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  • ‘Pure Junk Science’: Researchers Challenge Narrative on CO2 and Warming Correlation

    02/19/2024 5:44:59 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    Epoch News ^ | By Katie Spence
    Each year from 2023 to 2030, climate change sustainable development goals will cost every person in economies such as the United States $2,026, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development estimates. In lower-income economies, the per-person annual cost ranges from $332 to $1,864. In total, the global price tag comes to about $5.5 trillion per year. Separately, a report from the left-aligned nonprofit Climate Policy Initiative found that in 2021 and 2022, the world’s taxpayers spent $1.3 trillion each year on climate-related projects. It also found that the “annual climate finance needed” from 2031 to 2050 is more than $10...
  • Our universe is merging with 'baby universes', causing it to expand, new theoretical study suggests

    02/18/2024 10:39:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | 18 February 2024 | By Andrey Feldman
    The universe is expanding faster and faster, but not all scientists agree that dark energy is the cause. Perhaps, instead, our universe keeps colliding with and absorbing smaller 'baby universes,' a new theoretical study suggests. Our universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate — a phenomenon that all theories of cosmology agree upon but none can fully explain. Now, a new theoretical study offers an intriguing solution: Perhaps our universe is expanding because it keeps colliding with and absorbing "baby" parallel universes. Studies of the cosmic microwave background, the afterglow of the Big Bang, have revealed that our universe is...
  • 10 Reasons Why The World Can't Run Without Fossil Fuels

    02/17/2024 9:55:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 02/17/2024 | Gail Tverberg
    Banks, governments, and businesses would face failure due to the essential role of fossil fuels in the economy.Critical infrastructure like electricity, internet, and trade systems would collapse without fossil fuel support.Agriculture and home heating would become inefficient and inaccessible to many, leading to widespread social upheaval.It is now popular to talk about leaving fossil fuels to prevent climate change. Pretty much the same result occurs if we run short of fossil fuels: We lose fossil fuels, but it is because we cannot extract them. Practically no one tells us about the extent to which the current system depends upon fossil...
  • Wind and Solar Slaughtering India’s Iconic Bird

    02/17/2024 10:20:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 14, 2024 | By Vijay Jayaraj
    By commissioning expensive and inefficient wind and solar electric generating facilities, India may have dug the grave of its own efforts to save the critically endangered great Indian bustard. Erected to avert a faux climate crisis, the so-called renewable machines and their attendant transmission lines are helping to drive one of Earth’s largest flying birds to the brink of extinction. Avian aficionados such as myself have long bemoaned prioritizing wind and solar technologies at the expense of endangered species. Yet, the relentless push for needless climate solutions seems to ignore this as “green energy” installations and avian fatalities increase in...
  • Mystery solved: the oldest fossil reptile from the alps is an historical forgery

    02/16/2024 10:34:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    University College Cork ^ | 16 Feb 2024 | Staff
    Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland, who led the research team which discovered that a 280-million-year-old lizard fossil is, in part, a forgery. (Image credit: Zixiao Yang) A 280-million-year-old fossil that has baffled researchers for decades has been shown to be, in part, a forgery following new examination of the remnants. The discovery has led the team led by Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland (UCC) to urge caution in how the fossil is used in future research. Tridentinosaurus antiquus was discovered in the Italian alps in 1931 and was thought to be an important specimen...
  • If we fail to act on climate change, Iraq will be doomed

    02/15/2024 11:09:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Arab News ^ | February 15, 2024 | DR. MAJID RAFIZADEH
    While much of the attention in discussions about climate change often focuses on areas such as the Arctic or small island nations, the effects on regions such as the Middle East, and particularly Iraq, is often overlooked. Yet, the consequences of climate change in Iraq are profound and far-reaching, affecting not only the environment but also exacerbating existing social, economic and political challenges. As the world grapples with the wider existential threat, it is critical that we shed light on the plight of Iraq and outline the actions both the country and the international community must take to address this...
  • Climate Agenda Set To Push Food Prices Even Higher, Analysts Say

