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  • Earth’s Magnetic Field Decaying at an Alarming Rate

    12/11/2018 11:21:44 AM PST · by fishtank · 124 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 12-11-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Earth’s Magnetic Field Decaying at an Alarming Rate December 11, 2018 | David F. Coppedge The biosphere depends on earth’s magnetic field, but it has been decaying rapidly for at least 1500 years. In Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers, Dr Henry Richter describes how the story of the decay of the earth’s magnetic field caught his attention. He had read the monograph by Dr Thomas Barnes in the 1970s, and realized the implications: if the decay is true, the earth could not be billions of years old. He considered the various proposals for maintaining the field, but none of...
  • Sports world must join climate change crusade, says IOC

    12/11/2018 11:17:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | December 11, 2018 | by AFP
    <p>KATOWICE/POLAND - The world of sports must join the effort to tame global warming, and the International Olympic Committee intends to lead the way, it said on Tuesday at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland.</p> <p>At the 195-nation negotiations, the IOC and UN launched an initiative aimed to line up verifiable commitments from sports federations and clubs to cut carbon pollution in line with the Paris Agreement.</p>
  • Ocasio-Cortez understands the promise of a 'Green New Deal'

    12/11/2018 11:12:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/18 | Michelle Romero, Van Jones
    (CNN) Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty. Ocasio-Cortez, along with a growing number of Democratic colleagues, is asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi to create a select committee on a "Green New Deal" -- comprehensive legislation for a mass mobilization of people and resources toward solutions to the climate crisis. If Pelosi agrees, the congressional committee could develop a plan to improve...
  • On World Mountain Day, looking at climate change adaptation in the world's most majestic ranges (tr)

    12/11/2018 11:11:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    UN Environment ^ | December 11, 2018 | by United Nations
    Nairobi – Mountain regions occupy about one-quarter of the earth’s land surface and are home to 15% of the world’s population. Their influence extends far beyond their ranges: they provide goods and services, most notably water, to over half the global population – making them not only crucial for people living in mountains, but also for those living downstream. But while the world is becoming increasingly aware of the impact of climate change on different ecosystems, current policies offer a very limited focus on the importance of climate change adaptation in mountainous regions. Mountain societies are experiencing a disproportionately high...
  • US, Saudi, Russia 'insulted' key global warming report: Al Gore

    12/11/2018 11:00:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | December 11, 2018 | by AFP
    Former US vice president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore on Tuesday slammed the world's top oil producers -- his own country, Saudi Arabia and Russia -- for "insulting" a key and alarming report on climate change. A bloc of 44 small island nations -- many facing an existential threat from storm surges engorged by rising seas -- had called on the UN climate body to "welcome" a UN report on limiting global warming. But the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia blocked the critical word change in the negotiating text of the COP24 summit in Poland. The text...
  • French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming - They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

    12/11/2018 10:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2018 | Editorial
    After weeks of spreading riots and demonstrations in Paris, socialist French President Emmanuel Macron has had an epiphany or sorts. Not only is he not going to put a new global warming tax on fuel, he's going to let financially-strapped French families keep more of their money from the taxman. At least this year. "No mercy"? Sounds like total surrender for someone who, just days earlier, arrested 1, 939 people across the country, more than a thousand of those in Paris. The truth is, Macron has lost control both of the people and of the narrative. His 18% approval rating...
  • Climate Change Is Making Sharks Right-Handed

    12/11/2018 7:11:20 AM PST · by C210N · 56 replies
    Live Science ^ | December 7, 2018 | Brandon Specktor
    Australian researchers recently bred Port Jackson sharks in a tank warmed to a temperature likely to occur at the end of the century if climate change continues unabated. These warmer waters made the sharks right-handed.
  • Global warming is causing more snow to fall on Antarctica - has slowed rising sea levels by a THIRD

    12/11/2018 6:33:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2018 | Joe Pinkstone
    Global warming is causing more snow to fall over Antarctica and it is stunting the surge of rising sea levels. Scientists have discovered that the increased amount of snow on Antarctica has helped offset rates of twentieth-century global sea-level rise by up to a third. Since the start of the 20th century the snow on the frozen continent and the Antarctic ice Sheet have played a pivotal role in governing sea level change. The delicate balance between ice sheets melting and increased snowfall has a major part to play on sea levels around the world.
  • Warming Nazi Tom Steyer thinks it’s time to force all Americans to accept ‘climate change’ dogma...

