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  • Report: Most Signatories Are ‘Ignoring’ or ‘Abandoning’ Paris Climate Commitments

    10/22/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 10/22/2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, a number of other nations have quietly begun ignoring the Paris energy goals, according to a new report out of Canada. According to Lawrence Solomon of Energy Probe, a Toronto-based environmental organization, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the only signers of the Paris agreement who is actually abiding by the exacting demands of the accord. Meanwhile, Solomon notes in an essay in Friday’s Financial Post, “most signatories are ignoring, if not altogether abandoning Paris commitments, undoubtedly because voters in large part put no stock in scary...
  • Storm troopers: how Ireland can go from zero to hero on climate(Barf alert)

    10/17/2017 5:10:00 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 17th October 2017 | Cara Augustenborg
    NO CLIMATE scientist could be surprised by Hurricane Ophelia. In 2013, the scientific journal ‘Geophysical Research Letters’ explained how more hurricanes would hit western Europe as warming Atlantic waters increase the area in which such storms can exist. Ophelia is exactly the kind of storm we expected from burning fossil fuels, thickening our atmosphere with greenhouse gases and contributing to climate change. More energy in the atmosphere means more energy in the oceans too, and that helps to create stronger, wider reaching hurricanes like Ophelia, Irma and Harvey. The urgency to address climate change has never been more apparent, yet...
  • Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change(Barf alert)

    10/17/2017 5:05:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 16th October | Claire Galofaro
    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage. Scientists say climate change doesn’t cause hurricanes but that warming and rising seas supercharge those already forming. Some who lost everything in Harvey’s floodwaters say they’re starting to take the threat of climate change...
  • Pope Francis Criticized the U.S. for Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord

    10/16/2017 3:34:32 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    Fortune ^ | Pope Francis Criticized the U.S. for Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord
    Pope Francis implicitly criticized the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, praising it as a means to control the devastating effects of global warming. The U.S. is the only country out of 195 signatories to have withdrawn from the accord, which aims to cut emissions blamed for the rise in temperatures. U.S. President Donald Trump announced the decision in June shortly after visiting the pope, a strong supporter of the deal. At the time a Vatican official said the move was a “slap in the face” for the pope and the Vatican.
  • The Obama EPA’s Crooked Prosecutors

    10/14/2017 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 14, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Suppose a crooked prosecutor framed someone and was determined to get a conviction. So he built an entire case on tainted, circumstantial evidence, and testimony from witnesses who had their reasons for wanting the guy in jail. Suppose the prosecutor ignored or hid exculpatory evidence and colluded with the judge to prevent the defendant from presenting a robust defense or cross-examining adverse witnesses. You know what would happen – at least in a fair and just society. The victim would be exonerated and compensated. The prosecutor and judge would be disbarred, fined and jailed. What you may not know is...
  • Don’t Call Climate Skeptics ‘Deniers,’ Call Us ‘Correct’

    10/13/2017 12:31:07 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    If it’s totalitarian and unresearched, it’s not a consensus. Arturo Casadevall and Ferric Fang, two academic microbiologists with no special knowledge of climate, recently used their article in the Hill to commit the repellent but now commonplace hate-crime of describing researchers skeptical of the sillier exaggerations of the climate-change establishment as “denialists.” This disfiguring hate-word, calculated to invite an invidious comparison between climate skeptics and those who say the Nazis did not murder six million Jews, is not fit to be uttered by any serious academic. Here, as always, its misuse by intellectual pygmies indicated more than a little nervousness...
  • Weather Channel Founder: Life on Earth getting better – Al Gore is “guilty of scientific fraud”

    10/10/2017 6:05:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies ^ | Oct. 10, 2017 | John Coleman, Meteorologist, founder of the Weather Channel w/Anthony Watts
    After more than two decades of study I am convinced that life here on Earth has been getting better and better for the billions of we people who make this little blue marble our beloved home. The “tons and tons of carbon we are spewing into the atmosphere every day” as Al Gore puts it are actually a good thing. In his rants that the Earth will become uninhabitable former Vice President Gore is referring the carbon dioxide gas being released into the atmosphere as we power our civilization with fossil fuels. However, it turns out that as the...
  • Another Climate Prediction Gone off the Rails

    10/09/2017 6:28:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American ^ | October 9, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Winter started early this year. The first blizzard of the season in Montana broke a snow record with 30 inches during the first week of October, barely a few weeks into fall. In my state of Colorado too, with 11 inches of snow in Grand Mesa. Prompting the local CBS affiliate to proclaim, “The snow season is off to a big start in western Colorado!” Town and Country magazine, which caters to one percenters in predominantly blue Northeastern enclaves, had their own forecast. Warning readers, “Prepare to Bundle Up: Winter 2017 & 2018 Is Going to Be Unusually Cold.” Predicting...
  • Delingpole: Trump to Repeal and Replace Obama’s ‘Stupid’ and ‘Job Killing’ Clean Power Plan

    10/07/2017 5:54:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    President Trump is to take his first step towards scrapping President Obama’s “stupid” and “job killing” Clean Power Plan, an aghast New York Times reports. The Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s effort to fight climate change, and will ask the public to recommend ways it could be replaced, according to an internal Environmental Protection Agency document. The draft proposal represents the administration’s first substantive step toward rolling back the plan, which was designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector, after months of presidential tweets and condemnations of Mr....
  • Inuit call for halt on satellite launch over rocket's toxic fuel fears

