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  • What history's hidden grandmother of climate science teaches us today

    03/31/2023 5:17:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | March 31, 2023 | By Anil Oza , Regina G. Barber , Liz Metzger , Rebecca Ramirez
    Today, most climate science is done with satellites, sensors and complicated computer models. But it all started with two glass tubes. "A woman, about 170 years ago, used a very simple experimental setup – two glass tubes, two thermometers, an air pump – and was able to demonstrate that if you add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, you warm it up. It's basic physics," says Annarita Mariotti, a climate scientist and program director of Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Eunice Foote, the woman behind that glass tube experiment, has largely been left out...
  • Google is adding extreme heat alerts to search to combat climate change

    03/30/2023 4:54:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | March 29, 2023 | by Joe Wituschek
    Google wants to let you know when there is an extreme heat event in your area. In a blog post, the company announced that it is bringing extreme heat alerts to Google Search. Google says that extreme heat events kill about 500,000 people every year and that search for extreme heat reached a peak in July 2022. The company hopes that, by surfacing alerts when people search, they will take the proper precautions when they are in an impacted area. Google says that the alerts will be rolling out “in the coming months,” and when users search for extreme heat...
  • Opinion: Climate financing is finally here, but will there be equity?

    03/30/2023 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe via MSN ^ | March 30, 2023 | by Marilyn Waite
    Financial policy for climate change is finally happening. The Securities and Exchange Commission is finalizing a climate disclosure rule that would better protect investors, ensure fair and efficient markets, and enable capital formation in the face of pervasive climate change. In November, the Department of Labor provided new guidance that permits private retirement plans to consider climate change and other environmental, social, and governance factors into investment decisions. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has appointed a chief climate risk officer to implement climate risk management frameworks for banks — an unprecedented move by the top banking regulator....
  • Antarctic ocean currents headed for collapse, say scientists

    03/30/2023 3:36:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | March 30, 2023
    The fast melting of Antarctic ice threatens to slow deep currents in the world's oceans, adversely affecting the climate, the spread of fresh water and oxygen as well as life-sustaining nutrients for centuries, scientists have said. According to a new study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, deep water currents around Antarctica could slow by more than 40% in the next 30 years. The "overturning circulation" of waters in the depths of the oceans would slow by 40% by 2050 in a high-emissions scenario, the study said, warning of repercussions that would last "for centuries to come." New modeling...
  • Pro-Kremlin groups caught staging video of Ukrainian soldiers attacking woman and baby

    03/29/2023 10:27:27 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    euronews. ^ | March 30, 2023 | Sophia Khatsenkova
    Pro-Kremlin groups have been caught red-handed staging a video of Ukrainian soldiers allegedly harassing a woman and her baby.In the clip, filmed on the woman’s dash cam, a vehicle with a Ukrainian flag pulls over and two men in camouflage jump out.They start insulting the Russian-speaking woman calling her "scumbag" and "swine" as the woman begs the officers not to talk to her like that."Give me your papers, you bastard," yells one of the men in the video. "First of all, use the official language [Ukrainian] when speaking to me, you pig. Don’t use the pigs' language [Russian] with me,"...
  • Watchdog: Britain facing 'make-or-break moment' to build climate change resilience

    03/29/2023 6:05:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | March 29, 2023 | By Paul Godfrey
    (UPI) -- Britain is at a "make-or-break moment" to step up adaptation to climate change after extreme weather in 2022 saw thousands of heat-related deaths, wildfires and significant infrastructure disruption, the country's climate watchdog said Wednesday. The impacts of climate change will only intensify over coming decades, leaving Britain vulnerable without better resilience planning and preparation, according to a report to parliament by the Climate Change Committee. Models show "fully credible" government planning to adapt to key climate risks was on track to hit only 1 in 9 policy milestones while reductions in climate exposure and vulnerability were being delivered...
  • European court to hear first climate cases against France, Switzerland

