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  • Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research

    10/24/2016 5:02:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 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,...
  • Navy Secretary: 'Norfolk Is at Risk' from 'Sea Level Rise'

    10/25/2016 7:27:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 25, 2016 | 8:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Norfolk is at risk over the next few decades if we don’t do something to slow down sea level rise,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a gathering in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval complex in the world, is located in southeastern Virginia. “All our bases are in some way or other at risk,” Mabus said. …
  • Paris withdraws plans for carbon tax on coal

    10/24/2016 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | By Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg | Journal de l'environnement | Translated By Samuel White
    Pressure from the miners’ and energy workers’ union CGT forced the French government to back down on extending the carbon tax to coal-fired power stations. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.French governments have always struggled to tax emissions from coal. In 2009, François Fillon had to abandon the idea after his plans were struck down by the Constitutional Council. This time, the plan has been sunk by the country’s biggest union of miners and energy workers. On 25 April, President François Hollande announced the introduction of a minimum quota price for greenhouse gas emissions from combustion power stations. “This price...
  • Earth faces another ICE AGE within 15 YEARS as Russian scientists discover Sun 'cooling'

    10/22/2016 7:04:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies ^ | 10/22/2016 | Sean Martin
    Experts say that solar activity as low as it currently is has not been seen since the mini-ice age that took place between 1645 and 1715 – a period known as the Maunder Minimum where the entire Thames froze over. A new model has allowed experts to predict solar activity with more accuracy than ever before and it suggests that magnetic activity will fall by 60 per cent between 2030 and 2040. The model looks at the Sun’s ’11-year heartbeat’ – the period it takes for magnetic activity to fluctuate. This cycle was first discovered some 173 years ago. However,...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks to Make 'Captain Planet' Movie

    10/20/2016 6:46:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 19, 2016 | 9:19 AM EDT | Mark Judge
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions are in talks to make a live action film adaptation of the early 1990s environmental cartoon “Captain Planet.” […] According to reporters Rebecca Ford and Borys Kit, “Sources say the story takes place years after the adventures of the show, with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him.” …
  • Great Barrier Reef Obituary Goes Viral, To The Horror Of Scientists

    10/15/2016 10:51:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 14, 2016 | Chris D'Angelo
    Dead and dying are two very different things. If a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their loved ones don't rush to write an obituary and plan a funeral. Likewise, species aren't declared extinct until they actually are. In a viral article entitled "Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)," however, writer Rowan Jacobsen proclaimed ― inaccurately and, we can only hope, hyperbolically ― that Earth's largest living structure is dead and gone.
  • Global deal reached to limit powerful greenhouse gases(Hurl fest!)

    10/15/2016 8:44:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and IGNATIUS SSUUNA
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Nearly 200 nations have reached a deal, announced Saturday morning after all-night negotiations, to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in a major effort to fight climate change. The talks on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, were called the first test of global will since the historic Paris Agreement to cut carbon emissions was reached last year. HFCs are described as the world's fastest-growing climate pollutant and are used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Experts say cutting them is the fastest way to reduce global warming. President Barack Obama, in a statement...
  • Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal

    10/14/2016 10:26:17 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 15, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. -snip-While the Paris agreement included pledges by nearly every country to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the fossil fuels that power vehicles, electric plants and factories, the new Kigali deal has a single target: chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.-snip-And while the Paris pledges are broad, they are also voluntary, often vague and dependent on the political will of future world...
  • Renewables costing German households ever more cash

    10/14/2016 9:50:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 14 Oct 2016 16:52 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Renewable energy companies have hiked up the prices consumers have to bear to cover their costs, leading to accusations the country’s “energy transition” is running out of control. Germans will be paying 8.3 percent more to subsidize the renewable energy industry in 2017, after grid operators announced that households will be paying 6.88 cents for every kilowatt hour of energy used to fund renewables. The previous subsidy was 6.35 cents per kilowatt hour, Bild reports. Germany has one of the most ambitious green energy policies in the world, the so-called Energiewende (energy transition), which aims to reduce its greenhouse gas...
  • Judge will let Exxon question climate-change investigation

