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  • Study: Climate change could kill your internet in 15 years

    07/17/2018 5:50:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 85 replies
    Fast Company ^ | July 17, 2018 | Melissa Locker
    Want to get a whole bunch of people to really, really care about climate change and rising sea levels? Tell them their internet is at risk. In a new study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon found that thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable are at risk of drowning under the rising seas. This isn’t something that will happen in the distant future, but could be a reality in just 15 years, the study suggests. Better backup your Tumblr. The peer-reviewed study combined data from the Internet Atlas, the map that keeps track...
  • Raising a Child in a Doomed World (NYT alert)

    07/16/2018 4:30:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Roy Scranton
    I cried two times when my daughter was born. First for joy, when after 27 hours of labor the little feral being we’d made came yowling into the world, and the second for sorrow, holding the earth’s newest human and looking out the window with her at the rows of cars in the hospital parking lot, the strip mall across the street, the box stores and drive-throughs and drainage ditches and asphalt and waste fields that had once been oak groves. A world of extinction and catastrophe, a world in which harmony with nature had long been foreclosed. My partner...
  • Global warming? 2018 year of 'lost summer' for Arctic

    07/14/2018 7:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/14/2018 | unknown
    A report from Scientific American said there are problems this year for the species of shorebirds that each year descend on the Arctic to mate and raise chicks. It’s because the reproduction happens during the summer, and because of extensive July snow this year, there’s been no summer. The report said the frozen precipitation “sealed the birds off from food and nesting sites.” “Without these key resources avian migrants to the region will not reproduce in 2018, experts say.” The report elaborated that snowmelt usually allows shorebirds to begin nesting on eastern Greenland’s treeless tundra during the first half of...
  • U.S. CO2 Levels Drop Again — So Why Aren't Green Groups Rejoicing?

    07/13/2018 11:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/13/2018
    Once more, science provides bad news for global warming alarmists. U.S. CO2 levels again declined during 2017, despite overall global output again rising. Credit U.S. fracking and the natural gas boom. But don't worry: the hysteria won't end. The new report, based on U.S. data, shows clearly the U.S. continuing downward trend. "The U.S. emitted 15.6 metric tons of CO2 per person in 1950," wrote the Daily Caller. "After rising for decades, it's declined in recent years to 15.8 metric tons per person in 2017, the lowest measured levels in 67 years." That's right. 67 years. Green groups and leftist...
  • Five Things to Teach Your Kids about Climate Change

    07/12/2018 12:01:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/12/2018 | Marc Morano via Regnery Publishing
    Eitor's Note: The following is an excerpt from author Marc Morano's new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change. If you can’t indoctrinate adults on climate change, who is a more willing and pliable audience than children? John Kerry signed the Paris climate pact at the UN with his two-year-old granddaughter seated on his lap for full effect. Kids from kindergarten through college are prime targets for the climate change fear promoters’ propaganda. Politicians, academia, Hollywood, and global warming activists have focused on kids, feeding them a steady diet of fear and doom, using vulnerable children to promote climate...
  • U.N. official calls for 'ark' to save world from global warming

    07/07/2018 5:34:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    WND ^ | July 7, 2018 | Bob Unruh
    A United Nations official is calling for an “ark” to save the world from global warming. Climate-change skeptic Marc Morano of the Climate Depot site noted Espinosa urged the world “to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary” to fight “global warming.” The Vatican’s International Conference was titled “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.” “If we truly want to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary to combat climate change, perhaps what we need then is not a physical ark, but an ark of ambition for #climateaction,” she said on social media. Espinosa echoed former U.N. climate...
  • Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage

    07/06/2018 2:21:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of “rubble, deserts and refuse.” Francis made the appeal at a Vatican conference marking the third anniversary of his landmark environmental encyclical “Praise Be.” The document, meant to spur action at the 2015 Paris climate conference, called for a paradigm shift in humanity’s relationship with Mother Nature. n his remarks, Francis urged governments to honor their Paris commitments and said institutions like the IMF and...
  • Schwarzenegger: Pruitt resignation is ‘fantastic’

