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  • Climate Change Led To The Spread Of Uralic Languages

    05/15/2022 4:37:28 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 19 replies
    The Uralic language family and languages such as Finnish, Estonian, Saami and Hungarian began to spread west approximately 4,200–3,900 years ago, first to the central Volga region and later to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic. The Uralic language family is a few hundred years younger than the Indo-European one, and its spread led to contacts with Indo-Iranian language variants and the creation of a long contact zone in the area currently known as central Russia. Early loan words originating from this contact made their way into the Uralic languages that were beginning to emerge, including Sami, the Balto-Finnic languages,...
  • Scientists Have Identified What Triggered The World's Biggest Climate Catastrophe

    05/10/2022 11:02:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | May 10, 2022 | TIMOTHY CHAPMAN ET AL.
    Artist's impression of the catastrophe. (Katrina Kenny © 2022, author provided) Some 252 million years ago the world was going through a tumultuous period of rapid global warming. To understand what caused it, scientists have looked to one particular event in which a volcanic eruption in what is now Siberia spewed huge volumes of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. However, there is evidence the climate was already changing before this. Sea surface temperatures had increased by more than 6-8 ℃ in the hundreds of thousands of years leading up to the Siberian outpouring. Temperatures increased again after it, so much...
  • A Climate Emergency Driven by Fraudulent Computer Models and Deep Pockets

    05/03/2022 7:47:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    America Out Loud ^ | May 3, 2022 | Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
    The drive to declare a “climate emergency” has swept much of the world. According to the Climate Emergency Declaration website:“2,094 jurisdictions in 38 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to over 1 billion citizens.”But the “emergency” is nowhere to be found in the real world.After all, the so-called “Global Average Temperature” has only risen about 1.2 degrees Celsius since 1880 despite a nearly 50% rise in CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Yet, it was during this period when one would expect the most temperature increase due to CO2 rise....
  • Kerry: Industry should convince Congress on climate action

    04/25/2022 12:03:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/25/2023 | Zack Budryk
    U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Monday that American industrial leaders should be working to convince members of Congress to take action on climate change. “I think one of the things you could really help us with is the Congress of the United States,” Kerry told Warner Baxter, the executive chairman of Ameren and the vice chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, during the 6th Global Electrification Forum.
  • EARTH HOUR BARBECUES! (vanity)

    04/22/2022 2:35:27 PM PDT · by Persevero · 30 replies
    My Ornery Self ^ | 4-22-22 | Persevero
    FReepers, it is Earth Day! For Earth Hour, let's be sure to fire up our barbecues with some good red meat. Turn up the a/c inside and let those festive lights blaze. Perhaps take a long sightseeing drive. Celebrate!!
  • Big Oil must face California city and county lawsuits over climate change

    04/21/2022 3:24:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    Court House News Service ^ | April 19, 2022 | MARIA DINZEO
    The Ninth Circuit affirmed Tuesday that lawsuits seeking to hold the world’s largest energy companies financially liable for climate change and the rising sea levels that threaten California’s coastal communities should stay in state court, setting the stage for a legal offensive comparable to one that won multibillion-dollar awards against Big Tobacco.
  • Al Roker Shares Planet Panic With Barack Obama

    04/15/2022 5:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2022 | Tim Graham
    Whenever Barack 0bama grants an interview to one of his adorers in the media, one who arrives bathed in the glow of servility, everyone should be reminded that this is a major reason why people don't trust the media. In every interview, 0bama is treated as a global celebrity and as the wisest of wise men. One can understand a journalist offering more tender inquiries to an ex-president, but there is no difference in tenderness between now and during his presidency. Look no further than NBC's 0bama interview by weatherman Al Roker, which aired on April 12-13. "Scrutiny" or "accountability"...
  • Biden climate czar Gina McCarthy expected to step down in May (only 8.78 years left)

    04/16/2022 8:09:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 4/14/22 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON - White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy is expected to step down next month, a person familiar with her decision confirmed. McCarthy had initially expected to wrap up her service by the end of February, but she agreed to stay a bit longer, the person said. She is expected to return to her native Boston. In a tweet late Thursday, McCarthy pushed back against the reports. "Reports that I have resigned from my position as President Biden’s National Climate Advisor are simply inaccurate. We’ve made great progress these past 14 months, but we have much more work to...
  • Record-Breaking Simulation Hints at How Climate Shaped Human Migration

    04/14/2022 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 14, 2022 | By Freda Kreier, Nature magazine
    A colossal simulation of the past two million years of Earth’s climate provides evidence that temperature and other planetary conditions influenced early human migration — and possibly contributed to the emergence of the modern-day human species around 300,000 years ago. The finding is one of many to come out of the largest model so far to investigate how changes in Earth’s movement have influenced climate and human evolution, published in Nature today. “This is another brick in the wall to support the role of climate in shaping human ancestry,” says Peter de Menocal, director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution...
  • For First Time, Measurable Snowfall Hits Portland, Oregon, in April

    04/14/2022 8:49:00 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/11/2022 | Jake Thomas
    Unexpected winter weather in Portland, Oregon, closed schools, downed trees and left residents without electricity as the state's largest city saw its first April snowfall in recorded history. Residents of Portland woke up to a blanket of snow Monday morning after cold air and wet weather caused unseasonably frigid overnight conditions. Portland saw its first ever snowfall documented in April since the National Weather Service (NWS) began keeping records in 1940. The snow follows other unusual weather events the Pacific Northwest has seen over the last year.
  • Earth day is coming up. It is a good time to remind the public what the predictions were 52 years ago

