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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The Leading Democrat On Climate Change

    06/27/2018 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 27, 2018 | By Alexander C. Kaufman
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary victory over powerful U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the working-class New York district stretching from the Bronx to Queens is likely to propel her avowedly left-wing platform into the Democratic mainstream as the 2018 midterm elections heat up. But her detailed proposals to deal with climate change could prove among the most influential at a time when the Democrats have failed to rally around any policy that could feasibly reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically enough to make a difference. Ocasio-Cortez outlined plans to transition the United States to a 100 percent renewable energy system by 2035....
  • Dangerous climate change is likely, concludes new research

    06/27/2018 10:36:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | June 26, 2018
    A new study has revealed sensitive regions of the world are still at risk from the dangerous and potentially irreversible effects of climate change; even if we meet the target of not increasing global temperature above 1.5°C over the next 100 years. The international team of researchers developed a three-dimensional climate-carbon cycle model, and simulated the different climate futures. Dr. Philip Holden, Lecturer in Earth Systems Science at The Open University and lead researcher of the study, said: "The regional uncertainties associated with the Paris Climate Agreement have not been explored before. This is because, until now, researchers have used...
  • Study: Climate change could threaten dairy industry in Lancaster County

    06/27/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Lancaster News Online (PA) ^ | June 26, 2018 | by Ad Crable
    Lancaster County’s dairy farmers could be facing devastating drops in corn yields by 2050 because of global warming, according to a new research study. “If climate projections hold, it will threaten the dairy industry in Lancaster County,” said Heather Karsten, an associate professor of crop production ecology at Penn State. That’s because extremely high summer temperatures in Lancaster County could mute key reproduction phases in corn plant growth, decreasing yields for a winter feed that is a linchpin in affordable dairy farming. The extreme temperatures - which are projected to be higher in Lancaster County than anywhere else in the...
  • 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...
  • Hurricanes Are Moving Slower - And That's a Hugh Problem

    06/06/2018 11:44:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 6, 2018 | By Craig Welch
    When tropical cyclones slow, they drop far more rain, sparking even more devastating floods. Future climate change is expected to slow them still more. Tropical cyclones, including hurricanes and typhoons, are now crawling across the planet at a slower pace than they did decades ago, dragging out and amplifying their devastation, new research published Wednesday shows. At the same time, related research published just last month suggests that warming temperatures from climate change will slow storms more in the future. "Nothing good comes out of a slowing storm," says James Kossin, with the NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate, and...
  • Report: Climate Change Increasing Connecticut's Risk For Mosquito-Borne Disease

    06/06/2018 12:02:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | June 6, 2018 | by Gregory B. Hladky
    The invasive and aggressive Asian tiger mosquito, capable of infecting people with rare diseases like the Zika virus and dengue fever, is now expected to spread through almost all of Connecticut by 2040, according to a new state report. The Council on Environmental Quality’s annual report also warns that “Infection rates of West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases are likely to rise as a warming climate creates more favorable habitats for mosquitoes.” “I don’t want to scare anyone,” said Armstrong, who was a co-author of a study published last year on the spread of Asian tiger mosquitoes in this...
  • Don’t laugh, we’re closer to a bipartisan solution on climate change than you realize

    06/05/2018 12:12:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/18 | Mark Reynolds
    Ask a typical person concerned about global warming if they think Congress will enact a bipartisan solution to climate change, and the response is likely to be a derisive laugh. For millions of Americans who watch cable news shows or read the papers, such cynicism is easy to come by. Democrats and Republicans can barely get together on keeping the government from shutting down. How in the world could they ever come together on an issue as politically divisive as climate change? But in the past decade, the findings and predictions of climate scientists have been validated by real-world evidence:...
  • Climate Change Has Run Its Course (WSJ)

    06/05/2018 7:30:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2018 | Steven F. Hayward
    Climate change is over. [snip] Judged by deeds rather than words, most national governments are backing away from forced-marched decarbonization. ...President Trump’s ostentatious withdrawal from the Paris Agreement merely ratified a trend long becoming evident. [snip] Climate alarm is like a car alarm—a blaring noise people are tuning out. This outcome was predictable. Political scientist Anthony Downs described the downward trajectory of many political movements in an article for the Public Interest, “Up and Down With Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention Cycle,’ ” published in 1972, long before the climate-change campaign began. ...Mr. Downs discerned a five-stage cycle through which political issues...
  • GAO Maps Out Agency Spending on Climate Change

    06/01/2018 7:30:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Government Executive.com ^ | May 31, 2018 | By Charles S. Clark
    In a broad-ranging compendium requested by one of Congress’s most vocal skeptics about climate change, the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday released an agency-by-agency breakdown of spending related to the politically divisive topic. The report tracks spending since 1993 by agency, category and program. Since 1993, agencies have spent more than $154 billion for “activities to understand and address climate change,” a push that has risen in recent years from about $2.4 billion across 10 agencies in fiscal 1993 to about $13.2 billion across 19 agencies in proposed budget authority for fiscal 2017. In the past seven years, for example,...
  • The Greenhouse Gas Effect Is A Scientific Impossibility

