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  • Aspen Skiing Co. Aims to Turn Skiers into Climate Change Activists

    09/18/2018 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Powder - The Skier's Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jillian Queri
    Aspen Skiing Company recently unrolled a new activism campaign, called Give A Flake, which invites skiers and non-skiers alike to speak out against climate change inaction, with the launch of a variety of online tools that help activists easily contact their elected officials. However you lean, with a click of a button on the Give A Flake website, you can find out how the elected officials in your area stand on climate change. Then, via Twitter, users can tweet at their local leaders with images and statements that Aspen Skiing Co. has already curated. The campaign also provides a simple...
  • Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change - OECD

    09/18/2018 12:25:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 18, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON - Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday. Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of pollution, and to spur investment in low-carbon technology. The OECD examined carbon pricing between 2012, 2015 and 2018 in 42 OECD and G20 economies, which represent around 80 percent of global carbon emissions. It found the average pricing level across the countries...
  • Red Tide & Blaming Farmers & Global Warming Yet it Conforms to Pi

    09/17/2018 5:51:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis
    armstrong economics ^ | Sep 17, 2018 | Martin Armstrong
    If you ever live at the shore, one thing that crops up in 13-year cycles is what they call Red Tide. The traditional explanation I have always heard is that is caused by farming and the runoff of their pesticides that contaminate the water. I use to hear that in New Jersey and the same thing in Florida. It seems to be linked to the same people who promote Global Warming who want us to starve and stop driving to work. I would ask, where is the runoff from farmers when there are none in this area? It would go...
  • Climate change is making hurricanes way more intense

    09/17/2018 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | AP
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change, in general, makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses.
  • Voters Are Ready for a Green New Deal. Are Democrats?

    09/17/2018 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | by Eric Levitz
    Last weekend, Americans weathered a “once in a lifetime” storm for the fourth time in 13 months. After a summer of unprecedented wildfires in the West, hurricane season has (once again) brought “unprecedented” devastation to communities on the East Coast. Faced with such ecological upheaval, our primeval ancestors would be scrambling to discern what they’d done to provoke nature’s wrath. We modern humans are a bit less confused, but much more complacent. We don’t need to ask a shaman why monsters like Florence are paying us such frequent visits. We don’t need burn a witch to find out what’s bringing...
  • SDSU Awarded Competitive Grant for Climate Change Research

    09/17/2018 2:19:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    San Diego State University ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jeff Ristine
    A San Diego State University team received one of the first grants from California’s Climate Change Research Program, created by the state legislature in 2017 to support research on reducing carbon emissions. The nearly $1.8 million award was the second largest of 10 awarded by the California Strategic Growth Council from among nearly 70 proposals submitted. The funding comes from the state cap-and-trade program, which limits and “auctions” rights to greenhouse gas emissions in California. SDSU biologist Rebecca Lewison and senior research scientist Megan Jennings lead the grant-funded project, which will focus on integrating ecosystem and local community planning to...
  • Researchers and Practitioners Disagree on Repressed Memory

    09/17/2018 8:45:17 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 23 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Faith Brynie Ph.D.
    "As the body of research evidence has grown over the last twenty years, psychologists in general have become increasingly skeptical that repressed memories even exist, but a new study, published this week in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that researchers and practitioners hold different beliefs about whether such memories occur and whether they can be accurately recalled."
  • California and Baden-Württemberg form sister-state relationship [for “climate change”]

    09/16/2018 6:31:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.16.2018 | jcg/sms (dpa, AFP)
    The governor of California, Jerry Brown, announced Saturday that his state would join the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg in a sister-state relationship with the goal of strengthening climate protection and economic ties between the two. The sister-state agreement comes at the tail end of a global climate summit, organized by Brown, which attracted thousands of politicians, activists, business leaders and others from around the world. The premier of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, joined Brown at the summit in San Francisco for the signing of the agreement. […] “The German connection is alive and well in California,” Brown said. “The fact...
  • Harrison Ford urges voters to 'stop giving power to people who don't believe in science'

    09/15/2018 9:32:49 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    The “Indiana Jones” star warned attendees that “the future of humanity was at stake” due to climate change.
  • Jerry Brown Calls Trump A ‘Liar, Criminal, Fool’ On Climate Change

    09/14/2018 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Mary Papenfus
    The president’s moves to dismantle environmental protections are a “major assault” on Americans, California’s governor said at a climate summit Thursday. California Gov. Jerry Brown bashed President Donald Trump’s record on the environment Thursday, saying that Trump will be remembered on climate change as a “liar, criminal, fool — pick your choice.” The Democrat spoke out against the president in introductory remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit that he’s co-hosting in San Francisco. Brown also ripped Trump for taking steps to try to dismantle California’s vehicle emissions standards, rolling back federal controls on power plant pollution, and easing regulations...
  • A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense [barf]

