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  • Climate change researchers recommend banning frequent flyer reward programs to cut carbon emissions

    10/15/2019 4:47:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/19 | Alexandra Ma
    A report commissioned by the UK government's official environmental advisers is calling to ban frequent flyer reward schemes to discourage people from traveling by air. **SNIP** The report has also proposed an "air miles levy" to target frequent flyers while protecting those who don't travel as much or travel shorter distances. By placing the levies on frequent flyers, rather than a flat fuel tax, those who don't fly as often would in theory not be disproportionately affected. "Aviation has so far enjoyed generous tax treatment despite a large proportion of flights being taken by a small, wealthy segment of the...

    10/14/2019 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    powerline ^ | October 14,2019 | John Hinderaker
    If this decision stands, every farmer in Minnesota who wants to add more cows (or other animals, presumably) to his farm will have to pay lawyers to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement that calculates the effect of the additional farm animals on the Earth’s average temperature. I can save them some money: the impact is zero, to however many decimal points you want to work it out to. Is this a big deal? It certainly is. Daley Farms has been trying since July 2017 to expand its operation. God only knows how much money it has spent already. With the...
  • WOW! ABC News Uses 2016 Gun Range Video and Lies to Pass It Off as Turkey Bombing the Kurds in Syria

    10/14/2019 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Jayster · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 14,2019 | Jim Hoft
    The fake news mainstream media is working overtime to push their propaganda to smear President Trump. The latest lies coming from the media is the footage of Turkish fighters in northern Syria. ABC News played video this weekend of Turkey bombing the Kurds in Syria. But the video is not from Syria. The video is from a Knob Creek Machine Gun shoot in America back in April 2016 and loaded in 2017 to YouTube. You can see the onlookers watching the entire display.
  • SFO plans to surround airport with 10-mile wall to protect against rising bay waters (only $587 mil)

    10/13/2019 6:57:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/11/19 | PAUL ROGERS
    Concerned that rising waves will flood runways and buildings in the coming years, officials at San Francisco International Airport are moving ahead with a $587 million plan to build a major new sea wall around the entire airport. The plan, the latest example of the growing cost of climate change in California, involves driving steel pilings - sheets with interlocking edges - into the mud and also constructing concrete walls in some places around all of the airport’s 10-mile perimeter. “This is something we’ve been looking at for many years,” said Doug Yakel, a spokesman for the airport. “What’s changed...
  • Climate change activists are focused on all the wrong solutions (only 11.27 years left)

    10/13/2019 9:26:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/19 | Bjorn Lomborg
    As it is becoming obvious that political responses to global warming such as the Paris treaty are not working... **SNIP** Solving climate change, in fact, requires getting China, India and all the other developing countries on board to cut emissions. But of course, their goal is to lift their populations out of poverty with cheap and reliable energy. How do we square that? A carbon tax can play a limited but important role in factoring the costs of climate change into fossil-fuel use. Nobel laureate climate economist William Nordhaus has shown that implementing a small but rising global carbon tax...
  • With warming,get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires

    10/11/2019 6:51:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    ap ^ | 10/11/2019 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer,scientists say.
  • Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer (only 11.28 years left)

    10/11/2019 6:47:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/11/19 | Justin Rowlatt
    The UK government must tell the public small, easy changes will not be enough to tackle climate change, warn experts. Researchers from Imperial College London say we must eat less meat and dairy, swap cars for bikes, take fewer flights, and ditch gas boilers at home. The report, seen by BBC Panorama , has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint. It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets. The government has passed a law obliging the country to cut carbon emissions to...
  • Marshall Islands declares national climate crisis

    10/11/2019 11:00:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/19 | Miranda Green
    The Republic of the Marshall Islands, one of the lowest lying island nations in the world, has declared a national emergency over climate change. The country’s president, Hilda Heine, tweeted the news Friday, blaming the international community for not acting quickly enough to mitigate global warming “of its own making.” “Our parliament has officially declared a national climate crisis. As one of only four low-lying coral atoll nations in the world, the failure of the international community to adequately respond to the global climate crisis of its own making holds particularly grave consequences,” she tweeted. The official declaration of the...
  • Why evangelicals oppose Trump over Syria

    10/11/2019 10:00:40 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/11/19 | Jerry Adler
    The televangelist Pat Robertson stood by Donald Trump in 2016 during the storm over the “Access Hollywood” tape of the Republican candidate boasting about assaulting women, dismissing the remarks as “macho talk.” As recently as last month, he defended Trump’s attempt to get Ukraine to discredit Joe Biden, calling the idea of impeachment “absurd.” But this week, finally, Trump did something that “absolutely appalled” Robertson, leading him to warn that the president was in danger of losing “the mandate of Heaven”
  • Iranian oil tanker damaged in 'rocket attack'

    10/11/2019 3:16:45 AM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 11, 2019 | Sanya Burgess
    The Iranian tanker, spilling oil into the Red Sea, is being diverted back towards Iran. An Iranian oil tanker has been been damaged near the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iran's foreign ministry has confirmed. Iranian state news agency ISNA said this morning that an Iranian oil tanker was been hit by two missiles, citing the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).
  • Climber, 8, tackles replica of Trump's 'virtually impenetrable' border wall (Video)

    10/10/2019 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 69 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 10, 2019, 9:00AM | Cillian O’Brian
    U.S. President Donald Trump tours a section of the southern border wall, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) In a video posted online, an eight-year-old girl clambers up a replica of the border wall that U.S. President Donald Trump has called "virtually impenetrable." Mom Karla Hancock posted a video of little Lucy Hancock scaling a wooden wall model in Kentucky, ahead of a border-wall climbing competition there next weekend. As she climbs up the wall, Lucy wears a belay, a safety harness designed to catch a falling climber. "We were able to help perform preliminary...
  • California wildfires are bad. Climate change will make them even worse, new study says

