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  • Heavy ice forces new Russian icebreaker on long southerly voyage

    05/31/2023 9:50:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Legion ^ | May 24, 2023 | Stephen J. Thorne
    Latest Arctic challenges illustrate the difficulties in predicting climate change effects. Russia’s newest icebreaker—an 82-metre, 4,000-ton naval vessel—has joined its Pacific fleet off the Kamchatka peninsula, just across the Bering Sea from Alaska. But the route the Yevpatii Kolovrat navigated in mid-May has raised some eyebrows. Instead of traversing Arctic waters from the St. Petersburg shipyard where it was built, the ship sailed out into the Atlantic and south to the Mediterranean Sea. It then passed through the Suez Canal and crossed the Indian Ocean into the Philippine Sea before it arrived at its home port in Petropavlovsk in the...
  • 5 Things I Truly Don't Understand About The "Inevitable Energy Transition"

    05/30/2023 9:13:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Real Clear Wire ^ | 05/30/2023 | Jude Clemente
    Please note: this article was pulled down offline from Forbes. I will let you draw your own conclusions as to why. Factually, there was no justification for it. This list could be closer to 50 but let’s just stick to a handful of them. I literally live in this business every day, and I’m just so confused. 1. In a world that is apparently getting both warmer and colder because of global warming, how is it that we can increasingly rely on non-dispatchable (i.e., intermittent, usually unavailable), weather-dependent electricity from wind and solar plants to displace, not just supplement, dispatchable...
  • Aarhus University [Denmark] Researchers Find Arctic Warmer, Ice-Free in Summertime 10,000 Years Ago!

    05/30/2023 10:48:42 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 27 May 2023 | Aarhus University
    Researchers from Aarhus University, in collaboration with Stockholm University and the United States Geological Survey, analyzed samples from the previously inaccessible region north of Greenland...They showed that the sea ice in this region melted away during summer months around 10,000 years ago...During this time period, summer temperatures in the Arctic were higher than today...This was caused by natural climate variability [not] human-induced warming...
  • Australians shiver through the coldest May EVER as temperatures plunge across the country - here's when it will end

    05/30/2023 7:23:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05 28 2023 | Aisling Brennan For Nca Newswire
    Temperatures as low as -2.7C in Queensland Coldest May on record for Bankstown, NSW, with 0.7C High-pressure system to ease from Tuesday SNIP
  • Burning trash for the planet? Climate cash sets off branding frenzy.

    05/30/2023 4:35:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | May 29, 2023 | by Evan Halper
    The trash burning industry was eager to show it is not a polluting relic but a pioneering clean tech sector worthy of millions of dollars in new federal subsidies. As the Biden administration allocates billions of dollars in new climate subsidies, environmentally challenged industries are sharpening their green pitches. The companies argue they are just as entitled to lucrative federal incentives as solar farms or electric carmakers, and are working to frame their businesses as global warming solutions. The money up for grabs from the Inflation Reduction Act and other programs are in amounts large enough to guide whether they...
  • How the U.S. wants to pressure China to help avert climate catastrophe

    05/30/2023 4:17:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | May 30, 2023 | by Michael Birnbaum, Christian Shepherd
    The Biden administration is searching for ways to push the world’s largest polluter to reduce carbon emissions, as superpower rivalries engulf a fragile bilateral relationship that could determine the future of global warming. Since negotiations between U.S. climate envoy John F. Kerry and his Chinese counterparts stalled in August, Chinese provinces have accelerated their approvals of new coal power plants, sparking fears that China is moving away from its climate goals, not toward them. Now Biden administration officials are trying to get talks back on track even as they also explore other tools, such as tariffs, that could be tied...
  • Netherlands: Police arrest 1500 climate activists at protest

    05/28/2023 4:33:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | May 28, 2023
    Dutch police arrested over 1500 climate protesters after a climate protest garnered thousands of participants in the Hague, the Netherlands' seat of government. Protesters blocked a section of a motorway, near the base of both the Dutch parliament and the prime minister's offices. Extinction Rebellion said some 7,000 took part. Police said 40 of the 1579 people arrested would be prosecuted for "vandalism." They added that security had called on protesters to leave, before using water cannons to disperse them. Some protesters came donning bathing suits, in anticipation of the cannons. he protests were primarily against fossil fuel subsidies. "Climate...
  • German police carry out nationwide raids against Last Generation climate activists

