@Google: Worst-​case global warming scenarios not credible, says study The Guardian

The Guardian Worst-​case global warming scenarios not credible, says study The Guardian That “known unknown” is called equili­brium climate sensit­ivity, and for the last 25 years the UN's Intergove­rnmental Panel on Climate Change – the ultimate authority on climate science – has settled on a range of 1.5C to 4.5C (2.7 to 8.1 degrees ... Global Warming Predic­tions May Now Be a Lot Less…

Today: 03:08

@Real Science: New Video : The Fundam­ental Deception Of Climate Science

Today: 02:54

@DeSmogBlog: Signaling More Indepe­ndence from the US, the World Bank Phases out its Support for Fossil Fuels

By  , Elon Un­iversity

The World Bank , which provides devel­oping countries about US$60 billion a year in financial assist­ance, is offic­ially phasing out its support for the oil and gas industries .

This move brings its actions more in sync with its overar­ching commi­tment to slowing the pace of climate change and keeping the Paris agreement on track. Based on my research regarding…

Today: 02:09

@Google: Plenty of hot air spoken on climate The Queen­sland Times

The Queen­sland Times Plenty of hot air spoken on climate The Queen­sland Times She feels 650,000 years is too short a time to arrive at such a conclu­sion. Climate -​change deniers point to natural causes, volca­noes, solar radiation and inter-​glacial periods. These are all very slow. In the time period since the indus­trial ...

Today: 02:06

@Climate Depot: STUDY: Worst-​case global warming scenarios not credible – Published in the journal Nature

https://­www.yaho­o.com/ne­ws/worst-​case-​global-​warming-​scenarios-​not-​credible-​study-​2104014­11.html   By Marlowe HOOD   Paris (AFP) – Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-​case UN climate change predic­tions. A revised calcul­ation of how green­house gases drive up the planet’s…

Today: 01:29

@Google: Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean waters Science Daily

Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean waters Science Daily Trapped in ocean sediments near conti­nents lie ancient reser­voirs of methane called methane hydrates. These ice-​like water and methane struc­tures encaps­ulate so much methane that many resear­chers view them as both a potential energy resource and an ... and more »

Today: 01:21

@Google: Resear­chers explore psychol­ogical effects of climate change Science Daily

Resear­chers explore psychol­ogical effects of climate change Science Daily As reports of such incidents continue to rise, resear­chers at the Unive­rsity of Arizona set out to learn more about how people's perce­ption of the threat of global climate change affects their mental health. They found that while some people have ... and more »

Today: 01:21

@DeSmogBlog: Court Orders Nonprofit Law Firm to Pay $52,000 to Oil and Gas Company for Defending Local Fracking Waste Ban

In early January, a federal judge ordered the nonprofit law firm Community Environ­mental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) to pay $52,000 to an oil and gas explor­ation company for defending a rural Pennsy­lvania towns­hip’s ban on underg­round injec­tions of frack ­waste.

This sanction comes at the request of Pennsy­lvania General Energy Company (PGE) and the Pennsy­lvania Indepe­ndent Oil Gas…

Today: 00:59

@Watts Up With That?: World Economic Forum: President Trump Paris Decision Increases the Threat of a Global Environ­mental Collapse

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to The Guardian, The World Economic Forum, a forum composed of large busine­sses, is concerned that President Trump is withdr­awing from global climate agree­ments which would have triggered the transfer of vast sums of US taxpa­yer’s cash to large busine­sses. US unilate­ralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns…

Today: 00:31

@Climate Progress : Jews and Latinos join forces on Capitol Hill, risk arrest to demand DACA fix

Braving the frigid cold, members of Congress and an alliance of Jewish and Latinx community leaders gathered on the east lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon in a conti­nuing push for a DREAM Act. For Latinx activ­ists, wides­pread rumors of workplace raids by federal immigr­ation agents, coupled with surprise arrests and deport­ations in

Today: 00:21

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: 2 Trips, 2 Weeks, 2 Cars, Today

In two weeks I've done a couple of trips, bought a couple of cars, and run into 2 folks "flip­ping" cars...

