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  • Leftist James Murdoch Investing Heavily in Associated Press Climate Reporting Hub: Report

    10/20/2021 12:52:09 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/20/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Climate activist James Murdoch is set to make a multimillion-dollar investment in the Associated Press climate journalism as if AP didn’t already have a big enough left-wing bias. The Murdoch investment is going toward “the formation of a new climate reporting hub at the Associated Press,” according to an Axios scoop. The hub will reportedly employ 20 journalists backed by multiple donors. This is a stunning development, given the leftist causes that Murdoch — the estranged son of News Corporation Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch — currently funds.
  • Maldives minister: Failure to limit warming a death sentence

    10/20/2021 7:04:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 20, 2021 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A failure to limit global warming could mean a “death sentence” for small island nations like the Maldives, including the end of their livelihoods and cultures, the country’s environment minister said Wednesday. A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said earlier this year that the world is likely to exceed the 1.5 C increase in the 2030s, earlier than expected. “The difference between 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees, for us, really is a death sentence,” Aminath Shauna, the Maldives’ minister for environment, climate change and technology, said in an online interview. She said...
  • Sen. Manchin Revolts — Delivers Devastating News To Democrats on Climate Change Package

    10/19/2021 9:17:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Populist Press ^ | 10/19/2021
    Click here to view the full articleSen. Joe Manchin’s refusal to back a climate change package that is the centerpiece of Joe Biden’s plan to shift away from carbon-based energy production and dramatically reduce emissions to meet global objectives is endangering passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill already passed in the Senate as well as the president’s larger $3.5 trillion social spending measure.“Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D‑N.Y.) two-track strategy for passing Biden’s agenda was based on the expectation that Manchin would give ground to progressives in exchange for their support of the hard infrastructure bill that he and Sen....
  • COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions

    10/19/2021 7:03:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 October 2021 | uncredited
    ... many developing nations have insisted on having an in-person COP. They feel that it is far easier for their voices to be ignored on a dodgy Zoom connection. ...There's some evidence that this works. In 2015, the presence of island states and vulnerable nations was key to securing the commitment to limit temperature changes to 1.5C in the Paris Agreement... ...don't expect to see to many overnight changes across the world as a result of these steps. They are all likely to have long lead-in times, with more flexibility on dates shown towards developing countries... ...The UN is now...
  • Leftist Millionaire To Fund Associated Press Climate Change Reporting

    10/19/2021 3:40:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 10/19/2021 1525 hrs EDT | THOMAS CATENACCI
    James Murdoch, the son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn are close to a deal to fund a climate reporting division of the Associated Press, according to Axios. The Murdoch couple will make a multi-million-dollar investment in the Associated Press as part of the deal, two sources familiar with the negotiations told Axios. The investment will go towards the creation of a new AP climate reporting hub which will employ 20 reporters. The new climate division at the AP would reportedly have other donors in addition to the Murdochs, according to Axios. James and Kathryn Murdoch...
  • Climate backfire: Coal-fired power jumps as natural gas prices soar

    10/19/2021 10:45:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 18, 2021 | By Valerie Richardson
    Coal-fired electricity generation climbed this year in the U.S. for the first time since the Obama administration, spurred by spiking natural gas prices, a setback for the Biden climate agenda and a sign that the president’s drilling crackdown may be backfiring. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday that electricity generated by coal-fired plants is expected to jump by 22% in 2021 over last year’s levels for the first year-over-year increase since 2014. The reason: the rising cost of natural gas, which began climbing in April and hit a 13-year high this month, fueled by pent-up pandemic demand that has...
  • Nationalism to confront globalism at Glasgow climate summit

    10/19/2021 6:27:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 10/18/2021 | Pat Buchanan
    "Extraordinary, isn't it? I've been hearing all about COP," said the queen to the duchess of Cornwall. "Still don't know who is coming. … We only know about people who are not coming. … It's really irritating when they talk but they don't do." Queen Elizabeth II was expressing her exasperation at the possible number of no-shows at the U.K.'s coming climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Among the absentees may be Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country generates more carbon dioxide than the U.S. and EU combined. Behind the queen's exasperation, however, lies a political reality. Nations like China are...
  • Pete Buttigieg speaks out... on climate - cars & trucks gotta go, time to walk or bike (only 9.26 years left)

