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  • Reindeer starving in Arctic as ice piles on top of snow

    12/10/2019 4:22:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/2019 | Frank Miles
    Reindeer in the Swedish arctic are facing food supply shortages and going hungry, thanks to climate change. “If we don’t find better areas for them where they can graze and find food, then the reindeers will starve to death,” Niila Inga said. His indigenous community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between traditional grazing grounds in the high mountains bordering Norway in the summer and the forests farther east in the winter, The Associated Press reported. The reindeer already have been pressured by the mining and forestry industry, and other developments that encroach on grazing land. Now, their food...
  • Danish Professor Suggest Armed War Against ‘Climate Deniers’

    12/10/2019 12:51:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 87 replies ^ | 12/3/19 | Jim Satney
    A popular international relations professor at the University of Copenhagen says that unless the world takes more unified action to fight climate change, we may need an armed intervention. Yes, Ole Wæver is suggesting that if we don’t get in line with the climate change hysteria the media is pushing, armed invasions may be the only solution. “At some point this whole climate debate is going to tip over,” he tells RN’s Late Night Live. “The current way we talk about climate is one side and the other side. One side is those who want to do something, and the...
  • EU greenlights mega subsidies for electric batteries

    12/09/2019 3:58:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.09.2019 | cmb/rt (AFP, dpa)
    The European Union’s anti-trust authority approved €3.2 billion ($3.5 billion) in subsidies aimed at helping Europe boost its lagging competitiveness in the electric battery sector. The subsidy from seven members states — Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Sweden and Finland — will go to 17 different companies, a statement from the European Commission said. The investment injection will help generate an extra €5 billion in private investment, it added. Electric battery production is an important industry sector for the Europe, and the push for subsidies is part of a broader push led by France and Germany to make sure Europe...
  • Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

    12/08/2019 7:41:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2019 | Seth Borenstein
    For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. […] Now she is about to ground herself, and she is not alone. Some climate scientists and activists are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to the global warming they study. Cobb will fly just once next year, to attend a massive international science meeting in Chile....
  • Climate change: Majority of Germans support ditching Christmas lights

    12/08/2019 7:30:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.08.2019 | sri/stb (dpa)
    A majority of Germans say they would consider scaling down their Christmas lights to protect the climate, a survey released on Sunday said. A total of 57% of those surveyed said they would reduce Christmas lighting or even do without it in the future, according to the survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the German news agency DPA. Of the respondents, 11% said they would make do without any lights this year due to climate concerns, while 10% said they would do so in the future. But 35% said turning off the lights was not an option for them....
  • Oceans losing oxygen due to climate emergency

    12/07/2019 9:00:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2019 | John Silk
    The oceans are losing oxygen due to climate change, with dire consequences for marine life and vulnerable communities and fisheries, a nature conservation report revealed Saturday. This is the “ultimate wake-up call” for humanity on ever increasing carbon emissions, according to the report, published at the UN Climate Change conference in Madrid. The authors say the report, “Ocean deoxygenation: Everyone’s problem,” is the largest ever peer-reviewed study into the causes, impacts and possible solutions to the ocean’s oxygen loss. […] According to the report, areas of water with low oxygen concentrations are expanding, with roughly 700 ocean areas across the...
  • Why the left loves a climate crisis

    12/04/2019 12:37:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Financial Post ^ | December 4, 2019 | Terence Corcoran
    Leftists with radical agendas are mounting a global climate campaign to bulldoze market capitalism and build a new socialist democratic paradise. We had major breaking news Tuesday out of the United Nations’ 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) climate change summit in Madrid: Greta, the self-described “angry kid,” had landed. Her boat docked in Lisbon, just as the World Meteorological Organization reported that 2019 had been a cold year for Canadians. The Greta news drowned out the WMO report, which also found 2019 produced record levels of frigidity in many parts of North America, including “the coldest February on...
  • No great escape: Tory scales bins and fence to exit climate hustings

    12/03/2019 1:17:14 PM PST · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | December 03, 2018 | Simon Murphy
    Councillor’s 45-minute ordeal may have gone unnoticed had it not been for Lewes schoolgirl It is a common dilemma for any hard-bitten politician faced with a hostile crowd: how best to make a sharp exit to avoid embarrassment? For one 63-year-old Tory councillor confronted with a less than receptive audience during a climate crisis debate the answer was to clamber over some bins and scale a fence. Nancy Bikson was a last-minute replacement for the Conservative prospective MP Maria Caulfield, who was too “busy” to attend climate hustings for candidates in the key marginal seat of Lewes, East Sussex, at...
  • Deadly winter storm takes aim at Northeast, snow expected as holiday travel delays pile up

    12/02/2019 2:04:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/19 | Bradford Betz
    A deadly winter storm that pummeled the West Coast and northern Midwest as millions of travelers returned home from their Thanksgiving holiday is taking aim at the Northeast and likely to cause further flight cancellations and delays. The storm, which for days has been dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with heavy rain, has been responsible for several deaths, according to reports. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted more than a foot of snow in parts of upstate New York and the New England region, as well as ice accumulations in...
  • GRETA SNAPS: ‘Climate Crisis’ About ‘Colonial, Racist, And Patriarchal Systems Of Oppression’

    12/01/2019 12:02:46 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 151 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | November 30, 2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    Greta Thunberg unloaded on the world in an op-ed published on Friday, claiming that fossil fuels “are literally” killing mankind, and that they are a threat to “our very existence” as she said that her “climate crisis” agenda is not just about the environment, but about fighting the “colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression.” In an op-ed published in Project Syndicate, Thunberg and two other far-left climate activists attacked world leaders over their pro-capitalist policies, writing that “the politicians let the profiteers continue to exploit our planet’s resources and destroy its ecosystems in a quest for quick cash that...
  • Berlin climate protesters brave icy weather and waters

