@Climate Progress : Doug Jones didn’t shy away from climate change and the enviro­nment in his surprise victory

Alabama will be sending a new senator to Washi­ngton who believes in science, opposes President Donald Trump’s withd­rawal from the Paris climate agree­ment, and supports future invest­ments in renewable energy over fossil fuels. While environ­mental issues weren’t at the forefront of Doug Jones’ victo­rious Senate campaign, the former federal prose­cutor ran on a decidedly progre­ssive

Today: 22:10

@Google: Watchdog: Pentagon taking few steps to prepare overseas bases for climate change The Hill

The Hill Watchdog: Pentagon taking few steps to prepare overseas bases for climate change The Hill The Pentagon has taken few steps to prepare its overseas install­ations for climate change, a gover­nment watchdog said Wedne­sday. “While the military services have begun to integrate climate change adapt­ation into install­ations' plans and project ... and more »

Today: 20:59

@Watts Up With That?: Weubbles Gone Wild: prese­nting alarming new projec­tions for US temper­ature

From the UNIVE­RSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-​CHAMPAIGN and the “worse than we thought” depart­ment, comes this claim that the “business as usual” scenario will make for intole­rable summers. They claim a “big improv­ement” in modeling, but like all other climate models, they have no way of testing the veracity of their forecast output against the…

Today: 20:55

@Climate Progress : Democrats silent on whether Trump should resign over sexual assault allega­tions

Last week, amid mounting sexual haras­sment allega­tions, three dozen Democ­ratic senators called for Sen. Al Franken (D-​MN) to resign. In total, eight women had accused Franken of sexual miscon­duct, claiming that he had groped them during photo-​ops or forcibly kissed them. Franken’s colle­agues had appar­ently had enough. Twenty-​four hours later, Franken was on the Senate

Today: 20:55

@Real Science: The Eagle, The Hawk, and The Windmill

Greens get hyste­rical about one bear dying of natural causes, but celebrate the death of thousands of raptors killed by their own devices.

Today: 20:31

@robertscribbler: Tesla Semi is Racking up the Preorders

Tesla isn’t the only player in the elect­rical trucking field. It is, however, prese­nting one of the most attra­ctive offerings for an electric truck in the present market­place. (Tesla is again producing best-​in-​class clean transport capabi­lities in its all electric Semi offer­ing.) Tesla’s Semi will have a range of 300 to 500 miles. Its rig

Today: 20:07

@Real Science: Greens Vs. The Enviro­nment

I love raptors and photo­graph them every day – like this Ferrug­inous Hawk I saw this morning. And this Kestrel I saw yeste­rday. It is illegal to shoot Golden Eagles, but if you kill thousands of them in the name …

Today: 19:52

@Climate Progress : Doug Jones’ victory proves the power of black voter turnout

Doug Jones, a progre­ssive Democrat in a ruby red Southern state, did something that few believed possible: he won a statewide election in Alabama. What’s more, he’s a white man who went out of his way to court black voters and then afterw­ards, to praise them for his victory. That’s a major political develo­pment, one

Today: 19:19

@Watts Up With That?: Dueling science: One study says melting Antarctic ice sheet will flood US east coast, others say ‘uncer­tain’

From the “you really should get your stories straight” depart­ment. OK, here is press release #1 from the UNI­VERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF HEALTH) Melting of east Antarctic ice sheet could cripple major US cities TAMPA, Fla (December 13, 2017) The world’s largest ice sheet may be less stable than previ­ously thought, posing an even greater…

Today: 19:18

@Paul Homewood: Daily Telegraph Falls For Lord Deben’s Extreme Weather Scare

By Paul Homewood   https://uk­.linkedin.­com/in/ash­leyjkirk   To the long list of naive young Telegraph journa­lists, we can add the name of Ashley Kirk. Last week he penned an article called “What is Britain doing to tackle flooding in the face of extreme weather? “ (Unfort­unately behind the paywall). Appar­ently primed by Lord Deben, he goes

Today: 19:15

@Climate Depot: Science shows Calif­ornia fires not global warming

Science shows Calif­ornia fires not global warming http://www­.cfact.org­/2017/12/1­3/science-​shows-​calif­ornia-​fires-​not-​global-​warming/ The people of Calif­ornia and the nation deserve better, Governor Brown, wake up and check the science. — gReader Pro

