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  • Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)

    02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 2/15/20 | LI COHEN
    In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct. Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than...
  • Biden: Antarctica is facing extreme ice loss. Sea levels and temperatures are rising around the world. Yet Donald Trump continues to deny the evidence

    02/13/2020 9:56:04 PM PST · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Joe Biden on Twitter ^ | 2/13/14 | Joe Biden
    Antarctica is facing extreme ice loss. Sea levels and temperatures are rising around the world. Yet Donald Trump continues to deny the evidence in front of his own eyes. We need to take action to solve the climate crisis—and that starts with getting Trump out of the White House.— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) February 13, 2020
  • Raphael Coleman, ‘Nanny McPhee’ Child Star and Activist, Dies at 25

    02/11/2020 8:52:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/11/2020
    His stepfather, Carsten Jensen, said on Facebook that Coleman “collapsed without prior health problems” during a trip. Coleman was born in London and appeared in several movies as a child, including “The Fourth Kind” and “It’s Alive.” He was best known for playing Eric Brown, aged 11, in the 2005 British comedy movie “Nanny McPhee,” alongside Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury. His former castmate, Eliza Bennett, said she was “heartbroken” at the news. “After we worked on Nanny McPhee, he dedicated his life to protecting wildlife and fighting climate change,” she wrote. He became an active member of...
  • The only solution for climate change is letting the human race become extinct

    02/09/2020 9:24:14 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 110 replies
    cambridgeshire live ^ | 5 FEB 2020 | Alistair Ryder
    A Cambridge academic has proposed a radical new way to solve climate change – letting humanity become extinct. Patricia MacCormack, a professor of continental philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, has just released her new book The Ahuman Manifesto, which will officially be launched in Cambridge today (Wednesday, February 5). The book argues that due to the damage done to other living creatures on Earth, we should start gradually phasing out reproduction. But rather than offering a bleak look at the future of humanity, it has generated discussion due to its joyful and optimistic tone, as it sets out a positive...
  • Less than a third of California students met or exceeded standards on new science test

    02/07/2020 6:16:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | February 7, 2020 | Sydney Johnson
    At a time when California is placing a greater emphasis on science education, most students did not score at a proficient level on the state’s new science test, with scores especially low among several student groups. The results of the test were released this week. They represent the first scores on the California Science Test, a new test developed by the California Department of Education, to measure progress on the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by California in 2013.
  • [Barf Alert] San Diego Bishop: Climate Change Death Toll ‘Larger’ Than Abortion

    02/07/2020 6:36:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 7, 2020 | William Mahoney
    [Barf Alert] San Diego Bishop: Climate Change Death Toll ‘Larger’ Than Abortion Bp. Robert McElroy seeking to influence Catholic vote SAN DIEGO ( - Abortion and climate change were compared several times in a recent speech by San Diego Bp. Robert McElroy, who insisted Catholics must not be single-issue voters. Playing his part to influence the Catholic vote in the upcoming California presidential primaries, McElroy claimed both abortion and climate change are "core life issues" — while alleging the latter ends more human beings' lives.  Abortion kills "more than 750,000 unborn children" but "the long-term death toll from unchecked climate change is...
  • Environmental group led by Greta Thungberg boots out pro-BDS German party

    02/05/2020 11:28:16 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    The German city Bochum branch of the student ecology movement Fridays for Future formed by the Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thungberg and an organization devoted to fighting Nazism kicked the pro-BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Marxist-Leninist Party in Germany out of their alliances due to the party's misconduct, including allegedly tearing down a placard against antisemitism. The ouster of the party that defends the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine took place in late January and early February. The student ecology organization Fridays for Future, which was started by Thungberg in 2018, claimed that the Marxist-Leninists...
  • Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Skipping School

