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  • Ugh, here we go again!For the Third Year in a Row, Earth Has Warmest Year on Record in 2016

    01/18/2017 12:13:51 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 32 replies
    Weather channel ^ | 1/18/2017 | Weather
    For the third year in a row, the Earth has set a record for warmth, according to three analyses just released from three government agencies. The planet's mean surface temperature in 2016 was 0.99 degrees Celsius above the late 20th-century average, topping the previous record set in 2015 of 0.87 degrees above average, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
  • ‘Knives Sticking Out Of My Back’: Global Warming Skeptic Tells Tucker Carlson Why She Left Academia

    01/08/2017 7:25:34 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech. “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night. “I walk around with knives sticking out of my back,” she said. “In the university environment I felt like I was just beating my head against the wall.”
  • Reality-Based Climate Forecasting

    01/07/2017 8:00:31 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Paul Driessen
    These days, even shipwreck museums showcase evidence of climate change. After diving recently among Key West’s fabled ship-destroying barrier reefs, I immersed myself in exhibits from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, the fabled Spanish galleon that foundered during a ferocious hurricane in 1622. The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum now houses many of the gold, silver, emeralds and artifacts that Mel and Deo Fisher’s archeological team recovered after finding the wreck in 1985. Also featured prominently in the museum is the wreck of a British slave ship, the Henrietta Marie. It sank in a hurricane off Key West in 1700, after...
  • LA Times: California’s Next AG Must Take On Exxon’s Climate History

    12/31/2016 9:45:15 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | Chris White
    The Los Angeles Times thinks California’s next attorney general must place the investigation into Exxon Mobil’s climate change research at the top of their “to do” list. Whoever becomes California’s next attorney general will have to address the probes and allegations that Exxon lied to the public and investors at the seriousness of man-made global warming, the LA Times editorial board wrote Friday.
  • 100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

    12/28/2016 11:05:42 AM PST · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    RealClimateScience.com ^ | 28 December 2016 | Tony Heller
    Climate Central just ran this piece, which the Washington Post picked up on. They claimed the US was “overwhelmingly hot” in 2016, and temperatures have risen 1,5°F since the 19th century. The first problem with their analysis is that the US had very little hot weather in 2016. The percentage of hot days was below average, and ranked 80th since 1895. Only 4.4% of days were over 95°F, compared with the long term average of 4.9%. Climate Central is conflating mild temperatures with hot ones. They also claim US temperatures rose 1.5°F since the 19th century, which is what NOAA...
  • How To Tell Who's Lying To You: Climate Science Edition

    12/28/2016 12:58:10 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 22 Dec, 2016 | Francis Menton
    Scott Adams -- known, among other things, as the cartoonist behind the Dilbert series -- has an excellent blog on which he posts something thoughtful nearly every day. His particular interest is in the arts of persuasion. Recently he has dipped his toe into the subject of "climate science," with a focus on the apparent inability of partisans on either side of the debate ever to convince a single person to come over from the other side. .....How are you to supposed to evaluate the arguments and come to a view? Adams comments: My bottom-line belief about climate science is...
  • House GOP accuses Energy Dept. of political intimidation

    12/22/2016 8:02:58 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 13 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 12/20/2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The administration fired an employee for telling the truth to Congress, GOP lawmakers charged Tuesday, saying political appointees at the Energy Department were upset the woman backed a radiation program popular on Capitol Hill but which the department had planned to ax. Energy officials had hoped to cannibalize the money to fund global warming research... Dr. Metting was fired soon after the Oct. 16, 2014, briefing she delivered, and the House Science Committee says it has obtained documents showing the administration was upset at her for straying from pre-approved talking points. Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said a questionnaire from...
  • Congress: Obama Admin Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

    12/20/2016 3:09:26 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 20, 2016 | By Adam Kredo
    A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda. Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation....
  • California Gov: 'If Trump Turns Off The Satellites, California Will Launch Its Own Damn Satellite'

    12/17/2016 9:35:44 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2016
    California Gov. Jerry Brown gave a fiery speech on climate-change policy on Wednesday, during which he said, "If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," according to The Los Angeles Times. Brown was speaking at the 2016 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, a prominent body of scientists who study Earth and space. In November, a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump suggested the incoming administration would eliminate NASA's earth-science programs.
  • Climate scientists adjust as Trump builds team of oil allies

