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  • 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...
  • How your brain stops you from taking climate change seriously

    01/04/2019 4:36:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 114 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | Jan 4,2019 | Nsikan Akpan
    Action on climate change has been stymied by politics, lobbying by energy companies and the natural pace of scientific research — but one of the most significant barriers is our own minds. Think about how every town seems to have a traffic intersection that’s needlessly dangerous. No matter how many times you think to yourself, “They should really put in a stoplight here,” you don’t call the proper authorities. (You’re already late for work, and it feels like someone else’s problem to solve.)Our mental responses to global warming and climate change follow a similar script. What needs to be done...
  • Delingpole: Greenpeace’s Ocean Plastic Pollution Scare – the Biggest Lie of 2018

    12/31/2018 9:34:01 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 12/31/2018 | James Delingpole
    The biggest environmental scare story of 2018 was plastic pollution in the oceans. (It was also, as we shall see – spoiler alert – the year’s biggest lie…) From BBC’s Blue Planet II to a special issue of National Geographic to a crusading campaign by the Daily Mail to CNN, the story was rarely out of the media. Celebrities from Chris Hemsworth to Cara Delevinge leapt on to the virtue signalling bandwagon. So did politicians such as UK Secretary of the State for the Environment Michael Gove and the European Parliament and US Congress, all announcing new legislation to deal...
  • Ice isn’t melting in the Arctic and Antarctic, yet big insurance rate hikes on coastal (T)

    12/30/2018 11:08:21 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 12/30/2018 | Tom Lifson
    Full header: "Ice isn’t melting in the Arctic and Antarctic, yet big insurance rate hikes on coastal properties loom for purported sea level rise." The theory is that melting ice at the earth’s polar regions will swamp us. And that is triggering moves to raise insurance premiums on coastal properties that are supposed to be flooded, in low-lying coastal places like Florida, as the Sun-Sentinel writes: In just two or three years, Congress may change the way it sets rates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to reflect more realistic assessments of risk, including the...
  • 'Climate grief': The growing emotional toll of climate change

    12/24/2018 7:09:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 24, 2018 | By Avichai Scher (D-NBC)
    When the U.N. released its latest climate report in October, it warned that without “unprecedented” action, catastrophic conditions could arrive by 2040. For Amy Jordan, 40, of Salt Lake City, a mother of three teenage children, the report caused a “crisis.” “The emotional reaction of my kids was severe,” she told NBC News. “There was a lot of crying. They told me, 'We know what’s coming, and it’s going to be really rough.’ “ She struggled too, because there wasn't much she could do for them. “I want to have hope, but the reports are showing that this isn’t going...
  • Opinions: Climate-change deniers are a danger to our security

    12/19/2018 7:26:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Imagine during the Cold War that one political party, in the face of overwhelming evidence that the Soviet Union was engaged in espionage against the United States, had a nuclear arsenal pointed at the United States, kept Eastern Europe under its thumb and imprisoned dissenters, refused to consider the Soviet Union a danger - of any sort - to the United States or other Western democracies. And they would offer no credible evidence to the contrary, but rather assert that it was all a hoax. Besides, they’d insist (with no evidence) that it was too expensive to address the challenge...
  • Vatican Calls for ‘Urgent Action and Urgent Decisions’ to Stop Climate Change

    12/13/2018 10:32:05 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.
    The Vatican delegation to the U.N. Climate summit in Katowice, Poland, has issued an “urgent call for ambition, action, and true solidarity” in battling climate change. At a press conference on Wednesday, Monsignor Bruno-Marie Duffé, coordinator of the Holy See delegation, said that the climate crisis has economic, social, and financial aspects, while insisting on the call of Pope Francis to listen attentively to the cries of the earth, which is “groaning out in travail.” The Vatican delegation has also urged nations to pay heed to climate scientists and particularly the latest IPCC report, which “shows clearly the devastating impact...
  • The Global Carbon Tax Revolt

    12/04/2018 2:23:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 3, 2018
    France’s violent Yellow Vest protests are now about many domestic concerns, but it’s no accident that the trigger was a fuel-tax hike. Nothing reveals the disconnect between ordinary voters and an aloof political class more than carbon taxation. The fault line runs between anti-carbon policies and economic growth, and France is a test for the political future of emissions restrictions. France already is a relatively low-carbon economy, with per-capita emissions half Germany’s as of 2014. French governments have nonetheless pursued an “ecological transition” to further squeeze carbon emissions from every corner of the French economy. The results are visible in...
  • Trump dismantling US climate efforts as warnings grow dire

    11/28/2018 8:31:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 85 replies
    ABCNews ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | ellen knickmeyer, AP
    President Donald Trump has moved steadily to dismantle Obama administration efforts to rein in coal, oil and gas emissions, even as warnings grow — from his own administration and others — about the devastating impact of climate change on the U.S. economy as well as the Earth. Trump has dismissed his administration's warnings about the impact of climate change, including a forecast released Friday that it could lead to economic losses of hundreds of billions of dollars a year by the end of the century.
  • Commentary: To handle climate change, learn to be resilient

    11/27/2018 9:15:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | November 27, 2018 | By Samantha Brimhall
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released its new report on climate change. It details a very, very scary future if we don’t start to curb climate change now. If you’re not concerned yet, you should be. In the scorching reality of climate change, Utahns need to face the harrowing fact that it’s only going to get worse from here, but that this doesn’t have to be the end of us. The main story doesn’t change. The rapid and excessive use of fossil fuels pollutes our air, which contributes to the Greenhouse Effect, which warms the air, which changes...
  • Professor Valentina Zharkova Breaks Her Silence and CONFIRMS “Super” Grand Solar Minimum

