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  • Pope urges world to tackle migration crisis with 'love'

    10/16/2017 7:06:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 16 October 2017 14:23 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis marked UN World Food Day on Monday with a call for world governments to act together to fight the hunger, conflicts and climate change driving mass migration from the developing to the industrialized world. In a speech to the global body’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Francis said love rather than pity should be placed at the heart of international development efforts, and threw his weight behind efforts in the UN to negotiate a global accord on managed, safe migration. “Is it too much to ask to think of inserting the concept of love into the...
  • Marin Voice: Toll road is the only practical solution for Highway 37

    10/15/2017 4:16:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jerry Meral
    Highway 37 began life as a private toll road, and was later converted to a state highway. But climate change and sea-level rise will doom the road unless something is done. For the short term, the ridiculous two-lane section between Sears Point and Vallejo needs to be widened to match the rest of the road, which is four lanes. Wetlands surrounding the road also need to be restored. It would be reasonable to use some toll money for wetlands restoration, in part to mitigate the effects of construction. Even with the new funding approved by the Legislature by raising the...
  • Trump Ends Obama-era War on Coal; Scraps Clean Power Plan

    10/14/2017 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Associatoin of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 13, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13 – “The ‘climate changers’ came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan. But, America has the world’s largest reserves of coal—an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of reasons, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].Weber says that extreme restrictions on the use of coal to generate electricity “acted like a national energy tax. They minimized the positive impact of our lowest cost and...
  • The Obama EPA’s Crooked Prosecutors

    10/14/2017 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Suppose a crooked prosecutor framed someone and was determined to get a conviction. So he built an entire case on tainted, circumstantial evidence, and testimony from witnesses who had their reasons for wanting the guy in jail. Suppose the prosecutor ignored or hid exculpatory evidence and colluded with the judge to prevent the defendant from presenting a robust defense or cross-examining adverse witnesses. You know what would happen – at least in a fair and just society. The victim would be exonerated and compensated. The prosecutor and judge would be disbarred, fined and jailed. What you may not know is...
  • Germany at huge risk of missing 2020 climate targets, government figures show

    10/13/2017 6:31:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 October 2017 15:32 CEST+02:00
    The German government is still striving to reduce climate-damaging emissions below the level it was in 1990 by 40 percent. But according to internal calculations by the Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU) recently submitted to Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) newspaper, hard-working power plants and dirty diesel may ruin the government’s ambitious plans. Just a year ago, the German government had predicted a 2020 figure of between 37 and 40 percent. But in May, when the government had to send updated data to Brussels, a maximum of 35.7 percent was reported. And even this figure is now proving to be too...
  • Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

    10/13/2017 6:17:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 13, 2017
    All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food. It is the second bad season in five years after no chicks survived in 2015.
  • Gov. Brown: Climate Change Contributes To Catastrophic California Wildfires

    10/12/2017 8:48:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/11/17
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Jerry Brown warns that catastrophic wildfires will keep ripping through the state as the climate warms. **SNIP** He said a warming climate has contributed to catastrophic wildfires. “That’s the way it is with a warming climate, dry weather and reducing moisture.” said Brown. “These kind of catastrophes have happened and they’ll continue to happen, and we have to be prepared to do everything we can to mitigate.” The governor has positioned himself as a leader in the fight against climate change.
  • Mr. Trump Nails Shut the Coffin on Climate Relief

    10/11/2017 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 10, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    The Trump administration formally proposed on Tuesday to roll back yet another of President Barack Obama’s efforts to position the United States as a global leader in the fight against climate change. The move, though widely anticipated, was deeply disheartening. All this is infuriating on several levels. It repeated the same false narrative that congressional Republicans have been peddling for years and that Mr. Trump’s minions are peddling now — that environmental regulations are job killers, that restraining greenhouse gas emissions will damage the economy, that the way forward lies in digging more coal and punching more holes in the...
  • Change political climate to address environment

    10/09/2017 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 9, 2017 | by Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Shane Robinson (D-MD)
    The arrival of record-shattering hurricanes, forest fires in the West the size of Maryland, and collapsing glaciers makes something clear to anyone not in a state of ideological denial: Humanity is in a fight for its survival, and if we have any hope of saving ourselves from endless climate disasters, we must radically change the political climate first. With no time left to debate the delusional dogmas of climate denialism, we must develop policies to break quickly and permanently from the carbon economy and invest in renewable energy and a far more resilient national infrastructure. It's not too late to...
  • Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

    10/09/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 9/10/17 | Michael Biesecker and Adam Beam
    HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration's move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Speaking Monday in the coal-mining state of Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would be issuing a new set of rules overriding the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's drive to curb global climate change. "The war on coal is over," Pruitt declared, adding that no federal agency should ever use its authority to "declare war on any sector of our...
  • Cracker plant creates controversy (Ethane cracking, not saltines) [600 jobs in Pennsylvania]

