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  • Sen. Hirono: Americans Should ‘Believe in Climate Change as Though It’s Religion’

    11/12/2019 11:44:21 AM PST · by tomselliott · 96 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 · 68 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...
  • Jane Fonda to fight climate change by ‘not buying any more clothes’

    11/07/2019 8:53:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 6, 2019 | by Carlin Becker
    Actress and activist Jane Fonda has pledged not to buy "any more clothes" in her effort to fight climate change. Fonda, during her weekly "Fire Drill Friday" climate change protest on Capitol Hill last week, made the declaration that the coat on her back was the last piece of clothing she would ever purchase. "You see this coat? I needed something red, and so I went out and found this coat on sale. This is the last article of clothing that I'm going to ever buy," she said in footage captured by video journalist Nicholas Ballasy. Fonda then attributed credit...
  • Climate-change deniers may be propping up home prices in waterfront communities, research suggests

    11/07/2019 8:35:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | November 7, 2019 | by Jacob Passy
    The fate of home prices in real-estate markets that have a high risk of being affected by climate change could come down to how many local residents actually believe in climate change. A new study examined the role climate change denial plays in the pricing of these homes. Researchers compared sea-level data from NOAA, current real-estate transaction data from Zillow, and geographic data about climate change attitudes from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, which estimates opinions on climate change based on a national data set of 24,000 people. Having a higher concentration of people who deny climate change...
  • Most countries aren't hitting 2030 climate goals, and everyone will pay the price

    11/07/2019 8:27:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 5, 2019 | BY STEPHEN LEAHY
    The majority of the carbon emission reduction pledges for 2030 that 184 countries made under the Paris Agreement aren’t nearly enough to keep global warming well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). Some countries won’t achieve their pledges, and some of the world's largest carbon emitters will continue to increase their emissions, according to a panel of world-class climate scientists. Their report, “The Truth Behind the Paris Agreement Climate Pledges,” warns that by 2030, the failure to reduce emissions will cost the world a minimum of $2 billion per day in economic losses from weather events made worse by...
  • Romney joins bipartisan Senate climate change solutions group

    11/06/2019 4:57:19 PM PST · by fproy2222 · 36 replies
    Desert News ^ | Nov 6, 2019 | Dennis Romboy
    Mitt Romney joins bipartisan Senate climate change solutions group FILE - Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks at the Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks at the Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney has joined a bipartisan Senate group that aims to find answers to climate change. The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Mike Braun, R-Ind., consists of an equal number or Republicans and Democrats. Romney said it would serve as a starting...
  • Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools

    11/06/2019 12:52:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 6, 2019 | by Remo Casilli, Reuters
    Italy will next year become the world’s first country to make it compulsory for schoolchildren to study climate change and sustainable development, Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti said. Fioramonti, from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, is the government’s most vocal supporter of green policies and was criticized by the opposition in September for encouraging students to skip school and take part in climate protests. In an interview in his Rome office on Monday, Fioramonti said all state schools would dedicate 33 hours per year, almost one hour per school week, to climate change issues from the start of the next academic year...
  • Sea levels to keep rising even if humanity hits climate targets, scientists warn

    11/06/2019 12:41:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 6, 2019 | By Chris Ciaccia
    A new study warns that even if countries curb their carbon emissions pledge as part of the historic 2015 Paris climate agreement, sea levels will continue to rise. The research notes that sea levels would rise approximately 20 centimeters by the year 2300 from emissions released between 2016 and 2030, when the Paris Agreement expires. “Even if we were to meet these initial goals of the Paris agreement, the sea level commitment from global warming will be significant,” said one of the study's co-authors, Oregon State University climate scientist Peter Clark, in a statement. “When we pump more carbon into...
  • Catholics call Trump's move from Paris climate deal 'unconscionable'

    11/05/2019 1:47:07 PM PST · by robowombat · 70 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Brian Roewe
    Catholics call Trump's move from Paris climate deal 'unconscionable' Nov 5, 2019 by Brian Roewe Catholic organizations were quick to condemn the Trump administration as it formally began the process to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, calling the move "unconscionable" and one that poses "far reaching and disastrous consequences for life on our planet as we know it." The step, announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Nov. 4, was widely expected. Under the agreement's provisions, Nov. 4 was the first day that any nation could officially begin the exit process. Acting on a...
  • City to sue fossil fuel companies in bid to hold them ‘accountable’ for climate change

    11/05/2019 7:05:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    Hawaii news now ^ | 11 05 2019 | Staff
    HONOLULU - The city plans to file a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies aimed at holding them “accountable for the costs and consequences” of climate change. Maui County previously announced similar plans, and other municipalities and states have done the same in a bid to recoup and the real and anticipated costs of a warming planet. Oil companies have called the suits baseless. At a news conference Tuesday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said fossil fuel companies have known for decades about the impacts of climate change. “We’re starting the first steps to protect our island of Oahu, our state of...
  • Environmentalists want to turn off incandescent light bulbs for good

    11/05/2019 1:58:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 5, 2019 | BY IRINA IVANOVA
    Environmental groups and 18 state attorneys general are suing the Trump administration over its efforts to keep incandescent light bulbs on the market. They filed suit against the Department of Energy on Monday, claiming the agency's decision to allow sales of these hot-burning bulbs would hurt the environment and waste billions of dollars. "The rule is harmful to the environment and also to consumers," said Mike Landis, litigation director at U.S. PIRG, one of the consumer advocacy groups that filed the suit. "In our view, this is an unlawful action the Department of Energy is taking. Once an energy-efficiency standard...