@Climate Depot: Deling­pole: Liberals Furious that New Head of NASA Is a Climate Change Skeptic

Deling­pole: Liberals Furious that New Head of NASA Is a Climate Change Skeptic https://c­o2islife.­wordpress­.com/2018­/04/21/de­lingpole-​liberals-​furious-​that-​new-​head-​of-​nasa-​is-​a-​climate-​change-​skeptic/ NASA’s new Adminis­trator Jim Briden­stine is a climate change skeptic – and naturally the usual suspects are furious. Continue Reading Please Like, Share, Subscribe and Comment

Today: 03:54

@Vvatts Up With That:         ­        ­        ­     THE NEW NORMAL  IN NORMAN

WELCOME TO PRUITT COUNTRY !The Rhea Fire in western Oklahoma continued to spread throu­ghout the state Tuesday, claiming the lives of at least two people and burning through nearly 400,000 acres. The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, issued a fire warning at the request of the Rhea Fire Incident Command and the Dewey County Sheriff's Office asking Seiling residents along Highway 60…

Today: 02:48

@Junkscience: NYTimes Investi­gative Reporter Eric Lipton — Not So ‘Investi­gative’ on Glider Trucks

Eric Lipton is an “invest­igative reporter” with the New York Times. I’ve talked with him on the phone. He seems like a nice enough guy. But I’m gonna beat him over the head for his Friday morning tweet about glider trucks. For an intro to the glider truck contro­versy, read my January 12 op-​ed in …

Today: 02:04

@Google: Want People to Accept The Facts on Climate Change? It's a Repub­lican You Need, Not a Scientist Scienc­eAlert

Scienc­eAlert Want People to Accept The Facts on Climate Change? It's a Repub­lican You Need, Not a Scientist Scienc­eAlert This is espec­ially true in the US, where the Repub­lican party has become increa­singly aligned with climate change denial. As such, the issue of climate change has become unusually partisan. While Democrats have largely accepted the scien­tific consensus ...

Today: 01:19

@Google: Climate Change Threat Mountain Lake PBS

Mountain Lake PBS Climate Change Threat Mountain Lake PBS On this Earth Week, environ­mental advocates talk about their efforts to raise awareness and get more people to pay attention to climate change. From extreme weather, and shorter ski seasons, to the threat of new invasive species and changes in habit ...

Today: 01:09

@Google: Tokelau's first newspaper aims keep islanders informed about climate change ABC Online

ABC Online Tokelau's first newspaper aims keep islanders informed about climate change ABC Online Chiefs and local leaders from the tiny Pacific territory of Tokelau are heralding the launch of the island nation's first ever local newspaper that claims to meet interna­tional stand­ards. Key points: Tokelau consists of three small atolls, and is a ... and more »

Today: 00:27

@Judith Curry: Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. The coming revol­ution in numerical weather predi­ction [link] Dessler, Mauritsen and Stevens:  The influence of internal variab­ility on Earth’s energy balance framework and implic­ations for estim­ating climate …

Today: 00:15

@Watts Up With That?: Curious Circles in Arctic Sea Ice

NASA’s Operation IceBrid­ge—the airborne mission flown annually over both polar regio­ns—is now in its tenth year making flights over the Arctic. That’s a lot of flight hours spent mapping the region’s land ice and sea ice. But on April 14, 2018, IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag spotted something he had never seen before. Sonntag snapped…

2018-04-20 23:58

@Vvatts Up With That:          ­         ­     THE  PALAEO  DIET  EXTIN­CTION

Resear­chers led by Unive­rsity of New Mexico biologist Felisa Smith report in Science that on all contin­ents, large mammals started to die out around the same time humans first showed up. According to Scien­tific American :modern eleph­ants, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, bison, tigers and many more large mammals will soon disappear as well, as the primary threats from humans have expanded from…

2018-04-20 23:49

@Watts Up With That?: Claim: Climate Supers­torms May Scuttle the Caribb­ean’s Green Energy Plans

