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  • EU Decarbonization Plan For 2050 Collapses After Polish Veto {Sovereignty}

    06/25/2019 1:20:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 20 June 2019 | Dave keating
    The 2015 Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to under two degrees Celsius is in serious doubt following the collapse of European Union talks to set a target of completely decarbonizing Europe by 2050. Today’s summit of the 28 national EU leaders in Brussels was the last chance for the bloc to up its ambition before a U.N. climate summit of all the parties to the Paris Agreement in New York in September. The hope was that setting a long-term target for the EU to meet the Paris Agreement goals would spur other countries to up their commitments at...
  • Climate change prep will cost $18B (ocean rises faster in N.E. - only 11.57 years left)

    06/23/2019 4:49:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Salem News ^ | 6/19/19 | Christian M. Wade
    BOSTON — Massachusetts will have to spend more than $18 billion to fortify its coastline against rising seas and monster storms fueled by a changing climate, according to a new report. The report, compiled by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Climate Integrity - a nonprofit that supports states and communities that sue polluters - estimates the state would have to spend that much over the next 20 years to to fortify seawalls and other barriers to defend against erosion, flooding and other impacts of a warming planet. Nationwide, 22 coastal states and Washington, D.C. will have to spend $400 billion...
  • With A Pinch Of Salt: Endless Failure Of Climate Doomsday Tales

    06/23/2019 4:31:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2019 | Vijay Jayaraj
    On June 29, 2017, the Dailymail in UK ran an article headlined “Four years to save the Earth: 2020 is the deadline to avert climate catastrophe, experts claim in chilling commentary.”Two years later and halfway to deadline, the earth has not changed much. If anything, the El Niño of the 2016-17 season gave way for much cooler temperatures across the globe and the past two years have been colder than 2016.This is just one of the many climate doomsday news articles that gets published in our mainstream news media every single day.How seriously should we treat the climate doomsday claims?In mid-2000s...
  • EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

    06/21/2019 5:13:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2019 | Samuel Petrequin and Raf Casert
    European Union leaders failed Thursday to back a plan to make the bloc’s economy carbon neutral by 2050 in spite of promises to protesters across the continent to fight harder against climate change. Ahead of a U.N. meeting in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a non-binding footnote in the final statement of Thursday’s summit of EU leaders in Brussels. “For a large majority of Member States, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050,” the footnote read. However, for the change in approach to become an official target, all 28 EU countries need to back the change. The non-decision...
  • Oregon Senate Republicans leave the state to avoid climate bill vote

    06/20/2019 11:05:40 AM PDT · by gundog · 44 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | June 20, 2019 | Hillary Borrud
    Oregon Republican senators have left the Capitol and scattered in various directions outside the state in order to avoid being rounded up by troopers for a high-profile climate bill vote scheduled today. Reached just after 7 a.m. Thursday, Sen. Cliff Bentz of Ontario said he was on his way out of the state. "In a few moments, I will not be in Oregon,” said Bentz, who spent most of Wednesday meeting with Gov. Kate Brown’s staff in an effort to negotiate changes to the carbon cap-and-trade plan, House Bill 2020.
  • Climate Emergency’: Ireland Set to Ban Private Cars While Planning Mass Third World Migration

    06/20/2019 6:46:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/20/2019 | Virginia Hale
    Drivers will be forced off the roads in Ireland and the population packed into “higher density” cities under a long-awaited climate plan which will ‘revolutionise’ people’s lifestyle and behaviours, according to local media. “Nudge” policies such as huge tax hikes, as well as bans and red tape outlined in the plan, will pave the way to a “vibrant” Ireland of zero carbon emissions by 2050 according to the government, which last year committed to boost the country’s 4.7 million-strong population by a further million with mass migration. In order to avert a “climate apocalypse”, the government plans to force people...
  • Solar Power to Hit the Wall in Nevada

