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  • Bearded Dragons Are Dumber Because of Climate Change

    11/22/2017 8:07:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 21, 2017 | By Christie Wilcox
    Many species, including humans, struggle to survive when temperatures rise too high. But even small increases can affect animals, causing subtle changes in physiology or behavior that alter how they fare. For some lizards, the effects of heat may, somewhat literally, be a no-brainer. A new study published in Royal Society Open Science has found that a temperature increase on the scale expected from climate change can make bearded dragons dumber. Bearded dragons are Australian lizards that have become popular as pets, and like other reptiles, they’re not as dumb as they might seem. “Reptiles were long considered to be...
  • John Ward: Climate change inaction betrays Constitution’s goals

    11/22/2017 8:00:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Gainsville Sun ^ | November 23, 2017 | by John Ward
    The U.S. Constitution lists six goals. The intent to form a more perfect union is undermined by our current political divisiveness. The other five are crippled by our failure to address global warming: 1. Establish justice: Ethnic minorities and the poor suffer most from pollution caused by mining, refining and burning carbon fuels, and are most hurt by global warming they increasingly cause. 2. Ensure domestic tranquility: Multiple studies show that heat increases violence by both individuals and quarreling groups. 3. Provide for the common defense: As early as 2003, the military recognized the dangers climate change poses to world...
  • Censoring Climate Change

    11/22/2017 7:52:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | By TOLY RINBERG and ANDREW BERGMAN
    The Trump administration is making it harder to find government information about climate change on the web. If you searched Google for the words “climate change” a little over six months ago, one of the first hits would have been the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. But that was before April 28, when the agency began systematically dismantling its climate change website, which had survived Democratic and Republican administrations and was a leading source of information on a global problem that the president, as a candidate, labeled “a hoax.” If you search those words today, a link to the E.P.A. site...
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 7:58:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • Global climate action must be gender equal

    11/15/2017 7:17:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Hilda Heine
    Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality. The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting colonialism and injustice for a long time. They bore the brunt of the long term effects of nuclear testing, and women leaders like Lijon Eknilang and Darlene Keju-Johnson brought these issues to the international stage. For women, fighting for justice – including climate justice – can be downright dangerous. Last year was one of the deadliest for...
  • Ireland will be hit with snow in the coming weeks

    11/14/2017 9:17:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 13, 2017 02:18 PM | Irish Central Staff
    A late-November freeze is predicted for Ireland and the UK, and snow is also likely on the way in the coming weeks for the region. According to weather experts, this winter could be one of the coldest on record for Ireland. Snow showers will “engulf” Ireland and the UK in late November, according to a forecast chart on the Express. Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said: “Apart from some cold snaps, the first half of November is looking relatively average for the time of year with some milder periods. However, during the second half of the month there is a...
  • Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant for contributing to climate change

    11/14/2017 8:32:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2017 | by Agence France-Presse
    A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory on Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, the higher regional court in the western city of Hamm said Saul Luciano Lliuya’s demand for damages from RWE was “admissible”, paving the way for the case to proceed. Luciano argues that RWE, as one of the world’s top emitters of climate-altering carbon dioxide, must share in the cost of protecting his hometown Huaraz...
  • Environmentalists take Norway to court over Arctic drilling

    11/14/2017 7:45:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 14 November 2017 13:35 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Representatives for Norway’s government appeared in an Oslo court on Tuesday after environmental groups including Greenpeace brought a case over drilling in the Arctic. Greenpeace, along with environmentalist youth group Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth), has sued the Norwegian state over licenses it awarded in 2016 for oil prospecting in the Barents Sea. The Scandinavian country is western Europe’s biggest oil producer. A third group, called the Grandparents Climate Campaign, has also joined the case against the state. The plaintiffs accuse Norway of violating the Paris Agreement on climate change and a section of the country’s constitution amended in...
  • US withdrawal will not stop Paris Agreement: Danish PM Rasmussen

    11/14/2017 7:09:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 14 November 2017 12:14 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Denmark and other countries are determined to see through the 2015 Paris climate agreement, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said as environment ministers from 190 countries met in the German city of Bonn on Tuesday at the UN’s COP23 climate summit. Much of the discussion at the summit will revolve around US President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this year that his country — which the world’s second-largest carbon dioxide emissions — would pull out of the December 2015 agreement. But other countries are determined to see the agreement through, regardless of the message sent by the United States, according...
  • Winter is here! Polar air brings storms, sleet and snow [Germany]