    10/13/2016 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 13, 2016 7:19 PM EDT
    A federal judge has opened the way for Exxon Mobil Corp. to seek documents and question witnesses who may help the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey investigate whether the company hid what it knew about climate change. U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas said Thursday that critical comments Healey made at a news conference raised the possibility that she acted in “bad faith” by issuing a subpoena against the company. Healey and New York’s attorney general have accused Exxon of committing securities fraud by misleading investors and the public about what the company knew about the link between...
  • Al Gore, With Hillary Clinton, Stresses Voting and Climate

    10/11/2016 7:06:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    MIAMI—Former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday returned to the campaign trail in Florida, where his 537-vote loss cost him the White House in 2000, presenting himself as “exhibit A” on the importance of voting. “Please take it from me: Every single vote counts,” he told 1,600 people at a rally here with Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Mr. Gore reminded younger people in the audience that his loss to Republican George W. Bush was “very close”—so close that many Democrats believe the outcome would have been different if the Supreme Court hadn’t halted a recount of ballots.
  • Clinton: 'Hurricane Matthew Was Likely More Destructive Because of Climate Change'

    10/12/2016 9:45:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2016 | 5:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Of all the problems facing this nation, climate change is at the top, Democrat Hillary Clinton told a campaign rally in Miami, Florida on Tuesday. “And I will tell you this — it is one of the most important issues at stake in this election,” she said. Appearing with climate change activisit Al Gore — her husband’s vice president — Clinton capitalized on Florida’s recent brush with Hurricane Matthew, saying the storm was “likely more destructive because of climate change.” …
  • First US Offshore Wind Plant Costs $17,600 Per Home Powered

    10/12/2016 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    America’s first offshore wind power plant will cost about $17,600 dollars to build per home it will power. Three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, the wind farm is supposed to generate enough energy to power 17,000 homes, but will cost $300 million to build five turbines. This cost is just to build the turbines, not to operate them. The extremely high cost of offshore wind doesn’t worry environmentalists and progressives, however, because, as says about the project, “it’s the precedent that counts.” Despite the extremely high cost, federal officials want to power a whooping 23...
  • Campaigning With Hillary Clinton, Al Gore Warns of 'Climate Catastrophe' and Third-Party Risks

    10/11/2016 3:12:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Liz Kreutz Josh Haskell
    (Rest of Headline: and Third-Party Risks)[snip]“When it comes to the most urgent issue facing our country and the world, the choice in this election is extremely clear,” Gore told the crowd at Miami Dade University. “Hillary Clinton will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority. Her opponent based on the ideas that he has presented would take us towards a climate catastrophe.”
  • Scientists: Climate change made Hurricane Matthew stronger

    10/09/2016 11:38:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Craig Pittman
    You can't blame climate change for creating Hurricane Matthew. But two Florida scientists say you can blame a warmer world for making the storm get so strong so fast.Hurricanes and tropical storms gain their power from absorbing the heat of warm water. That's why hurricane season runs from June to November, when the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are at their warmest. This year, global temperature readings are setting new records every month, so that 2016 is on track to be the warmest year ever. "Ocean temperatures are playing a big role in that," said...
  • World Leaders Try to Ban Another Greenhouse Gas

    10/10/2016 12:49:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies ^ | Oct. 10, 2016 | Robynne Boyd
    Eliminating refrigerants known as HFCs could prevent a leap in global warming After being directed for almost 30 years at substances that destroy ozone, the Montreal Protocol will for the first time target a group of greenhouse gases. Beginning today in Kigali, Rwanda, member states of the United Nations are finalizing the terms of what could be the largest commitment to reducing global warming since the Paris Agreement on climate last December. Delegates are likely to take till the meeting’s final day on Oct. 14 to hammer out the knotty details of an amendment to the protocol. Ideally, the...
  • July 21, 2010: Two More Massage Therapists Accuse Al Gore of Sexual Assault

    10/11/2016 1:07:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 38 replies
    National Enquirer via Business Insider ^ | 21 July 2010 11:04am | Katya Wachtel
    (2010) Former Vice President Al Gore has been hit by new allegations of sexual assault. This time, it's two more massage therapists bringing the charges. The former VP is already in hot water, fighting abuse claims in Portland, where another masseuse said Gore groped her in '06
  • Hillary Clinton, Al Gore holding campaign rally at Miaimi Dade College (Rapist Bill Protest)

