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  • Trump not swayed by G-7 leaders on Paris climate deal

    05/26/2017 1:20:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump resisted some intense lobbying by leaders of other industrialized nations Friday to back the Paris climate-change agreement at a G-7 summit in Sicily, Italy. After hours of discussions, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni told reporters that the U.S. position on the Paris accord remains an “open question.” “All others have confirmed their total agreement on the accord,” he said of the leaders of Germany, Japan, Italy, Britain, France and Canada. Former President Barack Obama signed the Paris agreement to limit carbon emissions in 2015, but Mr. Trump is weighing a move to pull the U.S. out of the...
  • UN: Impose global warming laws through the courts

    05/26/2017 7:48:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    cfact.org ^ | May 25, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    A United Nations report published Wednesday highlights the legal risks that opponents say President Donald Trump faces if he does not withdraw from Paris climate agreement. The Paris Agreement could be used to force governments, including the Trump administration, “that have adopted climate-oriented laws to implement them,” reads the UN Environmental Program report on global warming litigation. The report claims that litigation “has arguably never been a more important tool to push policymakers and market participants” to fight global warming. President Donald Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris Agreement on the campaign trail, but his White House is split on...
  • With Gift and in Conversation, Vatican Presses Trump on Climate Change

    05/24/2017 7:07:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2017 | MARK LANDLER and JASON HOROWITZ
    Pope Francis put climate change on the agenda of his first meeting with President Trump on Wednesday, and the subject is likely to come up again and again in the president’s encounters with other world leaders in the coming days. That could put Mr. Trump on the back foot after what had been an energetic swing through the Middle East. The pope presented the president with a copy of his influential encyclical on preserving the environment, while in a broader meeting, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, urged Mr. Trump not to pull the United States out of...
  • Blue whales evolved into giants when ‘climate change turned them into binge eaters’

    05/24/2017 11:12:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 24, 2017 | By Jasper Hamill
    BLUE whales and other underwater leviathans became giants when climate change introduced them to binge-eating, research has shown. At more than 100ft long, the blue whale is the largest vertebrate animal that has ever lived. The reason for the size expansion of the blue whale and other baleen whales was food, the researchers believe. Dr Graham Slater, a member of the US team from the University of Chicago, said: “We might imagine that whales just gradually got bigger over time, as if by chance, and perhaps that could explain how these whales became so massive. “But our analyses show that...
  • Questioning Carbon Accounting For Lakes And Rivers

    05/24/2017 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/17 | Jack Dini
    Scientists apparently can't predict where forests are right now, but weather patterns one hundred years from now, no problem. Some things were never suitable for a 'free market' and CO2 is one of them People are willing to set up a two trillion dollar global market to read carbon, but their carbon models are so primitive that giant ‘oops’ moments are now happening on a regular basis reports Joanne Nova. A Yale-led study in 2015 estimated that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. Previously, the only...
  • Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention

    05/23/2017 1:51:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | Joel Achenbach and Lena H. Sun
    “The National Science Foundation last year used your taxpayer money to fund a climate change musical. Do you think that’s a waste of your money?” asked the director of Office of Management and Budget director, Mick Mulvaney, during a White House briefing on Tuesday. He also noted the cuts to climate change research, saying that, under President Barack Obama, the “pendulum went too far to one side” and the government spent too much on climate science. “Does it mean that we are anti-science? Absolutely not,” he said. “We are simply trying to get things back in order to where we...
  • Liberal Journos Uncritically Echo Reports Global Warming Flooded The World ‘Doomsday’ Vault(DOH)

    05/21/2017 7:48:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Several media outlets are reporting the world’s largest repository of seeds, acting as a “backstop” against global catastrophe, has been compromised by global warming. Well, the news turned out to be little more than media hype. Here’s why. The left-leaning Guardian was the first to report the Global Seed Vault located in the Svalbard archipelago was “breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.” Vox and Wired echoed the Guardian’s reporting. Vox reported the Norwegian designers of the seed vault that was supposed to operate without human assistance for “eternity” had...
  • ‘Potential Apocalypse’: NYT Warns Of Global Warming Floods Of Biblical Proportions

    05/21/2017 7:39:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 91 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The New York Times has taken warnings about global warming to a whole new level, publishing a three-part series suggesting a “potential apocalypse” from melting ice sheets if humans keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. “If that ice sheet were to disintegrate, it could raise the level of the sea by more than 160 feet — a potential apocalypse, depending on exactly how fast it happened,” NYT reporter Justin Gillis wrote of what some scientists predict could happen to Antarctica. Gillis points to recent research suggesting “the collapse of the ice sheet will become inevitable,” likening the projected 160-foot...
  • President's fiscal 2018 budget would slash EPA spending by 30%

    05/20/2017 8:24:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2017 | Miranda Green and Rene Marsh
    President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget request would slash EPA spending by almost a third, according to a copy of the President's proposal obtained by CNN. The budget blueprint, which the White House plans to submit to Congress next week, would cut the EPA's total budget by more than 30% and its operational budget by 35% compared to current funding levels.
  • All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years

    05/19/2017 6:18:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 117 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 16 May 2017 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba. His report, with the deceptively bland title Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030, has gone viral in green circles and is causing spasms of anxiety in the established industries. Seba’s premise is that people will stop driving altogether. They will switch...
  • What Is Seen And What Is Not Seen, Climate Edition

