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  • Algore: climate change threat leaves 'no time to despair' over Trump victory

    12/05/2016 5:09:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/05/16 | Oliver Milman
    The urgent threat of climate change means there is “no time to despair” over the election of Donald Trump, according to former vice-president Al Gore, who hopes that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will join an escalated climate campaign against the president-elect. Gore told the Guardian he remained hopeful Trump would reverse some of his positions on climate change but predicted an unprecedented backlash from environmentalists over the next four years.
  • Gore praises Ivanka Trump on climate policy after meeting

    12/06/2016 7:20:02 AM PST · by crusher · 132 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/2016 | Christiana Lima
    Former Vice President Al Gore touted Ivanka Trump's commitment to a climate policy "that makes sense" Monday night after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter. “It's no secret that Ivanka Trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world and that was certainly evident in the conversation that I had with her," Gore told Chris Hayes on MSNBC's "All In." "I appreciate the fact that she is very concerned about this." Gore stressed that he preferred to "not give too many details" about the meeting but called it...
  • Catholic leaders: climate change on same level as abortion and death penalty

    12/03/2016 4:51:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | December 3, 2016 | Joshua Emerson Smith
    Opposition to abortion and the death penalty have long been cardinal beliefs for the Roman Catholic church, whose faithful make up about a quarter of all Americans. What if fighting climate change becomes an equally passionate issue in parishes nationwide? The foremost group of Catholic leaders in the U.S. is ramping up a campaign to do just that, urging priests and congregations from San Diego to Atlanta to think about global warming as a sanctity-of-life issue. Some Catholic experts have even likened the growing campaign to deal with human-caused climate change to the revered pro-life movement — calling on the...
  • Gov’t Spends $27 Billion Annually On Global Warming — How Much Will Trump Cut?

    12/03/2016 9:52:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    President-elect Donald Trump said he’s looking to cut back federal global warming programs, which he claims are hurting U.S. competitiveness. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him: Federal agencies plan to spend $27 billion on global warming-related programs next year. The White House reported to House Republicans that 18 federal agencies combined spent about $22 billion on global warming activities in 2013, but defined global warming much more narrowly than the agencies themselves. Federal agencies want to spend $12 billion on global warming programs in 2017, according to Salon, but the left-wing news site only factored in six...
  • Record cold coming to ‘almost entire USA’ – Low temperature records set to be SHATTERED

    11/30/2016 6:31:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 114 replies
    Climate Depot | November 30,2017 | Marc Morano
    Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. announced: 'I cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.' Cold Records are going to be SHATTERED! - “By the end of NEXT week, some states will be running 36 F BELOW NORMAL." Meteorologist Paul Dorian of Vencore, Inc.: WIDESPREAD BLAST OF COLD AIR PLUNGES FROM ALASKA TO THE WESTERN US EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THEN EXPANDS INTO THE EASTERN US**
  • Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists

    11/30/2016 8:58:23 AM PST · by detective · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | James Delingpole
    Global land temperatures have plummeted by one degree Celsius since the middle of this year – the biggest and steepest fall on record. But the news has been greeted with an eerie silence by the world’s alarmist community. You’d almost imagine that when temperatures shoot up it’s catastrophic climate change which requires dramatic headlines across the mainstream media and demands for urgent action. But that when they fall even more precipitously it’s just a case of “nothing to see here”. The cause of the fall is a La Nina event following in the wake of an unusual strong El Nino.
  • California regulates cow farts

    11/29/2016 3:44:09 PM PST · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Fox5NY ^ | November 29, 2016
    California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gases from livestock operations and landfills.
  • The UN ‘disappears’ 50 million climate refugees, then botches the cover-up

    04/18/2011 4:19:40 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Oh boy, government idiocy at its finest. Not only is the original claim bogus, the attempts to disappear it are hilariously inept. Apparently, they’ve never heard of Google Cache at the UN. Rather than simply saying “we were wrong,” they’ve now brought even more distrust onto the UN.
  • Report: Polar Ice Melt to Make Coastal Cities 'Uninhabitable' Within Century

