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  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    04/16/2014 5:13:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2014 | by Cal Thomas
    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns. This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn’t getting through. What to do? Why, shout louder, of course. A recent story in the New York Times sought to help alarmists raise the decibel level: “The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that the situation is now critical, experts appointed by the United Nations reported...
  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not consensus science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. The problem there is obvious: By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a...
  • Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say

    04/16/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 4/16/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on.
  • Keystone report can't have it both ways

    04/15/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Sheldon Whitehouse (M-RI) and Henry A. Waxman (M-CA)
    For all the noise about the State Department's final environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline being a "blow" to pipeline opponents, the report contains more than enough information for Secretary of State John Kerry -- a respected environmental champion -- to conclude that the pipeline is not in the national interest. Although you have to dig a bit, the report recognizes the dangers associated with the tar sands fuel that the pipeline would transport. Kerry's obligation is to determine what is in the national interest. For all its flaws, the report acknowledges that the tar sands that would get...
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/15/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | By DENIS D. GRAY
    --snip-- BANGKOK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday -- the first comprehensive one of its kind - says that only 10 killers of 908 environmental activists slain around the world over the past decade have been convicted. The report by the London-based Global Witness, a group that seeks to shed light on the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, says murders of those protecting land rights and the environment have soared dramatically.
  • Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

    04/14/2014 4:55:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 14, 2014 | by John Roach
    International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky. A body of scientists convened under the auspices of the United Nations is giving more weight to the idea that vacuuming vast stores of CO2 from the skies and burying it in the ground may be necessary to limit the temperature rise to the internationally agreed safe level of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels. The plan's not quite like a giant thermostat for the whole globe, but the metaphor's not completely off either.
  • Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

    04/12/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | April 12, 2014 | by MAANVI SINGH
    Correction April 12, 2014 An earlier version of this story said that the methane emissions associated with livestock come from their farts. In fact, most of those methane emissions come from belches. Sorry to ruin your appetite, but it's time to talk about cow belches. Humans the world over are eating meat and drinking milk — some of us a little less, some of us a lot more, than years past. Farmers are bringing more and more cows into the world to meet demand, and with them escapes more methane into the atmosphere. In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for...
  • Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

    04/10/2014 4:37:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER
    BERLIN — It’s Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space. Called geoengineering, it’s considered mad science by opponents. Supporters say it would be foolish to ignore it, since plan A — slashing carbon emissions from fossil fuels — is moving so slowly. The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is under pressure from both sides this week as it considers whether geoengineering should be part of the tool-kit that governments use to keep global warming in check.
  • Obama targets climate change in wildfire strategy

    04/09/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | By Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration released a comprehensive strategy document Wednesday aimed at reducing wildfires, which it says are being exacerbated by climate change. The strategy recommends preventive measures like controlled burns, municipal and state zoning to reduce the effects of sprawl and incorporating watersheds into local management plans. “As climate change spurs extended droughts and longer fire seasons, this collaborative wildfire blueprint will help us restore forests and rangelands to make communities less vulnerable to catastrophic fire,” said Jack Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.
  • Battle Plan for Climate Change: How to Cut Greenhouse Gases

    04/09/2014 4:15:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 9, 2014 | by Dan Vergano
    Trust in technology: That seems to be the underlying message of a coming report from the world's top panel on climate change. Scheduled for release on Sunday, the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will point to many possible ways - from burying greenhouse gases to going nuclear to encouraging biofuel production—to save humanity from the ravages of climate change. "I think we will see that there are a wide number of paths we can take to get to the mountaintop we want to reach," says economist James Edmonds. "We just have to pick what mountaintop we all want,...
  • Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science

    04/07/2014 3:16:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Accuracy varies significantly across major cable news outlets. All of them can take steps to improve their coverage of climate science. To gauge how accurately these networks inform their audiences about climate change, UCS analyzed the networks' climate science coverage in 2013 and found that each network treated climate science very differently. Fox News was the least accurate; 72 percent of its 2013 climate science-related segments contained misleading statements. CNN was in the middle, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. MSNBC was the most accurate, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements * Mutual acceptance...
  • Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Baby Deer in France

