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    01/19/2019 11:01:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 14 replies
    The Global Warming Policy Forum ^ | January 18, 2019 | GWPF
    Before Christmas, we asked GWPF readers to send us nominations for our search to find the tallest climate tale of 2018. It’s fair to say that there was a lot of competition, with the catastrophe mongers across the media clearly working hard to ensure that they were in the running for this much sought-after accolade. We particularly enjoyed L. Robertson’s ‘Climate change, weather and road deaths’, a paper in the journal Injury Prevention, which declared that rising concentrations of greenhouse gases was going to cause a rising death toll on the roads unless governments put in ‘major mitigating countermeasure’. We...
  • Russia Named in List of 50 Countries in Which Christians Face Persecution

    01/19/2019 8:07:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019
    Russia has been ranked among the world’s 50 countries in which Christians face the most prosecution for the first time in seven years. Russia placed 41st out of 50 countries with the highest levels of persecutions faced by Christians, according to the group’s 2019 World Watch List published Wednesday. “Though radical Islam is largely to blame for Russia’s poor standing in how Christians are treated within its borders, the Russian legislation is unfairly applied to non-Russian Orthodox Christians as new laws and restrictions are constantly being imposed,” it said. The last time Russia landed on the list was in 2011,...
  • Act 10 Of The Yellow Vests Protests In France

    01/19/2019 1:04:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/18/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (LATEST NEWS AT BOTTOM OF POST) (215 AM EASTERN, 815 AM IN PARIS) Another day and perhaps another weekend of protest in Paris as Act 10 of the Yellow Vests gets underway. Social media has spoken of the notion of protests both days this weekend but a major theme is "Back to Paris" and that's one of the numerous places in France where protests are expected today. Places for protest to name a few Marseille, Bordeaux, Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand and the list goes on.......
  • The next president must make climate change the top priority

    01/18/2019 7:37:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Jay Inslee, Gov. Washington State
    We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m seriously considering running for president. The science is clear. We have a short period of time to act. And whether we shrink from this challenge, or rise to it, is the biggest question we face, as a nation and as a people. It is also our chance to realize the greatest economic opportunity...
  • New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

    01/18/2019 7:21:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Damian Carrington
    The first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world. The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing population. At the same time, the diet addresses the major role of farming – especially livestock – in driving climate change, the destruction of wildlife and the pollution of rivers and oceans. Globally, the diet requires red meat...
  • Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health

    01/18/2019 7:13:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WebMD ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Amy Norton
    Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a "health emergency." "Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and water insecurity, and changes in air quality, among other adverse health outcomes," said Kristie Ebi, one of the report's authors. She directs the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the University of Washington, in Seattle. According to Ebi, "the science is clear" that for each unit increase in global warming, there is an increase in those broad health risks....
  • Teach kids about climate change? A legislative proposal in Connecticut would require it

    01/17/2019 7:31:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | January 16, 2019 | By MICHAEL MELIA
    A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. Connecticut already has adopted science standards that call for teaching of climate change, but if the bill passes it is believed that it would be the country's first to write such a requirement into law. "A lot of schools make the study of climate change an elective, and I don't believe it should be an elective," said state Rep. Christine Palm, a Democrat from Chester who proposed the bill. "I think it should be mandatory, and I think it should be...
  • 250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says

    01/17/2019 7:19:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Jen Christensen
    Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century. The grim analysis comes from one of the authors of a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggests rising global temperatures could lead to many more deaths than the 250,000 a year the World Health Organization predicted just five years ago. An editorial accompanying the report urges medical professionals to take this report seriously. Its co-author, Dr. Caren Solomon, suggests doctors have a "special responsibility to safeguard health and alleviate suffering," and that mission should include working quickly to curtail greenhouse...
  • Chelsea Clinton takes on troll taunting her about her parents and Pizzagate

    01/16/2019 4:27:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | 1/16/2019 | Erin Donnelly
    Chelsea Clinton has established a reputation for defending others — including Barron Trump — from cyberbullies. Now she’s sticking up for her own family. The former first daughter took the time to respond to a Twitter commenter trolling her over the debunked Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which plagued her mother’s 2016 presidential campaign. (To recap: Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, had his emails hacked, prompting speculation that they contained coded messages about an alleged child sex ring at a Washington, D.C., pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong. Despite being discredited, the rumors resulted in death threats, an incident with an armed man...
  • Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change - study

    01/15/2019 1:06:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Damian Carrington
    Climate change could be kept in check if a phaseout of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately, according to research. It shows that meeting the internationally agreed aspiration of keeping global warming to less than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is still possible. The scientists say it is therefore the choices being made by global society, not physics, which is the obstacle to meeting the goal. The study found that if all fossil fuel infrastructure – power plants, factories, vehicles, ships and planes – from now on are replaced by zero-carbon alternatives at the end of their useful lives,...
  • Al Gore to address wine and climate change conference

    01/15/2019 7:56:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Decanter Magazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Panos Kakaviatos
    Ex-US vice president Al Gore is to address a high-level wine and climate change conference in Porto this year, designed to help wineries and academics share knowledge. Leading academics and wine industry figures will attend a ‘climate change leadership’ conference, in a follow up to the July 2018 ‘Porto Protocol’ – a non-profit initiative uniting the international wine sector to counter the effects of climate change. Barack Obama spoke at the 2018 conference and this year’s symposium will see former US vice-president and Nobel Laureate Al Gore address guests. ‘We are shifting from discussing climate change to sharing solutions,’ said...
  • How science fiction helps readers understand climate change

