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  • 120-114 BC: The Cimbrian flood and the following Cimbrian war 113-101 BC

    12/14/2014 12:59:31 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    climate4you ^ | before 2014 | unattributed
    The Cimbrian flood (or Cymbrian flood) was a large-scale incursion of the North Sea in the region of the Jutland peninsula (Denmark) in the period 120 to 114 BC, resulting in a permanent change of coastline with much land lost. The flood was caused by one or several very strong storm(s). A high number of people living in the affected area of Jutland drowned, and the flooding apparently set off a migration of the Cimbri tribes previously settled there (Lamb 1991)... The Cimbri were a tribe from Northern Europe, who, together with the Proto-Germanic Teutones and the Ambrones threatened the...
  • The UN’s so-called plan to fight climate change is a socialist, money-sucking scheme

    12/14/2014 6:19:39 AM PST · by Dartman · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13/14 | Lorrie Goldstein
    The latest United Nations effort in Lima to draft a new global treaty on climate change proves Prime Minister Stephen Harper was right when he described its efforts as “a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.” Harper was pilloried by Canada’s opposition parties after his statement, contained in a 2002 fundraising letter for the now-defunct Canadian Alliance, was revealed in 2007, shortly after he won the 2006 federal election. But Harper was right. Indeed he was vindicated in 2011, when a senior UN climate official, German economist Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary December 13, 2014

    12/13/2014 7:19:09 AM PST · by Excellence · 18 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | December 13, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    A thorough explanation of the origins of the rain storms hitting California. There is no tropical moisture involved. Systems coming in to west coast are all well north of Hawaii, which is dry. So the rain is a product of cold air off the Asian continent colliding with warm water off the west coast. Otherwise, Joe argues for a very snowy Christmas.
  • Lima climate summit extended as poor countries demand more from rich

    12/13/2014 6:13:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | December 13, 2014 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    Climate talks in Lima ran into extra time amid rising frustration from developing countries at the “ridiculously low” commitments from rich countries to help pay for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The talks were designed to draft a blueprint for a global deal to fight climate change, due to be adopted in Paris late next year. But developing countries argued that before signing on they needed to see greater commitments that the industrialised countries would keep to their end of a bargain to provide the money needed to fight climate change. Countries are also divided over the initial commitments countries...
  • People’s Climate Summit Finds Culprit in Capitalism

    12/12/2014 1:18:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2014 | By RYAN DUBE
    LIMA, Peru — Wilfredo Saavedra, a former Marxist rebel, led a convoy of some 300 activists from Peru’s northern sierra, wearing an anti-mining T-shirt and Cuban baseball cap. Jim Chomicz, 70, from Birmingham, Alabama, flew here with a church group to learn more about melting glaciers. But for many of their Latin American counterparts, it is all about toppling capitalism, which they blame for the environmental degradation. “Capitalism is the creator of all of these changes to the climate,” said Mr. Saavedra. At a march this week, Ibis Fernández, a Peruvian union leader and organizer of the People’s Climate Summit,...
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren
  • How Britain's taste for year-round asparagus is threatened by climate change

    12/11/2014 5:31:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 11, 2014 | By Emily Gosden, Lima
    It has become a mainstay on supermarket shelves across the UK: fresh green asparagus, flown in to satisfy culinary desires well beyond the brief domestic growing season. But Britain's love of year-round asparagus could now be at risk - due to climate change. Of the 14,000 tonnes of asparagus imported to the UK last year, the majority - some 8,000 tonnes - came from Peru, the world's biggest exporter of the crop. Experts warn that Peruvian production of the vegetable, which has soared in the past decade, is likely to be hit by extreme weather that scientists say will become...
  • A Climate Idea Comes of Age: Zero Emissions

    12/10/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER
    Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming. It doesn't provide any guidance on how to do that. But Yamin does. And, in a historic first, dozens of governments now embrace her prescription. The global climate pact set for adoption in Paris next year should phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says the London-based environmental lawyer. "In your lifetime, emissions have to go to zero. That's a message people...
  • Climate change summit takes political twist