Guest essay by Eric Worrall What power system is most likely to survive a category six supers­torm? Climate change may scuttle Caribb­ean’s post-​hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom MASAŌ ASHTINE, UNIVE­RSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA CAMPUS April 20, 2018 Updated: April 20, 2018 11:02am (The Conver­sation is an indepe­ndent and nonprofit source of…

2018-04-20 23:46

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Hockey Stick: Unbroken at 20

Scien­tific American: Two decades ago this week a pair of colle­agues and I published the original “hockey stick” graph in Nature, which happened to coincide with the Earth Day 1998 observ­ances. The graph showed Earth’s temper­ature, relat­ively stable for 500 years, had spiked upward during the 20th century. A year later we would extend the

2018-04-20 23:31

@Warwick Hughes: Banks Royal Commi­ssion has Govt dead men walking

Watching Treasurer Scott Morrison on TV news trying to justify the Govt’s years of stonew­alling against holding a Royal Commi­ssion into Banks by referring to their 2014 Financial System Inquiry run by David Murray AO. An Inquiry that found NOTHING I can recall. Compared to the Kenneth Hayne Banks Royal Commi­ssion that is uncov­ering sensat­ional, …

2018-04-20 22:56

@Climate Depot: REPORT: PUTIN FUNDS AMERICA’S ENVIRON­MENTAL MOVEMENT

http://ww­w.powerli­neblog.co­m/archive­s/2018/04­/putin-​funds-​americas-​environ­mental-​moveme­nt.php BY JOHN HINDE­RAKER With all the attention being paid to Russian “collu­sion” these days, it is remar­kable that there has been so much focus on Facebook ads while far more serious meddling by Vladimir Putin goes mostly unrema­rked. In partic­ular, Russia’s subsid­izing of U.S. environ­mental groups,…

2018-04-20 22:26

@Google: Building a Climate-​Resilient South Asia Reliefweb

Building a Climate -​Resilient South Asia Reliefweb A World Bank Spring Meetings panel discussed concrete climate actions and adapt­ation strat­egies to build a more climate -​resilient South Asia. Last summer's monsoon hit South Asia partic­ularly hard and left nearly 1,400 people dead and displaced ... and more »

2018-04-20 22:23

@Climate Depot: Ore. Paper Credits ‘Clean-​Energy Skeptic Donald Trump’ with Saving 350 Solar Jobs with Tariffs

By Craig Bannis­ter | April 20, 2018 | 10:20 AM EDT “Clean-​energy skeptic” Trump saves solar jobs. (Scree­nshot) “Credit clean-​energy skeptic Donald Trump with rescuing a Hillsboro solar energy factory,” the first line of an article in The Oregonian declares. “SolarW­orld’s sale saves hundreds of Hillsboro jobs,” the Wednesday­ headline read. On Wedne­sday, SunPower, which currently…

2018-04-20 21:32

@Climate Depot: EPA Chief’s Pruitt’s climate debate just got more likely – Morano: ‘Pruitt has the president backing him’

2018-04-20 21:30

@Google: Climate change lawsuits: Boulder can do better The Denver Post

The Denver Post Climate change lawsuits: Boulder can do better The Denver Post Last week Boulder leaders followed Calif­ornia and New York local govern­ments in suing oil companies about climate change. Their lawsuit is based on a dubious legal premise and is not a produ­ctive way to reduce green­house gas emiss­ions. Boulder blames ... and more »

2018-04-20 21:01

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Steppe­nwolf – Don’t Step on the Grass Man

It’s 4/20. Descri­ption: From Steppen­wolf’s LP, simply entitled The Second, “Don’t Step On The Grass, Sam” is the best of the deep tracks on the album and one of the major underg­round radio songs of 1968 and 1969. Adverti­sements

2018-04-20 20:23

@NOAA: Except­ional drought in parts of seven states in U.S. Southwest

A dry winter set the stage for wides­pread and severe drought across the Southwest and Southern Plains. 