    04/02/2014 9:59:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 2, 2014 | BY JAMES ENG
    Will a warming world eventually kill off roe deer in France? That question is being raised in light of new research indicating that the animals are having a hard time adapting to climate change. In a study published Tuesday in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, researchers tracked the births and subsequent survival of roe deer fawns in France's Champagne region. They noted that spring vegetation on which the adult deer depend for food was starting to flourish two weeks earlier that it did nearly three decades ago, due to gradual warming. But although spring was arriving earlier, the animals' birth...
  • Global Warming Impacts Widespread, U.N. Panel Says

    03/31/2014 9:10:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 31, 2014 | By GAUTAM NAIK
    Climate change is having a big impact on both the earth's natural systems and how people live, according to the most comprehensive assessment of the threat of a warming planet done so far. The second part in a four-part report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the problem will become increasingly difficult to manage, with possible threats to everything from the food supply to coral reefs and low-lying coastal areas. "The striking feature of observed impacts is that they are occurring from the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the...
  • Climate change could cost more than $100 billion a year

    03/31/2014 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2014 | By By Ivana Kottasova
    Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United Nations panel of experts said Monday. A report by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says that a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius will wipe out up to 2% of the world's income by 2050. "If we get up to 4 degrees temperature rise, which most scientists now expect would happen if we carry on emitting greenhouse gasses as we do, then the cost could be much more severe," Chris Hope, a climate change researcher at Cambridge University...
  • Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

    03/30/2014 5:44:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 30, 2014 | by Matt McGrath
    Scientists and officials meeting in Japan have published the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world. Members of the UN's climate panel say that their report provides overwhelming evidence of the scale of these effects. Natural systems are bearing the brunt right now but the scientists fear a growing impact on humans. Our health, homes, food and safety are all likely to be threatened by rising temperatures, the summary says. Speaking to journalists at a news conference in Yokohama to launch the report, Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, said that,...
  • Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

    03/30/2014 5:33:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2014 | by Justin Willis
    YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science, concluded that ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Arctic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying, coral reefs are dying, and fish and many other creatures are migrating toward the poles or...
  • World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says

    03/29/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 29, 2014 | by Brian Clark Howard
    On Monday morning in Japan, the world's leading body of climate scientists will release a major report on the impacts of climate change, with the goal of spurring world leaders to act more decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "Observed impacts of climate change are widespread and consequential," the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) write in a draft version of the new report. The new report is expected to show that "today's choices are going to significantly affect the risk that climate change will pose for the rest of the century," says Kelly LeWanker, a scientist...
  • City of Little Rock encourages participation in Earth Hour

    03/26/2014 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    KATV News ^ | March 26, 2014 | By Rusty Mizell
    The City of Little Rock is encouraging residents and businesses to join millions world-wide to raise awareness about climate change by switching off non-essential lighting for Earth Hour – Saturday March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Little Rock is one of more than 7,000 cities and towns around the world expected to take part in the world's largest voluntary environmental action. "As good stewards of the environment, we encourage Little Rock residents, businesses and organizations to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday by turning off all non-essential lights," said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. "The City has made...
  • Shifts in rainfall, not warming pause, slow sea level rise

    03/23/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Heavy rains from the Amazon to Australia have curbed sea level rise so far this century by shifting water from the oceans to land, according to a study that rejects theories that the slowdown is tied to a pause in global warming. Sea level rise has been one of the clearest signs of climate change - water expands as it warms and parts of Greenland and Antarctica are thawing, along with glaciers from the Himalayas to the Alps. But in a puzzle to climate scientists, the rate slowed to 2.4 millimeters (0.09 inch) a year from 2003 to 2011 from...
  • The climate change deniers have won