    12/17/2016 9:03:34 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 66 replies
    OANN ^ | December 15, 2016 | Peter Henderson
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Climate scientists worried that President-elect Donald Trump will slash their budgets and sideline their research... [snip] “I think it is maybe really necessary to refocus what you are doing and how you are labeling it,” [snip] Federal funding for climate change research, technology and international assistance hit $11.6 billion in 2014, from $2.4 billion in 1993, [snip] ...replaced the politically charged term “climate change” with “global change”... [snip] Climate scientist Ben Sanderson, also at NCAR, told Reuters he is applying to renew funding for assessing uncertainty in climate change. “Now the proposal would have to be...
  • Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump

    12/15/2016 11:47:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 15, 2016
    Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco. Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to...
  • Energy Department Refuses to Provide Names to Trump Team

    12/14/2016 4:54:51 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 267 replies
    NBC (Washington) ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | AP
    The Energy Department said Tuesday it won't provide the names of staffers who worked on climate policy or other issues to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, even as it pledges to cooperate with the incoming administration.
  • Seaport Developer ‘Doubts’ Climate Change, Cites YouTube Videos ‘There’s too much science.’

    12/12/2016 2:50:13 PM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | December 12, 2016 | Kyle Scott Clauss
    Even as the city is sounding the alarm on climate change’s impact on the future of life in Boston, one major developer remains skeptical. John B. Hynes III is the CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, which is developing much of the 23-acre, $3.5 billion Seaport Square project in South Boston. And while he’s willing to build to state and local officials’ specifications, Hynes doesn’t buy into the whole hullabaloo of raising sea levels and the like. “I have my doubts,” Hynes told the Herald. “The global warming phenomenon that everybody’s worried about is nothing more than historic...
  • The Theory Of Gravity Is Wrong? What Does It Mean For The 'Climate Consensus'?

    12/12/2016 8:21:21 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/12/2016 | Kerry Jackson
    The little green men who fancy themselves as moral environmentalists enjoy gloating about the 97% of scientists who say man is causing his planet to warm. It's their way of saying: The science is settled, the consensus is in and no further debate is allowed — now let us run the world so we can satisfy our authoritarian urges. But not only is their 97% claim bunk, science is never settled and even a 100% agreement on any "scientific fact" is subject to change. Consider the scientific understanding of gravity. We feel safe in saying that something very close to...
  • Leading Climate Alarmist: Donald Trump Should ‘Kill Himself Immediately’

    12/10/2016 10:22:42 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-10-2016 | Thomas Williams
    One of the leading purveyors of climate change panic has described the Presidential election of Donald J. Trump as a “global disaster,” adding that if were to meet Trump he would tell him: “Kill yourself immediately.” Wiens suggested the U.K. should invade the U.S., or the U.S. should swap leaders with Canada, with Justin Trudeau taking over in the White House. Undaunted, Wiens says that humanity is on the verge of disaster, and Americans are particularly to blame.
  • Canadian government introduces first national carbon price

    12/09/2016 9:16:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.12.2016 | kbd/bw (AP, Reuters)
    The Canadian government approved a national carbon price on Friday after a heated discussion. In a meeting attended by provincial representatives, aboriginal leaders, as well as United States Vice President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed the carbon-pricing plan he had been working on for months. […] The plan calls for the cost of producing a ton of carbon pollution to rise 10 Canadian dollars ($7.60, €7.19) per year starting in 2018 until it reaches 50 Canadian dollars in 2022. In a compromise, the price would pause for British Columbia at 30 Canadian dollars in 2020. Out of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: CLIMATE SCARE IS OVER!

    12/08/2016 5:51:24 PM PST · by Coffee_drinker · 138 replies
    millie weaver ^ | 12/8/2016 | Lord Christopher Monckton
    video: Published on Dec 8, 2016 Infowars Reporter Millie Weaver interviews Lord Christopher Monckton who reveals a breaking discovery which may prove the entire 'climate change' scare is based on faulty mathematics. At the "Global-Warming; an Inconvenient Lie" conference in Phoenix, AZ Lord Monckton covers in depth the mathematical discovery his team has made and announces that these findings have been submitted for proper peer review.
  • Jerry Brown predicts ‘negative, and very powerful’ reaction if Donald Trump halts climate action

