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  • The IPCC’s Latest Climate Hysteria

    10/13/2018 4:03:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims the latest disaster “tipping point” is just 12 years away. If governments around the world fail to make “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” human civilization and our planet face cataclysm, the IPCC asserts.   MIT Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Physics Richard Lindzen accurately called the hysteria-laden report and press releases from this tunnel-visioned agency “implausible conjecture backed by false evidence and repeated incessantly … to promote the overturn of industrial civilization.” In fact, the IPCC insists that fossil fuel use must be slashed from over 80 percent of global...
  • UK 'will have to intervene in market to meet climate obligations'

    10/10/2018 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 10, 2018 | by Fiona Harvey
    The UK’s obligations in response to this week’s warnings from the UN over global warming will be controversial and politically fraught, taking the country into “uncharted territory” and testing the political consensus on climate change, the its top climate adviser has warned. The government will have to regulate industry and intervene in the market in ways that will prove controversial in parliament, predicted Chris Stark, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCCP). He said reducing emissions by the amounts needed would “require answers that the market unfettered will not deliver”. Stark said the independence of the CCCP, which...
  • Opinion: The speed of #MeToo gives me hope - we can still stop climate change

    10/01/2018 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 1, 2018 | by Andrew Simms
    After smoking and drink-driving, could climate change provide the next big behaviour-change challenge? The latest science tells us that nothing short of rapid, transformative change in our infrastructure and behaviour can prevent the loss of the climate we depend on – yet the message is only now being officially endorsed at the highest scientific level, because the implications are terrifying for today’s political and economic gatekeepers. It means real change, which incumbents always fear. But are we better at society-wide changes in attitude and behaviour than we give ourselves credit for? And do recent cultural shifts relating to everything from...
  • Rooting Out Scientific Corruption

    09/29/2018 11:08:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Septe4mber 29, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Dr. Brian Wansink recently resigned from his position as Columbia University professor, eating behavior researcher and director of the Cornell “food lab.” A faculty investigation found that he had misreported research data, failed to preserve data and results properly, and employed dubious statistical techniques.A fellow faculty member accused him of “serious research misconduct: either outright fraud by people in the lab, or such monumental sloppiness that data are entirely disconnected from context.” Among other things, Wansink had used cherry-picked data and multiple statistical analyses to get results that confirmed his hypotheses. His papers were published in peer-reviewed journals and used...
  • Private Jet Traffic Bumped Up 30 Percent During California Climate Conference

    09/17/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/17/2018 | Tim Pearce
    San Francisco International Airport’s corporate jet traffic rose roughly 30 percent during an international climate change conference in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown hosted the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from Wednesday to Friday. Brown traveled to the conference by car with his security detail, but the governor is known for his lavish travel on other occasions, such as a 2016 trip to Italy, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine with real-estate tycoon and Democrat Party donor George Marcus. (RELATED: Gov. Brown Is Launching California Into Space — To Fight Global Warming) More than...
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • 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...
  • Climate change: Protests held ahead of California summit (barf alert)

    09/09/2018 6:11:03 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th September 2018 | BBC News
    Environmentalists have held protests around the world demanding stepped up measures against climate change, ahead of a summit in California next week. Politicians, business leaders and celebrities will attend the Global Climate Action Summit, whose sponsors include the UN, Facebook and Google. Thousands protested in Paris, days after France's environment minister quit over perceived policy failures. The demonstrations have been organised by the group 350.org. In all, more than 900 protests were held in 95 countries, the group said. On Friday, Pacific island nations declared climate change to be the "single biggest threat" they face. The protests began on Saturday...
  • Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK

    09/03/2018 8:01:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd September 2018 | BBC News
    2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, the Met Office has announced. It said highs for summer 2018 were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for being the highest since records began in 1910. England's average temperatures narrowly beat those seen in 1976, they added. The heatwave saw soaring temperatures across much of the UK throughout June and July. Dry, sweltering conditions for weeks on end gave way to a more average August, said the Met Office. To the nearest 0.1C, all four years -...
  • Earth Set For a BIG FREEZE, Sun 'Totally Void' Of Sun Spots For Majority Of 2018

    08/31/2018 6:34:33 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 111 replies
    NN ^ | 08/30/18 | Paul Whitehead
    Scientists now believe the earth is in for a big freeze due to the sun being totally void of sunspots for more than half of 2018. The sun has been completely free of sunspots for a total of 133 days this year, scientists are reporting.
  • This is the day that the climate change fight was obviously lost

    08/21/2018 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | by Phillip Bump
    A particular challenge of the fight over climate change, if not a unique one, is that the shifts accrue subtly. The climate has changed stunningly quickly in global terms but slowly in human terms, allowing us to rationalize, wave away and downplay. The issue of climate change rose to the national consciousness as polarization in U.S. politics spiked. Gallup polling shows that there’s a nearly 50-point gap between the parties in belief in the effects of a warming planet having already begun. More than 8 in 10 Democrats think global warming has been demonstrated; only a third of Republicans agree....
  • Seattle Judge Dismisses Young Activists' Climate Lawsuit

