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  • I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war.

    06/23/2017 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 136 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | By Jason Samenow
    This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change. To me, a scientist who managed this website for more than five years, its removal signifies a declaration of war on climate science by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. There can be no other interpretation. I draw this conclusion as a meteorologist with a specialization in climate science and as an independent voter who strives to keep my political and scientific views separate. I concede that this specific issue is...
  • Trump's climate change decision has doomed small islands around the world, experts warn

    06/23/2017 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017
    To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth's temperatures and the world's seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive through the next 100 years. That likelihood increases, they say, if the United States doesn't follow through on promised cuts in heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. President Donald Trump this month said he'd withdraw the United States...
  • Climate change could lower the quality of your coffee

    06/22/2017 5:26:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Nancy Coleman
    What will it take for people to care about climate change? For some, the thought of a crummier cup of coffee in the morning just might do it. A new study finds that Ethiopia, the world's fifth-largest coffee producer, could lose up to 60% of its suitable farming land by the end of this century because of climate change. The study, published Monday in Nature Plants, found the combination of low rainfall and rising temperatures could have substantial effects on the coffee-growing areas in the country. According to a report from World Coffee Research, the demand for coffee will have...
  • Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

    06/21/2017 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Damian Carrington
    Former US vice-president says green revolution is bigger than industrial revolution and happening at faster pace than digital revolution. “The climate movement should be seen in the context of the great moral causes that have transformed and improved the outlook for humanity,” he told the Ashden green energy awards ceremony. “It was wrong to allow slavery to continue, it was wrong to deny women the right to vote, it was wrong to discriminate on the basis of skin colour or who you fell in love with. Gore acknowledged there was opposition to strong action on climate change, but cited the...
  • Bloomberg: Trump’s climate change denial is ‘embarrassing’

    06/21/2017 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | BY AIDA CHAVEZ
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) said it is "embarrassing" that President Trump is denying climate change. "No reputable person or scientist doubts that we are creating an environmental and a climate change problem," Bloomberg told Anderson Cooper late Tuesday on CNN. "Is it helpful that America pulls out and the President says these things? No, it is not helpful. Is it a disaster for the world? No, it just makes us look foolish,” Bloomberg, the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, said.
  • To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower

    06/21/2017 6:49:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran
    America’s top universities expend considerable efforts to lead in the rankings, but last week they fell short—missing a critical opportunity to show moral leadership on climate change. If top schools want to lead on climate action, they should join the “We Are Still In” coalition, a collection of states, cities, businesses, and universities promising to support the Paris Climate Agreement. President Trump’s decision to pull out of the international climate accord was swiftly rejected by local and state officials, as well as members of the business and academic community. Over 1,000 leaders have signed on to the “We Are Still...
  • Debate Heats Up Over Teaching Climate Change In Schools

    06/20/2017 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS Boston / WBZ ^ | June 20, 2017 | By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press
    The struggle over what American students learn about global warming is heating up as conservative lawmakers, climate change doubters and others attempt to push rejected or debunked theories into the classroom. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists say manmade emissions drive global warming, but there’s no such consensus among educators over how climate change and its causes should be taught. An NCSE survey released last year of 1,500 public middle- and high-school science teachers found about three-quarters taught something about climate change during the 2014-15 school year. About a quarter give equal time to “perspectives that raise doubt about the...
  • Exxon, BP support Republican elders' climate proposal

    06/20/2017 12:43:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Richard Valdmanis
    Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. The corporate support for the plan, which would impose a $40 tax on each ton of carbon dioxide produced, follows a decision by President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a global pact that fights climate change by slashing emissions from burning fossil fuels. The Climate Leadership Council proposal was co-authored by James Baker, secretary...
  • The Southwest is broiling. Are you paying attention, President Trump?

    06/20/2017 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 205 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Jill Filipovic
    Record temperatures. Roads cracking and buckling. Planes that can't take off. Power knocked out. Wildfires raging. These are just some of the trying conditions currently roiling America's West Coast, which is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave. Nervous about how these disruptions will negatively impact the economy and even cost human life? You should be. And there's more to come. Changing weather patterns are the new normal, thanks to decades of trashing the environment and a refusal from many in the party currently controlling Washington, the Republicans -- and their corporate patrons -- to even acknowledge climate change as...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 60% Of Millennials Willing To Give Just $10 Or Less To Fight Climate Change

    06/19/2017 5:06:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
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  • Third noose found by DC museum in a month: report

    06/17/2017 6:02:33 PM PDT · by Salman · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/17 07:50 PM EDT | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A noose was reportedly found hanging outside the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Saturday, the third similar incident in recent weeks. U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose told the Associated Press that her agency is investigating the incident. A noose was found last month in the lobby of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and another one outside the Hirshhorn Museum. The three museums are located on the National Mall. The NCAAP condemned the noose found in the African American history museum and called on President Trump to speak out about the incident. ...
  • Breatharian couple claim they live a 'food-free' lifestyle and haven't felt hungry since 2008

