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  • It’s Not Climate Change, Stupid

    09/21/2020 7:20:49 PM PDT · by logician2u · 32 replies
    Thoreau Institute ^ | September 17, 2020 | The Antiplanner
    Early this week, Oregon governor Kate Brown went on national television to call the Pacific Coast fires a “bellwether for climate change.” As UC Berkeley professor of sustainable development Maximilian Auffhammer writes, “It’s the climate change, stupid.”This is one of four responses to the Pacific Coast fires. Brown and Auffhammer are warmers, people who believe the earth’s climate is changing and the fires must be due to that change. In the warmers’ minds, the fires themselves then become evidence that we need to change our lifestyles to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.A second group are the burners, people who...
  • Cliff Mass: Inslee wrong on climate change and western fires ‘by 180 degrees’

    09/15/2020 11:20:32 AM PDT · by llevrok · 21 replies
    DORI MONSON SHOW ^ | 9/14/2020 | Dori Monson
    Recently, on national television with George Stephanopoulos, Gov. Jay Inslee said that climate change is almost solely the reason for the devastating fires all across the west. How much veracity is there to this? Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, joined the Dori Monson Show to discuss. What is his reaction to the governor’s comments? “Well, in general, it’s not true. And one important thing you have to keep in mind is you have to talk about what fires you’re looking at,” Mass said. “Because different fires in different places have different origins. So the fires that...
  • Junk Science Founder: Biden Climate Speech ‘One Falsehood After Another’

    09/15/2020 10:40:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 14 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The founder of JunkScience.com reacted to Joe Biden’s speech on climate change Monday by stating the address “was filled with one falsehood after another.” Steve Milloy said in a statement moments after Biden’s environmental speech that it was “filled with one falsehood after another, falsehoods that guarantee wildfires will burn much more of the American West.” Milloy continued: In particular, Biden claimed the wildfires were caused by climate change, air quality was killing people, and air pollution and COVID was killing even more people. Scientists know that California is prone to extended periods of natural megadroughts. Without forest management, California...
  • ‘How Many Suburbs Will Be Burned’ If ‘Climate Arsonist’ Trump Is Reelected, Joe Biden Asks

    09/15/2020 1:25:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | September 14, 2020
    Calling President Donald Trump “a climate arsonist,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden predicted dire environmental consequences Monday if Trump is reelected. “If we have four more years of Trump’s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires? How many suburban neighborhoods will have been flooded out? How many suburbs will have been blown away in superstorms?” Biden asked while giving an outdoor environmental speech from Wilmington, Delaware. “If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more America ablaze? “If you give a climate denier four...
  • Biden Promises Fewer Fires, Floods, and Hurricanes if He Wins in November

    09/15/2020 12:16:04 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 66 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | SEP 14, 2020
    On Monday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden condemned President Donald Trump as a “climate arsonist,” predicting that if the president wins reelection in November, America will witness more “hellish” events like fires in the West, flooding in the Midwest, and hurricanes on the East Coast. He effectively promised that if he wins, America will suffer from fewer fires, fewer floods, and fewer hurricanes. Although Biden excoriated Trump for “ignoring the facts” and “denying reality,” he focused his remarks on the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon, and Washington State — fires exacerbated by bad forest management more than any sort of climate change....
  • Huge Dump Of Articles and Videos Showing Arsonists To Blame - Not Climate Change - For Fires On The West Coast

    09/15/2020 12:40:20 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 58 replies
    Centipede Nation ^ | September 12
    The following is a collection of articles, tweets and videos that show many of the fires on the West Coast have been initiated by Arsonists. The West Coast is on fire and tens of thousands of people are being evacuated and displaced as a result. The MSM and ‘Fact Checkers’ are trying to convince the American people that arsonists aren’t responsible for deliberately setting wildfires on the west coast. Pelosi wants you to believe that “mother earth is angry” and that these fires are a result of climate change, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. So far the...
  • DNC War Room: Trump Is Threatening America's Safety By Ignoring Climate Change

    09/14/2020 4:33:27 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 70 replies
    RCP video ^ | 9-14-2020 | Tim Hains
    The DNC War Room released this new ad highlighting President Trump's denial of the scientific consensus on climate change as wildfires engulf the West Coast. DNC War Room @DNCWarRoom NEW VIDEO: Trump is threatening Americans’ safety with his refusal to listen to science and take action. Climate change is not a distant threat — it’s here, and it’s deadly.
  • Joe Biden, "When Trump thinks about climate change he thinks hoax When I think about it I think jobs"

    09/14/2020 2:47:45 PM PDT · by Coopspr · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/14/20 | Cooper Springsteen
    Check out Biden's nonsense.. My favorite quote from this video from Biden is "We modernized water." I wonder what goes on in his head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEo8TQmHNOA
  • La Nińa is back. What does that mean for California’s drought?

    09/11/2020 1:50:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09/10/2020 | Paul Dugniski
    La Nińa is the cool phase of a climate phenomenon called the El Nińo-Southern Oscillation, often referred to as ENSO. Its warmer, better-known, sibling is known as El Nińo, and there is third, neutral phase between those two on the continuum. Specific conditions for the ocean and atmosphere must be present for an El Nińo or La Nińa weather pattern. In the case of La Nińa, below-average sea surface temperatures occur in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Easterly winds over the equator strengthen, and rainfall usually decreases over the the central and eastern tropical Pacific and increases over...
  • In the past five years, in order to protect the environment, California has shut down 9,000 MW of natural gas capacity – enough to power 6.8 million homes

