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  • Ethanol Production Can Increase Global Warming, Study Says

    11/16/2017 6:02:38 AM PST · by Obadiah · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/16/2017 | Lee Bergquist
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows that the shift of more than 7 million acres into cropland led to massive releases of carbon emissions into the atmosphere after a 2007 federal law mandated ethanol in gasoline. The increased carbon emissions is equivalent to 20 million new cars driving down American roadways every year, according to the researchers' estimates in the study released Wednesday.
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 7:58:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • Global climate action must be gender equal

    11/15/2017 7:17:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Hilda Heine
    Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality. The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting colonialism and injustice for a long time. They bore the brunt of the long term effects of nuclear testing, and women leaders like Lijon Eknilang and Darlene Keju-Johnson brought these issues to the international stage. For women, fighting for justice – including climate justice – can be downright dangerous. Last year was one of the deadliest for...
  • Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant for contributing to climate change

    11/14/2017 8:32:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2017 | by Agence France-Presse
    A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory on Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, the higher regional court in the western city of Hamm said Saul Luciano Lliuya’s demand for damages from RWE was “admissible”, paving the way for the case to proceed. Luciano argues that RWE, as one of the world’s top emitters of climate-altering carbon dioxide, must share in the cost of protecting his hometown Huaraz...
  • Hot Lies in a Cold Winter

    11/14/2017 7:50:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2017 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Predictably, delegates to the climate summit in Bonn are crying out for greater urgency in the world’s fight for survival against dangerous manmade global warming.Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and President of UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn, called “the international community to decisive action to address the underlying causes of global climate change,” “embrace the Paris Agreement’s more ambitious target of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest,” “address the need to finance adaptation and to increase private-sector support for adaptation and mitigation actions, including insurance,” and “join …...
  • Environmentalists take Norway to court over Arctic drilling

    11/14/2017 7:45:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 14 November 2017 13:35 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Representatives for Norway’s government appeared in an Oslo court on Tuesday after environmental groups including Greenpeace brought a case over drilling in the Arctic. Greenpeace, along with environmentalist youth group Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth), has sued the Norwegian state over licenses it awarded in 2016 for oil prospecting in the Barents Sea. The Scandinavian country is western Europe’s biggest oil producer. A third group, called the Grandparents Climate Campaign, has also joined the case against the state. The plaintiffs accuse Norway of violating the Paris Agreement on climate change and a section of the country’s constitution amended in...
  • US withdrawal will not stop Paris Agreement: Danish PM Rasmussen

    11/14/2017 7:09:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 14 November 2017 12:14 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Denmark and other countries are determined to see through the 2015 Paris climate agreement, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said as environment ministers from 190 countries met in the German city of Bonn on Tuesday at the UN’s COP23 climate summit. Much of the discussion at the summit will revolve around US President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this year that his country — which the world’s second-largest carbon dioxide emissions — would pull out of the December 2015 agreement. But other countries are determined to see the agreement through, regardless of the message sent by the United States, according...
  • The Edmund Fitzgerald: With the Gales of November Remembered

    11/11/2017 6:17:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 76 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-11-17 | MOTUS
    Forty two years ago yesterday, the Edmund Fitzgerald left Superior Wisconsin loaded with 26 tons of iron ore – enough to build 75 thousand cars – on it’s way to Zug Island in Detroit. As infamously memorialized in song, it never arrived. Sailing directly into one of the Great Lakes most ferocious storms, she was no match for the lake’s fury which created sustained winds of hurricane force and 25 foot waves with troughs twice that. A mere 15 miles away from safe harbor it split in two and went down with its entire 29 member crew. Such are the...
  • Al Gore to the tech world: Help me fix the climate crisis

    11/10/2017 3:28:53 PM PST · by mdittmar · 31 replies
    CNET ^ | November 9,2017 | Katie Collins
    Tech is already making the world a better place. It is helping refugees integrate into society, it is empowering people with disabilities, and connecting communities.Al Gore believes it can been instrumental in reversing climate change. "My purpose here is to recruit you to be part of the solution to the climate crisis," he told the audience at Web Summit -- Europe's biggest tech conference -- in Lisbon on Thursday. "You can have a bigger impact than practically any other group in the entire world."It's the latest pitch by the former US vice president as he continues his mission to protect...
  • Jerry Brown blasts climate change ‘denialists in the room’ at European Parliament

    11/08/2017 2:20:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 8, 2017 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    BRUSSELS Gov. Jerry Brown, arriving in Brussels after collegial events in Germany, sparred publicly with British politicians when confronted over his climate change record at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Steven Woolfe, a British politician on the parliament, was first to pierce the pleasantries, accusing Brown of supporting state intervention “at a huge scale” and spending and increasing taxes “like it’s going out of fashion.” Brown’s climate change policy, he argued isolates the state from much of the U.S. Woolfe dismissed California’s cap-and-trade carbon market a “tax-and-spend” policy. And he teased the governor as potentially being interested in joining the...
  • Paul McCartney: Trump's Refusal to Recognize Climate Change Is 'Madness'