    10/11/2016 1:18:33 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    WSVN 7 News Miami ^ | October 11, 2016 | Lorena Estrada
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, alongside Former Vice President Al Gore, are holding a campaign rally at Miami Dade College’s Kendall campus, Tuesday afternoon.
  • France sees first snowfalls of season as cold snap bites

    10/11/2016 8:55:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 11 Oct 2016 14:37 GMT+02:00
    While it may seem like only yesterday that you were enjoying a cold glass of white wine on a sunny terrace, a winter chill is spreading across the country. Yes, it’s already snowing in (some parts) of France — and there’s a storm brewing too. France’s weather agency Météo France predicted “fairly significant snowfall” in the French Alps as a storm passes across the country on Wednesday and Thursday. The storm will also bring some serious rainfall further west, especially in Languedoc and the Cévennes, as well as in the mountains of Corsica. …
  • South sees first snowfall of season as cold bite sets in [Germany]

    10/11/2016 7:30:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 11 Oct 2016 09:25 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    It seems like just days since we were lapping up glorious summer sun, but on Monday residents of southern Germany were strolling through the snow. A low pressure which has spread over most of the country will push temperatures down into the minus figures over the next couple of nights, the German Weather Service (DWD) predicts. […] Already on Monday, hikers on the Feldberg in the Black Forest were strolling through fresh snow. …
  • What?? NBC’s Ron Allen Thinks Climate Deal Is ‘Designed to Stop’ Storms Like Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 8:48:11 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Speaking on MSNBC Live to host Kate Snow, Allen first gushed about how the President “believes so deeply in protecting the environment” that the deal marks “one of the most significant aspects of his legacy” before bringing in Hurricane Matthew as a intriguing “practical matter.” It was "what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces...
  • EPA issues 50-state climate warning, flood, drought, 'insect outbreaks'

    10/06/2016 10:09:46 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/16 12:34 PM | By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard)
    The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday unveiled its new online tool to help local officials deal with climate change, and it warns that no state in the nation is safe from disaster. The "Climate Change Adaptation Resource Center," or "ARC-X," provides a map that break the country into eight regions and every single one comes with a threatening warning and long list of threats to human life. "From floods and droughts to dangerous heat islands and other public health effects, communities are facing the very real impacts of climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in unveiling the portal. While the...
  • UN makes power play against Trump

    10/06/2016 3:32:00 AM PDT · by kimtom · 53 replies ^ | 10/05/16 | Devin Henry
    International governments have made a power play against Donald Trump by ratifying an international climate deal earlier than expected, effectively preventing him from “canceling” the deal as he has promised to do. The European Union’s Tuesday decision to join the Paris climate deal will push the deal over the threshold for ratification; it will formally take effect in 30 days. That means Trump, should he be elected president in November, could not “cancel” or renegotiate the terms of the agreement. President Obama committed the United States to reduce its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 as part...
  • Removing CO2 From the Air Only Hope for Fixing Climate Change, New Study Says

    10/06/2016 9:18:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | ZAHRA HIRJI
    The only way to keep young people from inheriting a world reeling from catastrophic climate change is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions dramatically and immediately, according to a new paper. Not only that, but it's also necessary to aggressively remove greenhouse gas that's already accumulated. "If rapid emission reductions are initiated soon, it is still possible that at least a large fraction of required CO2 extraction can be achieved via relatively natural agricultural and forestry practices with other benefits," the authors wrote. "On the other hand, if large fossil fuel emissions are allowed to continue, the scale and cost of...
  • UN makes power play against Trump

    10/05/2016 11:21:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | Devin Henry
    International governments have made a power play against Donald Trump by ratifying an international climate deal earlier than expected, effectively preventing him from “canceling” the deal as he has promised to do.  The European Union’s Tuesday decision to join the Paris climate deal will push the deal over the threshold for ratification; it will formally take effect in 30 days.  That means Trump, should he be elected president in November, could not “cancel” or renegotiate the terms of the agreement. President Obama committed the United States to reduce its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025 as part...
  • Obama: Paris Climate Accord Best Possible Shot to 'Save' Planet

