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  • Carbon Dioxide ‘Leak’ in Southern Ocean May Have Warmed Earth for 11,000 Years

    08/13/2018 3:01:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | Aug 1, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    “We think we may have found the answer. Increased circulation in the Southern Ocean allowed carbon dioxide to leak into the atmosphere, working to warm the planet,” said Princeton University’s Professor Daniel Sigman, co-author of the study. For years, researchers have known that growth and sinking of phytoplankton pumps carbon dioxide deep into the ocean, a process often referred to as the ‘biological pump.’ “The biological pump is driven mostly by the low latitude ocean but is undone closer to the poles, where carbon dioxide is vented back to the atmosphere by the rapid exposure of deep waters to the...
  • At 'America First Energy Conference', solar power is dumb, climate change is fake

    08/09/2018 12:40:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2018 | by Collin Eaton
    NEW ORLEANS - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply “dumb”. These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy Conference in New Orleans this week, hosted by some of the country’s most vocal climate change doubters - and attended by a handful of Trump administration officials. The day-long conference reflected the political rise of global warming skeptics in Donald Trump’s America that is occurring despite mounting scientific evidence – including...
  • Motorists may be taxed on distance driven rather than paying excise on fuel [Ireland]

    08/07/2018 7:48:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 08/06/2018 | Fiach Kelly, Deputy Political Editor
    Motorists may be taxed on the distance they drive rather than paying excise on fuel at petrol station pumps, under plans proposed by senior officials. The Government is considering numerous schemes to ensure the overall tax take from motoring does not drop significantly as a result of moves to lower emission vehicles. The Department of Finance has outlined a series of options on how to ensure the exchequer does not lose out, such as a fixed charge on the purchase of every car, no matter how low its emissions levels are. Recent policy has been designed to encourage motorists to...
  • Scientists see fingerprints of climate change all over California’s wildfires

    08/03/2018 7:41:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 3, 2018 | by Kurtis Alexander
    Much of the heat that’s gripped California and hastened the spread of deadly wildfires recently is due to a strange but familiar shift in the jet stream — one that’s haunted the West with threatening fire conditions in the past and could cause more hot, dry spells in the future, especially with a changing climate. The jet stream, the river of wind high above the Northern Hemisphere, has been weaker and wavier in the past few weeks, scientists say. Instead of pushing weather systems along as it usually does, it’s allowing the patterns to stagnate. “We’re seeing this mix of...
  • Who’s to Blame for Global Warming?

    08/03/2018 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 1, 2018 | By EMILY ATKIN
    The New York Times Magazine has done something unprecedented. On Wednesday, it released an entire issue containing just one article on the subject of global warming. “Losing Earth,” by Nathaniel Rich, chronicles the ten-year period from 1979 to 1989 in which scientists reached consensus about human-caused climate change, and politicians nearly came to a global-scale solution. Informed by more than 100 interviews and 18 months of reporting, the piece twists and turns around a zany cast of characters who bravely risked their careers to solve the climate crisis. There’s no spoiler alert needed for the ending: They failed. But it’s...
  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    08/02/2018 6:06:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 02, 2018 7:11 PM EDT | Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher
    Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government’s chief weapons against climate change — regulating emissions from cars and other vehicles. The result, opponents say, will be dirtier air and more pollution-related illness and death. The proposal itself estimates it could cost tens of thousands of jobs — auto...
  • 2018 Earth Overshoot Day: We've just exhausted a year’s worth of the planet's resources

    08/01/2018 10:13:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 65 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | Ashley Williams
    Humans have used up more of Earth’s resources than it can regenerate within one year as of Aug. 1, 2018, according to the Global Footprint Network. This year's Earth Overshoot Day is the earliest ever. Last year’s Earth Overshoot Day fell on Aug. 2. The date, which was previously known as Ecological Debt Day, has occurred steadily earlier since 1971. That year, the date fell on Dec. 21. “We are using 1.7 Earths,” according to the Global Footprint Network’s website. “We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide...
  • Climate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer

    07/28/2018 8:25:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 103 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/26/2018 | Joel Achenbach and Angela Fritz
    In the town of Sodankyla, Finland, the thermometer on July 17 registered a record-breaking 90 degrees, a remarkable figure given that Sodankyla is 59 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in a region known for winter snowmobiling and an abundance of reindeer. This is a hot, strange and dangerous summer across the planet. Greece is in mourning after scorching heat and high winds fueled wildfires that have killed more than 80 people. Japan recorded its highest temperature in history, 106 degrees, in a heat wave that killed 65 people in a week and hospitalized 22,000, shortly after catastrophic flooding killed...
  • National Geographic Admits 'Starving Polar Bear' Was a Bit of a Fraud

    07/28/2018 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 27, 2018 | S. Noble
    Remember that video of an emaciated Baffin Island polar bear that went viral last December? It became the poster bear for climate change. National Geographic made a stunning admission - it was a bit bogus. The Statement: National Geographic went too far in drawing a definitive connection between climate change and a particular starving polar bear in the opening caption of our video about the animal. We said, "This is what climate change looks like." While science has established that there is a strong connection between melting sea ice and polar bears dying off, there is no way to know...
  • Democratic-Socialist Explains How She'll Raise a Trillion Here, A Trillion There

