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  • Al Gore brings global warming message to Pittsburgh, warns of its effect on Pennsylvania

    10/18/2017 8:16:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | October 18, 2017 | by Wes Venteicher
    Climate change is impacting life in Pennsylvania, and its effects will become increasingly obvious as the century progresses, former vice president Al Gore told a room of 1,300 people at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Gore tucked state-specific stats into a two-hour presentation peppered with images of melting roads, collapsing glaciers, flooded cities and other dramatic weather events scientists have linked to climate change. The presentation was part of a Climate Reality Leadership Corps meeting, the 36th in a series in which Gore trains attendees to advocate for changes that could help slow global warming....
  • Now even climate-change believers count as ‘deniers’

    10/13/2017 9:47:49 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Bjorn Lomborg
    Al Gore recently had a telling altercation with a journalist. The Spectator’s Ross Clark wanted to ask him about Miami sea-level rises suggested in the new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel.” The reporter started to explain that he had consulted Florida International University sea-level-rise expert Shimon Wdowinski. Gore’s response: “Never heard of him — is he a denier?” Then he asked the journalist, “Are you a denier?” When Clark responded that he was sure climate change is a problem but didn’t know how big, Gore declared, “You are a denier.” I was recently on the receiving end of a similar rebuff...
  • Don’t Call Climate Skeptics ‘Deniers,’ Call Us ‘Correct’

    10/13/2017 12:31:07 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    If it’s totalitarian and unresearched, it’s not a consensus. Arturo Casadevall and Ferric Fang, two academic microbiologists with no special knowledge of climate, recently used their article in the Hill to commit the repellent but now commonplace hate-crime of describing researchers skeptical of the sillier exaggerations of the climate-change establishment as “denialists.” This disfiguring hate-word, calculated to invite an invidious comparison between climate skeptics and those who say the Nazis did not murder six million Jews, is not fit to be uttered by any serious academic. Here, as always, its misuse by intellectual pygmies indicated more than a little nervousness...
  • Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic

    10/13/2017 10:01:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10/13/2017 | By Michael Greshko
    Just as Hurricane Harvey wrapped up its devastation of Houston, Irma got into line behind it and quickly built into the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. Now, Maria leaves a broken Caribbean in its wake: Dominica's rooftops and rainforests have been ripped to shreds, and Puerto Rico may be without power for months as a result of the storm. (Learn more about how hurricanes work.) It’s hard to avoid comparisons to the last time two such powerful storms threatened U.S. landfall in the catastrophic 2005 hurricane season, 12 years ago. As in 2005, when Katrina and Rita devastated the...
  • UK climate change masterplan – the grownups have finally won

    10/12/2017 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 12, 2017 | by Damian Carrington, Environment editor
    The grownups have finally won and everyone in the UK, from those in cold homes to those on polluted streets and in flooded towns, will benefit. The most important aspect of the UK government’s new clean growth strategy is its unequivocal statement that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy are one and the same thing. There is no long-term, high-carbon economic strategy because the impacts of unchecked climate change destroy economies, as Lord Nicholas Stern puts it. But the Conservative party has long been swinging between the green dream and fossil-fuelled fantasies. Recent years have seen one green policy...
  • How climate change is "turning up the dial" on California wildfires

    10/13/2017 6:59:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | By STEFAN BECKET
    The deadly wildfires ravaging northern California have destroyed more than 3,500 homes and businesses, leveling entire neighborhoods and forcing thousands of residents to flee the flames. Experts say fires like those burning up California wine country will be more frequent, more intense and last longer as global temperatures rise. While no single fire can be said to have been caused by climate change, variations in temperature and precipitation are already affecting the complex dynamics that determine how wildfires develop and spread. California Gov. Jerry Brown laid the blame squarely at the feet of climate change on Wednesday. "With a warming...
  • How climate change is affecting travel — and what you can do about it