    02/15/2024 9:14:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/15/2024 | Kevin Stocklin
    As inflation remains stubbornly high, farmers throughout the Western world are warning that cost increases from the net zero movement will drive food prices still higher, while simultaneously putting many smaller farmers out of business.January inflation numbers showed that prices increased by 3.1 percent over what they were a year ago, indicating that the fight against inflation, while progressing, has not been won.Overall, prices have surged by nearly 18 percent since January 2021 when President Joe Biden took office.Americans are struggling in an economy in which, by official statistics, nearly one-fifth of the value of their dollars has evaporated in...
  • January 2024 was hottest first month of any year in history, EU scientist warns

    02/08/2024 6:58:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/08/2024 | Reuters
    BRUSSELS — The world just experienced its hottest January on record, continuing a run of exceptional heat fueled by climate change, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said on Thursday. Last month surpassed the previous warmest January, which occurred in 2020, in C3S’s records going back to 1950. The exceptional month came after 2023 ranked as the planet’s hottest year in global records going back to 1850, as human-caused climate change and the El Nino weather phenomenon, which warms the surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean, pushed temperatures higher. Every month since June has been the world’s...
  • Firms Churning Out Fake Papers are now Bribing Editors

    02/04/2024 9:00:31 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 12 replies
    Slashdot Blog ^ | 03 Feb 2024 | Nicholas Wise
    Nicholas Wise is a fluid dynamics researcher who moonlights as a scientific fraud buster, reports Science magazine. And last June he "was digging around on shady Facebook groups when he came across something he had never seen before." Wise was all too familiar with offers to sell or buy author slots and reviews on scientific papers — the signs of a busy paper mill. Exploiting the growing pressure on scientists worldwide to amass publications even if they lack resources to undertake quality research, these furtive intermediaries by some accounts pump out tens or even hundreds of thousands of articles every...
  • Podesta to replace Kerry as top climate diplomat

    01/31/2024 1:37:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/31/2024 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    White House adviser John Podesta will replace John Kerry as the nation’s lead climate diplomat, the White House announced on Wednesday. “We need to keep meeting the gravity of this moment, and there is no one better than John Podesta to make sure we do,” White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, in a written statement shared with reporters. Podesta will remain at the White House and will get the title of senior advisor to the president for international climate policy. In that role, he will lead the Biden administration’s international climate policy agenda and will coordinate with other officials...
  • Greta Thunberg Leads Private Jet Protest at UK Airport

    01/28/2024 9:29:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 27 Jan 2024 | John Ensor
    With many major airlines now committed to sustainability and ‘green’ fuels, a protest at one of the UK’s airports focused on private jets. On Saturday, January 27, Greta Thunberg, the 21-year-old Swedish environmental activist, took a stand against the increasing use of private jets, joining forces with Extinction Rebellion at Farnborough Airport. The demonstration took place in the morning with the airport brimming with protesters, objecting to the proposed 40 per cent rise in annual flight numbers. Most Read on Euro Weekly News Spain to pioneer mobile national ID H&M announces major store closures in Spain Finance Roundup for Spain...
  • The Most Dangerous Conservative

    01/24/2024 7:49:57 PM PST · by lightman · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 24 January A.D. 2024 | John Stossel
    The New York Times put Charles Murray on the cover of its Sunday Magazine, calling him "The Most Dangerous Conservative." That was after he co-wrote the book, "The Bell Curve," which argued that different ethnic groups have, on average, different IQs. As Murray puts it in my video this week, "Blacks on average have a lower IQ than whites. However, whites are not at the top. East Asians, on average, have a higher IQ than whites. Ashkenazi Jews have higher IQs." Other researchers agree. An article in ScienceDirect journal puts it this way, "East Asians and their descendants average an...
  • WEF Declares War on Coffee: ‘No More Than 2 or 3 Cups Each Per Year’

    01/22/2024 3:32:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 196 replies
    The People’s Voice ^ | 01/22/2024 | Baxter Dmitry
    The World Economic Forum has declared war on coffee drinkers, declaring that they are causing “global boiling” and must be stopped at all costs.According to World Economic Forum Agenda Contributor Hubert Keller, “The coffee that we all drink emits between 15 and 20 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of coffee… Every time we drink coffee, we are putting CO2 into the atmosphere.”“Most of the coffee is produced by monoculture, and monoculture is also affected by climate change. The quality of these natural assets is deteriorating rapidly.”According to the World Economic Forum, coffee drinkers will have to limit themselves to two...
  • Why extreme cold weather events still happen in a warming world

