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  • ‘30 x 30’ — Progressives pushing for massive federal land grab

    03/05/2021 2:28:01 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Fence Post ^ | 3/5/2021 | Spike Jordan
    VALENTINE, Neb. – “Land: see Snatch.” On first look, the Biden Administration’s “30 x 30” plan looks like a scheme cooked up by Hedley Lamarr, the main villain from Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles.” However, far from the comedic genius of the late Harvey Korman, the new Federal land grab is a serious threat to private property owners in the United States. And it’s moving fast.. Just a few days into office, President Joe Biden released a flurry of executive orders, among them being through Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” (86 Fed. Reg. 7,619), which...
  • Where's the Beach? New York Times Publishes Data-Free Story About Miami's 'Rising Seas'

    03/04/2021 2:56:51 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 3, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    The seas are certain to rise in Miami, or so says the New York Times in their story on Tuesday by Christopher Flavelle and Patricia Mazzei, "Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced."Could it be that "not everyone is convinced" because they have yet to see proof that the sea is actually rising? The article certainly presents no such proof. Although the story is chock full of projections of future sea level rise, the reader can not find any evidence that the sea has, well, actually risen in the past which would indicate a trend...
  • Petaluma bans all new gas stations in push to curb emissions ( California )

    03/04/2021 7:43:50 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2021 | Vanessa Arred ondo
    Petaluma has become what officials said is the first city in the country to permanently ban the construction of new gas stations, a move intended to signal a faster transition to zero-emission vehicles ahead of California’s sweeping efforts to curtail climate change. The Petaluma City Council voted unanimously Monday to prohibit the creation, expansion, reconstruction and relocation of gas stations, encouraging owners to transition to stations that serve electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. Petaluma hopes to become carbon neutral by 2030. “We need to do our part to help mitigate and adapt to our changing weather patterns that exist because of...
  • How Fast Are Oceans Rising? The Answer May Be In Century-Old Shipping Logs

    03/04/2021 7:43:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 116 replies
    NPR ^ | March 1, 2021 | Lauren Sommer
    Off the coast of England, there's a tiny, wind-swept island with the remains of a lifeboat rescue station from the mid-1800s. The workers who once ran the station on Hilbre Island did something that, unbeknownst to them, has become crucial for understanding the future of a hotter climate: They recorded the tides. The data, scrawled in long, handwritten ledgers, is just one example of the tens of thousands of pages of tidal measurements stored in archives around the world. Now, scientists and historians are racing to digitize them in an effort to understand how fast oceans are rising. The aging...
  • Mural of Greta Thunberg in Dublin vandalized [Ireland]

    03/03/2021 8:22:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 20:56
    A large mural of climate activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin has been vandalized a little over 24 hours after it was finished. The work, by acclaimed artist Emmalene Blake, spans the side of a building on Chancery Street next to the Luas Red Line. Ms. Blake’s mural shows the teenager speaking at the UN Climate Summit in 2019, when she condemned world leaders for failing to tackle the problem. …
  • Climate Scientists: Pandemic Lockdowns Needed Every Two Years to Meet Paris Agreement

    03/03/2021 6:48:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    CBN News ^ | 3/3/2021 | Dan Andros
    A report published in Nature Climate Change claims carbon emissions fell drastically during COVID-19 related lockdowns. In order to meet goals set forth in The Paris Agreement, they say, a pandemic scaled lockdown would be needed once every two years in order to maintain “safe” temperature levels. The lead author of the report, which was reviewed and summarized by The Guardian, argues that “we have failed to understand in the past that we can’t have tackling climate change as a side issue. It can’t be about one law or policy, it has to be put at the heart of all...
  • Ten Indisputable Facts for March, 2021

    03/03/2021 4:13:03 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 20 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 3, 2021 AD | John F Di Leo
    By John F Di Leo - The following are facts. There are innumerable issues in the world of public policy which are opinions, but there are also hard facts. Society often does itself a great disservice by conflating the two. Treating a fact as if it were mere opinion can be even worse than treating an opinion as if it were fact. THE EARTH The earth is not a static planet; our climates change, our weather changes, from day to day, from year to year, and from century to century, through no fault or effort of our own. Sunspots and...
  • Nobody wants to answer tome these 3 questions? Why??

    03/02/2021 12:38:22 PM PST · by entropy12 · 92 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...