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  • Drought Will Impact Pacific Northwest This Summer, Experts Warn

    05/24/2022 9:14:29 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Drought is expected to impact much of the Pacific Northwest this summer, including areas in eastern Washington, southern Oregon and southern Idaho, according to climatology and water officials. A recent map from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that about 54% of Washington is experiencing abnormally dry or drought conditions, with about 25% of the state in severe or extreme drought, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported. Washington and Oregon recorded above-normal precipitation levels and below-normal temperatures in April, which brought gains to snowpack in some areas. But state climatology experts predict it will be warmer and drier than normal in summer months....
  • Global Energy and Funding Shocks Test Climate Commitments

    05/24/2022 10:27:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters via US News ^ | May 24, 2022 | By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Divya Chowdhury
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Six months after the world agreed in Glasgow to a U.N. climate pact with bold, new targets, political and business leaders facing an energy crisis, volatile markets and an economic downturn are grappling with how to cut carbon emissions. Amid soaring oil and gas prices triggered by Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, some countries have turned to other fuels, including coal, to meet their energy needs. Meanwhile, financial market ructions have complicated plans to raise the trillions of dollars needed for the energy transition away from fossil fuels. But for Amin Nasser, head of oil...
  • Climate worries galvanize a new pro-nuclear movement in the U.S.

    05/24/2022 7:39:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2022 | Evan Halper
    As states race to keep plants open, California becomes a test case of how much the tide has shifted Charles Komanoff was for decades an expert witness for groups working against nuclear plants, delivering blistering critiques so effective that he earned a spot at the podium when tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington in 1979 over the Three Mile Island meltdown. Komanoff would go on to become an unrelenting adversary of Diablo Canyon, the hulking 37-year-old nuclear facility perched on a pristine stretch of California’s Central Coast that had been the focal point of anti-nuclear activism in America....
  • Department of the Navy Climate Action 2030

    05/24/2022 4:59:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The United States Naval Institute ^ | May 24, 2022 | By USNI
    Climate change is an existential threat that impacts not only our operations and readiness but also our infrastructure, our forces, and their families. Rising sea levels, recurring flooding, and more frequent and destructive hurricanes threaten our coastal installations. Changes in global climate and other dangerous trans-boundary threats, including pandemics, are only expected to worsen, posing increasing challenges for our forces, platforms, infrastructure, and supporting communities, and driving or intensifying conflict and humanitarian disasters around the world. The DON will adapt to these challenges that are increasingly putting pressure on our force and the systems that support it. To combat these...
  • HSBC suspends banker over 'nut job' climate comments, say reports

    05/23/2022 5:11:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 23, 2022
    HSBC has reportedly suspended a senior executive who accused central bankers and other officials of exaggerating the financial risks of climate change. Last week, Stuart Kirk, a leader in the bank's responsible investing team, said: "There's always some nut job telling me about the end of the world." At the weekend, HSBC's boss Noel Quinn posted on social media that he did not agree "at all" with the comments. HSBC came under pressure to sack Mr Kirk after he gave the presentation entitled "Why investors need not worry about climate risk" at a conference on Thursday. In the address he...
  • Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown (only 8.67 years left)

    05/22/2022 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/11/22 | Damian Carrington, Matthew Taylor
    The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows. The exclusive data shows these firms are in effect placing multibillion-dollar bets against humanity halting global heating. Their huge investments in new fossil fuel production could pay off only if countries fail to rapidly slash carbon emissions, which scientists say is vital. The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile but extraordinarily profitable, particularly when prices are high, as they are at present. ExxonMobil, Shell,...
  • More than 50K without power after a foot of snow in Colorado

    05/21/2022 7:27:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/21/2022 | Andrew Wulfeck, FOX Weather
    temperature drop of nearly 60 degrees in the Centennial State means rare sights from a late-spring storm that promises to cover the ground in parts of the state with snow. More than a foot of snow fell in places like Black Forest and Aspen Park. As of Saturday morning, more than 50,000 were without power. The frozen precipitation began falling across large parts of the state by Friday afternoon. Videos from communities such as Castle Rock, Lone Tree and Aurora showed the first flurries coming down.
  • CT schools will soon be required to teach climate change