    02/03/2020 6:52:40 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 3, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    In what can only be described as another attempt to delegitimize the value of the Nobel Peace Prize, exploited teenager Greta Thunberg has been nominated again for the award. Many on the left were disappointed last year when they said Greta, who's basically famous for skipping school, was "snubbed" for the prize after being favored to win it. Two left-wing Swedish lawmakers publicly announced their nomination of the Thunberg on Monday, claiming she “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis.” Her work toward “reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore...
  • Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks

    02/03/2020 3:50:04 PM PST · by karpov · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2020 | Hiroko Tabuchi
    Just beyond the windows of Satsuki Kanno’s apartment overlooking Tokyo Bay, a behemoth from a bygone era will soon rise: a coal-burning power plant, part of a buildup of coal power that is unheard-of for an advanced economy. It is one unintended consequence of the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost a decade ago, which forced Japan to all but close its nuclear power program. Japan now plans to build as many as 22 new coal-burning power plants — one of the dirtiest sources of electricity — at 17 different sites in the next five years, just at a time when the...
  • When Historic Preservation Hurts Cities. The madness of prohibiting solar panels on the rooftops of historic buildings illustrates how preservation culture has run amok.

    01/26/2020 6:35:07 PM PST · by karpov · 115 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2020 | Binyamin Appelbaum
    I live in a historic neighborhood in the heart of Washington, D.C. It’s not historic in the sense that anything especially important happened here — certainly not in the modest rowhouses that make up the bulk of the neighborhood. What “historic” means, here and in cities across the country, is that this is a neighborhood where buildings are not supposed to change. The law says window frames on Capitol Hill must be wooden, or something that looks very much like wood. If a front door has two parts and opens down the middle, it cannot be replaced by a single...
  • George Soros to Start $1 Billion School to Fight Nationalists, Climate Change

    01/23/2020 4:20:59 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 49 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 23 January 2020 | Katherine Burton
    Billionaire George Soros said he will commit $1 billion to start a global university to fight authoritarian governments and climate change, calling them twin challenges that threaten the survival of our civilization. The Open Society University Network will offer an international platform for teaching and research, the 89-year-old said Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The university will be launched through a partnership of the Soros-backed Central European University and Bard College. “As a long-term strategy our best hope lies in access to quality education, specifically an education that reinforces the autonomy of the individual by cultivating...
  • We cozy up 'like little sardines': Meet the youth delegates camping in subzero temperatures at Davos (only 10.99 years left)

    01/22/2020 5:24:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/22/20 | Sam Meredith
    DAVOS, Switzerland - Youth climate delegates from around the world are taking part in a "collaborative protest" against the rich and powerful by camping in subzero temperatures at the World Economic Forum. The annual January get-together - which is often criticized for being out of touch with the real world - is set to welcome more than 3,000 participants this week, with those in attendance poised to focus on the intensifying climate crisis. **SNIP** "We are just trying to show them that we are doing the right thing despite the fact that we are not sleeping or staying in the...
  • UN Human Rights Committee Rules That Climate Refugees Can't Be Returned To Their Home Country

    01/22/2020 5:36:49 PM PST · by jhastey · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/22/20 | Jim Hoft
    The United Nations ruled that “climate refugees” cannot be returned back to their home countries. This ruling forces the United States to allow all Central Americans into our country. Literally, anyone can claim the new refugee status. This will essentially open US borders for good. Now the left has combined open borders with junk science to create climate refugees. Via The Central Tibetan Administration: It is unlawful for governments to return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by the climate crisis, a landmark ruling by the United Nations human rights committee has found. The judgment – which...
  • Spain declares climate emergency, gets climate plan ready

    01/21/2020 2:25:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 01 21 2020 | Staff
    Spain’s new government declared a national climate emergency on Tuesday, taking a formal first step toward enacting ambitious measures to fight climate change. The declaration approved by the Cabinet says the left-of-center Socialist government will send to parliament within 100 days its proposed climate legislation. The targets coincide with those of the European Union, including a reduction of net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Spain’s coalition government wants up to 95% of the Mediterranean country’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2040. The plan also foresees eliminating pollution by buses and trucks and making farming carbon neutral. Details...
  • First in Nation - Portland's Climate Justice Tax