    10/12/2017 11:01:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | By Christopher Elliott
    When Kimberly Button drove her RV to Glacier National Park in Montana this summer, she expected relief from her muggy home town of Orlando. “We assumed that we’d have mild temperatures,” she says. “We couldn’t have been more wrong.” Instead, the Rocky Mountains baked in mid-90-degree temperatures. Button’s family camper, which didn’t have air conditioning, felt like a sweatbox. “We were looking at each other,” Button says, “and saying, “How is it this hot in Glacier National Park?” Earlier this year, Jessica Pociask, an ecologist and the founder of Wank Expeditions, a tour operator, had to cancel a tour to...
  • The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California

    10/12/2017 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | by The Times Editorial Board
    Big deadly fires are nothing new to California, particularly during fire season when the Santa Ana or Diablo winds blow hot and dry, making tinder out of trees and bushes that have been baking all summer long. But the firestorm now raging through Northern California isn’t the typical wildfire. We don’t yet know what started the fires in Northern California, but we have a good idea of what made them so destructive. Authorities blame a combination of factors. Burning fossil fuels is not the only human activity that contributes to the destruction wrought by wildfires and hurricanes. So does the...
  • Trump administration ordered to enforce methane restrictions

    10/04/2017 7:17:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    LA LA Times ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2017 | Evan Halper
    The Trump administration was ordered by a federal judge Wednesday to immediately enforce new restrictions on the release of potent methane emissions at oil and gas drilling operations on public land. The ruling came at the behest of California and other states, which charged the administration is required by law to enforce the new rules intended to cut the release of 175,000 tons of the potent greenhouse gas annually, as well as reduce the emission of associated toxic pollutants. The Interior Department had been delaying enforcement as it mapped out a strategy to rescind the new rules, which industry has...
  • Mid-air turbulence set to triple due to climate change, scientists warn

    10/04/2017 2:56:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | Henry Bodkin
    Commercial airliners will be buffeted by up to three times more turbulence in future decades, according to a new report. Experts have warned the risk of mid-air injuries will rise and passengers can expect to spend more time confined to their seats with the seatbelt sign switched on due to rougher skies disturbed by climate change. On some popular routes for UK travellers, such as transatlantic flights, instances of severe turbulence will increase by 180 per cent, while over Europe the rate is set to worsen by 160 per cent. Scientists had already noticed that so-called clear-air turbulence (CAT) was...
  • Climate change could nearly triple airplane turbulence in the next decades, study says

    10/04/2017 12:41:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 4, 2017 | By BEN GITTLESON
    Climate change may cause nearly three times as much clear-air turbulence as current conditions by the period between 2050 and 2080, according to a study released today. Flights over the north Atlantic may experience as much as 180 percent more severe turbulence, or in-flight bumpiness stronger than gravity and able to shake passengers in a plane’s cabin, according to the study, published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal. Flights over North America may experience an additional 110 percent, and flights over Europe up to 160 percent more. “What air travelers can expect is to be confined to their seat for...
  • Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

    09/29/2017 12:45:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies ^ | September 28, 2017 | Karla Lant
    Branson along with Bill Gates, Cargill, and Kimball Musk, backed the Memphis Meats clean-meat startup in its $17 million Series A round, which went on to raise in excess of $22 million. Memphis Meats will join a cadre of sustainable food businesses such as the three Israeli companies — Meat the Future, Future Meat Technologies, and SuperMeat — which will supply food to China as part of a $300 million deal. Branson, who gave up meat in 2014, appears to be investing in alignment with his beliefs and predictions about the future, all while trying to act against the deforestation...
  • Tropical forests used to protect us from climate change. A new study says now making it worse.

