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  • The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate chang

    08/20/2017 7:45:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2017 | By Juliet Eilperin
    The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics as well as local officials and corporate representatives — expires Sunday. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting administrator, Ben Friedman, informed the committee’s chair that the agency would not renew the panel. The National Climate Assessment is supposed to be issued every four years but has come...
  • Brr! Snow interrupts Swiss summer

    08/18/2017 11:07:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 11 August 2017 09:53 CEST+02:00
    After weeks of scorching hot weather, Switzerland was plunged back into winter on Friday morning as heavy rain translated into snow flurries above 1,900m. A cold front passed across Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday bringing heavy rain, especially to western, southern and eastern parts of the country. More rain was expected on Friday, turning to snow above 1,900-2,200 meters, according to MeteoSuisse. …
  • Audit: Obama EPA Paid Staff Overtime without Justification

    08/16/2017 9:10:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2017 | 6:05 PM EDT | Zenny Phuong
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated its policy during the last three years of the Obama administration by giving employees overtime pay without sufficient — or in most cases, any — justification, according to a report by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). In an audit released on Aug. 9, the OIG revealed “numerous instances of noncomplicance” with the emergency overtime pay system at its regional branch — Region 10 covering the Pacific Northwest — and a lack of consistency and accountability in the overall record-keeping system. The audit, which examined Region 10, found almost 80 EPA employees that...
  • Almanac: Plenty of cold, snow for this winter for Northeast

    08/13/2017 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2017 11:22 AM EDT
    Northeasterners, keep your mittens, boots and show shovel handy. The Farmer’s Almanac that goes on sale this week predicts a snowy winter from Maryland to Maine with five coastal storms to bring winter misery to the region. The publication, now in its 200th year, isn’t afraid to go out on a limb with long-term weather forecasts that rely on a formula founder David Young first used in 1818 that utilizes sunspots, tidal action and other factors shunned by modern scientists. Editors are looking to redeem themselves after missing the mark when heavy snow failed to materialize in the Midwest and...
  • Haley says climate change ‘is real,’ administration will accept scientists’ report

    08/08/2017 3:36:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    The State (Columbia SC) ^ | August 08, 2017 10:41 AM | Bristow Marchant
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that she sees no reason the Trump administration wouldn’t accept the results of a new federal report on the effects of climate change. “I haven’t seen the report, but I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t,” the former S.C. governor told the “Today Show” Tuesday morning. While President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord earlier this year, Haley said the country remains committed to combating the warming climate. “Just because we pulled out of the Paris accord doesn’t mean we don’t believe in climate...
  • NYT Caught Switching Out Documents To Fix Botched Climate Change Article

    08/08/2017 1:51:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/08/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The New York Times has quietly updated its Tuesday front page article on a “sweeping” global warming report some scientists fear “would be suppressed” by the Trump administration. TheNYT reported they had obtained an unreleased draft copy of the National Climate Assessment (NCA), which is set for release in 2018. The paper claimed the NDA draft had “not yet been made public” and “concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now.” However, TheNYT published a “third order draft” of the NCA that’s been available online since January. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published the draft...
  • Your cat is killing the Earth — but you can prevent it [barf]

    08/08/2017 9:48:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 121 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.08.2017 | Irene Baños Ruiz
    To honor cats on the International Cat Day, DW encourages their human companions to protect the planet we all share. From carbon pawprint to waste to wildlife, it is in our hands to take up better practices. Your cat’s sweet purring and loving, contented looks won’t change the fact that it’s guilty for the planet’s suffering — just like we are. A recent study confirms that pets’ meat-based diet has a fatal impact on the climate, due mainly to high carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, our loyal friends are big resource consumers and waste creators. The situation is particularly worrisome...
  • Al Gore: We're working around Donald Trump on climate change

    08/08/2017 9:20:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.08.2017 | Jefferson Chase
    Donald Trump may have pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, but if former US vice president Al Gore is to be believed, Americans will fulfill its terms nonetheless. The 69-year-old environmental activist was in Berlin to preview “An Inconvenient Sequel,” a follow-up to his Oscar-winning 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth” about global warming. Citing the axiom from physics that “for every action there is an equal counter-reaction,” Gore said that Trump’s election had galvanized and energized environmentalists in the US. “The good news is that we are working around [Trump],” Gore said. “The...
  • More Germans fear climate change than terrorism, poll shows

    08/01/2017 3:44:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 1 August 2017 15:12 CEST+02:00
    A new survey ahead of the national election in September shows Germans are more concerned about the future state of the environment than they are about more headline-grabbing topics like terrorism or the refugee crisis. The survey released on Tuesday, conducted by research group Kantar Emnid Institute on behalf of publishing group Funke Mediengruppe, found that 71 percent of respondents said they were most personally concerned about climate change. This worry ranked higher than the possibility of new wars, listed by 65 percent of survey participants, and also above terror attacks, listed by 63 percent. Crime was noted as a...
  • Denmark faces first ‘summer-less’ July in 38 years

    07/26/2017 9:09:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 26 July 2017 17:11 CEST+02:00
    Let’s face it, this has hardly felt like summer. Now we’ve got the numbers to prove it. According to the Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI), July is likely to end without a single “summer day”, which is defined as any day in which temperatures top 25°C (77°F) at least somewhere in Denmark. If the next five days come and go without hitting 25°C as predicted, it will mark the first time that Danes will have suffered through a summer-less July in nearly four decades. […] The warmest day thus far this month was July 19th, when an almost-yet-not-quite-there 24.6°C was recorded....
  • Macron: My charm may have changed Trump's mind on climate change

