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  • No. 2 US climate diplomat leaves after a year under Biden

    01/21/2022 11:44:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2022 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s second-ranking climate diplomat is leaving his government job after one year, special U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday. Jonathan Pershing is a veteran of decades of U.S. government climate efforts, with work that included helping to negotiate the 2015 Paris accord under the Obama administration. Pershing had returned to government to help the Biden administration restart global U.S. climate efforts following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord. As soon as Joe Biden called Kerry about serving as climate envoy, “I called Jonathan in California to tell him we needed him on...
  • Michigan governor releases plan draft for carbon neutrality

    01/20/2022 9:51:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2022 | By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer committed Michigan to the 2050 goal in 2020 and formed the Council on Climate Solutions in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. A large portion of Michigan’s greenhouse gas emissions come from electrical power and transportation, the draft notes. To reach the 2050 goal of carbon neutrality, the plan would have the state convert...
  • Not One Corpse Has Been Found In The ‘Mass Grave’ Of Indigenous Children In Canada

    01/19/2022 11:03:10 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 19, 2022 | John Daniel Davidson
    "The whole story, it seems, was concocted to stir up hatred against Christians and stoke outrage. It succeeded. Remember last summer when a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of children was found on the grounds of a former government boarding school for indigenous children in British Columbia, Canada? In the seven months since this shocking news broke, not one body has been found, and not a single shovel-full of dirt has been excavated from the site in question. Contrary to the worldwide media coverage last summer, nothing, in fact, has been “discovered” on the grounds of the Kamloops...
  • California offers college students $10K for public service

    01/19/2022 7:30:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    SF Gate ^ | January 18, 2022 | by JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press
    Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. The program called “Californians For All College Corps” will start in the fall 2022 semester with 6,500 students who will be deployed to part-time work in areas of pressing need like K-12 education disparities, climate change and food insecurity, Newsom said in a news conference with the leaders of the state’s public university and community college...
  • Life insurer refuses to cover vaccine death

    01/17/2022 4:41:08 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 44 replies
    An explosive case is currently being hotly debated on social media: In France, a rich, older entrepreneur from Paris is said to have died as a result of a Corona injection. Previously, he had taken out multi-million dollar life insurance policies for the benefit of his children and grandchildren, according to a media report. Forced Corona vaccination is 'deliberate bodily harm' says toxicology expert AfD member calls on German government to stop the PCR test scam Australian army veteran: 3 of the 24 000 children vaccinated at a stadium are now dead Germany sees rise in excess mortality in Covid-19...
  • The campaign to ban gas stoves is heating up

    01/16/2022 1:16:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 16, 2022 | by Mike Bebernes
    Over the past three years, dozens of cities across the country have banned natural gas hookups in newly constructed buildings as part of a growing campaign to reduce carbon emissions from homes. The movement scored a major victory last month, when New York City’s outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a ban on gas hookups in new buildings. Though new laws apply to the entire home, the policy debate often focuses on one room in particular: the kitchen. Gas stoves account for a relatively small share of the emissions released by a typical household, but they’ve become a...
  • Will climate change lead to more people having kidney stones? (only 9.04 years left)

    01/16/2022 4:50:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 1/15/22
    PHILADELPHIA (StudyFinds.org) - The climate crisis will cause more people to suffer from kidney stones, a new study predicts. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) say kidney stones is a condition in which hard deposits of minerals build up in the urine, causing great pain as they pass through the urinary tract. Their study finds the incidence of this condition has increased in the last 20 years and is more prevalent among women and children. “While it is impossible to predict with certainty how future policies will slow or hasten greenhouse gas emission and anthropogenic climate change, and...
  • Chemnitz clinic boss presumably commits suicide because of lying about vaccination