    11/29/2016 7:52:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 100 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 28, 2016 | Newsfront
    New York City and other coastal cities will reportedly be under water within a century – inundated by flooding from a fast-melting polar ice sheet. It is not a question of if, but when a flood of biblical proportion will make cities hugging coastlines around the world uninhabitable, Ohio State associate professor Ian Howat told The Sun.
  • Trump Has Options for Undoing Obama’s Climate Legacy

    11/25/2016 6:09:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | HENRY FOUNTAIN and ERICA GOODE
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the signature policies put in place by the Obama administration to fight the effects of climate change. During the campaign, he threatened, among other things, to kill the Clean Power Plan, a set of rules to reduce emissions from power plants. He has also taken aim at new regulations to limit methane leaks from wells and pipelines. And members of his transition team have suggested that he may reduce or eliminate basic climate research at NASA or other agencies. If he follows through, most of these moves will be opposed...
  • Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change. But he's likely to meet resistance

    11/27/2016 5:28:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 27, 2016 | Evan Halper
    Donald Trump is branded with all manner of unflattering labels, but one that hasn’t seemed to much bother him is “climate pariah.” The president-elect is unabashed in his disdain for America’s global warming policy. He has placed a staunch climate-change doubter and antagonist of mainstream science in charge of reshaping — or as Trump has suggested, dismantling — the Environmental Protection Agency. He has talked frequently about reneging on the historic Paris global climate treaty the U.S. took a lead in drafting. And he has said he wants every federal green-energy program eliminated.
  • Below Zero? Snow Covers Sand in Saudi Regions

    11/27/2016 6:52:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 27 November 2016 | Dhafer Al-Bakri
    White and brown merged into one color as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below zero Celsius. In the central city of Shakra’ and the northwestern city of Tabuk, thin layers of snow carpeted the ground. In Tabarjal, a town located in the northern Al-Jawf region temperatures reached -3 Celsius, and in Al-Quryat, a northern province, the temperature was -1 Celsius. Rainfall continues While mid-October usually marks the short-lived peak for Saudi Arabia’s rainfall season, the kingdom is still experiencing light to medium showers. Saudi Arabia on Friday witnessed medium...
  • The problem with Donald Trump's stance on global warming (CBS News "live science")

    11/26/2016 5:37:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Mark Lennihan, AP
    Is there reason to doubt climate change because some of the nation’s hottest days happened in 1898, as President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times in an interview Tuesday? In an exchange with Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and staff about climate change on Tuesday (Nov. 22), Trump said, “I have an open mind to it,” but later added, “You know the hottest day ever was in 1890-something, 98. You know, you can make lots of cases for different views.” However, it’s misleading to single out a weather event — such as a particularly hot day in 1898 — as evidence...
  • Sweden's winter is going to be even colder than you thought

    11/24/2016 11:19:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 24 Nov 2016 13:11 GMT+01:00
    Stockholm’s recent cold snap was just a taste of what’s to come. American meteorologists predict that the Scandinavian winter is going to be even colder than previously thought. US-based weather agency The Weather Company has revised its forecast for the December-February period after an unusually chilly November which broke snow records in Stockholm. […] “It is clear that the polar vortex is weaker than we originally expected and that more blocking is likely going forward, especially in the Eurasian sector. Given this, along with the continued colder-looking model guidance for December, we have made significant colder changes to our forecast.”...
  • Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

    11/23/2016 9:06:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 303 replies
    The UK Guardian via MSN ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Oliver Milman, The UK Guardian
    Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said. Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century. Related: 2016 locked into being hottest year on record, Nasa says This would mean the elimination of Nasa’s world-renowned research into temperature, ice, clouds and other climate...
  • EPA Administrator: ‘Get on Board’ Climate Change Train or ‘Be Left Behind’

    11/22/2016 9:14:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2016 | 2:36 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday during a speech at the National Press Club that “the train to a global clean energy future has already left the station” and that the U.S. can get on board and provide leadership or get left behind. “Science tells us that there is no bigger threat to American progress and prosperity than the threat of global climate change, and if you take absolutely nothing else from my speech today, take this: the train to a global clean energy future has already left the station. So we have a choice: we can choose...
  • Int'l. Study: IPCC Doesn’t Account for 1 Billion Tons of CO2 Absorbed Annually… by Cement