    05/19/2017 10:47:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 9 May, 2017 | Francis Menton
    In 1850 the famous French economist Fréderic Bastiat wrote a short essay titled "What Is Seen And What Is Not Seen." The essay discusses what has come to be known as the "broken windows fallacy," that is, the idea that breaking windows really makes the world better off because of all the work that is generated for people to repair the windows. Bastiat points out that the work to repair the windows may be "seen," but because the money gets diverted to that project, plenty of other things that might have been done -- and made someone better off --...
  • Cicadas are awakening 4 years early. It’s not a sign of the apocalypse but a scientific mystery

    05/19/2017 7:41:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 18, 2017 | Brian Resnick
    n 2004, billions upon billions of shrimp-size insects took to the skies in the mid-Atlantic United States, covering entire houses, blaring extremely loud noises, and littering forests with their exoskeletons. When the swarm was finally over, the insects — cicadas — laid their eggs in the ground. Residents were told these creatures wouldn’t emerge again for another 17 years. The cicadas had other plans. Reports in Baltimore and the Washington, DC, metro area indicate that a small group of the cicadas — a group called Brood X — are emerging from the ground to molt, mate, and make noise. They...
  • Watch: French president called on U.S. climate change scientists to move to France to escape Trump

    05/14/2017 5:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    On Monday, France elected former Socialist Party member Emmanuel Macron to be the nation’s next president, pushing Macron’s past promise to offer a home to all climate change scientists in America to the forefront of the ongoing debate over global warming. Macron, who has been described by many European and American news outlets as a “centrist,” is a noted believer in the theory humans are primarily responsible for climate change. In February, Macron posted a video on his Facebook page in which he invited all U.S. climate researchers to France to escape the Trump administration....
  • Oceans are at the 'edge' of losing all oxygen: Event could lead to mass sea life extinction

    05/12/2017 9:37:02 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 147 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 12, 2017 | Shivali Best
    The world's oceans close to being starved of oxygen - and even that could lead to mass sea life extinction which could last a million years. University of Exeter scientists fear the modern ocean is 'on the edge of anoxia' - when the oceans are depleted of oxygen. [snip] Lead researcher PhD student Sarah Baker said it was now 'critical' for modern humans to limit carbon emissions to prevent this.
  • Largest US Solar Panel Maker Files For Bankruptcy After Receiving $206 Million In Subsidies

    05/12/2017 5:36:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Reuters via Daily Caller via thelibertarianrepublic.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Copyright 2017 Daily Caller News Foundation; Reuters via Daily Caller via Michael Bastasch
    The company once hailed as Europe’s largest solar panel producer filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, blaming cheap Chinese panels for flooding the market. “The ongoing price erosion and the development of the business” has left the company “over-indebted and thus obliged to file for insolvency proceedings,” SolarWorld, which is also the largest U.S. solar panel maker, said in a statement. The filing comes after SolarWorld was forced to lay off employees earlier this year. The company employs around 3,000 people, including 800 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and was one of the few German-based solar companies to survive a recent market downturn. SolarWorld...
  • Climate change making seasonal allergies worse, study says

    05/12/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    UPI.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | By HealthDay News
    If you're sniffling and sneezing a lot more lately, you're hardly alone. Climate change is making seasonal allergies worse, an expert says. "With the combination of increased temperature and carbon dioxide, we are seeing a dramatic change, and allergy sufferers can probably feel that change," said Dr. Richard Weber, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. "We are experiencing longer allergy seasons, earlier onset and there is just more pollen in the air," said Weber, who's also an allergist at National Jewish Health in Denver. About 40 million Americans have seasonal allergies -- also known as hay...
  • Climate Change Is Already Killing Farm Workers Around The World

    05/12/2017 6:29:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    KCET - PBS ^ | May 11, 2017 | by Clarissa Wei
    Two years ago when I was living in Nicaragua, my friends and I were at a house party drinking Flor de Caña rum. Hearing that I was a journalist, an acquaintance leaned in and said that there was something I needed to hear. She began to tell me a story about that very rum we were drinking, and how people were dying because of it. Many of the workers who harvested sugarcane for the rum were suffering from chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu), she said, a kidney failure disease correlated with heavy workload, heat, dehydration, and possibly pesticides....
  • US signs international declaration on climate change despite Trump's past statements

    05/12/2017 6:19:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 12, 2017 | by CONOR FINNEGAN
    While President Trump has talked tough in the past about his skeptical views on climate change, his administration appears to be taking a more cautious approach to the issue on the world stage in the early days of his presidency. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a document today calling climate change a “serious threat” to the Arctic and noting the need for action to reduce its potentially harmful effects. The document, known as the Fairbanks Declaration, concluded Tillerson's chairing of a meeting of the Arctic Council, a board made up of indigenous groups and the eight countries bordering...
  • A Global Warming Surprise

    05/11/2017 12:00:40 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2017 | S. Fred Singer
    Exploring some of the intricacies of GW [Global Warming] science can lead to surprising results that have major consequences.  In a recent invited talk at the Heartland Institute’s ICCC-12 [Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change], I investigated three important topics:   1. Inconsistencies in the surface temperature record.   2. Their explanation as artifacts arising from the misuse of data.   3.  Thereby explaining the failure of IPCC to find credible evidence for anthropogenic global warming (AGW).
  • Obama surpasses algore as Global Warming’s Biggest Hypocrite

    05/11/2017 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Judi McLeod
    $3.2 million for advising the unwashed to keep meat off the dinner plate Barack Obama who’s about as much a nutrition expert as his wife Michelle, was paid a whopping $3.2 million as keynote speaker at the Seeds & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy on Tuesday, speaking about food security and climate change. That’s $3.2 million for advising the unwashed to keep meat off the dinner plate. Likely hoping most wouldn’t remember the $100-per serving wagyu steak he preferred to have served up in the White House during his days as president, Obama now warns the world...