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  • BOMBSHELL: New evidence suggests Charlottesville was a complete SET-UP

    08/21/2017 12:57:48 PM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 101 replies
    Allen B. Best website ^ | August 21, 2017 | Derrick Wilburn
    At least one law enforcement officer in Charlottesville, VA has come forward to clear his conscience and reveal the truth — or at least his version of it — that what went down in the city was not only condoned by city governance but was intentional, orchestrated and may have been planned as long ago as May. The as-yet unidentified police officer has said that the Charlottesville P.D. were specifically instructed to bring the radical left and right wing groups together to instigate violence and then to told to “stand down” once violence ensued in a deliberate effort to ignite...
  • The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate chang

    08/20/2017 7:45:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2017 | By Juliet Eilperin
    The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics as well as local officials and corporate representatives — expires Sunday. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting administrator, Ben Friedman, informed the committee’s chair that the agency would not renew the panel. The National Climate Assessment is supposed to be issued every four years but has come...
  • Global warming 'is causing the Alps to 'CRUMBLE'

    08/17/2017 7:12:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2017 | By SARA MALM
    Global warming is causing the Alps to literally fall apart, as the rise in temperature is melting snow caps on the mountains, experts warn. The Alps' permafrost is thawing rapidly, causing rock avalanches and floods. Climate experts say that the ski season in the Alps will be significantly shorter in the future, with 70 per cent of the current snow cover in Switzerland gone by the end of the century. In the summer months, the Alpine nations can expect mountains crumbling, destruction of infrastructure and even drinking water becoming contaminated by the melting permafrost. Scientists say that the temperature in...
  • California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

    08/16/2017 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Jeff Tollefson
    California has a history of going it alone to protect the environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute — to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The initiative, which is backed by California’s flagship universities, is in the early stages of development. If it succeeds, it will represent one of the largest US investments in climate research in years. The nascent ‘California Climate Science and Solutions Institute’ would fund basic- and applied-research projects designed to help...
  • What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? (Salon swallows the red pill)

    08/15/2017 7:28:45 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Danielle Ryan
    Last week the respected left-liberal magazine The Nation published an explosive article that details in great depth the findings of a new report — authored in large part by former U.S. intelligence officers — which claims to present forensic evidence that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by the Russians in July 2016. Instead, the report alleges, the DNC suffered an insider leak, conducted in the Eastern time zone of the United States by someone with physical access to a DNC computer. This report also claims there is no apparent evidence that the hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 —...
  • Climate Change Threatens Sea Turtles, Researchers Say

    08/15/2017 6:12:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | August 14, 2017 | By Ada Carr
    Migrating sea turtles encountering cold waters around Cape Cod are being rendered unable to swim and are becoming stranded on beaches. Researchers believe warming temperatures on the beaches are posing a threat to the turtles' nests. Researchers believe climate change is playing a role in stranding the animals by creating warmer waters in the North Atlantic that attract the turtles. Global warming is also creating potential threats to the turtles on land. Scientists are concerned that beaches where turtles go to lay eggs will erode, and intensifying storms will wipe nests out. They are also concerned that warming beaches will...
  • Deadly 'super heatwaves' of will sweep across the US east coast if global warming goes unchecked

    08/15/2017 6:02:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2017 | By Shivali Best
    FULL TITLE: Deadly 'super heatwaves' of 55°C will sweep across the US east coast, China, India, South America and Europe if global warming goes unchecked. This summer, a heatwave nicknamed 'Lucifer' has swept across Europe, with temperatures reaching 44°C (111°F). But a new study suggests that things could get much worse, with a bout of 'super-heatwaves' reaching 55°C (121°F) predicted to hit several areas if global temperatures rise by just 4°C (39°F). Experts say that these heatwaves will be particularly humid, and could leave more people vulnerable to health risks, including sun stroke and hypothermia. As a result, if global...
  • Sam Houston statue in Hermann Park causing controversy [antifa hoax]

    08/14/2017 7:12:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Click 2 Houston News ^ | May 26, 2017 | By Brandon Walker - Reporter
    HOUSTON - The starting point was a Facebook post by a group called Texas Antifa. The post alleges the Sam Houston Memorial's so-called demise will begin on June 10. Why remove it? Other posts by the group explain its stance. "Texans agree the disgusting idols of America's dark days of slavery must be removed to bring internal peace to our country." Another post reads: "After we have this one removed, we can then work on getting the 67-foot Sam Houston statue outside of Huntsville turned into parking lot gravel, and the forest renamed." The statue at Hermann Park has stood...
  • Pakistan needs access to global funds to cope with climate change

    08/14/2017 8:51:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | August 14, 2017 | By Awais Umar
    ISLAMABAD: Currently, due to anthropogenic activities, the pace of climate change is high compared to changes in the past. It is essential, therefore, to find ways to mitigate drastic impacts of the ongoing climate change wave through adaptation and prevention without compromising development targets. Climate change is becoming a challenge for many countries as the frequencies of weather anomalies and climatic extremes have increased during the last two decades. At the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) under UNFCCC, the developed countries agreed to pay at least $100 billion every year to the developing countries as a climate adaptation fund...
  • Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape

    08/12/2017 7:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 105 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Jackman
    Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to brigadier general in July 2013 when he got a phone call at the Pentagon from the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division to come in for a meeting. Once there, he learned that a blogger in Washington state had just accused him of raping her, when both were cadets at West Point in 1986. An investigation was underway.Then, Riggins sued Shannon for defamation, claiming that every aspect of her rape claim on the West Point campus was...
  • Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum

    08/11/2017 12:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 11, 2017 | by Sarah Mills
    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. "The entire world the next day re-doubled their commitments to the Paris agreement and in the U.S, the governors of our largest states and hundreds of mayors, thousands of business leaders all stood up to fill the gap and said 'We are still in the Paris agreement,'" Gore told Reuters. "I do think that the reaction to Donald Trump is actually driving much more momentum in the climate movement," he added.
  • Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

    08/11/2017 6:08:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | August 10, 2017 | By Matt McGrath
    Climate change has had a significant impact on the timing of river floods across Europe over the past 50 years, according to a new study. In some regions, such as southern England, floods are now occurring 15 days earlier than they did half a century ago. But the changes aren't uniform, with rivers around the North Sea seeing floods delayed by around eight days. The study has been published in the journal Science. Researchers have long predicted that a warming world would have direct impacts on these events but until now the evidence has been hard to establish. Prof Blöschitzel...
  • North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change

    08/11/2017 6:00:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 11, 2017 | by Mike Ives
    The island of Guam made rare headlines this week when North Korea, responding to blustery language from President Trump, threatened to fire four ballistic missiles into waters near the American territory’s shores. Some Guam residents told reporters that they worried what might happen if North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, were actually to follow through. Scientists in Guam, however, say they have at least one other major threat in mind: climate change. Like other Pacific islands, Guam may be affected in the coming decades as climate change prompts shifts in weather, temperature and oceanic acidity, according to the EPA. Experts said...
  • The Pacific Northwest could be a ‘climate refuge'

    08/10/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    NBC Local ^ | August 9, 2017
    SEATTLE - If you think living in the Pacific Northwest looks good now, consider the next 100 years. Atmospherics scientist Cliff Mass of the University of Washington said that as global warming takes hold, we'll be better off than the rest of the lower 48 states. According to Mass, global warming will affect different parts of the US in different ways. “The Southwest United States is emphatically going to get drier,” he said. “The models are really all on board about that, and they start off with a water resource problem right now. I mean they have too many people...
  • Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees

    08/08/2017 6:00:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | August 8, 2017 | By Claire Asher
    Our changing climate seems set to disrupt just about everything. From rising sea levels to ocean acidification, the list of negative consequences from climate change is endless. But one area that often goes unmentioned in the climate change discussion is sex. Over the last two decades, scientists have found that warmer temperatures are quietly spoiling the mood, making it harder for plants and animals to reproduce. Here are five ways that climate change is ruining sex lives. Changing global temperatures could alter the ratio of sexes produced, making it harder for these animals to find mates. Climate change is changing...
  • Climate-Change Study Leaked Over Fears That Trump Will Suppress It

    08/08/2017 5:51:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 8, 2017 | by Margaret Hartmann
    For those who believe the scientific consensus that human-caused global warming is real, President Trump has already made many nightmares a reality. So far “climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese” isn’t the official policy of the U.S. government, but many worry that in addition to implementing policies that undo America’s progress on global warming, the Trump administration will take steps to prevent others from accessing facts about the problem. Now the feud between the Trump administration and scientists has escalated again with the leak of an unreleased federal study on climate change to the New York Times....
  • Think it’s hot now? Here’s what climate models say about the future of the Pacific Northwest

    08/07/2017 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 7, 2017 | By Evan Bush
    As an apocalyptic haze blanketed Seattle last week, temperatures soared into the 90s and left Seattleites ruing their lack of air conditioning. Welcome to the future? Scientists project climate change will exacerbate wildfire activity. Extremely hot days — 95 degrees and above — are expected to become more common. How hot will it get? A consortium of researchers with the Climate Impact Lab has analyzed two consensus climate models and projected changes nationwide. The lab shared data for each of Washington’s counties with The Seattle Times. Historically, King County has averaged less than one day (.37) a year at or...
  • To Stop Global Warming, Should Humanity Dim the Sky?

    08/07/2017 10:25:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 7, 2017 | by Robinson Meyer
    Late last month, about 100 researchers from around the world gathered at Logan International Airport in Boston. A fleet of buses appeared to whisk them to a remote and luxurious ski resort in northeastern Maine. They met to talk, drink, and cogitate off the record for five days about a messy solution to one of the world’s most challenging problems. They had gathered to discuss how to provide humanity one last line of defense against catastrophic global warming: solar geoengineering. The idea behind solar geoengineering is simple. For the last four decades, humanity has struggled to reduce the amount of...
  • Security Footage From Nightclub Clears USC Student of Rape

    08/04/2017 1:23:41 PM PDT · by zzzz8 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 4, 2017 | Mary Kekatos
    Security footage from a local nightclub and a college dormitory has cleared a University of California student of rape. Arman Premjee, 20, was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old fellow student in her dorm room after meeting at Banditos Taco & Tequila in Los Angeles on April 1. However, the security footage showed her kissing Premjee, leading him out of the nightclub and making obscene sexual gestures.
  • ‘Trump Forest’ Created To Offset President’s ‘Monumental Stupidity’ On Climate Change

    08/03/2017 12:15:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 3, 2017 | by Hayley Miller
    President Donald Trump’s name has been slapped on yet another organization. But unlike Trump Hotels, Trump Steaks and Trump Vodka, money invested in “Trump Forest” won’t land in his piggy bank. In April, three environmental activists in New Zealand launched the global reforestation project in an effort to counteract negative effects caused by the Trump administration’s dismantling of Obama-era climate policy. The goal is for “Trump Forest” to grow so large that it can offset additional carbon released into the atmosphere should the White House roll back the Clean Power Plan, legislation enacted under the Obama administration to combat global...