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  • When Turned Into Music, Climate Change Sounds Alarmingly Beautiful

    12/17/2018 1:21:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    KCTS 9 - PBS Local ^ | December 17, 2018 | by Sarah Hoffman
    While doing field work in the Arctic, University of Washington doctoral candidate Judy Twedt could see the impact of sea level rise, carbon emissions and rapidly disappearing sea ice firsthand. But communicating the urgency of that data to people outside the bubble of the scientific world remained a struggle. She found the answer in music. Twedt sonifies climate data — basically, she makes iconic or meaningful data sets audible by translating each data point into a note. When CO2 rises on a graph curve, the notes react by becoming high and screechy. As sea ice disappears, one hand replicates the...
  • Follow the (climate change) money

    12/16/2018 4:14:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/16/18 | Stephen Moore
    **SNIP** How big is the Climate Change Industrial Complex today? Surprisingly, no one seems to be keeping track of all the channels of funding. A few years ago Forbes magazine went through the federal budget and estimated about $150 billion in spending on climate change and green energy subsidies during President Obama’s first term. That didn’t include the tax subsidies that provide a 30 percent tax credit for wind and solar power —so add to those numbers about $8 billion to $10 billion a year. Then add billions more in costs attributable to the 29 states with renewable energy mandates...
  • Holy See Pushes Urgent Action on Climate Change

    12/12/2018 3:42:27 PM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Zenit ^ | December 12, 2018
    Msgr. Bruno-Marie Duffé – secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and coordinator of the Holy See delegation led by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State – at a press conference on Wednesday, December 12, stated strongly the Holy See urgent call for ambition, action, and true solidarity. The event was held in connection with the COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland. Msgr. Duffé reiterated the messages from Laudato Si’ that this is one crisis, with economic, social and financial aspects. The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ encourages nations to listen attentively to the cry of the earth,...
  • NYT op-ed writer Krugman: U.S. part of a new 'axis of evil' with Russia, Saudi Arabia [idiot]

    12/13/2018 3:42:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Economist Paul Krugman warned of a new “axis of evil” this week that includes Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the U.S. Former President George W. Bush once spoke of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” due to the actions of dictatorial regimes, long trains of humanitarian abuses and gulags. The new trifecta of evil, Mr. Krugman says, earn the designation for resisting reports on the severity of climate change. “There’s a new axis of evil: Russia, Saudi Arabia — and the United States,” the New York Times columnist tweeted Monday while sharing a piece by The Washington...
  • Protesting carbon taxes with the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests)

    12/13/2018 4:25:11 PM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 12/13/2018 | Craig Rucker
    The Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) represent a broad cross section of French rural, working and middle classes. They are butchers, bakers and automobile makers. They are the folks who grow the food, drive the trucks, build the buildings and fix what breaks. They are France. They have had enough....Climate taxes on fuel to pay for inefficient, variable wind and solar power and other climate fantasies are wasteful job killers, and the folks in the yellow vests know it. They refuse to redistribute more of what they earn through their long, hard labor … in the name of global warming.
  • Trump Trolls UN Climate Summit With Event Promoting Oil, Coal

    12/10/2018 8:45:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 10 December 2018 | Alex Newman
    KATOWICE, POLAND — The Trump administration held an event at the United Nations “COP 24” climate summit to promote the continued use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and particularly American innovation and energy exports. Obviously, the panel discussion by U.S. officials and the subject itself sparked outrage among man-made global-warming theorists at the UN seeking to restrict access humanity's access to cheap and reliable electricity, many of whom held a loud protest inside the venue during the event. But the message from the U.S. government came through loud and clear: So-called fossil fuels are here to stay,...
  • Poland's 'Solidarity' union joins forces with US climate change skeptics...........

    12/10/2018 8:29:24 PM PST · by caww · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/10/2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Poland’s Solidarity labor union has joined forces with climate skeptics from America to call for “a restoration of the Scientific Method and the dismissal of ideological dogma” in the study of climate change as part of a joint declaration the union has submitted to the United Nations in partnership with a U.S.-based free-market think tank. Dominik Kolorz, president of Solidarity in Poland’s Silesian region; and James Taylor, a senior follow for environment and energy policy with the Heartland Institute — makes the point that “there is no scientific consensus on the main causes and consequences of climate change.” The Heartland...
  • Warming Nazi Tom Steyer thinks it’s time to force all Americans to accept ‘climate change’ dogma...

    12/10/2018 8:35:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | December 10, 2018 | National Sentinel
    FULL TITLE: Warming Nazi Tom Steyer thinks it’s time to force all Americans to accept ‘climate change’ dogma or else (Video) (National Sentinel) Totalitarian: It’s comical in a way to hear the Left accuse POTUS Donald Trump of being an “authoritarian” who has no regard for the rule of law or the will of the people because really, they are describing themselves. Case in point: Billionaire Tom Steyer, touted as a potential Democratic presidential contender in 2020, wants to force all Americans to live a substandard life by surrendering anything and everything that might create a whisp of exhaust. And...
  • US undermining 'last chance' climate talks, experts charge

    12/10/2018 3:59:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Collusion "News" Network ^ | Updated 5:18 PM ET, Mon December 10, 2018 | John D. Sutter, Mark Tutton and Nick Paton Walsh,
    Katowice, Poland (CNN)The American delegation came to promote coal. And the kids laughed in their faces. That was the bizarre and symbolic scene that unfolded Monday at the UN COP24 climate talks at a spaceship-shaped conference center in Polish coal country. The nations of the world are meeting here to hash out a "rulebook" to help ensure the viability of humanity -- preventing runaway global warming from causing even greater calamity in the form of superstorms, searing droughts and deadly heat waves. That work, which follows up on the 2015 Paris Agreement, is seen as more critical now than ever....
  • We Stand Before 'Challenge of Civilization', Card. Parolin Says at U.N. Climate Change Conference

