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  • Thirty years, and we're still waiting for global warming predictions to come true

    06/23/2018 11:00:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2018 | Rick Moran
    It was June 23, 1988 when NASA's Dr. James Hansen testified before Congress about the coming catastrophic warming of the planet.  He gave three different scenarios for the progress of global warming over the next 30 years. Well, it's 30 years on from that testimony.  How did Hansen do? Wall Street Journal: Mr. Hansen's testimony described three possible scenarios for the future of carbon dioxide emissions.  He called Scenario A "business as usual," as it maintained the accelerating emissions growth typical of the 1970s and '80s.  This scenario predicted the earth would warm 1 degree Celsius by 2018.  Scenario B set emissions lower, rising...
  • SCIENTISTS: 30 YEARS OF DATA SHOW THE GODFATHER (OF) GLOBAL WARMING WAS WRONG

    06/23/2018 8:46:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4:15 PM 06/22/2018 Michael Bastasch | Contributor | Michael Bastasch
    Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen famously warned Congress almost 30 years ago to the day that human activities had put the world on the path to disaster, but two scientists now say the global warming godfathers predictions were wrong. Cato Institute scientists Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue compared Hansens temperature predictions to real-world observations and found his supposedly highly unlikely forecast with the least amount of warming was the most accurate. Global surface temperature has not increased significantly since 2000, discounting the larger-than-usual El Nio of 2015-16, Michaels and Maue wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Assessed by...
  • Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?

    06/23/2018 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Hazwaste · 34 replies
    James E. Hansen wiped sweat from his brow. Outside it was a record-high 98 degrees on June 23, 1988, as the NASA scientist testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a prolonged heat wave, which he decided to cast as a climate event of cosmic significance. He expressed to the senators his high degree of confidence in a cause-and-effect relationship between the greenhouse effect and observed warming.
  • Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?

    06/22/2018 10:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 21, 2018 7:24 p.m. ET | By Pat Michaels and Ryan Maue
    James Hansen issued dire warnings in the summer of 1988. Today earth is only modestly warmer. James E. Hansen wiped sweat from his brow. Outside it was a record-high 98 degrees on June 23, 1988, as the NASA scientist testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a prolonged heat wave, which he decided to cast as a climate event of cosmic significance. He expressed to the senators his high degree of confidence in a cause-and-effect relationship between the greenhouse effect and observed warming. With that testimony and an accompanying paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research,...
  • 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 islands fishermen showed up at the Surfside cafe anyway. Over pancakes and eggs, they grumbled about the seasons 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...
  • 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'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...
  • GOP senators call for probe into federal grants on climate change reporting

    06/21/2018 6:33:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A group of Republican senators is calling for an investigation into National Science Foundation (NSF) grants teaching meteorologists about climate change, saying the program has moved past science and into political action. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Rand Paul (Ky.), James Lankford (Okla.), and Jim Inhofe (Okla.) requested the probe in a letter sent to the NSF inspector general Wednesday, saying the grants are not science it is propagandizing," NBC News reported. The letter states that the foundation has issued several grants which seek to influence political and social debate rather than conduct scientific research. The senators claim that...
  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    06/20/2018 4:29:44 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 35 replies
    apnews.com ^ | Today | AP
    LONDON (AP) No beer at this time of year? A British trade group says theres a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association, says the shortage is due to the closure of several production sites for various reasons, including seasonal maintenance. But industry publication Gasworld says the situation is worse this year because normal maintenance has coincided with technical issues at chemical plants that also produce carbon dioxide.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Theres a type when it comes to climate change denial it turns out and its 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...
  • Opinion: Heres 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...
  • 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...
  • Climate Change a 'Man-made Problem with a Feminist Solution' says Robinson

    06/19/2018 5:45:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 18, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON Women must be at the heart of climate action if the world is to limit the deadly impact of disasters such as floods, former Irish president and U.N. rights commissioner Mary Robinson said on Monday. Robinson, also a former U.N. climate envoy, said women were most adversely affected by disasters and yet are rarely "put front and center" of efforts to protect the most vulnerable. "Climate change is a man-made problem and must have a feminist solution," she said at a meeting of climate experts at London's Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship. "Feminism doesn't mean excluding men,...
  • Looking for signs of global warming? It's all around you

    06/19/2018 5:34:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 19, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain. These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab a week or two earlier than they were 30 years ago. The robins that used to arrive in early April now show up in mid-March. Marmots end their winter slumber ever earlier. "If the climate weren't changing, we wouldn't see these kind of changes happen," Inouye said while standing on a bed of wildflowers that are...
  • James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

    06/18/2018 6:33:51 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 18 June 2018 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would get, depending on emissions of heat-trapping gases. The hotter world that Hansen envisioned in 1988 has pretty much come true so far, more or less. Three decades later, most climate scientists interviewed rave about the accuracy of Hansen's predictions given the technology of the time. Hansen won't say,...
  • Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia

    06/18/2018 10:47:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | By Brad Plumer and Jim Tankersley
    President Trump...is increasingly putting his finger on the scale to help once-iconic industries that are declining as a share of the American economy, at the expense of some of the countrys fastest-growing sectors. The presidents attempts to boost domestic steel manufacturing and coal mining have come largely through policies that limit foreign competition, like tariffs, and proposals to prevent coal-fired power plants from closing. Those efforts have produced only modest job gains so far in two blue-collar sectors that Mr. Trump championed in his run to the White House. But they have injected uncertainty into a host of other growing...
  • Antarctica is melting faster, and we're not ready for the sea level rise that's coming (tr)

    06/17/2018 11:07:27 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 107 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 16, 2018 | Kevin Loria
    In the future, seas will rise far higher than they are today. The question is whether it happens quickly or slowly. There's enough ice stacked on top of Antarctica to raise seas around the globe by almost 200 feet. While it takes time for major changes to occur with that much ice, Antarctica is melting faster than we thought, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature. The melting rate has been speeding up significantly in recent years. Between 1992 and 2017, Antarctica lost more than 3.3 trillion tons of ice, causing sea levels around the globe to...
  • Pope Ignores Fossil Fuels Essential Role in Human Flourishing

    06/16/2018 4:44:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | June 15, 2018 | H. Sterling Burnett
    It seems Pope Francis has learned little since his 2015 encyclical calling on the world to fight climate change by limiting the use of modern technologies and fossil fuels. He called many of the worlds leading oil companies to the carpet last week in a meeting he requested (anyone who says no to a meeting with the pope risks alienating many of the worlds estimated 1.3 billion Catholics) with the companies top executives. Francis called on the oil companies to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, to save the Earth. In a column written when Francis issued his...
  • Delingpole: Shock! Antarctica Still Doing Just Great

    06/15/2018 11:28:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/15/2018 | James Delingpole
    Antarctic melting faster than evah! This has been the global warming scare story of the week, heavily promoted by the usual suspects, including Time, CBS, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times and, inevitably, the BBC. Here is the BBC version: Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate. So its over, right? The Warmunists were right, the deniers were wrong and global warming is a super serial crisis we need to deal with NOW not the day after tomorrow Actually no. The first thing to note is that the study is published in Nature, which is alarmist...