    03/23/2014 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Nick Cohen
    ... David Cameron, who once promised that if you voted blue you would go green, now appoints Owen Paterson, a man who is not just ignorant of environmental science but proud of his ignorance, as his environment secretary. George Osborne, who once promised that his Treasury would be "at the heart of this historic fight against climate change", now gives billions in tax concessions to the oil and gas industry, cuts the funds for onshore wind farms and strips the Green Investment Bank of the ability to borrow and lend All of which is a long way of saying that...
  • Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

    03/23/2014 5:48:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Robin McKie
    Flooding, famine and rising sea levels will put hundreds of millions at risk in one of the world's most vulnerable regions. People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the most vulnerable on Earth to the impact of global warming, the UN states. The report – Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – makes it clear that...
  • Mythical Climate Change Consensus Hits An Iceberg

    03/22/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Junk Science: Climate change "deniers," as global warm-mongers call those who think empirical evidence is more reliable than computer models, may soon count among their number a 50,000-strong body of physicists. At the risk of being accused of embracing what alarmists call the flat-earth view of climate change, the American Physical Society has appointed a balanced, six-person committee to review its stance on so-called climate change that includes three distinguished skeptics: Judith Curry, John Christy and Richard Lindzen. Their credentials are impressive. Christy is director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and was a...
  • Tech giants commit to helping Obama spread word on climate change

    03/19/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is getting some help from the country's tech giants in his effort to show Americans how climate change will affect their communities. The Obama administration thinks that local data, which may have a real-world effect on Americans' lives, will provide a convincing argument for steps to prevent climate change. The risk rising sea levels have on individual communities will be the focus of a new website,, which uses government data to put environmental changes in context. The White House also called on tech companies to develop tools for Americans to better get a grasp on how...
  • WH To Launch Website On Climate Change To Help ‘America’s Communities To Prepare For The Future’

    03/19/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Kukil Bora
    The White House will launch a new online initiative on Wednesday that will provide users access to climate data to spread awareness about the effects of global warming in an effort to improve climate-change preparedness across the country. As part of the initiative, the Obama administration will make federal data on climate change accessible to citizens, businesses and local governments in a new section within the website -- called -- that will be jointly run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and NASA.
  • How modern global warming science took form

    03/16/2014 6:33:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Pravda ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Gary Novak
    The foundation publications for modern global warming science meet no criteria for valid science. Methodologies are not given, measurements are not made and evidence is not described. Instead, preposterous fantasies on atmospheric studies are glibly mentioned with self-contradictory blather. The studies consist of nothing but a desired end point with fictitious methods of deriving the result. --SNIP-- There is nothing but modeling in global warming analysis, the simple reason being that the complexities and randomness of the atmosphere are totally out of reach of the science that can be applied. Only modeling is obscure enough to evade accountability to outsiders...
  • Al Gore speaks on drastic climate change at SA talk

    03/13/2014 1:36:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Mail & Guardian (South Africa) ^ | March 13, 2014 | by SIPHO KINGS
    Al Gore, the former American vice-president and Nobel Peace prize winner, spoke on the second day of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Johannesburg on Thursday. The event drew environmental thinkers and activist wankers from around the continent. The corps is a global movement to teach people about climate change and help them adapt to a changing world. In his presentation, Gore gave an overview of how humans were driving climate change and how it was affecting conditions around the world right now. "Whenever any important question is ultimately resolved into a choice between right and wrong, the outcome...
  • How curbing climate change can prevent Russia from becoming a superpower

    03/12/2014 7:52:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | By Matthew Fleischer
    --BIG SNIP-- Putin has said that "two or three degrees" of climate change could be good for Russia, in that it would reduce heating costs and increase crop yields. Of course Russia will face harsh consequences from global warming as well. Wildfires and drought have hit the country hard in recent years -- trends that will likely only worsen as the planet continues to heat up. So for all you out there blasé about climate change, you may want to take a long hard look at your position -- because it doesn’t take that much effort to see a post-global...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

    03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh
    The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate. The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasn’t solely the product of Genghis’s will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were...
  • Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

