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  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Must Use Blueprint From Defeating Nazis to Defeat Global Warming

    10/20/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 19, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night said the way the Allied Powers defeated the Nazis during World War II provides a blueprint for how the United States should defeat global warming. Ocasio-Cortez appeared at a climate change town hall in College Point, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, where she discussed her "radical" plan to tackle global warming, according to a clip first flagged by the Republican National Committee.
  • US CO2 Emissions Plummet Under Trump While The Rest Of The World Emits More

    10/17/2018 10:03:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/17/2018 | Michael Bastich
    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.7 percent from 2016 levels, according to the EPA. Emissions on a per-capita basis hit a 67-year low last year, federal data shows, and supporters are touting EPA’s data as proof Trump’s agenda is working. EPA’s new data comes on news that, globally, greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise to historic highs by the end of the year, despite nearly 200 countries signing the Paris climate accord.
  • Bill Gates launches effort to help the world adapt to climate change

    10/16/2018 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 16, 2018 | BY LAURA PARKER
    ... Until recently, the consequences of climate change were thought to be so far into the future that many average people, including those who live in coastal zones, declared they needn’t bother; they’d be long dead by the time catastrophe struck. No more. Climate change is here, costing billions of dollars every year to recover from destructive events. Without adapting to that new reality, the world will confront rising costs of disasters that put economic growth, health, and in some places, even survival at risk. To spur action, a coalition led by billionaire Bill Gates, former United Nations Secretary General...
  • Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

    10/16/2018 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associatied Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 11:35 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a sense of urgency Tuesday as he launched a new commission that aims to accelerate and expand ways the world can prepare for climate change. “Without urgent adaptation action, we risk undermining food, energy and water security for decades to come,” Ban told guests as the Global Commission on Adaptation got underway in The Hague. The commission’s mandate is to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment. Ban is leading the group with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina...
  • Why U.N. climate report cannot be trusted

    10/15/2018 7:42:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Tim Ball and Tom Harris
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate forecasts were wrong from their earliest reports in 1990. They were so inaccurate that they stopped calling them forecasts and made three “projections”: low, medium, and high. Since then, even their “low” scenario projections were wrong. Writing in 2002 about the SPM of Working Group I of the IPCC Third Assessment Report, IPCC Reviewer and independent analyst David Wojick explained the sort of problems typical of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change summary reports: What is systematically omitted from the Summary for Policymakers are precisely the uncertainties and positive counter evidence that might negate...
  • Study Claims Beer Will Be Global Warming’s Next Victim, But There’s A Problem

    10/15/2018 3:34:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 15, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    “Although not the most concerning impact of future climate change, climate-related weather extremes may threaten the availability and economic accessibility of beer,” the study’s authors wrote. Barley is the main ingredient in beer, and projected increases in “extreme drought and heat” could hurt barley production. Many media outlets ran with the study’s alarming findings.
  • Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

    10/14/2018 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest snow fell in an area stretching from Boulder, Colorado, through Wyoming to Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. The National Weather Service reported snowfall measuring between 3 and 13 inches (8 to 33 centimeters) south of Sheridan, Wyoming, over the last 24 hours. About 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow fell...
  • No, You Cannot Debate Global Warming

    10/14/2018 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    There are multiple subjects that currently divide us.  If you choose to challenge the conventional wisdom on one of these topics, in any regard, that the Earth is warming (now referred to as “Climate Change”) you are accused of being a heretic.  Some of us believe there is no such thing as “settled science” thus we are always open to arguments from both sides as to what has occurred in the evolving knowledge.  Recently, I was presented with a completely different argument.Anytime I have written on this I have always referred to climatologists as my source of information.  These are...
  • Al Gore warns: UN climate change report shows 'we have a global emergency'

    10/12/2018 5:37:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    Former Vice President Al Gore said Friday that the United Nations' new report on climate change demonstrates that the world is experiencing a "global emergency." “We have a global emergency,” Gore said in an interview on PBS NewsHour. "You use a phrase like that and some people immediately say, ‘okay calm down, it can’t be that bad.’ But it it is." "What the scientists have warned us in this recent report is that if we do not take action quickly … then consequences down the road would be far, far worse than what we’re experiencing now," Gore added, stating that...
  • Professor Says Hurricane Victims Are ‘Reaping’ Their Decision To Elect ‘Climate Deniers’

    10/11/2018 2:27:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 95 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    “Victims of Hurricane Michael voted for climate deniers,” reads the headline an article by Abraham, published in The Guardian Thursday. “Elections have consequences. Denying science has consequences. And we are reaping what we sow,” the subhead reads. . . . Despite the lack of science to support for his case, Abraham blames Michael’s intensity on man-made global warming, leading to his subsequent claim that southern voters brought this upon themselves by voting Republicans into office.
  • Kavanaugh and Supreme Court to Planet: Drop Dead