    10/10/2019 10:45:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Merced Sun-Star ^ | October 10, 2019 | By Andrew Sheeler
    As bad as wildfires have been in Northern and Central California in recent years, another new study shows that climate change could make them even worse in the coming years. That study, published by researchers from Brown University in the journal Environmental Research Letters, found that “climate has been the main driver of fire on a regional scale” in the Sierra Nevada region, according to Richard Vachula, the study’s lead author. “We find that warm and dry conditions promote fire, which in light of climate model predictions suggests that future fires may be more extensive than we have observed in...
  • Climate change means more home buyouts ahead. A new study shows they can worsen inequality

    10/10/2019 10:32:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 9, 2019 | by Alex Harris
    As sea levels rise, more and more homeowners will be desperate to sell their flooding homes. And increasingly, they’re expected to turn to an unusual buyer: the federal government. It’s a form of retreat from climate change, one FEMA has been paying for since 1989 using local governments as the brokers. Economic models suggest buying people out will be the most common tool in poorer, less dense communities, and wealthier places will spend their cash armoring the coast so that residents can fight nature and stay in their homes. But a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances showed...
  • Climate change threatens hundreds of North American bird species with extinction, study says

    10/10/2019 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    WPBF-TV Orlando ^ | October 10, 2019 | by Bill Weir
    Nearly two-thirds of North American birds studied will go extinct if global warming hits 3 degrees Celsius (5.4ËšF), a new report from the National Audubon Society finds. Orioles, eagles, grouse and gulls are among 389 types of bird - 64% of 604 species assessed on this continent - that are highly or moderately vulnerable to climate change, the study says. The stark warning follows research published last month that showed the U.S. and Canada had lost 2.9 billion birds in about the last 50 years. The existential threat to birds also impacts humanity. As canaries warned coal miners of invisible...
  • Enviros put the squeeze on Charmin toilet paper

    10/10/2019 9:34:00 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 44 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 10/10/2019 | Irina Ivanova
    Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble faces pressure from environmentalists to clean up its act. More than 150 groups are pushing the maker of Charmin toiler paper and Bounty paper towels to use recycled materials in its products. Currently, neither of those products uses recycled paper, and about one-third of it is sourced from Canada's boreal forest — a large swath of virgin forest that rings the Arctic Circle and acts as a critical check on climate change. "It's just unacceptable that a company like P&G is making toilet paper, a product that is used for seconds and flushed, from...
  • Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit ... [tr]

    10/10/2019 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2019 | By Thomas Lifson
    Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, is the creator of the "hockey stick graph" that appears to show global temperatures taking a noticeable swing upward in the era when humanity has been burning fossil fuels and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. The graph was first published in 1998[...] The graph's methodology and accuracy have been and continue to be hotly contested, but Mann has taken the tack of suing two of his most prominent critics for defamation or libel. One case, against Mark Steyn, is called by Steyn likely to end up in the Supreme Court. But another...
  • FLASHBACK: In 2004, The U.S. Senate Was Warned That Climate Change is a Hoax

    10/09/2019 3:22:11 AM PDT · by Moseley · 39 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jonathon Moseley
    We actually do not know how much carbon dioxide was in Earth’s atmosphere prior to the 1930s. Devices to reliably measure carbon dioxide in the air went through painstaking, slow, bumpy development. Instruments did not really come into their own until around 1930. Because we don’t know the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere, climate change proponents depend upon unreliable “proxies.” They substitute gas pockets retrieved from ice core samples from deep within ancient glaciers. They hope this will tell us Earth’s ancient atmosphere and the concentration of CO2 in the air. Speculation that air pockets remain exactly the same...
  • September 2019 tied as 2nd hottest on record for U.S.

    10/08/2019 10:31:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    NOAA ^ | 10/08/19 | NOAA
    Despite being the start of meteorological autumn, September felt more like a summer swelter across much of the contiguous United States. The month was also drier than normal, but 2019 continued its soggy stretch with the wettest January through September period (YTD) ever recorded. The U.S. also experienced four new weather disasters since May, each exceeding $1 billion: Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Storm Imelda, a southern/eastern severe weather outbreak, and flooding of the Arkansas River that impacted Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Here are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly U.S. Climate Report: Climate by the numbers September 2019 The average temperature...
  • Americans fear climate change - and the cost of figuring it out (only 11.29 years left)

    10/05/2019 11:12:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10/05/19 | Noah Smith
    Although the wealthy can and should be expected to make larger sacrifices than the middle class, it's vanishingly unlikely that any plan serious enough to slow global warming will leave the bulk of Americans financially untouched. But if Americans are going to be asked to engage in a war on climate change, they should understand the material and economic sacrifices that will be required of them. The best way to do this is to look at an ambitious, well-crafted climate plan like the one put forward by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. **SNIP** Much of this could be financed with taxes...
  • Fake hate-crime report at Christian school fuels hoax ‘epidemic’

    10/05/2019 8:44:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 30, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Black Virginia girl who accused white boys of cutting her dreadlocks recants It sounded almost too outrageous to be true: A black girl attacked during recess at a private Christian school by three white boys who cut off her dreadlocks. As it turns out, it wasn’t true. The racially charged allegations made by 12-year-old Amari Allen were false, according to statements by her family and Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, the latest example of what author and professor Wilfred Reilly calls an “epidemic of hoax hate crimes.” “I would say most of the highly publicized hate crime incidents in...