    08/23/2020 1:38:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 23, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In the past five years, in order to protect the environment, California has shut down 9,000 MW of natural gas capacity – enough to power 6.8 million homes In the past five years, in order to protect the environment, California has shut down 9,000 MW of natural gas capacity – enough to power 6.8 million homes.I can understand shutting down the natural gas plants – if they were being replaced by new nuclear plants.But instead of building new nuclear plants, California has been shutting down its already existing nuclear plants, and is planning to close the very last last one in...
  • COVID and Climate Policy Following the Same Playbook

    08/17/2020 4:56:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Aug, 2020 | Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.
    As we approach six months of lockdowns, mandates, and restrictions previously unfathomable in a free society, it is important to ask if what we are being told to do is either necessary or effective in combating this viral pandemic. Or are these empty gestures, efforts of totalitarian wannabees serving as mayors or governors, trying to control those they are charged with leading and protecting, trying to advance a political agenda rather than preserving and protecting the Constitution? One can see numerous parallels between COVID and climate policy. Both create fear, to a frenzy level, of the world ending, massive death...
  • Coal mines could store old turbine blades [ Wyoming ]

    08/16/2020 11:05:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Wyoming News Exchange ^ | August 15, 2020 | Camille Erickson
    Wind energy companies will have the option of using decommissioned wind turbine blades as backfill material when reclaiming surface coal mine sites soon, thanks to a new bill signed into law earlier this year. But first, the state needs to set the rules. ... The blades.. are made of fiberglass. Fiberglass is a tricky material that can’t be recycled or easily repurposed. And as utility companies look to replace aging wind turbines, the machines’ blades are being buried in stacks at a handful of landfills around the country, ... old mine sites to suddenly become a landfills, which could affect...
  • COVID-19 canceled mass protests. Here’s what youth climate activists are doing instead.

    08/09/2020 11:00:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Grist ^ | 8/09/20 | Lauren Aratani
    **SNIP** Then in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, youth movements began building campaigns and gaining visibility, with climate change growing as a key issue, driven in part by the burgeoning Sunrise Movement, which was founded in 2017. In preparation for the 2018 midterm elections, the Sunrise Movement began training young activists to canvass for candidates who were proponents of renewable energy and publicly confront incumbents who take money from the fossil fuel industry. When the 2018 midterms came around, 20 percent more young Americans ages 18 to 29 went out to vote compared to the last midterms in 2014,...
  • Kamala Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Push For Climate Bills To Be Scored Based On How Much They Impact Black People

    08/07/2020 9:57:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    dailycaller ^ | August 6, 2020 | Chris White
    Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are teaming up on a proposal requiring lawmakers who introduce climate bills to consider the impact such legislation will have on black people and poor communities. The two Democrats introduced the Climate Equity Act Thursday that would, if passed, require Congress to score future climate bills based on how much they may negatively impact poor and minority communities, The Washington Post reported. The two Democrats initially unveiled a draft of the bill in 2019, when Harris began her unsuccessful run for president, media reports show. The equity score...
  • Norway records coldest summer in nearly 60 years

    08/01/2020 5:24:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Watchers.news ^ | July 29, 2020
    Residents in Norway have been reeling from the country's coldest summer in nearly 30 to 60 years. Early in July, more than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of the southern region, which was unprecedented for this time of the year. According to state meteorologists, Oslo has recorded an average temperature of just 14.7 °C (58.5 °F) this month, which was the coldest in nearly 30 years. Meanwhile, Bergen's average has been even colder at 12.8 °C (55 °F). Trondheim hit 12.1 °C (53.8 °F), the coldest for almost 60 years. “ In Oslo, we have to...
  • Trump says India, China and Russia don't take care of their air

    07/30/2020 4:56:01 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Daily Pioneer ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2020 | PTI
    Trump says India, China and Russia don't take care of their air Washington -- US President Donald Trump has alleged that India, China and Russia do not take care of their air, while America does, noting that he withdrew from the one-sided, energy-destroying Paris climate accord which would have made it a non-competitive nation . Trump, in his address on energy and the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas on Wednesday, said that by imposing these punishing restrictions -- and beyond restrictions the Washington radical-left, crazy Democrats would also send countless American jobs, factories, industries to China and to other foreign...
  • Biden Pledges to Make Climate Change Action Irreversible by Later Presidents

    07/15/2020 2:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 7/14/20 | James Walker
    Joe Biden has pledged to take action on climate change that would be "impossible" for a future president to reverse should he beat President Donald Trump in the November election. The former vice president told renewable energy industry executives on a fundraising call Monday night he would put down "such a marker" on climate change it would be "impossible for the next president to turn it around." He added that the climate crisis was the "most sweeping crisis of all," adding that it had an impact on other crises facing the U.S., including the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic...
  • The ups and downs of a mega-lake

    07/15/2020 7:58:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 9, 2020 | University of Tubingen
    Together with an international team, researchers of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen reconstructed the 20,000-year-old history of the mega-lake Chew Bahir in a remote valley in Southern Ethiopia. Led by Annett Junginger, the scientists were able to show that the lake underwent rapid water level changes in the course of its history, which had a direct impact on the local population. The study was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science. Water is mankind's most important basic resource. From the beginning until today, humans of all cultures sought out settlements...
  • If 2020 Is the Warmest Year … So What?

    07/12/2020 5:55:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2020 | Roy Spencer
    <p>While 2020 will be at or near record-warmth globally, this is not something we should be particularly alarmed about.</p> <p>With COVID-19 and demonstrations taking center stage in news coverage, it is easy to forget that we are all dying from climate change, anyway … or so we have been told. The recent claim at cbsnews.com that 2020 will likely be the warmest year on record (globally) leads one to ask: So what?</p>
  • On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

    06/29/2020 7:47:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Environmental Progress ^ | 6-29-2020 | Michael Shellenberger
    On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem. I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30. But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next...