    11/22/2016 8:59:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 11:37 AM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Cement, the ubiquitous material used to build roads, buildings and other infrastructure, absorbs about one billion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. But concrete carbonation is “not currently considered in emissions inventories” kept by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to the study’s co-authors, an international team of researchers led by Professor Dabo Guan of the U.K.’s University of East Anglia. The study found that cement’s natural carbonation process not only offsets the fossil fuel emissions released during its production, it also “represents a...
  • Global Warming: Trump Is Adult Supervision The Climate Kids Need

    11/22/2016 2:54:58 AM PST · by expat_panama · 6 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/21/2016 | KERRY JACKSON
    Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says the Paris climate deal is unstoppable. That's nothing more than what he wants the world to think. It can be stopped in the U.S., and if that happens, it will be shut down. And who needs it anyway? The Earth is cooling. Moon and French President Francois Hollande, both horrified that American voters would choose a candidate who isn't squeezing political mileage out of the man-made global warming hysteria, announced a week after Donald Trump was elected that the 2015 Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions will not be rescinded....
  • Washington State Youth Sue Government Over Climate Change

    11/22/2016 7:10:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2016 | Phuong Le
    Eight children asked a Seattle judge Tuesday to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming. The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, asked a state judge to step in and require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions.
  • Feds offer Thanksgiving tips to fight climate change

    11/21/2016 4:02:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The federal government is worried that America is too stressed out to deal with Thanksgiving dinner safely so at least two departments have entered to help everybody live through the uniquely American holiday while also curbing global warming. "This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness," warned the Agriculture Department. As a result,...
  • EPA chief: Progress under Obama won't be undone by Trump

    11/21/2016 3:22:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 129 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump will not derail progress made in fighting climate change and creating clean-energy jobs, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency insisted on Monday in arguing "the inevitability of our clean energy future is bigger than any one person or nation." EPA chief Gina McCarthy said the world is "in a spectacularly different place today than we were when President (Barack) Obama took office," citing new environmental rules and actions to help create thousands of jobs in renewable energy such as wind and solar power.
  • UK Researchers: Tax Food to Reduce Climate Change (Get Ready To Be Hungry)

    11/19/2016 2:48:40 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    WUWT ^ | 11-19-2016 | Eric Worrall
    Eric WorrallNovember 19, 2016 A group of researchers in Oxford University, England have suggested that imposing a massive tax on carbon intensive foods – specifically protein rich foods like meat and dairy – could help combat climate change. “ Pricing food according to its climate impacts could save half a million lives and one billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions Taxing greenhouse gas emissions from food production could save more emissions than are currently generated by global aviation, and lead to half a million fewer deaths from chronic diseases, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. The...
  • The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

    11/18/2016 8:16:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    WAPO ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Chris Mooney and Jason Samenow
    Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic. It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken. But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice — something is...
  • Trump is already working on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement

    11/18/2016 1:12:43 PM PST · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    United Steelworkers (USW) ^ | November 18, 2016 | Natasha Geiling Reporter, Think Progress
    Less than a week after Election Day, Donald Trump is already trying to figure out how he can pull the United States out of the historic Paris climate deal as quickly as possible.Trump considers global warming a hoax, despite an overwhelming consensus from climate scientists who say that climate change is both real and man-made. Throughout his campaign, he promised to cancel the Paris climate agreement, which was signed by more than 180 countries last year and hopes to keep the world below 2° C of warming.
  • Sanders: ‘Trump Is Wrong - Climate Change Is Not a Hoax’

    11/18/2016 4:12:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 18, 2016 | 11:09 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump is wrong to believe that climate change is a hoax, adding that if the U.S. turns away from combating climate change, other countries may do the same. “Mr. Trump campaigned as somebody who believes that climate change is a ‘hoax.’ Mr. Trump is wrong. Climate change is not a hoax,” Sanders said at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast. “Climate change, according to the scientific community, is one of the great threats to this planet, and I would hope very much—Donald Trump is nobody’s fool. “He is a...
  • Children win right to sue US government on actions causing climate change