    05/30/2018 3:12:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    principia-scientific.org ^ | May 29, 2018 | Herb Rose
    The greenhouse gas theory( GHGT) is a theory claiming that certain gas molecules in the atmosphere are inhibiting the Earth from transmitting heat into space. There is great debate about what role different gases play in heating and cooling and the accuracy of certain assumptions of data. It turns out that these arguments are irrelevant because the basic assumption of the theory is wrong and based on ignorance of science. Every object with a temperature above absolute zero radiates energy and every object absorbs radiated energy. Any movement of an atom creates a disturbance in the electromagnetic field that transmits...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Allergy explosion' across much of the country linked to climate change

    05/10/2018 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10 May 2018 | Shamard Charles, MD
    The spring allergy season is hitting much of the country especially hard — and researchers are blaming climate change for more intense pollen counts. There's been a spike in the number of people suffering seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, for the first time, and people in the northwest and southwest are getting the worst of it, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought, study says

    05/07/2018 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 5/7/2018 | Susan Scutti
    Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says. Some gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere, producing a "greenhouse effect," and so make the planet warmer. The amount of greenhouse gases released by a particular activity is referred to as its "carbon footprint." The increasing carbon footprint of global tourism between 2009 and 2013 represents a 3% annual growth in emissions, according to University of Sydney researchers. Their paper was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
  • California, 17 other states sue Trump administration to defend Obama-era climate rules for vehicles

    05/01/2018 11:08:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/1/2018 | Chris Mooney
    Eighteen states on Tuesday sued President Trump’s administration over its push to “reconsider” greenhouse-gas-emission rules for the nation’s auto fleet, launching a legal battle over one of Barack Obama’s most significant efforts to address climate change. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in April said he would revisit the Obama-era rules, which aim to raise efficiency requirements to about 50 miles per gallon by 2025. Pruitt’s agency said that the standards are “based on outdated information” and that new data suggests “the current standards may be too stringent.” But in the lawsuit, the states contend that the EPA acted “arbitrarily...
  • Forget 'Climate Change' -- Now It's 'Climate Restoration'

    04/15/2018 10:41:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/14/2018 | Michael Walsh
    In the end, somehow we knew it would come to this. The Left, in the form of the think thank RAND, has gone full Luddite: Since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, society has organized efforts to limit the magnitude of climate change around the concept of stabilization — that is, accepting some climate change but holding it within acceptable bounds. This report offers an initial exploration of the concept of climate restoration — that is, approaches that seek to return atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to preindustrial levels within one to two generations. Using a simple...
  • So You Want Wind Turbines But Don’t Want Copper Mines?

    04/13/2018 6:34:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    American Experiment ^ | April 11, 2018 | Isaac Orr
    Windmills use an enormous amount of copper. For example, a single wind turbine can contain 335 tons of steel, 4.7 tons of copper, 3 tons of aluminum and 700-plus pounds of rare earth minerals. ... In fact, wind and solar energy use more copper than conventional forms of energy, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants. Conventional power plants require about one ton of copper to produced one megawatt of electricity, whereas wind and solar can require between three to five tons per megawatt. ... Make no mistake, switching from reliable sources of electricity like coal, natural gas,...
  • Steyer Climate Alliance Hit Pennsylvania Roadblock After Trump Ditched Paris Accord

    04/02/2018 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Dem Governor to Tom Steyer on climate change: 'The quieter the better' Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania summed up his climate plan as "the quieter the better" in a face-to-face meeting with billionaire activist Tom Steyer in 2017, according to emails from a source with knowledge of the meeting. The emails also show Wolf worried that jumping into a state-based climate "alliance" after Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord would "have a negative effect in his state." The emails were obtained in an open records request by E&E Legal, a nonprofit focused on energy and environmental legal issues, and...
  • Al Gore Comes Out Against A Key Part Of Trump’s Energy Dominance Agenda

    03/09/2018 1:39:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4:17 PM 03/09/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore went on the record against the Trump administration’s plan to open most U.S. offshore areas to oil and gas drilling, instead supporting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to pump more taxpayer funds into green energy. “Governor Cuomo is demonstrating outstanding leadership in helping to solve the climate crisis and building a sustainable future,” Gore said at New York University on Friday, standing on stage with Cuomo, a Democrat. Cuomo announced a $1.4 billion plan Friday to fund 26 green energy projects. The governor unveiled plans in February to develop $6 billion worth of offshore...
  • Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

    03/12/2018 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2018 | By SOMINI SENGUPTA
    KAKUMA, Kenya - These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild herds, repay debts, give milk to the children and eat meat a few times each week. Times are changing, though. Northern Kenya has become measurably drier and hotter, and scientists are finding the fingerprints of global warming. According to recent research, the region dried faster in...