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  • UN climate talks draw to a close as US holds firm on fossil fuels

    11/17/2017 8:30:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | November 17, 2017 | Staff
    UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrapped up on Friday after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United States defending the use of fossil fuels. Delegates reported mixed progress in Germany, with the reemergence of divisions between rich and developing countries. A key stumbling block was on finance for the world’s poorer nations to help them prepare for, and deal with, the fallout from climate change including more frequent and severe superstorms, droughts and land- and crop-gobbling sea level rises. Another obstacle was the insistence of developed nations led by the US that...
  • Gloria Allred Admits She Doesn’t Know if Roy Moore Signed The Yearbook!

    11/17/2017 8:11:42 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 45 replies
    MSNBC host Katy Tur aggressively questioned Gloria Allred on Thursday over her knowledge regarding the authenticity of the yearbook that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is alleged to have signed. That yearbook belongs to Allred’s client, who claims that Moore sexually assaulted her. Tur’s questions stemmed from a press conference on Wednesday where the attorney for Moore questioned the legitimacy of the yearbook that belongs to Beverly Young Nelson. After pressing Allred several times about the issue, Tur finally pinned Allred into a corner and put her in a position where she had to answer. “But did she see him...
  • 'Political watershed' as 19 countries pledge to phase out coal

    11/16/2017 10:20:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 16, 2017 | by Damian Carrington
    A new alliance of 19 nations committed to quickly phasing out coal has been launched at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany. It was greeted as a “political watershed”, signalling the end of the dirtiest fossil fuel that currently provides 40% of global electricity. New pledges were made on Thursday by Mexico, New Zealand, Denmark and Angola for the Powering Past Coal Alliance, which is led by the UK and Canada. “The case against coal is unequivocal,” said UK climate minister Claire Perry, both on environmental and health grounds – air pollution from coal kills 800,000 people a year...
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 7:58:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

    11/15/2017 7:34:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 15, 2017 | By Matt McGrath
    While CO2 concentrations are now higher than they have been in at least 800,000 years, the gas still only accounts for a tiny 0.04% of our atmosphere. However, extracting carbon dioxide from well mixed air is not just technically difficult, it's expensive as well. A half-hour outside Zurich stands one of the frontline attempts to develop a commercial approach to sucking down CO2. On the roof of a large recycling centre at Hinwil stand 18 metal fans, stacked on top of each, each about the size of a large domestic washing machine. These fans suck in the surrounding air and...
  • Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change

    11/15/2017 7:24:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Robinson Meyer
    There’s a wrinkle in how the United States talks about climate change in 2017, a tension fundamental to the issue’s politics but widely ignored. On one hand, Democrats are the party of climate change. Since the 1990s, as public belief in global warming has become strongly polarized, the Democratic Party has emerged as the advocate of more aggressive climate action. On the other hand, the Democratic Party does not have a plan to address climate change. This is true at almost every level of the policy-making process: It does not have a consensus bill on the issue waiting in the...
  • Global climate action must be gender equal

    11/15/2017 7:17:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Hilda Heine
    Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality. The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting colonialism and injustice for a long time. They bore the brunt of the long term effects of nuclear testing, and women leaders like Lijon Eknilang and Darlene Keju-Johnson brought these issues to the international stage. For women, fighting for justice – including climate justice – can be downright dangerous. Last year was one of the deadliest for...
  • When Racial Hoaxes Make News

    11/15/2017 6:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 15, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal narrative on President Donald Trump assumes his election is evidence that America is returning to its racist roots. In the angst-ridden aftermath, the media found vindication by reporting all kinds of "hate crime" incidents, lurching so eagerly that they fell for a few that turned out to be hoaxes. Any media outlet that leaps on a small incident of vandalism as a grand statement on Where America Stands ought to have the courage to make a public acknowledgment when the story is fraudulent. To do otherwise is to stoke racial fires with dishonesty. And that's precisely what they're...
  • Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant for contributing to climate change

    11/14/2017 8:32:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2017 | by Agence France-Presse
    A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory on Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, the higher regional court in the western city of Hamm said Saul Luciano Lliuya’s demand for damages from RWE was “admissible”, paving the way for the case to proceed. Luciano argues that RWE, as one of the world’s top emitters of climate-altering carbon dioxide, must share in the cost of protecting his hometown Huaraz...
  • Scientists claim DEFINITIVE PROOF that global warming is man-made and getting WORSE

    11/14/2017 8:23:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies ^ | November 14, 2017 | By JON ROGERS
    A new study for the journal of the American Geophysical Union, Earth’s Future, looked at global annual temperature records from 1861 to 2005 which indicated there were 17 record hot years over that period. Then experts examined whether or not those temperature records were being broken more frequently and if so, whether humans were to blame for that rise. The findings show human influence has greatly increased the likelihood of record-breaking hot years occurring on a global scale. Without human-caused climate change, there should only have been an average of seven record hot years from 1861 to 2005, not 17....
  • From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

    11/13/2017 10:55:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 13, 2017 | by Damian Carrington
    From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the many of the greatest wonders of the natural world. A new report on Monday from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reveals that the number of natural world heritage sites being damaged and at risk from global warming has almost doubled to 62 in the past three years. Those at high risk include iconic places from the Galapagos Islands to the central Amazon and less well known but equally vibrant and unique sites such as the karst caves of Hungary...
  • Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn

