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  • On climate change, Biden $3.5T plan making up for lost time

    09/28/2021 1:39:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2021 | By MATTHEW DALY and LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON — As President Joe Biden visited one disaster site after another this summer — from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding in Louisiana and New York — he said climate change is “everybody’s crisis” and America must get serious about the “code red” danger posed by global warming. In many ways, the president is making up for lost time. “This is a ‘Code Red’ moment, but Democrats are answering the call,” said Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Florida, chairwoman of a special House committee on climate change. Included in the massive legislation is a nationwide clean-electricity program that is intended to eliminate...
  • Greenie energy leaves Europe in the cold -- the freezing cold

    09/28/2021 4:53:45 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 Sep, 2021 | Monica Showalter
    Europe is facing the mother of all energy shortages as winter beckons, all because of its shift to greenie energy. Greenie energy has been vaunted by politicians such as President Obama, Joe Biden, and virtually every European politician in power as progress itself, the way forward, the wave of the future. Anyone who's got problems with it, as Obama smarmily assured, is "stuck in the past." Turns out that's crap. After going green and shutting down its coal, fossil fuel, fracking, and nuclear energy production, and feeling mighty virtuous for doing it, Europe is now going cold -- freezing cold....
  • Green policies not to blame for energy price surge, IEA says

    09/27/2021 11:56:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters via Financial Post ^ | September 27, 2021 | by Kate Abnett
    BRUSSELS — Clean energy policies are not to blame for recent spikes in gas and electricity prices, and the soaring prices should not derail Europe’s green transition, International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol said on Monday. Gas and electricity prices in Europe have surged in recent months as gas supply issues have collided with rising demand in economies recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The soaring prices have prompted governments including Spain to warn that high energy bills could erode public support for Europe’s ambitious climate change policies, if voters blame those measures. Speaking at a meeting of the European...
  • Climate psychologist says neither gloom-and-doom nor extreme solution-obsessed optimism is the best way to discuss climate change productively

    09/27/2021 6:08:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | September 26, 2021 | by Catherine Clifford
    Communicating about climate change effectively is critical to get people to engage with it productively, according to climate psychologist Renée Lertzman. And right now, communications about climate change are not helping. People are scared. Almost three in four people (72%) worldwide are worried that global climate change will harm them personally at some point in their lifetime, according to survey data from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Almost half of young people (45%) say their feelings about climate change negatively impact their daily lives, while 77% say the future is frightening with regard to climate change, according to a survey...
  • Earth Might Become Unrecognisable By 2500 If Climate Change Is Unaddressed: Scientists

    09/27/2021 6:03:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Republic World ^ | September 27, 2021 | By Harsh Vardhan
    Scientists have now issued a warning that humans urgently need to address the issue of climate change or else our planet will become unrecognisable by 2500. A new report by Science Alert has suggested that the condition will start worsening from 2100 itself if no action is taken. According to Science Alert, the article published in Global Change Biology has tried to determine the life after this century i.e 2100. The results reportedly are from the global climate model projections that are based on Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP), which are "time-dependent projections of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations." Sadly enough,...
  • 50 million new trees scheme boosted by £15m of funding from government

    09/26/2021 7:34:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    SKY News ^ | September 26, 2021 | By Frazer Maude
    A scheme to plant 50 million trees in the north of England has been given almost £15m of funding by the government. The Northern Forest will connect five community forests across the north of the country, creating a band of native broadleaf trees such a oaks, and conifers like spruce and pine. Tracey Garrett, from the Woodland Trust, manages the Smithills Estate near Bolton where the Northern Forest first took root in 2018. She says the money invested by the government is being well spent. "Trees benefit people in lots of different ways," she told Sky News. "First of all...
  • CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Illegal Immigrant Mexican Teen Busted For Setting Wildfires In California