    12/07/2016 8:11:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    In his global evangelism about the threat of climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown has dismissed skeptics as “troglodytes” and “deniers of the obvious science.” But Brown, who in recent years has emerged as a premier climate warrior, has refused to ascribe those characteristics to Donald Trump since his election as president, despite the Republican businessman’s support for fossil fuels and repeated dismissals of climate change as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. In brief remarks about the subject, Brown said Monday that it would be difficult for the U.S. to “go rogue” on climate change. He went further Tuesday in...
  • Liberal environmentalist compares Trump to Hitler, complains about “toxic rhetoric”

    12/07/2016 5:59:23 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you haven’t already discovered Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show, weekdays at 7pm, do yourself a favor and check it out. This Insurrectionist says it’s the most entertaining conservative hour on TV. Carlson opens most shows with a left-wing guest whom he politely, but fearlessly, takes on. Tonight’s lib, environmentalist Erin Schrode, had, in response to Time naming Donald Trump its Person of the Year, compared Trump to Hitler. When toward the end of the segment, Schrode decried Trump’s “name-calling and hate speech and toxic rhetoric,” Carlson pounced. “You just compared this guy to Hitler and then with a...
  • End of the Dark Age: Trump to restart space exploration rather than fund climate hoax

    12/06/2016 1:46:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 35 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    What wonderful news -- investing in actual science and divesting from leftwing lunacy. Some of man's greatest achievements and scientific discoveries came from space exploration. Obama changed NASA's mission from space exploration to Muslim outreach. NASA's Administrator explained that Obama had asked him to "find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries." (More here: Obama 's stone age) TRUMP TO SEND MEN BACK TO THE MOON AND 'EXPLORE ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM' RATHER THAN FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE The president elect could put men on the moon once again – and use money from the climate change budget to do it...
  • More snow expected on Hawaii summits

    12/03/2016 12:49:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Ben Gutierrez, Reporter
    Mauna Kea, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The snowfall has eased up slightly on the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island, but another foot of snow is still possible Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect through through Sunday night for elevations above 8,000 feet. The watch replaces the Winter Storm Warning, which was cancelled Saturday morning. Deep tropical moisture which brought heavy snow to the summits and torrential downpours at lower elevations on the island is moving to the north. However, a light dusting of snow is possible Saturday before another storm system moves in...
  • China's Global Warming Hoax Exposed

    12/02/2016 5:57:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/1/2016 | Staff
    Climate Change: Even as China is busy blasting Donald Trump for not taking global warming seriously it's ramping up coal production and throwing its promised CO2 reductions out the window. Hopefully, Trump won't be as easily fooled by China's duplicity as President Obama. At a meeting of environmental officials earlier this month in Marrakech, Morocco, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin lectured Trump about the importance of climate change. Just a few days later, the New York Times reported that "China is scrambling to mine and burn more coal," and Fortune reported that the country is currently building $500 billion...
  • The Climate scam corruption metastasizes

    12/01/2016 7:31:43 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The problem with a giant con game like global warming hysteria is that the baseline dishonesty ends up corrupting other institutions.  Academia is pre-eminent among the collateral corruptees, but even a Native American tribe in genuine peril is in on the game. Willis Eschenbach provides the ugly details at Watts Up With That? He spotted news that a tribe on the seashore of Olympic Peninsula is being touted as the “first climate refugees.”  He drily notes 8 other separate claims of being the first climate refugees, so dubs the Quinault Indian Nation the “ninth first climate refugees.” But that is...
  • NASA Drops Global Warming BOMBSHELL, Liberals In Panic Mode As Scam Exposed

    11/30/2016 6:28:18 PM PST · by Cheerio · 69 replies
    Conservative Daily Pose ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Damon Morgan
    The debate on Man-made Climate Change, aka Anthropogenic Global Warming, has been raging for a couple decades now. The establishment media has told us repeatedly in recent years that there is consensus among 97% of climate scientists that global warming is real, and that it is caused by human activity. For many people, this appeal to authority has been convincing, and they lash out at any opposition calling them ‘climate-deniers’ or worse. Recent data has emerged that casts major doubt on the general consensus. So how could 97% of the world’s climate experts get something like this wrong? Most people...
  • Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global (NON AGW? WHAT?)