    05/19/2022 6:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Stamford Advocate ^ | May 19, 2022 | By Ginny Monk
    Connecticut schools will soon be required to teach climate change as a part of the science curriculum, a move state legislators and advocates say will mean changes at a small percentage of schools that aren’t yet bringing the subject to the classroom. Close to 90 percent of schools already teach about climate change, but it will be required by state law beginning in July 2023, said Rep. Bobby Sanchez, co-chairman of the Education Committee. “We heard from teachers and from students that were concerned that climate change wasn’t being taught,” said Sanchez, D-New Britain. The bill passed the Education Committee...
  • Pollution's fatal threat gains urgency after 9 million died in one year

    05/18/2022 11:24:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies ^ | May 17, 2022 | Aria Bendix
    Pollution cuts more lives short worldwide than war, terrorism, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, drugs or alcohol.That's the takeaway of a report published Tuesday in The Lancet Planetary Health, which analyzed the combined health risks of air, water and toxic chemical pollution in 2019. The results show that pollution is responsible for around 9 million premature deaths each year, or one in six globally. That puts its toll on par with smoking."We haven't been yelling from the top of the streets, saying, 'Look at this!' loud enough,'" said Richard Fuller, the report's lead author and the founder and CEO of the nonprofit...
  • New NOAA study finds increase in Atlantic hurricanes linked to cleaner air

    05/18/2022 4:24:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 13 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 5/17/22 | Allison Finch
    The study, released earlier in May, also noted an uptick in air pollution elsewhere in the world was producing a decline in the number of tropical cyclones over the past 40 years. Researchers examined how particulate air pollution, or aerosols, and climate change have affected tropical cyclones across the planet over the past 40 years in a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that was recently published in the journal Science Advances, and the results are surprising. “Air pollution is a big environmental risk to human health, and we have made great strides in reducing health...
  • Climate propaganda is everywhere

    05/17/2022 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 17, 2022 | By Charles W. Milliken
    Last week I discussed propaganda from a theoretical standpoint. This week I wish to outline one prominent example, narrowing my focus to propaganda used for political ends. Those ends are essentially two: to upset the existing order, or to enforce conformity to the new order. To review, five factors must be present in effective propaganda. First, some kernel of truth must be present. Objective facts, albeit highly selective, must be asserted. Second, some level of discontent must be present. Third, the propaganda must fall on fertile soil. Seeds do not sprout otherwise. Fourth, the propagandists must continuously use all means...
  • Canada Will Face 'Lethal Heat' in a Few Decades, Study Says

    05/17/2022 1:32:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 15, 2022 | Liz Braun
    Canada is hot and getting hotter. Irreversible Extreme Heat: Protecting Canadians and Communities from a Lethal Future, from geoscientist Joanna Eyquem and Blair Feltmate, is a new study from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (a research facility at the University of Waterloo) that projects a roasty future in Canadian cities as temperatures continue to rise. Cities are the focus because urban areas are the hotspots of global warming, as they’re hotter than surrounding countryside, with heat trapped and reflected by roads, paved areas and other surfaces. This is the urban-heat-island effect. The extreme heat coming our way carries with...
  • KAMALA: “We will work together, and continue to work together... and to work together as we continue to work... We will work together” [VIDEO]

    05/15/2022 9:05:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    100PercentFedUp ^ | May 15, 2022 | Jesse Martin
    Kamala Harris makes incoherent call to work together and work together and work together What on earth is Kamala Harris trying to say? Maybe her and Joe Biden get their speeches written by the same person, since neither one makes any coherent sense. Spewing word salad as she apparently discusses the climate, Kamala Harris mentions the phrase “work together” five times in less than thirty seconds. “That is especially true when it comes to the climate crisis. Which is why we will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues, to tackle these challenges, and to work...
  • Study Finds Cleaner Air Leads to More Atlantic Hurricanes

