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  • BABIES cause global warming, claims professor in shock new book

    09/24/2016 7:14:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Express-UK ^ | September 24, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    Dr Travis Rieder, a moral philosophy professor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, claims reducing the number of babies born each year could save the world. . . “If you're Catholic, and you're really going to stare climate change in the face, refuse contraception, and continue to have sex anyway, there's the foreseeable outcome that you will have more children than average. “Well, then you really better be doing your darnedest in all sorts of other ways. When you make that choice, there's a cost. You have to pay for it in some way.”
  • Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

    09/23/2016 10:05:00 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 22, 2016 | September 22, 2016
    Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” reads the report by economist James Wallace, climatologist...
  • Rep. Tom McClintock trolls Obama's climate adviser (Video: put her to shame)

    09/23/2016 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Video Credit: YouTube California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock started a Congressional hearing by reading a Washington Post article detailing the impacts of global warming on the Arctic ecosystem. He read: “The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and some place the seals are finding the water too hot.” He then asked Obama's top climate adviser Christy Goldfuss, "Is this the crisis you're referring to?", referring to new guidance her council issued on accounting for global warming impacts. Goldfuss said, "It's a crisis we're trying to address...I'm not familiar with that report." Then McClintock nailed her saying, "Perhaps...
  • Mother Theresa, The Environment, and The Poor in India,

    09/23/2016 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Early this month, Mother Theresa was canonized as Saint Theresa by Pope Francis in a celebrated canonization ceremony in Vatican City. At this juncture, the same poor people in Calcutta (now Kolkata), whom she served with her life, face a different kind of threat to their lives—energy poverty caused by radical environmental policies. Sadly, these policies are supported by Pope Francis himself. People from all walks of life, including those from various faiths, have celebrated the life of Mother Theresa over the past decades. For them, her work of charity and her heart for the poor far outweighed her religious...
  • Pope out in left field on definition of terrorism

    09/23/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Pope Francis and the Vatican run the risk of people losing their faith by this one perplexing turn of events since he became pope: They thought the idea was for the pope to convert Obama. Instead the pope was converted by Obama “Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively.” So said Pope Francis from a walled in Vatican City on the second straight day of looting and burning by rioters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America — Ever

    09/22/2016 4:20:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | 9/22 | Madeleine Thomas
    The Soberanes Fire — which continues to burn throughout California’s Monterey County — is officially the most expensive in the United States’ history, with costs topping $208.4 million, the Associated Press reports. California already sustains the highest annual wildfire costs of any state. And, as KPCC reports, this year’s fire season as a whole—which has included scorchers like the Blue Cut, Soberanes, and Sand Fires — could prove to be the most expensive for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) since 2000. The Soberanes Fire, which began on July 22nd after an illegal campfire, is only 71 percent contained, according to the...
  • The ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World, Study Finds(WUT!)

    09/22/2016 9:36:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/22/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, according to a new report by climate researchers. Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt...
  • Scientists tell Donald Trump: Climate change is real

    09/21/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 106 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/20/16 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Scientists to Trump: Human-caused climate change is real — and don’t mess with the hard-won Paris Agreement. That’s the message of a new letter co-drafted by a prominent Bay Area climate scientist and signed by 375 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, including famed physicist Stephen Hawking, biologist E.O. Wilson and 30 Nobel Prize winners.
  • WaPo: Trump Will Bring ‘Climate Catastrophe’

    09/20/2016 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    If you vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, you’re voting in favor of “climate catastrophe,” according to liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. “Anyone who takes climate change seriously had better do everything possible to keep Donald Trump out of the White House,” Robinson wrote in a recent op-ed on why Trump would be bad for the fight against global warming. “Global warming is affecting weather patterns worldwide,” Robinson wrote.
  • Cow Fart Regulation Passed Into California Law

    09/20/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 19, 2016
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that regulates emissions from dairy cows and landfills for the first time as California broadens its efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based greenhouse gases. Brown’s move Monday targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere.
  • Kerry: Climate Change Skeptics Believe 'Extra Water is Just Going to Spill Over the Sides of…' [tr]

    09/16/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 16, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Secretary of State John Kerry says, climate change skeptics believe that with “the melting of the ice and the rise of sea level, all that extra water is just going to spill over the sides of a flat Earth.” Kerry made the comments Wednesday at the Global Fishing Watch reception in Washington, D.C. “We now have the highest rate of increase of acidity in the ocean in 50 million years,” Kerry said. “And believe it or not, scientists have the ability to measure that. And that acidity changes the capacity of particularly crustaceans to be able to grow.” …
  • Why a Donald Trump Victory Could Make Climate Catastrophe Inevitable

