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  • Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

    07/12/2018 8:59:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    AFP ^ | July 12, 2018
    For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China. Beijing is no longer buying, claiming the recycled materials are "contaminated."For sure, the 900 tons of trash dumped at all hours of the day and night, five days a week, on the conveyor belts at the plant in Elkridge, Maryland -- an hour's drive from the US capital -- are not clean.[snip]But since January, China has closed its borders to most paper and...
  • 5 DOCUMENTED Times Democrats Lied To Scare Americans

    07/12/2018 9:12:49 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | Onan Coca
    It’s really troublesome that the media hasn’t yet picked up on the theme of the Democrats talking points in the era of Trump. The Democrats are liars and manipulators who constantly try to play on the fears of the American people. For almost every major (and even a few minor) piece of legislation (or judicial nominee) that the GOP, or President Trump, supports, the Democrats respond with… ‘but Millions will Die!’ Don’t believe me? 1. The Paris Climate Change Accords Liberals argued that if we pulled out of the Paris Climate Change Accords that President Obama illegally (entering into a...
  • (2014) 'Professional adventurer' to live on an ICEBERG for a year to highlight climate change

    07/07/2018 3:12:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/14 | Damien Gayle
    A self-styled adventurer is to spend a year living on a melting iceberg off the coast of Greenland to try to draw attention to climate change. In spring next year Alex Bellini, 36, will find a suitable iceberg off the north west of Greenland where he will remain until it melts. He hopes his stunt will raise awareness of the impact of global warming, which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently warned is 'widespread and consequential'.
  • Scientists say Trump policies will kill 80,000 people per decade

    06/17/2018 8:51:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Rick Moran
    The blatant use of science for political gain is not new, but it's clearly getting worse. All kinds of "science" is being used to justify policies that fit a particular political agenda. Case in point: Some Harvard scientists have examined the environmental policies of the Trump administration and concluded that up to 80,000 people a decade will die as a result of political decisions that they disagree with. It used to be that such pronouncements were dismissed as "unscientific." Today, it's front page news.
  • Pope Ignores Fossil Fuels’ Essential Role in Human Flourishing

    06/16/2018 4:44:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | June 15, 2018 | H. Sterling Burnett
    It seems Pope Francis has learned little since his 2015 encyclical calling on the world to fight climate change by limiting the use of modern technologies and fossil fuels. He called many of the world’s leading oil companies to the carpet last week in a meeting he “requested” (anyone who says no to a meeting with the pope risks alienating many of the world’s estimated 1.3 billion Catholics) with the companies’ top executives. Francis called on the oil companies to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, to save the Earth. In a column written when Francis issued his...
  • Man set foot in Ice-Age Tibet

    06/14/2018 12:22:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    CNN Hong Kong ^ | April 17, 2002 | Nick Easen
    Fossilized hand and footprints have revealed that mankind lived on the Tibetan plateau at the height of the Ice Age -- 16,000 years earlier than anyone previously thought. The 19 fossilized signs of life have also cast doubt on the theory that the plateau was fully covered by a glacier one kilometer thick at that time. The 20,000 year-old prints, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lhasa, predates any archaeological evidence on the plateau and suggests that man may have migrated to the "roof of the world" extremely early on. At the arid and frigid site, 4,200 meters above sea level,...
  • Berkeley Declares A ‘Climate Emergency,’ Calls For Population Control

    06/13/2018 7:46:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 105 replies
    Berkeley Declares A ‘Climate Emergency,’ Calls For Population Control 2:51 PM 06/13/2018 Michael Bastasch | Contributor The California city that was home to 1960s radicals and known for excessively liberal politics declared a “climate emergency” on Tuesday evening, backing policies to “humanely stabilize” the human population. The Berkeley City Council unanimously voted to mobilize other California governments “to initiate a just local, state, national, and global climate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.” The council’s resolution, introduced by Council Member Cheryl Davila, warned that man-made global warming was “driving a global fresh water scarcity crisis and the sixth mass...
  • Rising CO2 poses bigger climate threat than warming, study says

    06/12/2018 12:56:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Brooks Hays
    Even if global warming is curbed and the increase in global temperature is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists warn rising CO2 concentrations could still trigger a dangerous increase in extreme weather. Broadly speaking, more CO2 translates to higher temperatures, but the relationship between atmosphere and climate is complex, and scientists say there are scenarios in which warming could be limited to 1.5 degrees, despite a sizable increase in atmospheric CO2. New climate models developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford suggest CO2 levels, not global temperatures, are a better predictor of the most...
  • Trump exposes the G-7 summit as a total fraud

    06/10/2018 8:15:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/10/2018 | Ed Straker
    President Trump didn't play along with the usual narrative at the G-7 summit, and the liberal media predictably characterized him as the villain: Even before then, Mr. Trump had left himself the outlier in the annual session. By departing before the end, he skipped sessions about climate change, oceans and clean energy — ceding not only America’s leadership on those topics, but also its very seat at the table. Lost in this breathless "transcription" of events is the question of whether America should lead on so-called "issues" such as climate change, oceans, and supposedly "clean" energy.
  • G7 leaders to talk gender, oceans and climate change — Trump to skip out early (YEAH!)