    06/18/2019 10:15:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2019 | Norman Rogers
    Solar power and wind power are the dominant methods of generating electricity that are acceptable to the extreme left. The left calls its acceptable methods of generating electricity “renewable energy.” The definition of renewable energy, enshrined in renewable portfolio laws in many states, tells us what the left likes and doesn’t like. It is very arbitrary. The general idea of renewable energy is that it doesn’t use fuel that could run out and it doesn’t emit CO2. But the left breaks its own rules as is convenient. For example, nuclear power doesn’t emit CO2 and running out of fuel is...
  • Several Democratic state party chairs and DNC members to demand climate debate, Inslee says

    06/14/2019 2:09:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    See BS ^ | 6/13/19 | ELEANOR WATSON, JACK TURMAN, BO ERICKSON, Nicole Sganga
    Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he has some allies in his push for a climate debate, despite the opposition of the national Democratic Party. Inslee told CBS News in an impromptu interview Thursday that at least nine Democratic state party chairmen and around 50 Democratic National Committee members are planning to submit a formal resolution demanding a climate change debate to DNC executive leaders latest this month. **SNIP** Yesterday, Jay Inslee told CBS News, "There are 14 other candidates who have said they want a debate on this. Is the party going to blacklist that 14?" He added, "We're going...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio spotlights urgency of climate crisis in new film (only 11.57 years left)

    06/16/2019 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/11/19 | Brian Lowry
    **SNIP** If there's any area where star power seems to be put to the most effective use, it's the documentary, where attaching names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger helps projects that might evaporate into the ether get on the media's radar. DiCaprio weighs in this week with "Ice on Fire," a better-than-most film on the topic that gets beyond the dire warnings to contemplating what can actually be done to help turn, or at least significantly curb, the tide. For his part, Schwarzenegger plays the same role on "Wonders of the Sea," a project exploring the oceans made in...
  • Rush Limbaugh... Flashback 2008: What ABC Predicted Climate Change Would Do by 2015

    06/10/2019 10:08:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6/10/19 | Rush Limbaugh
    Goto source to watch video => https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/06/10/flashback-2008-what-abc-predicted-climate-change-would-do-by-2015/ RUSH: Our buddies at the Media Research Center went back to their archives and they dragged up (or dragged out) a Good Morning America promo for a climate change special ABC was running back in 2008. Good Morning America played a promo for a special that aired that fall called Earth 2100, and I want to play for you a portion of the promo. Remember, ABC played this in 2008, 11 years ago on Good Morning America… PETER GLEICK: (dramatic music) In 2015, we’ve still failed to address the climate problem!JOHN HOLDREN: We’re...
  • 'Low-Cost' Renewable Energy Is Breathtakingly Expensive

    06/10/2019 8:29:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/10/2019 | Joseph Toomey
    How often do we hear proponents of renewable energy claiming that wind and solar power are the lowest-cost power sources on offer? Hardly a day goes by without these ideological zealots offering one or another discredited argument that their favored sources are not only necessary to save the planet from some existential climate catastrophe, but also lower-cost than conventional power sources. These outlandish claims got a major boost when a freshman House of Representatives member unveiled her "Green New Deal," which absurdly claimed that the world would end in 12 years unless the U.S. made a crash effort to radically...
  • Oregon’s massive cap-and-trade bill inches forward

    06/06/2019 1:15:42 PM PDT · by nwrep · 35 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 6, 2019 | Ted Sickinger
    The “Clean Energy Jobs Bill,” as backers have dubbed it, is one of the most sprawling and potentially impactful pieces of legislation to ever come before Oregon lawmakers. It envisions a wholesale reduction in Oregonians’ use of fossil fuels, and an associated decrease in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Almost three quarters of the revenues expected from the bill would come from increases in transportation fuel prices. The Legislative revenue office expects that to translate to about to about 22 cents a gallon increase at the pump in 2021, when the policy kicks...
  • The sun follows the rhythm of the planets

