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  • Coal mines could store old turbine blades [ Wyoming ]

    08/16/2020 11:05:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Wyoming News Exchange ^ | August 15, 2020 | Camille Erickson
    Wind energy companies will have the option of using decommissioned wind turbine blades as backfill material when reclaiming surface coal mine sites soon, thanks to a new bill signed into law earlier this year. But first, the state needs to set the rules. ... The blades.. are made of fiberglass. Fiberglass is a tricky material that can’t be recycled or easily repurposed. And as utility companies look to replace aging wind turbines, the machines’ blades are being buried in stacks at a handful of landfills around the country, ... old mine sites to suddenly become a landfills, which could affect...
  • Sir David Attenborough hopes coronavirus crisis will not hinder UK climate change summit

    03/12/2020 4:47:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    SKY News ^ | March 12, 2020 | By Scott Beasley
    Sir David Attenborough has spoken of his "desperate hopes" that a crucial climate change summit hosted by the UK this year delivers concrete action – and is not blown off course by the coronavirus crisis. The 93-year-old said the COP 26 conference in Glasgow carried the hopes of the world, and urged leaders to keep their "eyes on the ball". In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Sir David called on governments to impose a ban on deep sea mining. He said plans by big business to "trash" the sea floor could set back efforts to tackle climate change because...
  • Green New Deal advocate claims win over Hickenlooper in Colorado caucuses [YUGE upset of party favorite by far leftist]

    03/08/2020 4:56:19 PM PDT · by catnipman · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2020 | Justin Wise
    Andrew Romanoff, a staunch progressive who has championed policies such as the Green New Deal, on Saturday claimed victory over former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in the state's Democratic Senate caucuses. Romanoff made the declaration with reported results showing him earning 55 percent of the raw vote and Hickenlooper with just 31 percent, the Denver Post reported. The Colorado Democratic Party has said that 55 of the state's 64 counties have reported results.
  • AOC reads entire Green New Deal on House floor to clear up 'misinformation'

    02/29/2020 9:49:37 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/29/2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez read her entire 14-page signature Green New Deal on the House floor because she said Republicans don't seem to understand it, based on their "wild claims."
  • Australia Refuses to Risk Mining Jobs, Economy in Pursuit of U.N. Climate Targets

    02/24/2020 10:29:39 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 2/24/2020 | Simon Kent
    Australia’s conservative coalition government will put jobs and the economy ahead of any U.N. demands for it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Sunday. Cormann said Australia’s government will work to set new long-term plans addressing greenhouse gas emissions ahead of yet another global climate summit in Glasgow year, however it won’t pursue any net-zero emissions policies that hurt workers in key economic areas.
  • The Perverse Panic over Plastic. The campaign against disposable bags and other products is harming the planet and the public.

    02/24/2020 7:20:47 AM PST · by karpov · 41 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2020 | John Tierney
    Why do our political leaders want to take away our plastic bags and straws? This question is even more puzzling than a related one that I’ve been studying for decades: Why do they want us to recycle our garbage? The two obsessions have some common roots, but the moral panic over plastic is especially perverse. The recycling movement had a superficial logic, at least at the outset. Municipal officials expected to save money by recycling trash instead of burying or burning it. Now that recycling has turned out to be ruinously expensive while achieving little or no environmental benefit, some...
  • Global warming causing 'irreversible' mass melting in Antarctica: scientist

    02/19/2020 7:36:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 19, 2020 | by Cordelia Hsu
    SYDNEY - Global warming was leading to an “irreversible” mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate scientist told Reuters on Wednesday. Recent human activity has intensified global warming, which could result in a mass melting of Antarctica, said Zoe Thomas, a research fellow at the University of New South Wales who was part of an international team of scientists that recently published a paper on Antarctic ice melting. The study showed the world could lose most of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which rests...
  • UK's Prince Charles says climate change is humanity's greatest threat

    01/22/2020 9:46:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 22, 2020 | by Luke Baker
    DAVOS -- Britain’s Prince Charles said on Wednesday that global warming and climate change are the greatest threats humanity has faced, calling on business leaders in Davos to act now to create a sustainable economic future. In a speech to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort, the British heir-to-the-throne said it was time for everyone in a leadership role to take action “at revolutionary levels and pace”. “We are in the midst of a crisis that is now, I hope, well understood,” he said. “Global warming, climate change, the devastating loss of...
  • ‘Greta Thunberg’ Merch Made of Toxic Materials, Shipped From China – Report

    12/21/2019 9:59:03 PM PST · by cba123 · 34 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 12/21/19 | Oleg Burunev
    The Times has claimed in an analysis that despite a boom in the sale of Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg-related merchandise indicating greater environmental awareness, much of it is either transported from China or made from environmentally unfriendly materials. The “Greta” memorabilia includes a variety of T-shirts, mugs, stickers, badges and bags which are currently available online via Amazon, eBay and Etsy. (Please see link for full article)
  • Campus sustainability director: Maybe don’t buy a gift for Christmas. If you do, maybe don’t wrap it.

    12/19/2019 6:26:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 18, 2019 | Daniel Payne
    he “sustainability director” at a Virginia university has some novel advice for students heading home for Christmas: consider not actually purchasing a gift for someone in order to lessen your greenhouse gas emissions. “We’re trying to keep in mind that our carbon footprint is something that can expand during the holidays,” Calandra Waters Lake, Director of Sustainability at the College of William & Mary, told the school’s news service. Waters Lake offered students several tips for how to “be wise…through our purchases, through food that we eat, through the activities that we’re doing” over the winter break. Among those? Consider...
  • Democracy Grief Is Real: Seeing what Trump is doing to America, many find it hard to fight off despair.