    09/28/2017 12:27:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | by Chris Mooney
    A surprising scientific study released Thursday presents troubling news about the enormous forests of the planet’s tropical midsection — suggesting that they are releasing hundreds of millions of tons of carbon to the atmosphere, rather than storing it in the trunks of trees and other vegetation. The results contradict prior work in suggesting that these forests — including the Amazon rain forest - have become another net addition to the climate change problem. However, the accounting also implies that if the current losses could be reversed, the forests could also rapidly transform into a powerful climate change solution. “The losses...
  • Delingpole: Desperate, Disgusting, Delusional Alarmists Backtrack on Bombshell Climate Study

    09/27/2017 7:29:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/26/2017 | James Delingpole
    There’s a scene in the movie Straight Outta Compton – (it’s OK: you don’t need to like rap to get this analogy) – where Eazy-E goes to confront his manager Jerry Heller. Given that their band N.W.A have made so much money, Eazy-E wants to know, how come he is still living in penury? Heller explains that “business is business.” Eazy-E protests, as well he might, that this just isn’t good enough. Heller is his manager. It’s supposed to be his job to represent Eazy-E’s financial interests. N.W.A are one of the biggest rap bands ever. So where has all...
  • Don Lemon to Nye: Is U.S. 'Doing Enough' to Address 'Root Cause' of Hurricanes?

    09/21/2017 2:27:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    During coverage of Hurricane Maria, Lemon took a break to bring on Bill Nye on the September 20 show, shortly before midnight. He immediately asked the former television show host and engineer if there was “a scientific explanation” for “why” there’s been “so many powerful storms this year.” Nye responded dutifully that it was climate change, of course:
  • 15 states now defy Trump by upholding the Paris climate accord

    09/21/2017 1:18:56 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Jacob Passy
    The state-based movement to continue meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change following President Trump’s choice to withdraw is making headway. The U.S. Climate Alliance, as the group is called, said Wednesday that it is on track to meet and possibly surpass its portion of the Paris Agreement’s targets of a 24% to 29% reduction in greenhouse gas emission rates from 2005 levels by 2025. The Paris Agreement, which was adopted in 2015 by 195 countries, aims to reduce emissions in order to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
  • Is the Earth’s Climate History Largely a Fraud?

    09/20/2017 3:52:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 19,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Andrews concludes: The bottom lines that emerge from all this are: 1. The only published temperature time series that are not distorted by adjustments and which can therefore be considered reasonably reliable are the UAH TLT series and the SST series after about 1950. (The various radiosonde series, which go back to 1958, also appear to be generally reliable, and more use could be made of them.) 2. Climate models show too much air temperature warming at the surface and in the troposphere. They show probably about the right amount of sea surface warming after 1950 but probably too little...
  • Theresa May launches stinging attack on Donald Trump in United Nations speech

    09/20/2017 2:31:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 91 replies ^ | Updated21:44, 20 SEP 2017 | ByBen Glaze
    Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Mrs May issued slap downs to Trump, Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un Theresa May tonight launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump minutes before a face-to-face meeting with the US President. The Prime Minister railed against his decision to pull America out of the Paris climate change deal and blasted nations which erect trade barriers and pursue protectionism. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mrs May issued slap downs to Mr Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Leaders who fail to respect international...
  • Delingpole: Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming’

    09/19/2017 6:58:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | sept. 19, 2017 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they’ve got it wrong on global warming. This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted. The paper – titled Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C – concedes that it is now almost impossible that the doomsday predictions made in the last IPCC Assessment Report of 1.5 degrees C warming above pre-industrial levels by 2022 will come true. In order...
  • The 'slowdown' in global warming is OVER

    09/18/2017 11:23:57 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 56 replies ^ | 18 September 2017 | By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
    The 'slowdown' in global warming is over, the Met Office has said. While the world remained at near-record levels of warmth in the early 2000s, analysis of rolling 15-year trends shows that the rate of warming slowed between 1999 and 2014, the experts confirmed. But a change in the natural pattern of warm and cool phases in Pacific Ocean surface temperatures, which have an impact on global temperatures, has brought the slowdown to an end.