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  • Should oil companies pay for climate change? Yes, there is evidence

    03/21/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 84 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2018 | Ann Carlson and Peter C. Frumhoff
    On Wednesday, a federal judge will hold a “climate science tutorial” as part of San Francisco’s and Oakland’s nuisance cases against five oil giants for damages related to sea level rise.
  • NOAA Data Tampering Approaching 2.5 Degrees

    03/20/2018 10:30:35 PM PDT · by cba123 · 16 replies
    Real Climate Science ^ | March 20, 2018 | Tony Heller
    NOAA’s US temperature record shows that US was warmest in the 1930’s and has generally cooled as CO2 has increased. This wrecks greenhouse gas theory, so they “adjust” the data to make it look like the US is warming. The NOAA data tampering produces a spectacular hockey stick of scientific fraud, which becomes the basis of vast amounts of downstream junk climate science. Pre-2000 temperatures are progressively cooled, and post-2000 temperatures are warmed. This year has been a particularly spectacular episode of data tampering by NOAA, as they introduce nearly 2.5 degrees of fake warming since 1895. (Please see full...
  • Tree rings tell tale of drought in Mongolia over the last 2,000 years

    03/19/2018 9:41:20 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | March 19, 2018 | DAN GARISTO
    "It was suspected that a harsh drought from about 2000 to 2010 that killed tens of thousands of livestock was unprecedented in the region’s history and primarily the result of human-caused climate change. But the tree ring data show that the dry spell, while rare in its severity, was not outside the realm of natural climate variability, researchers report online March 14 in Science Advances."
  • Winter-white animals under threat from global warming

    02/16/2018 6:02:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | February 16, 2018 | by Ruby Russell
    Global warming is leaving animals who take on a white coat in winter exposed as snow cover retreats. But scientists say hot spots for "evolutionary rescue" could see them adapt. There are 21 species of animals around the world that transform from brown in the summer to snowy white in the winter to blend in with their surroundings — from tiny prey animals like the Siberian lemming to the noble Peary caribou, which takes on a shaggy white coat in winter. But habitats with extreme seasons are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Winters are arriving later, and snow...
  • Study Makes Bizarre Claim That Global Warming Could Alter People’s Personalities

    02/06/2018 11:24:40 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 2/6/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    A new Columbia Business School study is out with the latest bizarre claim about man-made global warming — it could alter people’s personalities. “As climate change continues across the world, we may also observe concomitant changes in human personality,” reads the study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday. It’s only the latest in a slew of studies on the potential psychological effects of future warming, and it’s not even the most bizarre. For example, recent studies have claimed worry about global warming is making people depressed. Those worried about man-made warming reported “feelings of loneliness and lethargy,” Reuters reported...
  • No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It

    02/05/2018 12:56:44 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    NYSLIMES ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | MAGGIE ASTOR
    Add this to the list of decisions affected by climate change: Should I have children? It is not an easy time for people to feel hopeful, with the effects of global warming no longer theoretical, projections becoming more dire and governmental action lagging. And while few, if any, studies have examined how large a role climate change plays in people’s childbearing decisions, it loomed large in interviews with more than a dozen people ages 18 to 43. A 32-year-old who always thought she would have children can no longer justify it to herself. A Mormon has bucked the expectations of...
  • STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of.

    01/20/2018 6:42:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    STUDY: Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety – ‘Restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy’ By: Marc Morano - Climate DepotJanuary 20, 2018 1:55 PM with 0 comments Depression and anxiety are afflicting Americans who are concerned at the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change. Those hit hardest are women and people with low incomes who worry about the planet’s long-term health, said the study published this week in the journal Global Environmental Change. Symptoms include restless nights, feelings of loneliness and lethargy. “Climate change is a persistent...
  • Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

    01/18/2018 10:24:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 18, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP SCIENCE WRITER
    Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United Kingdom's meteorological office on Thursday announced that 2017 was the third hottest year on record. At the same time, NASA and researchers from a nonprofit in Berkeley, California, called it the second. The agencies slightly differ because of how much they...
  • 2017 was the hottest year on record without El Nińo boost

    01/18/2018 7:50:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 18, 2018 | by Damian Carrington, Environment editor
    2017 was the hottest year since global records began that was not given an additional boost by the natural climate cycle El Nińo, according to new data. Even without an El Nińo, the year was still exceptionally hot, being one of the top three ever recorded. The three main global temperature records show the global surface temperature in 2017 was 1C above levels seen in pre-industrial times, with scientists certain that humanity’s fossil fuel-burning is to blame. The data, published on Thursday, means the last three years have been the hottest trio ever seen, with 2017 ranking second or third...
  • Humans now 'dwarf natural climate effects'

    01/18/2018 8:00:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | January 18, 2018 | by Roger Harrabin, environment analyst
    Manmade climate change is now dwarfing the influence of natural trends on the climate, scientists say. The acting director of the UK Met Office, Prof Peter Stott, told BBC News: "It's extraordinary that temperatures in 2017 have been so high when there's no El Nińo. In fact, we’ve been going into cooler La Nińa conditions. "Last year was substantially warmer than 1998 which had a very big El Nińo. "It shows clearly that the biggest natural influence on the climate is being dwarfed by human activities – predominantly CO2; emissions." “The record temperature should focus the minds of world leaders,...
  • Climate Change Is Good for These Crabs’ Genitals

