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  • Karenna Gore: Religious Leaders Should Urge Climate Activism on 'Moral and Spiritual Level'

    05/14/2018 8:24:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/13/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Karenna Gore, director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, urged the Catholic Church and other “faith communities” to become climate change activists and preach about taking action on the issue. “I actually think that [preaching is] one of the main things that could actually break through on this issue. One of the ways that we could break through on this issue is if people really start to think deeply on another level about it; on a moral and spiritual level and are moved from a different kind of place to take action, to raise it with...
  • Idaho Teachers and Students Win Climate Change Debate

    03/09/2018 9:32:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 48 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 8, 2018 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    After several years of often rancorous debate—and more back-and-forth action than a beach restoration project Idaho lawmakers finally have decided that climate change will be taught in Idaho schools. “It’s a wonderful thing for for our state and its students!” said Coeur d’Alene environmental science teacher Jamie Esler, who served on a state committee of award-winning educators, parents, and scientists that developed the K12 science standards.The science standards developed by the highly qualified committee, over painstaking months of work, maintain “integrity around the science of climate,” and will enable Idaho science teachers to fully educate their students about human-caused climate...
  • TV Networks Did A Really Crap Job Reporting On Climate Change Last Year

    02/13/2018 8:12:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | By Nick Visser
    Many of America’s leading television networks did a poor job of covering climate change last year, even as the newly minted Trump administration worked to unravel regulations meant to tackle the phenomenon and the U.S. was pummeled by a series of record-breaking natural disasters, according to a new report. The group Media Matters for America analyzed climate change coverage on major broadcasters’ nightly news programs and Sunday morning political shows - including those on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and PBS - over the course of 2017. While a total of 260 minutes were devoted to climate change during the...
  • Earth becoming a desert without climate deal, scientists warn

    01/01/2018 8:11:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 150 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 01, 2018 | John Siciliano
    Climate researchers are warning that a large chunk of the globe could become a desert if the goals of the Paris climate change accord are not met. The findings published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change show that more than 25 percent of the world's population will live in a perpetual state of drought and growing desertification if the Earth's temperature rises by 2 degrees Celsius by 2050. The report says the solution is to prevent global warming from rising above 1.5 degrees C, which the researchers say would significantly reduce the number of regions of the world affected...
  • Canada now investigates 'climate denial' [1984 Orwellian]

    09/14/2017 9:10:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.torontosun.com ^ | 09-14-2017 | By Lorrie Goldstein
    It’s like something out of George Orwell’s 1984. Canada’s Competition Bureau, an arm’s length agency funded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to the tune of almost $50 million annually, investigated three organizations accused of denying mainstream climate science for over a year, following a complaint from an environmental group. The bureau discontinued its 14-month probe in June, citing “available evidence, the assessment of the facts in this case, and to ensure the effective allocation of limited resources”, according to Josephine A.L. Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate. But it will re-open its investigation should it receive...
  • We Need Conservatives to Fight Climate Change

    09/12/2017 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | September 12, 2017 | By Noah Smith
    <p>The unprecedented hurricanes that have hit Texas and Florida, and the wildfires that have rampaged across California, seem to be pushing some reluctant conservatives from climate change skepticism to acceptance of reality. If so, that's great, because they're uniquely positioned to do something about it.</p>
  • Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us

    09/07/2017 6:47:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Nation ^ | September 7, 2017 | By Mark Hertsgaard
    The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer - and it’s not the storm. The horrors hurled at Houston and the Himalayan lowlands in late August were heartbreaking - but also infuriating. How many times must we see this disaster movie - titled Hurricane Harvey in 2017 - before we intervene and change the ending? And how long before we hold the ultimate authors of such climate catastrophes accountable for the miseries they inflict? What makes this so infuriating is that it shouldn’t be happening. Experts have warned for decades that global warming would increase these sorts of weather extremes...
  • With Irma Already Looming, Another Tropical Storm Forms in the Atlantic

    09/06/2017 2:48:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    <p>With hurricane hunters tracking one monster storm in the Atlantic Ocean, another tropical storm has formed, and it threatens to form into a hurricane as well.</p> <p>Tropical Storm Jose formed in the open Atlantic, far from land, on Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.</p>
  • Columbia EDU: CLIMATE LAW ISSUES RELATED TO HURRICANE HARVEY (here come the trial lawyers)

    09/01/2017 11:28:34 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    Climate Law Blog (Columbia EDU) ^ | August 31st, 2017 | by Romany Webb/The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
    All of this raises critical questions for climate change law and policy. Here, the team of lawyers at the Sabin Center offers a brief primer on eleven key climate law issues highlighted by and likely to arise due to Hurricane Harvey: 1. Disaster Recovery Legislation... 2. Flood Insurance Reform... 3. Flood Maps 4. Flood Protection for Federal Projects 5. Controlling Air Emissions from Damaged Facilities 6. Handling Toxic Pollutants and Discharges of Toxic Water Pollution 7. Chemical Safety 8. Damage to Superfund Sites 9. Zoning and Building Codes 10. Public utilities 11. Climate Change Attribution and Hurricanes: Numerous scientists have...
  • Al Gore's Hype

