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  • Study: Climate Change Could Steal Picture-Perfect Days

    01/18/2017 6:52:18 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/18/17 | AP
    Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nicer weather. “It’s the type of weather where you can go outside and do something fun,” said...
  • For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record (More LibLies)

    01/18/2017 9:33:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Boston Globe Fishwrap ^ | 1/18/17 | Gillis and Schwartz
    Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016 — trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. The findings come two days before the inauguration of a U.S. president who has called global warming a Chinese plot and vowed to roll back his predecessor’s efforts to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
  • Trump Meets Scientist Who Touts Benefits of CO2, Global Warming

    01/17/2017 6:37:22 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    President-elect Donald Trump met late last week with leading climate realist Dr. William Happer, a prominent professor of physics at Princeton University who says the planet will benefit from more carbon dioxide and that any global warming would be a positive development for humanity. Details of the January 13 meeting at Trump Tower were not released to the public, but analysts speculated that Trump may be considering the respected expert for a post in the incoming administration or soliciting advice.Frantic climate alarmists were furious, taking to their keyboards to libel and demonize the respected scholar as well as President-elect Trump...
  • Oslo to temporarily ban diesel vehicles

    01/16/2017 10:36:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 16 January 2017 10:13 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Beginning on Tuesday, diesel vehicles will be banned from driving on Oslo streets because of acute levels of dangerous air pollution. On both Monday and Tuesday, weather forecasts call for cold weather and very little wind, conditions likely to cause high levels of exhaust pollution over large areas of the city. Therefore the City of Oslo will for the first time ever implement a ban on diesel vehicles on municipal roads. On Tuesday, the ban will be in effect from 6am to 10pm. It will remain in effect during those same hours for as long as air pollution levels are...
  • Trump May Pick A Prominent Global Warming Skeptic As His Science Czar(yes please)

    01/16/2017 8:43:21 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    President-elect Donald Trump met with a Princeton University physicist and skeptic of man-made global warming who observers believe could be the next White House science czar. Trump met with Dr. Will Happer in New York City Friday. Happer didn’t take any questions entering or leaving Trump Tower last week, so it’s hard to say what the meetings were about. Trump has yet to fill key energy and science roles in his administration. Happer served as the director of the Office of Energy Research at the Energy Department under former President George H.W. Bush. Trump could ask Happer to head the...
  • Dems Still Convinced Green Energy Best Way To Reach Rural Trump Voters

    01/16/2017 2:47:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris White
    Democrats believe they can win back rural voters by ratcheting up their pre-election mission of moving the country from fossil fuels to green energy. . . . “This is fundamentally a jobs message,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told reporters last week in reference to Democrats renewed focus on green energy. . . . Inslee wants Washington legislators to pass a carbon tax that would raise an estimated $2 billion in revenue to pay for education funding and various clean energy projects.
  • CIA Director Nominee: ‘I Prefer Not to Get into the Details of Climate Debate and Science’

    01/13/2017 7:26:25 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/12/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    CIA director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) said Thursday that he would rather not wade into the climate change debate during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. “I frankly as a director of CIA would prefer today not to get into the details of climate debate and science. It seems my role is gonna be so different and unique from that. It is gonna be to work alongside warriors keeping Americans safe, and so I stand by the things that I’ve said previously with respect to that issue,” Pompeo said. Sen. Kamal Harris (D-Calif.) asked Pompeo, “CIA...
  • Wisconsin's PSC also cut climate topics from site

    01/14/2017 5:41:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    In addition to the Department of Natural Resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website For years, the Public Service Commission featured material devoted to climate change, including strategies designed to reduce Wisconsin's reliance on coal. Then, sometime after May 1, the agency eliminated its global warming web page. ... The PSC's former global warming web page featured, among other topics, links on the potential for development of wind turbines on the Great Lakes and exploring the potential for injecting carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants in the ground. Those topics can be still...
  • Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise? [AGW doomage]

    01/14/2017 7:15:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 9:31 AM EST | Ben Finley
    Scientists say treated wastewater could help Virginia’s coast respond to rising seas. A local sanitation department for the Hampton Roads region wants to start injecting the water deep underground instead of dumping it in rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Geological Survey says the water could likely expand the sandy aquifer underground, causing the ground to rise. …
  • Germany urges EU to grill Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions

    01/13/2017 9:40:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 8:29 AM EST
    Germany wants the European Union’s executive branch to question Italy over software that regulates emissions in Fiat Chrysler diesel cars. A Transport Ministry spokeswoman says German authorities believe the software constitutes an unauthorized “defeat device.” […] Transport Ministry spokeswoman Svenja Friedrich noted that Fiat Chrysler had refused to meet German authorities, and Italy had canceled a “mediation” meeting with the European Commission scheduled for the end of the month. …
  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s Holy War Against Climate Change

    01/12/2017 5:24:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Katy Grimes
    Brown's reign of madness over California. Halting Brown foolish hysteria is only the first step in saving California. Climate change is California Gov. Jerry Brown’s “crusade,” his jihad, his holy war. Yet Gov. Brown’s climate change and drought policy is flooded with a manic madness - never has his manic obsession with climate change been more evident. California’s drought conditions are actually historically normal; water shortages are created by incompetent and scheming government In March on Meet the Press, after declaring Ted Cruz unfit to run for president because of his views on climate change, Brown said, “We are running...
  • Reservoirs are a major source of global greenhouse gases, scientists say

    01/12/2017 10:00:24 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    WA Po ^ | September 28, 2016 | Chris Mooney
    Countries around the world are trying to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control — to see them inch down, percentage point by percentage point, from where they stood earlier in the century. If everybody gets on board, and shaves off enough of those percentage points, we just might be able to get on a trajectory to keep the world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature where it stood prior to industrialization. But if a new study is correct, there’s a big problem: There might be more greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere than we thought....
  • Snow alert: Weather warning in effect with risk of blizzards [Ireland]

    01/11/2017 8:33:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 01/11/2017 | Rachel Flaherty, Elaine Edwards
    Met Éireann has issued two new snow and ice warnings as the national forecaster also warns of some thunderstorms and “blizzard conditions”. An orange alert, the second highest warning, is in effect until 6pm on Friday. Heavy showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected to hit Ulster and Connacht. The alert warned there is a “risk of drifting and blizzard conditions” and scattered thunderstorms during the two days. There is a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in Leinster, Munster and counties Galway and Roscommon from Thursday at 5am until 6pm on Friday. …
  • Bill Nye Blames Global Warming For Devastating Floods In Northern Cali

    01/11/2017 12:03:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Michael Bastasch
    Bill Nye took to Twitter to blame man-made global warming for flooding across Northern California that claimed at least three lives over the weekend. Nye, who rarely misses a chance to link extreme weather to human activities, suggested California’s flooding meant we’d be better off not pulling out of the United Nations Paris agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. President-elect Donald Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris agreement the Obama administration signed in 2016. The Senate never voted on the agreement.
  • The next great sucking sound (eviction of the pseudo-science of global warming)

    01/10/2017 3:09:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2016 | Charles Battig
    President-Elect Trump has pierced the veils surrounding the holy of holies wherein reside the eco-dogmatists of the EPA and the U.N. and promises the rightful return of respect to the essence of scientific research, skepticism. ... Federal agencies promoted the concept [that CO2 is an earth-destroying pollutant] and dispensed billions of dollars in lavishly funding scientists and commercial interests willing to pervert the term “climate change,” a constant feature of geohistory, into a man-made threat and a money-making commercial enterprise. Climate computer-derived forecasts have consistently failed to match long-term climate reality. Much of the error results from the dogmatic insistence...
  • ‘Knives Sticking Out Of My Back’: Global Warming Skeptic Tells Tucker Carlson Why She Left Academia

    01/08/2017 7:25:34 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech. “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night. “I walk around with knives sticking out of my back,” she said. “In the university environment I felt like I was just beating my head against the wall.”
  • Deep freeze grips Europe, threatens homeless, migrants

    01/08/2017 7:45:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 10:23 AM EST | Jovana Gec
    Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday, prompting Pope Francis to draw attention to the homeless suffering in freezing weather. In Serbia, aid workers scrambled to help hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in parks and makeshift shelters. The extreme winter weather that has gripped Europe in the past days has caused more than a dozen deaths, left villages cut off, caused power and water outages, frozen rivers and lakes, grounded flights and led to road accidents. Serbia’s authorities on Sunday banned river traffic on its stretch of the Danube — one of Europe’s main rivers...
  • Germany shivers in coldest winter night so far