    03/02/2014 8:41:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    CNET ^ | February 28, 2014 | by Nick Statt
    In his job as Apple CEO, Tim Cook is mostly known for having a demeanor that's in some ways antithetical to that of Steve Jobs. Instead of bombast and bold claims, Cook's soothing Southern-tinged speech and steely temperament have marked him as a man whose head could be nothing but level. That is, unless you're a shareholder who thinks climate change is bogus.
  • Bone Chilling: 'Catastrophic' Winter Blast Wipes Out Power in South

    02/12/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 12, 2014 | BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON AND DANIEL ARKIN
    An army of emergency crews were gearing up for battle Wednesday with a vicious — and rare — ice storm in Georgia that had already cut off power for thousands of customers and left the streets of Atlanta looking like a sci-fi wasteland. More than 70,000 customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and the Carolinas were without power early Wednesday. But Georgia was bearing the brunt of the wicked weather, with nearly 40,000 customers in the dark Wednesday, while emergency planners urged drivers across the state to stay off “deceptively dangerous” roads.
  • Dems Want Networks To Manipulate Climate Coverage Like BBC

    01/16/2014 9:26:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Senate Democrats want TV networks to promote climate-change hysteria and follow the lead of Britain's state broadcasting company, which sent its top executives to a green propaganda training seminar. The mainstream media, long a house organ for Democrats, are about to come under pressure by Senate Democrats led by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, who are gathering signatures from colleagues on a letter to the networks telling them they're ignoring global warming, according to a report in the National Journal. They are seeking to impose sort of a climate change "fairness doctrine" designed to ignore...
  • Mass. to give $50m for storm, flood protection (Climate Change)

    01/14/2014 3:20:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 14, 2014 | By Erin Ailworth
    Governor Deval Patrick will commit more than $50 million on Tuesday to help Massachusetts communities and utilities prepare for and protect themselves from the increasing number of destructive storms and rising sea levels blamed on climate change. This is the first time the state has awarded these funds, which are partially financed by payments that retail electricity suppliers must make if they fail to procure enough power from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Power plants that burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas are considered among the major producers of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases...
  • Global Warming Fanatics Trapped In Antarctic Sea Ice

    01/01/2014 10:51:23 AM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 1, 2014 | IND EDITORIALS
    Cold Climate: In an event chock-full of bitterly cold irony, perhaps even Al Gore has noticed that multiple icebreakers couldn't free a boat stuck in Antarctic ice that global warming was supposed to have melted. Few of the media reports on the plight of the Russian-flagged research vessel MV Akademik Schokalskiy have noted the irony of a ship full of climate scientists getting stuck in an Antarctic ice sheet so thick that early attempts at breaking through the ice to free them were failures. "We're stuck in our own experiment," the Australasian Antarctic Expedition said in a statement. "We came...
  • Antarctic ice breaker now stuck [Rescuing Liberals Trying to prove Global Warming! Oh, the irony!]

    12/28/2013 6:42:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Aysor ^ | 12/28/13
    South Pole weather has stymied a rescue by a Chinese icebreaker trying to reach an expedition vessel trapped for the past four days in frozen seas, a ship officer told CNN Friday. The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, was just six nautical miles away from the rescue, but now it's stuck in an Antarctica ice floe, too... "The vessel is fine, it's safe and everyone on board is very well," expedition leader Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at University of New South Wales in Australia told CNN. "Morale is really high."... The expedition to gauge the...
  • FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY… Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Will Be Ice Free in 5 Years

    12/14/2013 7:56:32 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”
  • Climate Change Affects Ultrasonic Bat Signals For Better, Worse

    12/10/2013 5:22:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 10, 2013 | By Helen Thompson
    Although bats are nocturnal, they’re hardly flying blind. Most bats see with sound thanks to echolocation: They emit ultrasonic calls that bounce back off physical objects in front of them. Echolocation allows bats to stalk their insect and plant prey and also keeps them from flying into houses, trees, and telephone poles. But a changing climate could hamper the ability of some bat species to hunt effectively using sound, according to a new study. "Bats calling at low frequencies will hear echoes from an object further away than bats calling at high frequencies," says study co-author Holger Goerlitz, a biologist...
  • Fire And Ice - Volcanoes, Not CO2, Melt West Antarctic

