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  • UC Berkeley prof spells ‘impeach’ in resignation letter to Trump

    08/23/2017 10:39:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2017 | By Jenna Lyons
    A UC Berkeley energy professor resigned from his science envoy position with the Trump administration Wednesday, citing the president’s “hate-filled rally” in Phoenix Tuesday, his recent remarks on Charlottesville and his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Professor Daniel M. Kammen used the first letter in each of his seven-paragraph resignation he tendered to Trump to spell out the word I-M-P-E-A-C-H. He was appointed as a Science Envoy in 2016 under the Obama administration. He said he’s worked for 25 years in Africa, and will continue to do so as a private citizen. “It just was not possible...
  • How Much Climate Change Will Cost Each U.S. County

    08/23/2017 7:18:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Governing ^ | August 23, 2017 | BY NATALIE DELGADILLO
    States and localities across the U.S. are already experiencing profound weather shifts associated with climate change, from rising sea levels and flooding to drought and dangerously hot summers. Economists have long been warning that these changes will come with a cost. But until now, there’s been no measure of what that cost might be. A study published in the journal Science in June is the most extensive model available of what climate change could cost the United States, county by county. The study is the first of its kind, linking climate projections with economic effects like mortality, labor productivity, energy...
  • Can we save our lakes from global warming?

    08/23/2017 7:05:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | August 23, 2017 | by Bob Berwyn
    Lakes have been heating up around the world. Protecting streams, reducing pollution and creating sanctuaries for sensitive species could go a long way toward making lakes more resilient to climate change. With wisps of morning fog drifting across the surface of the Irrsee, ecologist Harald Ficker lowers a thermometer into the deep blue water to measure the Earth's global warming fever. Since the 1970s, the water has warmed about 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - twice as fast as the global average. Although that may be nice for early-season visitors to the popular swimming lake near Salzburg, it's not...
  • Al Gore's Hype

    08/23/2017 5:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 23, 2017 | John Stossel
    I was surprised to discover that Al Gore's new movie begins with words from me! While icebergs melt dramatically, Gore plays a clip of me saying, "'An Inconvenient Truth' won him an Oscar, yet much of the movie is nonsense. 'Sea levels may rise 20 feet' -- absurd." He used this comment from one of my TV shows. The "20 feet" claim is absurd -- one of many hyped claims in his movie. His second film, "An Inconvenient Sequel," shows lower Manhattan underwater while Gore intones: "This is global warming!" My goodness! Stossel doubts Al Gore's claim, but pictures don't...
  • China’s top climate change negotiator Xie Zhenhua to receive HK$20 million Hong Kong prize

    08/22/2017 11:48:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 22, 2017
    China’s top climate change negotiator will be given a HK$20 million Hong Kong prize for his contributions to global civilisation. Xie Zhenhua, China’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement, UN climate change conferences, and the former head of China’s State Environmental Protection Administration, will be presented one of the awards under the Lui Che Woo Prize for his efforts to tackle climate change. “We honour his achievements in preventing climate change and thus ensuring a sustainable future not only in China but also globally”, said prize recommendation committee chairman Professor Lawrence Lau Juen-yee. The prize, set up by property tycoon...
  • Climate change could shrink fish by as much as 30 percent, new study claims

    08/22/2017 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 22, 2017 | by Anmar Frangoul
    Warmer waters as a result of climate change could shrink the size of fish by 20 to 30 percent, a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has claimed. In a statement on Monday, co-author William Cheung said that fish, as cold blooded animals, were not able to regulate their body temperatures. When the waters they are in become warmer their metabolism accelerates, and they require more oxygen to sustain their body functions. "There is a point where the gills cannot supply enough oxygen for a larger body, so the fish just stops growing larger," Cheung...
  • Agriculture a culprit in global warming, says U.S. research

    08/22/2017 11:29:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 22, 2017 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to U.S. research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming. Some 133 billion tons of carbon have been removed from the top two meters of the earth's soil over the last two centuries by agriculture at a rate that is increasing, said the study in PNAS, a journal published by the National Academy of Sciences. The 133 billion tons of carbon lost from soil compares to about 140 billion tons lost due to deforestation, he said, mostly since...
  • Big data finds the Medieval Warm Period – no denial here

    08/22/2017 9:18:02 AM PDT · by Freeport · 16 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 22 August 2017 | Jennifer Marohasy
    According to author Leo Tolstoy, born at the very end of the Little Ice Age, in quite a cold country: The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him. So, our new technical paper in GeoResJ (vol. 14, pages 36-46) will likely be ignored. Because after applying the latest big data technique to six...
  • What I Learned At the Eclipse

    08/22/2017 7:11:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 47 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-22-17 | MOTUS
    In terms of the universe we are quite insignificant.Solar System rendered to scale by Roberto Ziche.As upcountrywater pointed out, a 91% eclipse is not the same as 100%. 100% is total darkness. 91% is more like a cloud cover moving in. With 91% you don’t see the Corona, the “diamond ring,” or the dancing plasma flares. Day does not turn into night and the stars do not come out. In fact if you weren’t paying attention you most likely wouldn’t have noticed at all, (isn’t that the truth about many things?) so stealthily did the eclipse approach. And so steadfastly...
  • Prepare To Be Amazed