    12/10/2014 6:24:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | By Fermín Koop
    The real part of the climate change negotiations started yesterday in Lima. Bolivian President Evo Morales took the spotlight at the United Nations summit as he pointed the finger at developed countries for their responsibility for climate change and suggested creating a world court to judge climate crimes. “Developing countries are the ones that struggle the most because of climate change even though they are the least responsible for it,” Evo Morales said, speaking alongside UN heads and several ministers. “After 30 years of negotiations, we haven’t reached any important climate change agreement. We have failed and now we are...
  • The Gods Have Made Them Mad

    12/09/2014 6:31:35 PM PST · by Baynative · 19 replies
    American thinker ^ | 12/9/14 | Jonathan David Carson
    It used to strike me as impossible for global warming to cause cold weather. Then I realized that I could chill a soft drink in the oven if there were no room left in the refrigerator to bake a cake. Up until then I did not know that the same cause can have opposite effects. In my unenlightened state, it never occurred to me that carbon dioxide could cause both excessive heat and excessive cold, both drought and flood. I should have known. After all, we calm hyperactive children with stimulants and cure addiction to drugs with addicting drugs. When...
  • It’s time to start ignoring the climate deniers

    12/08/2014 2:23:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | December 8, 2014 | by Isaac Tamblyn
    I do not believe that climate change deniers exist. I have heard the statistics and have seen the graphs, but I am not convinced. So I do what the supposed deniers do – I ignore them and move on. The next time you find yourself in a conversation with friends and colleagues about climate change, I would ask that you do one thing – skip over the discussion about the deniers. By talking about the deniers, the debate focuses on how to fix the problem of denial rather than climate change itself. Not everyone has to believe in it; what...
  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    12/07/2014 6:49:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2014 | By NEELA BANERJEE
    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Poorer nations are struggling to nail down significant, steady funding from industrialized countries to help them cope with the damage from climate change and to develop their economies without relying on fuels such as coal. Over the years, participants at U.N. climate talks estimated that $75 billion to $100 billion annually in public and private funding was needed to help poor countries cope...
  • Why Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice Doesn't Mean Climate Change Isn't Happening

    12/06/2014 9:05:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 134 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 4, 2014 | by CHELSEA HARVEY
    Antarctic sea ice reached a record high this year, topping 20 million square kilometers (nearly 8 million square miles) in September — a milestone it hadn't touched since 1979. It's a fact climate change deniers are fond of repeating. If the planet is warming, shouldn't sea ice be melting away rather than growing? It's true that the phenomenon is a confusing one — but it's no proof that climate change isn't happening. In fact, scientists believe that climate change is actually responsible for the strange events down in the Antarctic. The first thing to note is that sea ice and...
  • Saturday Summary December 6, 2014

    12/06/2014 8:57:49 AM PST · by Excellence · 5 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | December 6, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Long range weather forecast through Christmas.
  • Obama’s Climate Deal with China Backfires (They want the $$$ first)

    12/05/2014 9:52:58 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
  • Climate Change Could be Keeping the Baltic Sea Starved for Oxygen

    12/04/2014 2:22:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Nature World News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Brian Stallard
    The Baltic Sea is certainly not the only part of the world still suffering from when humanity didn't understand the consequences of its actions. However, compared to other parts of the world, it may be one of the most stark examples of how climate change can just perpetuate these problems. That's because the Baltic Sea is home to the Boknis Eck time series station. Based just off the coast of Schlong-Holstein at the exit of Peckernförde Bay, this station has been recording environmental parameters concerning the Baltic Sea since 1957, painting a particularly detailed picture of how human and natural...
  • Economists urge regular updates and reviews of cost of climate impacts estimate

