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  • Climate change diet: Arctic sea ice thins, so do polar bears

    02/02/2018 7:07:13 AM PST · by Puppage · 19 replies
    AP via WTNH.COM ^ | 02/02/2018 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It’s the climate change diet and scientists say it’s not good.
  • Think Tank Requests SEC Investigation of California Governments Worried About Climate Change

    02/02/2018 6:39:03 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 2, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    A free-market think tank is asking the Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation into possible bond fraud by local and municipal governments that claim they will be harmed by climate change. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) says a number of municipalities, most of them in California, are suing oil and gas companies for future damages because of climate change, and in doing so are often explicit in their forecasts of predicted sea-level rise and monetary damages. However, when those same cities sell bonds to investors, they're being far more generic in their claims of future catastrophe. "In their suits...
  • Oregon, Washington want to hike taxes to combat global warming

    02/02/2018 6:15:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 1, 2018 | By Dan Springer
    SEATTLE – When President Trump was candidate Trump, he called climate change a hoax. Since taking the Oval Office, he’s said very little about greenhouse gasses and their impact on the planet. But he did issue a statement that he plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to reduce emissions as a way to stop global warming. But West Coast states are driving in the opposite direction, with designs of erecting a green wall built on taxing carbon. “This is both an economic benefit for the state of Washington and a job creator,” said...
  • Trump: Global warming isn't happening because there's 'a cooling, and then there's a heating'

    01/28/2018 12:42:18 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2018 | by Laura Barrón-López
    President Trump appeared to not have a basic understanding of climate science in an interview with Piers Morgan airing Sunday. Trump claimed that the earth is simultaneously heating and cooling and therefore climate change is not happening. “There is a cooling, and there’s a heating. I mean, look, it used to not be climate change, it used to be global warming. That wasn’t working too well because it was getting too cold all over the place,” Trump said. The statement is contradicted by scientists across the globe, including those at NASA, who have said for years that greenhouse gases caused...
  • Blizzards: Show Me Where Global Warming Is Touching You

    01/27/2018 7:16:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-27-17 | MOTUS
    MichelleNotThatOne mentioned that yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1978. I liked this part (paraphrased): Student apartment management to tenants: “God will take care of the snow.” Student tenants to management: “Then God will also pay the rent.” Oddly enough precisely 11 years earlier, on January 26-27 1967, another blizzard of monstrous proportions blew through pretty much the same path: The days prior to January 26 and 27, 1967 were unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 50s and 60s in some parts of Michigan. Then suddenly winter temperatures returned and with them came several feet of...
  • Eating some sandwiches causes global warming, UK scientists say

    01/27/2018 6:29:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 25, 2018 | By Samuel Chamberlain
    Can the simple act of eating a sandwich really be bad for the environment? New research by British scientists suggests a shocking response: Depends on the sandwich. Researchers at the University of Manchester Thursday announced the results of what they claim to be "the first ever study looking at the carbon footprint of sandwiches, both home-made and pre-packaged." Perhaps not surprisingly, the results are bad news for meat-eaters. The study found that sandwiches containing pork meat (that's bacon, ham and sausage), cheese and prawns contained the highest carbon footprints. The worst of the lot, the so-called "all-day breakfast" sandwich containing...
  • Governors, cities and businesses will ensure US exceeds Paris Agreement commitments: Al Gore

    01/26/2018 1:54:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/25/2018 | Anmar Frangoul
    The U.S. is still on schedule to meet its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement despite its decision to pull out of the accord, Gore said Thursday"Several governors of our largest states, hundreds of cities and thousands of U.S. businesses are now ensuring that the U.S. will not only meet but exceed the commitments it made under the Paris Agreement," Gore, who was speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said Thursday. Under the agreement, reached at the end of 2015, world leaders committed to making sure global warming stays "well below" two degrees Celsius...
  • Man-Made Climate Change-Settled Science or Dogma?

