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  • Delingpole: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existence

    02/20/2018 7:01:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2018 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating ‘global warming’ by fiddling with the raw temperature data. This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history. If you believe NOAA’s charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter’s cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees.Here is NOAA’s January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. – an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD.
  • Climate Alarmism Is Still Bizarre, Dogmatic, Intolerant

    02/17/2018 5:17:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 17, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Climate alarmism dominated the Obama era and run-up to Paris. But its at least as bizarre, dogmatic and intolerant now that President Trump pulled the United States out of the all pain/no gain Paris climate pact, the EPA is reversing anti-fossil fuel programs rooted in doom-and-gloom climatology, America is producing and exporting more oil, gas and coal, developing nations are burning vastly more of these fuels, Poland is openly challenging EU climate diktats, and German, British Australian and other politicians are voicing increasing concerns about job-killing, eco-unfriendly green energy.With trillions of dollars in research money, power, prestige, renewable energy subsidies,...
  • San Jose unveils new climate plan

    02/16/2018 6:12:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | February 15, 2018 | By EMILY DERUY
    As part of a sweeping new climate plan to make San Jose more environmentally friendly, the city is angling to become one of the first in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet the levels outlined in the ambitious Paris Agreement. The city will launch San Jose Clean Energy - an alternative to PG&E known as a community-choice energy program - later this year. On Thursday, Mayor Sam Liccardo said the city will make 100 percent emission-free electricity available to everyone who participates in the program. By 2030, Liccardo said, the city plans to reduce carbon emissions from...
  • Winter-white animals under threat from global warming

    02/16/2018 6:02:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | February 16, 2018 | by Ruby Russell
    Global warming is leaving animals who take on a white coat in winter exposed as snow cover retreats. But scientists say hot spots for "evolutionary rescue" could see them adapt. There are 21 species of animals around the world that transform from brown in the summer to snowy white in the winter to blend in with their surroundings from tiny prey animals like the Siberian lemming to the noble Peary caribou, which takes on a shaggy white coat in winter. But habitats with extreme seasons are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Winters are arriving later, and snow...
  • Leaked U.N. climate report sees 'very high risk' the planet will warm beyond key limit

    02/15/2018 6:37:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Chris Mooney
    A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of temperature rise in the 2040s, and that this will be exceedingly difficult to avoid. Temperatures could subsequently cool down if carbon dioxide is somehow removed from the air later in the century, the document notes. But that prospect is questionable at the massive scales that would be required, it observes. The 31-page draft, a summary of a much-anticipated report on the 1.5 degrees Celsius target expected to...
  • Snow-covered beaches? Chilly iguanas? They are part of a mysterious hole in global warming

    02/15/2018 6:21:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | February 15, 2018 | BY STUART LEAVENWORTH
    Frigid iguanas in Florida. Snowball fights on North Carolinas beaches. Recent winters have delivered a bitter chill to the Southeast, reinforcing attitudes among some that global warming is a fraud. But according to a scientific study published this month, the Southeasts colder winter weather is part of an isolated trend, linked to a more wavy pattern in the jet stream that crosses North America. That dipping jet stream allows artic air to plunge into the Southeast. Scientists call this colder weather a hole in overall global warming, or a warming hole. What we are looking at is an anomaly, said...
  • Hummus in Danger: Why Climate Change Could Spell the End for a Beloved Middle Eastern Dip

    02/14/2018 8:24:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Haaretz ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Ruth Schuster
    Hummus, the beloved Middle Eastern dip, is in danger. Chickpeas are going the way of the cheetah. For rather different reasons, both plant and cat are suffering from genetic bottlenecks that reduce their ability to cope with change. And in a warming world, change is happening. In contrast to the cheetah, the domestic chickpea could still be saved by crossing with wild breeds that still exist, to restore lost genetic diversity, wrote Eric Bishop von Wettberg, a plant biologist at the University of Vermont, and others in Nature on Tuesday. ake an example from people: Those with darker skin are...
  • "It's a big deal": Melting ice sheets are accelerating sea level rise

    02/13/2018 10:05:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 13, 2018
    Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet - - 61 centimeters - - higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers who published in Monday's Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. The research, based on 25 years of satellite data, shows that pace has quickened, mainly from the melting of massive ice sheets. It confirms scientists' computer simulations and is in line with predictions...
  • Im Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison

    02/13/2018 8:19:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By MICHELLE NIJHUIS
    On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. As the driver, Sam Jessup, and a documentary filmmaker, Deia Schlosberg, recorded events from the back seat. For months, hed imagined his next actions: He would snip the padlock that secured the gate and approach the blunt length of vertical pipe in the center of the enclosure the stem of a shut-off valve for the 2,700-mile-long Keystone Pipeline. What neither the sheriffs department nor...
  • TV Networks Did A Really Crap Job Reporting On Climate Change Last Year

    02/13/2018 8:12:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | By Nick Visser
    Many of Americas leading television networks did a poor job of covering climate change last year, even as the newly minted Trump administration worked to unravel regulations meant to tackle the phenomenon and the U.S. was pummeled by a series of record-breaking natural disasters, according to a new report. The group Media Matters for America analyzed climate change coverage on major broadcasters nightly news programs and Sunday morning political shows - including those on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and PBS - over the course of 2017. While a total of 260 minutes were devoted to climate change during the...
  • Sampling bias might be distorting view of upheaval due to global warming

    02/13/2018 8:06:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Bob Yirka
    A small team of researchers from The University of Melbourne, the Georg Eckert Institute and Freie Universitt has found problems with research related to assessing the propensity for war amid environmental changes due to global warming. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group argues that much of current research on the topic suffers from several bias flaws. Cullen Hendrix with the University of Denver outlines the arguments by the research team in the same journal issue and suggests future research efforts will have to be refocused if they are to be useful in predicting future...
  • Climate Lawyers Hope 'Public Nuisance' Strategy Reverses Years Of Failure