    06/09/2018 3:57:59 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 39 replies
    CBC News ^ | 06/09/18 | John Paul Tasker
    After an opening day dominated by trade talk, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shift the G7 conversation to other pressing global issues on Saturday — climate change and empowering women — but at least one leader has opted to skip part of the day's meetings. U.S. President Donald Trump will leave La Malbaie, Que., early Saturday before G7 leaders are scheduled to have a working session on protecting the world's oceans and redoubling efforts to stave off catastrophic climate change. He will, however, take part in the gender-focused breakfast session billed by Canadian officials as a chance for leaders to...
  • Turncoat NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot’

    06/08/2018 8:01:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 13 replies
    The Psychologist ^ | June 9, 2018 | John Ray
    “This is a good example of regulatory capture -- when the people being regulated win over their supervisor to their viewpoint. It happens all the time. He looks a bit of a Shlemiel anyway so was probably not hard to capture Another reason why he was quickly captured probably is that he knows nothing about science. In justifying himself, Bridenstine referred to "The Science" as having convinced him. Whenever anybody talks vaguely about "The Science" as his justification for believing in global warming that is a sure sign that he in fact knows nothing about the issues involved. He is...
  • Pope Francis Decries ‘Exodus of Climate Migrants and Environmental Refugees’

    06/08/2018 2:22:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis has once again denounced an “ecological crisis” sweeping the world, which is allegedly producing a “growing exodus of climate migrants and environmental refugees.” The pope’s words formed part of a message he sent to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and to the participants in an International Symposium titled “Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People,” taking place in Athens, Greece this week. Although the pope does not specify what he means by “a growing exodus of climate migrants and environmental refugees,” one must infer that he believes that significant numbers of...
  • Trump to skip climate portion of G7 after Twitter spat with Macron and Trudeau

    06/07/2018 8:02:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2018 | Kevin Liptak, Michelle Kosinski and Jeremy Diamond,
    President Donald Trump plans to depart from this weekend's Group of 7 summit in Canada several hours early, the White House announced Thursday, punctuating an explosion of acrimony between Trump and his foreign counterparts on the eve of the talks. The White House said Trump would depart mid-morning on Saturday, skipping sessions on climate change and the environment. An aide will take his place, the White House said.
  • Pope summons oil execs to Vatican to talk climate change

    06/03/2018 10:21:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 01, 2018 | Nicole Winfield and Seth Borenstein
    Pope Francis will meet with some of the world’s oil executives next week, likely to give them another moral nudge to clean up their act on global warming. Climate change policy and science experts are cautiously hopeful but aren’t expecting any miracles or even noticeable changes. The conference will be a follow-up to the pope’s encyclical three years ago calling on people to save the planet from climate change and other environmental ills, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed Friday. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who spearheaded the encyclical, set up the June 8-9 conference with the executives. The pope himself will speak...
  • Climate change could be driving antibiotic resistance across the US

    05/23/2018 11:32:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 23, 2018 | By Mollie Cahillane
    Climate change is wreaking havoc across the globe - melting ice caps, causing dangerous weather and decimating animal populations. New research has found that it could also be increasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria. A team of epidemiologists from Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Toronto have found that higher local temperatures and population densities correspond with a higher degree of antibiotic resistance in common bacterial strains. Previously, increase in resistance to common bacteria was thought to come from over-prescribing antibiotics. 'The effects of climate are increasingly being recognized in a variety of infectious diseases, but so...
  • How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

    05/23/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT · by rey · 76 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 November 2009
    Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen. But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use. We've all noticed it. The filthy black smoke kicked out by funnels...
  • Tom Steyer Spends $2 Million To Force Renewables On Michigan Customers

    05/20/2018 11:46:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Jason Hopkins
    Michigan residents will likely be paying more for their electricity after a well-funded ballot initiative prompted the state’s largest utilities to adopt higher renewable energy usage. On Friday, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy — Michigan’s two biggest utility companies — announced a compromise with a ballot committee to dramatically increase their renewable portfolio standards. DTE and Consumers have agreed to establish a goal of at least 50 percent clean energy by 2030, which includes a pledge that 25 percent of their electricity sales originate from renewable sources by that same year. In return, Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan will essentially drop...
  • Trump’s NASA Chief: 'I Fully Believe and Know the Climate Is Changing'(barf alert)

    05/17/2018 3:54:10 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 17th May 2018 | MARINA KOREN
    The new administrator of nasa held a town hall Thursday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Jim Bridenstine is about four weeks into the job, and his path here was mired in controversy. After a few opening remarks, he started taking some questions. The first was about what Bridenstine thinks makes him qualified to be the head of nasa. The second was, as the moderator put it, “one more easy one—because it’s about climate change.” Bridenstine laughed. So did many in the room. It was an uncomfortable question. Bridenstine, as a Republican in Congress, has a record of denying...
  • How the rich fuel climate change

    05/17/2018 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | May 17, 2018
    From private jets to overspending, the planet’s wealthiest may be contributing the most to its changing climate, an Oxford professor argues. Income inequality is one of the most significant challenges we face in the 21st Century. But one professor argues that it will have an adverse effect in a surprising way we may not yet have considered: the world’s wealthiest could be some of the biggest contributors to climate change. Danny Dorling, a geography professor at the University of Oxford, believes economic disparity - the gap between rich and poor - is extremely damaging for the environment. Listen to his...
  • Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years

    04/28/2018 3:34:26 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 49 replies
    What's Up With That? ^ | 4/28/2018 | Anthony Watts
    In March our supplier of energy was more inactive than in the previous months. The sunspot number was only 2,5, which is only 8% of what is normal for this month into the average cycle (month 112).Only solar cycles 5 and 6 were weaker. A sunspot was detected only on 6 of 31 days. An observation made on April 10, 2018, allowed us to say that at approximately 30° southern heliospheric latitude the SDO solar research satellite saw a tiny spot (it was too small to be officially counted as a sunspot) that certainly belonged to the next approaching solar...