    11/15/2016 10:01:45 AM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 44 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | 14 Nov 2016 | Kimberley Mok
    Last week, a group of 21 young people, aged 9 to 20 years, won the right to sue the US government for its inaction in mitigating climate change, when an Oregon federal judge ruled that the plaintiffs' lawsuit was valid and could proceed in court. The chief legal counsel for the plantiffs, Julia Olson, had this to say about the significance of the ruling, urging outgoing President Obama to come to an agreement with a binding court order before Trump's inauguration early next year: We have a President-elect who is an obvious climate denier and both political branches controlled by...
  • Dan Rather: Trump Response to Climate Change 'Alarming'

    11/15/2016 12:12:04 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 14, 2016 | Solange Reyner
    Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather said President-elect Donald Trump's response to climate change was alarming and scientists should make it a top priority to engage the incoming administration on the issue. "Make no mistake; science was on the ballot this fall," Rather wrote in a Scientific American essay published Monday. "And almost nobody took notice.
  • Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History

    11/15/2016 9:10:28 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies
    ecowatch.com ^ | 11/14/2016 | C.J. Polychroniou
    On Nov. 8, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest inclinations of people in a manner that would have probably impressed Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels himself. But what exactly does Trump's victory mean and what can one expect from this megalomaniac when he takes over the reins of power on Jan. 20, 2017? What is Trump's political ideology, if any and is "Trumpism" a movement? Will U.S. foreign policy be any different under a Trump administration? Some years ago, public intellectual Noam...
  • France's Hollande calls Paris climate deal 'irreversible'

    11/15/2016 7:07:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:27 AM EST | Karl Ritter
    French President François Hollande says the Paris deal to fight climate change is “irreversible” and says the United States must respect the decision by the Obama administration to join the deal. […] Trump has called global warming a “hoax” and pledged during his campaign to “cancel” the landmark Paris climate agreement. …
  • Climate Change rebut book suggestions for high schooler

    11/14/2016 7:04:38 PM PST · by Phillyred · 45 replies
    My son is a high school freshman and has a leftist teacher for environmental "science". He is pushing man made climate change and ozone depletion. Any recent book recommendations for his age? Web sites? Also, any suggestions on how to take his tests and answer the way he is "supposed to" but making it clear he doesn't agree? Thanks!
  • Sarkozy: Let's tax US goods if Trump trashes Paris deal (AGW)

    11/14/2016 5:52:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 14 Nov 2016 13:36 GMT+01:00
    French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed that Europe apply a carbon tax on American imports if Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate pact. More than 100 countries have ratified the Paris global emissions deal, which was inked in December after marathon talks to cap greenhouse gases that cause global warming. “Donald Trump has said — we’ll see if he keeps this promise — that he won’t respect the conclusions of the Paris climate agreement,” Sarkozy said late Sunday on the TF1 television channel. “Well, I will demand that Europe put in place a carbon...
  • U.S. to push ahead on climate pact before Trump takes over: Kerry

    11/12/2016 7:15:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 12, 2016 | Charlotte Greenfield
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the Obama administration would do everything it could to implement a global agreement to combat climate change before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Kerry made the comments during a visit to New Zealand just before setting off to Marrakesh, Morocco to take part in climate talks between 200 nations. Donald Trump, who calls global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement, was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to a source on Trump's transition team. Kerry declined to speculate on...
  • Trump’s Climate Contrarian: Myron Ebell Takes On the E.P.A.

    11/11/2016 2:51:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | HENRY FOUNTAIN
    The mug-shot posters, pasted on walls and lampposts around Paris by an activist group during the United Nations climate talks last year, were hardly flattering. They depicted Myron Ebell, a climate contrarian, as one of seven “climate criminals” wanted for “destroying our future.” But in his customary mild-mannered way, Mr. Ebell, who directs environmental and energy policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian advocacy group in Washington, brushed it off. In looking for someone to follow through on his campaign vow to dismantle one of the Obama administration’s signature climate change policies, President-elect Donald J. Trump probably could not...
  • Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal - source

    11/12/2016 10:57:43 AM PST · by nhwingut · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/12/2016 | Valerie Volcovici and Alister Doyle
    Donald Trump is seeking quick ways of withdrawing from a global agreement to limit climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying widening international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Since the U.S. President-elect was chosen, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris Agreement at 200-nation climate talks running until Nov. 18 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

