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  • Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You

    04/06/2019 7:58:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 04 April 2019 | Paul Krugman
    There’s a lot we don’t know about the legacy Donald Trump will leave behind. And it is, of course, hugely important what happens in the 2020 election. But one thing seems sure: Even if he’s a one-term president, Trump will have caused, directly or indirectly, the premature deaths of a large number of Americans. Some of those deaths will come at the hands of right-wing, white nationalist extremists, who are a rapidly growing threat, partly because they feel empowered by a president who calls them “very fine people.” Some will come from failures of governance, like the inadequate response to...
  • Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks

    03/14/2019 7:56:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Antczak
    California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal dryness along the Oregon border and in parts of four southern counties amount to less than 7 percent of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly update. The conditions in the far south are because of very dry prior years, the monitor said, noting reservoirs...
  • Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

    02/26/2019 10:46:38 AM PST · by rktman · 92 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 2/25/2019 | Jonathan Watts
    It also magnifies the extreme weather it shelters us from. Taking in all stages of production, concrete is said to be responsible for 4-8% of the world’s CO2. Among materials, only coal, oil and gas are a greater source of greenhouse gases. Half of concrete’s CO2 emissions are created during the manufacture of clinker, the most-energy intensive part of the cement-making process.
  • Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon To Coincide With Total Lunar Eclipse This January

    12/27/2018 8:52:56 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 38 replies
    tech times ^ | Dec. 27, 2018 | Jester Valdez
    Sky watchers will welcome the New Year with an exciting phenomenon: a rare Super Blood Wolf Moon that will coincide with a total lunar eclipse. Another total lunar eclipse is happening almost a year after 2018 Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, only that it will not be a "blue" one this time around. The total lunar eclipse will be witnessed on the evening of Jan. 20 to 21 wherein the rare Super Blood Wolf Moon is going to pass through the northern half of Earth's shadow, according to meteorologist Scott Sutherland who revealed the news through The Weather Network....
  • 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...
  • The Earth again is in jeopardy, and powerful politicians have only a few years to save us

    10/10/2018 9:10:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/10/2019 | Jack Hellner
    The mainstream media's Russian collusion story, based on no actual evidence, has almost run its course. So have the sexual assault stories about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They never should have been printed because there was never any actual evidence or witnesses who said the assaults occurred. The economy is thriving instead of collapsing, which had been the prediction. Tax cuts are helping the entire economy instead of just the rich, as we were told. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not been fired, as we have been told (multiple times) would happen. Health care costs are stabilizing instead...
  • Tammy Bruce: Liberals still hysterical over Hillary Clinton's loss get their own 'disease'

    08/07/2018 9:33:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2018 | Tammy Bruce, The Washington Times
    A “feeling as though the world is going to end.” That could describe what millions of people could have experienced in the last 100 years. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sept. 11, the ISIS rampage throughout the world, all not only understandably evoked fear of the world ending, but all revolved around madness, war and genocide. But today that feeling is brought to liberals simply because their favorite lost an election. And strangely enough, it seems compounded with every good piece of news about the economy and the national security of the...
  • 2018 Earth Overshoot Day: We've just exhausted a year’s worth of the planet's resources

    08/01/2018 10:13:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 65 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | Ashley Williams
    Humans have used up more of Earth’s resources than it can regenerate within one year as of Aug. 1, 2018, according to the Global Footprint Network. This year's Earth Overshoot Day is the earliest ever. Last year’s Earth Overshoot Day fell on Aug. 2. The date, which was previously known as Ecological Debt Day, has occurred steadily earlier since 1971. That year, the date fell on Dec. 21. “We are using 1.7 Earths,” according to the Global Footprint Network’s website. “We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide...
  • Yellowstone Volcano latest: 100-FOOT fissure sparks URGENT park closure

    07/17/2018 8:16:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 119 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | 7/17/18 | Sean Martin
    A 100-foot fissure has opened up in the Grand Teton National Park – not far from the potentially catastrophic Yellowstone volcano. The giant crack in the Wyoming–based national park has prompted officials to shut down areas from tourists in case of landslides. The Grand Teton National Park said in a statement: “The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall. [...snip...] If it was seismic activity beneath Grand Teton which caused the fissure, it could be a sign that Yellowstone is reawakening. If the Wyoming volcano were to erupt an estimated 87,000 people...
  • A Collision in Space 466 Million Years Ago Is Still Hurling Asteroids at Earth

    07/05/2018 9:49:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | January 26, 2017 | Josh Hrala
    Astronomers have found that the majority of meteorites that regularly fall into Earth's atmosphere today are the result of an asteroid collision that took place 466 million years ago. Using chemical analysis from rock samples around the world, the team discovered that before that colossal collision, Earth experienced impacts from many different types of meteorite, meaning that our planet's history with meteorites is far more complex than we thought. After examining the chemical makeup of these chrome-spinels, the team found that 34 percent of the pre-collision micrometeorites were primitive achondrites, a type of meteorite that only makes up 0.45 percent...
  • Interstellar asteroid update [guess]: It’s a comet!