    12/08/2018 6:29:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | 12/4/18 | CNS
    The Vatican challenged countries gathered for the 24th U.N. Climate Change Conference to focus on the needs of the present and the future as it worked to take swift action. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, addressed the conference, COP24, in Katowice, Poland, Dec. 3 and told participants, "We are standing before a challenge of civilization for the benefit of the common good." "The Katowice meeting has the fundamental task of developing the Paris Agreement Work Program. This document should be a solid set of guidelines, rules and institutional mechanisms, aimed at facilitating a fair and efficient implementation of...
  • Trump EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal

    12/06/2018 6:52:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2018 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants. The latest Trump administration targeting of legacy Obama administration efforts to slow climate change comes in the wake of multiplying warnings from the agency’s scientists and others about the accelerating pace of global warming. In a ceremony Thursday at the agency, acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposal to dismantle a 2015 rule that any new coal power plants include cutting-edge techniques to capture...
  • Migrants don't bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says

    12/06/2018 8:44:39 AM PST · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | Maggie Fox
    People who oppose immigration often argue that migrants bring disease with them, and that they then become a burden to health systems in their new countries because they’re so sick. But that's not true, a team of experts argued in a new report released Wednesday. In fact, they point out that immigrants make up a significant portion of the healthcare work forces in their new homelands. "There is no evidence to show that migrants are spreading disease," said Dr. Paul Spiegel, who directs the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. "That is a false argument...
  • Climate Change Alarmism Is The World’s Leading Cause Of Hot Gas

    12/05/2018 5:03:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5 Dec, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Even as anti-gas tax riots raged in France this week, the naturalist David Attenborough warned a crowd at a United Nations climate change summit in Poland that the “collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” UN General Assembly President Maria Espinosa told the media that “mankind” was “in danger of disappearing” if climate change is allowed to progress at its current rate. Speakers, who flew in to swap doomsday stories and partake of the meat-heavy menu, advocated for radical changes to avoid this imminent environmental apocalypse. These days, “the point...
  • Wartsila Unveils Lifeboats for Buildings to Highlight Need for Climate Change Action.

    12/04/2018 6:06:56 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 39 replies
    gcaptain/wartsila ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Mike Schuler
    As part of campaign highlighting the need for immediate action to reduce the impacts of fossil fuel-driven climate change, Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has unveiled a controversial idea that envisions lifeboats for buildings on land in flood-prone areas.
  • Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures

    12/03/2018 4:59:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    ap ^ | 12/3/2018 | FRANK JORDANS and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — As leaders attending the U.N.’s annual climate summit heard fresh warnings about the dire consequences of leaving global warming unchecked, a new issue emerged Monday as a pressing concern: how to persuade millions of workers their industry can’t have a future if humanity is to have one.Hosting the talks in the heart of its coal region of Silesia, Poland tried to set the tone for the two-week meeting by promoting the idea of a “just transition” for miners and other workers facing layoffs as countries adopt alternative energy sources. “We are trying to save the world...
  • In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

    12/03/2018 1:40:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Henry Fountain and Steve Eder
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears. Aside from a Native village at its northern tip, civilization has not dented its 19 million acres, an area the size of South Carolina. There are no roads and no visitors beyond the occasional hunter and backpacker. But the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a federally protected place of austere beauty that during a recent flyover was painted white by heavy snowfall — is...
  • California wildfires released one year's worth of power pollution

    12/02/2018 8:41:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Forest fires in California this year released carbon emissions equivalent to the amount produced to power the state's electricity for one year, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The wildfires, including last month's record-breaking fires in Northern and Southern California, released 68 million tons of carbon dioxide as they incinerated huge swaths of land and destroyed thousands of homes this year. That is roughly the same amount of carbon emissions typically produced to power the entire state for a year, according to a statement from the Interior Department on Friday. "We know that wildfires can...
  • Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere

    12/02/2018 1:08:15 PM PST · by ETL · 18 replies
    phys.org/news ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Ellen Gray, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
    A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a "detergent" to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new NASA research. Understanding its role in the atmosphere is critical for determining the lifetime of methane, a powerful contributor to climate change. The hydroxyl (OH) radical, a molecule made up of one hydrogen atom, one oxygen atom with a free (or unpaired) electron is one of the most reactive gases in the atmosphere and regularly breaks down other gases, effectively ending...
  • Migrant caravan shows the destabilizing effect of climate change

    11/29/2018 4:39:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | — 11/29/18 05:30 PM EST | TIM LYDON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    The estimated 5,000 impoverished Central Americans now pressed against our southern border have triggered a U.S. military deployment, strain on Tijuana’s social services, and heated immigration debate. But unfortunately, almost no one is talking about climate change, a root cause of the migration. Similar to California’s Camp Fire and recent severe hurricanes, we must recognize the caravan as a byproduct of climate change and a small preview of humanitarian crises to come.
  • CNN's Sciutto on climate change: 'We don’t want to be slowly burned to death'

    11/28/2018 6:04:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Joe Concha
    CNN anchor Jim Sciutto issued a stark warning on Wednesday morning against the effects of climate change, stating during a newscast that "we don't want to be slowly burned to death." “I just want to ask the question for folks at home, folks like us. We got kids. We don’t want to be slowly burned to death on our own planet here," said Sciutto, who served in the Obama State Department prior to coming to CNN. "Is the human race running - in the simplest terms running out of time to take the measures necessary to rein in this rise...