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  • Illinois Map Shows Where State Could Be Underwater From Lake Level Rise (only 6.77 years left)

    04/13/2024 5:53:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/13/24 | Chloe Mayer
    Scientists have created an interactive map that shows how parts of Illinois may be swallowed up by Lake Michigan as climate change bites. The Great Lakes in the Midwest comprise the largest unfrozen freshwater stores on Earth, but experts have forecast that rising water levels could have serious consequences. More than 30 million people live along the lakes' roughly 4,500 miles of coastline, which stretches across the U.S. and Canada, and touches upon the cities of Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo, New York. That means millions of families could be hit hard by new, higher water levels, which could potentially wash...
  • UN climate chief presses for faster action, says humans have 2 years left 'to save the world'

    04/11/2024 1:18:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    msn ^ | 04/11/2024 | SETH BORENSTEIN and JAMEY KEATEN
    OXFORD, England (AP) — Humanity has only two years left “to save the world” by making dramatic changes in the way it spews heat-trapping emissions and it has even less time to act to get the finances behind such a massive shift, the head of the United Nations climate agency said. With governments of the world facing a 2025 deadline for new and stronger plans to curb carbon pollution, nearly half of the world's populations voting in elections this year, and crucial global finance meetings later this month in Washington, United Nations executive climate secretary Simon Stiell said Wednesday he...
  • Think Tesla is in trouble? Pity even more its wannabe EV rivals

    04/11/2024 12:12:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Economist ^ | 04/11/24
    In recent months Tesla has had a bumpy ride. In January the electric-vehicle (ev) pioneer warned that growth would be “notably lower” this year, as motorists’ enthusiasm for battery power loses charge. The same month it had to suspend most production at its giant factory near Berlin because of supply disruptions caused by turmoil in the Red Sea. Its market share in China, the world’s biggest ev market, is falling as it fends off cheaper local competition, especially from byd, which late last year briefly eclipsed Tesla as the world’s biggest ev-maker. Tesla hit another big pothole on April 2nd,...
  • A Generation Lost to Climate Anxiety

    04/11/2024 7:28:44 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    RealClear Science ^ | 11 Apr, 2024 | David Zaruk
    In a far-reaching new essay in The New Atlantis, the environmental researcher Ted Nordhaus makes a damning and authoritative case that while the basic science of CO2 and climate is solid, it has been abused by the activist class in service of a wildly irresponsible and unscientific climate catastrophism. This reckless alarmism, saturated across the mainstream media and endlessly amplified by it, has had profound societal consequences. It has both distorted public understanding of the massive benefits the carbon economy makes possible and grossly exaggerated the risks of extreme events it allegedly makes more likely. As a result it has...
  • Thousands of Meteorites Are Vanishing in Antarctica. Now Scientists Have Revealed Why [Guess!]

    04/11/2024 5:56:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    The Debrief ^ | APRIL 10, 2024 | CHRISTOPHER PLAIN
    A team of European researchers says that hundreds of thousands of meteorites, which may provide valuable information about the dawn of life on Earth, are disappearing from Antarctica at an alarming rate. Based on their research, the scientists behind the alarming findings say that as many as three-quarters of the approximately 300,000-800,000 meteorites resting on the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet could be lost by 2050. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the research says the culprit behind the wholesale disappearance is the steady rise in global temperature. “For every tenth of a degree of increase in global...
  • Senate strikes down Biden administration's climate regulations targeting car emissions (only 6.78 years left)

    04/10/2024 7:18:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    The Senate on Wednesday afternoon voted in favor of passing a bill reversing the Biden administration's actions mandating states to track and set reduction goals for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on highways. The chamber approved the resolution in a 53-47 vote in which Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz.; Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Jon Tester, D-Mont.; and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined every Republican voting in the affirmative. The bill was introduced in February by Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; and Manchin. "Few things are more frustrating in government than un-elected bureaucrats asserting authority they don’t have and foisting federal...
  • Biden Spent $1 Trillion On One Of The Left’s Favorite Causes, But Voters Don’t Seem To Really Care: POLL

    04/10/2024 9:51:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    President Joe Biden is spending more than $1 trillion on his climate agenda, but it does not seem to be resonating at all with voters in battleground states, according to new polling from The Wall Street Journal.Only 2% of registered voters surveyed named climate change as the most important issue in the 2024 election, compared to 25% who identified immigration as the top issue and 22% who indicated that the economy was their top concern, according to the WSJ’s poll. The White House has touted Biden’s massive green agenda as “the most ambitious climate, conservation, and environmental justice agenda” in...
  • Was the Eclipse Caused by Climate Change or Racism?