    08/21/2017 6:10:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-21-17 | MOTUS
    Today we bear witness to precisely how much control man has over God’s universe:That’s right, exactly…none. But hey, if any of the brilliant scientists who believe we can slow down, reverse, or halt global warming/cooling want to take a crack at stopping the eclipse, be my guest. Could be a good trial run to see how well toilet paper restrictions, cow fart mediation and forced public transportation will work to stop climate change in its tracks.Shot by MOTUS on I-80, Saturday, August 19, 2017, somewhere in Wyoming along the path of totality. My initial thoughts: (trigger warning - micro-aggression ahead!)...
  • The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

    08/20/2017 8:53:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 20, 2017 | Juliet Eilperin
    The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics as well as local officials and corporate representatives — expires Sunday. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting administrator, Ben Friedman, informed the committee’s chair that the agency would not renew the panel.
  • The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate chang

    08/20/2017 7:45:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2017 | By Juliet Eilperin
    The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics as well as local officials and corporate representatives — expires Sunday. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting administrator, Ben Friedman, informed the committee’s chair that the agency would not renew the panel. The National Climate Assessment is supposed to be issued every four years but has come...
  • What We Need Here Is More Sand

    08/18/2017 5:32:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-17 | MOTUS
    THINGS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER: Nature Consider this update on the cottage-eating sand dune near Lake Michigan that I reported on last month.  The cottage the sand dune swallowed in April, left, the threatened cottage, right.Man may not be able to dictate to mother nature, but government sure can. From the Detroit Free Press: Now, the state of Michigan has ordered the Dresslers to stop their latest effort to save the remaining summer home from destruction: The sand is protected as a "critical dune area," so trucking it away is forbidden. "They're killing us," said David Dressler, 58. "I'm...
  • 'Resign!': Al Gore Suggests Trump Should Step Aside

    08/17/2017 4:58:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2017
    Former Vice President Al Gore (D) was asked what advice he had for President Trump. The former Tennessee senator had only one word for the New York Republican: "Resign." Gore said Americans must take a look at the "climate crisis and how we can solve it." "Global warming is by far and away the most serious crisis we face," he said. Gore said there are 100 million tons of man-made pollution released into the atmosphere daily.
  • Global warming 'is causing the Alps to 'CRUMBLE'

    08/17/2017 7:12:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2017 | By SARA MALM
    Global warming is causing the Alps to literally fall apart, as the rise in temperature is melting snow caps on the mountains, experts warn. The Alps' permafrost is thawing rapidly, causing rock avalanches and floods. Climate experts say that the ski season in the Alps will be significantly shorter in the future, with 70 per cent of the current snow cover in Switzerland gone by the end of the century. In the summer months, the Alpine nations can expect mountains crumbling, destruction of infrastructure and even drinking water becoming contaminated by the melting permafrost. Scientists say that the temperature in...
  • California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

    08/16/2017 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Jeff Tollefson
    California has a history of going it alone to protect the environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute — to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The initiative, which is backed by California’s flagship universities, is in the early stages of development. If it succeeds, it will represent one of the largest US investments in climate research in years. The nascent ‘California Climate Science and Solutions Institute’ would fund basic- and applied-research projects designed to help...
  • Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

    08/15/2017 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Darryl Fears and Steven Mufson
    Excellent!and flood dangers. Speaking in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Trump said that the approval process for projects was “badly broken” and that the nation’s infrastructure was a “massive self-inflicted wound on our country.” Trump said that “no longer” would there be “one job-killing delay after another” for new projects. But he did not provide any proposal on how his much-promised infrastructure program would be financed or what it would include.
  • Gore's Latest Climate Film Is An Inconvenient Flop

    08/15/2017 6:17:09 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies ^ | August 15, 2017
    Climate alarmist Al Gore’s second film, An Inconvenient Sequel, failed to heat up the box-office, falling from 16th to 18th over the Aug. 11-13 weekend. It’s a dramatic fall from glory for the climate alarmist whose first film, An Inconvenient Truth, won several awards including an Oscar and grossed $24 million. An Inconvenient Sequel, meanwhile, grossed just under $2.3 million in the U.S. since its Aug. 4 release. The film’s poor performance was especially humorous because of Viacom used many platforms to promote the film and the liberal media heaped praise on Gore prior to its release. “You’re a movie...
  • Climate Change Threatens Sea Turtles, Researchers Say

    08/15/2017 6:12:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | August 14, 2017 | By Ada Carr
    Migrating sea turtles encountering cold waters around Cape Cod are being rendered unable to swim and are becoming stranded on beaches. Researchers believe warming temperatures on the beaches are posing a threat to the turtles' nests. Researchers believe climate change is playing a role in stranding the animals by creating warmer waters in the North Atlantic that attract the turtles. Global warming is also creating potential threats to the turtles on land. Scientists are concerned that beaches where turtles go to lay eggs will erode, and intensifying storms will wipe nests out. They are also concerned that warming beaches will...
  • Deadly 'super heatwaves' of will sweep across the US east coast if global warming goes unchecked

    08/15/2017 6:02:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2017 | By Shivali Best
    FULL TITLE: Deadly 'super heatwaves' of 55°C will sweep across the US east coast, China, India, South America and Europe if global warming goes unchecked. This summer, a heatwave nicknamed 'Lucifer' has swept across Europe, with temperatures reaching 44°C (111°F). But a new study suggests that things could get much worse, with a bout of 'super-heatwaves' reaching 55°C (121°F) predicted to hit several areas if global temperatures rise by just 4°C (39°F). Experts say that these heatwaves will be particularly humid, and could leave more people vulnerable to health risks, including sun stroke and hypothermia. As a result, if global...