    03/29/2023 4:19:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | March 29, 2023
    The European Court of Human Rights will hear cases against France and Switzerland over alleged failings to protect the environment Wednesday, the first time governments are in the court's dock for alleged climate change inaction. The case against Switzerland is based on a complaint by an association of elderly people -- who call themselves the "Club of Climate Seniors" -- concerned with the consequences of global warming on their living conditions and health, the ECHR said. They accuse the Swiss authorities of various climate change failings which they say amount to a violation of the government's obligation to protect life...
  • Americans Have Stopped Trusting the Pentagon With Their Lives

    03/28/2023 5:46:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 27 Mar, 2023 | Kurt Schlichter
    Right now, many of us vets are looking back on our years of service and wondering what the hell we did it all for. We used to know – for the USA. Yet you look at the disaster that is our country, our culture, and our beloved military, and you just want to go find a wall and pound your head against it. But a lot fewer folks are going to have this problem in the future because a lot fewer young people are joining our military. The Pentagon can't meet its recruiting goals, and, of course, the fault is...
  • Sea levels are rising — and it's going to get worse. Here's how some communities are adapting.

    03/28/2023 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 28, 2023 | By David Schechter, Haley Rush, Chance Horner
    Our sea levels will remain elevated for thousands of years. Scientists around the world agreed on that in last week's U.N. report about climate change, which found it is "unavoidable for centuries to millennia due to continuing deep ocean warming and ice sheet melt, and sea levels will remain elevated for thousands of years." One of the problems with sea level rise is that it happens slowly, a tiny bit each year, making it a threat that people have an easy time ignoring. We do that at our own peril, according to Mark Merrifield, director of the Scripps Center for...
  • Energy agency chief warns transition to renewables is way off track, issues warning on stranded assets

    03/28/2023 4:59:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 28, 2023 | by Sam Meredith
    The global energy transition is off track to prevent the worst impact of the climate emergency, according to the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency, and a fundamental course correction is required to successfully pivot away from fossil fuels. A report published by IRENA on Tuesday said an additional $35 trillion of investments in transitional technologies would be needed by 2030 to curb global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. To be sure, the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, is the chief driver of the climate crisis.
  • We spent 7 months examining the AR-15’s role in America. Here’s what we learned.

    03/27/2023 3:47:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    WAPO ^ | 3-27-23 | Washington Post Staff
    The gun’s brutal efficiency: The AR-15’s mechanics, which allow shooters to easily fire bullets at a high velocity in rapid succession, make the weapon lethal and destructive. When the bullets penetrate the body, they create a blast effect that blows up organs and pulverizes bones. The weapon’s power magnifies the impact of gun violence, both because of the number of victims and, for survivors, the long-lasting effects on physical and mental health.
  • Update from Ukraine | Ukrainian Revenge! Ruzzia lost the "Hero" Commander and positions in Avdiivka

    03/26/2023 5:36:48 PM PDT · by · 32 replies ^ | 3-26-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Ukrainian Revenge! Ruzzia lost the "Hero" Commander and positions in Avdiivka ****NEW SUMMARY Military MAPS & COMMENTS here: Invasion Day 396 – Summary March 26, 2023 Jerome News The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 26th March 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).
  • The U.S. would destroy Taiwan’s chip plants if China invades, says former Trump official

    03/26/2023 4:01:04 PM PDT · by delta7 · 83 replies
    Semafor ^ | 13 Mar 23 | Steve Clemmons
    The United States would destroy Taiwan’s highly sophisticated semiconductor industry rather than allow it to be captured if China ever successfully invaded the island, according to Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor. “The United States and its allies are never going to let those factories fall into Chinese hands,” Amb. Robert O’Brien told me during a conversation airing today at the Global Security Forum organized by the Soufan Center in Doha, Qatar. The bulk of the world’s most advanced microchips are produced in Taiwanese facilities owned by TSMC. Gaining control of those plants would make China “like the new OPEC...
  • Vladimir Putin forces his cannon-fodder conscripts to remain at frontline with threat of a bullet in the head from his 'retreat-blocking detachment' if they flee to save their lives in Ukraine