    12/10/2018 8:35:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | December 10, 2018 | National Sentinel
    FULL TITLE: Warming Nazi Tom Steyer thinks it’s time to force all Americans to accept ‘climate change’ dogma or else (Video) (National Sentinel) Totalitarian: It’s comical in a way to hear the Left accuse POTUS Donald Trump of being an “authoritarian” who has no regard for the rule of law or the will of the people because really, they are describing themselves. Case in point: Billionaire Tom Steyer, touted as a potential Democratic presidential contender in 2020, wants to force all Americans to live a substandard life by surrendering anything and everything that might create a whisp of exhaust. And...
  • US undermining 'last chance' climate talks, experts charge

    12/10/2018 3:59:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Collusion "News" Network ^ | Updated 5:18 PM ET, Mon December 10, 2018 | John D. Sutter, Mark Tutton and Nick Paton Walsh,
    Katowice, Poland (CNN)The American delegation came to promote coal. And the kids laughed in their faces. That was the bizarre and symbolic scene that unfolded Monday at the UN COP24 climate talks at a spaceship-shaped conference center in Polish coal country. The nations of the world are meeting here to hash out a "rulebook" to help ensure the viability of humanity -- preventing runaway global warming from causing even greater calamity in the form of superstorms, searing droughts and deadly heat waves. That work, which follows up on the 2015 Paris Agreement, is seen as more critical now than ever....
  • Column: How to survive climate change: six easy steps

    12/10/2018 12:07:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 8, 2018 | by Yvonne Abraham
    Happy holidays, we’re all doomed! Scientists keep telling us that climate change could devastate our environment, economy, and health by the end of this century. And we’re doing less than nothing about it. Our government - led by a know-nothing who thinks global warming is a hoax because Thanksgiving was cold - has let fossil fuel foxes make henhouse policy, dismantled already weak environmental regs, and opened up millions of acres of pristine public land for drilling. But I’m here to help, friends. Here are a few easy steps you can take to protect yourself from climate change, since your...
  • Stella McCartney, Burberry among fashion brands uniting against climate change

    12/10/2018 11:54:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Fiona Sinclair Scott
    The multitrillion-dollar business of fashion, with its complex and long supply chain, is worryingly vexed with problems contributing to climate change. The fashion industry emits more greenhouse gas than all international flights and maritime shipping journeys combined, and it's estimated that a garbage truck's worth of clothing is either burned or sent to a landfill every second. On top of that, thanks to our powerful washing machines, our clothes pollute the ocean with microfibers equating to approximately 50 million plastic bottles each year. Conversation and action around sustainability and climate change has been quiet and slow to come within the...
  • In Many Schools, 'Climate Change Is Playing Catch-Up'

    12/10/2018 11:47:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    WGBH - Boston Local NPR ^ | December 9, 2018 | By Samantha Fields
    If the world doesn’t make “rapid” and “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” a UN report warned this month, the effects of climate change will be dramatic and far-reaching - and not in some distant future, in the next 20 years. Even now, though, in most schools, climate change is still just starting to make its way into classrooms, and many teachers don’t have the training or the resources they need to teach it. On a hot, sunny day, right in the middle of August, a couple of teachers from Martha’s Vineyard sat at picnic tables in the shade...
  • 5 things the Trump admin has done that go against its climate change warning

    12/10/2018 11:29:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | By Gregory Wallace
    Washington - Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear run counter to all of the warnings in the report. Here's what the administration has said and done since Thanksgiving: Coal rule rollback: The Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed relaxing regulations for newly-built coal-fueled power plants. Combined with another proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the two rules would overhaul the way coal-fired plants are built and regulated....
  • We're headed for another 'Great Dying', according to breakthrough UW study

    12/10/2018 11:17:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    KUOW Public Radio ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Paige Browning
    New research shows the way the planet is warming up has staggering similarities to the "Great Dying". That mass extinction event 250 million years ago nearly ended life on earth. New research out of University of Washington and Stanford determines, for the first time, the cause. Researchers found that global warming (instead of other factors such as high acidity in the water) was the cause of the Great Dying in the Permian era. Rising temperatures and depleted oxygen levels left animals unable to breath. Justin Penn and Curtis Deutsch of UW's oceanography department authored the study. Deutsch said it's a...
  • Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas

    12/09/2018 5:04:53 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12/9/2018 | David Nakamura Darryl Fears
    The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit in Poland aimed at gaining consensus over how to combat rising temperatures. Arguments erupted Saturday night before a United Nations working group focused on science and technology, where the United States teamed with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to challenge language that would have welcomed the findings of the landmark report, which said that the world has barely 10 years to cut carbon emissions...
  • GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests (VIDEO)

    12/09/2018 11:06:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 89 replies
    So now we have combat ready armored vehicles with the EU flag which are being used against unarmed European protesters who are demonstrating against a pro EU authoritarian regime.
  • The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything

    12/09/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Carl Zimmer
    Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all species became extinct. It’s harder to determine how many terrestrial species vanished, but the loss was comparable. This mass extinction, at the end of the Permian Period, was the worst in the planet’s history, and it happened over a few thousand years at most — the blink of a geological eye. On Thursday, a team of scientists offered a detailed accounting of how marine life was wiped out during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Global warming robbed the oceans of oxygen, they say, putting many species...
  • Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report

    12/09/2018 4:54:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | December 9, 2018 | By Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent
    Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last October. Scientists and many delegates in Poland were shocked as the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to this meeting "welcoming" the report. Instead they wanted to support a much more lukewarm phrase, that the conference would "take note" of the report. The dispute dragged on as huddles of negotiators met in corners of the plenary session here, trying to agree a compromise...
  • Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot

    12/09/2018 4:39:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2018 | by Clement Rossignol and Robin Emmott
    BRUSSELS - Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. Calm was restored after about five hours. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the “gilets jaunes”,...