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  • 'Transformational': Environmental justice advocates see hope in debate discussion

    10/24/2020 4:46:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | October 23, 2020 | By Denise Chow (D-NBC)
    Advocates of environmental justice have long been frustrated by politicians who ignore the plight of communities that are most at risk from climate change. On Thursday night, they saw signs of change. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were asked during the presidential debate about the unequal burden that people of color in the United States face from exposure to pollution, toxic substances and other environmental risks. Their answers revealed stark differences in how the issue is viewed by both candidates, but climate activists said that witnessing a discussion of environmental racism on a national stage felt...
  • Biden’s warning on oil tests voter resolve on climate change

    10/24/2020 4:35:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 24, 2020 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY - Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change.</p> <p>The Democratic presidential nominee has spent months touting a $2 trillion plan to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from the U.S. economy by 2050. The plan implied that he would wean the U.S. off oil and gas, but Biden wasn’t so explicit about the industry’s fate - until Thursday night.</p>
  • How politically damaging were Biden's comments about closing down the oil industry?

    10/23/2020 11:50:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Washington Post via SF Gate ^ | October 23, 2020 | by Amber Phillips, The Washington Post
    Before the debate, President Donald Trump said his advisers urged him to interrupt less and let Joe Biden talk more, the better to let the Democratic nominee slip up. Toward the end of the debate, Trump may have gotten what he wanted - a Biden comment about closing down the oil industry that probably won't play well in states up for grabs this November such as Texas and Pennsylvania. But there's also evidence that Trump is the candidate on the defensive when it comes to public opinion and climate change. The statement might still be used as an attack by...
  • Colorado's record-breaking wildfires show "climate change is here and now"

    10/20/2020 6:35:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 20, 2020 | By Jeff Berardelli
    The Cameron Peak fire, a few miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado, has engulfed over 200,000 acres and it's still growing. It has now become the biggest wildlife in Colorado history. This year Mother Nature has supplied us with smoking-gun evidence to prove what climate scientists have been warning about for decades. The scorched-earth impacts of climate change have arrived. In a letter the editor published in the journal Global Change Biology, two of the world's foremost experts on wildfires conclude that the "[r]ecord-setting climate enabled the extraordinary 2020 fire season in the western United States." "Our 2020 wildfire season...
  • Biggest carbon dioxide drop: Real-time data show COVID-19's massive impact on global emissions

    10/18/2020 7:07:54 AM PDT · by Salman · 60 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 14, 2020 | Source: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
    While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw an unprecedented decline in CO2 emissions -- larger than during the financial crisis of 2008, the oil crisis of the 1979, or even World War II. An international team of researchers has found that in the first six months of this year, 8.8 percent less carbon dioxide was emitted than in the same period in 2019 -- a total decrease of 1551 million tonnes. The groundbreaking study not only offers a much more precise look at COVID-19's impact on global...
  • Why the US election could decide battle against climate change

    10/18/2020 6:19:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 18, 2020 | By Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent
    Scientists studying climate change say that the re-election of Donald Trump could make it "impossible" to keep global temperatures in check. They're worried another four years of Trump would "lock in" the use of fossil fuels for decades to come - securing and enhancing the infrastructure for oil and gas production rather than phasing them out as environmentalists want. Joe Biden's climate plan, the scientists argue, would give the world a fighting chance. In addition to withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement - the international pact designed to avoid dangerous warming of the Earth - President Trump's team has worked...
  • Delingpole: Study Confirms Donald Trump Is Right – ‘Clean’ Energy Is the Worst

    10/14/2020 10:36:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/14/2020 | James Delingpole
    Renewable energy is cripplingly expensive, hopelessly unreliable, massacres wildlife, destroys landscapes, destabilises the grid, harms indigenous peoples, and causes climate change. But apart from that it’s great, says a meticulous review published in the scientific journal Energies by a team of Irish and U.S.-based researchers. Actually, the part about renewable energy being ‘great’ is a joke but the rest is true. The scholarly review – Energy and Climate Policy – An Evaluation of Climate Change Expenditure 2011-2018 – is probably the most thorough meta-analysis published on the so-called ‘clean energy’ sector. Its conclusion, though neutrally expressed, could scarcely be more...
  • UN: Climate change means more weather disasters every year

    10/14/2020 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 13, 2020 | By JAMEY KEATEN
    In the wake of heat waves, global warming, forest fires, storms, droughts and a rising number of hurricanes, the U.N. weather agency warned Tuesday that the number of people who need international humanitarian help could rise 50% by 2030 compared to the 108 million who needed it worldwide in 2018. In a new report released with partners, the World Meteorological Agency says more disasters attributed to weather are taking place each year. It said over 11,000 disasters have been attributed to weather, climate and phenomena like tsunamis that are related to water over the last 50 years - causing 2...
  • Climate change triggers disasters, threatens millions – UN

    10/13/2020 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.13.2020 | mvb/rc (AFP, Reuters)
    Climate change has spurred close to a doubling of natural disasters in the last 20 years, and world leaders are failing to prevent Earth from evolving into “an uninhabitable hell” for millions, the United Nations warned on Monday. At least 7,348 major disasters had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some $2.97 trillion, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said in a new report entitled “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019.” According to the Geneva-based agency, the last two decades saw the number of disasters caused by...
  • Former Australian Senator Claims “Great Reset” is Real Agenda Behind COVID Panic