    10/05/2017 12:28:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Pitt News ^ | October 5, 2017 | Remy Samuels
    Despite the promise of creating 600 permanent jobs, the ethane cracker plant being built about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh by car continues to face scrutiny from environmental groups. Shell Chemical Appalachia decided in 2012 that Beaver County would be the site of a new $6 billion plant to manufacture plastics. Shell chose the Beaver County location because of its proximity to natural gas supplies and because the majority of North American polyethylene — the most common plastic — customers are in a 700-mile radius of Pittsburgh. In a statement published on its website, Shell said it expects to employ...
  • Climate Change "Denialists" Should Be Imprisoned

    03/17/2014 3:23:33 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 62 replies
    TheConversation.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Lawrence Torcello
    Is misinformation about the climate criminally negligent? Lawrence Torcello, PHILOSPHY professor thinks so. "The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. With such high stakes, an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent.
  • Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

    09/29/2017 12:45:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    futurism.com ^ | September 28, 2017 | Karla Lant
    Branson along with Bill Gates, Cargill, and Kimball Musk, backed the Memphis Meats clean-meat startup in its $17 million Series A round, which went on to raise in excess of $22 million. Memphis Meats will join a cadre of sustainable food businesses such as the three Israeli companies — Meat the Future, Future Meat Technologies, and SuperMeat — which will supply food to China as part of a $300 million deal. Branson, who gave up meat in 2014, appears to be investing in alignment with his beliefs and predictions about the future, all while trying to act against the deforestation...
  • Kaepernick donates $25,000 to group honoring convicted cop-killer

    09/29/2017 5:53:14 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 September 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Colin Kaepernick started out taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, but his activism has since expanded to encompass a wide range of leftist causes, including a group named after a convicted cop-killer. The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated in April $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago “direct action” resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster. The grant includes $2,500 for CopWatch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police, and $15,000 for teen training, part of the...
  • U.S. Courts Taking Climate Change Seriously

    09/28/2017 6:35:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | September 28, 2017 | by Robert Thorson
    Hallelujah! The third branch of the federal government, the appointed judicial branch, is finally getting serious about climate science. No longer can the elected executive branch and the elected legislative branches cave in to popular pressure to avoid the inconvenient truth that climate change adaptations will be hugely expensive. My hope is that the lawsuits that will surely follow Hurricanes Maria, Jose, Irma and Harvey will help normalize the idea that "government can be legally accountable for failure to prevent foreseeable harms to its citizens." That quote comes from a hot-off-the-press column published in the Sept. 8 issue of Science,...
  • Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps

    09/28/2017 6:25:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Inside Climate News ^ | September 28, 2017 | BY BOB BERWYN
    When winter sets in, "polar vortex" becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It's enough to send shivers even before the first blast of bitter cold arrives. New research shows that some northern regions have been getting hit with these extreme cold spells more frequently over the past four decades, even as the planet as a whole has warmed. While it may seem counterintuitive, the scientists believe these bitter cold snaps are connected to the warming of the Arctic and the effects that that warming is having on the winds of the stratospheric polar vortex, high...
  • Maryland suing EPA on power plant pollution in other states

    09/27/2017 4:03:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2017 5:05 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a petition requiring power plants in five upwind states to reduce pollution, the state’s attorney general and an official in Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration said Wednesday. The Hogan administration says 70 percent of Maryland’s ozone problem originates in upwind states. Maryland petitioned the EPA in November for a finding that 36 power plant units in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are emitting air pollution affecting Maryland in violation of the Clean Air Act’s “good neighbor provision.” In January, the EPA issued a six-month extension to...
  • Jerry Brown Wants to Impose ‘China-Style’ Ban on Combustion Engine Cars

    09/27/2017 12:07:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 27, 2016 | ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    California’s Governor Jerry Brown visited China recently and came home with a radical new idea: banning the internal combustion engine in automobiles sold in what is already the greenest state in the nation.
  • Danish windmills set all-time record for lowest single day production

    09/27/2017 6:19:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 25 September 2017 19:40 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s booming wind industry has set a number of impressive records in recent years. From wind turbines accounting for the highest proportion of domestic electricity use ever produced in any country, to having the first windmill to ever pass the 100 million kWh mark or setting a record for the lowest price on wind power, Denmark’s windmills have often been the envy of the world. But last week, the nation’s fleet of windmills set a record of another kind. Broadcaster DR reported on Monday that final figures have revealed that September 18th was the least productive day in the history...
  • Ontario joins California’s market to sell pollution credits

    09/23/2017 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | 4:01 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017
    California on Friday expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of California’s cap-and-trade program, which aims to reduce carbon pollution over time by capping emissions and requiring companies to obtain permits to pollute. Quebec is already part of the market. California is aiming to reduce emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The two Canadian provinces have similar or stricter goals. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the agreement Friday in Quebec at a meeting with officials of both provinces, capping off...