    01/15/2019 7:46:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | January 15, 2019 | By Diego Arguedas Ortiz
    ... In Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel New York 2140, Manhattan is flooded after unabated climate change causes the sea level to rise by 50ft (15.25m). The amphibian city is now a SuperVenice, a grid of canals populated by vaporettos. Robinson’s 2017 climate-fiction novel belongs to a growing cadre of works about drowned nations, wind farm utopias or scarred metropolises decades into the future. As diplomats draft the rulebook for the global response to the climate crisis and engineers race to produce better solar panels, writers have found their role, too: telling what Robinson calls “the story of the next century”....
  • Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds

    01/14/2019 5:11:28 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    WP ^ | 1 14 2019 | Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
    Antarctic glaciers have been melting at an accelerating pace over the past four decades thanks to an influx of warm ocean water — a startling new finding that researchers say could mean sea levels are poised to rise more quickly than predicted in coming decades. The Antarctic lost 40 billion tons of melting ice to the ocean each year from 1979 to 1989. That figure rose to 252 billion tons lost per year beginning in 2009, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That means the region is losing six times as...
  • Climate Change Denial - Facing a reality too big to believe.

    01/14/2019 12:35:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | January 12, 2019 | by Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD
    There are many areas of science and medicine that stimulate reasonable differences of opinion and even controversy. What exactly is dark matter made of? Whose cut-offs for normal blood pressure are the best ones to follow? Is psychoanalytic psychotherapy an evidence-based treatment? But there are also many points that are clear and not subject to legitimate debate. We can affirm without doubt that anthropogenic climate change is a real phenomenon that is already apparent and will, if not mitigated, cause terrible suffering and destruction before this century is over. That a few misguided politicians believe climate change predictions are exaggerated...
  • Climate change brings extreme weather

    01/14/2019 12:25:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Physics World ^ | January 14, 2019
    In the past, scientists were reluctant to attribute particular extreme weather events to climate change. But for the second consecutive year, they have done so with confidence. Thanks to improved modeling, increased computer power, and better skill in interpreting data, attribution science – a young branch of climate science – has been blossoming, says Jeff Rosenfeld, editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). Based on the research of 120 scientists in 10 countries, the report comprises 18 peer-reviewed chapters; each deals with a particular weather phenomenon during 2017. “The studies look at what the climate is now,...
  • Globalization 4.0 will help us tackle climate change. Here’s how

    01/14/2019 12:15:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Klaus Schwab, Founder, World Economic Forum
    Climate change – arguably humanity’s most existential challenge – requires urgent global action. As the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2019 will show only too clearly, environmental crises – notably a failure to tackle climate change – are among the likeliest and highest-impact risks that the world faces over the next decade. Indeed, 2018 saw record levels of costs due to extreme weather events. The urgent scientific message on climate change finds it hard to cut through the news cycle and the competing agendas of our ever more complex world. The effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the...
  • Iowa soybean farmer on shutdown: "It's not worth putting up the wall to put us in this situation"

    01/11/2019 1:24:57 PM PST · by greymattr · 88 replies
    Polk City, Iowa – Aaron Lehman is not a federal employee. He's an Iowa farmer. But the government shutdown has put him in a real bind. Lehman has watched the price of his soybeans drop 20 percent since last summer when the Trump administration got into a fight over trade with China, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds. "So the price drop off on soybeans together with the government shutdown is like a double whammy," Reynolds said. "It really is. It got us coming and going," Lehman said, adding it "absolutely" adds another layer of uncertainty. "We rely on our...
  • For these birds, climate change spells a rise in fatal conflicts

    01/11/2019 9:49:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 10, 2019 | by Cell Press
    Researchers have found yet another way in which climate change has been detrimental to migrating birds. As European winters have become warmer, pied flycatchers traveling from Africa to reach breeding grounds in the Netherlands are arriving to find that resident great tits have already claimed nesting sites for the season. As a result, the number of flycatchers killed in great tit nests has risen dramatically. "When pied flycatchers and great tits are more synchronous in their timing, this leads to a higher level of conflict over nesting sites," says Jelmer Samplonius, who did the work at the University of Groningen,...
  • Why our galaxy probably isn't full of alien civilizations killed off by climate change

    01/10/2019 1:17:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 9, 2019 | By Seth Shostak (D-NBC)
    If extraterrestrials are out there, odds are they're too clever to have been blindsided by global warming run amok. Could it be that climate change is a universal menace? A recent article in Forbes addresses the idea that the galaxy might be strewn with extinct alien civilizations, burned to a crisp by ferocious planetary warming. The idea is certainly intriguing, and has obvious relevance as a cautionary tale for us. But could it be true? The article doesn’t say these hypothetical societies died out thanks to an alien fondness for SUVs. Instead, the aliens are hypothesized to be the victims...
  • How the fossil fuel industry got the media to think climate change was debatable

    01/10/2019 1:02:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2019 | By Amy Westervelt (D-WaPo)
    Late last year, the Trump administration released the latest national climate assessment on Black Friday in what many assumed was an attempt to bury the document. If that was the plan, it backfired, and the assessment wound up earning more coverage than it probably would have otherwise. But much of that coverage perpetuated a decades-old practice, one that has been weaponized by the fossil fuel industry: false equivalence. While print outlets aren’t perfect, TV news has lagged further behind on climate, often presenting climate contrarians as an equal and opposite balance to climate scientists. In coverage of the national climate...