    12/17/2019 10:42:24 AM PST · by Maceman · 95 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/13/19 | Michelle Goldberg
    The despair felt by climate scientists and environmentalists watching helplessly as something precious and irreplaceable is destroyed is sometimes described as “climate grief.” Those who pay close attention to the ecological calamity that civilization is inflicting upon itself frequently describe feelings of rage, anxiety and bottomless loss, all of which are amplified by the right’s willful denial. The young activist Greta Thunberg, Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, has described falling into a deep depression after grasping the ramifications of climate change and the utter refusal of people in power to rise to the occasion: “If burning fossil fuels...
  • Greta Thunberg's Fantastic Voyage for Socialism Exemplifies the Failures of Socialism

    12/17/2019 9:17:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American ^ | December 17, 2019 | Willam Sullivan
    On November 12, young Greta Thunberg set sail from America to Europe. But not in the same way she arrived, and you’ll hear few people mention that. Back in August, much was made of her trip to America. She “doesn’t fly because of the outsize greenhouse gas emissions from aviation,” the New York Times reports. So, she sailed to America on a very environmentally-friendly racing yacht instead. It was reported that the cost of that entire voyage from England to America that she began back in August “has not been calculated.” That’s not true, of course. Somebody has certainly calculated...
  • Trump Mocks Global Warming, Lowballs Sea Level Rise

    12/16/2019 9:03:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies ^ | December 12, 2019 | By Jessica McDonald
    At a campaign rally, President Donald Trump mocked concerns about global warming, saying that oceans would rise just “[o]ne-eighth of an inch within the next 250 years.” Although Trump’s comment may have been a joke - and not intended to be a prediction of sea level rise - his figure is many times lower than scientific estimates. Trump’s remark came in Hershey, Pennsylvania, during a section of his speech bashing wind power - one of his favorite topics at rallies. This time, the president also jokingly referenced global warming, poking fun at people who are concerned about sea level rise....
  • CNN's Editor-At-Large: We should all be appalled by Donald Trump's tweet about Greta Thunberg

    12/13/2019 7:41:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/2019 | by Chris Cillizza
    On Thursday morning, the President of the United States sent a tweet to his 60+ million followers blasting a 16-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome who has rallied efforts at fighting climate change around the globe. "Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!" Trump wrote of teenage climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg. "Chill Greta, Chill!" This isn't the first time Trump has gone after Thunberg. "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," Trump sarcastically tweeted following Thunberg's speech in front...
  • Greta Thunberg Is the Perfect Hero for an Unserious Time

    12/13/2019 3:50:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    ' ^ | December 13, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    Who better than a finger-wagging teen bereft of accomplishment, or any comprehension of basic economics or history, to be Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019? Greta Thunberg's canonization is a perfect expression of media activism in a deeply unserious time. Has there ever been a less consequential person picked to be Person of the Year? I doubt it. I mean, Wallis Simpson, 1936's Person of the Year, got King Edward VIII to abdicate the throne. Thunberg can't even get you to abdicate your air-conditioning. These days we celebrate vacuous fire and brimstone. "Greta Thunberg" -- the idea, not...
  • Time Swings and Misses With Another Person of the Year Pick

    12/11/2019 10:48:01 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 52 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Here is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: Time’s Person of the Year is a 17 year-old girl who: – Was born in to great white privilege in her racially-homogeneous country of Sweden; – Has lived a prosperous and privileged life provided to her by her neglectful, attention-seeking parents, both of whom are performers and radical leftist activists; – Has been used and abused by every adult who has ever held influence over her life; – Is currently being held up as a poster child by the radical climate alarmist community in order to advance its globalist/socialist political agenda; –...
  • Nets Grovel Before Greta: She's 'Woke' With a 'Sweet Voice' That's 'Inspired a Lot of Kids'

    12/11/2019 8:36:16 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 12/11/2019 | Kristine Marsh
    All three networks devoted reports Wednesday to hyping radical Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg being honored by Time Magazine today with their “Person of the Year” award. Journalists from ABC, NBC, and CBS all praised the “deserving” “good choice” and touted the teen “taking on” world leaders while “inspiring” other teens to become climate evangelists. NBC spent the most time groveling over Greta. They even had Time’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal on to puff up the teen as “the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year,” leading a “worldwide movement.” Today show co-host Hoda Kotb...
  • Time Person of the Year: Climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg.

    12/11/2019 5:23:11 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 152 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 12/11/2019 | Kerry Flynn
    Time magazine has chosen Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate crisis activist, as person of the year. Each year, the magazine features the most influential person, group, movement or idea of the previous 12 months. Last year, it was "The Guardians," a group of journalists who have been targeted or assaulted for their work. In 2017, it was "The Silence Breakers," the group of people who came forward to report sexual misconduct. Past Persons of the Year include Adolf Hitler, Ayatollah Khomeini and Joseph Stalin.
  • Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push (barf aleft)

    12/09/2019 6:18:34 AM PST · by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | Theo Legget
    The "immense" rise in sales of high-emission sports utility vehicles means they now outsell electric cars in the UK by 37 to one, research has found. As a result, overall exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing, not declining, for the past three years, says the UK Energy Research Centre. SUV sales are jeopardising the UK transport sector's ability to meet EU emissions targets, it said. Prof Jillian Anable of the UKERC said this made "a mockery" of UK policy. "Effectively, we have been sleepwalking into the issue," she said. "The decarbonisation of the passenger car market can no...
  • Watch Live: Leftists March to Shut Down D.C. Banks

    12/06/2019 9:34:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/06/2019 | Simon Kent
    Left-wing activists plan to use Friday in Washington, DC, to march and “shut down business-as-usual” for the banks and financial institutions they say profit from “the climate crisis and immigrant detention.” This is the fourth time this year a group of hard-left D.C. protesters has planned to cause gridlock during the morning commute to draw attention to its climate cause.