7:56:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 5/7/2019 | unknown
    Guéret (France) (AFP) - Around 30 people were treated for hypothermia at an outdoor techno music festival in France after unexpected snowfall left many ravers sheltering under survival blankets distributed by the Red Cross. Around 10,000 people attended the unauthorised Teknival 2019 festival in the central Creuse region at the weekend, where temperatures dropped to -3 degrees Celsius (27 degrees fahrenheit) overnight on Saturday to Sunday.
  • 12-Year-Old Girls "Bravely" Ditch School To Battle Global Warming

    05/06/2019 9:42:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 5/4/2019 | Tim Meads
    Boy, what a racket this is. Not only are grown adults swindling millions from investors for green energy, school children are now convincing their parents that they simply need to skip classes in order to bring attention to climate change. MSNBC's Velshi & Ruhle ran a segment Friday highlighting dozens, if not hundreds, of students in New York City ditching school on Friday as part of a movement called "Fridays for Future." According to the group's website, "#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every...