    10/05/2016 2:02:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | NBCNews and Reuters
    A sweeping global agreement to combat climate change by shifting the world economy away from fossil fuels will take force next month after passing a threshold for ratification on Wednesday with support from European nations. President Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden, called the "Paris Agreement" potentially a "turning point" for our planet. "This gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we've got," Obama said. Addressing climate change has been a core goal for the president and netting the Paris climate deal is considered a critical part of his environmental policy legacy. "One the reasons I...
  • Hydropower is new source of greenhouse gases, says new study

    10/02/2016 7:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    American Bazaar ^ | October 2, 2016 | (AB Wire)
    Hydropower has always been touted as a clean source of generating electricity, despite of the facts that it displaces thousands of people from their natural abodes, destroys their lives and livelihoods and submerges huge amounts of lands and forests. Now, a new study claims that it is also accelerating global warming. […] The study is done by Washington State University the has found that during times of drawdown — a period in which the water level behind a dam is rapidly lowered — temperate reservoirs can produce up 20 times more methane than normal. …
  • People in Switzerland ‘fly too much’ says environment body

    10/01/2016 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2016 11:00 GMT+02:00
    People in Switzerland travel by plane twice as much as their neighbors and should cut down on flights to help the environment, according to a spokesperson for the Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Pierrette Rey was speaking at a summit of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, where representatives of 191 countries gathered to agree an initiative aimed at controlling emissions and carbon offsetting in the airline industry. So far 63 countries have opted to join the plan, WWF said. But according to Rey, WWF fears the voluntary agreement won’t do enough to protect the environment and...
  • Fake Nobel Laureate Uses Super PAC To Attack Trump On Global Warming

    09/28/2016 12:07:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept.28, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A handful of scientists are using a super PAC to get their colleagues to align against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his “embrace of conspiracy theories, anti-science attitudes, and disregard for experts.” “We urge our peers to join us in making it clear that Mr. Trump’s statements are not only at odds with scientific reality, but represent a dangerous rejection of scientific thinking,” reads an online petition started by anthropologist Eugenie Scott on the website of Not Who We Are PAC. Scott, who made her name fighting against teaching creationism in schools, joined up with Penn State University climate...
  • Global warming milestone as scientists warn Earth has passed carbon tipping point 'for good'

    09/28/2016 2:41:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | CHEYENNE MACDONALD
    Atmospheric carbon dioxide has reached a historic threshold as levels remain above 400 parts per million through the end of September – the point in which values typically drop to their lowest. Climate scientists now warn that it’s ‘almost impossible’ that these numbers will fall next month, and likely won’t dip below 400ppm in the foreseeable future. While there may be brief, daily events in which the levels fall short of this amount, monthly values are set to keep climbing as the ‘rising half of the cycle’ begins, when carbon dioxide could even break 410 ppm.~SNIP~CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY CAUSING...
  • Surge in electric cars could strain energy grid, warns EU agency

    10/01/2016 10:29:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 30, 2016 | James Crisp
    The large scale roll-out of electric cars on EU roads will help fight climate change but more electricity will have to be generated to power the vehicles which, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned, could have its own impact on global warming. The European Environment Agency this week said that larger numbers of electric vehicles will not be enough to make to the transition to a low-carbon economy. The EU’s transport sector still depends on oil for 94% of its energy needs. The reductions in carbon dioxide emissions in road transport gained from the scaling-up of electric vehicles would...
  • Enjoy Earth While It Lasts: Atmospheric Carbon Levels Pass the Point of No Return (RUH ROH!)

