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  • WE HAVE A WINNER: CLIMATE’S TALLEST TALE 2018

    01/19/2019 11:01:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 2 replies
    The Global Warming Policy Forum ^ | January 18, 2019 | GWPF
    Before Christmas, we asked GWPF readers to send us nominations for our search to find the tallest climate tale of 2018. It’s fair to say that there was a lot of competition, with the catastrophe mongers across the media clearly working hard to ensure that they were in the running for this much sought-after accolade. We particularly enjoyed L. Robertson’s ‘Climate change, weather and road deaths’, a paper in the journal Injury Prevention, which declared that rising concentrations of greenhouse gases was going to cause a rising death toll on the roads unless governments put in ‘major mitigating countermeasure’. We...
  • Judge: California’s recent wildfires were caused by negligence…not ‘climate change’

    01/19/2019 3:54:23 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/19/19 | USA Features
    A federal judge on Thursday “tentatively” blamed poor maintenance of power lines and not human-caused “climate change” on California’s recent deadly wildfires. U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued his ruling regarding the actions of the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) utility company in a case related to PG&E’s response to the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed a number of people. But scores of liberals in California and beyond have blamed human-caused climate change for the wildfires.
  • America's oil boom is terrible for the climate

    01/19/2019 7:11:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/18/19 | Ivana Kottasová
    London (CNN Business) America's push for oil and gas supremacy could lead to a "climate catastrophe," a new report has warned. The report by Oil Change International said that the United States is set to "unleash the world's largest burst" of carbon emissions from new oil and gas development if it goes ahead with its plans to expand drilling. "At precisely the time in which the world must begin rapidly decarbonizing to avoid runaway climate disaster, the United States is moving further and faster than any other country to expand oil and gas extraction," the report said.
  • Will Germany use autobahn speed limits to cut carbon emissions?

    01/18/2019 6:40:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.18.2019 | js/sms (dpa, Reuters)
    The German government tasked a commission known as the National Platform on the Future of Mobility with finding ways to lower the country’s carbon emissions in order to meet EU targets. Although a final report is not due to be published until late March, draft proposals seen by news agencies on Friday are likely to face fierce resistance from citizens, industry and politicians fearful of angering either. Among the proposals featured in the paper were a fuel tax hike from 2023 onward, an end to tax breaks for diesel cars, electric and hybrid vehicle quotas, and a 130 kmh (80...
  • Fact-Free Politics

    01/17/2019 1:18:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2019 | Thomas Sowell
    In this era when there has been more information available to more people than at any time in the past, it is also true that there has been more misinformation from more different sources than ever. We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of facts. Among the most popular current catchwords are "climate change deniers." Stop and think. Have you ever -- even once in your entire life -- seen, heard or read even one human being who denied that climates change? It is hard even to imagine...
  • 'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

    01/16/2019 7:28:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/16/2016 | Valerie Volcovici
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency told lawmakers on Wednesday he does not believe climate change is a major crisis, and would continue to undo Obama-era emission limits if confirmed.
  • The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

    01/16/2019 6:41:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/16/19 | James Gallagher
    A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come. Their answer - "the planetary health diet" - does not completely banish meat and dairy. But it requires a ginormous shift in what we pile onto our plates and turning to foods that we barely eat. What changes am I going to have to make? If you eat meat every day then this is the first...
  • California set to seize 1,100 miles of coastline

    01/16/2019 9:10:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100 miles of coastline to prepare for sea level rise. Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Niño weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. […] CCC retreat guidance is expected to also entail dismantling and relocating of dozens of wastewater treatment and...
  • The top 12 climate change 'facts' debunked in 2018

    01/16/2019 7:04:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | Rick Moran
    You'd never know it from media coverage of the climate change issue, but over the past year, several "facts" about global warming have been debunked entirely or were radically altered. Almost all Democratic candidates who ran in the mid term elections tried to push climate change as a major issue. It didn't work, but time after time, Democrats repeated the same half truths and myths that have been used for years to push a radical gobal warming agenda.  The Global Warming Policy Forum, a London-based think tank, supports "open and skeptical" science and policy research, as well as a...
  • Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds

    01/14/2019 5:11:28 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    WP ^ | 1 14 2019 | Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
    Antarctic glaciers have been melting at an accelerating pace over the past four decades thanks to an influx of warm ocean water — a startling new finding that researchers say could mean sea levels are poised to rise more quickly than predicted in coming decades. The Antarctic lost 40 billion tons of melting ice to the ocean each year from 1979 to 1989. That figure rose to 252 billion tons lost per year beginning in 2009, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That means the region is losing six times as...
  • Climate Change Denial - Facing a reality too big to believe.

