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  • Seattle's proposed fuel oil tax

    10/23/2019 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2019 | Kristian Dyer
    The tax, which some critics deem a "sin tax," will be to the amount of $0.24 per gallon. The genesis behind the law is to continue the city’s push to be carbon-neutral by 2050.
  • NOAA Releases 2019-2020 Winter Outlook - Favors Above Average Temps Across Much of the Country

    10/23/2019 2:32:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    My State Line ^ | 10/19/19 | Candice King
    NOAA released its official winter outlook Thursday morning, predicting a higher probability for above average temperatures across much of the country, and above average precipitation for much of the Upper Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes. Forecasters say that even though colder than average temperatures are not favored, there will likely be some areas that end up with temperatures below average for the winter season (December-February). The El Nińo Southern Oscillation often times influences our winter weather here in the United States, however forecasters with NOAA say we are currently in neutral conditions (neither El Nińo or La Nińa are present)...
  • Stressed about climate change? Eight tips for managing eco-anxiety (only 11.25 years left)

    10/21/2019 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/21/19 | Penny Sarchet
    If the prospect of climate change makes you stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren’t alone. With reports of some children becoming terrified by climate change and the protest group Extinction Rebellion holding “grief-tending workshops”, there is an increasing awareness of so-called eco-anxiety. The phenomenon is significant enough that psychotherapists met in London on Saturday to discuss how best to manage the dread and fear people are experiencing over our impact on the planet. “Eco-anxiety is a term that’s used a lot, but it’s misguided if it’s not used in the right way,” said Sarah Niblock of the UK Council for...
  • Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the Climate

    10/21/2019 1:47:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    medium ^ | Jan 10 | Stuart Basden
    Yes, yes, I know. The climate is breaking down. It’s urgent. An emergency. We’ve only got a few years left to ‘fix’ it. Indeed, we won’t fix it. Weather patterns will become increasingly unstable and unpredictable, and the effects it will soon have on how humans around the world grow food will be devastating, likely causing harvests to fail across entire continents and food prices to sky-rocket. Millions have already suffered due to the amplified instability. We’re facing imminent societal collapse (whatever that means), both around the world and in the UK. All of our lives are soon going to...
  • Exxon’s Climate-Change Accounting Goes on Trial

    10/21/2019 10:06:57 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 21, 2019 | Corinne Ramey
    Exxon Mobil Corp. and New York’s attorney general are headed for a showdown this week over accusations the company deceived investors, a rare trial over how the oil industry accounts for the impact of climate change. The trial, which begins Tuesday in state court in Manhattan, is the culmination of a sprawling investigation into Exxon and its accounting practices that spanned four years and three New York attorneys general. It is expected to include as a witness former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was Exxon’s chief executive from 2006 to 2016. The attorney general’s office said the company told...
  • University dumps professor who found polar bears thriving despite climate change

    10/20/2019 7:43:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | unday, October 20, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Nobody has done more to sink the claim that climate change is endangering polar bears than zoologist Susan Crockford — and she may have paid for it with her job. After 15 years as an adjunct assistant professor, Ms. Crockford said the University of Victoria refused without explanation in May to renew her contract, despite her high profile as a speaker and author stemming from her widely cited research on polar bears and dog domestication. Ms. Crockford accused officials at the Canadian university of bowing to “outside pressure,” the result of her research showing that polar bear populations are stable...
  • Central Hudson execs say new state law could knock utility out of natural gas business

    10/20/2019 7:44:14 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 24 replies
    Kingston Freeman Newspaper ^ | October 20, 2019 | Ralph Mitchell
  • Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

    10/19/2019 4:49:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    AP News ^ | 19 Oct 19 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she’s returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol on charges of unlawful demonstration by what she called “extremely nice and professional” police. Fellow actor Sam Waterston was also in the group, which included many older demonstrators. Now 81, Fonda said she plans to get arrested every Friday to advocate for urgent reduction in the use of fossil fuels. She...
  • Man busts up group of SJWs blocking traffic because...'climate change' (Video)

    10/19/2019 9:15:32 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/19/19 | TNS Staff
    There are ways to try to persuade someone to see your side of an issue or argument, and there are ways that not only won’t convince anyone, but are much more likely to just tick them off. Like standing in the middle of the street…with a banner…singing like idiots…when people are trying to get to work. One guy had enough of the climate change social justice BS Friday morning, and he took the required action to clear a street so he and other hard-working people could get to their jobs.
  • No Time for Climate at the Democrat Debate

    10/19/2019 5:06:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2019 | Steve Milloy
    While some have suggested that Mayor Pete Buttigieg “won” this week’s Democrat presidential debate, there is no question who, or rather what, was the loser. CNN and New York Times reporters did not ask any candidate any question about climate change and its offspring, the Green New Deal. It was a surprising omission. In the abstract, climate has polled as a very high priority among Democrat voters, so much so that in September, CNN televised a seven-and-one-half hour town hall meeting on climate for the candidates. This week, both Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer briefly protested the lack of attention...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • Green push for autobahn speed limit fails in Bundestag [Germany]

