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  • Climate Change Is Everyone's Problem. Women Are Ready to Solve It ("Climate change" is sexist)

    09/12/2018 6:04:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep. 12, 2018 | By Anne Finucaneand Anne Hidalgo
    Imagine a world with affordable, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and decent work and economic growth for all. That is the world the United Nations imagined when it defined the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with “the desire to create a future where there is no poverty, the planet is protected, and all the people enjoy peace and prosperity.” But the reality is, that world can’t exist without the equal participation, and leadership, of women—as business and political leaders, investors, and contributors to the global economy.
  • Gov. 'Moonbeam' says California to launch climate satellite

    09/15/2018 12:46:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    The Mainichi (Japan) ^ | September 15, 2018
    California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that the state plans to launch its "own damn satellite" into orbit to battle climate change. The man the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko famously dubbed "Gov. Moonbeam" made the announcement at the conclusion of a two-day climate summit he organized in San Francisco. [Snip] Before Brown's announcement, two prominent Democrats and a Republican mayor criticized Trump for his decision to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord. "While Donald Trump may have pulled out of the climate agreement, the American people have not," former Secretary of State John Kerry said...
  • Rich Nations Vowed Billions for Climate Change. Poor Countries Are Waiting.

    09/13/2018 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 9, 2018 | By Mike Ives
    HONG KONG - When industrialized nations pledged in 2009 to mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help the poorest countries deal with climate change, it won over some skeptics in the developing world who had argued that rich nations should pay up for contributing so much to the problem. But the money has been slow to materialize, with only $3.5 billion actually committed out of $10.3 billion pledged to a prominent United Nations program called the Green Climate Fund. President Trump’s decision last year to cancel $2 billion in promised aid did not help. “The fund of hope...
  • Curbing carbon emissions could boost the economy way more than doing nothing

    09/06/2018 8:31:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 6, 2018 | by Lydia DePillis
    Climate activists and environmental groups have long pushed back against those who argue that efforts to cut carbon emissions hurt the global economy and cost jobs. Now, they're saying that there are actually enormous economic benefits to be had. In a more than 200-page report released Wednesday, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate projected that a set of policies aimed at combating global warming could yield $26 trillion in economic gains through 2030 if governments and businesses get busy enacting them in the next two to three years. The report's principal recommendation: Imposing a tax on carbon, which...
  • Feds threaten to withhold climate change cash [Canada]

    08/30/2018 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Well and Tribune ^ | August 30, 2018 | by The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA - Provinces that don't get on board with the federal Liberals' plan to deal with climate change, including putting a price on pollution, will forfeit their share of a $2-billion federal fund, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says. The Liberals find themselves with multiple provinces opposing aspects of the plan, from new clean fuel standards to carbon pricing through a tax or cap and trade. McKenna said no one should question the government's commitment to combating climate change and the pan-Canadian plan it unveiled shortly after taking office in late 2015. "There's no backing away from climate change," McKenna said...
  • Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull out of office over foisting expensive 'green' power

    08/24/2018 8:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Devotion to the global warming fraud has driven from office the head of government of a major democracy. Facing a no confidence vote from the Liberal Party (which is actually what passes for a conservative party in Australia – the Labor Party is the leftist party Down Under), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned. Turnbull had lost 40 to 45 what the Aussies call a "spill motion" to short-circuit a leadership ballot in the party.  The party then chose Scott Morrison as new party leader and therefore prime minister in their coalition with the National Party, which holds 16 seats and represents rural areas.  ...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muñoz
    During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. “Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”
  • You Won't Believe What Obama Did in South Africa

    08/10/2018 12:20:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Roots
    Do you know what Obama did in South Africa? You're not going to believe it. It's the biggest disgrace in the history of the U.S. presidency. But the mainstream media won't say a word- it's a total blackout. This is (as Obama would say) a "teachable moment." Ninety-plus percent of President TrumpÂ’s coverage by the U.S. mainstream media is negative. Terribly negative. Horribly negative. Remarkably negative. That same media adores and idolizes former President Obama. The difference in the way they are treated is remarkable. Remember it was Obama who first separated illegal alien parents from children. The media said...
  • Democratic Socialist’s Primary Win Revoked After All Her Votes Forcibly Redistributed (parody)

    06/29/2018 12:23:28 PM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 6-29-18 | B. Bee
    Democratic Socialist Candidate’s Primary Win Revoked After All Her Votes Forcibly Redistributed June 29, 2018 NEW YORK, NY—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elated when reports broke that she had won the Democratic primary for her district, defeating long-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley Tuesday. But the democratic socialist was disappointed to discover that her win would be revoked by the DNC after all votes for her were confiscated and more equally distributed between the two candidates. Democrat officials quickly sent Ocasio-Cortez a bill for her vote earnings, which included a hefty tax on her 15,000+ votes, which would be dispensed more evenly between...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Struggles to Differentiate Between Socialism, Democratic Socialism (tr)

    06/29/2018 12:12:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | Washington Free Beacon Staff June 29, 2018 12:51 pm
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialists of America member who won a Democratic primary victory this week in New York's 14th Congressional District, failed to clearly explain democratic socialism on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez joined "The View" panel where Meghan McCain asked about her self-described Democratic socialist views. The candidate has been at the center of attention since her upset in Tuesday's primary against incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.), a 10-term congressman and member of the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives. Ocasio-Cortez is known for being one of the most left-leaning candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. "You consider yourself...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The Leading Democrat On Climate Change

