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  • In conversation series, atmospheric scientist talks climate change and its impact on Dallas

    10/19/2018 7:15:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Dallas News ^ | October 18, 2018 | by Jesus Jimenez
    Texas has been called the “disaster capital of the United States” by scientists, and that’s because Texas has any type of weather you can imagine. Tornadoes, hailstorms, severe weather, dust storms, floods, droughts, blizzards, ice, hurricanes and wildfires are all possible in the Lone Star State. “We get everything there is to get naturally because of our location,” Katharine Hayhoe said Wednesday night in the fourth installment of “Duets,” an ongoing conversation series hosted by the Arts & Life team of The Dallas Morning News. Hayhoe is the director of the climate science center at Texas Tech University and a...
  • Trump's failure to fight climate change is a crime against humanity

    10/19/2018 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2018 | By Jeffrey Sachs
    President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and others who oppose action to address human-induced climate change should be held accountable for climate crimes against humanity. They are the authors and agents of systematic policies that deny basic human rights to their own citizens and people around the world, including the rights to life, health, and property. These politicians have blood on their hands, and the death toll continues to rise. Trump and his minions are the loyal servants of the fossil-fuel industry, which fill Republican party campaign coffers. Trump has also stalled the fight against...
  • Trump’s Climate Denial Isn’t Just a War on Our Coastlines. It’s a War on Our Brains.

    10/18/2018 12:18:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 17, 2018 | By David Wallace-Wells
    The list of crimes Donald Trump has committed against the planet, in just two years, is already so impeachably long that his slippery-fish climate denial registers as hardly more than a footnote. “I have a natural instinct for science,” the president bragged to the AP Tuesday, a week after the U.N. raised the alarm on global warming that is much faster, and more horrifying, than it had acknowledged before. It was an especially grotesque demonstration of bad faith, given that just weeks ago, his administration had announced that, as a matter of climate policy, it was now assuming a worst-case...
  • UN climate report author: ambitious actions needed to slow global warming

    10/18/2018 12:06:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2018 | by David Nutt
    In March 2017, Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s faculty director for the environment, was selected by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a lead author on the “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.” The final report made international headlines when it was released Oct. 8. Among its key findings: scientific evidence is clear that human activities have caused 1 C of global warming since the late 1800s, and current trends suggest if the planet keeps warming at the same rate global warming...
  • Experts call attention to global warming, push for changes

    10/18/2018 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2018 | by Associated Press
    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. - The former head of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command called attention to climate change during an extreme weather symposium at the University of Rhode Island. Rear Adm. Jonathan White called climate change a threat to humanity's survival at the Graduate School of Oceanography this week. White said the military has been stretched thin as it deals with "infrastructure and the effects of climate change." Democratic U.S. Rep. James Langevin said the country needs to support researchers studying ways to understand climate change and mitigate its effects. Professor John King said "transformational change" is needed to address...
  • Wendy's worker fired after calling customer ‘Chubby' on receipt

    10/18/2018 11:47:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jared Leone
    GASTONIA, N.C. - An employee at a North Carolina Wendy’s who called a customer “Chubby” on a receipt has been fired. Officials with the Carolina Restaurant Group Inc. apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and fired the employee, who has not been identified. Shue went to the restaurant earlier this month and ordered two sandwiches. He said he provided his name “clear as day.” However, he noticed the name “Chubby” was written on the receipt. Another employee called out the name on the receipt when the order was ready, prompting laughter from people dining at the restaurant.
  • Elizabeth Warren's Ancestor Slaughtered Native Americans, Report Finds

    10/18/2018 8:52:48 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 41 replies
    NN ^ | 10/18/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Following the bombshell revelation from Elizabeth Warren's surprise DNA test - that she is no more Cherokee than the average White American -, a report has surfaced revealing that the senior Democrat's ancestor actually helped to slaughter Native Americans.
  • Global warming will unlock ancient diseases like the plague, scientists say

    10/17/2018 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    News.com AU ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Simon Chandler
    GLOBAL warming could reawaken ancient diseases - even the Black Death - according to an Oxford University professor. Higher global temperatures would melt ice sheets that store long-buried bacteria, spreading disease and potentially causing new global pandemics. Professor Peter Frankopan offered his prediction at the Cheltenham Literary Festival on Friday, as reported by The Times. The professor of global history began by stating in his view there was “absolutely no chance” the international community would hit the Paris Agreement’s target of keeping global temperature rises under 1.5C. “If we go over that degree change, it’s not about the Maldives being...
  • 10 ways to combat global warming

    10/17/2018 11:11:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Tara Bahrampour
    A United Nations. climate change report this month declared the world to be in danger of losing the battle against global warming if extreme measures are not adopted in the next decade. But you can make a difference in global warming at home and in your community - and save yourself money in the process. 1. Commute like a European - Traditional cars burn fossil fuels, causing air pollution and contributing to smog, acid rain and global warming. Biking, walking or taking public transit are the best alternatives. 2. When you do drive, plug in - If we can replace...
  • Bill Gates launches effort to help the world adapt to climate change

    10/16/2018 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 16, 2018 | BY LAURA PARKER
    ... Until recently, the consequences of climate change were thought to be so far into the future that many average people, including those who live in coastal zones, declared they needn’t bother; they’d be long dead by the time catastrophe struck. No more. Climate change is here, costing billions of dollars every year to recover from destructive events. Without adapting to that new reality, the world will confront rising costs of disasters that put economic growth, health, and in some places, even survival at risk. To spur action, a coalition led by billionaire Bill Gates, former United Nations Secretary General...
  • How to approach driving in the face of climate change