    04/09/2024 3:58:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Just wondering.
  • EU climate service: March 2024 hottest on record; 10th straight record-breaking month

    04/09/2024 6:09:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | April 9, 2024 | By Paul Godfrey
    April 9 (UPI) -- The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said Tuesday that at 1.68 degrees Celsius hotter than the "pre-industrial" era, March was the warmest March on record and the tenth straight temperature record-breaking month. The new March high was calculated from an estimate of the average March temperature during the "pre-industrial" reference period, designated as 1850-1900 which also shows a year-round global average temperature from April 2023 to March 2024 period that is 1.58 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial average. The climate group's top scientist called for urgent cuts in the volume of greenhouse gasses being...
  • Swiss climate policy shortcomings violated human rights, top court rules

    04/09/2024 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 9, 2024 | By Gloria Dickie, Kate Abnett and Christian Levaux
    STRASBOURG, France, April 9 (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change. The European Court of Human Rights's (ECtHR) decision on the case brought by more than 2,000 elderly Swiss women set a precedent that will resonate across Europe and beyond for how courts deal with a growing trend of climate litigation. The Swiss women, known as KlimaSeniorinnen, argued their government's climate inaction put them at risk of dying during heatwaves. In her ruling, Court President Siofra...
  • European court rules human rights violated by climate inaction

    04/09/2024 10:32:22 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | April 9 | BBC
    A group of older Swiss women have won the first ever climate case victory in the European Court of Human Rights. The women, mostly in their 70s, said that their age and gender made them particularly vulnerable to the effects of heatwaves linked to climate change. The court said Switzerland's efforts to meet its emission reduction targets had been woefully inadequate. It is the first time the powerful court has ruled on global warming. Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg joined activists celebrating at the court in Strasbourg on Tuesday. "We still can't really believe it. We keep asking our lawyers, 'is...
  • The Polar Vortex Has Shifted Into Reverse – And Is Now Spinning Backwards

    04/08/2024 5:57:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 04 05 2024 | David Nield
    A major current of circulating air called the Arctic polar vortex has completely reversed course and is now spinning 'backwards'. With winds now blowing easterly, scientists are trying to predict what effect this might have on weather systems in the coming months. Before you start envisioning the sudden collapse of our planet's weather systems, these reversals aren't all that unusual. While the strength of the reversed winds has attracted attention, this is not the first reversal this year. During the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, the vortex's circulating winds slow down and start spinning easterly (clockwise around the Arctic)...
  • ABC’s Hostin Links Eclipses, Earthquakes, Cicadas to Climate Change

    04/08/2024 5:16:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/08/2024 | Pam Key
    ABC legal analyst Sunny Hostin said Monday on ABC’s “The View” that eclipses, earthquakes and cicadas could “lead one to believe” that “climate change exists.” Partial transcript as follows: HOSTIN: I know, right? I have to say, one of our wonderful makeup artists…when the earthquake was happening, she put her coat on and she was, like, Jesus is coming. I’m out. I’m leaving. We got a solar eclipse. We’ve got an earthquake. She ran down the hallway. GRIFFIN: The Rapture is here! HOSTIN: The Rapture is here. Also, I learned that the cica-ah-das are coming.
  • Truckers challenge Biden administration over climate crackdown on electric big rig. ('That's how useless they are.')