    12/04/2014 2:03:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    University of Chicago News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Victoria Ekstrom High
    The term Social Cost of Carbon is a figure that puts a dollar value on the climate damages per ton of CO2 released, and is used by, among others, policymakers to help determine the costs and benefits of climate policies. In the latest issue of the journal Science, a group of economists and lawyers urge several improvements to the government’s figure that would impose a regular, transparent and peer-reviewed process to ensure it is reliable and well-supported. “By providing an estimate of the damages from an extra ton of CO2 emissions, the Social Cost of Carbon tells us how much...
  • How Your Death Affects Climate Change

    12/03/2014 3:38:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 3, 2014 | by Katrina Spade, Founder and Director, Urban Death Project
    You might take solace in the fact that when you die, your days of polluting the planet are over. But the truth is that the method you choose to dispose of your mortal remains has more of a deleterious impact on the environment than you might think. Conventional burials contribute to climate change in a number of ways. Although embalming slows the decomposition process, it does not stop it completely. Cremation is relatively benign compared to conventional burial, thanks in part to the required filtering of emissions done by crematories in the United States. Still, the average cremation uses 28...
  • World on course for warmest year

    12/03/2014 10:52:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 3, 2014 | by David Shukman, Science editor
    This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show. In the first 10 months of 2014, global average air temperature was about 0.57 Celsius above the long-term average. And the first eleven months in the UK have produced an average temperature 1.6C above the long-term. A separate study by the UK Met Office says the observed temperatures would be highly unlikely without the influence of greenhouse gases produced by humans. The global figures come in estimates from the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). If this year's current global...
  • Are We Missing the Big Picture on Climate Change?

    12/02/2014 3:04:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2014 | By REBECCA SOLNIT
    ... To grasp climate change, you have to think in terms of species and their future. To know how things have already changed, you have to remember how they used to be, and so you may not notice birds disappearing from the skies, or hotter weather or more extreme storms and forest fires. You need to look past the sparrow and see the whole system that allows — or allowed — the birds to flourish. The swallows, the chinook salmon, desert tortoises, manatees, moose and us. Addressing climate means fixing the way we produce energy. But maybe it also means...
  • Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

    11/30/2014 4:56:35 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 31 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 30, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports. The discovery adds to the ongoing mystery of Antarctica's expanding sea ice. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each year because of global warming. Instead, satellite observations show the ice is expanding, and the continent's sea ice has set new records for the past three winters. At the same time, Antarctica's ice sheet (the glacial ice...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary November 29, 2014

    11/29/2014 7:54:56 PM PST · by Excellence · 8 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 29 ,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    December forecast and comparisons to years previous.
  • Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

    11/26/2014 6:55:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping regulation, which would aim at smog from power plants and factories across the country, particularly in the Midwest, would be the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes. Such regulations, released under the authority of the Clean Air Act, have become a hallmark of President Obama’s administration. Environmentalists and public health advocates have praised the E.P.A....
  • Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

    11/26/2014 3:07:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 25, 2014 | By David Shukman, Science editor
    Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. That is the conclusion of a new set of studies into what's become known as geo-engineering. This is the so far unproven science of intervening in the climate to bring down temperatures. These projects work by, for example, shading the Earth from the Sun or soaking up carbon dioxide. Ideas include aircraft spraying out sulphur particles at high altitude to mimic the cooling effect of volcanoes or using artificial "trees" to absorb CO2. Despite the risk...
  • Great Lakes Ice Cover Developing; Earliest In Over 40 years

    11/25/2014 5:03:26 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 11-25-2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    Mark Torregrossa November 24, 2014 Ice is already starting to develop on Michigan's Great Lakes. This is the earliest ice on some of the Great Lakes in at least 40 years. According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, on November 20, 2014, three of Michigan's Great Lakes had ice starting to form. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan were one-half percent ice covered, while Lake Huron had one percent ice. Lake Erie was not reporting any ice as of Nov. 20, 2014. Decent early season ice coverage records date back to 1973. Last Friday was the earliest date that all...
  • Climate change could shift buckeyes’ habitat to Michigan

