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  • NYT Op-Ed: ‘Stop Eating Animals’ If You Care About Climate Change, Racial Justice and Working Poor

    05/27/2020 9:20:17 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/27/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    What is it with liberal outlets and their apparent virtue-signaling obsession with eliminating meat from our diets? The New York Times published a wacky op-ed headlined “The End of Meat Is Here.” In the sub-headline, author Jonathan Safran Foer grumbled that “If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.” [Emphasis added.] Only leftists like Foer would know how to make that nonsensical connection.
  • Worse than a pandemic: Warning: Killer Asteroids Headed Our Way

    05/27/2020 6:45:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 29 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 5-27-20 | MOTUS
    More news from space you can’t use; this time it’s gravity. Apparently Earth is losing its grip: Earth’s magnetic field, critical to all life, may be in danger from 'leaking core' Of course if you read beyond the sensational headline you will discover that not only is it leaking, “but that it has been for about 2.5 billion years.” So our task is monumental: that’s a helluva curve that needs flattening. And that’s not even the bad news: Unexplained anomaly weakening Earth’s magnetic field is EVOLVING and SPLITTING in two, warn scientists The European Space Agency (ESA) has deployed its...
  • Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago crashed into Earth at 'the deadliest possible angle' of 60 degrees which maximized production of greenhouse gases

    05/26/2020 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:45 EDT, 26 May 2020 | Ian Randall
    The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs around 66 million years ago crashed into Earth at “the deadliest possible angle”, researchers have concluded. The giant impacter struck what is today Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula at around 60 degrees — maximizing the production of climate-altering greenhouse gases. The global disaster caused by the space rock — which was bigger than Mount Everest — was far worse than once thought, Imperial College London experts said. Previous studies had suggested the asteroid came in at an angle of around 30 degrees, while others concluded that it crashed almost straight down. However, the team’s computer...
  • Doctors Push for ‘Climate Change’ to Be Recorded on Death Certificates

    05/22/2020 10:58:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/21/2020 | James Delingpole
    Researchers at Australian National University (ANU) have called for ‘climate change’ to be recorded as a cause of death on death certificates. They claim that in Australia, the rate of people dying as a result of global warming may be 50 times higher than is officially acknowledged. In a letter to The Lancet Planetary Health, researchers Arnagretta Hunter and Simon Quilty claim the impact of climate change is currently understated. “Climate change is the single greatest health threat that we face globally even after we recover from coronavirus. “We are successfully tracking deaths from coronavirus, but we also need healthcare...
  • Coronavirus pandemic may reverse human development for first time in 30 years, UN says

    05/21/2020 3:23:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | May 21, 2020 | by Thomson Reuters Foundation
    The novel coronavirus outbreak has starkly exposed inequalities worldwide and could set back human development for the first time since 1990, the United Nations said on Wednesday. It said the crisis had, though, revealed the strength of collective action in the face of a common threat and urged the world to show the same force on climate change. “The Covid-19 pandemic is unleashing a human development crisis,” the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report. Other shocks – such as the financial crisis of 2007-2009 or the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2016 – have dealt a blow...
  • Burlington mayor questions Inslee's motives on COVID-19 (only 10.67 years left)

    05/20/2020 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Goskagit ^ | 5/19/20 | Brandon Stone
    Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton accused Gov. Jay Inslee of using the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to promote "his climate change agenda," in a letter written Friday. Sexton, referencing a May 13 interview Inslee had with Sen. Bernie Sanders on the effects of climate change, said he objected to Inslee's characterization of the pandemic as an opportunity to re-create the state's economy to be more environmentally friendly. In the interview, Inslee said as states take steps to rebuild their economies they should take the opportunity to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and invest in green energy. "We have...
  • Renewable energy should be at the heart of virus recovery plans: IEA