    06/27/2018 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 27, 2018 | By Alexander C. Kaufman
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary victory over powerful U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the working-class New York district stretching from the Bronx to Queens is likely to propel her avowedly left-wing platform into the Democratic mainstream as the 2018 midterm elections heat up. But her detailed proposals to deal with climate change could prove among the most influential at a time when the Democrats have failed to rally around any policy that could feasibly reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically enough to make a difference. Ocasio-Cortez outlined plans to transition the United States to a 100 percent renewable energy system by 2035....
  • Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

    05/23/2018 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 23, 2018 | by Damian Carrington
    Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the research indicates. This includes almost all the world’s poorest countries, as well as the three biggest economies – the US, China and Japan – contradicting the claim of US president, Donald Trump, that climate action is too costly. The scientists used 40 global climate models...
  • UN climate stalemate sees extra week of talks added

    05/10/2018 10:51:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Matt McGrath
    UN negotiations in Bonn are set to end in stalemate today as delegates have become bogged down in technical arguments about the Paris climate pact. Poorer nations say they are fed up with foot dragging by richer countries on finance and carbon cutting commitments. Some countries, led by China are now seeking to renegotiate key aspects of the Paris agreement. An extra week of talks in September has been scheduled to try and get the process back on track. Poorer countries have become frustrated by what they see as the cavalier attitude of the rich to the urgency of the...
  • Give millennials £10k to ease generation gap, think tank says

    05/08/2018 6:21:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 8, 2018 | By Ed Conway, Economics editor
    Every 25-year-old in the country should be given a £10,000 Government grant in an effort to solve the yawning economic gap between the generations, a prominent think tank has proposed. The proposal for a Citizen's Inheritance, to be funded by a revamped, tougher version of inheritance tax, is one of a number of policies proposed by the Resolution Foundation at the end of a two-year study into intergenerational inequality. The report from the think tank's Intergenerational Commission, backed by business lobby group the CBI and trade union group the TUC, warns that today's thirty-somethings are the first generation to see...
  • Arts Quad Signs Call for Refugee and Climate Change Awareness

    05/07/2018 6:44:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Cornell Daily Star - Cornell University ^ | May 6, 2018 | By Jill Crosby
    Student groups placed signs displaying refugee statistics along the walkways of the Arts Quad to foster discussion about the global refugee crisis, including the plight of climate change refugees. The South Asian Council installed the signs in collaboration with Cornell Welcomes Refugees and Climate Justice Cornell for People’s Climate Week. “I think the U.S. should provide sanctuary to those who it has indirectly and directly, temporarily and permanently, displaced by being the highest greenhouse gas emitter (and largest contributor to climate change) for most of modern history despite its fairly modest population density,” said Elizabeth Chi ’18, former campaign coordinator...
  • Green Climate Fund may ask donors for a refill in 2019: director

    05/03/2018 7:27:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2018 | by Megan Rowling
    LISBON - The Green Climate Fund, set up to help developing countries tackle climate change, could seek to refill its coffers in 2019, a year which is likely to see “a huge amount of attention on climate finance”, said the fund’s executive director. The fund began making investment decisions in 2015, with pledges from donor governments of $10.3 billion. But it is expected to receive only about $8 billion of that after U.S. President Donald Trump - a climate change skeptic who plans to pull out of the Paris climate accord - indicated he would not make good on the...
  • Climate change aid to poor nations lags behind Paris pledges

    05/03/2018 7:02:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Fiona Harvey
    Finance for poor countries to help them reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and deal with climate change is lagging behind the promises of rich countries, an Oxfam report finds. While taxpayer-funded finance has increased, and the private sector has stepped up with some initiatives, the amount raised could still fall short of the goal of providing $100bn a year to the developing world by 2020. The 2015 Paris agreement on climate change re-stated the $100bn financial target, but Oxfam says the taxpayer-funded finance from rich countries in 2015-16 stood at about $48bn, or nearly half the amount promised for 2020....
  • EU proposes 25% ‘climate quota’ in new long-term budget

    05/02/2018 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Frédéric Simon
    The clean energy transition and other initiatives to decarbonise Europe’s economy will represent 25% of EU spending under a seven-year EU budget plan put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday (2 May). Another key aspect is whether the EU will commit to stop funding fossil fuel projects like gas pipelines, which environmentalists claim risk locking Europe into unnecessary infrastructure. “I’m not sure it’s reached the upper layers of the Commission yet,” Gaventa said. Other parts of the budget could prove controversial, like a proposal to allocate 20% of revenue from carbon trading to the EU budget, as well as...
  • Rising levels of 'frustration' at UN climate stalemate

    05/01/2018 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | May 1, 2018 | By Matt McGrath
    Old divisions between rich and poor over money and ambition are again threatening to limit progress in UN climate negotiations. Discussions between negotiators from nearly 200 countries have resumed in Germany, aiming to flesh out the rules on the Paris climate pact. But developing countries say they are "frustrated" with the lack of leadership from the developed world. Commitments to cut carbon are still "woefully inadequate" they said. The developing nations are incensed that enthusiasm for the $100bn per year in climate finance support from the rich, due to start in 2020, has started to wane. "It has been frustrating...
  • Climate-Linked Spending Set to Rise to a Quarter of EU Budget

    04/30/2018 7:40:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Bloomberg | April 30, 2018 | By Ewa Krukowska
    LINK ONLY per posting guidelines: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-30/climate-linked-spending-set-to-rise-to-a-quarter-of-eu-budget