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  • How soon will it be until the world reaches 'peak oil'?

    01/31/2023 10:27:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 31, 2023 | By David Knowles
    Oil giant BP released a report Monday predicting that the world would sharply reduce its reliance on the company's signature product, oil and gas, over the next 25 years as countries hasten their transition to renewable sources of energy so as to combat climate change. Helping spur the transition to renewables, the report says, are actions being taken by countries like the United States to rein in greenhouse gas emissions that 99.9% of scientists believe are responsible for rising temperatures. “Government support for the energy transition has increased in a number of countries, including the passing of the Inflation Reduction...
  • Left-wing think tank responsible for thousands of fake Russia stories: new Twitter Files

    01/30/2023 4:19:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | January 28, 2023 | Jon Levine
    A left-wing think tank erroneously claiming to track Russian online activity was responsible for thousands of bogus stories asserting the nation’s influence in US politics, according to the latest batch of Twitter Files. The Hamilton 68 “dashboard” was the brainchild of former FBI special agent and MSNBC contributor Clint Watts and operated under the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a think tank founded in 2017 — shortly after former President Trump took office. The ASD Advisory Council included such figures as top Clinton ally John Podesta, Obama-era acting CIA Director Michael Morell, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and former...
  • Lisa Loring passed away (age 64)

    01/29/2023 6:33:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Facebook ^ | January 29, 2023
    Lisa Loring (born Lisa Ann DeCinces; February 16, 1958) is an American actress. She is best known for having played Wednesday Addams at six years old on the 1964–1966 sitcom The Addams Family.
  • The Billionaires Behind The Gas Bans (Natural gas bans are more about class than climate change.)

    01/29/2023 4:57:04 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 18 replies
    Substack - Robert Bryce ^ | Jan 26 2023 | Robert Bryce
    The Climate Imperative Foundation is the newest and richest anti-hydrocarbon, anti-natural gas group you’ve never heard of. How rich is Climate Imperative? According to the latest report from Guidestar, the group took in $221 million in its first full year of operation. (Guidestar calls the income “gross receipts.”) That means that Climate Imperative, which is less than three years old, is already taking in more cash than the Sierra Club, which bills itself as the “nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.” According to Guidestar, the Sierra Club collected $180 million in its latest reporting year. Climate Imperative is...
  • Jane Fonda says climate crisis can be blamed on racism: ‘Where would they put the sh—? Not Bel Air.’

    01/27/2023 11:49:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | January 27, 2023 | By Rachel Koning Beals
    Actress, writer and activist Jane Fonda, whose protests have landed her in jail more than once, blamed the worst of climate change on racism during an interview to promote her new movie on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Fonda appeared with her “80 for Brady” co-stars Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field. “Well, you know, you can take anything — sexism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, whatever, the war,” Fonda said. “And if you really get into it, and study it and learn about it and the history of it, everything’s connected. There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism.”...
  • Report: Idaho High School’s ‘White Power’ Graffiti Revealed To Be Hate Hoax Scheme Carried Out By Hispanic Gang

    01/27/2023 11:37:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    National File ^ | January 25, 2023 | by PAUL AUBERT
    The Caldwell Police Department said in a statement that detectives think graffiti was not "motivated by hate" but was carried out as "an act of intimidation." Report: Idaho High School’s ‘White Power’ Graffiti Revealed To Be Hate Hoax Scheme Carried Out By Hispanic Gang Idaho police officials believe that a Hispanic gang spray-painted the phrase “White Power” on a local high school in a hate hoax scheme. The Caldwell Police Department said in a statement that detectives think graffiti was not “motivated by hate” but was carried out as “an act of intimidation.” “At this time, detectives no longer believe...
  • Can Elephants Save the Planet? These Majestic Animals Are Key to Capturing Atmospheric Carbon (only 7.98 years left)

    01/27/2023 6:20:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Sci Tech Daily ^ | 1/27/23 | Saint Louis University
    In findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Saint Louis University researchers and colleagues report that elephants play a key role in creating forests that store more atmospheric carbon and maintaining the biodiversity of forests in Africa. If the already critically endangered elephants become extinct, the rainforest of central and west Africa, the second largest rainforest on earth, would lose between six and nine percent of its ability to capture atmospheric carbon, amplifying planetary warming. **SNIP** Within the forest, some trees have light wood (low carbon density trees) while others make heavy wood (high carbon density...
  • Warning climate change impacting on avalanche risk