    11/29/2016 5:22:28 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/27/2016 | David Rose
    Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year – their biggest and steepest fall on record. The news comes amid mounting evidence that the recent run of world record high temperatures is about to end. The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino – the warming of surface waters in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America.
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    11/25/2016 4:11:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
  • Thinning and retreat of West Antarctic glacier began in 1940s

    11/24/2016 7:46:02 PM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 17 replies
    scienceblog.com ^ | November 24, 2016 | scienceblog.com
    New research by an international team shows that the present thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is part of a climatically forced trend that was triggered in the 1940s. The team — made up of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the British Antarctic Survey, University of Copenhagen, University of Alaska, Naval Postgraduate School, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, University of Leipzig, University of Geneva and University of Cambridge — analyzed sediment cores recovered beneath the floating Pine Island Glacier ice shelf. The team concluded the date at which the...
  • Donald Trump’s Environmental Reset

    11/24/2016 8:19:28 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Anti-Trump protests continue to swell across the country, but what best sums up the president-elect’s challenge was a Monday night tantrum barely noticed by the press. Climate activists in Washington, D.C., waited until dark, then beamed huge images onto the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Their demand? That Donald Trump pick someone other than Myron Ebell to lead the EPA.
  • Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview: Full Transcript

    11/23/2016 9:57:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | NOV. 23, 2016
    TRUMP: O.K. Well, I just appreciate the meeting and I have great respect for The New York Times. Tremendous respect. It’s very special. Always has been very special. I think I’ve been treated very rough. It’s well out there that I’ve been treated extremely unfairly in a sense, in a true sense. I wouldn’t only complain about The Times. I would say The Times was about the roughest of all. You could make the case The Washington Post was bad, but every once in a while I’d actually get a good article. Not often, Dean, but every once in awhile....
  • Int'l. Study: IPCC Doesn’t Account for 1 Billion Tons of CO2 Absorbed Annually… by Cement

    11/22/2016 8:59:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 11:37 AM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Cement, the ubiquitous material used to build roads, buildings and other infrastructure, absorbs about one billion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. But concrete carbonation is “not currently considered in emissions inventories” kept by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to the study’s co-authors, an international team of researchers led by Professor Dabo Guan of the U.K.’s University of East Anglia. The study found that cement’s natural carbonation process not only offsets the fossil fuel emissions released during its production, it also “represents a...
  • Climate talks: 'Save us' from global warming, US urged(Barf Alert)

    11/18/2016 6:30:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 19th 2016 | Matt McGrath
    The next head of the UN global climate talks has appealed for the US to "save" Pacific islands from the impacts of global warming. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said that the islands needed the US now as much as they did during World War Two. He was speaking as global climate talks in Marrakech came to an end. Mr Bainimarama said that climate change was not a hoax, as US President-elect Donald Trump has claimed. Mr Trump has promised to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement and scrap all payments for UN global warming projects. But...
  • Judge orders Democratic AGs leading Exxon climate-change probe to appear for depositions

    11/18/2016 12:00:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson
    A federal judge has advised two Democratic attorneys general leading the charge against ExxonMobil to appear for pretrial testimony on their climate-change investigations. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey are scheduled to undergo depositions by Exxon attorneys on Dec. 13 in Dallas, according to the Thursday order by U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade. Exxon is challenging the prosecutors’ subpoenas demanding thousands of documents and communications related to probes into whether the company committed fraud by misleading the public about its research on global warming. Exxon has argued that the investigations are politically motivated...
  • Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat(Barf Alert)

    11/17/2016 4:10:27 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th November 2016 | Matt McGrath
    Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech have issued an urgent call for action to tackle climate change. The Marrakech Action Proclamation calls for the highest political commitment to fight global warming It is being seen as the united response of countries to the threat of president-elect Donald Trump to pull the US out of the landmark agreement. The promise by Mr Trump to "cancel" the Paris Agreement and end financial support for international climate action has galvanised the countries meeting here in Morocco. The Marrakech Action Proclamation sees 197 parties assert their belief that the world is...
  • Waste From California Dairy Farms Presents Climate Change Challenge