    11/11/2016 10:17:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | November 11, 2016 | Carole Landry, Andre Viollaz
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence on Friday that Donald Trump will shed the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change. Ban told AFP in an interview that he hopes to meet with the US president-elect in the coming weeks to explain how the United Nations expects the United States to “continue to work for humanity.” Trump won the US presidency on a platform that calls for closer ties with Russia, pulling out of the Paris climate deal, shaking up security alliances and questioning US funding...
  • Denmark to face 'significantly colder' winter

    11/10/2016 10:34:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 10 Nov 2016 10:24 GMT+01:00
    The calendar may not have officially turned to winter yet, but with snowfall and subzero temperatures having already arrived in Denmark, many are wondering what’s in store. According to the Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI) the answer is simple: cold. DMI released its quarterly prognosis this week and has warned that Denmark is in for a colder than normal winter. […] The colder-than-normal conditions will be caused by a high-pressure system expected over Siberia and Scandinavia which will result in fewer fronts crossing over Denmark from the west, which usually bring milder weather. DMI said that the fronts that do make...
  • Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition

    11/10/2016 7:35:03 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 264 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Sept 2016 | Robin Bravender
    Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump’s transition plans for EPA, the sources said. snip Ebell appears to relish criticism from the left. In a biography submitted when he testified before Congress, he listed among his recognitions that he had been featured in a Greenpeace “Field Guide to Climate Criminals,” dubbed a “misleader” on global warming by Rolling Stone and was the subject of a motion to censure in the British House of Commons after Ebell criticized the United Kingdom’s chief scientific adviser for his views on global...
  • Stockholm just had snowiest November day in 111 years

    11/10/2016 7:50:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 10 Nov 2016 12:35 GMT+01:00
    The Swedish capital had more snow than on any November day in a century. Stockholm was covered by at least 30 centimeters of snow early on Thursday morning, more than on any other November day since records began in 1905, according to national weather agency SMHI. The previous November record was set in 1985 when the snow was 29 centimeters thick—however, that does not even come close to the all-time record for Stockholm: 76 centimeters in March 1909. …
  • French warned over possible power cuts this winter

    11/09/2016 7:20:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 09 Nov 2016 17:12 GMT+01:00
    France may be hit by power shortages this winter, with almost one third of the country’s nuclear power plants out of action. It might be time to bring out the extra blankets at home. Grid operator RTE warned on Tuesday that it would have to take “exceptional measures” to keep the French warm this winter due to the fact that 20 of the country’s 58 nuclear power plants have been temporarily disconnected for safety checkups. These measures may include “short power cuts in certain areas of the country in order to continue providing electricity to homes during the winter period”,...
  • UN climate chief: No doubt world will shift to low emissions

    11/07/2016 5:27:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2016 7:52 AM EST | Karl Ritter
    Climate negotiators started work Monday on implementing the Paris Agreement on global warming amid uncertainty over how the U.S. election will impact the landmark deal as temperatures and greenhouse gases soar to new heights. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa told delegates in the rain-soaked Moroccan city of Marrakech that “no politician or citizen, no business manager or investor” can doubt that the world is determined to shift toward a “low-emission, resilient society.” So far, 100 countries have formally joined the agreement adopted last year in Paris, including top polluters China, the United States, the European Union and India. However, U.S....
  • Here’s how much of the Arctic you’re personally responsible for melting (LOL alert)

    11/03/2016 12:22:28 PM PDT · by dayglored · 33 replies
    Washington Post (what else??) ^ | Nov 3, 2016 | Brady Dennis
    Dirk Notz calculates that for every person who drives a car 1,000 miles or takes a round-trip flight from New York to London, three square meters (about 32 square feet) of sea ice vanishes from the Arctic. Researchers have long documented that human-fueled carbon dioxide emissions contribute to the overall warming of the planet — and, by extension, accelerate the diminishing of sea ice in the Arctic each year. But in a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, Notz and a colleague detail the complex set of calculations that allowed them to estimate how much Arctic sea ice melts...
  • NASA: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

    11/03/2016 6:44:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 49 replies
    NASA ^ | April 26, 2016
    http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3004.htmlNASA: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds April 26, 2016 From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25. An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or...
  • Honesty, RIP: Facts take a beating across US [AP hypocrisy barf]