    10/13/2020 9:15:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Sky News .. Summit News ^ | 13 October, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Davos billionaires want socialist ‘Green New Deal’ via the back door.. Former Australian Senator Cory Bernardi presented a piece for Sky News Australia in which he claimed that the agenda behind the COVID panic was for elite Davos billionaires to bring about a “great reset” that would see permanent social and economic changes. Noting that there is “something unusual about the continuing pandemic panic,” Bernardi cited medical experts who “now acknowledge that lockdowns don’t work” and asked viewers to “consider if there is another agenda at work.” Indeed, in a recent interview with the Spectator, the World Health Organization’s special...
  • UN warns that world risks becoming 'uninhabitable hell' for millions unless leaders take climate action (only 10.28 years left)

    10/13/2020 2:27:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/13/20 | Helen Regan
    (CNN) There has been a "staggering" rise in natural disasters over the past 20 years and the climate crisis is to blame, the United Nations said Monday. Researchers pointed to a failure of political and business leaders to take meaningful action to mitigate the impact of climatic change and stop the planet from turning into "an uninhabitable hell for millions of people." Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 1 million people and infected at least 37 million, has exposed the failure of "almost all nations" to prevent a "wave of death and illness" despite repeated warnings from...
  • ‘The Great Reset’: World leaders to harness COVID and pursue 'sinister' climate agenda (video)

    10/12/2020 7:14:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Sky News host Rowan Dean says the next World Economic Forum in Davos has morphed from a “jet-setter climate gabfest” into a sinister “anti-democratic enterprise designed to destroy your job, steal your prosperity and rob your kids of a future”. “It's a hardcore leftist eco-horror show replete with quasi fascism,” he said. Mr Dean highlighted what he described as a “disturbing trend among many of the world's left-wing elites to increasingly conflate COVID-19 with climate change. “Many are going so far as to suggest that all the measures applied to the coronavirus, the lockdowns, the destruction of businesses, the suppression...
  • Chicago In Ashes

    10/10/2020 1:41:54 PM PDT · by NRx · 30 replies
    NY Tribune ^ | October 10, 1871 | Staff
    ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND HOMELESS PERSONS APPEALING FOR AID Millionaires Rendered Penniless In A Day- All The Principle Banks, Wholesale And Retail Establishments, Newspaper Offices, And A Score Of Churches Destroyed- Many Vessels Burned- The Fire Still Raging [Full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1871. (12 pages digitized)]
  • Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg endorses Biden

    10/10/2020 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2020 | Jordan Williams
    Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that,” Thunberg tweeted. “From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn! Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden”
  • Windfarm farce that blew £1.4billion of YOUR money! As Boris Johnson trumpets his vision of powering every home with turbines, we reveal the botched scheme that will inflate bills for 20 YEARS. [ United Kingdom ]

    10/10/2020 7:10:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 October 2020 | SAM GREENHILL
    Boris Johnson has declared that wind power is the future of Britain's energy .. But an investigation has revealed turbine owners are being paid over the odds .. Civil servants set subsidy rate so high it's been branded ‘licence to print money’.. A botched green scheme is paying wind turbine owners seven times the value of the electricity they generate – and it is set to cost UK consumers an estimated £1.4billion. The Daily Mail can reveal the eyewatering fiasco in the week Boris Johnson declared that wind power was the future for the nation’s energy generation. The scheme was...
  • Energy security and economic fears drive China's return to coal

    09/30/2020 6:12:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 30 Sep 2020 | David Stanway
    QINGYANG, China (Reuters) - Red coal trucks zip up and down narrow dirt tracks, churning up clouds of dust in China's remote Gansu province. Nearby, the towering stanchions of a new railway bridge rise out of a muddy river winding through the hills. The Huaneng Group, one of five big Chinese state utilities, is building a $1.9 billion 4 gigawatt coal and power project in the northwestern region near the city of Qingyang, with the aim of delivering its electricity to the east of the country.... ...[China] added 11.4 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity in the first six months of 2020,...
  • 1 in 4 Childless Adults Say Climate Change Has Factored Into Their Reproductive Decisions

    09/28/2020 12:52:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 09 28 2020 | LISA MARTINE JENKINS
    11% of childless adults say climate change is a “major reason” they don’t currently have children, while 15% say it is a “minor reason.” Childless Hispanic adults are especially likely to say climate change has factored into their reproductive decisions, at 41%. For some childless adults, climate change looms large when they consider whether or not to reproduce. According to recent Morning Consult data, 11 percent of that group say climate change is a “major reason” they do not currently have children, and 15 percent say it plays a minor role. While climate change was among the least-cited reasons for...
  • 1 in 4 adults cite climate change in decision not to have children

    09/28/2020 12:27:31 PM PDT · by karpov · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2020 | Rebecca Beitsch
    Roughly a quarter of childless adults say climate change is a factor in their decision not to have children, according to a Monday poll from Morning Consult. Eleven percent of those surveyed said climate change was a major reason they would not have children, while 15 percent said it was a minor reason. Climate change rated behind other issues such as the economy, general political concerns, and career plans when it came to the decision to reproduce, but the poll shows the existential threat is weighing on peoples’ minds when it comes to family planning. Those figures were starker for...
  • Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

    09/27/2020 10:17:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 27, 2020 | CARA ANNA
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there’s no vaccine for global warming.
  • Bay Area says employees will be required to work from home three days a week AFTER the pandemic to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    09/27/2020 4:52:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 26, 2020 | Lauren Edmonds and Andrew Court
    A new proposal could require Californians to work remotely three days a week - even after the COVID-19 pandemic - to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to aid in environmental efforts. A number of Bay Area residents, including employees at large tech firms, were concerned over a new proposal approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday. The controversial proposal would effectively ensure that sizable, office-based companies kept 60 per cent of their workers at home on any given workday to curb climate change.