    01/25/2018 9:12:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/25/2018 | By Wayne McLaughlin
    Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is settled science, proclaim the predictors of weather doomsday. Settled Science? Science evolves continuously and can never be settled, unless, of course, the ‘settled’ subject is dogma, not science. Is it just a ‘my way or the highway’ attempt by vested interests to close discussion on their terms? Consider the term “peer reviewed”. Science evolves through the contribution of new ideas which are published so that their peers (other scientists) can review, validate, contribute, or argue with them. If we had accepted Niels Bohr’s version of the atom as settled science, there would have been no...
  • 1,000 private jets deliver elites to Davos for climate summit

    01/25/2018 8:51:40 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 1/25/2018 | unknown
    More than 1,000 private jet flights have been delivering globalist elites to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, where attendees are discussing — among other topics — the ‘major threat’ of climate change. Airports around the Swiss ski resort will see the number of private jets spike 335 per cent during the annual meeting of world elites, according to Air Charter Service (ACS). Research commissioned by the jet hire company found an average 218 private jet movements a day during the weeklong forum, compared to the 65 daily flights Swiss airfields usually deal with.
  • Is the humble sandwich a climate change culprit?

    01/25/2018 7:00:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 25/1/18 | David Szondy
    Scientists at the University of Manchester have found a surprising global warming culprit – sandwiches. In the first study of its kind, the researchers carried out an in-depth audit of various sandwiches throughout their life cycles and found the triangular meals could be responsible for the equivalent annual carbon emissions of 8.6 million cars in Britain alone. In 1762, or so the story goes, the fourth Earl of Sandwich rocked the culinary world when he couldn't be bothered to leave the gambling table to eat and ordered the servants to just stick some meat between two slices of bread for...
  • Macron Lectures On Global Warming At Davos As France Misses Climate Targets

    01/24/2018 12:30:17 PM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 1/24/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    French President Emmanuel Macron made global warming a central part of his World Economic Forum speech on Wednesday in Davos, pledging to close all of his country’s coal-fired power plants by 2021. Macron’s anti-coal pledge comes as Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced France failed to meet its 2016 global warming target to limit greenhouse gas emissions to 447 million metric tons. Hulot said France would revise its global warming targets to better align with its Paris climate accord commitment to go “carbon neutral” by 2050, Reuters reported. Macron has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Paris climate...
  • U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Stuck in Ice for Winter

    01/24/2018 11:32:54 AM PST · by fishtank · 18 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 24, 2018 | gCaptain
    U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Stuck in Ice for Winter January 24, 2018 by gCaptain The U.S. Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS Little Rock, will have to spend its winter up north instead of Florida’s warmer waters after the ship became stuck in ice in Montreal. The USS Little Rock, which was commissioned in Buffalo, New York on December 16, should be well on its new homeport in Mayport, Florida by now, but a delayed departure and colder-than-normal temps across the region means the ship is now stuck in Montreal indefinitely.
  • Oscars snub Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth sequel

    01/24/2018 10:39:41 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 1/24/2018 | rick moran
    Is climate change losing its luster as an issue for the Hollywood left? Or have so many "Inconvenient Truths" about global warming been debunked that it has forced Hollywood into an embarrassed silence? The sequel to Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth released in 2017 and titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, failed to pick up a single Oscar nomination. The 2006 film won "Best Documentary" and "Best Song."
  • Al Gore Defends Trump’s Solar Tariff Decision At Davos

    01/24/2018 9:54:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/24/18 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    ...Al Gore did something he, admittedly, rarely does and defended a recent Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on solar cells and modules. “I don’t typically defend him,” Gore said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. President Donald Trump announced on Monday a 30 percent tariff on imported cells and modules used to make solar panels that would decrease over time. The solar industry largely opposed the move... .... the White House approved tariffs lower than the 35 percent tariff recommended by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in 2017. The ITC took up...
  • That Sinking Feeling