    11/05/2016 3:49:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2016 5:01 PM EDT | Matt Sedensky
    Is this when it ends for that ancient ideal, the truth? Is this where it has come to die, victim of campaigns and conspiracies, politicians and internet trolls and the masses who swallow their rhetoric? Rest in peace, honesty? “The value of facts in a democracy has taken a beating,” said David Barrett, a political science professor at Villanova University. […] [Ohio University professor Kevin] Mattson said theories originating with left-leaning academics in France and elsewhere questioning whether anything can truly be known as fact began taking hold among American thinkers in the 1970s and 1980s. There is a connection...
  • PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL BECOMES INTERNATIONAL LAW

    11/04/2016 11:16:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016 | MICHAEL ASTOR
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday - a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even faster than scientists expected. So far, 96 countries, accounting for just over two-thirds of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have formally joined the accord, which seeks to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). More countries are expected to come aboard in the coming weeks and months.
  • 10:40 AM | Sun quiet again as it heads toward solar minimum

    11/02/2016 6:21:42 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 22 replies
    Vencore Weather ^ | October 31, 2016 | Meteorologist Paul Dorian
    Overview The sun has been completely spotless on 21 days in 2016 and it is currently featuring just one lonely sunspot region. In fact, on June 4th of this year, the sun went completely spotless for the first time since 2011 and that quiet spell lasted for about four days. Sunspot regions then reappeared for the next few weeks on a sporadic basis, but that was followed by several more completely spotless days on the surface of the sun. The increasingly frequent blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching and there will be an even...
  • The Real Reason Why Trump is Right and Hillary Wrong on Climate Change…

    10/30/2016 5:07:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/30/2016 | James Delingpole
    Probably the clearest point of ideological difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is “climate change.” One professes to agree with Al Gore that it’s a super-serial man-made problem. The other thinks it’s a joke. But these are more than just random positions adopted by maverick presidential candidates to please their more extreme voters. They are in fact expressions of one of the fundamental differences between the right and the left, which is reflected time and again in the polls: Conservatives, Libertarians and Republican voters are much, much more likely to think that man-made global warming is a problem than...
  • The Next ‘Little Ice Age’ Is Already Here, Russian Scientist Claims

    10/31/2016 10:56:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/31/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study by a prominent Russian astrophysicist claims the “new Little Ice Age” started at the end of 2015 due to low solar activity, kicking off decades of “deep cooling” in the latter half of the 21st Century. “As a result, the Earth has, and will continue to have, a negative average annual energy balance and a long-term adverse thermal condition,” Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, who is the head of space research for the Pulkovo Observatory at the Russian Academy of Sciences, wrote in a recent study. “The quasi-centennial epoch of the new Little Ice Age has started at the...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not...

    10/22/2016 8:02:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    FULL TITLE: CAUGHT ON TAPE: UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’ The United Nations has rejected the media credentials of three journalists from a conservative news outlet in Canada to the upcoming UN climate summit in Morocco in November. Nick Nuttall, a UN official, admitted in an October 18 CBC interview that The Rebel news outlet is being banned from attending the UN summit because of its skeptical reporting of the UN’s climate claims. Nuttall tried to justify the UN media ban by noting that The Rebel TV host Ezra Levant has called...
  • EPA Chief: ‘People Have to Start Living a Life That’s Commensurate with Reductions in Greenhouse

    10/27/2016 12:14:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/26/16 | Eric Scheiner
    full title....EPA Chief: ‘People Have to Start Living a Life That’s Commensurate with Reductions in Greenhouse Gases’...................... (CNSNews.com) -“People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse gases,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said while discussing the recent global deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in air-conditioning and refrigeration. During a social media discussion with Mashable last week, McCarthy said that fighting climate change will “not have to be just what government does, but it has to be what people do.” “People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse...
  • Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research

    10/24/2016 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2016 | ANDREW FOLLETT
    A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an investigation by The Daily Mail revealed. The UK government gave $11 million dollars to the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) in exchange for research that the organization reportedly never actually did. Many papers CCCEP claimed to have published to get government money weren’t about global warming, were written before the organization was even founded, or were written by researchers unaffiliated with CCCEP. The government never checked CCCEP’s supposed publication lists,...