    01/21/2024 8:33:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Conversation ^ | Jan 21, 2024 | Mathew Barlow
    Extremely cold Arctic air and severe winter weather swept southward into much of the U.S. in mid-January 2024, breaking daily low temperature records from Montana to Texas. Tens of millions of people were affected by dangerously cold temperatures, and heavy lake-effect snow and snow squalls have had severe effects across the Great Lakes and Northeast regions. These severe cold events occur when the polar jet stream – the familiar jet stream of winter that runs along the boundary between Arctic and more temperate air – dips deeply southward, bringing the cold Arctic air to regions that don’t often experience it....
  • Scientists film plants ‘talking’ to each other

    01/16/2024 8:14:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    https://technology.inquirer.net ^ | January 17, 2024 | By: Dale Arasa
    Japanese scientists took a video illustrating how plants communicate with each other. They created a device that vents chemicals from plants being damaged by insects directly into a healthy plant. In response, the video shows the living one producing calcium through its leaves, which indicates the plant senses danger. We don’t see plants prowling in the wild, hunting prey, and making sounds, so it’s easy to assume they don’t communicate with each other. However, this experiment proves that plants can convey messages to each other for survival. As a result, it becomes an eye-opener that expands our understanding of the...
  • Climate Alarmists: U.S. and UK Militaries ‘Owe’ $111 Billion in ‘Climate Reparations’

    01/18/2024 6:17:49 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/18/2024 | John Hayward
    China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday eagerly touted a report from two climate alarmist think tanks, Common Wealth in the United Kingdom and the Climate and Community Project in the United States, that claimed the British and American militaries “owe” $111 billion in “climate reparations” to communities supposedly threatened by their carbon emissions. The Global Times is the house organ of the Chinese government, the worst polluter and carbon emitter on Earth by a very wide margin, but it naturally left China’s emissions unmentioned as it focused on the “social cost of carbon” calculations run by the two think tanks...
  • Scientists outline a bold solution to climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice

    01/09/2024 7:25:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Phys.org ^ | January 9, 2023 | by Oregon State University
    An international team of scientists led by Oregon State University researchers has used a novel 500-year dataset to frame a "restorative" pathway through which humanity can avoid the worst ecological and social outcomes of climate change. In addition to charting a possible new course for society, the researchers say their "paradigm shifting" plan can support climate modeling and discussion by providing a set of actions that strongly emphasize social and economic justice as well as environmental sustainability. Oregon State's William Ripple, former OSU postdoctoral researcher Christopher Wolf and collaborators argue their scenario should be included in climate models along with...
  • The End of Snow

    01/05/2024 6:20:19 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 65 replies
    Slimes ^ | January 3, 2023 | Elizabeth Spiers
    … balmy holidays are a preview of something darker: bigger climate extremes, more natural disasters, the specter not of a world where humans suffer through these things and find ways to survive but where we’ve made the planet so uninhabitable that, in the longer run, the planet survives but we don’t. I was thinking about this while standing outside a science museum a couple of days ago with a friend. We were talking about the weather, but not the kind of small talk when you have nothing else to say. “I’m not sure our grandkids will even know what snow...
  • We Can’t Let Fossil Fuels Die Because They Keep Us Alive

    12/25/2023 11:28:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | DECEMBER 25, 2023 | DANIEL TURNER
    This is my first Christmas without my dad. As hard as it is for me and my siblings, it’s harder still for our mother, who is having her first Christmas since 1963 without him. Dad’s days in the hospital and subsequent death ushered in a wave of emotions, memories, and ponderings about heaven, sin, salvation, and for me, fossil fuels. The last item in that list may sound strange, but let me explain. As an advocate for the energy industry, work follows me everywhere, and I love it because I love what I do. But fossil fuels are not just...
  • Greta Thunberg: The New UN Ambassador For Climate Change?

    12/18/2023 9:22:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | John Ensor
    Is it time for change at the UN? A recent petition has stirred global attention, calling for Greta Thunberg’s appointment as the UN Ambassador for Climate Action. Love her or loathe her, you can’t ignore her, she’s instantly recognisable and everyone knows where she stands on environmental issues. Greta Thunberg, the 20-year-old Swedish climate activist came to prominence in 2018, when as a schoolgirl she went ‘on strike’ from school to raise awareness of the planet’s climate crisis. Since then she has become a global icon, a champion for many activists around the world, with the power to muster protests...