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  • Wind energy is on a tear and has beaten coal for two months straight: Wind has now generated 28% more electricity than coal

    07/09/2024 5:04:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Sherwood ^ | 07/09/2024 | Rani Molla
    Wind is quietly blowing away coal, when it comes to supplying electricity in the US.In April, wind power generated more electricity than coal for the second month in a row, according to the latest available data from the Energy Information Administration. Wind briefly surpassed coal once before in April last year, but this time it’s by a much larger margin and for two consecutive months. Renewable energy production has been ticking up for years but only recently have fuels like wind and solar approached the ballpark of fossil fuels and nuclear power. Last year renewables made up 21% of electricity...
  • WHAT EDITORS OK’D THIS? Politico, NYT Exploit Senator’s Death to Attack His Climate Change Views

    07/09/2024 12:04:16 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/9/2024 | Joseph Vazquez
    The eco-fanatics at Politico and The New York Times exploited a Republican Senator’s death to grave-stomp over his climate change skepticism. How many Politico reporters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Who knows, but we do know it took four to write an insane, grave-stomping July 9 headline: “Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, who called climate change a 'hoax,' dead at 89.” The first paragraph of the piece was no better. In fact, it was about as cringeworthy as it gets. “Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who once brought a snowball onto the Senate floor as a brazen symbol of...
  • Your Excuses For Eating Meat Are Predictable And Wrong, Study Finds....Oof, right in the cognitive dissonance.

    07/01/2024 12:38:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    IFL Science ^ | June 04, 2024 | DR. KATIE SPALDING
    People also often try to simply change the topic of conversation. Image credit: zeljkodan/ ================================================================== Eating too much meat is bad for you, bad for the environment, and fatal for the animals involved. Those are straight facts, indisputable and proven through years of study. But counterpoint: have you considered that vegans are annoying? If the comments section under just about any media promoting a vegetarian or vegan diet is anything to go by, the answer to that question is probably “yes”. And, in any case, what about all the poor plants, huh? You okay with murdering them, IFLScience? The blood...
  • Alarmists Warn of ‘Heat Dome’ over U.S. Tied to Human-Induced Climate Change

    06/18/2024 8:20:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/18/2024 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Science Alert warned Monday “worsening human-induced climate change” is contributing to an increase in heat-related deaths as the United States languishes under a “heat dome.” “Despite being preventable, the leading weather-related deaths in the US are caused by heat,” the article states, adding that heat-related deaths “are rising as heat waves like this one occur more regularly thanks to worsening human-induced climate change.” “Extreme heat events are also increasing in their intensity and duration, bringing along greater fire danger too,” it contends, arguing that “millions are at risk” from the intense heat.
  • False banana: Is Ethiopia's enset 'wondercrop' for climate change?

    06/17/2024 1:25:31 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/21/22 | Helen Briggs
    Scientists say the plant enset, an Ethiopian staple, could be a new superfood and a lifesaver in the face of climate change. The banana-like crop has the potential to feed more than 100 million people in a warming world, according to a new study. The plant is almost unknown outside of Ethiopia, where it is used to make porridge and bread. Research suggests the crop can be grown over a much larger range in Africa.
  • Make mine medium-rare: Men really do eat more meat than women, study says

    06/15/2024 1:59:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2024 | Melina Walling
    Vacationing in Chicago this week from Europe, Jelle den Burger and Nirusa Naguleswaran grabbed a bite at the Dog House Grill: a classic Italian beef sandwich for him, grilled cheese for her. Both think the way their genders lined up with their food choices was no coincidence. Women, said Naguleswaran, are simply more likely to ditch meat, and to care about how their diet affects the environment and other people. […] Now, scientists can say more confidently than ever that gender and meat-eating preferences are linked. A paper out in Nature Scientific Reports this week shows that the difference is...
  • House committee report says ESG-focused ‘climate cartel’ is colluding, violating antitrust laws

    06/13/2024 3:57:18 PM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Just the News ^ | June 11, 2024 | Kevin Killough
    A House Judiciary Committee released a report Tuesday that alleges a ‘climate cartel’ comprised of left-wing environmental activists and major financial institutions colluded to force American companies to adopt anti-fossil fuel policies, which have in turn, harmed U.S. consumers. The interim report was the product of a two-year investigation by House Judiciary Republicans into whether “woke” companies were engaging in behaviors that violate antitrust laws. “Today’s report demonstrates a clear violation of antitrust laws among the companies cited. It indicates both an agreement and a reduction of output – the two standards necessary to establish antitrust,” Rep. Harriet Hageman, R-Wyo.,...
  • Super-compact internally rotating combustion engine packs a solid punch

    06/10/2024 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    New Atlas ^ | June 09, 2024 | Joe Salas
    An innovative new combustion engine eliminates half the guts of a traditional engine, and uses a fascinating internally-rotating piston and sleeve arrangement, making it lighter, simpler and more efficient while still making strong power and torque. Michael Arsenaeu designed the Avadi engine 20 years ago in the hopes of creating an entirely new engine design to be efficient as well as reduce emissions. In 2015, Avadi began the build and development. Rotary might be a good name for this sort of engine, if the name wasn't already taken. Everything inside the crankcase rotates, but unlike a Wankel-style rotary engine, this...
  • There is more carbon dioxide than ever in the atmosphere. That’s bad for the climate

    06/09/2024 1:18:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Npr ^ | Rebecca Hersher
    The amount of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has hit a new record, as humanity struggles to rein in emissions of greenhouse gasses from burning fossil fuels. The new record comes as tens of millions of people are grappling with extreme weather in the United States. Much of the western U.S. is experiencing the first major heat wave of the year, which is driving temperatures 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than what is normal for June. In the Southwest, temperatures are lingering well above 100 degrees. Such extreme, prolonged heat is directly related to human-caused climate change,...
  • Numbers Behind The Narrative: What Climate Science Actually Says

