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  • Nobody wants to answer tome these 3 questions? Why??

    03/02/2021 12:38:22 PM PST · by entropy12 · 63 replies
    03/02/21 | Vanity
    Q#1 : How many of the half Americans dead with covid were vaccinated? Q#2 : How many of the 55 million Americans vaccinated so far have died either from covid or the vaccine? Q#3 : Who caused the global warming to melt miles high ice glaciers 12-18 thousand years ago?
  • CO2 pollution bounces back, climate goals at risk: IEA

    03/02/2021 2:14:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | March 2, 2021
    Paris (AFP) -- Global CO2 emissions have returned to pre-pandemic levels and then some, threatening to put climate treaty targets for capping global warming out of reach, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. Energy-related emissions were two percent higher in December 2020 than in the same month a year earlier, driven by economic recovery and a lack of clean energy policies, the IEA said in a report. "The rebound in global carbon emissions toward the end of last year is a stark warning that not enough is being done to accelerate clean energy transitions worldwide," IEA executive director Fatih Birol...
  • Hershey Announces Bold 2030 Goals to Reduce Environmental Footprint and Address Climate Change

    03/01/2021 7:11:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    WFMZ-TV ^ | March 1, 2021 | By The Hershey Company
    HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Company today announced new commitments to advance its environmental progress and contribute to global climate action. Hershey has set ambitious new goals to reduce its global emissions in line with the global best practice of the Paris Climate Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. "Climate change is one of the most urgent threats to our planet that we face today. In order to deliver on our purpose to make more moments of goodness, we must operate with sustainability at the forefront and commit to doing our part to address climate change," said Michele...
  • LA Times Editorial: To save the planet from climate change, gas guzzlers have to die

    03/01/2021 7:05:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    The Los Angeles Times via MSN ^ | March 1, 2021 | LA Times Editorial Board
    The numbers paint a daunting picture. In 2019, consumers worldwide bought 64 million new personal cars and 27 million new commercial motor vehicles, a paltry 2.1 million of which were electric-powered. Climate scientists tell us that we have less than a decade to make meaningful reductions in carbon emissions — including those from internal combustion engines — if we have any hope of staving off the worst effects of global warming. Yet manufacturers are still making, and consumers are still buying, overwhelming numbers of vehicles that will, on average, continue to spew carbon into the atmosphere for a dozen years...
  • Macron’s ‘direct democracy’ to be tested as citizens’ panel on climate wraps up

    03/01/2021 1:30:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    France24 ^ | March 1, 2021
    A citizens’ council on climate met for the last time over the weekend to finalise proposals on climate change laws aimed at rapidly transitioning to a greener economy and enshrining the fight for climate change in the French constitution. While some view President Emmanuel Macron’s citizens' panel as a welcome precedent and a model for more direct democracy, others say it has been fraught with disappointment and frustration. After nine months of research and rigorous debate, some acrimonious, the Citizens’ Council on Climate (CCC) met virtually for a three-day conference starting Friday to prepare its final submission to the French...
  • Integral Ecology at the Core of Australia's Committment to Tackle Climate Change

    02/28/2021 6:26:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 2/26/21 | Linda Bordoni
    As one of the worst-affected nations in the world by climate change, Australia is determined to tackle the issue bearing the persepective of integral ecology in mind and taking the lead in adaptation, new "green" technology and renewable energy. In this interview the Australian ambassador to the Holy See looks ahead to COP-26 and reflects on the impact of Pope Francis' teachings on "Care for our Common Home." Unprecedented weather conditions driven by climate change continue to impact countries and communities highlighting the need for a new approach to natural resource management and conservation. As the driest continent on the...
  • Miami Beach to cut back on famous palm trees over climate concerns

    02/28/2021 12:49:02 AM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 28 Feb 2021 | Richard Luscombe
    As a poster child for the climate emergency, Miami Beach has become a world leader in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise. Now the subtropical Florida city is cutting back on its famous swaying palm trees as it seeks shadier alternatives to preserve its environment and try to keep residents and visitors cool. Officials have embarked on a 30-year plan to reduce the percentage of palm trees in the city to only one quarter of its total canopy by 2050... ...“Palms, while an iconic part of Miami Beach’s landscape, have moved from being an accent plant to a major component...
  • Biden Updates Measure of Economic Damage from Climate Change