Today: 18:55

@Google: Climate change made Hurricane Harvey's rainfall worse, study finds CNN

The Guardian Climate change made Hurricane Harvey's rainfall worse, study finds CNN Using computer models loaded with this data and comparing it to similar models that do not show the climate warming, the authors attempted to quantify the role that the warming climate had on the 2017 event. Harvey, which rapidly intens­ified to a ... The US is penny wise and pound foolish on the climate The Guardian

Today: 18:55

@Junkscience: ‘With no proven environ­mental benefit whatso­ever…’

What Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray had to say with respect to Obama’s war-​on-​coal in comments on the Trump EPA’s proposed repeal of the Obama’s EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Below is how Murray summa­rized the cost to industry. It does not begin to reckon the cost of lost jobs to miners, their families and commun­ities. …

Today: 18:54

@Climate Progress : Ranking Democrat scolds Republ­icans for trying to undermine Special Counsel Mueller

During a hearing on Capitol Hill Wedne­sday, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-​NY), ranking member on the House Judiciary Commi­ttee, scolded his Repub­lican colle­agues for attem­pting to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller by calling for an inquiry into Mueller’s team, and for refusing to focus on more pressing matters. “ With the year coming to a close,

Today: 18:51

@Climate Depot: Walter Russell Mead: Fracking Our Way To Mideast Peace

Walter Russell Mead: Fracking Our Way To Mideast Peace http://www­.thegwpf.c­om/walter-​russell-​mead-​fracking-​our-​way-​to-​mideast-​peace/ Low oil prices have so eroded Arab states’ power, they now see Israel as a prote­ctor. Whatever you think of President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it points to the most important strategic reality in the Middle East: Arab…

Today: 18:46

@Google: Climate discl­osure takes a giant step forward Financial Times

Financial Times Climate discl­osure takes a giant step forward Financial Times Beyond the shores of the Potomac, where America's commi­tment to tackling climate change remains in question, there is gathering evidence that the political momentum toward action has reached a tipping point. One promising sign to have emerged from this ... Without The US Govern­ment, The World Unites To Fight Climate

Today: 18:39

@Climate Progress : Congre­ssman announces cancer diagnosis months after charact­erizing illnesses as personal failings

During a speech on the House floor on Wedne­sday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-​AL) announced that he has prostate cancer. “Don’t ever, ever, take your health or family for granted. During the holidays, enjoy your family, because no one, no one, is promised tomor­row,” Brooks said, adding that he learned he has cancer following a doctor’s

Today: 18:37

@DeSmogBlog: Who’s Behind A Letter Asking Congress To End The Wind Produ­ction Tax Credit?

By Dave Anderson, crossp­osted from Energy and Policy I­nstitute

A new letter asking Congress to end the wind produ­ction tax credit has ties to the Institute for Energy Research, a group that has received funding from the fossil fuel and utility industry and is a close ally of the Trump a­dminist­ration.

The Energy and Policy Institute  downl­oaded a PDF of the letter  from  WindAct­ion.org , an…

Today: 18:35

@Climate Depot: Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists

Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists http://wat­tsupwithth­at.com/201­7/12/12/ex­xonmobil-​caves-​to-​climate-​activ­ists/ by Mike Bastasch Oil giant Exxon­Mobil has capitu­lated to activist shareh­olders and will begin issuing detailed reports on potential risks “climate change policies” pose to its business operat­ions. “These enhanc­ements will include energy demand sensiti­vities, implic­ations of…

Today: 18:32

@Climate Depot: Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists

Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists http://wat­tsupwithth­at.com/201­7/12/12/ex­xonmobil-​caves-​to-​climate-​activ­ists/ by Mike Bastasch Oil giant Exxon­Mobil has capitu­lated to activist shareh­olders and will begin issuing detailed reports on potential risks “climate change policies” pose to its business operat­ions. “These enhanc­ements will include energy demand sensiti­vities, implic­ations of…

Today: 18:31

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Climate change will cause wind farms to event­ually get less effic­ient, say resear­chers

This doesn’t seem to tie in with alarmist claims that warming will make hurri­canes worse. Note there are several conten­tious asser­tions and assump­tions about present and future climate in this report, i.e. it’s aimed squarely at man-​made global warming belie­vers. But it’s not too hard to see through their spin. Warming is causing wind farms

