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  • Thunderstorms are moving East with climate change

    08/09/2022 1:36:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    National Geographic ^ | August 9, 2022 | BYALEJANDRA BORUNDA
    The towering clouds, the thundering claps, the sudden, torrential downpours: The dramatic summer thunderstorms of the Plains states etch themselves into the memory of anyone who experiences them. But a new study finds that climate change is likely to affect their flavor. By the end of the century, the commonplace, intense storms that deliver 50 to 90 percent of the southern Plains states’ annual water are likely to occur a little less frequently, while more thunderstorm days both weak and strong will drench the East and Northeast. Climate scientists have gotten better and better at “downscaling” the big models or...
  • Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

    08/08/2022 10:24:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2022 | By SETH BORENSTEIN (D-AP)
    Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, or 58%, seemed to be made worse by one of 10 types of extreme weather connected to climate change, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Climate Change. Doctors, going back to Hippocrates, have long connected disease to weather, but this study shows how...
  • After 'historic' US climate bill, scientists urge global action

    08/08/2022 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    France24 ^ | August 8, 2022
    Paris (AFP) – Scientists on Monday welcomed the passing of US President Joe Biden's "historic" climate bill while calling for other major emitters -- namely the European Union -- to follow suit and implement ambitious plans to slash emissions. The bill, which would see an unprecedented $370 billion invested in cutting US emissions 40 percent by 2030, should provide a launchpad for green investment and kickstart a transition towards renewable energy in the world's largest emitter. Simon Lewis, professor of global chance science at University College London, said the US bill showed how lawmakers can advance climate legislation while responding...
  • Climate deniers use past heat records to sow doubt online

    08/08/2022 9:11:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    France24 ^ | August 8, 2022
    Barcelona (AFP) – With Europe gripped by successive heatwaves, climate-change deniers are spreading scepticism by publishing data on social media on extreme temperatures allegedly recorded decades ago to imply scientists are exaggerating global warming. But experts say the figures cited from the past are often incorrect or taken out of context -- and even if accurate do not change the fact that heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense. The posts typically include heat records from almanacs or newspaper reports from the past, arguing that they are similar to the record highs set during this year's heatwaves in Europe. Climate...
  • Germany braces for social unrest over energy prices

    08/08/2022 5:48:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | August 7, 2022 | By William Noah Glucroft
    German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception. Chancellor Olaf Scholz is not in a wait-and-see mood, telling public broadcaster, ARD, last month that spiraling heating costs are a "powder keg for society." In explicitly naming the elephant in the room, the chancellor and his government are on the hook for nipping social unrest in the bud.
  • ANALYSIS-Climate change, scarcity chip away at degrowth taboo

    08/08/2022 4:04:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters via Nasdaq ^ | August 8, 2022 | By Federica Urso
    Aug 8 (Reuters) - Degrowth - the idea that a finite planet cannot sustain ever-increasing consumption - is about the closest you can get to a heresy in economics, where growth is widely held as the best route to prosperity. But, as climate change accelerates and supply chain disruptions offer rich-world consumers an unaccustomed taste of scarcity, the theory is becoming less taboo and some have started to ponder what a degrowth world might look like. After the U.N. climate science agency this year called for cuts in consumer demand - a core degrowth premise - the think tank that...
  • Senate Democrats pass budget package, a victory for Biden

    08/07/2022 5:22:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 7, 2022 | By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. Nonpartisan analysts have said the 755-page “Inflation Reduction Act” would have a minor effect on surging consumer prices.
  • Reuters: 'Washington DC Lightning Strike that Killed Three Offers Climate Warning'

    08/07/2022 3:57:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 6, 2022 | P.J. Gladnick
    Three people were killed by a lightning strike on Thursday just across the street from the White House and Reuters used the sad occasion to hype... climate change. I kid you not as their own headline on Friday reveals: "Washington DC lightning strike that killed three offers climate warning."Reuter's reporter Gloria Dickie then goes into the details of how this tragedy is indicative of climate change starting with the very first sentence of her story:
  • Germany's energy U-turn: Coal instead of gas

    08/07/2022 10:28:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | August 7, 2022 | By Sabine Kinkartz
    Berlin has realized it will never again import as much energy from Russia as before the Ukraine war. So the challenge is to wean Germany off its dependence on Russian energy sources, and quickly. The question is how. Starting this week, German hard coal-fired power stations are restarting operations, which were being phased out because of the hugely detrimental climate impact on a world already ravaged by global warming. Germany's goal had been to phase out all coal-generated electricity by 2038. But now, the government is swallowing the bitter pill of allowing coal-fired power back onto the grid. At the...
  • Due to climate change, Nevada says goodbye to grass

    08/07/2022 8:38:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 117 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2022
    In Las Vegas, Nevada, it's come to this: climate change has helped make water ever more scarce, so under a new Nevada law, the grass has got to go. "When we look at outdoor water use in Southern Nevada, landscaping far and away is the largest water user, and of that, it's grass," said Bronson Mack of the Las Vegas Water Authority. The city's already pulled up about four million square feet of grass on public property so far this year, because thirsty green parkways are something they just can't afford anymore. "The grass that you see behind me is...
  • When the sun switches off the solar panels