    02/27/2021 7:01:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    WASHINGTON - The Biden administration today is issuing an interim estimate of the “social cost of carbon,” the government’s measure of the benefits of curbing emissions of carbon and other climate changing air pollutants. This important interim measure sets aside a grievous Trump administration move to essentially deny that climate change causes any economic harm. In addition, President Biden’s January 20th Executive Order instructed agencies to make further improvements by the end of the year assessing the estimated economic toll from climate disruption. The following statement is from Starla Yeh, director of the policy analysis group in the Climate &...
  • How climate change paved the way to war in Syria

    02/27/2021 6:47:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | February 26, 2021 | by Jennifer Holleis
    Researchers agree that climate change alone cannot be blamed for the outbreak of war in Syria in 2011. However, neither can it be ignored as a reason the once blossoming country has become a parched, war-torn place. "Syria serves as prime example for the impact of climate change on pre-existing issues such as political instability, poverty and scarce resources," Jamal Saghir, Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University, told DW. Saghir, a former director at the World Bank, considers climate change the world's biggest threat to security. He therefore sees the recent acknowledgment of...
  • White House climate czar to AP: Texas storm ‘a wake-up call’

    02/27/2021 3:10:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 27, 2021 | By MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON - The deadly winter storm that caused widespread power outages in Texas and other states is a “wake-up call” for the United States to build energy systems and other infrastructure that are more reliable and resilient in the face of extreme-weather events linked to climate change, President Joe Biden’s national climate adviser says. In an interview with The Associated Press, Gina McCarthy said Friday that the storm that devastated Texas and other states “is not going to be as unusual as people had hoped. It is going to happen, and we need to be as resilient and working together...
  • US, Canada to hold climate talks, paving road to Biden's Earth Day summit

    02/24/2021 6:50:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | February 23, 2021 | By Conor Finnegan
    The U.S. and Canada will host a "high-level summit" on Wednesday about climate change, according to U.S. officials, who described it as the first diplomatic initiative for the Biden administration as it seeks to put the issue back at the top of the U.S. foreign policy agenda. "U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years" on climate change, Trudeau said, adding it was "nice when the Americans are not pulling out all references to climate change and instead adding them" into their joint statements after their meetings. During Wednesday's summit, co-hosted by Biden's special envoy for climate John...
  • Texans Victims of "the Greatest Scam in History."

    02/23/2021 2:27:16 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | February 23, 2021 | Reasonmclucus
    Texans are well known for bragging about superlatives associated with the state. They brag about the biggest this or the biggest that. They probably won't brag about the giant ( the sixth position on the Fortune Global 500) corrupt Texas energy corporation named Enron (aka "the Crooked E" ) that created what Weather Channel founder John Coleman calls "the greatest scam in history." before filing what at the time was the largest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history Lawrence Solomon published an expose' in the May 30, 2009 Financial Post detailing how the Enron corporation paid scientists and environmental groups to...
  • Extinction threatens third of freshwater fish species, report finds

    02/23/2021 5:18:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | February 23, 2021 | By Yuliya Talmazan
    LONDON - Nearly a third of all freshwater fish species are threatened by extinction, according to a new report released by 16 conservation groups on Tuesday."The World’s Forgotten Fishes" says that 80 freshwater species — which make up more than half of all the world’s species — have already been declared extinct, with 16 disappearing in 2020 alone.Conservation groups behind the report, including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Global Wildlife Conservation, point to a combination of pressures on global freshwater fish populations, including habitat degradation, damming and draining of rivers and wetlands, pollution, introduction of invasive species, wildlife...
  • Why Beijing Loves Biden and Paris. The U.S. rejoins a climate pact that gives China a free carbon ride.