    09/26/2021 6:28:15 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 17 replies
    B911 ^ | September 26, 2021
    COTILLO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an undocumented individual accused of starting fires in the Jacumba Wilderness region Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m., when El Centro Station Dispatch notified agents working in the field of a fire in the Jacumba Wilderness Region. Agents responded to the given location and at approximately 2:50 p.m., they located an unknown perosn in the vicinity of the reported fire, attempting to start another fire. Agents attempted to extinguish the second fire but had little success.
  • Wisconsin pastor fasting until Congress passes climate bill

    09/26/2021 2:40:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 26, 2021
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha pastor is fasting for climate change. The Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, stopped eating on Saturday and said he will continue the protest until Congress passes a climate bill. Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill through the House Budget Committee that strengthens social safety net and climate programs. The measure is a “once-in-species-moment,” Barker said. “As a Christian, I am called to be on the side of love for neighbor,” Barker said. “Love for neighbor means making sure my neighbor has a livable future, a family-sustaining green job, clean air...
  • Supply crisis: 'Catastrophic' panic buying of fuel 'going to get worse', says industry expert

    09/25/2021 12:02:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    SKY News ^ | September 25, 2021 | By David Mercer
    UK - Panicked motorists have caused lengthy queues at petrol stations for a second day - as an industry expert predicted the "catastrophic situation" is going to get worse before it improves. Long lines of cars continued to form at forecourts across the country on Saturday after a shortage of HGV drivers forced some fuel retailers to shut their pumps and ration sales. The petrol problems come after retailers warned a solution to the lack of truckers must be found within days to avoid "significant disruption" in the run-up to Christmas. Sky News understands that Boris Johnson has allowed minsters...
  • History reveals the ridiculousness of 'climate change' hysteria

    09/25/2021 8:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 9/25/2021 | Bob Weir
    For several decades, we've been harangued by left-wing harbingers of doom, screeching at 140 decibels that global warming — i.e., the gradual heating of Earth's surface, oceans, and atmosphere — is caused by human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels that pump carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. They lecture us about the long-term rise of the planet's temperature, caused by our shameful carbon footprints, which we selfishly use to drive our cars, air-condition our homes, and generally enjoy comfortable lives. "How dare you?" They want us to believe that the planet Earth, one...
  • Climate change affecting Colorado tarantula population

    09/25/2021 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 25, 2021 | By CONRAD SWANSON
    DENVER (AP) — About this time every year, southeastern Colorado towns like La Junta see more visitors looking to glimpse saucer-sized Texas brown tarantulas as they scurry out of their burrows and across fields and roads in search of a mate. The eight-legged spectacle might not last long: Scientists say climate change, theft and human development are cutting into tarantulas’ population, with fewer emerging year after year. “It’s a noticeable numbers game,” said Ryan Jones, a research associate at the Denver Museum of Nature of Science. “If you compare pictures, you can tell that there are just fewer males out...
  • 2022 Ford Explorer To Gain Optional Auto Start/Stop Removal

    09/25/2021 4:55:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Ford Authority ^ | September 23, 2021 8:17 am | Brett Foote
    As Ford Authority reported back in August, FoMoCo recently gave 2021 Ford F-150 buyers the option to remove the auto start-stop feature from their pickups through the end of the year, and those that choose to do so will get a $50 credit and perhaps take delivery a little sooner, due to supply constraints. Now, sources familiar with the 2022 Ford Explorer launch are telling Ford Authority that auto stop-start will become an option on the 2022 Explorer as well. The auto stop-start feature will be an option on Base, XLT, Timberline, and Limited trims for 2022. Shoppers eyeing Limited...
  • The Cost of Insuring Expensive Waterfront Homes Is About to Skyrocket

    09/24/2021 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Sept 2021 | Christopher Flavelle
    Florida’s version of the American dream, which holds that even people of relatively modest means can aspire to live near the water, depends on a few crucial components: sugar white beaches, soft ocean breezes and federal flood insurance that is heavily subsidized. But starting Oct. 1, communities in Florida and elsewhere around the country will see those subsidies begin to disappear in a nationwide experiment in trying to adapt to climate change: Forcing Americans to pay something closer to the real cost of their flood risk, which is rising as the planet warms. While the program also covers homes around...
  • Thunberg joins climate rally in Germany ahead of election