    01/24/2018 7:39:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 24, 2018 | By Gaby Galvin
    Sixteen percent of the world believes climate change is the most important problem leaders need to solve first, according to the 2018 Best Countries survey. But people in a handful of countries in Asia and Latin America are even more concerned. In two countries – Vietnam and Chile – climate change was named the most pressing challenge, ahead of immigration, income inequality, gender inequality, the refugee crisis, terrorism and other issues. More than a quarter of the population in three other countries – China, Colombia and Mexico – say climate change is the top threat. While it is difficult to...
  • Archaeologists Race Melting Glaciers 2 Rescue Iron & Bronze Age Artifacts Exposed by Climate Change

    01/24/2018 7:27:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 24, 2018 | By Kastalia Medrano
    Glacial archaeologists are racing melting ice in Norway to rescue thousands of ancient artifacts exposed by climate change—revealing something surprising about a mysterious and little-known ice age. A team of scientists from Norway and the United Kingdom working in the mountains of Oppland, Norway, have discovered more than 2,000 artifacts, including Iron Age and Bronze Age weapons, remains of pack horses and even prehistoric skis. According to lead author Lars Pilø, co-director of the Glacier Archaeology Program at Oppland County Council, the skis differ from the modern-day version considerably. They're broader, and might have at one point been partly covered...
  • France fails to meet targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    01/23/2018 12:01:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 23 January 2018 09:58 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France failed to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the government said Monday, just a month after President Emmanuel Macron warned that “we are losing the battle” against global warming. The environment ministry said the country emitted 463 tons of greenhouse gases, measured as carbon dioxide equivalents, or 3.6 percent more than its goal. It attributed the slip in part to lower oil prices, which can prompt people and businesses to consume more in areas such as transportation or heating. But emissions were down 15.3 percent from 1990 levels. […] … [T]he disappointing 2016 results show...
  • Heavy snow humbles the global elite at Davos summit

    01/23/2018 7:53:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2018 | by Noah Barkin, Silvia Aloisi
    DAVOS, Switzerland - The global economy and geopolitical tensions are taking a back seat to a more immediate problem at this year’s Davos summit of political and business leaders: heavy snow is burying the venue. High in the Swiss alps on Monday, on the eve of the opening sessions, many of the roughly 3,000 delegates struggled to reach the ski resort. Part of the main train line into Davos had been buried in snow over the weekend, forcing people onto buses, and helicopters were disrupted by poor visibility. Some pre-summit meetings were canceled or delayed as the first waves of...
  • A solar shield could save us from climate change. But its sudden collapse would doom the planet

    01/23/2018 7:25:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | January 22, 2018 | By Katie Langin
    Last year, the planet was plagued by powerful hurricanes, blistering fires, and temperatures that ranked as some of the hottest on record—ratcheting up concern that we’re already knee-deep in climate change. To stave off the heat, some scientists have proposed blanketing Earth in a sheet of sunlight-reflecting particles called aerosols. This solar shield could cool the planet and buy us time, but a new study suggests that if politicians turned off the hypothetical cloud, they could plunge the planet into a sudden ecological Armageddon. “Gradual climate change, which is happening now, is bad enough, but if we do something that...
  • Canadian climate science faces crisis that may be felt globally, scientists warn

    01/23/2018 7:19:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 22, 2018 | by Ashifa Kassam
    Canadian climate science is facing a looming crisis whose repercussions could be felt far beyond the country’s borders, hundreds of scientists have warned, after the Canadian government failed to renew the country’s only dedicated funding program for climate and atmospheric research. In an open letter addressed to Justin Trudeau, more than 250 scientists from 22 countries highlight their concern over the imminent end of the C$35m Climate Change and Atmospheric Research program. Launched in 2012, the program funded seven research networks that explored issues such as the impact of aerosols, changing sea ice and snow cover, as well as atmospheric...