    07/27/2018 2:26:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 27, 2018 | 6:15 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, appearing on Trevor Noah’s show Thursday night, advocated for a “moral and ethical economy” that provides free health care, free college education, and “bold action on climate change” for the American people. “We’re here to talk about wages; we’re here to talk about education; we’re here to talk about saving our planet; we’re here to talk about a carbon tax; we’re here to talk about people paying their fair share, and we’re here to talk about saving the country, frankly,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “How do you pay for these?” Noah asked the 28-year-old who defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, a...
  • Study: Climate change could kill your internet in 15 years

    07/17/2018 5:50:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Fast Company ^ | July 17, 2018 | Melissa Locker
    Want to get a whole bunch of people to really, really care about climate change and rising sea levels? Tell them their internet is at risk. In a new study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon found that thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable are at risk of drowning under the rising seas. This isn’t something that will happen in the distant future, but could be a reality in just 15 years, the study suggests. Better backup your Tumblr. The peer-reviewed study combined data from the Internet Atlas, the map that keeps track...
  • Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage

    07/06/2018 2:21:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of “rubble, deserts and refuse.” Francis made the appeal at a Vatican conference marking the third anniversary of his landmark environmental encyclical “Praise Be.” The document, meant to spur action at the 2015 Paris climate conference, called for a paradigm shift in humanity’s relationship with Mother Nature. n his remarks, Francis urged governments to honor their Paris commitments and said institutions like the IMF and...
  • Trump, Kushner buildings rank among top polluters in New York

    06/28/2018 6:29:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    New York luxury towers owned by President Trump and his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are reportedly part of the 2 percent of buildings that produce half of the city’s carbon dioxide pollution. Huff Post, citing a study by environmental nonprofits, reported Thursday that Trump International Hotel and Tower, Trump Tower, and the Kushner family’s 666 Fifth Avenue buildings are some of the biggest contributors to pollution. New York Communities for Change, the People’s Climate Movement NY, and other environmental groups compared public data on the buildings' electrical use and how much fossil fuel was burned at each site...
  • Germany to miss 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target

    06/14/2018 11:01:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.13.2018 | amp/sms (Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    Germany is set to miss its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target by 8 percent, according to German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. The German government set itself the goal of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions until 2020 by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels, but a draft government report estimates that the country will only be able to reduce emissions by 32 percent. Officials had previously estimated a shortfall of 5 percent to 8 percent. The document blames “unexpected economic developments and unexpected population growth” for the failure to meet the target. Increased economic activity and strong population growth generally cause...
  • Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustn’t destroy civilization

    06/09/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 09, 2018 5:19 PM EDT
    Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.” The Vatican said Francis held a two-day conference with the executives as a follow-up to his encyclical three years ago that called on people to save the planet from climate change and other environmental ills. Participants included the CEOs of Italian oil giant ENI, British Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Norway’s Statoil as well as scientists and managers of major investment funds. Their remarks on the first day of the...
  • Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump

    06/06/2018 10:13:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 June 2018 14:55 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expected “contentious discussions” at a G7 summit this week, given differences with US President Donald Trump on trade, climate and security. Speaking two days before the Canada meeting of the club of major industrialized democracies, Merkel also said the leaders may not necessarily manage to agree on a final joint statement. “I think everyone knows there will be difficult discussions there, because G7 summits deal with the global economy, trade, climate protection, development—and foreign policy,” she told German parliament. […] Merkel vowed to enter the talks “in good faith”, but stressed that...
  • Pope summons oil execs to Vatican to talk climate change

    06/03/2018 10:21:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 01, 2018 | Nicole Winfield and Seth Borenstein
    Pope Francis will meet with some of the world’s oil executives next week, likely to give them another moral nudge to clean up their act on global warming. Climate change policy and science experts are cautiously hopeful but aren’t expecting any miracles or even noticeable changes. The conference will be a follow-up to the pope’s encyclical three years ago calling on people to save the planet from climate change and other environmental ills, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed Friday. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who spearheaded the encyclical, set up the June 8-9 conference with the executives. The pope himself will speak...
  • Macron urges Germany to step up at 'historic moment' for EU

    05/11/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 10 May 2018 08:55 CEST+02:00
    France’s President Emmanuel Macron urged Germany to take on the mantle as a leading force reforming Europe at a “historic moment” for the bloc, hours before he was due to receive a key award Thursday for his efforts in boosting EU cohesion. With Berlin so far proving resistant to his flagship reform proposals for the European Union such as a common finance minister or budget, Macron stressed the importance for the bloc to speak with one voice. At a time when the United States is going its own way in ditching the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord,...
  • UN to hold additional climate meeting ahead of Poland summit

    05/10/2018 6:46:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2018 04:55 AM
    The United Nations says an additional round of global climate talks is being scheduled for September ahead of the annual ministerial summit at the end of the year. […] At issue are the precise rules countries have to stick to in fulfilling the 2015 Paris climate accord, as well as questions of funding for poor nations and how to close the gap between what governments have pledged to do and what’s needed to meet the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. …
  • Snow in France and it's almost May? Mais oui, in Normandy!

    04/30/2018 6:43:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 30 April 2018 14:43 CEST+02:00
    The weather in France has been very varied in recent weeks, but nobody could have expected snow on April 30th. Many residents of the northern French region of Normandy woke up on Monday to find a considerable layer of snowfall on their rooftops and cars. The mercury dropped to around zero in many parts of the historical region, with the departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime registering the lowest temperatures. In the city of Rouen, the wind chill made it feel like a frosty –5°C in the early hours of the morning. It may have only been a couple of centimeters...