    09/24/2021 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 24, 2021 | By KARIN LAUB and FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany’s parliament Friday, two days before the country holds a national election, to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change. The protest outside the Reichstag in Berlin was part of a string of rallies around the world, from Japan and Italy to Indian and Britain — amid dire warnings the planet faces dangerous temperature rises unless greenhouse gas emissions are cut sharply in the coming years. Across Germany, tens of thousands of marchers joined similar protests in several cities and towns. The idea for...
  • UN chief urges food systems change amid climate change threat

    09/24/2021 5:48:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.24.2021 | jc/aw (Reuters, AFP, AP)
    UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the world needs to change how it makes, eats and wastes food in comments to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. “The war on our planet must end and food systems can help us build that peace,” Guterres told the UN summit in New York. Noting that food systems create one third of greenhouse gases, he said following UN sustainable goals established in 2015 could end hunger and poverty while creating global health and wealth. Guterres called for reform of agricultural subsidies and said food should not be seen “simply...
  • Leaders to UN: A warmer world is a more violent one, too

    09/23/2021 6:09:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2021 | By EDITH M. LEDERER and SETH BORENSTEIN
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Using apocalyptic images, three presidents and seven foreign ministers warned Thursday that a warmer world is also a more violent one. At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.’s most powerful body to do more to address the security implications of climate change and make global warming a key part of all U.N. peacekeeping operations. The leaders and ministers pushing for more U.N. action said warming is making the world less safe, pointing to Africa’s conflict-plagued Sahel region and Syria and Iraq as examples.. Micheal Martin, Ireland’s president, who chaired the...
  • 'Death sentence': low-lying nations implore faster action on climate at U.N.

    09/23/2021 1:38:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2021 | By Daphne Psaledakis and Michelle Nichols
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Faced with what they see as an existential threat, leaders from low-lying and island nations implored rich countries at the United Nations General Assembly this week to act more forcefully against a warming planet. The failure by developed economies to effectively curb their greenhouse gas emissions contributes to rising sea levels and especially imperils island and low-lying nations at the mercy of water. "We simply have no higher ground to cede," Marshall Islands President David Kabua told leaders in a pre-recorded speech at the high-level gathering on Wednesday. "The world simply cannot delay climate...
  • For one night, TV comics focus their shows on climate change

    09/23/2021 11:54:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2021 | By DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sewage treatment, sea turtles and a depressing condom ad all came up when late-night television hosts united for one night to turn their comic lenses to climate change. Eight late-night hosts devoted a portion of their programs Wednesday and early Thursday to the issue, part of a Climate Week initiative timed to the United Nations’ General Assembly meeting in New York. “Don’t even think about switching to another show,” said ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel. “We’re all focused on this topic tonight. You can’t escape. It’s basically an intervention. Our future is in jeopardy.” In one case, they...
  • Climate change fuels California emphasis on preventing fires

    09/23/2021 11:46:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2021 | By ADAM BEAM
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved nearly $1 billion in new spending to prevent wildfires, signaling a policy shift in a state that historically focused more on putting out fires than stopping them before they start. California spent $3.4 billion on wildfire protection last year, more than quadruple the level 15 years ago and a reflection of the reality that wildfires are getting bigger and more destructive from climate change. Scientists have long warned that the weather will get wilder as the world warms. Climate change has made the West much warmer and drier in...
  • Are US Republicans finally waking up to the climate crisis? [barf]

    09/23/2021 9:38:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.23.2021 | Karlijn Van Houwelingen
    In February, 25 Republican lawmakers got together in Utah, to meet youth party members and environmental groups and brainstorm a conservative approach to tackling the climate crisis. But it was something of a clandestine meeting,with some politicians only attending after organizers promised they would stay anonymous. That’s how sensitive this subject still is in the Republican Party post-Trump. The former president called human-caused climate change “a hoax,” withdrew from the Paris Agreement and railed against water-conserving showerheads that failed to keep his hair perfect. But as younger voters in particular demand a response to the crisis, things are changing, said...