    01/27/2023 5:48:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 27, 2023 | By Steven McKenzie
    Avalanche forecasters say they are seeing likely impacts of climate change high in Scotland's mountains. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service said conditions were changing more rapidly and avalanches occurring in tighter spaces of time. It said named storms - such as 2021's Storm Barra - brought short, significant periods of "proper winter", raising the avalanche risk. The storms have often been followed by rising temperatures and snow loss. But SAIS warned that even in those "leaner" times when there was less snow potential hazards remained, often higher up towards the top of a coire, gully or mountain summit. Dr Mike...
  • Climate modelers add ocean biogeochemistry and fisheries to forecasts of future upwelling

    01/27/2023 5:29:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies ^ | January 27, 2023 | by University of Texas at Austin
    A new project led by researchers at Texas A&M University is seeking to understand how changes to the climate and oceans will impact fisheries in the U.S. and around the world. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project aims to develop medium to long-term fishery forecasts, driven by some of the highest-resolution coupled climate forecasts ever run. The TAMU team, led by oceanographer Piers Chapman, includes computational climate modelers, marine biogeochemical modelers, fishery modelers, decision support system experts, and risk communications scholars from academia, federal agencies, and industry. They use the Frontera supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing...
  • They knew: why didn't the unvaccinated do more to warn us?

    01/26/2023 9:31:13 AM PST · by wannabegeek · 59 replies
    IQfy ^ | January 24, 2023 | Health & Wellness
    They knew: why didn't the unvaccinated do more to warn us? The unvaccinated knew what we didn't. Some of them said too little. Most said nothing at all. A lot of blood is now on their hands.As the world struggles to come to terms with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question that continues to surface is why the unvaccinated didn't do more to warn us about the potential dangers of being injected.While well intending citizens lined up, did the right thing, and received their COVID19 vaccinations -- now seeming to do more harm than good -- their...
  • Climate Change May Usher in a New Era of Trade Wars

    01/25/2023 5:49:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | January 25, 2023 | By Ana Swanson
    WASHINGTON — Efforts to mitigate climate change are prompting countries across the world to embrace dramatically different policies toward industry and trade, bringing governments into conflict. These new clashes over climate policy are straining international alliances and the global trading system, hinting at a future in which policies aimed at staving off environmental catastrophe could also result in more frequent cross-border trade wars. “The climate crisis requires economic transformation at a scale and speed humanity has never attempted in our 5,000 years of written history,” said Todd N. Tucker, the director of industrial policy and trade at the Roosevelt Institute,...
  • Walt Disney to replace Benjamin Franklin on $100 bill: report

    01/23/2023 11:01:06 AM PST · by xxqqzz · 51 replies
    crast ^ | January 22, 2023 | James Kaufman
    on the occasion of 100th anniversary At the founding of The Walt Disney Company, Walter Elias Disney’s image would be Allegedly Will be printed on US currency until June 2024. The year 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of The Walt Disney Company, however in 1923, the company did not look like it does today (in more ways than one-Read more about that here, One hundred years ago, in October 1923, the Disney brothers—Walt and Roy—opened the Disney Brothers Studio in California. From that little hole-in-the-wall studio, Walt’s beloved company grew and grew, and grew some more, and...
  • The Jefferson Bible Hoax: What is the origin of the charge that Thomas Jefferson hated the Bible and therefore made his own?

    01/22/2023 3:57:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2023 | Craig Seibert
    There is a concerted effort to destroy the very foundations of our constitutional republic. Public schools have been ground zero of this attack for decades, though it has been hidden from view from those not paying attention. But it is now out in full view, with the radical advancement of Critical Race Theory and the rewriting of American History. Fake History’s ultimate target is the foundation of the United States and the Founders themselves. If you can discredit or marginalize the Founders, you can marginalize their ideas and principles and then discard them. As we just passed Religious Freedom Day,...
  • How Climate Change Could Take the Stars Away From Us