    01/07/2017 4:59:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 January 2017 14:26 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    The country experienced its coldest winter night on Thursday as the mercury dropped to –26°C in some places — the coldest it has been in the 2016-17 season. Thursday night was the coldest so far this winter, with temperatures in parts of Thuringia and atop Germany’s highest mountain dropping to below –26°C. The German Weather Service (DWD) reported that southern Germany between Franconian Switzerland and Upper Palatinate in Bavaria were particularly affected by below-freezing temperatures. In Schorndorf-Knöbling, the thermometers were still reading around –22.6°C by 9am on Friday morning. …
  • California braces for 'once-in-10-year' storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards

    01/05/2017 8:46:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 5th, 2017 | Joseph Serna and Matt Hamiltonv Contact Reporters
    ierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet forecasters are calling it an "atmospheric river." Up to 12 inches of rain below 8,500 feet is expected, and massive amounts of snow — up to 6 feet — above that elevation. A fifth, colder storm two days behind will drop yet more heavy snow. “It’s a once-in-10-year event,” said Zach Tolby, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Reno. “It’s the strongest storm we’ve seen in a long...
  • New Report Exposes Rockefeller Dynasty's Role in "Climate" Scam

    01/04/2017 6:25:18 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    An unfathomably wealthy banking and oil dynasty has been hijacking governments, media organs, universities, non-profits, and other power centers to expand its control over the economy and the energy sector in particular, according to a recently released investigation by a watchdog group. That dynasty, of course, is the Rockefeller family. In essence, they have largely created, bankrolled, and weaponized what is known as the “green” movement “as a means to expand their empire over the past three decades,” the report found.    Under the guise of fighting alleged “man-made global-warming,” the Rockefeller family and its billions have been bankrolling everything...
  • Here comes the cold: Eastern France tipped to reach –15°C [5°F]

    01/05/2017 7:43:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 5 January 2017 13:54 CET+01:00 | Oliver Gee
    Temperatures are tipped to reach as low as −15°C on Friday as a cold front descends on France. A cold front from Scandinavia is expected to send the mercury plummeting in France this week, reported national agency Météo France. Things will start to get chilly on Thursday, the agency said, with temperatures in the east dropping to around −10°C. …
  • ‘CRAZINESS’ in climate field leads dissenter Dr. Judith Curry (GA Tech) to resign

    01/04/2017 5:16:06 AM PST · by randita · 34 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 1/3/17 | Marc Marano
    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry branded a ‘heretic’ for challenging ‘global warming’ – ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’ Via: https://judithcurry.com/2017/01/03/jc-in-transition/ by Judith Curry Effective January 1, I have resigned my tenured faculty position at Georgia Tech. Before reflecting on a range of things, let me start by answering a question that may have popped into your head: I have no plans to join the Trump administration (ha ha). Technically, my resignation is a retirement event, since I am on the Georgia State Teachers Retirement System, and I need to retire from Georgia Tech to get my pension (although I...
  • Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

    01/02/2017 7:48:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 98 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Roger Harrabin
    A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world's future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find ways of promoting business without unduly harming the planet.
  • Global Warming Alarmist NY Times Discovers Cold Is 17 Times Deadlier

    01/01/2017 2:20:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 December 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Even the New York Times, one of the biggest sources of fake news on anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming, or AGW, occasionally gets facts straight and the story right. Or, at least, partially straight and mostly right. Such is the case with the Times’ recent stories by Jane E. Brody on December 19 and December 26 regarding the death toll risks from cold weather versus hot weather. In her December 19 column, titled, “Beware: Winter Is Coming,” Ms. Brody cited an important study from The Lancet, the British medical journal, that found “Cold kills”  as she put it — and at a...
  • In 2017, GOP Congress sees mandate to undo Obama's agenda

    12/31/2016 8:54:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 11:35 AM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Republicans’ grip on all levers of power stands as a mandate to the GOP-led Congress, which will move swiftly to try to undo eight years of outgoing President Barack Obama’s agenda. With Republican President-elect Donald Trump weeks away from assuming office, GOP lawmakers plan to open the 115th Congress on Tuesday and immediately take steps to repeal Obama’s health care law. Beyond that, they’ll look at a tax overhaul, reversing Obama-era environmental regulations and other conservative priorities. Republicans will face some obstacles. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats “stand ready to fight vigorously” to protect health care and other...
  • 100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

