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  • Fight Climate Change by Suing Polluters, Says Scientist

    11/07/2017 8:09:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 7, 2017 | By Stephen Leahy
    Countries should sue the world’s biggest oil, coal and gas, and cement companies for damages resulting from climate change—says well-known climate scientist James Hansen. Hansen, a former NASA scientist who warned Congress about the dangers of climate change in 1988, says global warming of 2°C, or even 1.5°C, is dangerous, risking sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years. An enormous amount of money is urgently needed to dramatically slash emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), take existing CO2 out of the atmosphere, and for countries to cope with the impacts of climate change, Hansen...
  • Why Exceeding Paris Goals Is Life or Death for Pacific Islands

    11/07/2017 7:57:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | November 7, 2017 | by KATE WHEELING
    In July, leaders from the Pacific Small Island Developing States gathered at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji, where Frank Bainimarama, Fiji's prime minister and the incoming president of this year's COP23, delivered a warning. "The scientists are now telling us that, with the disappearance of the summer ice around the North Pole, and the eventual melting of the Arctic and Greenland, the global average sea rise would be a terrifying seven meters," Bainimarama said. "Which means this room would be flooded to the ceiling. Much of Suva, as we know it, would be under water, and so would...
  • Paul McCartney: Trump's Refusal to Recognize Climate Change Is 'Madness'

    11/07/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2017 | By Ryan Reed
    Paul McCartney criticized President Trump's lax attitude toward climate change in a new interview with the BBC. "You've got someone like Trump who says that it [climate change] is just a hoax," he said. "A lot of people like myself think that's just madness." "It's maybe a good time now to try and focus people's attention and say, 'Look, forget about [Trump] – we can do something,'" he said. "It's not the total solution, but it's part of the solution. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time but there's resistance."
  • Trump not invited to Paris December climate change summit for now, says France

    11/07/2017 7:15:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2017 | Staff
    PARIS - U.S. President Donald Trump, who pulled his country out of the 2015 Paris climate change deal, is “for the time being” not invited to a climate change summit due to be held in the French capital in December, an official in President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. Over a hundred countries, as well as non governmental organizations, have been invited for the Dec.12 summit. “The United States have a bit of a special status for that summit,” the official said.
  • Racist graffiti painted on car near K-State was a fraud

    11/06/2017 4:22:17 PM PST · by skimbell · 32 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11/6/17 | MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS
    An incident in which racist slurs were painted on a car near the Kansas State University campus last week was a hoax, and the man who painted the slurs has apologized. Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams...
  • OpEd: The Climate Risks We Face

    11/06/2017 9:52:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Since the dawn of the industrial age, humans have been pumping increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning coal, oil and gas. Researchers at the Mauna Loa Observatory, perched on the side of a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, have measured atmospheric levels of this greenhouse gas since 1958. We helped write the “Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I,” released on Friday by the United States Global Change Research Program. This comprehensive report — the most up-to-date climate science report in the world — is an outstanding example of federal science in action,...
  • Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals

    11/06/2017 9:43:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | By BRAD PLUMER and NADJA POPOVICH
    Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead. On Monday, the latest round of post-Paris international climate talks begin in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how to step up efforts. “One year after the Paris Agreement entered into force, we still find ourselves in a situation where we are not doing nearly enough to save hundreds of millions of people from a miserable future,” said Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Program. Even before the election of Mr. Trump, the goal...

    11/06/2017 2:47:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/05/2017 | The Patriotic Beast
    Devin Patrick Kelley the Texas Church Shooter is a far-left wing Antifa supporting Atheist. This Texas church shooting is one of the biggest mass murders in Texas pushed by Antifa and George Soros Communist Revolution.  
  • Anger over Trump support for coal at UN climate talks...Awww

    11/05/2017 11:52:23 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th November | Matt McGrath
    Plans by the Trump administration to promote coal as a solution to climate change at a major UN meeting have angered environmentalists. An adviser to the president is expected to take part in a pro-coal presentation in Bonn next week. Separately, a group of governors will say that the US is still committed to climate action despite Mr Trump's rejection of the Paris agreement. The talks begin on Monday and aim to flesh out the rules for the Paris pact This meeting, officially known as COP23, will be the first full gathering of climate negotiators since President Trump vowed to...
  • Blockbuster Assessment: Humans Likely Responsible For Virtually All Global Warming Since 1950s

    11/05/2017 7:43:59 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 58 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | 11/3/2017 | Bob Henson
    Humans are likely responsible for 93 - 123% of Earth’s net global warming after 1950, says a blockbuster climate report issued on Friday. The Climate Science Special Report is the first product released by the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA); the core assessment itself, focusing on impacts, will be released in 2018. The NCA is an congressionally mandated quadrennial effort by hundreds of U.S. scientists to assess how the climate is changing in the United States. The project is carried out by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Preparation of the report included workshops around the nation, a public-comment period...
  • Federal report blames humans for global warming and its effects