    11/22/2018 10:07:05 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 105 replies ^ | Nov.08 2018 | Cap Allon
    Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. The information she unveiled should shake/wake you up. Zharkova was one of the few that correctly predicted solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23 — only 2 out of 150 models predicted this. Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and her findings suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum is on the cards beginning 2020 and running for 350-400 years. The last time we had a little ice age only two magnetic fields...
  • Experts on Climate Change Assessment: ‘Every Conclusion of This Latest Government Report Is False’

    11/26/2018 3:25:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Penny Starr
    The federal government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, released on Friday, has gained praise from leftists and left-wing environmental groups as a dire warning of the coming death and destruction in the United States if we don’t stop global warming. But critics of the report, including scientists, have slammed it as “exaggeration,” bad science and even said its conclusions are “false.” “This latest climate report is just more of the same – except for even greater exaggeration, worse science, and added interference in the political process by unelected, self-serving bureaucrats,” Tim Huelskamp, president of the Heartland Institute said in statements released...
  • Illinois soybean farmer witnesses effects of climate change in ruined crops

    11/26/2018 10:32:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 26, 2018
    At Jim Benham's soybean farm in Versailles, Ill., he says 20 acres of crops have been ruined this year by excessive rain – a casualty of climate change. "It's like chewing gum; they're just too wet," he said of the soybeans too soggy to harvest; they'd turn to paste if he tried. And what's worse, the 67-year-old farmer says he doesn't need a Ph.D. to know that things have changed. "When we have a rain event, we're not getting an inch; we're getting two and three and four inches," Benham said. "It doesn't take a scientist to know you have...
  • How climate change could be causing miscarriages in Bangladesh

    11/26/2018 10:05:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Susannah Savage
    "Girls are better than boys," says 30-year-old Al-Munnahar. "Boys do not listen. They are arrogant. Girls are polite." Al-Munnahar, who lives in a small village on the east coast of Bangladesh, has three sons but wished for a girl. Once she thought she would have a daughter, but she miscarried the baby. She is among several women who have lost a baby in her village. While miscarriages are not out of the ordinary, scientists who follow the community have noticed an increase, particularly compared to other areas. The reason for this, they believe, is climate change. "Nothing grows here anymore,"...
  • Analysis: Donald Trump buried a climate change report he doesn't believe

    11/26/2018 11:22:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    President Donald Trump's views on climate change are very, very well established. Just over eight years ago, he tweeted this: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." In 2014, he penned this tweet: "It's late in July and it is really cold outside in New York. Where the hell is GLOBAL WARMING??? We need some fast! It's now CLIMATE CHANGE." All of which brings me to last Friday -- 48 hours after Trump's how-can-the-world's-climate-be-changing-if-it's-cold-in-half-the-country-on-one-day tweet -- and the moved-up release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a study...
  • Error in major climate study revealed – warming NOT higher than expected

    11/18/2018 9:54:28 AM PST · by ETL · 41 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Maxim Lott | Fox News
    A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought — but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom blogged about flaws he discovered in the paper. Just two weeks after publication, the study authors have revised their paper, and now conclude that the oceans are warming fast -- but at the same rate as other measurements have found. A study co-author took responsibility for the error. “I accept responsibility for these oversights because it was my role to...
  • How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case

    10/25/2018 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2018 | By Gavin Schmidt
    The latest report from the world’s climate scientists has made clear the size of the challenge if the world is to stay below the global warming limit hoped for in the Paris climate agreement. Unfortunately, with current trends we are likely to cross this threshold within the next two decades because we are already two-thirds of the way there. But how do we know what is driving these climate trends? It comes down to the same kind of detective work that typifies a crime scene investigation, only here we are dealing with a case that encompasses the whole world. Let...
  • We’re altering the climate so severely that we’ll soon face apocalyptic repercussions. (tr)

    10/25/2018 10:32:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 25, 2018 | by Dana Varinsky
    FULL TITLE: We’re altering the climate so severely that we’ll soon face apocalyptic repercussions. Sucking carbon dioxide out of the air could save us. Deadly hurricanes seem to be becoming more frequent, 12 of the 15 largest wildfires in California history have occurred in the last two decades, and cities like Cape Town, South Africa are facing severe water shortages. This isn't a coincidence. These kinds of dangerous weather events are linked to carbon-dioxide emissions. In human history, the atmosphere has never had as much CO2 in it as it does today. Burning fossil fuels for energy, clearing forests, and...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Must Use Blueprint From Defeating Nazis to Defeat Global Warming

    10/20/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 150 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 19, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night said the way the Allied Powers defeated the Nazis during World War II provides a blueprint for how the United States should defeat global warming. Ocasio-Cortez appeared at a climate change town hall in College Point, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, where she discussed her "radical" plan to tackle global warming, according to a clip first flagged by the Republican National Committee.
  • In the voting booth, weigh climate change as a pro-life issue

    10/15/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 14, 2018 | by Michael Wright
    ... As Catholic Christians, we are called to value life "in all its stages." This means we are also called to value that which sustains life, which includes things like health care, food and the environment, that is, creation. In fact, if we profess to be pro-life, we must necessarily be pro-creation. The U.S. bishops, in their document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," explain that the "culture of life begins with the preeminent obligation to protect innocent life from direct attack and extends to defending life whenever it is threatened or diminished." Clearly, this applies to environmental degradation that directly...