    06/05/2019 4:54:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 69 replies
    SpaceDaily.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | "Staff writers"
    One of the big questions in solar physics is why the Sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years. Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), an independent German research institute, now present new findings, indicating that the tidal forces of Venus, Earth and Jupiter influence the solar magnetic field, thus governing the solar cycle.
  • David Gregory Frets: Trump Not Persuaded by Prince Charles or Al Gore on Carbon Tax

    06/05/2019 11:24:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    Gee, why wouldn't President Trump listen to Prince Charles or Al Gore when it comes to slapping taxes on carbon? I mean, it would only cost untold trillions globally, hobble economies, hurt the poorest countries and people most . . . and do little if anything to affect "climate change." [snip] David Gregory: "They apparently met for much longer than they were scheduled to so the President could listen to Prince Charles on the issue of climate change. Look, the President just continues, he has now for years, whether it was Al Gore, or his children or others who are...
  • Warren Says Combating Climate Change Is ‘A Bigger Challenge Than WWII’

    06/05/2019 1:40:40 PM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 5, 2019 | Susanna Hoffman
    At a campaign event in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday, 2020 Democrat presidential candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said that climate change is an even bigger challenge than World War II. “America has faced huge challenges before, WWII and putting a man on the moon,” Warren said. “This environmental catastrophe bearing down on us may be the biggest challenge yet.” Warren’s disconcerting comparison to WWII must mean her plans to prevent climate change are drastic indeed. To handle this global threat, Warren weirdly implies we must have to mobilize a greater American industrial base than was in place during WWII,...
  • Joe Biden accused of plagiarizing parts of new climate platform

    06/04/2019 2:57:53 PM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2019 | Alex Pappas
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing claims that his campaign plagiarized at least five parts of the climate platform released on Tuesday. The apparent similarities were first flagged on Twitter by a progressive activist. By Tuesday afternoon, most of the examples in the Biden campaign platform had been updated online to include attribution to a third party.
  • Joe Biden releases $5T climate change plan that goes 'well beyond' Obama agenda

    06/04/2019 7:26:43 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06-04-19 | Josh Siegel
    Joe Biden released a $5 trillion “clean energy revolution” plan Tuesday to combat climate change, which he said is the greatest challenge facing the United States and world. Biden responded aggressively to critics and rival Democratic candidates who predicted he’d be too moderate on climate change, given his pro-union background, with a proposal that he says goes “well beyond” the agenda he undertook in the Obama administration. He vowed to re-enter the Paris Climate Accord that the Obama administration negotiated, and President Trump rejected, on the first day of his presidency, and to commit the U.S. to an even more...
  • California snowpack 202% of average for this time of year

    06/02/2019 5:30:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 6/2/2019
    The amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is even larger than the 2017 snowpack that pulled the state out of a five-year drought, California water officials said. As of Thursday, the snowpack measured 202% of average after a barrage of storms throughout winter and spring, according to the Department of Water Resources. The wet weather has slowed but not stopped, with thunderstorms prompting flash flood warnings Sunday in the central and southern parts of the state. At this time last year, the snowpack measured 6% of average — making this year 33 times bigger than 2018, the San Francisco...
  • 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
    climatedepot.com ^ | 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...
  • Why so many tornadoes this year? It's not what AOC, Bernie Sanders (or maybe even you) think

    05/31/2019 6:01:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Roy Spencer
    Progressive politicians like Al Gore, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y., don’t hesitate to blame any kind of severe weather – even if it is decreasing over time – on global warming. With the devastating Dayton, Ohio tornadoes fresh on our minds, it is useful to examine exactly why (modest) global warming has produced fewer – not more – of such events. The simple answer is that tornado formation requires unusually cool air. Very few thunderstorms produce tornadoes. In the hot and humid tropics, they are virtually unheard of. The reason why is that (unlike hurricanes) tornadoes...