    10/18/2021 3:42:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has faced a flurry of criticism from Republicans for taking paid parental leave with his husband and two newborns. But Buttigieg wants to refocus the conversation on another topic entirely: climate change. “Inevitably, every transportation decision is a climate decision, whether we acknowledge it or not,” Buttigieg said in an interview with The Climate 202. “So I think that's absolutely part of our mandate and part of our set of responsibilities as a department.” **SNIP** Cars and trucks account for the bulk of the sector's pollution, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. And in...
  • Woman with baseball bat bites Capitol Police officer on West Front

    10/17/2021 2:44:08 AM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 October 2021 | CRISTINA MARCOS -
    A woman carrying a baseball bat near the Capitol's West Front on Friday morning "became combative" and bit a Capitol Police officer, the department said. According to the Capitol Police, a woman identified as Olivia Romano, 25, "appeared agitated" and "started yelling at our officers" around 9:30 a.m. Romano allegedly then attacked the Capitol Police officers...
  • Recharge Day

    10/17/2021 5:28:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-17-21 | MOTUS
    A good Sunday morning to everyone. May the sun shine on your world, if only for a little while. After the Rain, a Rainbow over Sleeping Bear Bay, MI - photo by Cindy Waldeck I’m going to make cream of empty-out-the-fridge soup and pretty much call it a day as my batteries are running low.Please note: I recharge my batteries the old fashioned way (a walk in the park, a good book, a brief nap) not the way the UN Climate Change Conference recharges theirs:Since these gatherings, as noted in the article, are to talk about the negative effect of...
  • White House Targeting Economic Risks from Climate Change

    10/15/2021 2:41:47 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 15th 2021 | Unknown
    The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance, and housing markets and the savings of American families. The report lays out steps that could potentially alter the mortgage process, stock market disclosures, retirement plans, federal procurement, and government budgeting. “If this year has shown us anything, it’s that climate change poses an ongoing urgent and systemic risk to our economy and to the lives and livelihoods of everyday Americans, and we must act now,” Gina McCarthy, the White House national climate...
  • Biden just released a plan to protect Americans' retirements and savings from the 'urgent and systemic risk' of the climate crisis

    10/15/2021 9:50:59 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 92 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 15, 2021 | Ayelet Sheffey
    Biden unveiled a plan on Friday to mitigate the economic risks the climate crisis poses. The report outlines strategies to protect Americans' savings and retirements from climate-related risks. This follows a May executive order analyzing how the climate crisis impacts the US financial systems. President Joe Biden has made clear that acting on the climate crisis is a top priority for his administration - and he also wants to ensure Americans' wallets aren't being hurt in the process. On Friday, Biden unveiled a 40-page report, entitled "A Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy," which focuses on mitigating the financial risks...
  • China coal prices hit record highs, early winter chill adds to energy woes

    10/15/2021 6:04:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2021 | Shivani Singh
    China thermal coal prices hit record high. ... Cold winds from north sweeps central and east China. China's Met Office forecasts sharp drops in temperatures. China's energy crisis deepened on Friday as cold weather swept into much of the country and power plants scrambled to stock up on coal, sending prices of the fuel to record highs. Electricity demand to heat homes and offices is expected to soar this week as strong cold winds move down from northern China. Forecasters predict average temperatures in some central and eastern regions could fall by as much as 16 degrees Celsius in the...
  • Bill Gates arrives in New York via helicopter for daughter Jennifer’s wedding

    10/14/2021 10:34:11 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2021 | Jessica Bennett
    Bill Gates has touched down in New York City for his daughter Jennifer Gates’ wedding this Saturday. The Microsoft founder, 65, grinned as he exited a helicopter at an NYC heliport with a small group of family and friends Thursday, dressed casually in jeans and a polo shirt and carrying a brown leather bag. Sadly, Gates’ outfit was considerably outshined by another relative’s positively Princess Beatrice-esque hat, which appeared to depict a flower.
  • Could a ‘Carbon Coin’ Solve the Climate Crisis?