    08/23/2017 5:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | John Stossel
    I was surprised to discover that Al Gore's new movie begins with words from me! While icebergs melt dramatically, Gore plays a clip of me saying, "'An Inconvenient Truth' won him an Oscar, yet much of the movie is nonsense. 'Sea levels may rise 20 feet' -- absurd." He used this comment from one of my TV shows. The "20 feet" claim is absurd -- one of many hyped claims in his movie. His second film, "An Inconvenient Sequel," shows lower Manhattan underwater while Gore intones: "This is global warming!" My goodness! Stossel doubts Al Gore's claim, but pictures don't...
  • Elon to dump Trump over climate bump

    05/31/2017 6:51:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    The Register ^ | 5/31/17 | Shaun Nichols
    Elon Musk says he will cut ties with President Trump, should the US walk away from the Paris Climate Accord.The billionaire tech investor said Wednesday that if things go as rumored and the White House pulls out of the Paris Agreement, he will recuse himself from the President's Business Advisory Council.Musk broke the news first in a Tweet:Then in a follow-up confirmation that removed all doubt: This as multiple reports suggest President Donald Trump is leaning toward a decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord, a landmark deal to curb carbon emissions that was approved by 195...
  • Liberal Journos Uncritically Echo Reports Global Warming Flooded The World ‘Doomsday’ Vault(DOH)

    05/21/2017 7:48:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Several media outlets are reporting the world’s largest repository of seeds, acting as a “backstop” against global catastrophe, has been compromised by global warming. Well, the news turned out to be little more than media hype. Here’s why. The left-leaning Guardian was the first to report the Global Seed Vault located in the Svalbard archipelago was “breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.” Vox and Wired echoed the Guardian’s reporting. Vox reported the Norwegian designers of the seed vault that was supposed to operate without human assistance for “eternity” had...
  • Climate Scientists Spread Panic: ‘Ten Years’ to Save the Earth

    04/16/2017 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2017 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In the latest in radical climate doomsaying, a new report warns that fossil fuel consumption will need to be reduced “below a quarter of primary energy supply by 2100” to avoid possibly disastrous effects on global temperatures. In their report, titled “Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks,” a team of eight scientists warns that “anthropogenic emissions need to peak within the next 10 years, to maintain realistic pathways to meeting the COP21 emissions and warming targets.” The statement was immediately repackaged by environmentalists to read: “Scientists say we have ten years to save the earth.” As is always the...
  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle wants to put climate change deniers on trial in a world court

    03/16/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 88 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 15, 2017 | William A.
    On Wednesday night, Eric Idle, known to many Monty Python fans as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, took aim at climate change deniers. "I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court."
  • Scientists march on Washington The responsible application of science to government What is the Marc

    01/29/2017 8:03:07 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 24 replies
    Scientists March on Washington ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2017 | March for Science
    Diversity In the past days, scientists have voiced concern over many issues - gag orders for government science agencies, funding freezes, and reversing science based policies. We recognize that these changes will differently and disproportionately affect minority scientists, science advocates, and the global communities impacted by these changes in American policies. Addressing these issues is imperative in understanding how recent developments will affect all people - not simply the most privileged among us. We take seriously your concerns that for this march to be meaningful, we must centralize diversity of the march's organizers at all levels of planning. Diversity must...
  • Trump Win Threatens Climate Funds for Poor, a key to Paris Accord

    11/13/2016 7:11:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Marine Link ^ | November 13, 2016 | Joseph R Fonseca
    President-elect Donald Trump's policies are likely to make it harder for developing nations to obtain the growing finance they need to combat climate change, threatening one pillar of a 2015 international agreement to slow global warming.
  • Professors advise students to drop class if they question climate change

    09/01/2016 7:17:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is coming under fire after three professors warned their class that there would be no debate on human-caused climate change and that any students who disagree should drop the course. The professors, who are team-teaching the fall online course Medical Humanities in the Digital Age, issued the memo after some students expressed concerns about the first online lecture on climate change, according to the College Fix, which obtained a copy of the email. “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change...
  • France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon

    12/01/2015 4:11:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 12/1/2015 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    LE BOURGET, France — One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit. Either a tax on carbon dioxide emissions or trading carbon pollution like pork bellies, which puts a price on carbon, will help use capitalism to get closer to a day when the world isn't adding heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, according to leaders of France, Germany, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development....
  • Does Apple Have a Role in Political Discussion? (Video)

    10/19/2015 11:00:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | 10-20-2015
    Tim Cook: I think that ... the business has the responsibility ... of within the communities that they operate ... to be ... a ... great service ... and then we're global company and so I think we have a responsibility to be of great global service ... and so it as I look it that when we don't ... we don't get into ... the whole ... set of issues that we ... don't bring and expertise or ... for a i am ... or have had some knowledge of or write whoa the things that that we're focused...
  • How climate-change doubters lost a papal fight

    06/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2015 | By Anthony Faiola and Chris Mooney
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was about to take a major step backing the science behind ­human-driven global warming, and Philippe de Larminat was determined to change his mind. A French doubter who authored a book arguing that solar activity — not greenhouse gases — was driving global warming, de Larminat sought a spot at a climate summit in April sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Nobel laureates would be there. So would U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs and others calling for dramatic steps to curb carbon emissions. fter securing a high-level meeting at...