    12/28/2016 11:05:42 AM PST · by Rockitz · 50 replies
    RealClimateScience.com ^ | 28 December 2016 | Tony Heller
    Climate Central just ran this piece, which the Washington Post picked up on. They claimed the US was “overwhelmingly hot” in 2016, and temperatures have risen 1,5°F since the 19th century. The first problem with their analysis is that the US had very little hot weather in 2016. The percentage of hot days was below average, and ranked 80th since 1895. Only 4.4% of days were over 95°F, compared with the long term average of 4.9%. Climate Central is conflating mild temperatures with hot ones. They also claim US temperatures rose 1.5°F since the 19th century, which is what NOAA...
  • Obama Blocks Offshore Driling In Arctic, Atlantic Oceans (Backstabber in Chief)

    12/21/2016 1:48:43 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 29 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | ZeroHedge
    In a move that will likely be overturned promptly by the administration of Donald Trump, president Obama on Tuesday formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, responding to a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans. The president had been expected to take the action by invoking a provision in a 1953 law that governs Outer Continental Shelf offshore leases, and he did just that to block drilling in federal waters in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea and most...
  • The Warmist thumb on the scale at the Department of Energy

    12/21/2016 7:29:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jack Hellner
    The Obama administration fired a scientist, intimidated staff at the Department of Energy, and allegedly ordered officials to obstruct Congress – all in order to push its climate change agenda, a House committee report asserted. The Washington Free Beacon detailed Tuesday a report released by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which is chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, charged senior Obama administration officials retaliated against the scientist, Dr. Noelle Getting, who was manager of a radiation research program, and devised ways to block a congressional inquiry into the radiation research. "Instead of providing the type of scientific...
  • Judge: Seattle Kids Can Move Ahead with Climate Rights Case

    12/22/2016 9:02:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/22/16 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE (AP) — Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move ahead in their case against the state, writing that "it is time for these youth to have the opportunity to address their concerns in a court of law, concerns raised under statute and under the state and federal constitutions." The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, had asked the judge last month to find the state...
  • Snow Falls on the Sahara Desert for First Time in 40 Years

    12/23/2016 10:43:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2016 | 1:27 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    For the first time in 40 years, snow has fallen on the Sahara Desert, the Independent reported Wednesday. […] “In his images [Karim Bouchetat, an amateur photographer who captured images of the snow on Monday], a thin layer of snow rests on deep orange dunes, where he said it stayed for about a day, and forms whirling patterns where the slopes are too steep for it to settle. Snow was reportedly last seen in Ain Sefra in 1979, when a half-hour snowstorm stopped traffic,” the Independent stated in its article. …
  • EPA Employees Not ‘Intentionally’ Breaking Law By Deleting Official Texts, IG Claims

    12/22/2016 4:26:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    The EPA Office of Inspector General (IG) released the report requested by the Texas Republican, which described enormous text message retention problems within the EPA. One unnamed senior official configured his phone to automatically delete texts after 30 days. ... Smith requested the IG report in November 2014 after learning high-ranking EPA officials, including EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, may have deleted texts to hide official business.
  • 9 Horrific Examples Of Gov’t Waste In 2016, Starting With Feminine Glacier Studies

    12/21/2016 4:55:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 21, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) spent $412,000 for a paper encouraging a feminist approach to glaciology, the study of glaciers, according to a report earlier this year from Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford. “Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions,” the paper said.
  • NASA Rated the Best Place to Work in Federal Government

    12/21/2016 2:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2016 | 11:51 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has received the highest ranking of any large government agency on the Partnership for Public Service’s “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings. NASA received a 78.6 index score in 2016, which is up 2.5 from last year. “The index score is not a combined average of an agency’s category scores. It is calculated using a proprietary weighted formula that looks at responses to three different questions in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. The more the question predicts intent to remain, the higher the weighting,” the...
  • Jeb Bush: Scott Pruitt is ready to turn around the EPA

    12/20/2016 1:57:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Jeb Bush
    Editor's Note: Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida and was a candidate for the GOP nomination for president in 2016. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)When Scott Pruitt and I assembled a Restoring Federalism Task Force last year, he headlined the plan: "Putting Washington In Its Place." Those five words sum up exactly what the American people were clamoring for in this election: a dramatic shift of power out of a broken Washington and back into the hands of the people.I cannot think of a person more suited to lead the Environmental Protection Agency than...
  • The electoral college is thwarting our ability to battle global warming