    07/16/2017 5:45:28 PM PDT · by Hadean · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2017
    French President Emmanuel Macron says he worked his charm on President Donald Trump during the U.S. leader's visit to Paris – so much so that he may have changed Trump’s mind on climate change. Trump and Macron -- who said his interaction with Trump was carefully calculated -- discussed their main point of contention: U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Macron told French news outlet Le Journal du Dimanche that Trump “listened” to him when the two discussed climate change, adding: “He understood the reason for my position, notably the link between climate change and terrorism.” The presidents spoke...
  • Trump regrets 'bizarre mistake' of Paris climate pullout, Branson claims [bizarre fakenews]

    07/15/2017 10:34:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 15 July 2017 20.51 EDT | Oliver Milman
    Donald Trump regrets the “bizarre mistake” of withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, Sir Richard Branson has said. The British billionaire also urged the president to help phase out the ailing US coal industry. Speaking in Brooklyn on Friday, the Virgin Group founder said businesses and cities were firmly behind a transition to low-carbon energy, which made Trump’s decision to exit the Paris deal “very, very strange”. “With climate change, it’s America first and our beautiful globe last, and that seems incredibly sad,” said Branson. “I’ve got a feeling that the president is regretting what he did. Maybe...
  • Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

    07/09/2017 8:49:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 July 2017 09:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. But the gesture opened the door for others, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning that Ankara was now leaning towards not ratifying the landmark Paris climate accord. Erdogan’s threat brought further disarray to a summit that was marred by bilateral quarrels and strife over climate protection and trade. […] In a departure from final summit declarations that tend...
  • 40% of Americans Say Global Warming Can Cause Human Extinction, (T)

    07/08/2017 7:14:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/7/2017 | Penny Starr
    Four in 10 Americans — or 39 percent — think the odds for human extinction because of climate change or global warming are 50 percent or more. But the majority of Americans, or 58 percent, think the odds of human extinction because of climate change is less than 50 percent, revealing that climate change is not a topic of universal agreement in the United States. This divide is revealed in a Yale University report titled “Climate Change in the American Mind.” “More than half of Americans (58%) believe climate change is mostly human caused,” the Yale report states. “That’s the...
  • France's new 'climate plan': Sales of petrol and diesel vehicles to end by 2040

    07/06/2017 9:59:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 6 July 2017 14:56 CEST+02:00 | The Local/AFP
    France’s swashbuckling TV star turned environment minister Nicolas Hulot laid out France’s new “climate plan” intended to meet the ambitious targets of the Paris climate accord on Thursday and become carbon neutral by 2050. […] “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040,” Hulot said, calling it a “veritable revolution”. “The solutions are there,” Hulot said. “Our own manufacturers have what they need to support this promise”, adding that it all contributed to the “public health agenda”. Acknowledging that reaching the target would be “tough”, particularly for automakers, Hulot said that France’s car...
  • Trump plan would expand oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

    06/29/2017 9:54:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2017 6:07 PM EDT | Matthew Daly and Josh Boak
    The Trump administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for U.S. “energy dominance” in the global market. The Interior Department is rewriting a five-year drilling plan established by the Obama administration, with an eye toward opening areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that now are off-limits to drilling. It’s one of six initiatives that the president unveiled Thursday in hopes of generating more energy exports and jobs. “The golden era of American energy is now underway,” Trump said in a Thursday speech...
  • At Berlin summit, EU leaders vow to fight Trump on climate change

    06/29/2017 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 June 2017 16:45 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    European leaders vowed Thursday to defend the landmark Paris climate pact at a G20 summit next week, setting them on collision course with US President Donald Trump at what is expected to be a stormy meeting. Leaders of Germany, France, Italy and other EU economies acknowledged their long standing ties with Washington but said they would not give in on “existential” threats like global warming. They also stressed the importance of keeping markets open, warning that the protectionism and isolationism symbolized by Trump’s “America First” stance won’t solve global problems. On the biggest challenges, Europe was now “a reference point,”...
  • Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

    06/24/2017 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 June 2017 10:07 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a “crusade” to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. “It is absolutely imperative that we not make it a political issue,” he said. “This is not the right versus the left because there is no liberal air or conservative air. We all breathe the same air. There is no liberal water or conservative water; we all drink the same water,” the star of “The Terminator” movies said. …
  • Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

    06/19/2017 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2017 11:54 AM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Perry was asked Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” whether carbon emissions are primarily responsible for climate change and said no. He added that “the most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in.” …
  • California orders Volkswagen to build more electric-car charging stations in poor neighborhoods

    06/16/2017 7:06:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    business insider ^ | 15 June 2017 | Peter Henderson
    California legislators on Thursday tightened rules requiring Volkswagen to spend a portion of clean car infrastructure funds in disadvantaged communities, passing a bill as part of a budget package agreed with Governor Jerry Brown. The state's regulator, the Air Resources Board, last month told VW to "make every attempt" to invest 35 percent of the first 30-month investment cycle in disadvantaged communities disproportionately affected by air pollution.