    11/29/2019 8:30:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.29.2019 | Kate Brady
    Even the biting chill of Berlin’s already wintry fall weather wasn’t enough to hold protesters back on Friday as they took to the streets in their thousands to demand more action against climate change. One group of students even plunged into the icy waters of the Spree River, holding up a white box in a symbolic attempt to rescue the government’s climate-change package. The latest global climate strike comes just three days ahead of the COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid. People were set to march in 2,400 cities across 157 countries. […] Across town on Friday, the Bundesrat —...
  • Heavy Snow Covers LA County as Warnings Issued Over Dangerous Conditions

    11/28/2019 7:41:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 28th, 2019 | Unattributed
    Heavy snow covered California’s Los Angeles County on November 28 as the National Weather Service issued warnings for dangerous wintry conditions and up to two feet of snow. In a video shared by Michael Dubron, a firefighter paramedic, snow is seen falling fast on a white landscape and a helicopter in Lancaster. “Please be safe dangerous conditions right now,” Dubron wrote.
  • EU Parliament declares 'climate emergency'

    11/28/2019 5:05:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.28.2019 | wmr/stb (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    European lawmakers have voted to declare an EU-wide climate emergency, in a symbolic move aimed at increasing pressure on the incoming European Commission to take a stronger stance on climate change. The climate declaration was passed on Thursday in Strasbourg during a European Parliament (EP) debate on the upcoming United Nations’ COP25 climate summit that kicks off December 2 in Madrid. In a statement on Twitter after the vote, EU lawmakers urged the European Commission “to fully ensure all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals are fully aligned” with the 1.5-degree-Celsius target limit on global warming. The resolution calls on the...
  • Community Climate Ambassadors

    11/27/2019 8:58:14 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies ^ | unk | staff
    The Community Climate Ambassadors Program is now accepting applications through Wednesday, November 27! We are seeking a racially and economically diverse group of applicants. We are interested in people who can meaningfully engage with one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, people of color Youth LGBTQIA+ Communities Immigrant, migrant, and/or refugee communities Union workers People with disabilities Low income communities People experiencing homelessness People with records
  • Thousands of airline passengers stranded by blizzards, power cuts at terminals, [tr]

    11/27/2019 5:50:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2019 | Valerie Edwards, and Megan Sheets
    Thousands of passengers have been stranded at the Denver International Airport as power outages on the West Coast, widespread road closures and huge pileups on icy roads, add to the mix of travel chaos for millions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. A storm packing heavy snow and high winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska is marching into the upper Midwest as anxious Thanksgiving travelers brace for a busy, if not perilous, week. Forecasters said about 21 million people from the West Coast to the Great Lakes are under winter weather advisories and in Southern...
  • Denmark presents plan to reduce nitrogen emissions in farming

    11/26/2019 8:21:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 26 November 2019 10:00 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Denmark announced Monday a plan to speed up its battle against greenhouse gases, targeting nitrogen emissions due to farming, in a decision criticised by the agricultural industry. New rules targeting nitrogen aim “to guarantee a reduction of 3,500 tonnes in 2020,” a year earlier than promised by the previous government, the environment and food ministry said in a statement. The measure is part of wider government plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030. Denmark estimates that between 48,000 and 54,000 tonnes of nitrogen are emitted as a result of agriculture each year. The national farmers’ federation...
  • Germany's average temperature has risen 1.5 degrees: report

    11/26/2019 8:04:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.26.2019 | Alistair Walsh
    The average temperature in Germany rose 1.5 degrees Celsius between the years 1881 and 2018, with a 0.3 degree rise just in the last five years, a new climate change report revealed on Tuesday. “The observations of the German Weather Service are unambiguous. It is rapidly getting warmer, more heat waves are threatening our health and everyone must expect damage from heavier rainfall. Germany is in the grip of climate change,” said Tobias Fuchs, head of the Climate and Environmental Consulting Department of the German Weather Service (DWD). Fuchs was speaking at the presentation of the “Monitoring Report on Climate...
  • Thanksgiving Weather: Canceled Flights, Snow and a ‘Bomb Cyclone’

    11/26/2019 3:35:29 PM PST · by McGruff · 43 replies
    The NY Times ^ | Nov. 26, 2019 | Vanessa Swales
    Thanksgiving travel is a complicated dance at the best of times, with more than 55 million people expected to hit the roads or take to the skies this holiday week. To make matters worse, a powerful storm was streaking across the center of the country on Tuesday, from Colorado to the Great Lakes, threatening to blanket a handful of states with heavy snow, disrupting flights and making driving difficult. Parts of Colorado have already been buried under as much as 30 inches of snow. Interstate 70, a major east-west highway, was closed in both directions near Denver. At the same...
  • New Mexico climate task force releases report (Implies give up our lifestyle)

    11/23/2019 3:42:08 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2019 | Dan Boyd And Theresa Davis
    A New Mexico climate change task force released its first report Thursday, citing progress that has been made to combat the “climate crisis” and recommendations for the state climate strategy. Among other findings, the task force said New Mexico produced more than 66 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 – about 1% of the national total. The state is home to about 0.6% of the nation’s population ... Overall, New Mexicans produce 31 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per person per year, the report found. The national average is 18 tons per person. “It is not hyperbole...
  • Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

    11/13/2019 8:45:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | November 13, 2019 | Ella Ide
    Much of Venice was underwater on Wednesday after the highest tide in 50 years ripped through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters. Officials blamed climate change while shopkeepers on the Grand Canal raged against those who have failed to protect the UNESCO city from the high tide. They said corruption had repeatedly delayed a barrier protection system which could have prevented the disaster. "The city is on its knees," Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro said in an interview with national broadcaster RAI.