    01/14/2019 12:35:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | January 12, 2019 | by Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD
    There are many areas of science and medicine that stimulate reasonable differences of opinion and even controversy. What exactly is dark matter made of? Whose cut-offs for normal blood pressure are the best ones to follow? Is psychoanalytic psychotherapy an evidence-based treatment? But there are also many points that are clear and not subject to legitimate debate. We can affirm without doubt that anthropogenic climate change is a real phenomenon that is already apparent and will, if not mitigated, cause terrible suffering and destruction before this century is over. That a few misguided politicians believe climate change predictions are exaggerated...
  • Earth’s magnetic pole is on the move, fast. And we don’t know why

    01/12/2019 9:17:53 AM PST · by shove_it · 66 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | 12 Jan 2019 | Jamie Seidel
    Earth’s magnetic field is what allows us to exist. It deflects harmful radiation. It keeps our water and atmosphere in place. But now it’s acting up — and nobody knows why. Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras — and keeps us alive. But, according to the science journal Nature, something strange is going on deep down below. It’s causing the magnetic North Pole to ‘skitter’ away from Canada, towards Siberia. “The magnetic...
  • Oceans warming faster than expected, set heat record in 2018 - scientists

    01/10/2019 5:40:29 PM PST · by zeestephen · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 January 2019 | Alister Doyle
    The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday...."Global warming is here, and has major consequences already. There is no doubt, none!" the authors wrote in a statement.
  • Growing number of 2020 Democrats supporting 'Green New Deal'

    01/10/2019 8:48:02 AM PST · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 10, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    A growing number of Democrats considering a presidential bid have signaled support for the sweeping "Green New Deal" pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other liberal lawmakers, underscoring how the 2020 field is being pulled further left by the influential progressive wing. An analysis by Fox News shows at least eight potential Democratic candidates have voiced support for or touted aspects of the proposal, which amounts to a drastic overhaul of the U.S. economy and government benefit system. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., 37, who says he is looking at a 2020 presidential run, told Fox News he was “excited” to...
  • Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

    01/10/2019 8:05:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2019
    Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Austrian police said that a 16-year-old boy from Australia was killed in an avalanche in St. Anton am Arlberg as he was skiing with his family on Wednesday. In neighboring Slovakia, the mountain rescue service said a 37-year-old Slovak man was killed by an avalanche in the Mala Fatra mountains. That brought to at least 16 the number of weather-related deaths reported...
  • Climate-Modeling Illusions Not Based on Reality

    01/09/2019 8:52:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | January 8, 2019 | By Jay Lehr
    For three decades, global warming alarmists have harassed society with stories of gloom and doom as a result of the carbon dioxide emitted into the air by the burning of fossil fuel. They are exercising precisely what prominent writer H.L. Mencken described as “the whole point of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary”. In fact, the man-caused global warming or climate change panic may well be the best hobgoblin ever conceived. It has half the world clamoring...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, activist groups map out next steps in Green New Deal fight

    01/09/2019 1:47:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/08/19 | Gregory Krieg
    **SNIP** As part of the new outreach, organizers will train volunteers - online and in-person at a series of events this spring - to more effectively confront elected officials and ask for their support. The "Road to a GND Tour" was drawn up as a traveling pressure campaign designed to secure the support of political leaders, from mayors and city council members to federal lawmakers, around the country. **SNIP** "Democratic leaders had an opportunity to embrace young people's energy and back the Green New Deal, but they failed us once again," Sunrise co-founder Varshini Prakash said in a statement. "In...
  • What's The Point of a Carbon Tax Rebate?

    01/08/2019 11:51:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers "low-carbon lifestyles." The rebate, according to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, might be in the form of a check, an increase in welfare benefits or a tax credit for people who live the way the government thinks they should. Some believe that if implemented, the rebate could reduce tensions seen in many parts of Europe, but especially in France, where the "yellow vest" movement that began as a protest against President Emmanuel Macron's big tax increase on...
  • Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

    01/08/2019 9:40:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2019 | Kirsten Grieshaber
    Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and cancellations and raising the risks of more deadly avalanches in the mountains. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week, most of them from avalanches. In Norway, attempts to find the bodies of four skiers were again put on hold due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall. A 29-year Swedish woman and three Finns, aged 29, 32 and 36, were presumed dead after a 300-meter (990-foot)...
  • Ex-GOP Rep. Ryan Costello joins group pushing carbon tax

    01/07/2019 8:55:11 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/19 | Timothy Cama
    Former GOP Rep. Ryan Costello (Pa.) is signing on to work for a group pushing a business-backed proposal to fight climate change with a carbon tax. Costello, less than a week out of the House, announced Monday in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that he’s the new managing director of Americans for Carbon Dividends. The group is the advocacy affiliate of the Climate Leadership Council, pushing a plan by former GOP Secretaries of State James Baker and George Shultz to tax carbon dioxide emissions and return the money to individuals and families on a quarterly basis. “I understand the...