    11/24/2014 2:03:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 24, 2014 | By Laura Arenschield
    There is a lot we could lose if we don’t get a handle on climate change. Clean air. Manageable storms. A variety of animals and plants and a few islands. But buckeyes? The state trees of Ohio? To Michigan? “Dread the thought,” said Roger Williams, an associate professor of forest management at Ohio State University. But that could happen if the world keeps warming, Williams said yesterday during a climate-change-oriented tour of the Ohio State University campus. The tour was sponsored by the Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center, an environmental advocacy organization.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (11/22)

    11/22/2014 7:26:44 AM PST · by Excellence · 20 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 22, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Comparison of this winter with 1976. This November looks like, and may even be colder than, 1976. "When you know you have a similar pattern, you go to the similarities." The bottom line is, it's not global warming.
  • US President Barack Obama should look at his own environmental record before lecturing Australia

    11/21/2014 8:08:30 PM PST · by Aussiebabe · 3 replies
    Courier Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 22 November 2014 | Des Houghton
    BARACK Obama won an Olympic gold medal for schmoozing in Brisbane last weekend. Along the way, the US president exposed the opponents of coal seam gas in Queensland as utter hypocrites. With China, the US is of course the worst polluter on the planet. Yet the shale boom sweeping across America is unlocking oceans of underground gas, a cleaner energy gradually replacing coal in US power stations. Obama knows gas is good. Gas drives his emissions reduction pact with China. However, the Greenies who swooned over Obama for his environmental crusade are the same snarling, left-of-centre bigots backing sinister groups...
  • Weird Speech Makes Obama Odd Man Out

    11/21/2014 7:54:30 PM PST · by Aussiebabe · 30 replies
    The Australian ^ | 22 November 2014 | Greg Sheridan
    THE United States embassy in Canberra advised President Barack Obama not to make the provocative, anti-Abbott speech on climate change which he made at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. That the President acted against the advice of his own embassy reveals a deeply divided and in part dysfunctional Obama administration, unable to reconcile its foreign policy objectives and its domestic imperatives. The speech was not only damaging for Tony Abbott, as it will be used by all his opponents on climate change up until the next election, it was a disaster for US foreign policy, because the gratuitous climate...
  • World Isn't Even Close to Stopping Global Warming: U.N.

    11/19/2014 11:44:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 19, 2014
    The world still isn't close to preventing a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some countries’ recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees — the goal world leaders set in 2009. To meet it, the world has to hit a peak of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases before 2030, said the report's chief scientific editor, Joseph Alcamo-Gruber.
  • Obama Stakes Final 2 Years on Climate Change

    11/18/2014 6:21:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 18, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's gone. It's a strategy rooted not only in Obama's long-stated concern about global warming, but also in political reality. The emphasis on climate isn't all by choice. Although Obama has long sought to rally action against climate change, White House aides say the issue has become even more attractive after the election because it's one where Obama has...
  • Climate Reporting Chaos in Oregon

    11/17/2014 10:31:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Sierra Rayne
    The catastrophic predictions do not match up with historical trends For some reason, I don’t find it surprising that Oregon is a hotbed of climate alarmism. Thus, when the Portland Tribune recently published an article describing how Oregon’s “warmer climate imperils our health,” it seemed appropriate to look further into the claims being made. Apparently, climate change in Oregon will lead to “less snow on Mount Hood? [but] we can live with that.” Interesting, given how there has been no significant trend in maximum overwinter snowpack on Mount Hood since records began in 1981. Indeed, according to an article in...
  • Planet Earth Allegedly In The Midst Of 30-Year Cold Spell Due To Diminished Solar Activity

    11/17/2014 8:34:17 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 17 Nov 14
    The earth is allegedly in the midst of a 30-year cold spell, as is apparently evident from the early icy spell across many parts of North America, as well as last winter being, “One of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record,” according to USA Today. The man who made the claims is climatologist John L. Casey, who is also a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant. According to Casey, who just released a new book entitled, Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell, a radical shift in global climate is underway, as the Earth...
  • Tony Abbott snubs Barack Obama’s climate fund demand (Australia)

