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  • Environment: ‘Massive-scale mobilization’ necessary for climate change (only 9.99 years left)

    01/24/2021 4:43:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Chronicle Online ^ | 1/24/20 | Steve Lundeberg
    A year after a global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists declared a climate emergency, Oregon State University (OSU) researchers who initiated the declaration have released an update that points to a handful of hopeful signs, but shares continued alarm regarding an overall lack of progress in addressing climate risks. “Young people in more than 3,500 locations around the world have organized to push for urgent action,” said Oregon State University’s William Ripple, who co-authored “The Climate Emergency: 2020 in Review,” published in Scientific American. “And the Black Lives Matter movement has elevated social injustice and equality to the top...
  • The U.N. Says America Is Already Cutting So Much Carbon It Doesn’t Need The Paris Climate Accord

    01/24/2021 10:32:19 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 10, 2020 | Ellen R. Wald
    Yesterday, The United Nations released its Emissions Gap Report 2020, an annual assessment of contributions to greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. The report has some notable information amid an array of complicated projections that may or may not come true. It claims, for instance, that “despite a brief dip in carbon dioxide emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is still heading for a temperature rise.” But for the United States, the real value in this report is as an advisory that it need not join the Paris Climate Accord. This report is evidence that, instead, the U.S. should...
  • We Are On Correct Path Comrades, Edition 153

    01/23/2021 5:55:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-23-21 | MOTUS
    Thank goodness our Figurehead New World Order el Presidente (FINWOP) has rejoined the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization. That means we can have nice things again. Such as indoor dining** which in Democrat states has become as rare as free speech and other First Amendment rights. Now that Trump is gone – quelle surprise! – Covid is not so scary. We’ve got the new vaccines, the number of Covid positives and deaths appear to have been overstated and now we can get about reopening the economy. Transparency, – it’s back baby! And every bit as transparent as...
  • Incoming White House Climate Team Blames ‘Systemic Racism’ for Climate Change

    01/22/2021 6:11:40 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 85 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/18/21 | Collin Anderson
    A pair of top incoming White House environmental aides has blamed "systemic racism" as a driver of climate change in an attempt to justify a government-led economic overhaul. President-elect Joe Biden named progressive policy adviser Maggie Thomas as Office of Domestic Climate Policy chief of staff and climate advocate Cecilia Martinez as "senior director for environmental justice" on Thursday. Both Thomas and Martinez have cited racial inequality as perpetuating climate change, arguing that the Biden administration's environmental policy must be centered on "racial and economic justice." "Unless intentionally interrupted, systemic racism will continue to be a major obstacle to creating...
  • Big Tech Leaders, Corps. Slobber Over Biden’s Leftist Agenda

    01/22/2021 7:04:10 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/22/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Not even a full day had gone by in President Joe Biden’s administration, and Big Tech had already taken to Twitter to do public relations for his leftist agenda. Twitter, Amazon, IBM, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and liberal billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates all converged on the Twitter platform to express their giddiness over Biden’s blitz on climate change and immigration. The PR assault has continued a trend of Big Tech catering to the left.
  • Ted Cruz Coolly Responds to Seth Rogen's Not so 'Civil' Input on the Climate Accords

    01/21/2021 9:31:56 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/21/2021 1015 hrs est | Cortney O'Brien
    We have one of our first feuds of 2021. And once again, it features a conservative lawmaker versus a Hollywood celebrity. It all started when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shared his statement in opposition to one of President Biden's executive actions on Day One of his presidency – his decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. In his message, Sen. Cruz explains that bringing the U.S. back into the climate agreement will destroy thousands of jobs. Heritage Foundation studies have shown that re-entering the accord would cost us at least 400,000 American manufacturing jobs. In a sense, Cruz argues that...
  • Wind and Solar Dependency on Fossil Fuels Is a Fact We Cannot Ignore: Renewables simply cannot deliver the power needed at an affordable price