    10/17/2019 2:57:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.17.2019 | kmm, nm/msh (dpa, AFP)
    Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, has voted against a bill proposed by the Greens that would have introduced a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) on the nation’s highways. Out of the 631 votes cast on Thursday, 498 voted against the proposal. All members of the far-right AfD and the business-friendly FDP parties rejected the bill, and just two members from each of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and conservative parties voted for the proposal. There were only a handful of abstentions. “You’re defending a transport policy from the day before yesterday,” said Cem Özdemir, Green...
  • Climate activists protest at Vermont Statehouse (low turnout because of cold & rain)

    10/18/2019 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WCAX ^ | 10/18/19 | Calvin Cutler
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Climate activists spent the night on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier, demanding Vermont lawmakers take action on climate change. Numerous tents were set up for the "Extinction Rebellion" climate encampment. This all follows the climate week of action, where we saw protesters take to the streets in Vermont and across the globe. About 30 protesters urged lawmakers to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2025 and demanded state and local governments across the country work to inform people about climate change. "We really need to pay attention to our humanity, moving forward, I think there's a real...
  • Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest to Greta Thunberg climate rally

    10/18/2019 1:44:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/17/19 | Daniela Germano
    EDMONTON -- A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally in Edmonton on Friday, when Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg brings her fight for a greener future to the centre of Canada's oil and gas industry. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, said a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, about 150 kilometres south of the Alberta capital, in the morning. He said trucks are expected to arrive at the legislature at noon, when a climate rally is to begin with Thunberg. "We don't need anymore celebrities...
  • Tom Steyer spent $109,000 per second he spoke during 2020 presidential debate

    10/17/2019 3:30:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17/19 | Emily Larsen
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Tom Steyer failed to make a splash in his first Democratic presidential primary debate despite spending the equivalent of $109,000 per second he spoke on the stage. The 62-year-old billionaire hedge fund king-turned-impeachment activist had the least amount of speaking time of the 12 candidates during Tuesday's debate, about 7 minutes, while most other candidates got 12 minutes or more to answer moderator questions and make their points. Steyer, who has pledged to spend $100 million of his own money on his presidential bid, gave his campaign a whopping $47.6 million from his July launch through the...
  • London Commuters Have Had Enough Of Climate Change Activists

    10/17/2019 11:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/17/2019 | John Sexton
    Climate change activists calling themselves “Extinction Rebellion” have been punishing London commuters for the past ten days. The stated goal of the protest was to “peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and non-violently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW.” Today, things got decidedly less peaceful when a handful of activists climbed on top of a commuter train in the midst of the morning rush hour. People who were trying to get to work dragged the protesters off the train. From the BBC: Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on to trains...
  • Democrat calls on Google to stop funding climate crisis deniers (only 11.26 years left)

    10/16/2019 4:54:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Guardian via Yahoo ^ | 10/16/19 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    A Democratic lawmaker has called on Google CEO Sundar Pichai to stop investing in organizations that deny the existence of the climate crisis, saying it was hard to overstate how detrimental the impact of such groups had been on the US climate debate. Kathy Castor’s letter to Pichai followed a report in the Guardian last week that revealed Google had made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington, despite the internet giant’s insistence it supports political action to combat the crisis. **SNIP** “It is hard to overstate the detrimental impact groups like CEI have had...
  • Fact Check: CNN, New York Times Asked Zero Questions About Climate Change

    10/16/2019 8:43:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 10/15/2019 | Joel Pollak
    CLAIM: CNN and the New York Times failed to ask a single question about climate change during the fourth Democrat debate on Tuesday evening. VERDICT: True. Though CNN held a separate town hall on the subject, the moderators never brought up the issue during the debate, enraging left-wing critics on social media. Washington State governor Jay Inslee — who bowed out of the presidential race after focusing his campaign almost exclusively on the issue of climate change — took moderators to task on Tuesday evening for failing to ask a single question about climate change.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 10/15/2019

    10/15/2019 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The political drama in Washington and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying that the "impeachment inquiry" will continue and rejecting the notion of a House floor vote to authorize it..... Tonight Russia is agreeing with the United States that the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria is "unacceptable"...... Vice-President Mike Pence headed to Turkey Wednesday..... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish forces have "liberated" a thousand square kilometer area of northeastern Syria..... Opposition lawmakers shouted and jeered as the Beijing appointed leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, made her annual address to the legislature where it is now Wednesday..... In...
  • Climate change researchers recommend banning frequent flyer reward programs to cut carbon emissions

    10/15/2019 4:47:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/19 | Alexandra Ma
    A report commissioned by the UK government's official environmental advisers is calling to ban frequent flyer reward schemes to discourage people from traveling by air. **SNIP** The report has also proposed an "air miles levy" to target frequent flyers while protecting those who don't travel as much or travel shorter distances. By placing the levies on frequent flyers, rather than a flat fuel tax, those who don't fly as often would in theory not be disproportionately affected. "Aviation has so far enjoyed generous tax treatment despite a large proportion of flights being taken by a small, wealthy segment of the...