    11/11/2017 10:09:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 November 2017 16:18 CET+01:00 | Anja Samy
    The first snows of the season have begun to fall in Germany, as a cold front from the north moves across the country, bringing heavy rain, storms and snowfall at regions over 1,000 meters. The cold polar air has reached the north of Germany and is moving south, bringing heavy showers and the possibility of sleet and one or two storms, DWD predicts. Temperatures will reach highs of 5°C to 11°C, and most of the country will have cloudy skies throughout the day on Friday. There will be a fresh west wind with strong gusts in the north and particularly...
  • NASA Discovers Mantle Plume Almost as Hot as Yellowstone Supervolcano That's Melting Antarctica

    11/09/2017 3:47:05 AM PST · by smileyface · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Hannah Osborne
    A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath. Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.
  • Trump environment nominees pressed on federal climate report

    11/08/2017 3:29:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2017 3:52 PM EST | Michael Biesecker
    President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his top environmental adviser said Wednesday she is unconvinced by a new U.S. government assessment reaffirming that manmade carbon emissions are the primary cause of climate change. Kathleen Hartnett White testified before a Senate committee weighing her confirmation as chair of the Council on Environmental Quality at the White House. White, who is from Texas, reiterated her view that carbon dioxide is a “plant nutrient,” not a pollutant. Pressed by Democrats about the specific evidence linking carbon emissions to global warming, White grew visibly flustered. “I am not a scientist, but in my...
  • Trump not invited to Paris December climate change summit for now, says France

    11/07/2017 7:15:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2017 | Staff
    PARIS - U.S. President Donald Trump, who pulled his country out of the 2015 Paris climate change deal, is “for the time being” not invited to a climate change summit due to be held in the French capital in December, an official in President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. Over a hundred countries, as well as non governmental organizations, have been invited for the Dec.12 summit. “The United States have a bit of a special status for that summit,” the official said.
  • Paul McCartney: Trump's Refusal to Recognize Climate Change Is 'Madness'

    11/07/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2017 | By Ryan Reed
    Paul McCartney criticized President Trump's lax attitude toward climate change in a new interview with the BBC. "You've got someone like Trump who says that it [climate change] is just a hoax," he said. "A lot of people like myself think that's just madness." "It's maybe a good time now to try and focus people's attention and say, 'Look, forget about [Trump] – we can do something,'" he said. "It's not the total solution, but it's part of the solution. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time but there's resistance."
  • World needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican

    11/04/2017 9:27:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 04, 2017 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown challenged the world’s religious leaders to further engage as he minimized the negative effects of President Donald Trump on meeting the climate-change challenge. “The Trump factor is very small, very small indeed,” in comparison to the commitments taking place around the world, Brown said to a burst of applause Saturday at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. “That’s nothing to cheer about, because if it was only Trump that was a problem, we’d have it solved. But that’s not our only problem.
  • U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials

    11/03/2017 8:28:06 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 72 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com ^ | 11/03/2017 | By LISA FRIEDMAN and GLENN THRUSH
    WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization.
  • Trump takes a knee?

    11/03/2017 11:30:32 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/3/17 | nyt
    They just took it down, but there was a banner atop the NT Times front page that said, "Breaking News. The White House has stated they believe humans cause global warning." I kid you not.
  • Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high: UN

    11/01/2017 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement. “Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years,” the World Meteorological Organization said. “Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Niño event,” it said. The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency’s...
  • Religious freedom for Muslims: the AfD have picked their first fight in the Bundestag

    11/01/2017 5:47:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 1 November 2017 11:41 CET+01:00 | Jörg Luyken
    The new German parliament only met for the first time at the end of October and already the first impasse has been reached. The other parties are refusing to accept the Alternative for Germany (AfD) nominee for Bundestag vice-president. Is this petulance or principle? […] According to a law passed in 1994, each party represented in the parliament gets to have a deputy Bundestag President. The vice-BPs meet with the BP every week to discuss issues which affect the running of the parliament. […] As their candidate for vice-BP, they nominated Albrecht Glaser, a 75-year-old veteran local politician from Frankfurt....
  • Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members

    10/31/2017 9:51:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 9:40 PM EDT | Michael Biesecker
    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on science and public health issues with new board members holding more diverse views. In announcing the changes, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested many previously appointed to the panels were potentially biased because they had received federal research grants. The 22 boards advise EPA on a wide range of issues, including drinking water standards and pesticide safety. “Whatever science comes out of EPA shouldn’t be political science,” said Pruitt, a Republican lawyer who previously served as the attorney general of Oklahoma....