    05/12/2022 5:56:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies ^ | 5/11/2022 | SETH BORENSTEIN AP
    Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study links changes in regionalized air pollution across the globe to storm activity going both up and down. A 50% decrease in pollution particles and droplets in Europe and the U.S. is linked to a 33% increase in Atlantic storm formation in the past couple decades, while the opposite is happening in the Pacific with more pollution and fewer typhoons, according to the study published in Wednesday’s Science Advances. NOAA hurricane scientist Hiroyuki Murakami ran numerous...
  • James Cromwell superglues hand to Starbucks counter in PETA protest

    05/10/2022 2:19:33 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 85 replies
    Page Six ^ | 10 May 2022 | Francesca Bacardi
    James Cromwell took a dramatic stand for PETA Tuesday morning by supergluing his hand to a Starbucks counter in protest of the coffee chain’s up-charge for vegan milks. Appearing on a Facebook livestream, the “Succession” star, 82, rattled off facts about the cons of producing dairy milk from cows as he remained stuck to the Midtown Manhattan shop’s counter alongside other PETA members. Despite advocating for inclusivity, Starbucks “still discriminates against those who can’t have dairy” by making customers “pay more” for vegan options such as almond milk and oat milk, Cromwell claimed. “My friends at PETA and I are...
  • Air-Conditioning Should Be a Human Right in the Climate Crisis

    05/10/2022 6:39:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Scientific American ^ | May 10, 2022 | By Rose M. Mutiso, Morgan D. Bazilian, Jacob Kincer, Brooke Bowser
    A record-breaking heat wave is sweeping South Asia, threatening hundreds of millions of people with deadly temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. As the world heats up, billions of people need air-conditioning. This 120-year-old technology used to be considered a luxury, but in the age of climate change, it is a necessity for human survival. Understandably, this has created anxiety over the climate threat of a world overrun with ACs. But the coming boom in air-conditioning is an essential shift toward reducing the enormous gap in cooling availability that exists between rich and poor people and nations—and toward producing a...
  • Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit

    05/10/2022 6:23:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 10, 2022 | By Matt McGrath
    The likelihood of crossing a key global warming threshold has risen significantly, according to a new analysis. UK Met Office researchers say that there's now around a fifty-fifty chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C over the next five years. The Met Office researchers predict that for any one year in the period, the likelihood of breaching the 1.5C level is around 48%, or close to 50:50. “The basic thing that's changing is that the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, are slowly creeping up," said Dr Leon Hermanson from the Met Office, the lead author of...
  • Effects of climate change reflected by earth, air, fire, water ­— and anxiety

    05/09/2022 1:15:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 9, 2022 | By Arleigh Rodgers
    When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family. Driving alone, she zig-zagged through fallen trees and weaved around traffic in the city, hoping she would make it to her family friend’s house in Fullerton, about 20 miles away. She worried about her family situated throughout Southern California. “All while seeing the flames in my rearview mirror,”...
  • Supply chains and the energy that fuels them

    05/09/2022 4:20:33 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 May, 2022 | Jon N. Hall
    America’s disturbing supply chain problems aren’t near to being fixed. America’s disturbing supply chain problems aren’t near to being fixed. On the news we hear of store shelves not having baby formula. At the center of such breakdowns is trucking. Everything but everything is transported to stores by trucks, semi-trucks. Semi-trucks run on diesel, not petrol (gasoline), and the price of diesel is much higher than the price of petrol. Some truckers are reportedly at the point where they may have to shut down due to the price of diesel. On May 7 at LewRockwell, James Howard Kunstler wrote: The...
  • Spain expected to produce the lowest volume of fruit in 40 years

    05/08/2022 6:39:28 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    Watchers.News ^ | 5/7/22 | Agriculture Editor
    Spain is expected to produce its lowest volume of fruit in the last 40 years due to frost that hit its fruit-production regions in early April1, 2, especially the Ebro Valley – one of Europe’s most important producing areas of sweet fruit. Manel Simon, the general director of the Catalan fruit association – Afrucat, said producers must plan their summer very well in the face of this decrease in production, adding that he hoped Spanish companies would prioritize exporting their production to the closest destinations and that there would be a significant decrease in exports to the third countries.3 Expectations...