    10/14/2021 12:15:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    GreenBiz ^ | October 13, 2021 | Adam Aston
    Dealing with climate change can seem impossibly costly. By all accounts, the toll will be many trillions of dollars annually for many years to come. So far, efforts have been patchy and painful. Washington is momentarily engaged in a high-wire act to fund a multitrillion-dollar, climate-focused package that could make or break Uncle Sam’s decarbonization effort. Even more modest sums are tough. To date, rich-world pledges to subsidize poor countries’ climate costs — to the tune of just $100 billion per year — remain unmet after a decade. Far tougher challenges and much higher costs lay ahead, so the prospects...
  • Bumble Bees Headed for Extinction Thanks to Climate Change: Claim

    10/14/2021 9:56:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/2021 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    The American bumble bee is destined to go the way of the brontosaurus and the wooly mammoth thanks to manmade climate change, media report. The Center for Biological Diversity and Bombus Pollinators Association of Law Students have launched a petition calling for the bumble bee to be placed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to save it from extinction, USA Today reported Thursday.
  • Biden’s Climate Ambitions Are Too Costly for Voters

    10/14/2021 6:57:42 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2021 | Bjorn Lomborg
    Politicians across the world routinely promise unprecedented reductions of carbon emissions but make little mention of the cost, often covering with vivid projections of green jobs. Yet the economic damage these policies would do is much greater than what most voters would tolerate, while the climate benefits are smaller than many would imagine. The annual cost of the promises to which President Obama signed on under the Paris climate agreement would have hit roughly $50 billion in 2030, or about $140 per person. Many studies show Americans are willing to pay a couple of hundred dollars a year to remedy...
  • Ten EU countries push for nuclear power to be labelled as green energy as world faces energy crisis following years of pressure to move to eco-friendly sources

    10/12/2021 3:26:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:14 EDT, 12 October 202 | Chris Pleasance
    France is leading a group of ten EU countries pushing for nuclear energy to be labeled “green” as the continent tries to end its dependence on fossil fuels without wrecking the economy. The group — which includes Poland, Hungary and Finland — argue that nuclear is “essential” to lowering energy costs and ending Europe’s reliance on foreign imports, while also cutting emissions without becoming overreliant on renewables. But they are being opposed by another group led by Germany, which gets around 75 percent of its energy from fossil fuels and stands to benefit from the new Nord Stream 2 gas...
  • The New Superman Has a Boyfriend and Will Battle Climate Change

    10/12/2021 10:45:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/12/2021 | Rick Moran
    DC Comics announced on Monday that the new Superman — the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane — will have a boyfriend and will let other superheroes battle evildoers while he battles climate change.If ever there were a more perfect representation of the liberal culture’s idea of a superhero, Jonathan Kent will be it.Jonathan, who will be known by his metrosexual nom de guerre “Jon,” is not your daddy’s Man of Steel. No doubt because making steel causes pollution and other evils. Perhaps DC Comics could rename Superman “Man of Jello,” which would be much more appropriate and far...
  • Melinda Gates arrives in NYC via helicopter wearing bevy of designer duds

    10/12/2021 8:09:41 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2021 | Eileen Reslen
    Divorcée Melinda Gates touched down in New York City dressed to impress. Billionaire Bill Gates’ ex-wife was spotted arriving at the Big Apple via helicopter on Sunday wearing all designer-label duds. The price tag for the casual but chic outfit? Close to $5,000. First up: A light pink Givenchy cardigan sweater that retails for $1,790. Melinda also appeared to be wearing Givenchy low-top sneakers that cost $495 and carrying a black Balenciaga tote bag that retails for $1,290. The 57-year-old finished the ensemble with a pink animal-print face mask. Melinda finalized her divorce from Bill — the fourth-richest person in...