    09/17/2016 4:47:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | MICHAEL KLARE
    In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement—already endorsed by most nations—should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the White House) spell bad news for the fate of the Earth. It's worth exploring how this might come to be. Such nationalistic exceptionalism could become...
  • Workers will lose jobs in green revolution, admits EU’s energy boss

    09/12/2016 9:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09/13/2016 | James Crisp
    Workers will lose their jobs as Europe shifts to a green economy, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has admitted, amid warnings the world faces political and economic turmoil not witnessed since the 1930s. Šefčovič made an impassioned plea for national governments to make sure that no one was thrown on the scrapheap of the green revolution. But, he added, “climate change is here and it poses an imminent danger.” “We should not create obstacles by not taking good care of people who may be intimidated by this transformation,” he said before calling for social programs such as retraining those made...
  • Four Studies Find ‘No Observable Sea-Level Effect’ From Man-Made Global Warming(DOH!)

    09/15/2016 9:50:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    ....the Earth’s coasts actually gained land over the past 30 years, according to another study published August 25 in Nature Climate Change. Researchers led by Gennadii Donchyts from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands found that the Earth’s surface gained a total of 58,000 square kilometers (22,393 square miles) of land over the past 30 years, including 33,700 sq. km. (13,000 sq. mi.) in coastal areas. “We expected that the coast would start to retreat due to sea level rise, but the most surprising thing is that the coasts are growing all over the world,” study co-author Fedor Baart...
  • Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic

    09/15/2016 7:49:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 15 Sep 2016 09:00 GMT+02:00
    Nicolas Sarkozy, who is fighting to regain the presidency that he lost to François Hollande in 2012, has finally come out of the closet as a climate skeptic. Speaking in front of business leaders, Sarkozy, a candidate for Les Republicains party primary in November, told them that man alone was not to blame for climate change. “Climate has been changing for four billion years,” the former president said according to AFP. “Sahara has become a desert; it isn’t because of industry. You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.” …
  • Massive Cover-Up Exposed: Lying Alarmists Rebranded 70s Global Cooling Scare as a Myth

    09/14/2016 1:45:15 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | James Delingpole
    Everyone knows that before the global warming scare began in the 1980s, scientists were much more worried about global cooling and the coming ice age. At least everybody did till a cabal of lying climate alarmists – one then a senior administrator at NOAA, now a president at the World Meteorological Association – hijacked Wikipedia, published a lying paper, and rewrote history by painting the 1970s Global Cooling Scare as an urban myth.
  • Stealth Advocacy on Climate Change: A Catastrophic Failure of Science

    09/13/2016 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    The planet is doomed unless humans achieve zero net “carbon” emissions within 40 years—and maybe even if we do.That’s the word from eleven co-authors, led by Johan Rockstöm of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, of a pseudo-scientific screed published August 24 in Earth’s Future, an open-access online journal of the American Geophysical Union.Here’s the abstract: The scale of the decarbonisation challenge to meet the Paris Agreement is underplayed in the public arena. It will require precipitous emission reductions and a new carbon sink on the scale of the ocean sink within 40 years. Even then, the world is extremely likely to...
  • Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

    09/11/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 09/11/2016 | Travis N. Rieder,
    NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?,” which summarized my published views that we ought to consider adopting a “small family ethic” and even pursuing fertility reduction efforts in response to the threat from climate change. ... Perhaps many of us in rich countries (the “us” who might be reading this) will be largely protected from these early harms; but that doesn’t make them less real to the vulnerable citizens of, say, Bangladesh, Kiribati or the Maldives. In fact, it...
  • Is Obama Worried About A Global Warming Apocalypse?

    09/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The New York Times’ multi-part series profiling President Barack Obama’s legacy on global warming reveals the president is a fan of a book on how “climate change and overpopulation” could cause modern civilization to collapse. Obama was apparently a fan of Jared Diamond’s 2005 book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” which “explored the environmental changes that wiped out ancient societies like Easter Island and discussed how modern equivalents like climate change and overpopulation could yield the same destruction,” according to NYT. An Obama aide told NYT he “recalled” the president mentioning Diamond’s book. Diamond is also the...
  • NOAA: Global warming increased odds for Louisiana downpour

    09/07/2016 11:50:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 7, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds. Using two different sets of measurements and computer model runs simulating thousands of years, scientists found a clear sign of global warming in the rain that triggered the flooding that killed at least 13 people, damaged 150,000 homes and cost at least $8.7 billion. More than 26 inches of rain fell in one week, with nearly a foot in just one day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • California becomes a global laboratory in fight against climate change