    06/28/2018 10:33:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    earthsky.org ^ | June 28, 2018 | Deborah Byrd
    `Oumuamua, pronounced oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah – is moving away from the sun faster than expected. The Hubble Space Telescope made the discovery, in cooperation with ground-based telescopes... The measured gain in ‘Oumuamua’s speed is tiny, these astronomers said. Plus, our sun is still trying to drag `Oumuamua back; that is, the sun’s gravity is still slowing down the object, though not as fast as predicted by celestial mechanics. Marco Micheli of the European Space Agency led the team that explored several scenarios to explain ‘Oumuamua’s faster-than-predicted speed. The most likely explanation is that `Oumuamua is venting material from its surface due to...
  • How Andrés Manuel López Obrador will remake Mexico

    06/28/2018 8:27:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    economist.com ^ | 6/28/2018 | Unk
    Mexican voters are so fed up with their ruling class that they are taking a chance on a populist. These events sum up what many Mexicans have long liked about Mr López Obrador, and what others fear. His concern for the poor and wish to improve their lot is sincere. However, Mr López Obrador has a shaky grasp of economics—urging some people not to pay their bills tends to drive up prices for everyone else, for example. And he has little respect for rules or institutions. This matters because Mr López Obrador is set to become Mexico’s president in an...
  • 'End of Days' for Hillary Campaign?

    04/07/2016 3:39:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "At the end of the day" has been voted the most irritating, hackneyed expression in the English language. If once in a while it slips into our speech, no big whoop. But in her interview on With All Due Respect today, when Hillary's political director, Amanda Renteria, used the expression twice in her very first answer, it caught this NewsBuster's attention. And so I found myself counting. Three, four--could this really go on? Yes! Five, and . . . a final sixth time before the interview finally ground to an end! Not to be too apocalyptic, but it has been...
  • Macron urges Germany to step up at 'historic moment' for EU

    05/11/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 10 May 2018 08:55 CEST+02:00
    France’s President Emmanuel Macron urged Germany to take on the mantle as a leading force reforming Europe at a “historic moment” for the bloc, hours before he was due to receive a key award Thursday for his efforts in boosting EU cohesion. With Berlin so far proving resistant to his flagship reform proposals for the European Union such as a common finance minister or budget, Macron stressed the importance for the bloc to speak with one voice. At a time when the United States is going its own way in ditching the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord,...
  • EPA poised to announce rejection of Obama vehicle fuel efficiency rules

    03/30/2018 6:03:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2018 | by David Shepardson
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to use a Virginia car dealership on Tuesday as the setting to tout its rejection of the Obama administration’s landmark vehicle fuel efficiency rules, a move that could put automakers in the middle of a battle between the Trump administration and California. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to sign a declaration by Sunday that the Obama administration’s vehicle efficiency rules for 2022 through 2025 are “not appropriate” and must be revised, Reuters reported last week. Pruitt is expected to speak at an event at a Chevrolet dealership in suburban Washington and will joined...
  • ‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

    02/13/2018 8:19:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By MICHELLE NIJHUIS
    On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. As the driver, Sam Jessup, and a documentary filmmaker, Deia Schlosberg, recorded events from the back seat. For months, he’d imagined his next actions: He would snip the padlock that secured the gate and approach the blunt length of vertical pipe in the center of the enclosure — the stem of a shut-off valve for the 2,700-mile-long Keystone Pipeline. What neither the sheriff’s department nor...
  • Think Tank Requests SEC Investigation of California Governments Worried About Climate Change

    02/02/2018 6:39:03 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    A free-market think tank is asking the Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation into possible bond fraud by local and municipal governments that claim they will be harmed by climate change. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) says a number of municipalities, most of them in California, are suing oil and gas companies for future damages because of climate change, and in doing so are often explicit in their forecasts of predicted sea-level rise and monetary damages. However, when those same cities sell bonds to investors, they're being far more generic in their claims of future catastrophe. "In their suits...
  • Oscars snub Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth sequel

    01/24/2018 10:39:41 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/24/2018 | rick moran
    Is climate change losing its luster as an issue for the Hollywood left? Or have so many "Inconvenient Truths" about global warming been debunked that it has forced Hollywood into an embarrassed silence? The sequel to Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth released in 2017 and titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, failed to pick up a single Oscar nomination. The 2006 film won "Best Documentary" and "Best Song."
  • France fails to meet targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    01/23/2018 12:01:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 23 January 2018 09:58 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France failed to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the government said Monday, just a month after President Emmanuel Macron warned that “we are losing the battle” against global warming. The environment ministry said the country emitted 463 tons of greenhouse gases, measured as carbon dioxide equivalents, or 3.6 percent more than its goal. It attributed the slip in part to lower oil prices, which can prompt people and businesses to consume more in areas such as transportation or heating. But emissions were down 15.3 percent from 1990 levels. […] … [T]he disappointing 2016 results show...
  • Scott Pruitt’s First Year Set The EPA Back Anywhere From A Few Years To 3 Decades

    01/20/2018 10:13:26 AM PST · by yoe · 78 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 20, 2018 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Shortly after taking office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt set out to permanently limit the agency’s regulatory power in what he billed as a “Back to Basics” agenda focusing on cleaning up toxic waste and providing safe drinking water ― but not curbing new industrial pollution.