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  • 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...
  • U.S. Governors at U.N. Assembly: ‘You Have Allies’ on Climate Change

    09/18/2017 9:47:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 18, 2017 | LISA FRIEDMAN and BRAD PLUMER
    Jerry Brown, the governor of California, huddled on Sunday night with European, Brazilian and small-island leaders — gathered here for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, which formally begins on Tuesday — and pledged to work with them on climate change. On Monday he met with António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, to discuss the future of the Paris agreement. In another era, meetings like these might have been the exclusive domain of the State Department. But with the Trump administration vowing to leave the Paris agreement on climate change — affirmed on Monday by Gary...
  • Jerry Brown compares Trump supporters to ignorant cave dwellers

    09/18/2017 12:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 18, 2017 | David Siders
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” sharpening his criticism of the president and comparing his supporters to ignorant cave dwellers. “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said at a climate change event in New York. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown, the Democratic governor of the nation’s most populous state, has been rushing to recruit other state and local governments to sign onto their own non-binding...
  • Trump told that Paris Agreement is ‘irreversible and non-negotiable’

    09/17/2017 10:30:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Sam Morgan
    The terms of the Paris Agreement are set in stone, the EU, China and Canada agreed at a summit in Montreal this weekend, while Washington was forced to deny that the US is planning to stay in the accord. Ahead of a UN General Assembly meeting in New York this week and the COP23 climate summit in Bonn in November, EU, Chinese and Canadian officials met in Montreal on Friday and Saturday (15-16 September) to present a united front against the United States on climate action. The US was represented at the meeting by an observer who, according to EU...
  • John Kerry to lead climate change conference at Yale

    09/17/2017 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2017 6:06 PM EDT
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry is leading a conference on climate change this week at Yale University. The two-day conference that begins Monday on the Ivy League campus will feature speakers including General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, World Bank President Jim Kim and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. …
  • Montana Snow About 60 Days Early

    09/16/2017 9:20:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    iceagenow.info ^ | 9/15/2017 | Robert
    I live south of Missoula, Montana, in the Sapphire & Bitterroot Mountains at 3,500 ft; in the area being discussed, and we haven’t been getting snow like this for several years. Our hunting seasons have been without snow quite regularly and last year we didn’t get ANY snow until the last few days of the season in late November. However the winter snow sticks around here until early August at higher altitude (6,000 ft+). So, it’s about 60 days early, and with this the bow hunters might stop complaining about terrible tracking conditions without SNOW. Animals leave tell-tale tracks in...
  • Scripps: 5% Chance of ‘Catastrophic’ Global Warming by Century’s End

    09/15/2017 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | September 15, 2017
    A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography finds a 5 percent chance that rapid global warming will be “catastrophic” or worse for the human race. The study led by Veerabhadran “Ram” Ramanathan, a distinguished professor of climate and atmospheric sciences and adviser to Pope Francis, found that an average global temperature increase greater than 3 degrees centigrade could result in “catastrophic” — and over 5 degrees “existential” — threat to humanity. These categories describe two low-probability but statistically significant scenarios that could play out by the century’s end according to an analysis of different models of global warming by...
  • Iconic Wall Street bull statue vandalized by Trump protesters

    09/14/2017 1:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 14, 2017 | Fred Imbert
    A member of a group protesting President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate agreement vandalized the iconic Wall Street bull late Wednesday. The NYPD told CNBC they found blue paint poured over the bull's head and a sash stating "Draw The Blue Line" around the "Fearless Girl" statue across the bull. "Draw the Blue Line" is the name of the group protesting Trump's decision. The protestor responsible, named Courtney Frances Fallon, told CNBC in an email she was "trying to cover New York City (and the world) with horizontal blue lines to represent rising sea levels for the UN...
  • Internal Combustion: If You Can’t Beat ’Em… Ban ’Em!

    09/14/2017 6:12:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    american spectator ^ | Eric Peters
    Since they can’t sell electric cars — not enough of them, anyhow — and not without subsidies so huge they amount to outright bribes — the solution appears to be to outlaw all cars except electric cars. This is no joke. There are IC engine No Go Zones in Germany and France. The Brits have just decreed a ban on the sale of internal combustion-engined vehicles period, beginning in 2040. This sounds like a long time from now but isn’t — because car companies begin designing cars about ten years before they see the light of production and so the...
  • Heavy snow, significant rain on the way to Montana

    09/14/2017 2:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KRTV ^ | 8/13/17 | Mike Rawlins
    The STORMTracker Weather Team says a major storm system is on track to deliver heavy snow and significant rain to Montana. Cooler air is already spilling south out of Canada and temperatures will get even colder on Thursday and Friday. This storm is expected to be the beginning of the end of fire season across the state.
  • Pope Francis Questions Trump’s Pro-Life Values