    01/15/2022 8:12:09 PM PST · by advance_copy · 48 replies
    Dei Freie Welt (Germany) ^ | 11/09/2021 | Editors
    The previous head of the Chemnitz Clinic Dr. Thomas Jendges is dead. He fell from the roof of the clinic to his death. In his farewell letter, he is said to have justified his step by saying, among other things, that he could no longer stand the “constant lies and cheating about supposedly harmless vaccinations” associated with Covid. In his lengthy farewell letter that Dr. Thomas Jendges wrote before his suicide and demanded its publication, he is said to have sharply criticized the governments' information policy in dealing with the danger of the Covid vaccinations. He could no longer stand...
  • Bay Area County's $7 Million in PPE Left Outside, Damaged by Rain

    01/15/2022 4:00:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 15, 2022
    About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, purchased by a Northern California county earlier in the pandemic, was damaged in recent rainstorms after it was left outside for months, officials said Friday. San Mateo County officials acknowledged the disaster following a KGO news report, published Thursday, that showed video of scores of sodden boxes outside the San Mateo Event Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Mateo County, south of San Francisco, is among the wealthiest counties in the nation. Workers are inspecting the damaged boxes to see if the items inside — many...
  • As global temperatures continue to rise, climate anxiety will be a growing issue for young people, therapists warn

    01/15/2022 12:37:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 15, 2022 | by David Knowles
    Jon Reeves first realized that treating climate anxiety would become a regular part of his job in 2016. He was then working in Massachusetts as a student counselor at Boston College, and the country was about to elect noted climate-change denier Donald Trump to the highest office in the land. “I definitely noticed that students were bringing climate change up as part of their overall concerns,” Reeves, a psychologist, told Yahoo News. “I think there was some stress that came along with the presidential election and concerns that the U.S. government wouldn’t do as much to mitigate climate change with...
  • Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach could disappear by the end of the century. It's not the only one.

    01/13/2022 7:37:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 137 replies
    SF Gate ^ | January 13, 2022 | by Christine Hitt
    Waikiki Beach is often where visitors first fall in love with Hawaii. Its soft sand, calm and inviting waters and view of Leahi (aka Diamond Head) are known worldwide. Once home to Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now a popular tourist destination, generating 41% of the state’s tourism revenue in 2015. But climate change threatens the iconic beach. With global sea levels conservatively estimated to rise at least 3 feet by 2100, Waikiki Beach may not be around at the turn of the century. Some scientists think Waikiki Beach could disappear even sooner. On the island of Maui, two opposing groups...
  • Climate change destroying homes across the Arctic (only 9.06 years left)

    01/11/2022 9:26:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/11/22 | Georgina Rannard
    Cracked homes, buckled roads and ruptured pipelines are likely to become common in and near the Arctic as warming temperatures cause frozen ground to thaw, new findings say. Five million people live on Arctic permafrost including in Russia, North America and Scandinavia. Climate change is causing the Arctic to warm two-to-four times faster than the rest of the planet. "The land changes right before us," one Alaska resident told BBC News. Scientists studying the Arctic say that 70% of infrastructure and 30-50% of critical infrastructure is at high risk of damage by 2050, with projected cost of tens of billions...
  • Experts cast doubts over reported ‘deltacron’ variant, say likely due to lab contamination

    01/10/2022 1:27:59 PM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | JAN 10 2022 | Holly Ellyatt
    Global health experts are casting doubts over reports of a new possible Covid-19 mutation that appeared to be a combination of both the delta and omicron variants, dubbed as “deltacron,” saying it’s more likely that the “strain” is the result of a lab processing error. At the weekend it was reported that a researcher in Cyprus had discovered the potential new variant. Bloomberg News said Saturday that Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, had called the strain “deltacron,” because of its omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genomes. Kostrikis and his team said they had...
  • Air France-KLM adds biofuel surcharge to plane tickets

    01/10/2022 11:13:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | January 10, 2022
    Paris (AFP) – Air France-KLM said Monday it would add a surcharge of up to 12 euros ($13,50) on its tickets to try to offset the cost of using more expensive sustainable aviation fuel. Sustainable aviation fuel or SAF is chiefly made from used cooking oil or from forestry or agricultural waste. It allows airlines to reduce carbon emissions by 75 percent compared with kerosene over the lifecycle of the fuel. Jet fuel currently accounts for between 20 and 30 percent of airlines' costs. Take-up of SAF, which is between four and eight times more expensive, has been slow. Current...
  • EU climate monitor reports last seven years were world’s hottest on record