    10/07/2017 6:58:54 AM PDT · by jerod · 12 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 06, 2017 8:08 PM CT | Nick Murray
    Inuit are calling on the Canadian and Danish governments to step in and halt an international satellite launch next week, over fears the rocket's debris risks contaminating an ecological haven in the High Arctic. On Thursday, the European Space Agency and the Netherlands Space Office are launching the Sentinel-5P satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. Its mission is to monitor air pollution and climate change.... ...On Friday, Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna released a statement condemning Russia, although it's not clear what involvement the Russian government has in this launch, other than operating the launch pad and having sold...
  • Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

    10/06/2017 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 6, 2017 | by Matthew Taylor
    Global leaders must do more to protect indigenous people fighting to protect their land and way of life if the world is to limit climate change, according to the UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. Speaking ahead of key climate talks in Bonn next month she urged politicians to recognise that indigenous communities around the world were the most effective custodians of millions of hectares of forest “which act as the world’s lungs”. “Indigenous people’s rights need to be protected in the best way possible, not just for them but because they are also able to provide solutions to many of...
  • Oops! Climate Cultist Destroys Own Position

    09/22/2017 5:52:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American ^ | September 22, 2017 | Daren Jonescu
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been doing the leftist media interview circuit recently, pressing his peculiar thesis that professional (i.e., paid) scientists are a superior class of humans whose conclusions are intrinsically beyond reproach and must therefore be accepted blindly by unscientific lunks like you. In each of these interviews, a non-climate scientist asks a series of predetermined questions designed to elicit rehearsed responses from the non-climate scientist Tyson, the upshot of which is that (a) people who question man-made global warming are anti-scientific fools driven by irrational agendas; (b) scientific consensus is not the product of the social and...
  • On last day of summer, California is hit by unusual snow and hail storms

    09/21/2017 8:52:34 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    AP/LASlimes ^ | 9/21/17
    now fell in Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous. Sixteen vehicles crashed on Interstate 80 as snow and hail fell Thursday, killing a man driving a pickup truck and causing minor injuries to a few other people, said California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Nave. Snow dusted peaks in Yosemite National Park and temporarily closed Tioga Pass road, the soaring eastern entry to the park that typically doesn’t become impassable until mid-November. Several inches of snow were expected at elevations...
  • Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts

    09/20/2017 6:56:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board
    For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its environmental activism: Touch their cars and Californians will revolt. Any effort that limits, constrains or makes driving one’s car more expensive or inconvenient — no matter how civic-minded the proposal — is immediately controversial in California, and often a nonstarter. Getting between Californians and their cars can spell the end of a political career. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council have committed to help slow climate change and...
  • Climate Fascists React to New Research That Shows the Globe Isn’t Warmingcultur

    09/19/2017 8:05:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | September 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, there’s something new happening in the climate change world. A couple of pieces here and one of them at the U.K. Telegraph. You know what? Headline: “Climate Change Not As Threatening to Planet as Previously Thought, Says New Research.” And this is from climate change scientists. This is not from the, quote, unquote, deniers. It’s fascinating. It’s not warming, folks, and in fact in some places it’s cooling, and so the climate change fascists have to have an explanation. And wait ’til you hear what it is. BREAK TRANSCRIPTRUSH: On the global warming story, I don’t need to...
  • Experts admit global warming predictions wrong

    09/19/2017 1:07:03 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    The Australian ^ | September 19, 2017 | Ben Webster
    The worst impacts of climate change can still be avoided, senior scientists have said after revising their previous predictions. The world has warmed more slowly than had been forecast by computer models, which were “on the hot side” and overstated the impact of emissions, a new study has found. Its projections suggest that the world has a better chance than previously claimed of meeting the goal set by the Paris agreement on climate change to limit warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, makes clear that rapid reductions in emissions will still be...
  • Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question climate change

    09/18/2017 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
    People who have questioned aspects of mainstream climate research appear on a list of 132 possible candidates for positions on EPA’s influential Science Advisory Board, which the agency has opened for public comment until September 28. One candidate believes more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will “confer great benefits upon future inhabitants of the globe” by driving plant growth. Another has said of the climate change debate that “scare tactics and junk science are used to secure lucrative government contracts.” Five candidates have challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s own science on the warming of the planet in court. But the...
  • Hurricane Irma: Pope Francis condemns climate change sceptics

    09/11/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 63 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News
    Pope Francis has warned history will judge world leaders who do not act as he blasted climate change sceptics in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen "with your own eyes". There have been four major Atlantic hurricanes in less than three weeks. But US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said it was an inappropriate time to discuss what role climate change may have played. Mr Pruitt - who has previously said he "would not agree" carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global...
  • Pope slams climate change deniers as 'stupid'

    09/11/2017 9:53:00 AM PDT · by detective · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 11, 2017
    On board the papal plane (AFP) - Pope Francis on Monday slammed climate change doubters as "stupid" in the wake of a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. "Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them. They are very clear, very precise," the pontiff said Monday during a press conference on the return leg of a five-day Colombia trip.
  • A useful retort for those claiming #Irma & #Harvey hurricanes are a sure sign of ‘climate change’

    09/10/2017 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | September 10, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    History can be a pesky thing, facts are stubborn things. There’s lot’s of caterwauling in the left about hurricane Irma on the heels of Harvey, being a sure sign of ‘climate change’ or global warming, or ‘climate disruption’ or something. A couple of days ago, king of the alarmists, Dr. Michael Mann, and his ex NCDC/NCEI toadie Dr. Thomas Peterson (architect of the Karlization of the global temperature record), penned a ridiculous op-ed in the Washinton Post.... ...Only in the mind of Mann can such drivel be produced. Mann is not a hurricane expert, he’s also apparently not a scholar...