    01/19/2020 8:46:45 AM PST · by nwrep · 134 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | January 17, 2020 | Nigel Jacquiss
    “The goal is ensuring the green economy benefits folks who are hurt first and worst by global warming,” says Oriana Magnera. In just a few months, the city of Portland will begin investing the proceeds from a groundbreaking new tax on large companies. No other city in the U.S. has such a tax. The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund, or PCEF, will raise as much as $60 million a year from a new tax on big retailers. The money is supposed to supply clean, efficient energy and jobs to people the city has long slighted. The overarching goals:...
  • Fight Fires with Facts – Not Fake Science

    01/18/2020 4:25:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 18, 2020 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This piece was co-authored by Duggan Flanakin.  “We are all born ignorant,” Benjamin Franklin once said, “but one must work very hard to remain stupid.” Greens are incensed over suggestions that anything but fossil fuels and climate change might be turning green California and Australian ecosystems into black wastelands, incinerating wildlife, destroying homes and killing people. The notion that they and their policies might be a major factor in these fires gets them so hot under the collar that they could ignite another inferno. But the facts are there for all to see. PG&E certainly failed to maintain, upgrade and...
  • ‘Make or break moment.’ Tampa Bay leaders hold climate change summit.

    01/18/2020 7:31:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 1/08/20 | Zachary T. Sampson, Langston Taylor
    ST. PETERSBURG — As she arrived to speak at the region’s first ever resilience leadership summit, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor came upon a hotel parking lot packed with cars. Hundreds of people from local governments, universities and scientific consulting firms had shown up Tuesday. Valets at the Hilton in Carillon Park double-parked vehicles, choking the entry. The scene summarized the day: a symbol both of the growing interest in climate change in Tampa Bay and the enormous hurdles officials face as they aim to curb emissions (from cars, for instance) contributing to rising seas. **SNIP** Among the first speakers was...
  • Larry Fink Defends BlackRock’s New Emphasis on Climate Change. What Investors Need to Know.

    01/17/2020 6:50:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Barron's ^ | 1/17/20 | Leslie P. Norton
    Larry Fink’s recent letters to CEOs and investors were certain to press buttons, because they dealt with BlackRock’s plans to address climate change. Yet the reactions, Fink tells Barron’s, have been positive even as climate change has become a political football. “I received one of the great letters of my career from a client in a red state,” says the CEO of BlackRock (ticker: BLK). “This client was very thankful. This client said, ‘We have a 10- to 20-year investment horizon. We now need to look at how we think about investing.’ ” BlackRock puts climate-risk analysis at the heart...
  • 9th Circuit Court 'Denies' Climate Teens Who Sued Trump Over Climate Change.....

    01/17/2020 5:20:26 PM PST · by caww · 15 replies
    ProTrumpNews ^ | Jan 17, 2020 | 100percentfedup
    The U.S. Court of Appeals decided in a split decision the court could not decide on matters of climate policy. The president and Congress are the decision-makers on climate policy. The teenagers’ attorneys would now have to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the trial to continue where it was filed in Oregon. Twenty-one young climate activists were involved in Juliana v. United States. The group wanted a court order requiring the feds to implement a national plan to phase out carbon emissions.
  • Bloomberg wants all new cars to be electric by 2035 (Pander 2020)

    01/17/2020 12:48:43 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 17 2020 | Rachel Frazin
    Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg wants all new cars to be electric by 2035, according to a plan released by the former New York City mayor's campaign on Friday. Bloomberg's campaign said he would instate mileage and pollution standards and "put in place an aggressive schedule to put the U.S. on pace to make 100% of new vehicles pollution-free by 2035." SNIP Bloomberg's plan also calls for building metro-area public transit and intercity rail and bus systems and incentivizing local governments to prioritize "zero-emission" transit systems such as biking and walking. His campaign did not specifically outline how much the...