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  • Climate Change Hysteria in Ireland

    11/20/2019 8:12:11 AM PST · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Computing Forever ^ | 11/19/19 | Dave Cullen
    An overview of the eco-hysteria sweeping over Ireland.
  • Climate Myths

    11/20/2019 6:27:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | November 20, 2019 | John Stossel
    "How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood!" insisted teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations. "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction!" Many people say that we're destroying the Earth.It all sounds so scary.But I've been a consumer reporter for years, and I've covered so many scares: plague, famine, overpopulation, SARS, West Nile virus, bird flu, radiation from cellphones, flesh-eating bacteria, killer bees, etc. The list of terrible things that were going to get us is very long.Yet we live longer than ever.Now I'm told global warming is different.The Earth's average temperature...
  • Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

    11/20/2019 6:17:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 20, 2019 | by Marlowe Hood
    Paris - Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels consistent with a liveable planet, the UN and leading research groups warned Wednesday. The world is on track to produce 50 percent more fossil fuels than could be burned without increasing Earth's surface temperature by more than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, they said in a major report. "Over-investment" in coal, oil and gas supply locks in infrastructure that clashes head-on with the need to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, the researchers cautioned. "We...
  • Climate science has died. The effects will be big.

    11/18/2019 2:52:35 PM PST · by Rocky · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | Nov 18, 2019 | Charles Rotter
    Summary: Let’s hit “pause” in the climate wars and see how we got here, where we are going, and what we can learn from this mess. “I can’t use this result. It doesn’t support the narrative.“ At the time I thought this statement was daft. Now I see that she was spot on, but not in the way she meant it. And with results that she did not intend. (snip) But the damage to climate science is effectively forever. Generations of scientists have learned that success is political, and I believe the resulting long slide of research quality has just...
  • Globe had its 2nd-hottest October and year to date on record

    11/18/2019 10:34:42 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    NOAA ^ | 11 18 2019 | NOAA
    Planet Earth continued to sweat in unrelenting heat last month making October 2019 the second-hottest October recorded, just behind 2015. It was also the second-hottest year to date (January through October) on record for the globe. Continuing its melting trend, Arctic sea ice coverage shrank to its smallest size yet for October. Below are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report: Climate by the numbers: October 2019 The average global land and ocean surface temperature for October 2019 was 1.76 degrees F (0.98 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average and the second highest October temperature on...
  • California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet

    11/15/2019 8:09:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2019 | Don Thompson
    California announced new rules Friday for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with it against the Trump administration. Officials immediately barred state agencies from buying any sedans that only run on internal combustion engines, with exemptions for certain public safety vehicles. The state has about 40,000 vehicles, about 8,400 of which are sedans. Starting next year, it will require state agencies to buy only from companies that recognize California’s authority to set greenhouse gas and zero emission vehicle standards. Only BMW, Ford, Volkswagen and Honda have decided to back California and endorse stricter...
  • Jane: So Strong, So Brave

    11/15/2019 5:41:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-15-19 | MOTUS
    About mid-week I realized I hadn’t been assailed with a picture of Hanoi Jane last Friday being escorted away in her red coat, hands restrained by zip ties. Arrested development: week 3I thought I had read she vowed to be arrested every week through the end of the year as part of her principled protest against her latest boogey man, Climate Change. She seemed convinced that doing so would ensconce her in the freedom fighters hall of fame and cement her legacy of fighting for world peace. So naturally I wondered what had happened to her last week. I discovered...
  • Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed.

    11/14/2019 6:26:43 PM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2019 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders’s $16 trillion vision for arresting global warming would put the government in charge of the power sector and promise that, by 2030, the country’s electricity and transportation systems would run entirely on wind, solar, hydropower or geothermal energy, with the fossil fuel industry footing much of the bill much as Mexico was to pay for the border wall. Climate scientists and energy economists say the plan is technically impractical, politically unfeasible, and possibly ineffective. ... The heart of Mr. Sanders’s plan, a government-run effort to build, manage and distribute renewable energy on a vast scale,...
  • EU bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in 2 years

    11/14/2019 2:45:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 14, 2019 | Frank Jordans
    The European Investment Bank said Thursday that it will stop financing fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021 as part of an effort to fight climate change. The decision, which ends fossil fuel funding a year later than initially proposed, follows lengthy negotiations among European Union member states, the bank’s shareholders. “We will stop financing fossil fuels and we will launch the most ambitious climate investment strategy of any public financial institution anywhere,” the EIB’s president, Werner Hoyer, said in a statement. Calling climate “the top issue on the political agenda of our time,” Hoyer noted scientists’ warnings...
  • Sen. Hirono: Americans Should ‘Believe in Climate Change as Though It’s Religion’

    11/12/2019 11:44:21 AM PST · by tomselliott · 97 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 11/12/2019 | Tom Elliott
    Even as she acknowledged its not a religion, Sen. Mazi Hirono (D-Hawaii.) encouraged Americans Tuesday to embrace climate change “as though it’s religion.” Hirono was speaking to a group of DACA activists at a Center for American Progress organized prayer breakfast. The gathering preceded the group marching to the Supreme Court, where the high court is hearing arguments on President Trump’
  • Scientists extract hydrogen gas from oil and bitumen, giving potential pollution-free energy