    12/10/2013 4:42:46 PM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Researchers have discovered a chain of smoldering active volcanoes under the West Antarctic ice sheet — which happens to be the ice sheet that climate hysterics say is proof of man-caused global warming. The 2004 science fiction movie "The Day After Tomorrow" — and the operative word here is "fiction" — opened with a portion of the West Antarctic ice sheet shearing off as a prelude to planetary doom. But if the researchers depicted in the film had looked deep into the widening crevice, they might have noticed a string of active volcanoes lurking under nearly a mile...
  • Panel Says Global Warming Risks Sudden, Deep Changes

    12/03/2013 5:46:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2013 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. “The reality is that the climate is changing,” said James W. C. Wanker, a paleoclimatologist at the University of Colorado Boulder who headed the committee on abrupt impacts of climate change. “It’s going to continue to happen, and it’s going to be part of everyday life for centuries to come...
  • 63 Percent Chance Weather Predictors Are Skeptics on Global Warming

    11/25/2013 3:45:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 25, 2013 | John Ransom
    A new survey from the American Meteorological Society contains more bad news for global warming alarmist: people who actually get paid for accurately predicting weather are increasingly skeptical about whether global warming is man-made or natural or whether global warming is occurring at all. The survey is the result of increasing tension amongst meteorologists regarding global warming. “There has been tension in recent years among AMS members who hold different views on climate change,” explains the AMS in the introduction to the new report. “Some members have expressed that their views – which question the view that human-caused global...
  • As Arctic ice melts, U.S. military adapting strategy, forces

    11/24/2013 4:43:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2013 | By Phil Stewart
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the Pentagon's first Arctic strategy to guide changes in military planning as rapidly thawing ice reshapes global commerce and energy exploration, possibly raising tensions along the way. Ice on the Arctic Ocean shrank last year to its lowest levels since satellite observations began in the 1970s, and many experts expect it will vanish in summers by mid-century due to climate change.
  • Final push in troubled UN climate talks

    11/22/2013 7:17:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    AFP News ^ | November 22, 2013
    Bleary-eyed ministers began a final push on Friday to lay the groundwork at UN climate talks in Warsaw for a new, global deal to stave off planetary disaster. On current emissions trends, scientists warn the Earth could face warming of 4.0 C or higher -- a recipe for catastrophic storms, droughts, floods and land-gobbling sea-level rise. Another point of contention is money. Developing nations are challenging wealthy countries to show how they intend to honour a 2009 pledge to muster up to $100 billion (74 billion euros) by 2020, up from $10 billion a year from 2010 to 2012. Rich...
  • Activists Walk out of UN Climate Talks

    11/21/2013 3:38:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21, 2013 | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA and KARL RITTER
    Hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate talks on Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the lack of results. Wearing "Polluters talk, we walk" T-shirts, the activists streamed out of Warsaw's National Stadium, where rich and poor countries were arguing over who should do what to fight global warming. Negotiations have been bogged down by disputes over financing to help poor countries develop their economies in a cleaner way than the West did and cope with rising sea levels, desertification and other impacts of global warming.
  • Democrats recruit pro sports leagues for climate push

    11/21/2013 5:59:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | November 21, 2013 | By Andrew Restuccia
    Democrats in Congress are recruiting a varsity squad of sports officials to help make the case for action on climate change. Rep. Henry Waxman of California and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island are slated to meet Thursday with officials from most of the country’s major sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the National Football League. They will discuss “the effects of climate change on sporting activities and the work these organizations are doing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” according to a statement.
  • Climate talks bog down in rich-poor split