    04/07/2024 3:08:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/03/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    American truck drivers are sounding the horn on the Biden administration's recently finalized environmental regulations that aim to push for the heavy-duty vehicle sector to go all-electric. The truckers voiced concerns that electric heavy-duty vehicle technology is not nearly advanced enough to replace the nation's existing diesel-powered fleet, noting limitations on vehicle batteries, like low performance in cold weather conditions and shorter range. They also warned that the lack of high-powered charging infrastructure and power grid upgrades needed for fueling vehicles would present additional problems. "I'm an owner-operator. I've been in the business for 30 years," Mike Nichols, a Wisconsin-based...
  • I'm Starting to Think the 'Smart' in 'Smart Meter' Is About How Utilities and the Climate Cult Can Screw You Over

    04/06/2024 8:50:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2024 | Beege Wellborn
    Our Ebola just landed in England for a tour after a couple of years in Germany. His first few days have been the usual tumult of Air Force ineptitude coupled with adapting to another completely different country. As I've been knee-deep in England's self-induced energy challenges for going on a couple of years now, and the kiddo has to start house hunting this weekend, I've been kind of worried about what it's going to cost him to stay warm next winter. At least in Germany he had one of those uber-efficient and relatively affordable wood-burning stacks that will heat the...
  • NJ Senate candidate slammed for blaming climate change for earthquake that rocked NYC metro area

    04/06/2024 5:13:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/06/2024 | Katherine Donlevy
    A candidate running for Senate in New Jersey was ruthlessly goaded on social media after claiming the “climate crisis” was to blame for the Friday earthquake that rocked the tri-state area. Green Party member Christina Amira Khalil shared the controversial message just minutes after the quake, which was the strongest temblor to strike near the Big Apple in 140 years. “I experienced my first earthquake in NJ. We never get earthquakes. The climate crisis is real. The weirdest experience ever,” Khalil wrote on X.
  • About That Inevitable Transition to Electric Vehicles...

    04/05/2024 10:16:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/05/2024 | Stephen Green
    A funny thing happened on the way to our all-electric future: reality.I've written at length in recent weeks about Presidentish Joe Biden's hamfisted and wrongheaded EPA rules meant to force everybody into electric vehicles, whether EVs suit their needs or not. But maybe nothing compares to Oliver Price's headline on Wednesday, asking, "Is this the end of the EV?"Well, no. But we're still far, far away from the end of dino-burning engines — and likely to stay that way for far longer than the grifters in the EV industry and the autocrats in Washington (and several states, too) would have...
  • The Carbon Emperor has no Clothes: They say that we are engulfed in an existential crisis for the very existence of earth as a life-sustaining planet. The evidence suggests otherwise

    04/04/2024 9:16:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2024 | John M. Contino
    Martin Durkin has written and directed an informative film titled “Climate: The Movie.” A select group of (mostly former) climate scientists from academia, government, and industry, speak to the truth about the earth’s climate from the near and distant past. The movie backs up its claims with a diverse selection of slides and graphs which track micro and macro trends of the multivariate factors which contribute to changes in climate.Geological evidence from thousands and millions of years ago can provide a wealth of information about the history of the earth’s climate. From rock strata and ice cores, from fossils of...
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles ... and Trucks: Biden administration has announced new stringent emissions requirements for virtually the entire American transportation system

    04/03/2024 10:10:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03 | Stephen Moore
    The Biden administration has announced in recent weeks new stringent emissions requirements for virtually the entire American transportation system.The Environmental Protection Agency will mandate by the year 2035 that virtually every car made and sold in America must be an EV. No more gas cars. The New York Times comically declared that motorists don't have to worry because this "is not a ban on gasoline-powered vehicles." Sure it isn't. Today less than 2% of cars use the electric power grid for fuel. So soon we will see 50 times more demand for electricity from autos. Then the EPA announced new...
  • Federal court strikes down Biden's climate rule for states (only 6.80 years left)

    04/02/2024 8:53:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/02/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    A federal district court has overturned the Biden administration's climate rule that required states to track and set reduction goals for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on highways. In a sweeping judgment late Monday, Judge Benjamin Beaton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ordered the Federal Highway Administration to stand down on the rules, which the agency finalized in November. The ruling represents a major victory for the State of Kentucky, which challenged the regulations alongside 21 other states. "President Biden’s radical environmental agenda has lost touch with reality, and Kentucky families, farmers and workers...