    05/24/2023 3:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | May 24, 2023
    German police on Wednesday carried out raids across seven states targeting climate activists of the "Letzte Generation" (Last Generation) group, which has sparked controversy with protesters glueing themselves to roads to block traffic. The raids were ordered in an investigation targeting seven people aged 22 to 38 over suspicions of "forming or supporting a criminal organisation", said a joint statement by Bavaria's police and prosecutors. Fifteen properties were searched, two accounts seized and an asset freeze ordered. The suspects are accused of "organising a donations campaign to finance further criminal acts" for the group via its website. The authorities did...
  • Climate scientists flee Twitter as hostility surges following Musk's takeover

    05/24/2023 2:58:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    France24 ^ | May 24, 2023
    Scientists suffering insults and mass-spam are abandoning Twitter for alternative social networks as hostile climate-change denialism surges on the platform following Elon Musk's takeover. Researchers have documented an explosion of hate and misinformation on Twitter since the Tesla billionaire took over in October 2022 -- and now experts say communicating about climate science on the social network on which many of them rely is getting harder. Policies aimed at curbing the deadly effects of climate change are accelerating, prompting a rise in what experts identify as organised resistance by opponents of climate reform. Peter Gleick, a climate and water specialist...
  • Belgium’s De Croo slams degrowth, joins call for a regulatory break

    05/23/2023 12:21:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05-23-2023 | Anne-Sophie Gayet and Jonathan Packroff
    Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on Monday (22 May) criticized the idea of not growing the economy for environmental reasons, joining calls to stop environmental and health-related regulation to prevent overburdening companies. As EU industry transforms towards net-zero emissions, it should not be burdened with additional regulation, De Croo (Open VLD/Renew) told a conference hosted by the Wirtschaftsrat der CDU, a business group with close ties to the German conservative CDU party (EPP affiliated). “Let’s not try to do everything at the same time. Let us focus on what is the most important,” De Croo said, calling for a...
  • Images Show Mars Has Extreme Global Warming

    05/22/2023 12:37:52 PM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 7, 2001 | Amanda Onion
    It might seem like the weather’s getting warmer here on Earth, but Mars appears to have an even bigger global warming problem. High-resolution images snapped by NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor show that levels of frozen water and carbon dioxide at the Red Planet’s poles have dwindled dramatically — by more than 10 feet — over a single Martian year (equivalent to 687 days or about two Earth years).
  • 'Greenwashing' to be targeted in new EU directive

    05/22/2023 12:47:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 22 May 2023 17:36 | Joe Mag Raollaigh, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent
    The practice of “greenwashing” is set to be targeted by the European Union, with a new directive to protect consumers. Lots of companies make claims about their environmental sustainability, but there is no simple way for consumers to know if what is claimed is true or may qualify as “greenwashing”. There are many definitions of what greenwashing is, but it basically involves entities making inaccurate or even false claims about the environmental impacts of their businesses, services or products. In Ireland, consumers can complain to the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) if they think a claim is untrue. The...
  • How solar farms took over the California desert: ‘An oasis has become a dead sea’

    05/21/2023 6:58:09 PM PDT · by AZJeep · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 21, 2023 | Oliver Wainwright
    How solar farms took over the California desert: ‘An oasis has become a dead sea’ Residents feel trapped and choked by dust, while experts warn environmental damage is ‘solving one problem by creating others’ eep in the Mojave desert, about halfway between Los Angeles and Phoenix, a sparkling blue sea shimmers on the horizon. Visible from the I-10 highway, amid the parched plains and sun-baked mountains, it is an improbable sight: a deep blue slick stretching for miles across the Chuckwalla Valley, forming an endless glistening mirror. But something’s not quite right. Closer up, the water’s edge appears blocky and...
  • New BLM Rules On ‘Conservation Leases’ Will Fundamentally Transform Public Land Management