    11/20/2013 8:02:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN World ^ | November 20, 2013 | By Matt Smith
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged developed nations to "lead by example" Wednesday as a climate change conference bogged down over support for poor nations trying to adapt to a warming world. The two-week conference in Poland's capital, Warsaw, opened with a hunger strike by the top delegate from the typhoon-battered Philippines. A study released Tuesday by researchers at Britain's East Anglia University found greenhouse gas emissions will top 39 billion tons in 2013. The rate of increase has slowed, but the improvement is a drop in the bucket by global standards. U.N. members have committed to setting up a $100...
  • World set to heat up despite clean-energy efforts: IEA

    11/12/2013 9:03:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    AFP News ^ | November 12, 2013
    Global warming is set to heat up with temperatures rising to nearly twice targets set by the United Nations, the International Energy Agency warned on Tuesday. This is despite pushes towards energy efficiency and a raft of international pledges to curb global warming, the IEA said. The talks and the IEA's gloomy forecast come just as the world comes to grips with the aftermath of the devastating typhoon in the Philippines with over 10,000 people feared dead. Scientists say the frequency storms of such murderous power will only increase with the rise in the earth's temperature.
  • UN panel issues corrections for climate report

    11/12/2013 8:56:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    AFP News ^ | November 12, 2013
    UN climate scientists have issued corrections to the summary of a key report on global warming issued in September. "Errors... were discovered by the authors of the report after its approval and acceptance" by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC said on Monday. The panel issued six corrections to the summary for policymakers (SPM) in the first tome of the much-awaited Fifth Assessment Report. The fixes mainly make slight increases or reductions in figures for estimates of historic emissions of greenhouse gases. Predictions of the likely temperature rise this century and other core forecasts are not affected.
  • What Is About To Happen To Earth? – ISON vs Nibiru – Trumpets Of Revelation

    10/26/2013 7:16:24 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 186 replies ^ | Sunday, September 29, 2013 | Rev Michelle Hopkins
    Rev. Michelle Hopkins has two videos that are worth your time to consider things that are happening now. Rev. Hopkins talks aboutwhere ISON is coming from, what its expected trajectory is, the debris it is leaving in it’s trail and how the expected trajectory is nothing more than a guess.Can we really trust the experts to tell us or to even know, exactly where Ison will go after it reappears after passing around the sun. Has the Bible got your attention?WHAT is ABOUT to HAPPEN to EARTH ??? ISON - TRUMPETS OF REVELATION - Part 1 WHAT is ABOUT to...
  • Global warming linked to wildfires: UN climate chief

    10/22/2013 4:45:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    AFP News ^ | October 22, 2013
    Wildfires are "absolutely" linked to global warming and increasingly intense heatwaves, the UN climate chief has said, as bushfires burned out of control in Australia. Asked in an interview with CNN if there was a link between climate and wildfires, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said "yes there is, absolutely". "The World Meteorological Organization has not established a direct link between this wildfire and climate change yet," Figueres said. "But what is absolutely clear is the science is telling us that there are increasing heatwaves in Asia, Europe, and Australia,...
  • Climate change panel features varying perspectives with common goal

    10/19/2013 8:04:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | October 18, 2013 | by Joel Witt
    Three University of Wisconsin professors who feel climate change is a straightforward and undeniable issue that needs to be tackled outlined the implications of global warming on human and environmental health at a panel held Thursday. “There is no doubt as to the effect of humans on the environment,” McKinley said. “We need to decarbonize at a rate of 5 percent or 6 percent per year,” Nemet said. “You can’t deny that people are burning coal. It’s cheap, domestic and extremely carbon intensive.” Nemet said regulations on energy production will help new plants to focus on energy production methods other...
  • Radical climate change just around the corner: study

    10/09/2013 3:04:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    AFP News ^ | October 9, 2013
    Earth may experience a radically different climate already within 34 years, forever changing life as we know it, said a study Wednesday. "The results shocked us," lead author Camilo Mora-Wanker of the University of Hawaii's geography department said of the findings. "Within my generation, whatever climate we are used to will be a thing of the past."