    02/22/2021 8:32:58 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 21, 2021 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The U.S. officially rejoined the Paris climate accord on Friday to much media and European applause. Our guess is that China is the most pleased because it knows the accord will restrict American energy while Beijing gets a decade-long free ride. Paris is a voluntary agreement, and nations submit their own commitments to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The Obama Administration vowed to slash emissions 26% or more from 2005 levels by 2025, but the Trump Administration withdrew from the accord. President Biden has now pledged to reach “net-zero emissions no later than 2050.” Like Mr. Obama, Mr. Biden is committing the...
  • Mozambican opposition mayor, climate fighter dies aged 57: family

    02/22/2021 6:07:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    France24 ^ | February 22, 2021
    Maputo (AFP) - The leader of Mozambique's second largest opposition party and a top mayor who fought climate change in his low-lying coastal city Beira, Daviz Simango, has died aged 57, his family said Monday. He was transferred to a South African hospital last week for treatment, his brother Lutero Simango said in a text message, without disclosing the nature of the illness. As mayor of Beira, a key port that lies below sea level, Simango worked to shore up the city's climate defences against rising seas, flooding and storms.
  • Texas Warning: Videos From Concerned Citizens Show Parasites In The Water As Most Texans Ignore The Warnings

    02/21/2021 8:58:41 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 22 replies
    Defiant America ^ | 02.21.2021 | Mack Cogburn
    After enduring multiple days of freezing temperatures and Texans dripping faucets to prevent frozen pipes from bursting, cities across the state warned residents that water levels are dangerously low and may be unsafe to drink. They’re telling Texans to boil tap water for drinking, cooking, brushing their teeth, and making ice — as residents have been struggling to maintain power and heat while an unprecedented winter storm whips across the state. While activities such as showering and doing laundry are safe, cities underwater boil notices are asking people to conserve water if at all possible. Approximately 590 public water systems...
  • Why would Texas have prepared for record cold and snow if they listened to the media and other global warming fanatics the last forty years?

    02/21/2021 9:28:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/21/2021 | Jack Hellner
    Since 1980 Americans have heard that the Earth was warming rapidly, that the South would not have winters anymore and we would see “the end of snow.”We were told it is the “scientific consensus” and the science was “settled.” So why the heck would politicians prepare for something when they were told by "experts" that it would never happen?(source)Clearly the UN, Al Gore, John Kerry, Bill Gates and all the others that push this garbage on the public, without scientific data to support it, are to blame, not the Texas politicians.John Kerry, who flies on private jets, is out there...
  • John Kerry Repeats His “Last Hope” Claim Over Paris Agreement Talks

    02/21/2021 7:04:32 AM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 27 replies
    Watts up with That ^ | February 21, 2021 | Eric Worrall
    John Kerry has repeated his claim the upcoming COP26 talks have to produce results..."international talks this year are the “last, best hope” of avoiding catastrophic global heating". With his repeated last chance claims, John Kerry has added his name to the hilarious and very long list of last chances to save the world from climate change. The list stretches all the way back to the 1980s, so clearly some of the last chance claims were a little exaggerated.
  • Texas Power Outage Started with Bad Policy ["Green Energy" Subsidies]

    02/18/2021 8:47:37 AM PST · by austinrepub · 136 replies
    The Cannon Online ^ | 2/17/2021 | Texas Public Policy Foundation
    The story of how Texas was brought to its knees by crippling cold weather leaving millions without power is a complex one, yet entirely predictable and avoidable. The details matter, so it is important to know the long story, but let’s start with the short version: For years, Texas’ grid operator (ERCOT) has overestimated the ability to maintain a reliable grid without a sufficient supply buffer, known as a “reserve margin.” That margin is the difference between demand for electricity and what the grid can produce. When demand exceeds production, you get blackouts. That buffer has been shrinking because reliable...
  • Climate change and record cold: What's behind the arctic extremes in Texas

    02/20/2021 7:02:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2021 | by Jeff Berardelli
    For many, especially folks who live in the South, the arctic outbreak that has gripped the nation's heartland for the past week is the kind of cold that only happens once in a century. Countless record cold temperatures were set. Conditions overwhelmed the Texas power grid, cutting off electricity to millions and bursting water pipes, creating a humanitarian crisis. But with climate change making for generally warmer winters and causing heat records to outnumber cold records by 2 to 1 globally over the past decade, this historic cold snap may seem counterintuitive. It's not. In fact, paradoxically, a warmer climate...