    09/08/2016 10:58:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/08/2016 | Chris Megerian
    California will become a petri dish for international efforts to slow global warming under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, forcing one of the world’s largest economies to squeeze into a dramatically smaller carbon footprint. “What we’re doing here is farsighted, as well as far-reaching,” Brown said at a signing ceremony at Vista Hermosa Natural Park in downtown Los Angeles. “California is doing something that no other state has done.” The legislation, SB 32, requires the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, a much more ambitious target than the previous goal...
  • Who's Driving Climate Denial? Big Companies and Conservative Media

    09/06/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by shove_it · 28 replies
    EcoWatch ^ | 6 Sep 2016 | Jax Jacobsen
    A new study from professors at Oklahoma State University has found that Republicans and Democrats have never been so far apart on climate issues. "What was once a modest tendency for Congressional Republicans to be less pro-environmental than their Democratic counterparts has become a chasm—with Republicans taking near-unanimous anti-environmental stances on relevant legislation in recent years, especially 2015," the study said. This distance between the parties was further exacerbated by the rise of the Koch-funded Tea Party, which took the hard line of fully dismissing the climate change threat, often making climate change a lightning rod for voters who were...
  • Hillary Clinton Blames Climate Change for Hurricane Hermine

    09/06/2016 4:37:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton said climate change was to blame for Hurricane Hermine during a campaign rally Tuesday in Tampa, Florida, warning more storms would come. “Another threat to our country is climate change,” she said. “2015 was the hottest year on record, and the science is clear. It’s real. It’s wreaking havoc on communities across America. Last week’s hurricane was another reminder of the devastation that extreme weather can cause, and I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hermine.”
  • Storm Hermine's damage fueled by global warming, scientists say

    09/04/2016 8:03:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Sep. 4, 2016 | Guardian staff and agencies
    Storm surges pushed by Hermine, the once and future hurricane that on Sunday was moving up the US eastern seaboard, could be even more damaging because sea levels have risen by a foot due to global warming, climate scientists say.Michael Mann of the Pennsylvania State University noted that this century’s one-foot sea-level rise in New York City meant 25 more square miles flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, causing billions more in damage. “We are already experiencing more and more flooding due to climate change in every storm,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a geosciences professor at Princeton University. “And it’s only...
  • U.N. chief tolls bell for climate change skeptics

    09/04/2016 10:42:57 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 4, 2016 | Reporting by Engen Tham in Shanghai
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that climate change scepticism is over, the day after the United States joined China to ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions. Climate change skeptics dispute the widely held understanding that excessive levels of emissions in the atmosphere cause global warming and harm the environment, and have become increasingly side-lined at international summits. "The debate over climate phenomenon is over scientifically and environmentally," said Ban
  • U.S., China formally enter climate change deal

    09/04/2016 5:52:28 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 3, 2016
    Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday sealed their nations’ participation in last year’s Paris climate change agreement. At a ceremony on the sidelines of a global economic summit, Mr. Obama and Xi, representing the world’s two biggest carbon emitters, delivered a series of documents to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The papers certified the U.S. and China have taken the necessary steps to join the Paris accord that set nation-by-nation targets for cutting carbon emissions. The formal U.S.-Chinese announcement means the accord could enter force by the end of the year, a faster than anticipated timeline. The Paris deal...
  • Viv Forbes: Climate Science Is NOT Settled

    09/02/2016 8:23:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/1/2016 | Editorial
    First there was Brexit, now there’s Clexit – or “Climate Exit”. The Clexit Coalition represents a growing movement of individuals no longer buying that the “science” behind climate change is settled. They argue that all harmful, costly and unscientific climate treaties should be torn up and are on a mission to have their voices heard and their opinions represented fairly in the media. Viv Forbes, Founding Secretary of “Clexit” (Climate Exit), writes:
  • A strange thing happened in the stratosphere – a reversal

    09/03/2016 6:25:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “how long until global warming is blamed” department.A 60-year pattern in the stratosphere changes upThis disruption to the wind pattern – called the “quasi-biennial oscillation” – did not have any immediate impact on weather or climate as we experience it on Earth’s surface. But it does raise interesting questions for the NASA scientists who observed it: If a pattern holds for six decades and then suddenly changes, what caused that to happen? Will it happen again? What effects might it have?“The quasi-biennial oscillation is the stratosphere’s Old Faithful,” said Paul Newman,...
  • I ask Climate Change believers one simple question. (Vanity)