    11/13/2017 10:49:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 13, 2017 | by Damian Carrington
    The burning of fossil fuels around the world is set to hit a record high in 2017, climate scientists have warned, following three years of flat growth that raised hopes that a peak in global emissions had been reached. The expected jump in the carbon emissions that drive global warming is a “giant leap backwards for humankind”, according to some scientists. However, other experts said they were not alarmed, saying fluctuations in emissions are to be expected and that big polluters such as China are acting to cut emissions. Global emissions need to reach their peak by 2020 and then...
  • Will we be ‘wiped out?’ How climate change is affecting California

    11/13/2017 10:21:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Christopher Cadelago
    California could one day be uninhabitable. Fire. Heat. Floods. Infestation. Disease. Suffering. Scientists have for years warned about the ravaging consequences of a warming planet. Decamping for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change, California academics and political leaders were mulling how to better deploy the distressing projections to give unwary citizens a better understanding of what’s at stake and compel them to see the wisdom of embracing sustainability. “This is bad stuff. It doesn’t get any worse,” Gov. Jerry Brown lamented to scientists, religious and political leaders in Europe ahead...
  • Greens hold out on climate in German coalition talks

    11/13/2017 9:25:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    BERLIN - Environmental policy dominated negotiations on forming a new German coalition on Friday, as the Greens pushed their would-be partners for a quicker exit from coal power. “What’s lying on the table isn’t enough for us,” said Greens chairwoman Simone Peter in response to a suggestion by the two other camps that 10 coal-fired power stations be shuttered. The Greens are holding out for carbon dioxide emissions cuts that would require the closing of 20 coal plants. Earlier, a discussion paper seen by Reuters showed that the two more pro-business partners wanted to cut coal power by 3-5 gigawatts...
  • How to Save a Sinking Island

    11/13/2017 6:52:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Erik Ortiz
    DEAL ISLAND, Md. — Steps from the water’s edge, men stumble groggily into the glow of Arby’s General Store, indifferent to the shifting ground beneath them. Waves lap the shore this summer morning as the sea steadily advances on an island lurching toward extinction. Here is where a remarkable transformation is taking place: Scientists estimate that the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake region have risen a foot in the past century. As global sea levels continue to climb, the bay water could grow 2 feet by 2050 and another 3 feet or more by 2100, models predict. At that point,...
  • Face ID beaten by mask, not an effective security measure (with Video)

    11/12/2017 4:49:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Bkav Security, Vietnamese ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav VP of Cyber Security
    Questions & Answers (Updated November 11, 2017) Q: How Face ID was set up? A: It learns from human face, just like normal. Q: Were you able to use the mask to unlock the iPhone immediately after freshly enrolling the real face? The reason I ask is that, according to Apple's whitepaper, Face ID will take additional captures over time and augment its enrolled Face ID data with the newly calculated mathematical representation. Can you describe precisely how you went about conducting this experiment? A: It does not matter whether Apple Face ID "learns" new images of the face, since...
  • Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island States

    11/12/2017 5:42:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | November 12, 2017 | Joint news release UNFCCC/WHO
    BONN, GERMANY - Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), WHO, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), has launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the heath impacts of climate change. The initiative has 4 main goals. First, to amplify the voices of health leaders in Small Island Developing States, so they have more impact at home and internationally. Second, to gather the evidence to support the business case for investment in climate change...
  • Livestock to blame for 19% of global warming - study

    11/12/2017 5:33:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Radio New Zealand ^ | November 12, 2017
    Research from the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre shows methane and nitrous oxide emissions from livestock contributed to 19 percent of the world's global warming in 2010. An additional 4 percent was due to emissions created when land was converted to pasture. The study's author, Andy Reisinger, said the figures showed the critical role methane played in global warming. "This estimate does not consider indirect emissions from energy use or growing livestock feed, such as soy beans, so this can be taken as a lower bound of the actual contribution of livestock to global warming. Dr Reisinger said...
  • UW-Madison faculty ask campus to commit to climate action, carbon neutrality

    11/11/2017 7:03:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Pat Schneider
    University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have adopted a resolution encouraging campus administrators to implement a plan to become carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. The UW-Madison Faculty Senate unanimously passed the resolution on Nov. 6, said sponsor, Kurt Paulsen, an associate professor in urban planning. The resolution encourages funding, creation and implementation of a campus-wide climate action plan with specific and measurable targets. Sustainability improvements on campus often require financial investments, Blank stressed. And investments in the campus’ state-owned buildings often requires state approval and funding, she said. Blank in closing quoted former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson,...
  • COP23: Activists march in Bonn in Carnival-themed climate protests

    11/11/2017 6:40:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | November 11, 2017
    Environmental activists took to the soggy streets of Bonn on Saturday, taking part in two demonstrations aimed at grabbing the attention of the COP23 climate conference attendees gathered in the western German city. One demonstration, led by the group "No Climate Change," marched from Bonn's downtown area toward the site where the climate conference is taking place near the United Nations headquarters in Germany. Another protest took place around the city center. Puppets representing Earth and the "bad ghosts of coal and nuclear energy" duked it out on the streets of Bonn, reported DW's Patrick Grosse. In another nod to...