    01/18/2018 8:20:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Hakai Magazine ^ | January 18, 2018 | by Amorina Kingdon
    We always knew there would be winners and losers. The depressed mud crab is dealing with a lot right now. There’s climate change, pollution, and a real downer of a name. (Its scientific name, Eurypanopeus depressus, is no more cheery). But its greatest burden is probably the genital parasites. Yes, there’s a particular barnacle that latches onto depressed crab crotches, takes over the machinery therein, and co-opts it for its own reproduction. (And you thought herpes was bad.) But relief may be coming. Ocean ecologist Alyssa-Lois Gehman at the University of British Columbia has modeled how this host-parasite relationship will...
  • A long-simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change

    01/18/2018 8:10:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Shashank Bengali and Ramin Mostaghim
    In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds. But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian authorities began funneling water 60 miles away to the lowland city of Esfahan, sparking protests as far back as 2014. The uprising — in which at least 21 people died and thousands were arrested before authorities reimposed order — had many sparks: rising prices, persistent unemployment, bank collapses, a wide wealth gap, corruption in the theocracy. But an...
  • Yes, global warming will be bad. But these scientists say it won’t reach the worst-case scenario

    01/17/2018 11:58:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | By Chris Mooney
    Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would happen if greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere were to double. Unfortunately, the same scientists say the best-case scenarios are also probably unrealistic. How a doubling of atmospheric greenhouse gases would affect the climate is of tremendous importance, as humans are running out of time to avoid that outcome. With current atmospheric concentrations at 405 parts per million, as opposed to about 280 parts per million before the dawn of the industrial era, the planet is already about...
  • Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather?

    01/12/2018 12:29:16 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 12, 2018 | by Jennifer Francis, research professor at Rutgers University
    Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S. Most of these events involved conditions that align intuitively with global warming: heat records, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding, hurricane damage and heavy rainfall. Paradoxical, though, are possible ties between climate change and the recent spate of frigid weeks in eastern North America. A very new and "hot topic" in climate change research is the notion that rapid warming and wholesale melting of the Arctic may be playing a role in causing persistent cold spells. It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to suppose that...
  • Confronting climate change in Trump country

    10/16/2017 1:27:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Claire Galofaro
    ... Jefferson County, Texas, is among the low-lying coastal areas of America that could lose the most as the ice caps melt and the seas warm and rise. At the same time, it is more economically dependent on the petroleum industry and its emissions-spewing refineries than any other place in the U.S. Residents seemed to choose between the two last November, abandoning a four-decade-old pattern of voting Democratic in presidential elections to support Donald Trump. Then came Hurricane Harvey. Now some conservatives here are newly confronting some of the most polarizing questions in American political discourse: What role do humans...
  • Ontario joins California’s market to sell pollution credits

    09/23/2017 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | 4:01 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017
    California on Friday expanded its market for buying and trading permits to emit greenhouse gases to include the Canadian province of Ontario. The market is the centerpiece of California’s cap-and-trade program, which aims to reduce carbon pollution over time by capping emissions and requiring companies to obtain permits to pollute. Quebec is already part of the market. California is aiming to reduce emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The two Canadian provinces have similar or stricter goals. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the agreement Friday in Quebec at a meeting with officials of both provinces, capping off...
  • Climate Fascists React to New Research That Shows the Globe Isn’t Warmingcultur

    09/19/2017 8:05:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | September 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, there’s something new happening in the climate change world. A couple of pieces here and one of them at the U.K. Telegraph. You know what? Headline: “Climate Change Not As Threatening to Planet as Previously Thought, Says New Research.” And this is from climate change scientists. This is not from the, quote, unquote, deniers. It’s fascinating. It’s not warming, folks, and in fact in some places it’s cooling, and so the climate change fascists have to have an explanation. And wait ’til you hear what it is. BREAK TRANSCRIPTRUSH: On the global warming story, I don’t need to...
  • Why the wiring of our brains makes it hard to stop climate change

    09/18/2017 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2017 | by David G. Victor, Nick Obradovich and Dillon Amaya
    Houston has barely begun to dry out from Hurricane Harvey, and Florida faces a massive rebuilding effort after the Irma catastrophe. These two storms, among the most powerful in American history, are typical of the extreme weather events that are likely to become more common as the planet warms. So why isn’t the public heeding scientists and demanding climate action by politicians that could help deal with these destructive extremes? You can point fingers at the influence of fossil fuel companies, at misinformation from climate deniers and at political obstructionism, notably from a fragmented Republican party. But a much deeper...
  • The 'slowdown' in global warming is OVER

    09/18/2017 11:23:57 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 56 replies ^ | 18 September 2017 | By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
    The 'slowdown' in global warming is over, the Met Office has said. While the world remained at near-record levels of warmth in the early 2000s, analysis of rolling 15-year trends shows that the rate of warming slowed between 1999 and 2014, the experts confirmed. But a change in the natural pattern of warm and cool phases in Pacific Ocean surface temperatures, which have an impact on global temperatures, has brought the slowdown to an end.
  • Climate Changes Health

    Today we face a challenging political climate, but the climate crisis shouldn’t be political. It is not only the greatest existential crisis we face: it is also causing a global health emergency, where the stakes are life and death.