    08/07/2022 6:40:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    France24 ^ | August 7, 2022
    Munich (Germany) (AFP) – The more the sun shines in the southern German town of Aurach, the more likely it is that Jens Husemann's solar panels will be disconnected from the grid -- an exasperating paradox at a time when Germany is navigating an energy supply crisis. "It's being switched off every day," Husemann told AFP during a recent sunny spell, saying there had been more than 120 days of forced shutdowns so far this year. Husemann, who runs an energy conversion business near Munich, also owns a sprawling solar power system on the flat roof of a transport company...
  • Despite Climate-Doomsaying, The Great Barrier Reef's Coral Growth Soars To Record

    08/06/2022 10:59:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Daily Sceptic ^ | 08/06/2022 | Chris Morrison
    The near vertiginous rise in the annual growth of coral at the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is continuing, with further major increases recorded across large areas.According to the 2021-22 annual summary from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), levels of coral cover in the northern and central areas of the reef were at their highest levels over the past 36 years of monitoring.The growth is of course excellent news for environmentalists, but curiously, at the time of writing, the news is being downplayed in the mainstream media. The demise of the world’s coral reefs has long been a go-to...
  • Automakers say 70% of EV models don't qualify for tax credit under Senate bill

    08/06/2022 3:38:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/06/22 | Ken Martin
    Buyers of a majority of electric-vehicle models would not qualify for a $7,500 tax credit under a Democratic proposal in the U.S. Senate. That's according to a group of major automakers. Automakers have been privately concerned about the proposal's requirements for vehicles' batteries and critical-mineral contents to be sourced from the United States. The July 27 proposal by Senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin would make 70% of U.S. electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell EVs ineligible upon passage, according to John Bozzella, heads of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. The group represents General Motors, Toyota Motor, and Ford Motor among...
  • The climate change conspiracy theory is still nonsense [clear logical fallacies]

    08/05/2022 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Moseley · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 4, 2022 | Jonathon Moseley
    Seriously, there is no climate crisis. Readers of WND have known this for at least 20 years, like a great many other things. Yet Democrats aim to make themselves even more unpopular by spending $439 billion over several years on climate change and renewable energy plans that haven't worked since the 1970s under Jimmy Carter. (The U.S. Department of Defense requested $495.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2015). Democrats have forgotten about Solyndra. How many different ways can we explain that humans are incapable of and are not affecting the climate of the Earth? It starts with a failure to understand...
  • China halts climate, military ties over Pelosi Taiwan visit

    08/05/2022 5:14:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 5, 2022
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the United States on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation for a visit this week to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Foreign Ministry said dialogue between U.S. and Chinese regional commanders and defense department heads would be canceled, along with talks on military maritime safety. Cooperation on returning illegal immigrants, criminal investigations, transnational crime, illegal drugs and climate change will be suspended, the ministry said.
  • Legalized marijuana is a global warming nightmare (only 8.48 years left)

    08/05/2022 4:31:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/05/22 | Christine L. Miller
    Leaders in the Democratic Party are backing legislation to reduce carbon emissions. Some of them are also sponsoring bills that would expand the cannabis industry, ranging from the MORE Act to the Safe Banking Act and now the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act just introduced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Co-sponsors have publicly chastised President Joe Biden for not doing enough to help in their effort. They are seemingly unaware that although today’s cannabis may seem “green” - after all, it traps carbon dioxide in organic material and generates oxygen in the process - its similarity to other...
  • World’s top climate scientists told to ‘cover up’ the fact that the Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years

    08/04/2022 4:13:11 PM PDT · by FLT-bird · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday August 4, 2022
    Leaked United Nations report reveals the world's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years Politicians have raised concerns about the final draft Fears that the findings will encourage deniers of man-made climate change Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed. A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft. Published next week, it is expected...
  • Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change?

    08/04/2022 10:22:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 4, 2022 | By Jeré Longman and Karan Deep Singh
    The joke is that if you want it to rain during this wetter-than-usual summer in the Caribbean, just start a cricket match. Beneath the humor is seemingly tacit agreement with the assertion in a 2018 climate report that of all the major outdoor sports that rely on fields, or pitches, “cricket will be hardest hit by climate change.” By some measures, cricket is the world’s second most popular sport, behind soccer, with two billion to three billion fans. And it is most widely embraced in countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Africa and in the West Indies,...
  • Germany considers U-turn on nuclear phaseout

    08/04/2022 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | August 3, 2022 | By Richard Connor
    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has raised the possibility of lengthening the life of the country's nuclear power stations. Berlin's decision to get rid of the plants has come under question amid energy security concerns. The German chancellor on Wednesday said it might make sense to extend the lifetime of Germany's three remaining nuclear power plants. Germany famously decided to stop using atomic energy in 2011, and the last remaining plants were set to close at the end of this year. However, an increasing number of politicians have been arguing for the postponement of the closures amid energy concerns arising from...
  • How the climate deal would help farmers aid the environment

    08/03/2022 10:52:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2022 | By MICHAEL PHILLIS (D-AP)
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows. The bill includes more than $20 billion to improve the agriculture sector’s impact on the environment, mostly by expanding existing U.S. Department of Agriculture programs that help farmers change to better practices. Farmers would be paid to improve the health of their soil, withstand extreme weather and protect their land if the bill is...