    11/07/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2017 | By Ryan Reed
    Paul McCartney criticized President Trump's lax attitude toward climate change in a new interview with the BBC. "You've got someone like Trump who says that it [climate change] is just a hoax," he said. "A lot of people like myself think that's just madness." "It's maybe a good time now to try and focus people's attention and say, 'Look, forget about [Trump] – we can do something,'" he said. "It's not the total solution, but it's part of the solution. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time but there's resistance."
  • Trump Admin Resists Promotion of Climate Change, Reproductive Rights ...at G7 Summit

    11/06/2017 1:49:38 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/2017 | by Penny Starr 
    In a dramatic shift from the Obama era, United States negotiators representing the Trump administration at the G7 summit of health ministers in Milan, Italy have resisted references to climate change, sexual and reproductive rights — including abortion — and universal health care in an agreement set to finalized on Monday. draft communique shared with BuzzFeed News notes that the U.S. demands to strike out all references to “climate change” and “man-made” weather, and “other disasters.” The U.S. is also refusing a reference “to engage in international cooperation to implement the Paris climate agreement,” according to BuzzFeed News. The U.S....
  • Anger over Trump support for coal at UN climate talks...Awww

    11/05/2017 11:52:23 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th November | Matt McGrath
    Plans by the Trump administration to promote coal as a solution to climate change at a major UN meeting have angered environmentalists. An adviser to the president is expected to take part in a pro-coal presentation in Bonn next week. Separately, a group of governors will say that the US is still committed to climate action despite Mr Trump's rejection of the Paris agreement. The talks begin on Monday and aim to flesh out the rules for the Paris pact This meeting, officially known as COP23, will be the first full gathering of climate negotiators since President Trump vowed to...
  • Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high: UN

    11/01/2017 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement. “Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years,” the World Meteorological Organization said. “Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Niño event,” it said. The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency’s...
  • New Environmental Data Send Climate Scientists into Tailspin

    10/31/2017 7:57:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/31/2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A series of new studies on everything from errors in calculating sea temperatures to the earth’s ability to adapt in assimilating carbon dioxide has sent climate scientists scrambling to readjust their predictions concerning climate change. A group of scientists hailing from European research institutes are now suggesting that models used to estimate past ocean temperatures were based on an erroneous assumption, in a new study published in Nature. Since we have no actual measurements of historic ocean temperatures, scientists must rely on proxies to estimate them, which currently involves examining ocean fossils whose development varies according to factors such as...
  • Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members

    10/31/2017 9:51:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 9:40 PM EDT | Michael Biesecker
    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on science and public health issues with new board members holding more diverse views. In announcing the changes, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested many previously appointed to the panels were potentially biased because they had received federal research grants. The 22 boards advise EPA on a wide range of issues, including drinking water standards and pesticide safety. “Whatever science comes out of EPA shouldn’t be political science,” said Pruitt, a Republican lawyer who previously served as the attorney general of Oklahoma....
  • Forbes editor’s deranged terror tweet shows depravity of the Left

    10/31/2017 6:26:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 31, 2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    How sick do you have to be to downplay a terror attack in the name of climate science? Eight people are dead after a terrorist plowed a truck into pedestrians on a lower Manhattan bike path. The suspect, identified by law enforcement officials as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, reportedly screamed “Allahu akbar” as he exited the vehicle waving guns after crashing into a school bus. He was shot by a uniformed police officer and is now in custody. New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill said a paintball gun and pellet gun were recovered at the scene. Saipov is reportedly an Uzbek...
  • Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016 [Barf alert]

    10/30/2017 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 30th October 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years. Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years. Scientists say this risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable. This year's greenhouse gas bulletin produced by the WMO, is based on measurements taken in 51 countries. Research stations dotted around the globe measure concentrations of warming gases including carbon dioxide, methane...
  • The István Markó Interview: Possibly the Best Thing You Will Ever Read on Global Warming(T)

    10/29/2017 9:22:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/28/2017 | James Delingpole
    Maybe the biggest of all the lies put out by the global warming scaremongers is that the science is on their side. No it isn’t. And if you’re in any doubt at all you should read this interview with the brilliant scientist István Markó. It tells you all you need to know about the science of global warming. Dr. Markó, who sadly died earlier this year aged only 61, was a professor and researcher in organic chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium’s largest French-speaking university. More importantly for the purposes of this interview, he was one of the...
  • Vatican Invites Governor Jerry Brown to Give Keynote Address on ‘Climate Change’

    10/26/2017 6:18:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/17 | Thomas D. Williams
    The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has invited California governor Jerry Brown to deliver a keynote address in their upcoming meeting on climate change to be held in the Vatican. The Nov. 2-4 Vatican workshop titled “Health of People, Health of Planet and our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health” will attempt to link up the health risks posed by air pollution with anthropogenic climate change driven by carbon emissions. This is not the first time the Vatican has offered a platform to the contentious California governor from which to proclaim his views on global warming. Invited to speak at...