    09/13/2017 5:23:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/11/17 | Claire Chretien
    September 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis challenged President Trump on his pro-life views in a new interview, questioning whether Trump is actually pro-life because of his immigration stances. Aboard the papal plane on September 10, Pope Francis criticized the U.S. president over his plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allows children of illegal immigrants who were illegally brought into the country to remain and apply for work permits. "I have heard the President of the United States speak," said Pope Francis as translated and reported by the National Catholic Reporter. "He presents himself...
  • Why 'Climate Change' Alarmists Will NEVER Debate Skeptics

    09/13/2017 9:41:00 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 8 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/13/17 | Bob Parks
    It's been floated for years and there's growing momentum for the criminalization of thought for anyone who dares not give full allegiance to the climate change religion. Because we all know that throwing political opposition in jail is a tried-and-true tactic used by socialists, and that's far preferable and easier to actually having to be knowledgeable on the topic at hand.
  • Calls to punish skeptics rise with links to climate change, hurricanes

    09/12/2017 3:35:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Calls to punish global warming skepticism as a criminal offense have surged in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but it hasn’t discouraged climate scientists like Judith Curry. A retired Georgia Tech professor, she argued on her Climate Etc. website that Irma, which hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Saturday, was fueled in large part by “very weak” wind shear and that the hurricane intensified despite Atlantic Ocean temperatures that weren’t unusually warm. That is the kind of talk that could get policymakers who heed her research hauled before the justice system, if some of those in the climate...
  • 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...
  • Bill Maher: It's Unfair for Texas to Ask for Federal Aid (They don't believe in climate change)

    09/10/2017 8:22:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/10/2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    As Texans reflect and recover from the devastation that came with Hurricane Harvey, comedian Bill Maher told his audience Saturday night that the survivors have no right to ask for federal aid. Texans have a "low tax base," he argued. Oh, and they don't believe in climate change. Why should Washington bail them out? "These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base," Maher said on his show "Real Time" on Friday. "So, the federal government bails them out. Their governors, their legislators they don’t believe in climate science.""It seems like the responsible folks in...
  • McCain Says He ‘Can’t Divine’ Why Some GOPers Deny Climate Change

    09/10/2017 5:05:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | September 10, 2017 | Esme Cribb
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said he can’t guess why some fellow Republicans deny the scientific consensus that climate change exists and is affected by human activity. “I don’t know because I can’t divine their motives,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “There is things happening with the climate in the world that is unprecedented,” he added. “We have to understand that the climate may be changing and we can take commonsense measures which will not harm the American people.” McCain also said an agreement President Donald Trump came to with Democrats for a short-term increase in...
  • The Hurricane Harvey Hustle

    09/09/2017 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” English essayist Samuel Johnson observed 240 years ago, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” That’s certainly true in the climate change arena. After ending US participation in the Paris climate treaty and abolishing many government restrictions on fossil fuel use, the Trump Administration began preparing red team-blue team examinations of the science behind claims of “dangerous manmade climate change.” Asian, African, and even European countries are building still more coal and gas-fired power plants. A recent poll found that only 28% of Americans think climate scientists understand the causes of...
  • Jennifer Lawrence says hurricanes are 'Mother Nature's rage' for Trump's election

    09/08/2017 11:45:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | September 8, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Jennifer Lawrence is facing backlash online for suggesting that monster hurricanes that just devastated Texas and another nearing Florida may have been prompted by Donald Trump becoming president. While in England to promote her film “Mother!” the actress was asked about changes happening in America. “You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage. Wrath,” Lawrence told Channel 4 on Wednesday.....
  • The making of a climate skeptic – at University

    09/07/2017 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 7, 2017 | Claire Masters
    The class was languid, most kids were on their phones, or surfing Facebook on their laptops. I sat with my notebook open in front of me, empty except for the lecture title at the top of the page. The professor put a slide up on the projector showing a chart relating CO2 and temperature over the course of a few million years, the one we’ve all seen by now. The CO2 curve lags after the Temperature one, and anyone’s first reading of the chart would probably be that temperature is driving the CO2 changes, not the other way around, if...
  • Solar farms are cropping up in Will County, ILLINOIS

    09/05/2017 8:07:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune Southtown ^ | Sep 5, 2017 | Susan DeMar Lafferty
    Solar farms are cropping up in Will County As harvest season approaches, some Will County farmers may already be considering alternatives to the future of their corn and soybean fields. They are learning that the sun they now rely on to produce vegetables, could be harnessed into a new cash crop. Empowered by Illinois' new Future Energy Jobs Act, solar companies have approached area farmers in recent weeks about converting a portion of their property into solar farms. Cypress Creek Renewables, which currently operates solar farms in eight states, has an agreement with a landowner in Crete Township to convert...