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  • If 2020 Is the Warmest Year … So What?

    07/12/2020 5:55:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2020 | Roy Spencer
    <p>While 2020 will be at or near record-warmth globally, this is not something we should be particularly alarmed about.</p> <p>With COVID-19 and demonstrations taking center stage in news coverage, it is easy to forget that we are all dying from climate change, anyway … or so we have been told. The recent claim at cbsnews.com that 2020 will likely be the warmest year on record (globally) leads one to ask: So what?</p>
  • On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

    06/29/2020 7:47:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Environmental Progress ^ | 6-29-2020 | Michael Shellenberger
    On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem. I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30. But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next...
  • THE NPS REMOVES ALL “GLACIERS GONE BY 2020” SIGNS AT GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA AFTER “LARGER-THAN-AVERAGE SNOWFALL OVER SEVERAL WINTERS”

    06/16/2020 4:45:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    electroverse.net ^ | JUNE 8, 2019 CAP ALLON
    Following years of heavy snowfall, the National Park Service (NPS) is quietly removing all visitor center signs that declare the glaciers at Glacier National Park, located in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, will be gone by the year 2020 due to climate change. With that doomsday deadline about to come and go in just a few months time, the service is rather sheepishly pulling all ‘2020 signs’ from its displays after the computer models it relied upon from the early 2000s, which convincingly foretold of unending glacial retreat, have turned out to be catastrophically inaccurate. “Larger than average snowfall over several winters...
  • EVs, Solar, Wind Sidelined as State Budgets Slashed

    06/06/2020 8:45:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | June 6, 2020 | ALAN MCDONNELL
    The future of many climate change and renewable energy projects across the United States is in serious doubt as states slash budgets due to the fallout from the CCP virus crisis. With fiscal black holes looming and taxation and other income having been decimated, state governors look set to cut back where they can to ensure the provision of essential services. Rebates for EVs and funding for renewables such as wind and solar are at the top of the chopping list.< A prime example is California. Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a $54 billion budget shortfall due to the CCP (Chinese...
  • ‘Climate Catastrophe Is White Supremacy’ Explains NASA Scientist

    06/04/2020 11:06:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Climate change is a product of white supremacy, a NASA scientist has claimed on Twitter. Dr Kate Marvel, associate research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, tweeted to her 41,000 followers that: Climate justice and racial justice are the same thing, and we’ll never head off climate catastrophe without dismantling white supremacy
  • Michael Moore-Produced ‘Planet of the Humans’ Doc Pulled From YouTube, Director Cries ‘Censorship’

    05/25/2020 10:10:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 25, 2020 | Thom Geier
    The Michael Moore-produced documentary “Planet of the Humans” was pulled from YouTube overnight due to a “copyright claim by a third party” — prompting writer-director Jeff Gibbs to denounced the removal as a “blatant act of censorship.” “It is a misuse of copyright law to shutdown a film that has opened a serious conversation about how parts of the environmental movement have gotten into bed with Wall Street and so-called ‘green capitalists,'” Gibbs said in a statement Monday. “There is absolutely no copyright violation in my film. This is just another attempt by the film’s opponents to subvert the right...
  • Sun lockdown: Is a solar minimum really going to bring famine, freezing temps, and droughts to Earth?

    05/18/2020 3:21:15 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 34 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | May 16, 2020 | Greg Pickel
    It’s May 16, 2020, which means that there is nothing out of the ordinary about the phrase ‘sun lockdown’ trending on search engines and social media. Most of us are in lockdown, after all, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and so if the sun wants to join us, so be it, right? Wrong, some exaggerated headlines suggest, as they promise famine, freezing temps, and droughts on Earth because the sun has entered a completely predictable and entirely normal solar minimum, according to Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips in an interview with The Sun.
  • Coronavirus: UK warned to avoid climate change crisis

    05/06/2020 2:49:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 6, 2020 | By Roger Harrabin
    The UK must avoid lurching from the coronavirus crisis into a deeper climate crisis, the government’s advisers have warned. They recommend that ministers ensure funds earmarked for a post-Covid-19 economic recovery go to firms that will reduce carbon emissions. They say the public should work from home if possible; and to walk or cycle. And investment should prioritise broadband over road-building, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says. People should also be encouraged to save emissions by continuing to consult GPs online. The government will reply later, although the Energy Secretary Alok Sharma has already spoken in favour of a...
  • "Less Must Be the New More." - a Review of Michael Moore's New Documentary

    04/23/2020 11:01:00 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 25 replies
    The Smallest Minority, a Libertarian Blog ^ | April 23, 2020 | The Smallest Minority
    I strongly advise you to watch this film. It is a brutal indictment of the environmental movement as organizations run by cynics taking advantage of useful idiots and financed by corporate billions. It illustrates, with painstaking accuracy, the false promise of "green energy," - wind, solar, biomass.
  • On Earth Day, pope says nature will not forgive our trespasses

    04/22/2020 4:50:54 AM PDT · by yardboyd · 63 replies
    Thomsen-Reuters ^ | 4/22/2020 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, April 22 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for protection of the environment on Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, saying the coronavirus pandemic had shown that some challenges had to be met with a global response. Francis praised the environmental movement, saying it was necessary for young people to "take to the streets to teach us what is obvious, that is, that there will be no future for us if we destroy the environment that sustains us". The pope, who wrote a major encyclical in 2015 on the defence of nature and the...
  • US Clean Energy Sector May Lose 500,000 Jobs By June Without Federal Aid (only 10.75 years left)