    11/16/2014 7:06:14 PM PST · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (AUS) ^ | 11/17/2014 | Simon Benson, Daniel Meers
    TONY Abbott has foiled Barack Obama’s attempt to hijack the G20 with climate change, refusing to put a cent into the US President’s push for a $10 billion global green climate fund. And as chair of the G20, he succeeded in ensuring global economic growth and job creation was at the top of the final declaration yesterday, delivering a blow to Mr Obama’s attempts to elevate climate change to a first order issue .... ... Mr Abbott refused to allow the final communiqué to include a binding requirement that all G20 nations commit to the Green Climate Fund announced by...
  • Are you a "believer" a "denier" ... or an "agnostic"?

    11/16/2014 12:22:47 PM PST · by zencycler · 47 replies
    self | 11/16/2014 | self
    Are you a "believer" a "denier" ... or an "agnostic"? When you put together a large group of people who are all certain that they can predict what will happen 100 years from now, a group that demonizes those who stray even a little from their beliefs, a group claiming that if everyone follows them, we will be saved, but if they don't we will be doomed - then in most cases, that group is called a religion. Like most religions, this group also elevates the importance of mankind, so much so that humans are viewed as having more power...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary 11-15-2014

    11/15/2014 9:54:07 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    weatherbell ^ | 11-15-2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Jo Bastardi discusses the weather.
  • U.S. to give $3 billion to international climate fund

    11/15/2014 6:35:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    NYT/Pioneer Press ^ | 11-14-14 | Coral Davenport and Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama soon will announce that the United States will contribute $3 billion to a new international fund intended to help the world's poorest countries address the effects of climate change, according to a senior administration official. Obama is expected to make the announcement at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 industrial powers this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, on the heels of his landmark announcement this week that the United States and China will jointly commit to curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. The two announcements, both unveiled at prominent global meetings with...
  • Obama to Announce $3 Billion U.S. Contribution to Climate Change Fund

    11/14/2014 7:43:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will soon announce that the United States will contribute $3 billion to a new international fund intended to help the world’s poorest countries address the effects of climate change, according to a senior administration official. Mr. Obama is expected to make the announcement at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 industrial powers this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, on the heels of his landmark announcement this week that the United States and China will jointly commit to curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.
  • Obama’s Cruel and Costly Climate Hoax

    11/13/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Alan Caruba
    The new Congress must take whatever action it can to reverse and stop the harm that it represents; people’s jobs and lives depend on it. The intense cold that many Americans are encountering arrives more than a month before the official start of winter on December 2l. To discuss this, we need to keep in mind that weather is what is occurring now. Climate is measured over longer periods, the minimum of which is thirty years and, beyond that, centuries. We are colder these days because the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 19 years and that cycle...
  • The coming climate onslaught -- President Obama readies a sweeping list of executive actions

    11/12/2014 3:39:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Restuccia and Erica Martinson
    The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any president’s environmental actions of the past quarter-century — a reality check for Republicans who think last week’s election gave them a mandate to end what they call the White House’s “War on Coal.” [Snip] The coming rollout includes a Dec. 1 proposal by EPA to tighten limits on smog-causing ozone, which business groups say could be the costliest federal regulation of all time; a final rule Dec. 19 for clamping down on disposal of power plants’ toxic coal ash; the Jan. 1...
  • Climate change deniers, polluters run riot

    11/11/2014 10:41:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Communist Party of Australia | November 12, 2014 | by Bob Briton
    Link only if you choose to go there. Posted to demonstrate "climate change" is a vessel of the communist party.
  • Study: Global Warming Worsening Watery Dead Zones

    11/10/2014 8:56:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 10, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study. The researchers looked at 476 dead zones worldwide— 264 in the United States. They found that standard computer climate models predict that, on average, the surface temperature around those dead zones will increase by about 4 degrees Fahrenheit (slightly more than 2 degrees Celsius) from the 1980s and 1990s to the end of this century.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (11/8)