    10/10/2018 8:48:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    The Daily Beasturd via Yahoo Noose ^ | October 9, 2018 | Sad Jay Michaelson
    In the same week that the world’s scientists declared global climate disruption has reached a “point of no return”, the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and the Trump administration all agreed to do nothing about it. On Monday, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report describing the effects of climate change that are already being felt today, and the disastrous effects that could come as soon as 2040 absent dramatic action. Then on Tuesday, the Supreme Court, at the request of the Trump administration, dismissed an appeal of a D.C. Circuit decision that prevented the...
  • European officials seek tougher emissions rules for cars

    10/10/2018 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 10, 2018 10:27 AM EDT | David McHugh
    European Union officials are working on tougher car emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive Commission were to negotiate Wednesday in the wake of environment ministers’ agreement late Tuesday to lower average emissions of carbon dioxide by 35 percent from 2021. The Commission had initially proposed 30 percent, and the parliament voted for 40 percent; talks now aim to reach a final agreement. Some European officials expressed disappointment that the 35 percent goal agreed on under...
  • Terrifying climate change warning: 12 years until we’re doomed

    10/08/2018 11:00:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 77 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich | New York Post
    Earth is on track to face devastating consequences of climate change – extreme drought, food shortages and deadly flooding – unless there’s an “unprecedented” effort made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a new United Nations report warns. The planet’s surface has already warmed by 1 degree Celsius – or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit – and could see a catastrophic 1.5 C — 2.7 F — increase between 2030 and 2052, scientists say. “This is concerning because we know there are so many more problems if we exceed 1.5 degrees C global warming, including more heat waves and hot summers,...
  • The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say

    10/07/2018 10:01:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 7, 2018 | Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis
    The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change. With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United States — the world’s second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide — rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate measures, the prospects for meeting the most ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris agreement look increasingly slim. To avoid racing past warming of 1.5...
  • International Panel Calls for End to Global War on Fossil Fuels

    10/05/2018 4:38:30 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 42 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 05 October 2018 | Anthony Watts
    More than 100 leading scholars from 12 countries have issued a report contending "the global war on fossil fuels....was never founded on sound science or economics" and urging the world’s policymakers to "acknowledge this truth and end that war."
  • Trump Counterterrorism Plan Drops Obama Climate Change Focus

    10/05/2018 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 5, 2018 | by John T. Bennett
    President Donald Trump has approved a new U.S. counterterrorism strategy, but it drops the Obama administration’s treatment of climate change as a driver of violent Islamic extremist groups. Asked if the Trump plan identifies climate change as a destabilizing force in the Middle East that fuels extremist groups, national security adviser John Bolton replied: “I don’t think climate change is a cause of international terrorism.” In a December 2016 speech about his administration’s strategy for countering violent extremist groups, President Barack Obama included climate change as an ingredient that helps lead to terrorism. “Long-term corruption has rotted too many nation-states...
  • Harvard researchers expose the folly of wind power

    10/05/2018 7:47:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Those ugly, unreliable, heavily subsidized windmills that dot the landscape in increasing numbers not only kill millions of birds, but actually increase global warming, if you buy into the assumptions used by the warmist cult.  We have this on the authority of scientists bearing the imprimatur of prestigious universities.  From Technology Review, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: [A] new study by a pair of Harvard researchers finds that a high amount of wind power could mean more climate warming, at least regionally and in the immediate decades ahead.  The paper raises serious questions about just how much the United States or other nations should look to wind...
  • No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

    10/04/2018 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 04, 2018 9:25 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning coal and other fossil fuels, because of the way the spinning blades disturb the layers of warm and cold air in the atmosphere. Some parts of the central United States are already seeing nights that are up to 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer because of...
  • Swiss firm claims new feed will curb cow farts — and global warming

    10/03/2018 1:11:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    BIERE, Switzerland - Cows burp and fart more than they need to, according to a Swiss firm that says it has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain. A single cow produces the equivalent of about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, says Agolin, based in Biere, near Lausanne. Co-founder and managing director Kurt Schaller told Reuters its specialist feed can reduce that by 10 percent. "We sell our mixture for around 1 million cows per year... There are 25-28 million cows in the European Union, so it...
  • Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics

    10/02/2018 2:10:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 1, 2018 | by University of Exeter
    Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics than humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows. Political bias and partisan news reporting influence whether people report experiencing certain extreme weather events, the research suggests. But Americans who lived in areas where a variety of extreme events were recorded -- flood, tornado, hurricane, and drought -- were ultimately no more likely to share the same beliefs about climate change as scientists. The University of Exeter, University of Michigan and University of Texas research found that Republicans were less likely to report experiencing a polar vortex, while...