    09/03/2016 5:56:31 PM PDT · by Trteamer · 66 replies
    Vanity | 9-3-2016 | Trteamer
    I ask all Climate Change believers one simple question. In parts per million, how much has CO2 in the atmosphere increased in the last 40 years? All I ever get is the deer in the headlights stare. Not a single one yet has been able to tell me the answer.
  • Paris climate deal: US and China announce ratification

    09/03/2016 4:05:53 AM PDT · by fifthvirginia · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03 SEP 16 | BBC
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  • GOP chairman blasts White House for stiff-arming Senate, predicts Paris climate deal will ‘fail’

    09/01/2016 12:07:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee denounced on Thursday the anticipated move by President Obama to enter into the Paris climate accord, accusing him of working around Congress on a deal doomed to failure. Sen. Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, made his comments based on the widely expected announcement that Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will jointly ratify this week the Paris Agreement, negotiated in December by 195 nations as part of the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21). “This latest announcement is the president attempting to once again give the international community the appearance that...
  • Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change ( Colorado )

    08/31/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 31, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change’ Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course. “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change...
  • VIDEO: Top 5 "Climate Change" Myths More Thoroughly DEBUNKED Than Ever

    08/30/2016 3:54:16 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 25 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 08/30/2016 | Steven Crowder
    I couldn't possibly have sourced, or researched this video more. SOURCES HERE: http://louderwithcrowder.com/top-5-climate-change-myths-debunked/ The goal is this: if you need to arm yourself to debate the dogmatic Climate Change cultists... this is the video you can use.
  • Study: plants do better during drought thanks to increased CO2 levels

    08/30/2016 2:25:04 PM PDT · by onona · 10 replies
    WUWT ^ | Anthony Watts / 2 hours ago August 30, 2016 | Anthony Watts / 2 hours ago August 30, 2016
    Climate change has less impact on drought than previously expected Plants retain more moisture in high carbon dioxide conditions, keeping water on land Irvine, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 – As a multiyear drought grinds on in the Southwestern United States, many wonder about the impact of global climate change on more frequent and longer dry spells. As humans emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, how will water supply for people, farms, and forests be affected?
  • White House defends Obama evading Senate on Paris climate deal

    08/30/2016 5:47:39 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The White House on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to enter into the Paris climate accord without Senate ratification but stopped short of confirming a Chinese report that he will do so this week during his trip to China. Still, it would surprise no one if Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to ratify the accord without the two-thirds Senate vote required...
  • Worried About A Bleak Future, Climate Change Activists Hesitant To Have Kids

    08/29/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | August 28, 2016 | Jennifer Ludden
    NANCY NOLAN: I'm old enough to be a grandmother, but I'm not. LUDDEN: Nancy Nolan tells two younger women that people didn't know about climate change when she had her kids in the '80s. Then she became a climate activist. Her children are grown now. NOLAN: And when they were old enough to go off on their own, you know, I said to them, I hope you never have children, which is an awful thing to say. It can bring me to tears easily.
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Few Signs Of Global Warming In Antarctica

    08/28/2016 9:10:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/27/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Antarctica has confounded scientists, defying the dire predictions of scientists the South Pole would shrink and exacerbate sea level rise in the coming decades. Climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice would shrink as the world warmed, and that warming would boost snowfall over the southern continent. Neither of those predictions have panned out, and now scientists say “natural variability” is overwhelming human-induced warming. “Truth is, the science is complex, and that in most places and with most events, natural variability still plays a dominant role, and undoubtedly will continue to do so,” Chip Knappenberger, a climate scientist with the libertarian...
  • Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought [barf]

    08/27/2016 3:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 24 August 2016 13.23 EDT | Ian Sample, Science Editor
    Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century. The first signs of warming from the rise in greenhouse gases which came hand-in-hand with the Industrial Revolution appear as early as 1830 in the tropical oceans and the Arctic, meaning that climate change witnessed today began about 180 years ago. Researchers in Australia found evidence for the early onset of warming after trawling through 500 years of data on tree rings, corals and ice cores that together form...
  • China and US to ratify landmark Paris climate deal ahead of G20 summit, sources reveal

    08/27/2016 12:25:35 AM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Li Jing
    China and the United States are set to jointly announce their ratification of a landmark climate change pact before the G20 summit early next month, the South China Morning Post has learned. Senior climate officials from both countries worked late into the night in Beijing on Tuesday to finalise details, and a bilateral announcement is likely to be made on September 2, according to sources familiar with the issue.... ...“There are still some uncertainties from the US side due to the complicated US system in ratifying such a treaty, but the announcement is still quite likely to be ready by...
  • Have More Kids. It's Good For the Planet