    07/06/2018 12:57:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/05/2018 | CARLA MARINUCCI
    “It’s about time,” he tweeted of Pruitt’s departure. “He will go down in the history books as the worst EPA administrator we’ve ever had.” “This is a fantastic day that he’s gone, but of course it doesn’t mean that the problem is gone,’’ said Schwarzenegger, who months ago called for Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency. In an interview with POLITICO Thursday, Schwarzenegger warned that Andrew Wheeler, who will replace Pruitt as acting director, is “the wrong guy” to protect Americans’ health and environment. “If you want to really do a good job with the environment, you don’t have...
  • Cessna 208 Caravan de Blasio’s Personal Boy Toy?

    07/06/2018 8:34:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/18 | Judi McLeod
    Transportation to and from a lavish vacation hideout is a far cry from counterterrorism WHEW! The first breath of fresh air this morning for all those who sweltered through the 11-day straight extreme heat wave—but no thanks to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, vacationing in Quebec where 33 people died. Vacationing in air-conditioned luxury, Hizzoner de Blasio ignored both the killer heat wave, and the massive carbon footprint caused by his ride from his Canada vacation spot to the Bronx for a brief memorial appearance on a $3 million counterterrorism plane.
  • Tom Steyer .. Suggesting Nuclear War Could Serve as ‘Course Correction’ for Trump

    06/29/2018 3:16:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 29th, 2018 | Ken Meyer
    Tom Steyer Hastily Backpedals After Suggesting Nuclear War Could Serve as ‘Course Correction’ for Trump.(full title). Tom Steyer — the Democratic megadonor leading the charge for Donald Trump‘s impeachment — recently suggested that it might take some drastic developments to undo the impact the president has had on America. The billionaire recently gave an interview to Rolling Stone, where he argued that the Democratic grassroots and politicians on the Left have to make Trump’s removal from office their number one priority.
  • Scientists Observe Coldest Temperatures Ever on Earth’s Surface

    06/30/2018 12:01:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 73 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/30/2018 | Tom Williams
    Researchers released a report this week revealing “ultralow surface temperatures” in East Antarctica that surpass the coldest temperatures ever recorded on the earth’s surface. The lowest measured air temperature on earth is −89.2 °C (−129 F) on 23 July 1983, observed at Vostok Station in Antarctica, but new data published in Geophysical Research Letters this week, has found that some 100 different locations on the East Antarctic Plateau reached temperatures of -98° C (-144° F) during the Antarctic polar night between 2004–2016. A team from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder have...
  • Are we stuck with cement?

    06/29/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    theoutline.com ^ | 6/28/2018 | Mike Disabato
    Earlier this year, Sara Law of the Carbon Disclosure Project raised her hand at a conference in New York on government and private sector initiatives to address climate change. She politely asked the panel, which had been assembled to discuss opportunities for investing in low-carbon infrastructure, whether they knew how much cement each project might require. The panel members shifted uncomfortably in their seats and chuckled; no one jumped in immediately to respond. The problem is that many of these projects require concrete. A lot of concrete. This worries Law and her colleagues at the Carbon Disclosure Project, a non-profit...
  • Justice Kennedy's Replacement Could Make It Harder to Fight Climate Change

    06/28/2018 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    TIME ^ | June 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN WORLAND
    The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could allow the nation’s highest court to change its mind on whether the Environmental Protection Agency has to fight climate change. As a crucial swing vote, the Reagan appointee joined liberals in a landmark 5-4 decision in 2007 that the EPA is required to address climate change if its own scientists found that it posed a risk to public health. Two years later the agency made exactly that determination, issuing a scientific document known as the endangerment finding. “We’re not going to get another Kennedy who’s going to play that moderating role,”...
  • Young will pick up climate change bill, advisers warn

