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  • Aspen Skiing Co. Aims to Turn Skiers into Climate Change Activists

    09/18/2018 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Powder - The Skier's Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jillian Queri
    Aspen Skiing Company recently unrolled a new activism campaign, called Give A Flake, which invites skiers and non-skiers alike to speak out against climate change inaction, with the launch of a variety of online tools that help activists easily contact their elected officials. However you lean, with a click of a button on the Give A Flake website, you can find out how the elected officials in your area stand on climate change. Then, via Twitter, users can tweet at their local leaders with images and statements that Aspen Skiing Co. has already curated. The campaign also provides a simple...
  • Former head of climate change panel to stand trial for harassment

    09/18/2018 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | By Sanjay Kumar
    A court in New Delhi on Friday ordered Rajendra Pachauri, former head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to stand trial on criminal charges alleging that he sexually harassed a former colleague. The woman filed a police complaint against Pachauri, 78, in February 2015, and he stepped down from IPCC that month. Women’s rights and legal activists have since charged that authorities have been slow to act on that allegation and complaints that Pachauri harassed other women. Pachauri, who denies the allegations, faces up to 3 years in prison if convicted. The woman who filed the...
  • Lowly In Stature, Fungi Play A Big Role In Regulating The Climate

    09/18/2018 12:13:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WBUR ^ | September 18, 2018 | by Bruce Gellerman
    As fall approaches, you may have noticed there's plenty of fungus among us. A rainy spring and hot, humid summer have produced an early, bumper crop of fruiting fungi we call mushrooms. Fungi are among the most tenacious forms of life, on or off the planet. They've been found growing outside an orbiting spacecraft, thriving inside the ruins of the Chernobyl reactor, even in rocks in Antarctica. But it's on forest floors where fungi reign supreme. Biologically distinct from animals, plants and bacteria, fungi are classified with their own kingdom. And in our world, they play a critical role in...
  • Eugene Robinson: Climate change not just a theory

    09/18/2018 12:05:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 18, 2018 | By EUGENE ROBINSON, Washington Post Writers Group
    Hurricane Florence has drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 30 inches of rain, an all-time record for the state. Last year, Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico and caused, according to an independent study, nearly 3,000 deaths. Welcome to the new normal. Tropical cyclones are nothing new, of course. But climate scientists say that global warming should make such storms wetter, slower and more intense — which is exactly what seems to be happening. And if we fail to act, these kinds of devastating weather events will likely become even more frequent and more severe. Every human...
  • Beware China's role as Hollywood's censor....

    09/18/2018 11:25:46 AM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/18/2018 | Ryan Khurana
    Hollywood producers are increasingly catering to the Chinese. This raises serious concerns over the strong media influence the 'Communist Party' could gain over global movie markets... And as China’s 'market power' continues to grow, Chinese audience appeal is likely to become the de facto Hollywood policy for approving scripts. That’s troubling. It’s likely the Communist Party is aware of the sway they now have on American entertainment—and they likely intend to expand it....As 'Hollywood caters to the dominant Chinese market', more of this 'geopolitical propaganda' may (will) creep into domestic films, helping to promote Chinese values abroad and strengthening the...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/18/2018 5:17:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There is Breaking News from Syria overnight with 15 Russian servicemen dead after their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syrian city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response".... US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is in a knot accusing Russia of "cheating" on North Korea sanctions. Haley spoke at the UN Security Council yesterday..... South Korea's President Moon Jae In arrived in North Korea today...
  • SDSU Awarded Competitive Grant for Climate Change Research

    09/17/2018 2:19:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    San Diego State University ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jeff Ristine
    A San Diego State University team received one of the first grants from California’s Climate Change Research Program, created by the state legislature in 2017 to support research on reducing carbon emissions. The nearly $1.8 million award was the second largest of 10 awarded by the California Strategic Growth Council from among nearly 70 proposals submitted. The funding comes from the state cap-and-trade program, which limits and “auctions” rights to greenhouse gas emissions in California. SDSU biologist Rebecca Lewison and senior research scientist Megan Jennings lead the grant-funded project, which will focus on integrating ecosystem and local community planning to...
  • Voters Are Ready for a Green New Deal. Are Democrats?

    09/17/2018 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | by Eric Levitz
    Last weekend, Americans weathered a “once in a lifetime” storm for the fourth time in 13 months. After a summer of unprecedented wildfires in the West, hurricane season has (once again) brought “unprecedented” devastation to communities on the East Coast. Faced with such ecological upheaval, our primeval ancestors would be scrambling to discern what they’d done to provoke nature’s wrath. We modern humans are a bit less confused, but much more complacent. We don’t need to ask a shaman why monsters like Florence are paying us such frequent visits. We don’t need burn a witch to find out what’s bringing...
  • Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election (Assoc Press agitprop)

    09/16/2018 4:53:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Assoc Press ^ | September 16, 2018 | By JULIE PACE, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.</p> <p>In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn’t be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It would be how voters feel about Trump. And the majority of the electorate, including a sizable percentage of Republican-leaning voters, doesn’t feel good about the president, according to a presentation from pollster Neil Newhouse that spanned dozens of pages.</p>
  • Glaciers Falling on Tourists: Yet Another Danger of Climate Change

    09/13/2018 10:46:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 11, 2018 | by ELIZABETH EARL
    In the summer of 1987, a woman visiting Alaska was crushed by a 1,000-pound chunk of ice. According to news reports at the time, Thais Grabenauer, 59, had been taking pictures with her husband at the foot of Exit Glacier, a towering wall of ice that’s one of the most popular attractions in Kenai Fjords National Park. A half-ton piece of the glacier calved off as the couple was snapping, killing Grabenauer and injuring her husband. It was one of those wrong place, wrong time tragedies that seem unlikely to happen again. But in the three decades since Grabenauer’s death,...
  • Arrivederci, cioppino? Climate change takes aim at our signature dish