    11/04/2017 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Ennis85
    The Hill ^ | 3rd November 2017 | Timothy Cama and Devin Henry
    The White House has sought to downplay a major climate change report, which was compiled by 13 US federal agencies. The study is at odds with assertions from President Donald Trump and several members of his administration. It says it is "extremely likely" human activity is the "dominant cause" of global warming. A spokesman for the White House said it supported "rigorous scientific analysis and debate" but added that the climate was "always changing". White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said it was not certain how sensitive the Earth's climate was to greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Trump, who...
  • White House downplays US climate report(Barf alert)

    11/04/2017 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4th November 2017 | bbc news
    The White House has sought to downplay a major climate change report, which was compiled by 13 US federal agencies. The study is at odds with assertions from President Donald Trump and several members of his administration. It says it is "extremely likely" human activity is the "dominant cause" of global warming. A spokesman for the White House said it supported "rigorous scientific analysis and debate" but added that the climate was "always changing". White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said it was not certain how sensitive the Earth's climate was to greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Trump, who...
  • Syrian film-maker accused of faking his own attempted murder

    11/04/2017 4:29:06 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 Nov 2017 | Kareem Shaheen
    Doubts have emerged about the story of a Syrian filmmaker who claimed to have survived a murder attempt in Istanbul last month, after videos were published in which he appears to be planning the attempt on his own life to generate publicity for his anti-Assad film. Muhammad Bayazid said he was stabbed ...
  • Global Warming Alarmist Sues Scientists, Saying Academic Critiques Of His Work Are ‘Defamation’

    11/03/2017 6:28:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2017 | by Robert Tracinski
    If we have such an overwhelming scientific “consensus” about the supposed threat of catastrophic man-made global warming—and about the political and economic solutions to it—then why do advocates have to sue scientists to prevent them from questioning it? That’s the question raised by a $10 million lawsuit lawsuit filed by Stanford engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson accusing other scientists of defamation for critiquing his scientific work in favor of “renewal energy.” That’s not how science works. That’s not how any of this is supposed to work. Jacobson made a name for himself and became something of a media celebrity for...
  • Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

    11/03/2017 6:22:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | November 2, 2017 | by Christopher Joyce
    It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers. The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are "the warmest in the history of modern civilization." The global average temperature has increased by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over that period. Greenhouse gases from industry and agriculture are by far the biggest contributor to warming. The findings contradict statements by President Trump and many of his Cabinet members, who have openly questioned the role humans play in changing...
  • The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming

    11/03/2017 6:08:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 3, 2017 | by Richard Luscombe
    One of the biggest resulting threats to cities around the world is sea-level rise, caused by the expansion of water at higher temperatures and melting ice sheets on the north and south poles. Osaka, Japan - 5.2 million people affected At the end of a month in which it has been battered by unseasonably late typhoons and relentless rain, Japan is already confronting the threat posed by climate change-induced flooding. Alexandria, Egypt - 3 million people affected On the Alexandria Corniche, waves slowly lap at a shoreline dotted with plastic chairs and umbrellas from the beachside cafes. Students perch on...
  • EPA Replaced Its Top Science Advisers Without Telling Them

    11/02/2017 1:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 1, 2017 | By Alexander C. Kaufman
    The Environmental Protection Agency dismissed its top science counselors without telling them in advance, two of them told HuffPost on Wednesday. The head of the Science Advisory Board, Peter Thorne, and the head of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Deborah Swackhamer, said they learned from news reporters that they had been replaced. “This is really a destruction of the scientific integrity at EPA,” said Thorne, a University of Iowa professor of occupational and environmental health who has served as the head of the Science Advisory Board since 2015. “It’s disheartening to see.” Swackhamer went public five months ago with accusations...
  • GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s Paris climate deal to cost billions

    11/02/2017 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 1, 2017 | by Lorrie Goldstein
    A new United Nations report says the Trudeau government is so far behind meeting the greenhouse gas reduction targets it agreed to in the Paris climate accord, it will likely have to buy billions of dollars worth of carbon offsets to meet its international commitments. The problem, as even the report concedes, is that global carbon offset markets are riddled with fraud, meaning that buying them may not actually lower emissions. The UN’s Emissions Gap Report 2017, identifies Canada as one of several countries, “likely to require further action and/or to have to purchase offsets in order to meet their...
  • Scotland’s fishing industry to face climate change challenge

    11/01/2017 7:41:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | October 31, 2017 | by ILONA AMOS
    Scotland’s fishing industry is set to face major challenges due to the impact of climate change, according to new research. Scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (Sams) are predicting that global warming could cause commercially important fish such as cod, herring and haddock to vanish from waters off the west coast by the turn of the century. They say the fish are likely to migrate northwards to escape rising sea temperatures, causing collapse of local fisheries. Study leader Dr Natalia Serpetti, a marine ecologist at Sams, says the results highlight the importance of considering environmental conditions alongside fishing...
  • How we can win 'the crucial third phase' of the climate war

    11/01/2017 7:30:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 1, 2017 | Peter W. Davidson, former Energy Dept. official
    The world is in the crucial third phase of a 30-year war to combat global warming, and we can still win. The outcome will depend on this current phase and our ability to invest dramatically more money in clean and green energy quickly, thereby developing a new era of climate infrastructure. Success will depend on our capacity to invest sufficient institutional money for profit, and there's growing reason to be optimistic. The first two phases of the war have been won. Progress is being made on the third phase, but much more needs to be done. Phase One was led...