Today: 00:19

@Climate Progress : Republ­icans are trying to push a false choice between saving child­ren’s health care or DREAMers

Republ­icans have decided to pit children in need of health insurance against vulne­rable undocu­mented immig­rants in an effort to win support for their short-​term plan to keep the gover­nment open. On Tuesday night, House Repub­lican leaders unveiled their latest effort to avoid a gover­nment shutdown, a stopgap measure that would fund the gover­nment for another

2018-01-17 23:24

@Real Science: Fifty Years Of Top Climate Science

James Hansen is remem­bered as the father of global warming because of his 1988 testimony before Congress – but in 1968 Tiny Tim laid out all of the princ­iples of modern climate science. It is unfair that he doesn’t get …

2018-01-17 22:47

@Climate Progress : Trump slams Putin for helping North Korea in new interview

In a surpr­ising turn this week, President Donald Trump offered up harsh words for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country’s willin­gness to assist North Korea in obtaining supplies — a violation of interna­tional sanct­ions. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,”­ Trump said during an interview with Reuters on Wedne­sday, referring to

2018-01-17 22:31

@Climate Progress : Larry Nassar’s victims shine light on the wreckage sex abuse leaves behind

This week in a Michigan court­room, serial pedophile Larry Nassar — who used his position as an elite doctor with USA Gymna­stics and Michigan State Unive­rsity to groom and sexually abuse young girls and women — will be sentenced for a total of 10 counts of first-​degree criminal sexual conduct, charges to which he pleaded

2018-01-17 22:10

@Watts Up With That?: Oh FFS, “Resea­rchers explore psychol­ogical effects of climate change”

From the UNI­VERSITY OF ARIZONA and the “abnormal people don’t worry about climate change” depar­tment comes this load of codswa­llop. It’s all about messa­ging, if we didn’t have the MSM pushing the “weather events are now climate driven” BS, for which there is no evidence (even the most recent IPCC report says so), we would not…

2018-01-17 21:47

@Climate Progress : Gay Olympian objects to homop­hobic Pence leading delegation

Earlier this month, figure skater Adam Rippon earned the distin­ction of becoming the first openly gay U.S. athlete to ever qualify for the Winter Olympics. Unfortu­nately, he’ll have to enter the opening cerem­onies in Pyeo­ngChang behind Vice President Mike Pence, who is known for his history of anti-​LGBTQ advocacy, about which President Trump has rep­ortedly joked ­around the

2018-01-17 21:42

@Climate Progress : White suprem­acist murders doubled last year

As Donald Trump ends his first year in office, an uncomfo­rtable – and unsurp­rising – truth has emerged. As the Anti-​Defam­ation League detailed in their newest report, the rate of fatal­ities attri­buted to white nation­alists and far-​right extre­mists surged over the past year, in compa­rison to the year prior. The growth, as the ADL found,

2018-01-17 21:41

@NOAA: UPDATED: FY18 Federal Funding Opportu­nities for Climate and Societal Intera­ctions

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) supports compet­itive research through five major Programs: Climate Observ­ations and Monit­oring (COM); Atmosp­heric Chemi­stry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4); ..

2018-01-17 21:40

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Goodbye Big Oil: Oppos­ition to Coastal Drilling/­Pipelines is BiPar­tisan and Big Money

What my prescient and well informed friend Keith Schneider says about pipelines is doubly true for offshore drilling. Trump adminis­tration and Republ­icans want to give oil companies free reign to despoil and poison every available landscape – as recent decisions opening up coastal areas to drilling show – but Americans are pushing back, and the

2018-01-17 21:21

@And then there's physics: Guest post: A ‘new’ measur­ement of climate sensit­ivity?