    12/19/2016 4:39:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    washington Post (fake news site) ^ | 12-19-16 | Todd Cort
    It is this solution, brilliant at the time, that leads us to Brearley’s legacy on climate change. Because over the course of the last 200 plus years, the electoral college, which provides for stronger voting power per person in more rural and less populated states, has elected four U.S. presidents who clearly lost the popular vote (1876, 1888, 2000 and 2016). Two of those elections have occurred during the period in which we have known about the causes and impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and climate change and in both cases, the impacts of those elections have very likely had...
  • Trump Versus The Green Blob: The Battle That Will Define His Presidency

    12/19/2016 8:58:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 19, 2016 | James Delingpole
    2016 will go down in history as the year when the world finally saw sense. Nowhere will this be more apparent than in America’s bold and brilliant decision to elect Donald Trump who, in my view, is set fair to be one of the truly great U.S. presidents. I realise that this isn’t obvious to some people—even those who claim to be on the conservative side of the political argument. But after a recent trip to D.C. for some private briefings, both with his transition teams and with key members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, I came away more confident...
  • Climate Scientists Fear Trump May Fatally Undermine Their Work

    12/17/2016 2:54:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 151 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Dec. 17, 2016 | Justin Worland
    Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election shocked climate scientists and policymakers after a campaign in which Trump had suggested—falsely—that climate change was a hoax and vowed to largely undo federal and international measures aimed at addressing global warming. Nonetheless, climate advocates took solace in the days following the election, noting that the market forces largely responsible for the shift away from coal and the incontrovertible science supporting climate regulations would remain true regardless of who was President. But in the six weeks since the election, Trump’s transition team has suggested that the incoming administration will not simply challenge the...
  • No, Jerry, California Is NOT Leading

    12/16/2016 2:09:55 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 12/16/16 | Tom Tanton
    Clearly, it's not how many heavy-handed regulations and mandates and subsidies that a state imposes that defines it as a leader In a fiery speech to the American Geophysical Union conference, California Governor Brown continued his quest regarding climate change, but has apparently revealed a chink in his armor. He threatened incoming President Trump that California will go it’s own way if the Feds reconfigure national climate policy. Insisting that climate change remains the greatest existential threat to mankind, he insists the Paris accord be upheld and that other US States follow “California’s lead.” California’s Governor Brown and other elected...
  • Dems call for investigation into Trump's energy questionnaire

    12/16/2016 5:07:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 16, 2016 | John Siciliano
    Democratic senators are calling on federal prosecutors to start an investigation into the president-elect's mishandling of the Energy Department's transition, saying the Trump team broke the law by singling out employees involved in climate change work. A group of nine senators, led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, sent a letter to the Office of Special Counsel, the government's independent investigative and prosecutorial agency, saying a questionnaire sent by the Trump team to the Energy Department a week ago "violated long-standing federal laws designed to protect civil servants against coercion for partisan purposes."
  • California Governor Jerry Brown: 'We're Ready to Fight' Trump on Climate Change

    12/16/2016 7:25:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/16/2016 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    California Governor Jerry Brown gave a fiery speech, promising to fight President-elect Donald Trump on climate change and even launch an independent state-run satellite if necessary."We've got the scientists, we've got the lawyers and we're ready to fight," Brown declared in a speech to the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. He addressed the president-elect directly when echoing worries that climate research conducted by NASA could cease under the new administration. "If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite."Brown also ripped on former Texas Governor Rick Perry,...
  • Bill Gates teams up with Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos to lead a $1 BILLION venture to tackle..

    12/12/2016 1:18:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 75 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Dec. 12, 2016 | SHIVALI BEST
    Full Title: Bill Gates teams up with Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos to lead a $1 BILLION venture to tackle climate change In a bid to tackle climate change, Bill Gates has joined forces with some of the richest people in the world, including Sir Richard Branson and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to create a £800 million ($1 billion) fund. The initiative, named Breakthrough Energy Ventures, plans to invest in green energy over 20 years. Its funders hope that this long-term approach will help to deliver the next generation of reliable and affordable energy to the world.
  • Scientists Want to Give the Atmosphere an Antacid to Relieve Climate Change