    09/13/2018 10:29:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | September 12, 2018 | By LISA M. KRIEGER
    On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit, thousands of people are converging in San Francisco to save melting icebergs, endangered wildlife and drowning cities. But imagine, if you can, a life with less cioppino. Created in the late 1800s by Italian immigrants in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, the famed fish stew is one of many beloved foods – ranging from wine to sourdough bread - that’s likely to feel the stresses of climate change, researchers say. While the fate of one dish is far from a threat to humankind, it illustrates the far-reaching impact of something much...
  • Sweeping Civil Rights Lawsuit Alleges Racial Bias In Implementation Of California Climate Policies

    09/13/2018 10:25:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 13, 2018 | by Michael Shellenberger
    Top civil rights leaders are suing California for climate policies they say disproportionately harm its poorest residents, particularly Latinos and African Americans. “California politicians are using anti-racist and environmentalist words to hide the regressive impact of their climate policies on the poor and people of color,” said John Gamboa, the co-founder of The Two Hundred, a coalition of prominent civil rights leaders, which filed a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges that “the most staggering, unlawful, and racist components of the [state’s climate policies] target new housing” and are contributing to “resegregation.”...
  • Opinion: This is absolutely unacceptable

    09/13/2018 9:45:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2018 | By Christiana Figueres
    Climate change is here now, and it’s time to urgently ask ourselves: What kind of future do we want to work toward? The air we breathe is key to answering this question. Global warming is not just manifesting in devastating fires, floods and heatwaves; its causes are impacting nearly every breath we take. A recent World Health Organization report said that nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe dangerous air, and an estimated 7 million premature deaths a year are caused by air pollution-related diseases, including stroke and heart disease, respiratory illness and cancer. The most vulnerable people...
  • Study: Climate Change Beyond Paris Accord Levels Sharply Increases Global Deaths

    09/13/2018 9:32:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 13, 2018 | By Paul D. Shinkman, Senior National Security Writer
    A RISE IN GLOBAL temperatures beyond the limits established by the signers of the Paris climate agreement could result in an almost 9 percent increase in deaths internationally, a new study says. The number of heat-related deaths in regional populations would increase from 0.73 percent to 8.86 percent if the globe warms by 3 degrees Celsius (about 5 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher, according to an assessment by two professors at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published in the letters section of the journal Climate Change. The deaths due to heat exposure would increase despite a corresponding decrease...
  • Global coastal wetlands need to move inland in fight against climate change

    09/13/2018 9:24:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | September 12, 2018 | by Dr Mark Schuerch
    Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and coastal flooding, if action is not taken to protect them, new research warns. The global study, led by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, suggests that the future of global coastal wetlands, including tidal marshes and mangroves, could be secured if they were able to migrate further inland. Geographers examined localised data from around the globe on coastal elevation, tides, sediment availability, coastal population and estimates of sea level rise to assess whether coastal wetlands...
  • Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms - Storms Like Florence

    09/12/2018 8:59:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | September 11, 2018 | by Rebecca Hersher
    Hurricane Florence is moving relentlessly toward the Southeastern U.S. It's a large, powerful cyclone that will likely bring storm surge and high winds to coastal communities. But climate scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Florence is rain. "Freshwater flooding poses the greatest risk to life," explains James Kossin, an atmospheric scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Slow-moving storms are getting more common. A study published earlier this year by Kossin found that tropical cyclones around the world have slowed down 10 percent in the past 70 years. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric...
  • Russian media blitz claims Syrian rebels preparing ‘staged chemical attack’

    09/11/2018 7:29:54 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/11/18 | USA Features
    Several Russian media outlets, nearly simultaneously, began broadcasting “breaking news” warnings claiming that rebels occupying the last anti-government stronghold in Idlib Province, Syria, are preparing to stage chemical weapons attacks in order to blame them on the Syrian government. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that the anti-Assad rebels were preparing “fake footage of chemical attacks,” while the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation announced that the “fake footage of chemical attacks” was expected to be delivered to various TV channels and Western journalists before the end of the day Tuesday.
  • Putin Getting Played By China, Needs A Deal With Trump

    09/10/2018 5:15:33 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 12 replies ^ | 9/10/18 | L Todd Wood
    In the recently published book ‘The Hundred Year Marathon, China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower,’ Michael Pillsbury, the former Reagan advisor and China expert, explains how the West was hoodwinked by a China feigning weakness in order to acquire Western technology and assistance, all the while building to challenge America for world dominance when ready. Vladimir Putin would do well to read this book. The gist of the book is that China used America’s desire to defeat the Soviet Union to acquire everything it needed from America while secretly plotting to defeat the United States for...
  • Syria's Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

    09/10/2018 7:45:35 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said. Reports of Assad's approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to “recklessly attack” the province. Trump called any gas attack a potential “grave humanitarian mistake.” The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, was first to report on Assad.
  • K-12: An Insidious Inside Job

    09/08/2018 1:54:07 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 18, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Beware the traitor, we are finding out. History will probably record that high-ranking government officials tried to overturn the election of Donald Trump. History, I suspect, will use the word coup and will call these people traitors. This is unpleasant stuff but also clarifying. A small group of people, well organized and focused on the same goal, can overturn and destroy much larger organizations. John Dewey and his supporters, a century ago, did not think of themselves as traitors, nor would they use the word coup. But they organized themselves in exactly that fashion. A few hundred professors of education...