Today: 18:30

@Climate Depot: Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists

Exxon­Mobil caves to climate activists http://wat­tsupwithth­at.com/201­7/12/12/ex­xonmobil-​caves-​to-​climate-​activ­ists/ by Mike Bastasch Oil giant Exxon­Mobil has capitu­lated to activist shareh­olders and will begin issuing detailed reports on potential risks “climate change policies” pose to its business operat­ions. “These enhanc­ements will include energy demand sensiti­vities, implic­ations of…

Today: 18:24

@Climate Depot: Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders

Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders https://ju­nkscience.­com/2017/1­2/milloy-​files-​greenw­ashing-​shareh­older-​proposal-​with-​exxon­mobil-​as-​oil-​giants-​bid-​to-​appease-​climate-​activists-​floun­ders/ Exxon­Mobil manag­ement is destr­oying a great company and helping greens to destroy America. To borrow from William…

Today: 18:24

@Climate Depot: Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders

Milloy files ‘greenw­ashing’ shareh­older proposal with Exxon­Mobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders https://ju­nkscience.­com/2017/1­2/milloy-​files-​greenw­ashing-​shareh­older-​proposal-​with-​exxon­mobil-​as-​oil-​giants-​bid-​to-​appease-​climate-​activists-​floun­ders/ Exxon­Mobil manag­ement is destr­oying a great company and helping greens to destroy America. To borrow from William…

Today: 18:20

@Climate Depot: NOAA and NASA Admit the Sun NOT CO2 is Causing the Arctic Sea Ice to Disappear

NOAA and NASA Admit the Sun NOT CO2 is Causing the Arctic Sea Ice to Disappear https://co­2islife.wo­rdpress.co­m/2017/12/­13/noaa-​and-​nasa-​admit-​the-​sun-​not-​co2-​is-​causing-​the-​arctic-​sea-​ice-​to-​disap­pear/ The above video from NOAA clearly ident­ifies warmer arctic oceans as the cause of the thinning and shrinking of the Arctic Sea Ice. NASA’ Goddard’s Institute for Space Studies explains that…

Today: 18:05

@Climate Depot: That Starving Polar Bear: Is Fake News Okay For A Good Cause?

That Starving Polar Bear: Is Fake News Okay For A Good Cause? http://ww­w.thegwpf­.com/that-​starving-​polar-​bear-​is-​fake-​news-​okay-​for-​a-​good-​cause/ Wild exagger­ations and scare stories are not just bad for science. They’re bad for all of the environme­ntalists who want to win over the goodwill of the public. Most people are concerned about climate change – but they’re also rightly skeptical…

Today: 18:05

@Climate Depot: US absence at Paris climate summit branded ‘a disgrace’

US absence at Paris climate summit branded ‘a disgrace’ https://w­ww.freere­public.co­m/focus/f-​chat/3613­138/posts French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a summit in Paris on Tuesday, telling world leaders “we are losing the battle” against global warming. “We’re not moving fast enough, that’s the problem,” Macron told the One Planet Summit called to…

Today: 18:04

@Climate Depot: French President Admits President Trump’s Climate Agenda is Winning

French President Admits President Trump’s Climate Agenda is Winning http://wa­ttsupwith­that.com/­2017/12/1­3/french-​president-​admits-​president-​trumps-​climate-​agenda-​is-​winning/ Guest essay by Eric Worrall French President Emanuel Macron has admitted that greens are losing because President Trump withdrew from the Paris Agree­ment. Emmanuel Macron says the world is losing the battle against…

Today: 18:04

@Climate Progress : Republ­icans finally find something more important than a 20 percent corporate tax rate

If there was one part of the GOP tax framework President Donald Trump was adamant about, it was a 20 percent corporate rate. House and Senate Republ­icans, however, decided today they aren’t so set on it. Republ­icans in both chambers have reportedl­y reached an agreement on the final version of the bill, which includes a 21

Today: 18:03

@Climate Progress : The history of cowardice about Roy Moore that Senate Republ­icans are desperate for you to forget

In the wake of Democ­ratic Senate candidate Doug Jones’ historic upset in the Alabama special election on Tuesday night, Republ­icans are dista­ncing thems­elves from Repub­lican candidate Roy Moore — who’s been accused of sexual misco­nduct involving minors — once again. On Wednesday morning, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-​FL) tweeted a scripture about how the “perv­erse” were

Today: 17:25


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