    05/21/2023 4:29:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MAY 19, 2023 | Tristan Justice
    The new BLM rule introducing so-called conservation leasing will likely become the administration’s vehicle for locking up federal property. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to fundamentally reshape how public lands are managed without congressional approval. In March, the agency unveiled a sweeping proposal to establish a framework for “conservation leases” that places a newfound priority on preservation. The new Public Lands Rule presents a radical departure from the “multiple use mandate” Congress outlined for the agency in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). New Rules Are a ‘Game Changer’.. FLPMA requires federal lands...
  • Kerry Says US Farm Confiscations Not Off the Table

    05/20/2023 11:37:58 AM PDT · by CFW · 260 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 5/20/23 | Faye Higbee
    John Kerry claimed that US farm confiscations are not off the table, as he stated that small farms contribute a significant amount of greenhouse gasses. If you recall, farmers in Holland are undergoing the most radical regulations that are actually causing culling of herds, and destruction of crops. Following the plans of the World Economic Forum and the United Nations have produced a disaster of major proportions. We do not want that evil plan here
  • Germany’s Federal Network Agency Plans To Ration Electricity As Electric Power Crisis Heightens

    05/19/2023 4:15:57 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 22 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | Guest Blogger
    The greatest energy folly of all time… Germany restricts electricity supply while ramping up demand! Rationing unavoidable...While leaders demand citizens quickly switch over to electric mobility and heat pump systems, thus placing ever huger demands on the power grid, they are reacting by shutting off nuclear and fossil fuel power plants...if it’s January and -10°C outside, your heat pump may be remotely switched off. Have blankets ready...As compensation for the affected consumers, it is envisaged that they will receive a reduction in their grid fees.
  • Global temperature set to break key 1.5C heat threshold for first time in next five years

    05/17/2023 5:10:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    SKY News ^ | May 17, 2023
    The global temperature is set to break a key temperature limit for the first time within the next five years, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has warned. There is now a 66% chance of breaching a global average temperature 1.5C at least once between now and 2027 - which would mark the first time in human history. The global average temperature would need to exceed 1.5C many more times before the climate can be said to have permanently warmed to that level. But it is a sign the world is getting closer, and that humanity's attempt to reign in climate...
  • Report: Data from satellite shows no global warming for more than 8 years

    05/16/2023 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    World Tribune ^ | May 14, 2023 | Staff
    There has been no increase in global temperatures from July 2015 to March 2023, according to satellite readings, a recent analysis said. “This fact-based claim draws on satellite readings from the University of Alabama in Huntsville that measure temperatures in the troposphere, a much more accurate method of keeping score than the shoddy records produced by ground-based weather stations,” Christopher Mockton, a British consultant and policy adviser, wrote last month. “The start and end dates of the New Pause are not cherry-picked,” wrote Monckton, an adviser for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who now consults with the Heartland Institute on climate...
  • Study: 'Warm ice age' changed climate cycles

    05/16/2023 11:26:50 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 33 replies ^ | May 16 | Heidelberg university
    Long-term expansion of Mediterranean forests and increase in precipitation as well as an enhanced East Asian summer monsoon associated with the increase and northward migration of the Atlantic moisture source. Paradoxically, the glacial was warmer and wetter than the preceding interglacial. Credit: André Bahr Approximately 700,000 years ago, a "warm ice age" permanently changed the climate cycles on Earth. Contemporaneous with this exceptionally warm and moist period, the polar glaciers greatly expanded. A European research team including Earth scientists from Heidelberg University used recently acquired geological data in combination with computer simulations to identify this seemingly paradoxical connection.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger rips critics who accused him of flying to climate conference on private jet

    05/15/2023 12:06:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/15/2023 | Taylor Penley
    Arnold Schwarzenegger clapped back at critics who launched attacks at him on a Twitter post Sunday, alleging a photo of him traveling to his Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative's Austrian summit was snapped on a private jet. "There is no climate emergency and all the private jets prove they all know it," one critic commented on Schwarzenegger's tweet. "This is a commercial flight - I truly hope you don’t go around making things up to be angry about all the time. I don’t want you to be that miserable," the actor responded.