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  • The Environmental Costs of Cotton

    02/23/2024 11:04:47 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | 3/28/21 | Fredric Beaudray
    Cotton is a fiber grown on a plant of the Gossypium genus, which, once harvested, can be cleaned and spun into the fabric we know and love. Needing sunshine, abundant water, and relatively frost-free winters, cotton is grown in a surprising variety of locations with diverse climates, including Australia, Argentina, West Africa, and Uzbekistan. However, the largest producers of cotton are China, India, and the United States. Both Asian countries produce the highest quantities, mostly for their domestic markets, and the U.S. is the largest exporter of cotton with about 15 million bales each year.1 "Cotton: World Markets and Trade."...
  • MSM still recycling the threatened polar bears story despite it being viciously debunked

    02/23/2024 9:57:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2024 | Jack Hellner
    The story that polar bears are starving because of a lack of sheet ice has been around for awhile—it was also on NBC on Sunday night. It is pure propaganda. Neither NBC nor the AP who published the following article did any research or asked any questions before indoctrinating the public with this piece. For example, the article did not show how many polar bears there were in the past, nor did it show how many there are today. They just told the public that climate change was forcing them to starve. And since the media pushes the agenda that...
  • 'Sue and Settle' Looks to Some Like Crony Democracy. And Under Biden's Lawfaring Eco-Politics, It's Back

    02/21/2024 10:32:51 PM PST · by CFW · 6 replies
    RealClear Investigations ^ | 2/21/24 | James Varney
    When the Biden administration announced in 2022 that it would remove some 4 million acres of federal land in Western states from oil and gas exploration, environmental groups hailed the decision as a milestone in their fight against global warming. “With the oil and gas industry bent on despoiling American’s public lands and fueling the climate crisis, this is a critical opportunity for the Biden administration to chart a new path toward clean energy and independence from fossil fuels,” said Jeremy Nichols, a director with WildEarth Guardians. But Nichols could just as easily have slapped himself on the back: The...
  • 100% EVs, green grid would prevent 2.8M child asthma attacks — report

    02/21/2024 7:09:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    E&E News ^ | February 21, 2024 | By Jack Quinn
    Rapid adoption of electric vehicles and low-carbon energy would dramatically improve children’s respiratory health in the United States, according to a new report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association. If the U.S. meets three targets — 100 percent zero-emission passenger vehicle sales by 2035, emission-free truck sales by 2040 and a fossil-fuel-free electric grid by 2035 — it could prevent 2.79 million total asthma attacks among children, 147,000 pediatric bronchitis cases and over 500 infant deaths by midcentury, the organization found. “Curbing pollution from transportation and energy production is key to cleaning our air and protecting our nation’s children,”...
  • Energy use must be cut by 12% by 2030 under EU directive [Ireland]

    02/20/2024 7:06:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2024 21:20 | Micheál Lehane, Political Correspondent
    A reduction of more than 12% in energy consumption in Ireland must be achieved by 2030 under a new EU directive. Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan brought details of the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Government today. The target is being decried as very challenging and it will require Ireland to consume 12.6% less energy by 2030 when compared to 2022 figures. …
  • January Was World's Warmest on Record, EU Scientists Say

    02/20/2024 4:06:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 07, 2024
    The world just experienced its hottest January on record, continuing a run of exceptional heat fuelled by climate change, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said on Thursday (Feb 8). 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.
  • Imagine A World Where The Internal Combustion Engine Didn’t Exist

    02/20/2024 9:46:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/20/2024 | Chuck Devore
    In 2084, humanity had finally turned its back on burning the ancient remains of a bygone era, only to find itself shackled to the caprices of the sun and wind.In the year 2084, the world had reached an equilibrium of sorts — a strange, unbalanced balance that no one had aimed for but had settled into, like dust after a storm. The skies, once bustling with the egalitarian hustle of air travel, had quieted down, reserved now for the sleek, whispering jets of the elites: politicians who crafted the future from the clouds; entertainment superstars like Brittany Quick, whose laughter...
  • ‘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...
  • ‘A Win for Freedom’: Jim Jordan Celebrates as Major Banks Leave $68 Trillion UN Climate Alliance

    02/18/2024 8:30:32 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/17/2024 | Vina Paula
    State officials have threatened legal action against nonprofit climate alliances and banks’ participation, highlighting the contentious relationship between environmental initiatives and economic interests.
  • 62% of motorists say fuel costs cut down their driving - Research [Ireland]

    02/18/2024 10:00:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 19 Feb 2024 05:00 | Joe Mag Raollaigh, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent
    62% of motorists have cut back on driving due to the cost of fuel, and motorists spend an average of €220 per month on vehicle running costs, according to a new report by Carzone, the online car marketplace. In its 2024 motoring report, which is based on a survey of 1000 motorists and activity on the website, it finds 38% of motorists have or plan to reduce the number of cars in their households to cut back on costs. 47% of respondents said their car insurance premiums rose in the last 12 months, which is up 11% on the previous...
  • U.S Surface Temperature - January 2024 - Average Temperature Anomaly - Minus -0.14°F