    09/29/2016 7:03:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 9/28/2016 | Mac McCann
    The bad news: Earth's climate change problem just passed a point of no return. Atmospheric carbon levels have passed 400 parts per million, and they won't return to more environment-friendly levels "ever again for the indefinite future." The good news? Oh, wait, no. Sorry. We're pretty screwed. Carbon dioxide just hit its annual minimum at Mauna Loa Observatory and failed to dip below 400 ppm — Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) September 28, 2016 We already knew it was bad. After all, in the last 20 years, humanity destroyed 1.27 million square miles—10 percent—of the Earth's wilderness. Climate change has "devastated"...
  • Judges must understand: climate rules are irrational

    09/30/2016 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Tom Harris
    Most people across the world do not care about climate change On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the litigation over President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). If implemented, CPP regulations will require states to develop and bring into force plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. Arguments against the CPP focussed primarily on its questionable legality. However, the ten judges considering the case should also keep in mind that the rules are pointless. No matter what one believes about the causes of climate change, the...
  • Appeals court considers Obama’s climate change plan

    09/27/2016 7:06:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow and Brady Dennis
    President Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming was alternately lauded as a reasonable attempt to move the nation toward cleaner energy sources and faulted as an unconstitutional, job-killing power grab during seven hours of vigorous legal arguments Tuesday. With the Clean Power Plan’s future on the line, a 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struggled to discern whether the proposal goes too far in trying to compel power plants to cut carbon-dioxide emissions. The Obama administration contends it merely used its authority to nudge the industry in a direction many companies...
  • Europe pushes to further curb aviation emissions

    09/26/2016 11:22:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 27, 2016 0:50 | Jorge Valero
    Member states will conduct a last-ditch offensive on a proposal to limit CO2 gases emitted by aircraft during the International Civil Aviation Organization conference in Montreal opening on Tuesday (27 September). The 191 members of the UN body responsible for air transport are expected to adopt a global market-based mechanism to achieve carbon-neutral growth for the aviation sector from 2020 onwards. The number of passengers flying each year is expected to double by 2035, surpassing 6.5 billion travelers. …
  • Mother Theresa, The Environment, and The Poor in India,

    09/23/2016 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 23, 2016 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Early this month, Mother Theresa was canonized as Saint Theresa by Pope Francis in a celebrated canonization ceremony in Vatican City. At this juncture, the same poor people in Calcutta (now Kolkata), whom she served with her life, face a different kind of threat to their lives—energy poverty caused by radical environmental policies. Sadly, these policies are supported by Pope Francis himself. People from all walks of life, including those from various faiths, have celebrated the life of Mother Theresa over the past decades. For them, her work of charity and her heart for the poor far outweighed her religious...
  • BABIES cause global warming, claims professor in shock new book

    09/24/2016 7:14:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Express-UK ^ | September 24, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    Dr Travis Rieder, a moral philosophy professor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, claims reducing the number of babies born each year could save the world. . . “If you're Catholic, and you're really going to stare climate change in the face, refuse contraception, and continue to have sex anyway, there's the foreseeable outcome that you will have more children than average. “Well, then you really better be doing your darnedest in all sorts of other ways. When you make that choice, there's a cost. You have to pay for it in some way.”
  • Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

    09/23/2016 10:05:00 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 22, 2016 | September 22, 2016
    Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” reads the report by economist James Wallace, climatologist...
  • At UN, Cardinal Parolin outlines Vatican 'foreign policy'

    09/23/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | September 22, 2016
    In a September 22 address to the UN General Assembly, the Vatican's Secretary of State offered an overview of the Holy See's concerns about world affairs. Cardinal Pietro Parolin opened his remarks by welcoming the approval by international leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris accord on climate change. He went on to say, however, that these goals cannot realistically be reached without significant changes in the world's economic systems. Specifically, he spoke of the "ecological debt" that wealthy nations should pay to the needy, and the need for "alternative financial systems capable of ensuring that financial resources...
  • The ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World, Study Finds(WUT!)

    09/22/2016 9:36:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 9/22/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, according to a new report by climate researchers. Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.” They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.” “These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt...
  • Scientists tell Donald Trump: Climate change is real

    09/21/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 106 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/20/16 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Scientists to Trump: Human-caused climate change is real — and don’t mess with the hard-won Paris Agreement. That’s the message of a new letter co-drafted by a prominent Bay Area climate scientist and signed by 375 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, including famed physicist Stephen Hawking, biologist E.O. Wilson and 30 Nobel Prize winners.
  • WaPo: Trump Will Bring ‘Climate Catastrophe’