    11/08/2014 7:57:28 AM PST · by Excellence · 28 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 8,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Vary long explanation of the "polar vortex" that will, supposedly, attack this coming week. Very interesting explanation. Things are not as some forecasters might portray it. It's still going to be ugly, possibly for Thanksgiving. Joe argues for more research for short term forcasting, because the current modeling isn't terribly accurate because of changes, maybe because of solar dimming. Maybe. But this is the problem; that there isn't enough research done for short-term forecasting. Case in point: The sudden crash of the Southern Oscillation index and its effect on the feedback of heat from energy released by convection activity is...
  • Climate change ‘making male bees more interested in sex than pollinating flowers’

    11/08/2014 7:24:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Metro UK ^ | November 7, 2014 | by Harry Readhead
    Anyone with a basic knowledge of how ecosystems work knows how important the role of the humble bee is. But a study suggests that climate change may be making male bees too easily distracted by females to bother carrying out pollination. According to research by the University of East Anglia, warmer springs have resulted in both bees and flowers emerging earlier than usual, meaning they do not coincide with each other. This means that by the time the flowers bloom, the bees are too busy mating with females to help fertilise plants. ‘Warming by as little as 2C causes the...
  • Venezuela climate conference slams capitalism

    11/07/2014 10:28:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Newsday ^ | November 7, 2014
    Venezuela is hosting a meeting that's meant to be a unique chance for environmental activists from around the world to talk. But the conference has been marred by logistical mishaps. And some groups say they're concerned the host government is using the meeting as a platform for anti-capitalist decrees. A last-minute change in venue forced participants to scramble. That led several would-be participants to drop out, including White House climate envoy Todd Stern.
  • Voters put climate change policy in the hands of climate change denier

    11/07/2014 6:43:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | by David Horsey
    People who voted for the GOP in the congressional elections this week may be surprised to learn they chose a militant climate change denier to oversee federal efforts to deal with climate change. The widespread expectation is that, when Republicans take charge of the Senate in January, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, a vehement foe of those who believe human exploitation of fossil fuels is contributing to a sharp rise in global temperatures, will be chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. No matter what they may have thought they were doing in the voting booths on Nov. 4, what...
  • U.N. Demands Fossil Fuel Phase Out By 2100 To Save Planet

    11/05/2014 10:30:23 AM PST · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 5, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: The high priests of the climate change religion decree in a recipe for global poverty that renewable energy must generate most of the world's electricity, with fossil fuels purged by the end of this century. In a report released in Copenhagen on Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry has called "another canary in a coal mine," the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recycled its prophecies of doom. The document is titled "Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report." The "synthesis" refers to the report's being essentially the "greatest hits" of prior climate assessment reports that...
  • The First Polar Vortex Of The Season Is Coming Next Week

    11/05/2014 1:41:58 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 11-5-2014 | Alex Sosnowski
    Alex Sosnowski November 5, 2014 The atmosphere is preparing to send part of the polar vortex southward toward the US next week with an outbreak of arctic air and lake-effect snow. The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region. Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the US. The main blast of cold air associated with the plunging polar vortex will swing southeastward into the Central and Eastern states...
  • Fossil fuels should be 'phased out by 2100' says IPCC

    11/02/2014 4:26:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 2, 2014 | By Matt McGrath
    The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change. That is the central message of a stark new report from the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC urges that by 2050, most of the world's electricity must - and can - be produced from low carbon sources. Fossil fuels, without carbon capture and storage (CCS), should be phased out "almost entirely" by 2100. It re-states many familiar positions: Warming is "unequivocal" and the human influence on climate is clear Since the 1950s the observed changes are unprecedented over decades...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (11/1)

    11/01/2014 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Excellence · 35 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | November 1,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    More on winter forecast and onset of limited El Nino.