    01/10/2022 11:08:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    France24 ^ | January 10, 2022
    The last seven years have been the hottest on record globally "by a clear margin", the European Union's climate monitoring service reported Monday, as it raised the alarm over sharp increases in record concentrations of methane in the atmosphere. In its latest annual assessment, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) confirmed that 2021 had joined the unbroken warm streak since 2015. It found that last year was the fifth warmest on record globally, marginally warmer than 2015 and 2018. Accurate measurements go back to the mid-19th century. "2021 was yet another year of extreme temperatures with the hottest summer in...
  • Weather disaster deaths hit 10-year high in mainland US

    01/10/2022 11:02:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    France24 ^ | January 10, 2022
    Washington (AFP) – Nearly 700 people died due to natural disasters in the contiguous United States in 2021 -- the most since 2011, said a federal weather agency in a report released Monday. The year "was marked by extremes across the US, including exceptional warmth, devastating severe weather and the second-highest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters on record," said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The death toll for weather-related disasters in the 48 mainland states plus the District of Columbia totaled 688, more than twice 2020's tally of 262, the agency said. Human activity has caused...
  • Younger generations adopting diets that help slow down climate change

    01/09/2022 9:00:57 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    studyfinds.com ^ | 1/8/2022 | studyfinds wire
    GÖTTINGEN, Germany — Finding ways to slow and limit climate change is supported by nearly three in five teens and young adults, according to a recent survey. One of the easiest ways to do this is by following an eco-friendly diet. New research sheds light on the preferential diets of younger generations that may be deliberately chosen to help offset the consequences of climate change. To explore younger people’s understanding of climate change and their personal food preferences, scientists from Göttingen University surveyed about 1,400 Germans from the ages of 15 to 29. Both their personal goals for the future...
  • Putin fears Kremlin insider extradited from Switzerland to US may have DEFECTED: Russian tech tycoon is thought to know secrets of 2016 Democratic Party hack and election manipulation attempts

    01/04/2022 9:18:25 AM PST · by elpadre · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 3, 2022 | Geoff Earle
    A wealthy Russian businessman indicted in Boston late last year on hacking and insider trading charges could have access to documents and information about the 2016 election hacking in the U.S. Vladislav Klyushin was extradited to the U.S. from Switzerland late last month and charged with overseeing a multinational scam that pried privileged documents that companies were filing with U.S. regulators before they were public, then trading on the information. Among his employees, and also named in the indictment, is Ivan Yermakov – who was among a dozen Russian military intelligence officers former special counsel Robert Mueller indicted in 2018...
  • One Year Later, More Lingering Questions About January 6

    01/04/2022 4:51:19 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3 Jan, 2022 | Julie Kelly
    If Republicans take over Congress next year, they must demand a full investigation under a new select committee. A bombshell report just published in Newsweek details an in-depth, secret operation conducted by the Justice Department before and during January 6. Contrary to the lamentations of FBI Director Christopher Wray that he wished his agency had had better resources to prevent the Capitol breach, hundreds of elite forces under Wray’s authority were on stand-by days just before the protest, and even on the ground as it happened. The “shadowy commandos” stationed at Quantico, home of the FBI Academy, on January 2,...
  • If We Can’t Come Together on COVID, These Disasters Are Next (only 9.10 years left)

    01/02/2022 4:14:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/01/22 | David Rothkopf
    The new Netflix film Don’t Look Up is a star-studded allegory about climate change. The world faces a clear and imminent threat, and the question the movie poses is: Will we be able to overcome the narrow self-interests of politicians, the business community, and individual nations to defeat the threat we collectively face? Will too many people around the world be too gullible and passive to demand the right actions from their leaders? In the case of the film, it does not give away too much to suggest that doing the right thing is a challenge. The film is not...