    08/26/2016 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    The problem with environmentalists isn't merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take a recent NPR piece that asks, "Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?" If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected people in society, read about the couple pondering "the ethics of procreation" and its impact on the climate before starting a family, or the group of women in a prosperous New Hampshire town swapping stories about how the "the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis."...
  • Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

    08/24/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | John Raby
    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, technology and other industries. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. …
  • Changing opinions on climate change, from a CNN meteorologist

    08/25/2016 9:58:49 AM PDT · by plain talk · 33 replies
    CNN online ^ | August 24, 2016 | Chad Myers
    Although climate change is thought of as simply a political football, it has been a heated topic among meteorologists for years. I, for one, have changed my conclusion over time on whether humans are responsible for the increased heat content of the Earth. I write this article not to change your mind about global warming; I simply want to show you why I changed mine. Early in my scientific studies at Nebraska, most believed that humans could never pollute this massive globe enough to make a measurable difference. As a student, I learned to never exclude any possibility until ultimately...
  • Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it?

    08/24/2016 2:07:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Mona Sarfaty
    Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – which had not been seen in the Arctic since 1941 – also spread to 2,300 caribou. Russian troops trained in biological warfare were dispatched to the Yamalo-Nenets region to evacuate hundreds of the indigenous, nomadic people and quarantine the disease. Americans are likely to associate anthrax with the mysterious white powder that was mailed to news media and US Senate offices in the weeks following 11 September 2001....
  • Clinton’s ‘done deal’ on fighting climate change would cost $70 billion, kill jobs: report

    08/24/2016 1:14:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The “keep it in the ground” fossil-fuel strategy described by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a “done deal” would kill more than 380,000 jobs and deliver a $70 billion annual hit to the economy, according to a report released Wednesday. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy found that banning fossil fuel production on public lands and offshore waters would result in a loss of $70 billion in annual GDP as well as $11.3 billion in royalties, along with massive direct and indirect job losses.
  • GOP must follow Trump’s lead on climate change

    08/24/2016 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Tom Harris
    It is immoral to destroy millions of jobs and harm America's poor, minority, and working class families with soaring energy prices because of a questionable theory about future climate According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever, about one in five, say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. Paradoxically, the survey also shows that those who are convinced that there is no solid evidence of global warming is at its lowest level (15%) in the nine-year history of the poll. Most interesting however, is the fact that the...
  • 1,690-Page ‘Climate Change’ Reg Increases Cost of Tractor-Trailer Up to $15,119

    08/22/2016 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 12:52 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly issued a new regulation last week that is meant to help protect the world from “climate change” by limiting “greenhouse gas emissions” and improving fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operated in the United States. The 1,690-page regulation is approximately 700,000 words long. A “regulatory impact analysis” published by EPA and NHTSA estimates the regulation will add an average of as much as $13,749 to the cost of a tractor truck and $1,370 to a trailer, making some tractor-trailer combinations $15,119 more expensive in 2027 than they...
  • Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them

    08/22/2016 4:16:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    After a century of shooing away hunters, tending to trails and helping visitors enjoy the wonder of the natural world, the guardians of America’s most treasured places have been handed an almost unimaginable new job – slowing the all-out assault climate change is waging against national parks across the nation. As the National Parks Service (NPS) has charted the loss of glaciers, sea level rise and increase in wildfires spurred by rising temperatures in recent years, the scale of the threat to US heritage across the 412 national parks and monuments has become starkly apparent. As the National Parks Service...
  • Is ExxonMobil Actually Only Worth A Fraction Of What It Says?

    08/22/2016 9:56:17 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-06-2016 | OP
    The investigation by a handful of attorneys general into ExxonMobil has much more to do with the oil major misleading investors than it does about covering up climate science. The legal headache stems from several news reports that ExxonMobil buried decades of internal climate science in order to protect its interests. That has environmental groups crying foul, blaming the oil company for decades of policy inaction to stop the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. That also was a key reason that New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, along with several other AGs from different states, opened up an investigation into...
  • Inconvenient: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again

    08/22/2016 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “global warming and ocean acidification will kill everything, forever” and the “nature always finds a way” department comes this inconvenient truth.Back From The Dead: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castles dead. On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef site had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown little improvement in the coral colonies.Then in 2015, a team of...
  • American Truckers Just Got BAD News From Obama… This Is a Total Disgrace

    08/20/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 88 replies
    American truckers, and the big rigs they drive, are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis. But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry, but America as a whole, could be devastating. According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it...