    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Got milk? Chances are it’s from California. There are more dairy cows in the Golden State than anywhere else in the country. But all that milk and cheese comes at a cost to the planet. Tom Frantz keeps a running count. He says dairy farms have taken over his farming community in the San Joaquin Valley. “There are ten of them within what I call smelling distance of my home,” he said, noting they’ve moved in in just the last 10 years.
  • Children win right to sue US government on actions causing climate change

    11/15/2016 10:01:45 AM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 44 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | 14 Nov 2016 | Kimberley Mok
    Last week, a group of 21 young people, aged 9 to 20 years, won the right to sue the US government for its inaction in mitigating climate change, when an Oregon federal judge ruled that the plaintiffs' lawsuit was valid and could proceed in court. The chief legal counsel for the plantiffs, Julia Olson, had this to say about the significance of the ruling, urging outgoing President Obama to come to an agreement with a binding court order before Trump's inauguration early next year: We have a President-elect who is an obvious climate denier and both political branches controlled by...
  • President-elect who said global warming is a 'hoax' wants to 'leave Paris deal as soon as possible'

    11/13/2016 12:08:46 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/13/2016 | n/a
    (videos at link) Full Title : Donald Trump looking for fast way to QUIT climate agreement: President-elect who said global warming is a 'hoax' wants to 'leave Paris deal as soon as possible' Subtitle : Since Trump was elected, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris Agreement Trump has called global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement He was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to the source 'It was reckless for the Paris agreement to enter into force before...
  • Report: Trump considering ways to quickly exit Paris agreement

    11/12/2016 2:33:01 PM PST · by GilGil · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/2016 | HARPER NEIDIG
    Donald Trump is already eyeing ways for the U.S. to pull out of the landmark Paris climate agreement that the Obama administration formally signed on to in September, according to Reuters. A source on Trump’s transition team told Reuters that the president-elect wants to bypass the stipulation in the agreement that calls for a four-year process for a country to exit the accord. "It was reckless for the Paris agreement to enter into force before the election," the source said.
  • Model predicts elimination of GMO crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions

    11/10/2016 8:36:09 AM PST · by JimSEA · 29 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/8/2016 | Purdue University
    A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, a study by researchers from Purdue University shows. Using a model to assess the economic and environmental value of GMO crops, agricultural economists found that replacing GMO corn, soybeans and cotton with conventionally bred varieties worldwide would cause a 0.27 to 2.2 percent increase in food costs, depending on the region, with poorer countries hit hardest. According to the study, published Oct. 27 in the Journal of Environmental Protection, a ban on GMOs would...
  • Climate diplomats push back against Trump victory

    11/09/2016 10:48:33 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 9, 2016 | Marlowe Hood
    Marrakesh (Morocco) (AFP) - Stunned participants at UN climate talks in Marrakesh insisted Wednesday that climate change denier Donald Trump cannot derail the global shift to clean energy, although some called his victory in US presidential elections a "disaster". Trump "cannot prevent the implementation" of the landmark Paris pact, inked in the French capital last December, said Segolene Royal, France's environment minister and outgoing head of the UN climate forum. "As I speak, 103 countries representing 70 percent of (greenhouse gas) emissions have ratified it, and he cannot -- contrary to his assertions -- undo the Paris Agreement," she told...
  • 10:40 AM | Sun quiet again as it heads toward solar minimum

    11/02/2016 6:21:42 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 22 replies
    Vencore Weather ^ | October 31, 2016 | Meteorologist Paul Dorian
    Overview The sun has been completely spotless on 21 days in 2016 and it is currently featuring just one lonely sunspot region. In fact, on June 4th of this year, the sun went completely spotless for the first time since 2011 and that quiet spell lasted for about four days. Sunspot regions then reappeared for the next few weeks on a sporadic basis, but that was followed by several more completely spotless days on the surface of the sun. The increasingly frequent blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching and there will be an even...
  • Leaked Clinton campaign memo on ‘climate change’ shows it’s really about politics

    10/17/2016 9:37:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 31 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | October 17, 2016 | Guest Blogger
    To achieve victory, we must treat climate change as an issue of historic importance that is worthy of a true political social movement to create change. This political social movement must be founded on moral principles with stark definitions of who is right and who is wrong, and it is important to outline the historically negative, irreversible implications if we were to not succeed. “By pursuing this as a political social movement, President Obama and his Administration will best be able to assure that his legacy includes his unprecedented leadership on climate that initiated the shifting of the country’s political...
  • Campaigning With Hillary Clinton, Al Gore Warns of 'Climate Catastrophe' and Third-Party Risks