    12/13/2016 8:27:26 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    bloomberg.com ^ | 12/12/2016 | Eric Roston
    A group of Harvard researchers led by David Keith, a professor of applied physics and public policy, just proposed a different solution in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. An aerosol of calcium carbonate would have a similar cooling effect as sulfur dioxide on the upper atmosphere and help protect the ozone layer as a bonus. The approach is akin to giving the atmosphere a handful of antacid tablets. The aerosol would block some incoming solar energy and neutralize airborne acid particles that are bad for the ozone.
  • Global Warming Law Would Cost Average Household $13,703

    12/13/2016 1:06:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:04 PM 12/12/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The U.K.’s Climate Change Act of 2008 will cost the average British household about $13,703 by the year 2030, according to a new report by The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The levies, taxes and subsidies associated with the Climate Change Act cost the average British household $415 in 2014 alone, which will rise to an estimated $791 annually by 2020 and $1,110 each year by 2030, according to the report. The total costs of the policy will add up to three times the annual British National Health Service (NHS) budget. GWPF’s report says that the government only considered about...
  • Leading Climate Alarmist: Donald Trump Should ‘Kill Himself Immediately’

    12/10/2016 10:22:42 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-10-2016 | Thomas Williams
    One of the leading purveyors of climate change panic has described the Presidential election of Donald J. Trump as a “global disaster,” adding that if were to meet Trump he would tell him: “Kill yourself immediately.” Wiens suggested the U.K. should invade the U.S., or the U.S. should swap leaders with Canada, with Justin Trudeau taking over in the White House. Undaunted, Wiens says that humanity is on the verge of disaster, and Americans are particularly to blame.
  • Al Gore’s climate change documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is getting a sequel in 2017

    12/11/2016 8:54:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 10, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Former Vice President Al Gore's 2006 award-winning climate change documentary is getting a sequel that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The follow-up flick will focus on the world's current climate crisis more than 10 years after Gore worked to raise awareness about global warming with the original film. "Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis," Gore said in a statement.
  • Canadian government introduces first national carbon price

    12/09/2016 9:16:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.12.2016 | kbd/bw (AP, Reuters)
    The Canadian government approved a national carbon price on Friday after a heated discussion. In a meeting attended by provincial representatives, aboriginal leaders, as well as United States Vice President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed the carbon-pricing plan he had been working on for months. […] The plan calls for the cost of producing a ton of carbon pollution to rise 10 Canadian dollars ($7.60, €7.19) per year starting in 2018 until it reaches 50 Canadian dollars in 2022. In a compromise, the price would pause for British Columbia at 30 Canadian dollars in 2020. Out of...
  • Climate change film 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel

    12/09/2016 7:07:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 9:37 PM EST
    Al Gore’s climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at next January’s Sundance Film Festival. In the new documentary, former Vice President Gore examines global warming’s escalation and the solutions at hand, Paramount said. …
  • Global Warming Protesters Met With Bitter Cold, Snow

    12/09/2016 7:35:02 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A small group of global warming activists protesting oil and gas drilling outside the Department of Interior office in Colorado Thursday morning were met with bitter cold weather and snow. About 10 “Keep It In The Ground” activists waved signs next to a busy road in the Denver area, calling for the Obama administration to stop issuing leases so companies can drill on public lands. Activists say drilling only exacerbates global warming. The irony, however, is activists stood outside about 4 inches of snow with temperatures hovering in the 20s — in degrees Fahrenheit. The official low temperature was negative...
  • Pew: Only 27% of Americans Believe There is Consensus That Human Activity Causes Climate Change

    12/09/2016 10:00:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2016 | 2:45 PM EST | Matthew Hrozencik
    A recent survey by the non-partisan Pew Research Center found that a large majority of Americans are skeptical about the prevailing scientific understanding of climate change, with only 27 percent saying they believe there is a consensus that human activity is its main cause. That belief is at odds with the scientific community, Pew noted, citing a 2013 report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that concluded “with 95% certainty that human activity is the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century.” …
  • Donald Trump Picks GOP Oil Industry Ally, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to Lead EPA

    12/07/2016 12:41:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 84 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 7 2016, 3:34 pm ET | Emma Margolin
    Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday — the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an agenda that could undue President Obama's climate change legacy. An ally to the fossil fuel industry, Pruitt has aggressively fought against environmental regulations, becoming one of a number of attorneys general to craft a 28-state lawsuit against the Obama administration's rules to curb carbon emissions. The case is currently awaiting a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which...