    11/11/2019 8:21:41 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 69 replies
    WUWT ^ | November 11, 2019 | Goldschmidt Conference
    Scientists have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen (H2) from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are already marketed in some countries, as well as to generate electricity; hydrogen is regarded as an efficient transport fuel, similar to petrol and diesel, but with no pollution problems. The process can extract hydrogen from existing oil sands reservoirs, with huge existing supplies found in Canada and Venezuela. Interestingly, this process can be applied to mainstream oil fields, causing them to produce hydrogen instead of oil. Hydrogen powered vehicles, including cars,...
  • The most destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. more often

    11/11/2019 6:05:17 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    AP via NBC ^ | 11 11 2019 | Staff
    Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane’s destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that hit only sparsely populated areas. A Danish research team came up with a new measurement that looked at just the how big and strong the hurricane was, not how much money it cost. They call it Area of Total Destruction. “It’s the most damaging ones that are increasing the most,” said...
  • New York Goes Out With A Whimper In Its Case Against ExxonMobil

    11/11/2019 6:09:01 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 17 replies ^ | David Blackmon
    Last Thursday, in a move that surprised everyone but perhaps shouldn’t have come as a surprise at all, New York State Attorney General Tish James withdrew two counts of fraud against ExxonMobil during her closing arguments in the flimsy case she and her predecessor, Eric Schneiderman, spent the last half-decade pursuing against the energy giant. Tellingly, AG James dismissed the two of her original fraud counts that were based on laws requiring demonstration of actual harm in order to obtain a positive judgment. Her suit claimed that ExxonMobil’s alleged “fraud” of keeping two separate estimates of the future costs of...
  • Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs

    11/10/2019 5:07:31 AM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2019 | Liz Alderman
    SKAERSOGAARD, Denmark — On a mild autumn morning, Sven Moesgaard climbed a sunbathed hill and inspected an undulating expanse of neatly planted vines. A picking crew was harvesting tons of hardy Solaris grapes that he would soon turn into thousands of bottles of crisp white and sparkling Danish wine. A decade ago, winemaking was regarded as a losing proposition in these notoriously cool climes. But as global temperatures rise, a fledgling wine industry is growing from once-unlikely fields across Scandinavia, as entrepreneurs seek to turn a warming climate to their advantage. “We’re looking for the opportunities in climate change,” said...
  • Fed sees climate change shaping economy, policy

    11/09/2019 12:23:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    KFGO ^ | November 8, 2019 | Ann Saphir
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. central bank signaled on Friday it may be getting ready to join international peers in incorporating climate change risk into its assessments of financial stability, and may even take it into account when setting monetary policy. "To fulfill our core responsibilities, it will be important for the Federal Reserve to study the implications of climate change for the economy and the financial system and to adapt our work accordingly," Fed Governor Lael Brainard said in remarks released at the start of the Fed's first-ever conference on climate change and economics. The Fed, she said,...

    11/09/2019 2:54:28 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email | 11/9/2019 | unknown
    Subject: EXPERT TESTIMONY FROM SCIENTISTs The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great...
  • Von der Leyen: 'Europe must learn the language of power'

    11/08/2019 7:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.08.2019 | rs/sms (dpa, Reuters)
    The European Union needs to take a more active role in global politics if it wants to protect its interests, incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. “Europe must also learn the language of power,” von der Leyen said during a speech on European policy in Berlin. “On the one hand, this means building our own muscles [in areas] where we’ve long been relying on others — for example in security policies,” the former German defense minister said. “That also means applying our existing power in a more targeted way in areas where European interests are...
  • Millions across eastern US bracing for cold that could break records set 40 years ago

    11/08/2019 1:48:18 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 133 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | November 7, 2019 | Maura Kelly
    Winterlike temperatures that pushed into the northern Plains through the middle of this week will continue charging south and east into the weekend. The first push of cold air arrived in the northern Plains on Wednesday into Wednesday night. Temperatures dropped into the single digits from Montana to the Dakotas and into northern Iowa throughout Wednesday night. Cold continued to infiltrate the the country, spreading through the middle Mississippi River Valley and the Midwest. Arctic blast satellite image The NOAA-20 satellite's VIIRS instrument captured this image of a major cold front sweeping across the continental U.S. on November 8, 2019....
  • Mural in Downtown S.F. Depicts Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

    11/08/2019 11:22:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies ^ | Nov. 7, 2019 | Joe Vazquez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — The newest addition to the San Francisco skyline is a work of art — a mural depicting Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, designed to draw attention to climate change. Andres “Cobre” Petreselli, an internationally renowned artist, is painting the activist teen with big blue eyes and a Mona Lisa smile. The mural is still a work in progress, as Cobre is spending his days hoisted high up on a platform about 10 stories above Mason street, on the side of the Native Sons building near Union Square. Thunberg is the 16-year old from Sweden who has inspired...
  • Climate Change: Who are these '11,000 Concerned Scientists'?

    11/08/2019 6:35:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/2019 | Casey Plunkett
    Academics and scientists are yet again issuing “consensus” statements on climate change.  In 2017, we were warned by 16,000 scientists across 184 countries that “human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.”  This past week, BioScience, an academic, peer-reviewed journal from Oxford University Press found 11,224 scientists, from 153 countries, who signed off on the latest climate change drivel.  Citing a “moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is’,” they’ve published the paper “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency.” In dystopian tone, they’ve issued a demand for earth’s...