    09/20/2016 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    If you vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, you’re voting in favor of “climate catastrophe,” according to liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. “Anyone who takes climate change seriously had better do everything possible to keep Donald Trump out of the White House,” Robinson wrote in a recent op-ed on why Trump would be bad for the fight against global warming. “Global warming is affecting weather patterns worldwide,” Robinson wrote.
  • Cow Fart Regulation Passed Into California Law

    09/20/2016 12:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 19, 2016
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that regulates emissions from dairy cows and landfills for the first time as California broadens its efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based greenhouse gases. Brown’s move Monday targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere.
  • Why a Donald Trump Victory Could Make Climate Catastrophe Inevitable

    09/17/2016 4:47:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | MICHAEL KLARE
    In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement—already endorsed by most nations—should be a complete no-brainer. That it isn't tells you a great deal about our world. Global geopolitics and the possible rightward lurch of many countries (including a potential deal-breaking election in the United States that could put a climate denier in the White House) spell bad news for the fate of the Earth. It's worth exploring how this might come to be. Such nationalistic exceptionalism could become...
  • Kerry: Climate Change Skeptics Believe 'Extra Water is Just Going to Spill Over the Sides of…' [tr]

    09/16/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 16, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Secretary of State John Kerry says, climate change skeptics believe that with “the melting of the ice and the rise of sea level, all that extra water is just going to spill over the sides of a flat Earth.” Kerry made the comments Wednesday at the Global Fishing Watch reception in Washington, D.C. “We now have the highest rate of increase of acidity in the ocean in 50 million years,” Kerry said. “And believe it or not, scientists have the ability to measure that. And that acidity changes the capacity of particularly crustaceans to be able to grow.” …
  • Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic

    09/15/2016 7:49:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 15 Sep 2016 09:00 GMT+02:00
    Nicolas Sarkozy, who is fighting to regain the presidency that he lost to François Hollande in 2012, has finally come out of the closet as a climate skeptic. Speaking in front of business leaders, Sarkozy, a candidate for Les Republicains party primary in November, told them that man alone was not to blame for climate change. “Climate has been changing for four billion years,” the former president said according to AFP. “Sahara has become a desert; it isn’t because of industry. You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.” …
  • Workers will lose jobs in green revolution, admits EU’s energy boss

    09/12/2016 9:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09/13/2016 | James Crisp
    Workers will lose their jobs as Europe shifts to a green economy, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has admitted, amid warnings the world faces political and economic turmoil not witnessed since the 1930s. Šefčovič made an impassioned plea for national governments to make sure that no one was thrown on the scrapheap of the green revolution. But, he added, “climate change is here and it poses an imminent danger.” “We should not create obstacles by not taking good care of people who may be intimidated by this transformation,” he said before calling for social programs such as retraining those made...
  • Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

    09/11/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | 09/11/2016 | Travis N. Rieder,
    NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?,” which summarized my published views that we ought to consider adopting a “small family ethic” and even pursuing fertility reduction efforts in response to the threat from climate change. ... Perhaps many of us in rich countries (the “us” who might be reading this) will be largely protected from these early harms; but that doesn’t make them less real to the vulnerable citizens of, say, Bangladesh, Kiribati or the Maldives. In fact, it...
  • Hillary Clinton Blames Climate Change for Hurricane Hermine

    09/06/2016 4:37:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton said climate change was to blame for Hurricane Hermine during a campaign rally Tuesday in Tampa, Florida, warning more storms would come. “Another threat to our country is climate change,” she said. “2015 was the hottest year on record, and the science is clear. It’s real. It’s wreaking havoc on communities across America. Last week’s hurricane was another reminder of the devastation that extreme weather can cause, and I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hermine.”
  • Is Obama Worried About A Global Warming Apocalypse?

    09/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The New York Times’ multi-part series profiling President Barack Obama’s legacy on global warming reveals the president is a fan of a book on how “climate change and overpopulation” could cause modern civilization to collapse. Obama was apparently a fan of Jared Diamond’s 2005 book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” which “explored the environmental changes that wiped out ancient societies like Easter Island and discussed how modern equivalents like climate change and overpopulation could yield the same destruction,” according to NYT. An Obama aide told NYT he “recalled” the president mentioning Diamond’s book. Diamond is also the...