    05/20/2020 1:36:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | May 20, 2020
    Paris (AFP) -- The International Energy Agency on Wednesday called on governments to put clean energy at the heart of their coronavirus economic recovery plans, as it forecast the first slowdown in new renewable power installations worldwide in two decades. The IEA warned that lockdown measures -- which at their peak affected more than half the world’s population -- would have "far-reaching" consequences, as the world grapples with a crisis that has sent energy demand plummeting and threatens a deep economic contraction. The agency, which had expected 2020 to be a bumper year for green energy, slashed its two-year forecast...
  • The Real Climate Science Deniers

    05/16/2020 8:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/15/2020 | Paul Driessen
    Fifty years ago, I helped organize Earth Day #1 programs on my college campus, calling attention to serious pollution problems that afflicted much of the USA. Over the ensuing decades, laws, regulations, and changed attitudes, practices and technologies reduced most of that pollution, often dramatically. I didn’t buy into the 1970 end-is-nigh, doom-and-gloom, billions-will-die hysteria that Ron Stein and Ron Bailey summarize, including the manmade global cooling crisis. I don’t buy it today, either – certainly not this year’s Earth Day focus on the alleged manmade global warming crisis, also blamed on emissions of carbon dioxide, the same gas that...
  • California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

    05/16/2020 5:52:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC "News" / Disney ^ | May 15, 2020 | By ADAM BEAM, AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections. In January, Newsom proposed a $12 billion “climate budget” that, over the next five years, would offer incentives for companies to convert to electric vehicles, give low-interest loans to businesses to clean up their practices and spend billions on projects preparing for floods, droughts and wildfires. But Thursday, Newsom proposed eliminating most of the foundation for those programs to balance...
  • Rush Limbaugh Says Coronavirus Is Becoming Like Climate Change: ‘Every Day We Get Some New Scare Tactic’

    05/15/2020 1:08:40 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 31 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 5/15/2020 | Tim Pearce
    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said that the reporting and commentary around the coronavirus outbreak is becoming strikingly similar to the alarmism surrounding climate change. Limbaugh made the comparison on his radio show on Thursday. The pundit started off by noting that climate change has been at the center of dire predictions for decades.
  • Even with people staying in, carbon dioxide is breaking records [since record-keeping began at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii way back in 1958]

    05/13/2020 5:56:25 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 49 replies
    theverge ^ | May 7, 2020 | Justine Calma
    The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is still rising, even though people are driving and flying less during the COVID-19 pandemic. CO2 reached an all-time daily high on May 3rd, hitting levels that haven’t been seen in the more than 60 years since records began. The annual average is also expected to rise, according to an analysis published today by scientists at the national meteorological service for the UK and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. They found that the overall amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is still climbing steadily, and that the dramatic changes from the pandemic...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair Biden campaign climate task force (only 10.69 years left)

    05/13/2020 1:24:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/20 | Ryan Nobles, Gregory Krieg, Paul LeBlanc, CNN
    (CNN) Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden's campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president's effort to unify the party ahead of the general election. The group is one of several task forces being formed to bridge the divide between the polices of Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his White House bid last month. "I'm working with Bernie and with his people. And so, and we've made some changes. We've listened to Bernie supporters...
  • It’s already getting too hot and humid in some places for humans to survive

    05/09/2020 11:48:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    theverge.com ^ | May 8, 2020 | Justine Calma
    A combination of heat and humidity so extreme that it’s unendurable isn’t just a problem for the future — those conditions are already here, a new study finds. Off-the-chart readings that were previously thought to be nearly nonexistent on the planet today have popped up around the globe, and unyielding temperatures are becoming more common. Extreme conditions reaching roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit on the heat-index scale — a measurement of both heat and humidity that’s often referred to as what the temperature “feels like” — doubled between 1979 and 2017, the study found. Humidity and heat are a particularly deadly...
  • Mother's Day Weekend Snowstorm Could Bring Bomb Cyclone, Thundersnow to Northeast