    01/21/2021 6:50:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2021 | By Vijay Jayaraj
    Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden is moving forward with his Clean Energy Agenda. At the heart of the proposed energy transition plans is the assumption that wind and solar offer cleaner and greener energy than fossil fuels, thus saving the world from a potential climate disaster.Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic Leader, tweeted on January 20, 2021, “The Senate Democratic majority will take up bold legislation to defeat the climate crisis by investing in clean infrastructure and manufacturing. It will create millions of good jobs for Americans, regardless of zip code.”Biden announced earlier this month that he is planning to cancel...
  • Marc Morano: COVID-19 Lockdowns Set Precedent for Climate Change Lockdown

    01/20/2021 8:43:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/20/2021 | Robert Kraychik
    Marc Morano, founder of Climate Depot and author of the forthcoming Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse than You Think, warned “climate change” would be used as a pretext for lockdowns as is being done with coronavirus. “They want to use the COVID lockdown as the model for climate lockdowns,” said Morano of Democrats and the broader left, offering his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
  • End of the world: Bizarre desert snowfall 'Biblical end of times prophecy' believers claim

    01/19/2021 5:29:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Jan 20, 2021 | Manon Dark
    BIBLICAL believers have compared snow falling in two different deserts as a sign that the end times are near.On Sunday, snow fell in Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province for the first time in 50 years. Temperatures in the area fell below -2C, according to local weather reports. On the previous Wednesday, it also snowed in the Algerian town of Ain Sefra. The region is commonly known as the Gateway to the Sahara. It was the fourth consecutive winter to have snow fall or ice in the normally dry area. Before the first snow and ice in Ain Sefra, it had been...
  • Xcel Energy paying $41M to get out of Colorado solar power experiment

    01/16/2021 6:33:46 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | 1/15/2021 | Greg Avery
    Xcel Energy wants to stop buying electricity from the world’s largest high-concentration solar energy plant, located in the San Luis Valley, and it will pay $41 million to the federal government to do it. The utility company has been purchasing power from the 30-megawatt solar plant in southern Colorado since 2012, when the federally backed project was one of the first of its kind and the largest using the technology anywhere. But parts on the solar farm have been starting to fail and there are no ready replacements — and the project’s owner, Kepco Solar of Alamosa LLC, tells Xcel...
  • Worried About Earth’s Future? Well, The Outlook Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp [for the record: see comment]

    01/16/2021 8:54:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 42 replies
    The Conversation ^ | The Conversation
    ...just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.The research published today reviews more than 150 studies to produce a stark summary of the state of the natural world...Our paper was authored by 17 leading scientists... While the problems are too numerous to cover in full here, they include:a halving of vegetation biomass since the agricultural revolution around 11,000 years ago...about 1,300 documented species extinctions over the past 500 years, with many more unrecorded... Read more: What is a 'mass extinction' and are we in one...
  • Commentary: Biden plans to fight climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before (only 10.05 years left)

    01/15/2021 2:19:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Press Herald ^ | 1/15/21 | Bill Ritter Jr.
    Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before – by mobilizing his entire administration to take on the challenge from every angle in a strategic, integrated way. The strategy is evident in the people Biden has chosen for his Cabinet and senior leadership roles: Most have track records for incorporating climate change concerns into a wide range of policies, and they have experience partnering across agencies and levels of government. Those skills are crucial, because slowing climate change will require a comprehensive and coordinated “all hands on deck” approach. **SNIP**...
  • Countries must 'urgently' adapt to climate change, UN warns

    01/14/2021 8:34:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.14.2021 | Ajit Niranjan
    World leaders and businesses are not putting enough money into adapting to dangerous changes in the climate and must “urgently step up action,” according to a report published Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Last year was the joint-hottest year on record and disasters struck every continent. Smoke-belching wildfires burned through communities from Australia to the Arctic. Extreme storms battered coastal cities from the Philippines to Nicaragua, while floods put a third of Bangladesh underwater and covered entire villages in Nigeria. Extreme weather and climate-related disasters have killed more than 410,000 people in the past 10 years, almost...
  • Americans Supposedly Just Voted For Only Electric Vehicles