    09/14/2018 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 14, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change in general makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses. The Associated Press consulted with 17 meteorologists and...
  • Sarah Silverman: ‘We’re all human, except for fetuses, according to science’

    09/13/2018 6:47:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Live Action News ^ | September 13, 2018 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Sarah Silverman — a comedian known for her outlandish and offensive statements — recently claimed that she knows more science than, well, science itself. In an episode of Hulu’s “I Love You, America,” Silverman claimed: “We’re all human, except for fetuses, according to science.” There’s just one problem with that: According to science, fetuses are very human indeed — from their earliest moments. According to the science of embryology: “Human life begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm (spermatozoon) unites with a female gamete or oocyte (ovum) to form a single cell called a zygote....
  • It’s Not Just WaPo. More Join The Chorus Of Alarmists Blaming Trump For Hurricane Florence

    09/13/2018 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2018 | Michael Bastasch, Energy Editor
    CNN’s John Avlon agrees with The Washington Post that Trump is “complicit” in the storm. •Why? Because he’s not a global warming alarmist and opposes Obama-era climate policies. •One climate scientist touted the “irony” of a storm coming while Trump is deregulating. President Donald Trump’s critics are not only trying to implicate him in the potentially catastrophic damage of Hurricane Florence, but some seem to be touting the “irony” of a storm coming amid the administration’s deregulatory efforts. CNN political analyst John Avlon agreed with The Washington Post’s editorial board that Trump was “complicit” in the hurricane headed for the...
  • Glaciers Falling on Tourists: Yet Another Danger of Climate Change

    09/13/2018 10:46:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 11, 2018 | by ELIZABETH EARL
    In the summer of 1987, a woman visiting Alaska was crushed by a 1,000-pound chunk of ice. According to news reports at the time, Thais Grabenauer, 59, had been taking pictures with her husband at the foot of Exit Glacier, a towering wall of ice that’s one of the most popular attractions in Kenai Fjords National Park. A half-ton piece of the glacier calved off as the couple was snapping, killing Grabenauer and injuring her husband. It was one of those wrong place, wrong time tragedies that seem unlikely to happen again. But in the three decades since Grabenauer’s death,...
  • Category 6? Climate change may cause more hurricanes to rapidly intensify.

    09/11/2018 5:41:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    washington post ^ | September 11, 2018 | Chris Mooney
    A new study shows that we have a lot to worry about when it comes to changing hurricanes as the planet warms.
  • At Jerry Brown's climate summit, one deadline will overshadow all the others

    09/11/2018 11:28:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2018 | Evan Halper
    The political leaders coming from around the world for Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate action summit this week will grapple with a lot of urgent deadlines to drive down emissions, but one date is especially exasperating. It is 2035 — the year advocates aim to kill off production of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.
  • 'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General (barf alert)

    09/10/2018 2:33:37 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th September 2018 | Matt McGrath
    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that if the world doesn't change course by 2020, we run the risk of runaway climate change. Mr Guterres said he was alarmed by the paralysis of world leaders on what he called the "defining issue" of our time. He wants heads of government to come to New York for a special climate conference next September. The call comes amid growing concerns over the slow pace of UN negotiations. Mr Guterres painted a grim picture of the impacts of climate change that he says have been felt all over the world this year,...
  • Global marches seek urgent action on climate change

    09/08/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 9:18 PM EDT
    More than 18,000 people marched Saturday in Paris as part of an international mobilization to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change in advance of a San Francisco summit. Crowds overflowed a plaza in front of City Hall before marching east to the Place de la Republique, carrying an urgent message that it’s up to the public to put global warming at the top of the political agenda. “Planet in Danger,” read some banners. Activists around the world encouraged “Rise for Climate” protests before the summit taking place Sept.12-Sept. 14. California’s governor proposed the event after President...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Reason For Opposing Brett Kavanaugh? Global Warming

    09/07/2018 2:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2018 | Michael Bastasch, Energy Editor
    Former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants supporters to tell their senators to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh becoming the newest justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Clinton’s main reason for opposing President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee? Man-made global warming. “Replacing Kennedy with Kavanaugh would swing the Court to a new, hard-right majority that would rule against curbing greenhouse gases for years—maybe decades—that we can’t afford to waste on inaction,” Clinton wrote in a series of tweets published Friday....
  • Federer Is Tough to Beat. Global Warming Might Have Pulled an Upset.(Barfa-rama)

    09/05/2018 7:46:38 PM PDT · by vespa300 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/05/2018 | Kendra Pierre-Louis
    Roger Federer, one of the world’s greatest tennis players, may have become an unwitting spokesman for the effects of climate change on Monday at the U.S. Open.