    02/12/2018 11:31:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 12, 2018 | by Daniel Fisher
    First they tried suing the utility companies. Then they tried suing the automakers. They even tried suing oil companies on behalf of an Alaskan village in danger of being inundated by oil-fueled rising sea levels. Each approach ended when courts said that the judiciary branch wasnt the right place to address human-induced global warming, a problem so big it requires a coordinated international response that only legislators can implement. Now private plaintiff lawyers and their allies in government are trying a new strategy: Suing under state-law theories of public nuisance. San Francisco and several other California cities and counties have...
  • Lightning strikes could drop by 15% as global temperatures to soar by 5C in 2100 (tr)

    02/12/2018 11:15:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2018 | By JOE PINKSTONE
    Global warming has the power to curtail one of nature's most powerful phenomena, cutting the chance of lightning strikes in the future. Increasing greenhouse gases could have a significant effect on storm clouds, experts say. Under worst case climate change scenarios temperatures worldwide could increase by 5C (9F) by 2100. Using a new method, researchers calculate that the likely incidence of lightning flashes from storm clouds will drop by 15 per cent under these conditions. Dr Declan Finney of the University of Leeds, who was part of the research, told MailOnline: 'In previous studies of the impact of climate change...
  • Global warming could cause key culinary crops to release seeds prematurely

    02/12/2018 11:07:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | February 12, 2018
    Climate change is threatening crop yields worldwide, yet little is known about how global warming will confuse normal plant physiology. Researchers in the UK now show that higher temperatures accelerate seed dispersal in crop species belonging to the cabbage and mustard plant family, limiting reproductive success, and this effect is mediated by a gene called INDEHISCENT. The findings appear February 12 in the journal Molecular Plant. "In many crops, such as oilseed rape, premature seed dispersal is one of the major causes of crop loss. In the context of climate change, this could become increasingly severe," says co-senior author Vinod...
  • Thick Sea Ice Has Been Catastrophic For Canadian Seal Hunters

    02/09/2018 11:19:46 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 2/9/2018 | M Bastach
    Sea ice around Nova Scotia is so thick, Canadian sealers will have trouble meeting Quebecs growing demand for grey seal meat. Weve never had trouble meeting demand, but for 2018, well have to see, Rjean Vigneau, president of the Intra-Quebec Sealers Association, told CBC News. CBC reports that crews usually haul in 2,000 seals during the winter season, but two failed expeditions in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence since January turned up nothing. Vigneau called it catastrophic for the working men of the Magdalen Islands who depend on seal hunting for their livelihood, and to the environment. This year, thick...
  • Report: Future Open Championship venues could be threatened by climate change

    02/09/2018 7:00:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS "Sports" ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kyle Porter
    The Open Championship celebrated its 146th edition last summer at Royal Birkdale. The rotation of 10 different courses has been mostly the same for the last few decades, but a recent report noted that the event might not make it 146 more tournaments with the current venues. According to the BBC, which reviewed a report by the Climate Coalition, various courses on the coasts of the UK are in peril because of climate change and a rising North Sea. To its credit, the R&A is taking this future seriously. "It [climate change] is certainly becoming a factor" Steve Isaac, Director...
  • What the hell is a climate model - and why does it matter?

    02/09/2018 6:48:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 8, 2018 | by James Temple
    Just a few years ago, the conventional wisdom held that you couldnt attribute any single extreme weather event to climate change. But now scientists increasingly can and do state the odds that human actions caused or exacerbated specific droughts and hurricanes. One big reason for the change is that the science of climate modeling is becoming increasingly powerful as improvements in technology, techniques, and data sharing allow researchers to set up novel experiments or simply run many more of them. Climate models are sophisticated computer simulations that approximate how the planet responds to various forces, like surges in carbon dioxide....
  • Climate Change Isnt Just About the Planet

    02/08/2018 7:23:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 8, 2018 | By Leehi Yona
    ... Climate change isnt just about the planet. Its about justice: racial, social, socioeconomic, reproductive, and environmental. Its about immigration reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, and religious freedom. I know this interconnectedness, and fervently believed in it when I wrote my initial essay submission last year. However, in this moment, I find myself unable to think of climate change on its own. When Trumps policy is climate destruction, it doesnt take place in silos. If anything has changed in my mind since last year, it is that my connection to so many struggles for social justice are even more strongly at the...
  • Cincinnati and Hamilton Co. see global warming as a real thing -- and are doing something about it

    02/08/2018 7:06:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    WKRP ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kevin Eigelbach
    CINCINNATI -- In national news, there hasn't been much lately for those concerned about the environment to cheer about. The Trump administration appears determined to roll back regulations on coal-fired power plants, offshore oil drilling and coal mining. Locally, however, the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County government are treating global warming as a real thing -- a thing they can do something about. With input from Hamilton County government, Cincinnati is updating the Green Cincinnati Plan, a set of recommendations for addressing global climate change and for powering the city with 100 percent renewable energy. The city is paying...
  • Failed predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970

    02/07/2018 11:45:48 AM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 16, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    My response to New York Magazine’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” is to remind you of these bogus doomsayer predictions from the first Earth Day in 1970 On July 9, 2017, New York Magazine published this article, which is called, “The Uninhabitable Earth.”On July 14, 2017 – just five days later – New York Magazine said that the article “… is already the most-read article in New York Magazine’s history.”My response to this article is to remind you of the following bogus doomsayer predictions that were made during the first Earth Day in 1970:* Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for the first Earth...