    04/20/2020 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    IB Times ^ | 4/20/20 | Palash Ghosh
    The coronavirus crisis is cutting a savage swath through the U.S. clean energy industry – some 106,000 jobs in the sector vanished in the month of March alone as demand evaporated amid nationwide stay-at-home orders Moreover, that one-month job loss was greater than what the industry gained in jobs in all of 2019. By June of this year, the clean energy sector may lose up to 500,000 jobs – or 15% of the country’s entire clean energy workforce -- according to a study by clean energy advocacy group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), in cooperation with the American Council on Renewable Energy,...
  • Biden Calls CV-19 An ‘Opportunity’ To ‘Fundamentally Change The Science Relating To Global Warming’

    04/20/2020 8:25:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 43 replies
    Explain Life ^ | 04/20/2020 | Martin Walsh
    Following other prominent left-wing lawmakers, Biden had quite the slip of the tongue recently when he told virtual CNN town hall audiences there’s an “opportunity” to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to “fundamentally change the science relating to global warming.” Biden seemed to suggest that the global pandemic presented the perfect opportunity for Democrats and progressives to expand the scope of federal economic and environmental policy. “It’s like the New Deal. Think of every great act, every great change that’s taken place. It’s come out of a crisis. … What we did, we expanded opportunity. And I think we have an...
  • Actually, the Corona Virus Is Exactly Why We Shouldn’t do The Green New Deal

    04/14/2020 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-14-20 | Brother Bob
    A recent headline in the dead tree edition of the Opinion section inThe Washington Post bore the ominous headline, "Coronavirus is Killing You, but Climate Change is Killing Us!" I figured this would be an entertaining read, and of course it did not disappoint. When I searched for the ones and zeroes version for blog purposes, the title didn't come up. I finally found it, with the changed title of "Politicians blew off Gen Z’s climate goals. The coronavirus shows we can act fast." What is it with Lefty rags having to changing idiotic titles of their stories? Out of curiousity...
  • Heartland Institute accuses 'climate alarmists' of exploiting COVID-19 pandemic to advance agenda

    04/07/2020 2:28:18 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/7/2020 | Sam Dorman
    The conservative Heartland Institute released a report on Tuesday in which it criticized leading politicians, activists, and media outlets for using the coronavirus to push their environmental agenda. "Not surprisingly coronavirus alarm has pushed most other issues and concerns out of the news ⎯ much to the dismay of climate alarmists," said Steve Milloy of the Heartland Institute. "But the alarmists aren’t taking displacement by coronavirus lying down. In fact, many climate alarmists are trying to use coronavirus as a means of advancing their agenda. They are trying to surf it." The report, published on ClimateRealism.com and Heartland.org, comes amid...
  • Let’s Quarantine Some Fake Corona and Climate News

    04/04/2020 4:31:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2020 | Paul Driessen,
    Some 40,000 children slave away in Chinese-operated Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mines, digging out cobalt for cell phones, laptops, Teslas and Green New Deal technologies, the London-based Guardian has reported. They’re exposed constantly to toxic and radioactive mud, dust, water and air. Blood and respiratory diseases, birth defects, cancer, paralysis and death by suffocation are common. Other investigators have confirmed the horrors. But the human rights violations continue. Unfortunately, other Guardian stories are a bizarre mix of fact, fake news, junk science, conjecture and nonsense. “Is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?” a recent headline blared, adding “As...
  • Remains of 90-million-year-old rainforest found near South Pole

    04/01/2020 9:48:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 233 replies
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2020 | By Brooks Hays
    Some 90 million years ago, a temperate rainforest grew near the South Pole. Scientists recovered fossil traces of the ancient rainforest from seafloor sediment cores collected near West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. Seismic data suggested the sediment layer was unique, but researchers weren't expecting to find the remnants of a Cretaceous forest. "The finding of this well preserved 'forest soil' layer was actually a lucky dip," researcher Ulrich Salzmann, professor of palaeoecology at the University of Northumbria in Britain, told UPI. "We did not know of the existence of this layer before." Among the sediment layers, Salzmann and his research...
  • New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

    03/30/2020 12:55:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2020 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and TOM KRISHER
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States’ single-biggest efforts against climate change. The Trump administration is expected to release a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026, watering down a tough Obama mileage standard that would have encouraged automakers globally to ramp up production of electric vehicles and more fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles. Trump’s Cabinet heads have continued a push to rollback public health and environment regulations despite the coronavirus outbreak riveting the world’s...
  • TEMPERATURE AND THE CORONAVIRUS

    03/12/2020 8:22:39 PM PDT · by lasereye · 35 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | March 12, 2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    One of the key questions pertaining to the Wuhan cororavirus is whether warm weather will stop the pandemic. President Trump has suggested that it will. He says “a lot of people think that [the virus] goes away in April with the heat — as the heat comes in” and that “there’s a theory that, in April, when it gets warm — historically, that has been able to kill the virus.” Actually, this particular virus is new, so that, strictly speaking, there is no history to rely on. As with so much surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus, we don’t know really know...
  • The $2.5 Trillion Reason We Can’t Rely on Batteries to Clean up the Grid

    03/11/2020 7:39:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    getpocket.com ^ | 7/1/2018 | james temple
    Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play a major role. A pair of 500-foot smokestacks rise from a natural-gas power plant on the harbor of Moss Landing, California, casting an industrial pall over the pretty seaside town. If state regulators sign off, however, it could be the site of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery project by late 2020, helping to balance fluctuating wind and solar energy on the California grid. The 300-megawatt facility is one of four giant lithium-ion storage projects that...
  • Kate Brown counters Oregon GOP walkouts with sweeping executive order

    03/10/2020 5:49:22 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2020 | Andrew Selsky - Associated Press
    In an end run around Republican legislators, Oregon’s Democratic governor ordered the state on Tuesday to lower greenhouse gas emissions, directing a state agency to set and enforce caps on pollution from industry and transportation fuels.