    10/16/2018 6:21:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Andrew Clark
    Can you be an environmentalist and still drive a car? The question came to mind last week, when the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that gave us 12 years to stave off cataclysmic climate change. If the world’s governments, businesses and people don’t act and act dramatically, global warming could rise more than 1.5 C and cause droughts, famine, floods and heat. It’s a dire prediction. As a driver, it forces you to think about your culpability. The automobile, after all, is a significant contributor to climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency maintains that cars...
  • Global warming could leave us crying in our costlier beer

    10/16/2018 6:13:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 15, 2018 | by Associated Press
    Add beer to chocolate, coffee, and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say. Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future. Losses of barley yield can be as much as 17 percent, an international group of researchers estimated. That means beer prices on average would double, even adjusting for inflation, according to the study in Monday’s journal Nature Plants . In countries like Ireland, where cost of a brew is already high, prices could triple. The findings come...
  • NASA Sees Climate Cooling Trend Thanks to Low Sun Activity

    10/16/2018 1:22:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | Oct 1, 2018 | James Murphy
    The climate alarmists just can’t catch a break. NASA is reporting that the sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age; and Earth’s atmosphere is responding in kind. So, start pumping out that CO2, everyone. We’re going to need all the greenhouse gases we can get. “We see a cooling trend,” said Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.” The new data is coming from NASA’s...
  • How to fool the ‘biased academic left’

    10/15/2018 8:29:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 15, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    On Monday’s episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn was joined by author and mathematician Dr. James A. Lindsay to discuss a series of fake “grievance studies” that he and cohorts Peter Boghossian and Helen Pluckrose penned in order to test the extent of political bias in left-wing academic circles. Lindsay, Boghossian (an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University), and Pluckrose (editor-in-chief of Areo Magazine) wrote an op-ed for USA Today titled, “From dog rape to white men in chains: We fooled the biased academic left with fake studies” in which they spelled out the purpose, method...
  • Analysis: Elizabeth Warren's Latest 'Native American' Defense is a Cringe-worthy Embarrassment

    10/15/2018 12:59:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Katie mentioned this story earlier -- but having written about Sen. Warren's stolen privilege in my book, I wanted to take a crack at this new information, too.  In case you missed it, Warren has released a new "fact" sheet about her supposed Native American heritage, along with an online video: My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of @realDonaldTrump’s attacks on our heritage. And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry. pic.twitter.com/r3SNzP22f8— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018 Conspicuously absent from this mini-film? Any actual...
  • How to Ignore Climate Change

    10/15/2018 7:59:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | October 13, 2018 | by Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA
    Disturbing research on how climate change is hurting our emotional well-being. Climate change is a major stressor in contemporary life. There is not a single day that we don’t read about the hazards of climate change, learn about a horrible disaster plausible connected with climate change. For those of us who accept the science, we often feel outrage at people - especially those in power - who not only refute climate change, but roll-back efforts intended to address the hazards facing our planet and species. In addition to outrage, shame, sorrow, helplessness, fear, disgust, resilience eroding cynicism, and the like......
  • In the voting booth, weigh climate change as a pro-life issue

    10/15/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 14, 2018 | by Michael Wright
    ... As Catholic Christians, we are called to value life "in all its stages." This means we are also called to value that which sustains life, which includes things like health care, food and the environment, that is, creation. In fact, if we profess to be pro-life, we must necessarily be pro-creation. The U.S. bishops, in their document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," explain that the "culture of life begins with the preeminent obligation to protect innocent life from direct attack and extends to defending life whenever it is threatened or diminished." Clearly, this applies to environmental degradation that directly...
  • Opinion: Would you eat insects to save the planet from global warming?

    10/15/2018 7:28:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 15, 2018 | by Jessica Brown
    More people would give up meat for edible bugs if they believed they were tasty and trendy. The thought of rising sea levels and more intense heatwaves are enough to keep you up at night. But while we all know the situation is getting more serious, most of us are preoccupied with work, doctor’s appointments and paying bills – and these immediate, visceral worries win every time. Reducing our meat intake is crucial to avoiding climate breakdown, since food production accounts for about a quarter of all human-related greenhouse gas emissions, and is predicted to rise. In western countries, this...
  • Christianity Faces Biggest Split In a Millenium

    10/12/2018 12:07:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Week UK ^ | Oct 12, 2018
    Ukraine has secured approval from the global head of Orthodox Christianity to create its own Church independent of Russia’s patriarchate. Russian Patriarch Kirill said last month that his church would break ties with the Istanbul-based patriarchate. Such a separation would “catastrophically undermine the unity of global Orthodoxy..." The threat was echoed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. “We the Russian Church will not recognise this autocephaly, of course, and we will have no other choice but to sever ties with Constantinople." The question of whether the new Ukrainian Church will take over the Moscow Patriarchate’s property in the country is another...
  • Academia Tries To Spin Out of Hoax

    10/12/2018 12:44:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 9, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A trio of writers with credentials who managed to place dubious articles in academic journals are already being dismissed by academics attempting to downplay the prank. "Last week three scholars published an article reporting on how they had submitted over twenty fraudulent and purportedly ridiculous nonsense papers to various journals in gender and diversity studies," Hank Reichman writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "Seven were accepted, four were published online, and three were in process when the authors 'had to take the project public prematurely and thus stop the study, before it...