    10/11/2016 3:12:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Liz Kreutz Josh Haskell
    (Rest of Headline: and Third-Party Risks)[snip]“When it comes to the most urgent issue facing our country and the world, the choice in this election is extremely clear,” Gore told the crowd at Miami Dade University. “Hillary Clinton will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority. Her opponent based on the ideas that he has presented would take us towards a climate catastrophe.”
  • What?? NBC’s Ron Allen Thinks Climate Deal Is ‘Designed to Stop’ Storms Like Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 8:48:11 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Speaking on MSNBC Live to host Kate Snow, Allen first gushed about how the President “believes so deeply in protecting the environment” that the deal marks “one of the most significant aspects of his legacy” before bringing in Hurricane Matthew as a intriguing “practical matter.” It was "what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces...
  • Tax fossil fuels or risk kids' future: US climate scientist

    10/05/2016 10:48:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - Levels of the planet's three most dangerous greenhouse gases are rising, and fossil fuels must be taxed to protect children from the turmoil of rising seas and extreme storms, climate scientist James Hansen warned Tuesday. Otherwise, young people face the "dubious" proposition of somehow sucking carbon dioxide from the air at a price tag of hundreds of trillions of dollars in the next century, said Hansen, who leads the climate science program at Columbia University's Earth Institute. "The science has become crystal clear," Hansen told reporters on a conference call to discuss his latest research paper, entitled...
  • Students, faculty discuss climate justice with author-activist

    10/03/2016 6:54:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 10/3/16 | Riordan
    “It’s too late to prevent climate crisis; we’re in it. If we don’t take radical steps to transform our energy system… and conduct a society-wide mobilization, our children will inherit an inhospitable planet,” he said... Stephenson stated that politicians and fossil fuel industries continue to exploit natural resources and the people who live around them to stay in power. Despite scientific evidence and regard for human safety, “politics and fossil fuel industry deny the science. These are crimes against humanity,” he said. The activist drew parallels between the moral, spiritual and political metamorphosis of society due to the influence of...
  • Hydropower is new source of greenhouse gases, says new study

    10/02/2016 7:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    American Bazaar ^ | October 2, 2016 | (AB Wire)
    Hydropower has always been touted as a clean source of generating electricity, despite of the facts that it displaces thousands of people from their natural abodes, destroys their lives and livelihoods and submerges huge amounts of lands and forests. Now, a new study claims that it is also accelerating global warming. […] The study is done by Washington State University the has found that during times of drawdown — a period in which the water level behind a dam is rapidly lowered — temperate reservoirs can produce up 20 times more methane than normal. …
  • Judges must understand: climate rules are irrational

    09/30/2016 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Tom Harris
    Most people across the world do not care about climate change On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the litigation over President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). If implemented, CPP regulations will require states to develop and bring into force plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. Arguments against the CPP focussed primarily on its questionable legality. However, the ten judges considering the case should also keep in mind that the rules are pointless. No matter what one believes about the causes of climate change, the...
  • Australia: State-wide power loss raises 'serious questions' (Climate Changers Get their Due)

    09/29/2016 5:17:47 AM PDT · by IncPen · 22 replies
    ABCNews Australia ^ | 9/29/16 | Matthew Doran and Alexandra Beech
    -- snip --Mr Frydenberg said more than 40 per cent of South Australia's energy supply comes from renewable energy, but emphasised that was not the cause for the blackout. "That does raise questions for the stability of the system — not just for supply, because when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining, electricity is not being generated — but also for the stability of the system because of the frequency that is generated as opposed to base-load power which has historically been more coal and more gas," Mr Frydenberg said. "So questions are raised by...
  • Appeals court considers Obama’s climate change plan

    09/27/2016 7:06:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow and Brady Dennis
    President Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming was alternately lauded as a reasonable attempt to move the nation toward cleaner energy sources and faulted as an unconstitutional, job-killing power grab during seven hours of vigorous legal arguments Tuesday. With the Clean Power Plan’s future on the line, a 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struggled to discern whether the proposal goes too far in trying to compel power plants to cut carbon-dioxide emissions. The Obama administration contends it merely used its authority to nudge the industry in a direction many companies...