    03/26/2023 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2023 | Oliver Price
    Vladimir Putin's commanders are forcing his conscript soldiers at gunpoint to remain at the frontline. They are using a brutal Stalin tactic to prevent Russian reservist troops leaving their positions, say men who have seen the horror of the cannon-fodder killing fields. 'People are abandoned in the trenches as if homeless and littered with corpses,' complained Russian reservist draftees in a new video appealing directly to Vladimir Putin. 'Retreat-blocking detachments were set up against us and they did not let us out of positions.' They are forced at gunpoint to remain in position, a tactic used by Stalin's cruel SMERSH...
  • Trump Puts His Legal Peril at Center of First Big Rally for 2024

    03/26/2023 6:18:24 AM PDT · by devane617 · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 03/26/2023
    WACO, Texas — Former President Donald J. Trump spent much of his first major political rally of the 2024 campaign portraying his expected indictment by a New York grand jury as a result of what he claimed was a Democratic conspiracy to persecute him, arguing wildly that the United States was turning into a “banana republic.” As a crowd in Waco, Texas, waved red-and-white signs with the words “Witch Hunt” behind him, Mr. Trump devoted long stretches of his speech to his own legal jeopardy rather than his vision for a second term, casting himself as a victim of “weaponization”...
  • Update from Ukraine | Wagners failed their main goal in Bakhmut | I was wrong about the city

    03/25/2023 5:50:31 PM PDT · by · 58 replies ^ | 3-25-2023 | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | Wagners failed their main goal in Bakhmut | I was wrong about the city ****NEW SUMMARY Military MAPS & COMMENTS here: Invasion Day 394 – Summary March 25, 2023 Jerome News The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 25th March 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). Update from Ukraine | Wagners failed their main goal in Bakhmut | I was wrong about the city ***** Khartia unit joins Offensive Guard March 23, 2023 Jerome “Ukrainian National Guard is being expanded by a new military...
  • Opinion: The climate future is bleak. How scientists give their children hope without lying

    03/25/2023 6:18:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    The Los Angeles Times via MSN ^ | March 25, 2023 | by Paul Thornton
    Having a child is the most emphatic statement of hope a person can make. I have three young kids, and yet I have trouble remaining optimistic about the world they and their children will inhabit in 2100 and beyond. The world 77 years from now is likely to be far hotter and more unstable, warmed in a way that depopulates entire metropolises and renders farmland nonarable. It's a world the latest report from the United Nations warns will become reality unless we make dramatic, immediate reductions in our fossil fuel use. We’re not on track to make those changes in...
  • Russian troops losing momentum in battle of Bakhmut as Ukraine puts up strong defence

    03/25/2023 1:20:41 AM PDT · by Cronos · 100 replies
    WION ^ | 25 March 2023 | C. Krishnachai
    The initial upper hand gained by the Russian forces in Bakhmut, the Ukrainian city which Moscow has spent months trying to capture, seems to have fizzled out as Kyiv’s counteroffensive has been successful in stalling the advances made by Kremlin. On Friday, Ukraine's commander in chief Lt Gen Valerii Zaluzhnyi said in a Facebook post that the situation in the eastern city is “stabilising”. Acknowledging that the situation on Ukraine's frontlines "is the toughest in the Bakhmut direction”, Lt Gen Zaluzhnyi said that due to the “tremendous efforts” of the Ukrainian forces “we are managing to stabilise the situation". He...
  • 'Need to go to Kyiv or Lviv’, says Medvedev, Putin’s top aide after Moscow suffers setbacks in war

    03/25/2023 1:28:59 AM PDT · by Cronos · 67 replies
    WION ^ | 24 march 2023 | Abhinav Singh
    Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has suggested that the troops may have to march onto cities as far as Kyiv or Lviv in Ukraine amid reports that Moscow was facing significant setbacks in the battle in the east. Considered a strong ally of President Vladimir Putin, Medvedev's statement may have unwittingly given away the position Kremlin finds itself in currently. “Nothing can be ruled out here. If you need to get to Kyiv, then you need to go to Kyiv, if to Lviv, then you need to go to Lviv in order to destroy this infection,” Medvedev was quoted as...
  • How Russia produces tanks

    03/24/2023 9:09:36 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 34 replies
    Russia producing very large numbers of tanks> Again this is made possible by the economic miracle of the failed and boomeranging Western sanctions policies.