    06/28/2018 8:46:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | June 28, 2018 | By Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst
    Young people will be left to pick up the bill for climate change because politicians are dodging the issue, a UK report warns. The government must act faster to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from road traffic, homes and farming, the Committee on Climate Change says. Without action, the coming generation will have to pay much more to curb emissions in a heating world. The government says it is committed to being a world leader on climate change. It will introduce its low-carbon transport plan soon. The advisers are "acutely concerned" at the UK's lack of progress in cutting the...
  • It's Almost July and Snow Is Falling in Newfoundland, Canada

    06/28/2018 7:08:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    The Weather Company ^ | June 26, 2018 | Chris Dolce
    Residents of Newfoundland, Canada, were greeted with snow and biting cold winds Tuesday morning despite the fact that July begins in just a few days. Gander, Newfoundland, reported light snow and a wind chill of 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the hours after sunrise Tuesday. The average high temperature in this city of nearly 12,000 people is in the 60s during June and near 70 degrees in July. Photos and videos from Gander and other parts of Newfoundland showed the snow accumulating not only on grassy areas but also on roads. For geographic reference, Newfoundland is a part of Canada's easternmost...
  • Trump, Kushner buildings rank among top polluters in New York

    06/28/2018 6:29:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    New York luxury towers owned by President Trump and his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are reportedly part of the 2 percent of buildings that produce half of the city’s carbon dioxide pollution. Huff Post, citing a study by environmental nonprofits, reported Thursday that Trump International Hotel and Tower, Trump Tower, and the Kushner family’s 666 Fifth Avenue buildings are some of the biggest contributors to pollution. New York Communities for Change, the People’s Climate Movement NY, and other environmental groups compared public data on the buildings' electrical use and how much fossil fuel was burned at each site...
  • Dangerous climate change is likely, concludes new research

    06/27/2018 10:36:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | June 26, 2018
    A new study has revealed sensitive regions of the world are still at risk from the dangerous and potentially irreversible effects of climate change; even if we meet the target of not increasing global temperature above 1.5°C over the next 100 years. The international team of researchers developed a three-dimensional climate-carbon cycle model, and simulated the different climate futures. Dr. Philip Holden, Lecturer in Earth Systems Science at The Open University and lead researcher of the study, said: "The regional uncertainties associated with the Paris Climate Agreement have not been explored before. This is because, until now, researchers have used...
  • Study: Climate change could threaten dairy industry in Lancaster County

    06/27/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Lancaster News Online (PA) ^ | June 26, 2018 | by Ad Crable
    Lancaster County’s dairy farmers could be facing devastating drops in corn yields by 2050 because of global warming, according to a new research study. “If climate projections hold, it will threaten the dairy industry in Lancaster County,” said Heather Karsten, an associate professor of crop production ecology at Penn State. That’s because extremely high summer temperatures in Lancaster County could mute key reproduction phases in corn plant growth, decreasing yields for a winter feed that is a linchpin in affordable dairy farming. The extreme temperatures - which are projected to be higher in Lancaster County than anywhere else in the...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The Leading Democrat On Climate Change

    06/27/2018 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 27, 2018 | By Alexander C. Kaufman
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary victory over powerful U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the working-class New York district stretching from the Bronx to Queens is likely to propel her avowedly left-wing platform into the Democratic mainstream as the 2018 midterm elections heat up. But her detailed proposals to deal with climate change could prove among the most influential at a time when the Democrats have failed to rally around any policy that could feasibly reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically enough to make a difference. Ocasio-Cortez outlined plans to transition the United States to a 100 percent renewable energy system by 2035....
  • Green electricity isn't enough to curb global warming

    06/27/2018 9:55:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | June 26, 2018 | by Brooks Hays
    The adoption of clean energies to power electric grids won't be sufficient to meet the Paris climate targets established by the United Nations. According to new research, the continued use of fossil fuels for a variety of industrial processes, to power vehicles and heat buildings, is likely to push CO2 emissions beyond manageable levels. "We focused on the role of fossil fuel emissions that originate in industries like cement or steel making, fuel our transport sector from cars to freight to aviation and goes into heating our buildings," Shinichiro Fujimori, researcher for Environmental Studies and Kyoto University in Japan, said...