    06/17/2017 10:29:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    Whatsupic ^ | 17 June 2017 | RACHEL HOSIE
    Camila Castello, 34, and Akahi Ricardo, 36, are what is known as “Breatharians” - they eat just three times a week, and only ever a piece of fruit or some vegetable broth at a time. “Humans can easily be without food, as long as they are the connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing,” The couple met in 2005 and first discovered Breatharianism in 2008. They eventually transitioned from vegetarians, to raw vegans, to fruitarians and finally to Breatharians.
  • Feds Fund Dissertation on ‘Climate Change Denial’

    06/15/2017 11:44:46 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/15/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Study seeks 'more complete and nuanced understanding of climate change denial'! The National Science Foundation is funding a doctoral dissertation on "climate change denial." The University of Kansas was awarded $12,000 for the research, which began on June 1. The research seeks to find a "more complete and nuanced understanding" of individuals who are skeptical that human beings cause climate change. The dissertation focuses on two parishes outside of New Orleans, along the Mississippi River, and claims that residents who work in the oil industry "exploit the local environment." "The study will investigate residents' attitudes on climate change and assess...
  • Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad

    06/15/2017 9:22:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jun 15, 2017 | By BRAD PLUMER
    The Energy Department is closing an office that works with other countries to develop clean energy technology, another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on climate-related activities after its withdrawal from the Paris agreement this month. The 11 staff members of the Office of International Climate and Technology were told this month that their positions were being eliminated, according to current and former agency employees. The office was formed in 2010 to help the United States provide technical advice to other nations seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The small office also played a lead role preparing for the annual...
  • Mother-of-two and her husband only eat three times A WEEK (and claim they're fed by the [tr]

    06/15/2017 3:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2017 | Stephanie Linning
    A husband and wife live a 'food-free' diet and claim they survive by only eating vegetable broth or fruit a handful of times a week. Akahi Ricardo, 36, and Camila Castello, 34, who live between California and Ecuador, said they have forgotten what hunger feels like and believe humans can be sustained solely by the 'energy that exists in the universe and in themselves'. Mother-of-two Camila even practised a 'breatharian' pregnancy, only eating solids five times during the nine months she was carrying her first child. 'Humans can easily be without food, as long as they are the connected to the...
  • Here’s the latest report card on California’s battle against climate change

    06/14/2017 2:26:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 14, 2017 | By Joe Fox and Chris Megerian
    New data released by state regulators provide a detailed snapshot of California’s battle against global warming. We’ve crunched the numbers on specific sources of pollution, including planes, cars and trucks, and how the state’s pollution compares to the size of its economy. The state has been chipping away at greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. However, it’s going to need much deeper cuts to reach its goals. Emissions have been reduced by approximately 1% each year since 2006, when California enacted its landmark law setting a target for cutting pollution that causes climate change. But to reach a newer, more...
  • GOP considers keeping ObamaCare taxes

    06/14/2017 6:38:00 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 37 replies
    TheHill ^ | 6/14/2017 | Naomi Jagoda
    Senators are seriously considering keeping in place some ObamaCare taxes for longer than the House-passed bill would as they seek to draft healthcare legislation that can pass their chamber with a simple majority. Republicans are looking to slowly phase out extra federal funds for Medicaid expansion, beef up the new tax credits for buying insurance and add money for opioid abuse treatment — but they’ll have to pay for it to ensure the bill passes muster. That’s because the Senate healthcare bill must save at least as much money as the House’s legislation...
  • rape 'liar' Woman ‘made up sex attack claims against 15 men and sent innocent man to jail [tr]

    06/14/2017 3:43:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Sun ^ | June 14, 2017 | Chris Pollard
    LYING Jemma Beale, 25, made false rape and sex assault claims against 15 different men — and sent an innocent man to jail for seven years, a court was told. Lesbian Beale made allegations over three years but they were “grotesque inventions”, jurors heard.
  • Climate fund criticized by Trump has slow, complex start [Globalist Fail]

    06/13/2017 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 13, 2017 | By Heekyong Yang, Jane Chung and Alister Doyle
    The $10 billion Green Climate Fund that U.S. President Donald Trump said was a waste of tax dollars has fallen behind on its goals, with a biggest payout so far of just $5 million for a U.S.-led solar energy project. Work at the international fund, which aims to help poor nations cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt their economies to heatwaves, storms and rising seas has been slowed by legal red tape and the approval process, board members say. More than 40 nations in 2014 promised a total of $10.3 billion to the GCF, including Obama's $3 billion. Washington's $1...
  • President Trump Believes In Climate Change

    06/10/2017 6:30:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | June 5, 2017 | Dan Spencer
    President Donald J. Trump believes in climate change and that humans have a role in it. That's what U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told CNN's Jake Tapper during an interview on CNN’s "State of the Union": "President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation. Trump knows that it’s changing and that the U.S. has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do. Just because the U.S. got out of a club [Obama’s Paris Agreement] doesn't mean we aren’t going to care about the environment."