    04/12/2022 3:44:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Apr, 2022 | Jack Hellner
    On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, the world was warned that billions would die soon because of a disastrous ice age. The Earth had been cooling for thirty years and it was about to get much worse. Crops would not survive the ice age so the people couldn’t be fed, The Earth was cooling even though CO2, the population, and fossil fuel consumption was rising rapidly, which we are told causes warming. The complicit media dutifully repeated these warnings to scare the public with no questions and no research. The warnings were 100% wrong because they were WAGS...
  • The Unspoken Evil of Climate Change Tyrants

    04/12/2022 4:06:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Apr, 2022 | Barry Shaw
    The current US Administration has driven the world into a more dangerous place, and it has been led there by the climate change dictators. Consider where they have led us. The forceful anti-fossil fuel dictates of the green energy policy makers have led America from being not just energy independent but also a major exporter to become dependent on dangerous and belligerent regimes. They closed the spigots decades before the essential infrastructure had been installed to sustain any adequate dependence on wind-power, solar panels, or semiconductor chips. They are so maniacal in their devotion to their golden calf that they...
  • “GREEN” DREAMS KILL PEOPLE

    04/12/2022 5:32:34 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11 Apr 2022 | John Hinderaker
    How many people have died, or will die, as a result of the Left’s “green” fantasies? To begin with, who has taken responsibility for the hundreds of thousands–maybe millions–of Africans who have died because of the Left’s insane banning of DDT? No one, of course. Will there ever be an accounting? Currently, the war between Russia and Ukraine dominates the headlines. We all know that global petroleum supplies have been disrupted by the war, but perhaps more significant is the war’s impact on agriculture. Ukraine and Russia are two of the top grain-exporting countries in the world. Ukraine has been...
  • EXCLUSIVE: GOP Calls Out Biden’s Attempt To Impose A ‘Green New Deal’ Through Wall Street Regulation 'More regulations on private citizens and businesses is not, and never will be, the answer'

    04/12/2022 9:01:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/12/2022 0731 hrs edt | Thomas Catenacci
    A group of 40 House Republicans sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Tuesday, urging the agency to rescind a regulatory proposal forcing companies to disclose “climate-related risks.” The Republicans, led by House Oversight Subcommittee on Environment Ranking Member Ralph Norman and North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd, slammed the financial regulator, saying it exceeded its congressionally-mandated authority in issuing the climate rule, in the letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The lawmakers added that the rule was especially inappropriate given the ongoing energy crisis. “The SEC’s proposed climate rule is bad for business, bad...
  • Climate Crusader Lizzo Poses While Boarding (Another) Private Jet (warning disturbing image)

    04/12/2022 9:20:37 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 April 2022 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/04/11/climate-crusader-lizzo-poses-while-boarding-another-private-jet/
  • OPEC tells EU it's not possible to replace potential Russian oil supply loss

    04/11/2022 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2022 | By Kate Abnett and Alex Lawler
    BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) -OPEC told the European Union on Monday that current and future sanctions on Russia could create one of the worst ever oil supply shocks and it would be impossible to replace those volumes, and signalled it would not pump more. European Union officials held talks in Vienna with representatives of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries amid calls for the group to increase output and as the EU considers potential sanctions on Russian oil. "We could potentially see the loss of more than 7 million barrels per day (bpd) of Russian oil and other liquids exports, resulting...
  • WA state to preserve 10,000 forest acres as carbon reserve

    04/09/2022 10:15:52 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/22
    SEATTLE — Washington state has launched a new program to save 10,000 acres of forest land as a carbon reserve. The Seattle Times reports the state intends to lease the trees as carbon credits to emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The DNR is partnering with Finite Carbon, a developer and supplier of carbon offsets, which will verify the effectiveness of the offsets. Purchasers are expected to be larger corporations seeking to achieve reductions in their carbon emissions, said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, adding that in the first 10 years of the program, the DNR hopes...
  • Investors Urge Governments Not to Ditch Climate for Energy Security

    04/08/2022 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters via US News ^ | April 8, 2022 | By Simon Jessop
    LONDON (Reuters) - Asset owners managing more than $10.4 trillion have urged governments not to let worries about security of fossil fuel supplies impede the transition to greener energy needed to limit catastrophic climate change. With governments scrambling to replace Russian oil and gas supplies after the invasion of Ukraine, United Nations climate scientists issued new warnings this week on the need to quickly scale up renewable energy and roll back support for emissions-intensive fossil fuels. The Steering Group of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, which counts some of the world's largest pension schemes and insurers as members, said on...
  • ‘The most important issue of our time’: Mass. Senate unveils climate change legislation for electric vehicles, all-electric buildings

    04/08/2022 9:47:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    MassLive ^ | April 7, 2022 | By Alison Kuznitz
    State senators unveiled a suite of concrete climate change regulations tallying more than $250 million Thursday that they consider vital for ensuring Massachusetts achieves net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, including incentives to bolster the transition to electric vehicles and all-electric building construction. The bill calls for the creation of a $100 million Clean Energy Investment Fund to spur infrastructure developments. There’s also a proposed $100 million Electric Vehicle Adoption Incentive Trust Fund in the bill, plus $3,500 rebates — an increase of $1,000 from the current provision — for zero-emission cars and light-duty trucks. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft...
  • Rio says climate change "at heart of strategy" after investors demand action

    04/08/2022 9:11:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters via Nasdaq ^ | April 8, 2022 | By Clara Denina and Helen Reid
    [NOTE: Rio Tinto Group is the world's second-largest metals and mining corporation] LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto on Friday said climate change was central to its new strategy at its first in-person annual general meeting (AGM) in two years in London, after shareholders demanded the miner set clear targets to cut indirect emissions. Chief Executive Jakob Stausholm said the company had committed to increasing research spending to develop technologies enabling its customers to decarbonise, and highlighted its investments in renewable power. "Climate change... is the defining issue for our age, and is at the heart of our new...