This is a guest post by Mark Richar­dson, who is currently a Caltech Postdo­ctoral Scholar at the NASA Jet Propu­lsion Labora­tory. Mark has a parti­cular interest in the role of clouds in climate change. This post is a response to …

2018-01-17 21:19

@Climate Depot: New York’s Silly Climate Supers­tition Suit – ‘Our modern witches are the oil and coal companies’

New York’s Silly Climate Suit By Steve Goreham Republ­ished with permi­ssion of The Washi­ngton Times. On January 10, the city of New York filed suit against BP, Chevron, Conoco-​Phillips, Exxon­Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell. The suit acc­uses oil companies of causing dangerous climate change and damage to New York City, seeking monetary compens­ation. But history will rank this

2018-01-17 21:11

@Climate Depot: Fiat Chrysler CEO: Electric cars not worth investment

Ian Thibo­deau, The Detroit NewsPub­lished 5:57 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2018 | Updated 8:16 a.m. ET Jan. 16, 2018 (Photo: Daniel Mears / Detroit News) CONNECTTWE­ETLINKEDIN­ 23COMMENT­EMAILMORE Detroit — Electric vehicles aren’t profit­able, and they show no sign of grabbing enough market share to warrant serious invest­ment. At least not according to Fiat Chrysler Automo­biles NV CEO Sergio

2018-01-17 21:10

@Climate Progress : Is Trump gunning for a gover­nment shutdown? Signs point to yes.

With just two days left before the gover­nment runs out of funding, it appears President Trump — whose party, of course, is in control of all three branches of gover­nment — may be rooting for a shutdown. The gover­nment will run out of funding on Friday, and unless Congress reaches a deal, hundreds of thousands

2018-01-17 20:53

@Climate Progress : Two Americas, divided by lies

The oft-​repeated idea that there exists two Americas — whether bifur­cated into black and white, rich and poor, or Democrat and Repub­lican — takes on a new meaning in the age of Trump. While the nation may indeed be divided by race, income, and politics, the current president is a serial liar, resulting in a

2018-01-17 20:51

@Climate Progress : A DOJ official tried to defend its flawed study linking immigr­ation and terro­rism. It was a disaster.

During a White House news briefing on Wedne­sday, Ed O’Call­aghan, principal deputy assistant attorney general, struggled to defend a misle­ading Depar­tment of Justice report that claims three out of four indivi­duals convicted in recent years of interna­tional terrorism or terrorism-​related offenses were “immigr­ants.” As ThinkPr­ogress detailed on Tuesday, there are a number of problems with…

2018-01-17 20:39

@Climate Progress : GOP senator uses mislea­ding, altered data to blame opioid crisis on Medicaid

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-​WI) omitted key facts at a hearing Wednesday in his attempt to highlight Medic­aid’s role in fueling the opioid crisis. The Homeland Security and Govern­mental Affairs Commi­ttee, which he chairs, ­released a repor­t the same day, drawing connec­tions between the public insurance program and opioid epidemic. Johnson asked his staffers to invest­igate the relati­onship and

2018-01-17 20:18

@Google: A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change Los Angeles Times But an overl­ooked factor, analysts say, is the impact of climate change and the wides­pread perce­ption that Iran's leaders are mishan­dling a growing problem of water scarcity. “People believe that this is yet another major crisis the country is facing ... and more »

2018-01-17 20:15

@Real Science: Becoming An Eagle

Great day for birds today. Northern Harrier Kestrel with her break­fast. One of the males I see rests on one foot. But when he flies, you can see the other foot. I saw three Red Tailed Hawks this morning.  They …

2018-01-17 19:23

@Watts Up With That?: Proof that the recent slowdown is statist­ically signif­icant (corre­cting for autocorr­elation)

Guest essay by Sheldon Walker Introd­uction In my last article I attempted to present evidence that the recent slowdown was statist­ically signif­icant (at the 99% confi­dence level). Some people raised objec­tions to my results, because my regres­sions did not account for autocorr­elation in the data. In response to these object­ions, I have repeated my analysis…

2018-01-17 19:13