    02/16/2024 11:05:28 AM PST · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | January 2024
    The graph shows the Average Surface Temperature Anomaly for the contiguous United States since 2005. The data comes from the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) which is a properly sited (away from human influences and infrastructure) and state-of-the-art weather network consisting of 114 stations in the USA...The US Climate Reference Network record from 2005 shows no obvious warming during this period. [Chart in Comment #1]
  • Why the climate art protests are so powerful

    02/16/2024 10:56:20 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/29/22 | By Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC Opinion Writer/Editor
    An angry scream. A pained moan. An astonished “Oh my gosh.” Those were the first three reactions that could be heard after two British climate activists threw tomato soup on one of Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings at the National Gallery in London in a video that went ultra-viral earlier this month. The emotional register of those reactions — rage, sadness, shock — were a preview of what was to come. They foreshadowed the most common responses countless people on social media had to the action, during which one activist queried: “What is worth more? Art or life?”
  • USA Today can't stop promoting the global warming fallacies

    02/16/2024 10:12:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2024 | Jack Hellner
    <p>I read an article from USA Today on February 15 complaining about social media and climate change denial.</p><p>It looks very familiar because we repeatedly see similar articles.</p><p>Every one of these articles starts with the intentional lie that people who disagree with the radical green agenda are climate change deniers.</p>
  • The Verdict Against Mark Steyn Effectively Stifles Speech In America

    02/15/2024 5:29:02 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Feb, 2024 | Huck Davenport
    Last week, the 21st century’s trial of the century came to a similarly ignoble end, but nearly without coverage, without interest, without outrage. Polymath Mark Steyn, appearing pro se, lost a defamation suit (ironically) defending against Michael Mann when a DC jury ordered Steyn to pay damages of $1 but imposed staggering punitive damages of $1 million. Some background: Michael Mann co-wrote a paper in 1999 using tree-ring data as a proxy for temperature (thicker rings, warmer temperatures) to show that over the last 1000 years, temperatures declined slightly until 1960 when they dramatically spiked up—the shape of what would...
  • Atheist Vatican appointee says pro-abortion UN goals should form basis of ‘common good’

    02/13/2024 8:39:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 13, 2024 | Michale Haynes
    Atheist Vatican appointee says pro-abortion UN goals should form basis of ‘common good’Pontifical Academy for Life member Mariana Mazzucato suggested a redefined 'framework' for the common good aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and echoing globalist sentiments expressed by Pope Francis.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — The controversial member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Mariana Mazzucato, told the academy yesterday that society’s “common good” must be based on the United Nations’ pro-abortion Sustainable Development Goals and that Christianity’s teaching contributed to “climate change.”Mazzucato’s striking statements came during her February 12 presentation at the annual assembly of the Pontifical Academy for...
  • Mayor Adams eyes NYC property tax breaks as co-ops, condos face crunch from ‘green’ mandate

    02/11/2024 4:24:55 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Nypost ^ | 02/11/2024 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Mayor Eric Adams said he’d consider property tax breaks for middle-class co-op and condo owners who have to pay for pricey building upgrades when a new “green” mandate icks in. Hizzoner said he was open to tax abatements as anxious residents brace for the costs of Local Law 97, which covers 800,000 co-op and condo apartments. “My second apartment was a co-op,” Adams said during testimoney in Albany on the state budget last week.
  • Moderate Dems silent as Biden skirts Senate confirmation for John Kerry's replacement

    02/11/2024 7:10:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 2/11/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    Moderate Senate Democrats were silent this week when Fox News Digital asked for a comment on President Biden's decision to appoint climate czar John Kerry's replacement without Senate confirmation. **SNIP** While Kerry will step down as special presidential envoy for climate (SPEC), Biden will not nominate a direct replacement, and Kerry's staff will report to another State Department official while Podesta coordinates policy with the SPEC office from the White House. The arrangement allows Podesta to sidestep a congressionally mandated Senate confirmation since the SPEC role will technically be left vacant. "Upon Secretary Kerry’s departure, the existing SPEC state team...
  • 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...
  • Lignin breakthrough unlocks cost-competitive, carbon-neutral jet fuel

    02/08/2024 11:11:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    New Atlas ^ | February 07, 2024 | Loz Blain & UC Riverside
    A breakthrough moment for sustainable aviation fuel / Depositphotos A simple, cheap pretreatment promises to radically cut the price of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from waste wood biomass – potentially making it cost-competitive with fossil-based jet fuel, while cutting down emissions by up to 80%. SAF isn't a perfect green solution to aviation – indeed, no perfect solution exists at this point. Running SAF instead of jet fuel still produces carbon dioxide – but it's a higher-purity fuel, producing up to 3% more energy while burning cleaner, with heavily reduced sulfur and particulate emissions. It eliminates the entire emissions...
  • Taylor Swift sells off one of her $40m private jets

    02/07/2024 12:46:31 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 86 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Feb 7, 2024
    She previously sold a smaller Dassault Falcon 50 jet in 2020, after she purchased it in 2012 for $4million. Swift donated the proceeds to charity. It is unclear if Swift is planning to upgrade her fleet just in time for the longest leg of her international tour starts – jetting to Australia to perform on February 16. This comes as it was revealed Swift's lawyers sent a letter to Jack Sweeney, 21, demanding that he stop logging her flights and locations. Sweeney, a junior at the University of Central Florida, has run several accounts that track the flight paths of...