    05/08/2020 8:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2020 | Kathryn Prociv
    Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm.Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm poised to drop snow across portions of the Northeast and New England. Snow will begin Friday afternoon across the interior Northeast and spread into New England by Friday evening and continue overnight, when snowfall rates could be heavy at times. This will be a heavy, wet snow, so power outages are likely (especially with leaves on the trees, which will make them heavier...
  • European lawmakers to consider tougher climate law: draft

    05/08/2020 4:09:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 8, 2020 | by Kate Abnett
    European Union lawmakers are considering toughening the bloc’s planned climate law, with stricter near-term emission goals and a binding commitment for every member state to decarbonize by 2050, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. Such goals are required if the world is to stick within limits scientists say are needed to avoid devastating fallout from global warming, the lead author of the document, Swedish lawmaker Jytte Guteland, said. The European Commission, the EU’s executive, proposed the law in March - weeks before the coronavirus pandemic prompted an economic crisis that the bloc has pledged to tackle with “green”...
  • Coronavirus: UK warned to avoid climate change crisis

    05/06/2020 2:49:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 6, 2020 | By Roger Harrabin
    The UK must avoid lurching from the coronavirus crisis into a deeper climate crisis, the government’s advisers have warned. They recommend that ministers ensure funds earmarked for a post-Covid-19 economic recovery go to firms that will reduce carbon emissions. They say the public should work from home if possible; and to walk or cycle. And investment should prioritise broadband over road-building, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says. People should also be encouraged to save emissions by continuing to consult GPs online. The government will reply later, although the Energy Secretary Alok Sharma has already spoken in favour of a...
  • If you like the pandemic lockdown, you're going to love the 'Green New Deal'

    05/03/2020 4:58:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    When socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first floated her “Green New Deal,” it was an intangible vision for society rather than a concrete policy proposal. Even after the New York Democrat and her acolytes added details (including a ban on airplanes and flatulent cows) in a voluminous range of policies costing an astounding $93 trillion, the idea of running the economy without fossil fuels seemed unthinkable. Now, however, thanks to the pandemic lockdown of society, the public is in a position to judge what the “Green New Deal” revolution would look like. It's like redoing this global pandemic and economic...
  • Is there enough wood in the world to feed sustainability? [AGW propaganda]

    05/02/2020 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.01.2020 | Richard Orange
    Wood is the resource the world is relying on for its low carbon future. It’s touted as a replacement for concrete and steel, fossil fuels, power and plastics. But is there enough of it to go around? […] According to the latest figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global forest production hit record levels in 2018. Up 11% on the year before. “We see an increasing demand for almost all of our products,” says Göran Örlander, strategist at Södra, Sweden’s largest association of forest owners. “The most obvious demand is for biofuels at the moment. Everybody wants...
  • France wants fossil fuel price floor for EU green goals

    04/29/2020 3:00:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 28, 2020 | by Kate Abnett, Susanna Twidale
    BRUSSELS - The European Union should impose policies to underpin fossil fuel prices to protect the bloc’s climate ambitions during its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the French government said. EU ministers met on Tuesday to discuss the role of energy markets when the health crisis ends. Most EU countries believe the bloc’s recovery plan must uphold its Green Deal policy to decarbonise by 2050. In a document sent to ministers ahead of the virtual meeting and seen by Reuters, France called for the EU to use taxes or its carbon market to prevent “extremely low prices” seen during the...
  • Germany's Merkel calls for 'climate-friendly' coronavirus response

    04/28/2020 11:42:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.28.2020 | dj/wmr (dpa, Reuters)
    The world must “keep a close eye on climate protection” as it faces the economic fallout of the pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, speaking remotely for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. “We need a financial market that provides cheap capital for climate-friendly investments,” said Merkel, during an address for the annual event usually held in Berlin. Merkel also called for climate action to be included as part of economic reconstruction plans following the pandemic, including investments in future-oriented technologies such as renewable energy. In a video address following Merkel, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the pandemic had “exposed...