    08/14/2018 2:00:08 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 17 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 8/14/18 | AP
    SEATTLE - A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change. In his ruling Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott says the issues in the case are political questions that must be addressed by the legislative and executive branches and cannot be resolved by a court.
  • Obama Carbon Colonialism and Climate Corruption Continue

    08/11/2018 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-written by Paul Driessen and David Wojick. Part 1 of a 3-part series. It’s obscene enough when the Multilateral anti-Development Banks do it. But Trump agencies?!? In a prime example of Deep State revanchism, despite the profound change in administrations, the US Agency for International Development is still funding and advancing anti-energy Obama-era climate change dogmas and policies for developing countries. USAID handles tens of billions of dollars a year, roughly half of all US foreign aid, so this climate alarmism puts literally millions of lives at risk.USAID calls its “flagship” program “low emissions development.” Emissions of course...
  • NBC’s Roker Now Says Climate Change Causing Fewer Hurricanes

    08/10/2018 1:00:31 PM PDT · by suthener · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 10, 2018 12:24 PM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    After the liberal media spent years telling viewers that climate change would increase the frequency and severity of hurricanes, on Friday, NBC’s Today show weatherman Al Roker revealed that the changing climate would actually decrease the number of storms during the upcoming hurricane season. “And just in, we have an update for our hurricane season 2018 from the National Hurricane Center....the August update is that we’ve got a 60% chance of a below-normal hurricane season. That would be great news,” Roker announced during a weather report in the 7:30 a.m. ET half hour. He then explained the cause:
  • YouTube Is Fighting Back Against Climate Misinformation (LOL!)

    08/09/2018 6:25:18 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 21 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | 8/7/2018 | Zahra Hirji
    YouTube is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change, BuzzFeed News has confirmed, as a part of its ongoing effort to combat the rampant misinformation and conspiratorial fodder on its platform. On July 9, the company added a blurb of text underneath some videos about climate change, which provided a scientifically accurate explainer. The text comes from the Wikipedia entry for global warming and states that "multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming." This new feature follows YouTube’s announcement in March that it would place descriptions from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica next...
  • Failed Prognostications of Climate Alarm

    08/07/2018 1:18:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    What's up with that? ^ | 8/7/18 | Anthony Watts
    Failed Prognostications of Climate Alarm Anthony Watts / 11 hours ago August 7, 2018 By Rob Bradley writing at IER “If the current pace of the buildup of these gases continues, the effect is likely to be a warming of 3 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit [between now and] the year 2025 to 2050…. The rise in global temperature is predicted to … caus[e] sea levels to rise by one to four feet by the middle of the next century.”— Philip Shabecoff, “Global Warming Has Begun.” New York Times, June 24, 1988. It has been 30 years since the alarm bell was...
  • California's Devastating Fires Are Man-Caused -- But Not In The Way They Tell Us

    08/05/2018 1:30:09 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/30/2018 | Chuck DeVore
    California is once again on fire. Northern California’s Carr Fire has killed six people, two of them firefighters, and continues to burn out of control, claiming more than 700 homes and about 100,000 acres. As a citizen-soldier in the California Army National Guard for two decades, I often heard the gallows humor quip that California’s four seasons were: flood, fire, earthquake and riot. But, what was once an expected part of living in the Golden State is now blamed on larger forces. A crisis, we are told, should never go to waste. In that vein, the Sacramento Bee editorial board...
  • Slate: Climate Is 'Complicated' and 'Influenced by Many Factors' (Are some Leftists backing down?)

    07/26/2018 9:49:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/26/2018 | Tom Knighton
    All over the Northern Hemisphere, it's hot. It's summer, so of course it's hot. It's not unprecedented: the temperature record is hardly more than a century, and even so, the 1930s were far hotter. But any sort of weather invariably leads to screaming about "global warming," and so people are now screaming about global warming. However -- and at the left-wing Slate, of all places -- some people are trying to temper that nonsense. "The implication seems clear. Global warming isn’t some far-off hypothetical; It’s happening right here, right now, and we can see it in our thermometers," the article...
  • New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

    07/19/2018 1:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Business Week (link only) | 7/19/18 | Bob Van Voris
    Posting Bloomberg stuff is verboten on FR, so here is a link to the article
  • Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling

    07/12/2018 8:59:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    AFP ^ | July 12, 2018
    For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China. Beijing is no longer buying, claiming the recycled materials are "contaminated."For sure, the 900 tons of trash dumped at all hours of the day and night, five days a week, on the conveyor belts at the plant in Elkridge, Maryland -- an hour's drive from the US capital -- are not clean.[snip]But since January, China has closed its borders to most paper and...