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  • Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

    06/21/2018 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | By Livia Albeck-Ripka
    VINALHAVEN, Me. - At 3:30 in the morning on a Friday in late May, the lobstermen ate breakfast. Outside, their boats bobbed in the labradorite water, lit only by the dull yellow of streetlamps across the bay. It was windy, too windy for fishing, but one by one the island’s fishermen showed up at the Surfside cafe anyway. Over pancakes and eggs, they grumbled about the season’s catch to date. Some of the lobstermen said it was just too early in the season. Others feared that it was a sign of things to come. Since the early 1980s, climate change...
  • Global warming's infectious Trojan Horse: Animals moving north may bring new diseases

    06/21/2018 11:27:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | June 21, 2018 | By Joan Meiners
    Rising temperatures from climate change are driving animals northward into new environments, raising concerns that pathogens hitching a ride may bring new diseases -- especially to southern U.S. states, including Louisiana. The world's warmest and wettest climates are home to some of its most worrying diseases like dengue, yellow fever and malaria. Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states could become a portal through which new diseases enter the United States, carried in the bloodstream of northward-bound species, scientists say. The warning comes as an Associated Press analysis this week of temperature data shows widespread and faster warming over the past...
  • Climate Change Sparked the Border Migration Crisis

    06/21/2018 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21, 2018 | by TANYA BASU
    One factor causing migrants to risk everything - even potentially losing their children - to travel through the heat of summer in the dangerous desert and towards the barbed wire fences and tent cities springing up just south of the United States border: climate change. Many of the migrants being detained here now hail from what's referred variously as the Dry Corridor or the Northern Triangle, which consists of the three countries immediately south of Mexico: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The United Nations published a report in June 2016 that described the depth of the food insecurity crisis in...
  • Global warming, now brought to you by your local TV weathercaster

    06/20/2018 2:06:39 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/20/2018 | James Rainey
    The friendly neighborhood meteorologist — found in a 2010 poll to be more skeptical than the general public about global warming — has rapidly evolved to not only accept climate change but to share the news with audiences in hundreds of U.S. television markets.
  • Conflict, climate change choke efforts to cure poverty, inequality: U.N.

    06/20/2018 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Ellen Wulfhorst
    UNITED NATIONS - Climate change and conflict are forcing growing numbers of people to go hungry, flee their homes and lose critical access to water, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a look at progress in its global development goals. The number of hungry people has risen for the first time in a decade, and violence and conflict are causing food problems in 18 nations, the U.N. said in its assessment. Member nations of the U.N. adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 in a concerted effort to conquer poverty, inequality and other international woes by a 2030...
  • Opinion: Here’s How to Break the Impasse on Climate

    06/20/2018 1:17:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2018 | By Trent Lott and John Breaux
    As former leaders of our parties in the United States Senate, we know what it takes to achieve a bipartisan breakthrough in Congress. For all the talk of discord in Washington, we see the possibility of finding common ground on a divisive issue. As surprising as it may sound, climate change offers an opportunity for both parties to come together and deliver a victory - and cash dividends - to the American people. Congress should approve legislation to place a meaningful fee on carbon-dioxide emissions that ripples through all sectors of our economy, and return the revenues it generates to...
  • Climate change deniers tend to be old, white and racist, study finds

    06/20/2018 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Rob Waugh
    There’s a ‘type’ when it comes to climate change denial it turns out – and it’s a pretty simple one: old, white and racist. Researchers found that American voters with the highest levels of racial resentment were far more likely to dispute the idea of man-made climate change. Researcher Salil Benegal at DePauw University analysed data from American National Election Studies – and found that Republicans with high racial resentment scores were 84% likely to disagree with man-made climate change. Previous Pew research has shown that climate change deniers tend to be old and white. The scores were measured on...
  • Germany to miss 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target

    06/14/2018 11:01:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.13.2018 | amp/sms (Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    Germany is set to miss its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target by 8 percent, according to German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. The German government set itself the goal of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions until 2020 by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels, but a draft government report estimates that the country will only be able to reduce emissions by 32 percent. Officials had previously estimated a shortfall of 5 percent to 8 percent. The document blames “unexpected economic developments and unexpected population growth” for the failure to meet the target. Increased economic activity and strong population growth generally cause...
  • Berkeley Declares A ‘Climate Emergency,’ Calls For Population Control

    06/13/2018 7:46:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 105 replies
    Berkeley Declares A ‘Climate Emergency,’ Calls For Population Control 2:51 PM 06/13/2018 Michael Bastasch | Contributor The California city that was home to 1960s radicals and known for excessively liberal politics declared a “climate emergency” on Tuesday evening, backing policies to “humanely stabilize” the human population. The Berkeley City Council unanimously voted to mobilize other California governments “to initiate a just local, state, national, and global climate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.” The council’s resolution, introduced by Council Member Cheryl Davila, warned that man-made global warming was “driving a global fresh water scarcity crisis and the sixth mass...
  • Eating your greens could become more costly due to climate change

    06/12/2018 12:46:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2018 | by Lin Taylor
    LONDON - Keeping healthy could become more costly as climate change and water scarcity cause a huge drop in the global production of vegetables and legumes, scientists said on Monday. The amount of vegetables produced could fall by more than a third, especially in hot regions like southern Europe and swathes of Africa and South Asia, said researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. By analyzing studies across 40 countries, with some dating as far back as 1975, they found that hikes in greenhouses gases, water scarcity and global temperatures lowered the amount of vegetables and legumes...
  • Baobab tree deaths linked to climate change