    01/13/2021 9:44:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2021 | Duggan Flanakin
    The election of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and their ultra-progressive cabinet will hasten the death of the internal combustion engine in the United States, despite the nearly even party split in the House and Senate. They will just take their narrow victory as a license to implement all manner of decisions in the name of saving the planet. Or so we’re told. And maybe they’re right. President-elect Biden has promised his $2-trillion “climate change” plan will include “rigorous new fuel economy standards aimed at ensuring that 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emission vehicles...
  • Massive Snowfall Blankets Spain – Heaviest Snowfall in the Region in 50 Years

    01/12/2021 7:29:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By MICHAEL CARLOWICZ, NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY | JANUARY 12, 2021
    January 11, 2020 ======================================================== Meteorologists declared it the largest snowfall in the region since 1971. Between January 7–9, 2021, a moist, low-pressure weather system over the ocean collided with a cold air mass sitting over western Europe. The result was the heaviest snowfall over Spain in fifty years. After barely seeing significant snowfall for a decade, the capital city of Madrid was blanketed with widespread accumulations of 20 to 30 centimeters (8 to 12 inches). Some suburban and rural areas in central, northern, and eastern Spain were coated with up to 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow. The country’s State...
  • Bill Gates is accused of hypocrisy after joining bidding war to buy the world's largest private jet operator - one month before he releases his book preaching about climate change

    01/09/2021 8:45:21 AM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 09 2021 | Rachel Sharp
    Bill Gates has been accused of hypocrisy after entering a bid to buy the world's largest private jet operator, just one month before he releases a book preaching about climate change. The Microsoft boss's company Cascade Investment entered the bidding war for Signature Aviation Friday, teaming up with Blackstone Group to make a $4.3 billion play for the British private jet servicing company. Cascade and Blackstone are now going head-to-head with private equity firm Carlyle, which had already made an initial takeover approach.
  • Scientists warn of extreme winter weather in early 2021 due to sudden stratospheric warming [hold my beer]

    01/06/2021 7:53:05 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 26 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 1/6/2021 | John Anderer
    Much of the world may be in store for particularly intense winter weather in the coming weeks, according to a study just released by a team in the United Kingdom. Researchers report a major meteorological event is occurring high in the sky above the North Pole. This sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) event is estimated to occur in early January 2021. What exactly does that mean? The Earth’s stratosphere is a layer of the atmosphere located around six to 30 miles above the ground. Scientists consider an SSW event to be among the most extreme atmospheric phenomena. It usually leads to...
  • The greenies' tales about Hawaii's vanishing beaches miss one important fact

    01/04/2021 6:19:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    The greenies have a new battle in the "war on climate change." They want to rid the world of sea walls. Sea walls are barriers that property owners put on the waterside of the beach to protect their property from encroaching waves. According to the environmentalists, though, sea walls exacerbate the way anthropogenic climate change and the resulting rise of the sea destroy beachfront property. I'm sure this a fine theory, except for the part about anthropogenic climate change causing the sea to rise.In fact, as this article from Watts Up With That explains with tremendous clarity, any sea level...
  • Feds give Chinese-backed firm $47 million to build wind farm N.J. doesn’t want

    05/08/2014 7:10:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    New Jersey regulators rejected a Chinese-backed windmill project twice, but that didn’t stop the Department of Energy. The federal government has awarded $47 million to sweeten the deal for a $188 million project the Garden State has deemed too risky for ratepayers. ... The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities concluded in April that the Chinese company did not demonstrate financial integrity.
  • Sacrificing freedom for the environment German MP suggests restrictions similar to Covid 19 lockdowns to fight climate change

    12/28/2020 9:05:01 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    KXAN36 news ^ | 12 28 2020 | Staff
    Humanity should sacrifice “personal freedom” just as many nations did during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to successfully fight climate change, a German MP has said, adding that there will “never” be a vaccine against CO2. Germany had barely started its coronavirus vaccination campaign when a Social Democratic MP, Karl Lauterbach, warned that his compatriots need to brace themselves for yet another challenge: global warming. “We need measures to deal with climate change that are similar to the restrictions on personal freedom [imposed] to combat the pandemic,” the professor of health economics and epidemiology at the University of Cologne wrote...