    01/22/2023 9:11:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    CNET ^ | January 22, 2023 | By Monisha Ravisetti
    Toni Santana-Ros is an asteroid hunter. At nightfall, after the final scenes of fiery clouds and flamingo sunbeams fade to black, he peers up at the sky to watch space rocks swimming along our solar system's gravitational tides. Occasionally, he catches one on a crash course with our delicate blue orb. Last year, Santana-Ros, a planetary scientist at the University of Alicante in Spain, sprung into action when astronomers realized an asteroid named 2022 WJ1 was headed straight for the border of Canada and the United States. With barely four hours on the clock, he mustered his team to help...
  • Warming to make California downpours even wetter, study says

    01/19/2023 8:13:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 19, 2022 | By SETH BORENSTEIN (D-AP)
    As damaging as it was for more than 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow to fall on California since Christmas, a worst-case global warming scenario could juice up similar future downpours by one-third by the middle of this century, a new study says. The entire western United States would likely see a 31% increase in precipitation from these worst of the worst storms in a souped-up warming world because of more intense and widely spread rainfall, the study said. Scientists say the worst-case scenario, which is about 4.4 degrees Celsius (7.9 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming since pre-industrial times, looks...
  • Report: Climate change fueling conflict in Lake Chad Basin

    01/19/2023 6:38:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 19, 2023 | By WANJOHI KABUKURU
    MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Droughts, flooding and a shrinking Lake Chad caused in part by climate change is fueling conflict and migration in the region and needs to be better addressed, a report said Thursday. Human rights group Refugees International called for the issue to be central to a high-level international conference on the Lake Chad basin next week in Niamey, Niger’s capital. The report found that shrinking natural resources due to adverse weather are heightening tensions across communities and displacing people. It said that around 3 million people have been displaced and an additional 11 million were in need...
  • You Should Mate With Short People to Fight Climate Change, Expert Says

    01/19/2023 6:22:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 19, 2023 | BY TIM NEWCOMB
    In a New York Times op-ed, author Mara Altman lays out several benefits of being small, but none bigger than this one: The shorter you are, the more you’ll help save the planet from peril. Altman highlights the calculations of the researcher Thomas Samaras, who once estimated that if all citizens of the United State were just 10 percent shorter, and with our same proportions, we’d save 87 million tons of food per year. And that’s just the food. In short, size matters. If you’re naturally smaller, logic dictates that you’ll use up fewer precious resources, and you’re better suited...
  • Climate misinformation ‘rocket boosters’ on Musk’s Twitter

    01/19/2023 6:15:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 19, 2023 | By DAVID KLEPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Search for the word “climate” on Twitter and the first automatic recommendation isn’t “climate crisis” or “climate jobs” or even “climate change” but instead “climate scam.” Clicking on the recommendation yields dozens of posts denying the reality of climate change and making misleading claims about efforts to mitigate it. Such misinformation has flourished on Twitter since it was bought by Elon Musk last year, but the site isn’t the only one promoting content that scientists and environmental advocates say undercuts public support for policies intended to respond to a changing climate. “What’s happening in the information ecosystem...
  • 'Little good news': Govt on track to miss two-thirds of its own environment targets

    01/19/2023 5:13:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 19, 2023 | By Victoria Seabrook
    England's environmental watchdog has admitted it has "little good news to report" in its latest appraisal of the government's progress on climate and nature targets. The highly critical report scrutinised goals that included cleaning up polluted water and stopping vital species from dying, and found the government is not "demonstrably" on track to meet a single one. In fact, it is on course to miss 14 of the 23 targets, including on protecting commercially important fish and shellfish populations, and reducing people's water consumption and waste. Others could not be judged because data is not being collected. The Office of...
  • IPCC Climate Models Grossly Exaggerate 'Global Warming'

    01/18/2023 4:29:34 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 Jan, 2023 | Jerome Corsi
    Recent studies using honest methodologies establish that the panicky predictions are wrong by as much as 50%. Several recently published studies have provided methodological objections to alarmist IPCC global climate models that predict catastrophic global warming will result from anthropogenic CO2 atmospheric concentrations from burning hydrocarbon fuels. These studies indicate that a more accurate reading of the earth’s surface temperatures suggests global climate warming over the next few decades will be moderate. The studies further indicate that more precise surface temperature readings would seriously dampen the hysterical mass media demand for radical public policies requiring radical decarbonization to achieve Net...