    06/12/2018 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | June 12, 2018 | By Rory Smith
    Some of the oldest and biggest baobab trees in Africa have died recently, becoming the latest possible victims of climate change, according to a study published in the journal Nature Plants on Monday. The trees -- located in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia -- have died completely, or partly, according to the study. Some of them dated back to the times of the ancient Greeks. It's still unclear what is driving the baobab deaths. The authors believe that climate change is the culprit. "We suspect that the demise of monumental baobabs may be associated at least in part...
  • 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...
  • Leveraging MRTI’s Christian witness to climate change

    06/12/2018 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Presbyterian Outlook ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Kerri Allen
    We live in times where moral ambiguity can have devastating and even deadly consequences. When it comes to the reality of climate change, there is no ambiguity of the disastrous impact of human degradation of the planet. Just in the past two weeks, a Harvard University study estimates that over 4,500 lives were lost as a consequence of Hurricane Maria. Well over a decade following Hurricane Katrina, white New Orleans has recovered; black New Orleans has not. See a pattern here? The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable, as is this disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities throughout...
  • How climate change can cause depression, anxiety: ‘We will all be affected’

    06/12/2018 1:06:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Global News - Canada ^ | June 11, 2018 | By Dani-Elle Dubé
    Canada’s climate is getting hotter and wetter and it may have an impact on your mental health. That’s what experts are warning as Canada’s climate continues to shift dramatically, causing severe flooding in many parts of the country, and even droughts and fires in parts of the Prairies and the West Coast. It’s extreme weather events like those experienced in the 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray and the 2013 floods in Toronto that can trigger mental-health disorders such as anxiety and depression, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And while some may believe these events are few and far...
  • If We’re Lucky, This Innovation Will Nuke Climate Change Scaremongering

    06/11/2018 11:00:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/11/2018 | David Harsanyi
    A team of scientists at Harvard University and a company called Carbon Engineering announced this week that they’ve figured out a low-cost, industrial-scale method of pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Needless to say, it sounds like an exciting technology, which would, as The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer notes, “transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change.”To be fair, though, plenty of humans have argued that innovation, rather than widespread state-compelled behavior modification or top-down economic regimes like the ones the Left has proposed over the years, would eventually deal with climate change. This conviction was based...
  • G7 leaders to talk gender, oceans and climate change — Trump to skip out early (YEAH!)

    06/09/2018 3:57:59 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 39 replies
    CBC News ^ | 06/09/18 | John Paul Tasker
    After an opening day dominated by trade talk, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shift the G7 conversation to other pressing global issues on Saturday — climate change and empowering women — but at least one leader has opted to skip part of the day's meetings. U.S. President Donald Trump will leave La Malbaie, Que., early Saturday before G7 leaders are scheduled to have a working session on protecting the world's oceans and redoubling efforts to stave off catastrophic climate change. He will, however, take part in the gender-focused breakfast session billed by Canadian officials as a chance for leaders to...
  • Pope Francis Decries ‘Exodus of Climate Migrants and Environmental Refugees’

    06/08/2018 2:22:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis has once again denounced an “ecological crisis” sweeping the world, which is allegedly producing a “growing exodus of climate migrants and environmental refugees.” The pope’s words formed part of a message he sent to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and to the participants in an International Symposium titled “Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People,” taking place in Athens, Greece this week. Although the pope does not specify what he means by “a growing exodus of climate migrants and environmental refugees,” one must infer that he believes that significant numbers of...
  • Scientists Propose Plan to Suck CO2 Greenhouse Gas From Air, Turn Into Fuel

    06/08/2018 1:22:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 8, 2018 | By Dana Dovey
    Scientists announced they are on the cusp of perfecting technology that would pull CO2 from the air and convert it into a fuel source. The tool could help humans reverse some of the effects of global warming and perhaps give our planet a second chance. In a study published Thursday in Joule, scientists at the Canadian company Carbon Engineering explained their CO2 extraction plans. The machine works by sucking air into cooling towers, the. Once inside the towers, the CO2 comes into contact with a liquid that captures the gas. Once captured, the CO2 would then be used as the...
  • Trump to skip climate portion of G7 after Twitter spat with Macron and Trudeau

    06/07/2018 8:02:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2018 | Kevin Liptak, Michelle Kosinski and Jeremy Diamond,
    President Donald Trump plans to depart from this weekend's Group of 7 summit in Canada several hours early, the White House announced Thursday, punctuating an explosion of acrimony between Trump and his foreign counterparts on the eve of the talks. The White House said Trump would depart mid-morning on Saturday, skipping sessions on climate change and the environment. An aide will take his place, the White House said.
  • NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot’

    06/06/2018 1:07:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/18 | Aris Folley
    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he changed his mind on the existence of man-made climate change because he “read a lot.” “I heard a lot of experts, and I read a lot,” Bridenstine told the Washington Post on Tuesday. “I came to the conclusion myself that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that we've put a lot of it into the atmosphere and therefore we have contributed to the global warming that we've seen. And we've done it in really significant ways.” The former congressman from Oklahoma had long denied the scientific consensus on climate change and said in a...