    05/31/2024 8:31:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/31/2024 | Kevin Stocklin
    Most people by now are familiar with the narrative that our planet faces a dire crisis due to rising temperatures.In January 2023, former Vice President Al Gore provided a graphic depiction during a World Economic Forum summit, informing attendees that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are “now trapping as much extra heat as would be released by 600,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs exploding every single day on the Earth.“That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs, and sucking the moisture out of the land, and creating the droughts, and melting the ice, and raising the sea level,...
  • Goodbye To These Freezers, Refrigerators In New York State

    05/28/2024 11:09:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | May 28, 2024 | Clay Moden
    We are almost halfway through 2024 and some new laws and restrictions may soon be on the horizon here in New York State. Need a new freezer for those freezie pops this summer? How about a new fridge for that cold beer? There may soon be a limit on which models of freezers and refrigerators you can buy. New York is quickly becoming one of the most aggressive states when it comes to going green or being more environmentally protective. There are constant rumors and worries about whether or not gas appliances will be taken away and a fear about...
  • Europe says goodbye to natural gas for good: the superturbine that will produce the energy substitute

    05/20/2024 6:24:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    ecoticias ^ | 05 17 2024 | D. García
    Europe is saying goodbye to natural gas for good with a superturbine that will produce the substitute energy. Although demand for natural gas has fallen in recent years, the continent remains dependent on it as an alternative to coal, a fossil fuel it wants to replace with pure hydrogen. However, to achieve this, a combustion system must first emerge that can work efficiently with any concentration of H mix, including 100%. Different nations aim to achieve decarbonization through a gradual energy transition. In this search for new alternatives to fossil fuels, hydrogen has many possibilities. Its production for energy purposes...
  • The Chevy Malibu, the brand’s last sedan, will end production (only 6.71 years left)

    05/10/2024 10:46:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/10/24 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    CNN — The Chevrolet Malibu, the last sedan still sold by General Motors’ biggest selling brand, will end production this year, the company announced. Malibu production will end in November as the factory that builds it, the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas, is reconfigured to build a new generation of the Chevrolet Bolt EV. With the Malibu’s demise, General Motors’ mainstream Chevrolet brand will sell only trucks, SUVs, and the Corvette, a two-seat sports car, in the United States. Chevy’s close competitor, Ford, made a similar move years ago when it stopped selling the Taurus and Fusion sedans,...
  • Raskin calls Republican senator ‘climate fatalist’ in oil industry hearing

    05/01/2024 10:54:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2024 | ZACK BUDRYK
    The Senate Budget Committee’s Democratic majority and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) took aim at the oil industry Wednesday for historically minimizing the impacts of fossil fuels on the climate in a hearing on the results of a bicameral investigation into the industry’s efforts. In perhaps the most contentious exchange of the hearing, during which senators from both parties were cordial with Raskin, the Maryland Democrat also turned his criticism on a Republican committee member, calling Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) a “climate fatalist.” In testimony before the committee in the first half of the hearing, Raskin, the top Democrat on the...
  • Consumers to pay more as carbon tax increases [Ireland]

    04/30/2024 6:20:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 1 May 2024 00:01 | Joe Mag Raollaigh, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent
    The rate of carbon tax will increase today with consumers of carbon fuels set to pay more for such products. Carbon tax is applied per tonne (1.1 ton) of carbon dioxide emitted by carbon fuels, and from today it increases by €7.50 ($8), bringing the rate to €56 ($59.71) per tonne. From today, natural gas customers will also pay just over 1c (1.1¢) extra per kilowatt hour, adding just under €17 ($18.22) to annual bills. It will bring the total carbon tax that customers pay in a year to around €122 ($130), based on average consumption of 11,000 kilowatt hours...
  • How liberals killed Earth Day

    04/21/2024 2:22:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2024 | Tom Basile
    How liberals killed Earth DayOPINION:Earth Day used to be a celebration of our individual and collective responsibility to protect the planet and improve human health. It was about science and data. Unfortunately, today, Earth Day has little to do with the planet and more to do with far-left agendas meant to increase control over the population.The paint-throwing, street-blocking activists will be out in force pushing their narrative of climate doom, more than happy to ignore science in the process. The media will reflexively add credibility to the nonsense.President Biden will tout the importance of some patently unachievable electric vehicle or...
  • Too hot for a lizard? Climate change quickens the pace of extinction

    04/19/2024 1:59:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 19, 2024 | By David Schechter, Grace Manthey, Haley Rush, Tracy J. Wholf, Chance Horner
    BISBEE, Ariz. — Boots dusty, lungs heaving, Dr. John Wiens searched the boulders of a desolate Arizona mountaintop for the last survivors of a 3-million-year-old lizard population — then said the words that both confirmed his life's work and broke his heart. "They're not there," he said. "It seems like the species is now extinct." The loss of plant and animal species on Earth is happening at a speed never seen in human history, according to the United Nations. That includes the likely extinction of the lizards Wiens has studied for 10 years — the population of Yarrow's spiny lizards...
  • Melting polar ice is slowing the Earth's rotation, with possible consequences for timekeeping

    04/16/2024 6:20:59 AM PDT · by MNDude · 112 replies
    Global warming has slightly slowed the Earth’s rotation — and it could affect how we measure time. A study published Wednesday found that the melting of polar ice — an accelerating trend driven primarily by human-caused climate change — has caused the Earth to spin less quickly than it would otherwise.
  • 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,...