2018-04-20 20:22

@Watts Up With That?: Martian Muddy Waters

No… Martian Muddy Waters is not an extrater­restrial blues music­ian.  It’s just a catchy title that links Mars, mud and water together. Guest post by David Middleton Clear as mud: Desicc­ation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars BOULDER, CO, USA: As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet’s watery past comes…

2018-04-20 19:25

@Warwick Hughes: BBC hyperven­tilates over New Zealanders

BBC reports “When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore a tradit­ional Maori cloak to meet the Queen, it had …. most New Zeala­nders glowing with pride.” Most New Zeala­nders want their economy admini­stered to grow national wealth fairly I think.

2018-04-20 19:21

@Watts Up With That?: THE CHARNEY SENSIT­IVITY OF HOMICIDES TO ATMOSP­HERIC CO2: A PARODY

Guest analysis by JAMAL MUNSHI (h/t to  Adam Wilda­vsky) ABSTRACT: Homicides in England and Wales 1898-​2003 are studied against the atmosp­heric carbon dioxide data for the same period. The Charney Equili­brium Sensit­ivity of homicides is found to be λ=1.7 thousands of addit­ional annual homicides for each doubling of atmosp­heric CO2. The sensit­ivity estimate is supported by…

2018-04-20 19:00

@Vvatts Up With That: ACCORDING TO PIKETTY, SOME NEOMATE­RIALIST ANIMALS         ­        ­   ARE MORE PRIVI­LEGED THAN OTHERS

Social equality and environ­mental conside­rations can diverge consid­erably regarding what types of behavi­oural changes are required for attaining a better socie­ty... The social theories behind such emanci­patory missions, such as Marxist and neo-​materi­alist inspired analysis on class, gender, and preve­ntive health generally take economic growth and consum­ption of medical care for granted The…

2018-04-20 18:31

@Climate Depot: Cutting Down Forests To Save The Earth; You Simply Can’t Get Any More Stupid Than This

Green Shock: Entire Forests Being Murdered to Produce Wood Pellet Biomass Hardwood forests cut down to feed Drax Power plant, Channel 4 Dispa­tches claims Brendan Montague | 16th April 2018 A Dispa­tches investi­gation has uncovered evidence of hardwood forests being chopped down to provide ‘green energy’ for the UK. Experts say unique habitats rich in

2018-04-20 18:17

@Google: Colorado counties sue Exxon, Suncor over climate change CNBC

CNBC Colorado counties sue Exxon, Suncor over climate change CNBC Boulder and San Miguel counties in Colorado are suing Exxon­Mobil and Suncor Energy for their effects on the enviro­nment and their negative contrib­utions to climate change. Up until this point climate change lawsuits have been limited to coastal cities ...

2018-04-20 18:15

@DeSmogBlog: With Oil by Rail Poised for Comeback, Will Lack of Safety Regula­tions Mean 'Bomb Trains' Return too?

Investors love a good comeback story and right now oil by rail ­seems to be a story they're ­pushing to justify investm­ent in rail companies , espe­cially Canadia­n ones.

But with little change in safety practices or regula­tions since the 2014 oil-​by-​rail boom, is the industry setting itself up to once again earn the nickname that rail workers gave oil trains — that is, will “bomb…

2018-04-20 18:08

@Skeptical Science: New research, April 9-​15, 2018

2018-04-20 21:25

@Watts Up With That?: Interpl­anetary Shock Wave Sparks Electric-​Blue Auroras

Surpr­ising sight seen by airplane pilots and passe­ngers on “red eye” flight Last night, April 19-​20, a shock wave in the solar wind hit Earth’s magnetic field, sparking a moder­ately strong G2-​class geomag­netic storm and rare “electric blue” auroras seen from airplanes in flight over Canada. Northern Lights spilled across the Canadian border into a…

2018-04-20 18:01

@Climate Depot: Watch: Morano on TV on Gore’s coal flip-​flop: ‘Gore was deceiving the people back in 1992’ Now!

Broadcast on April 19, 2018 – The Rebel – The Ezra Levant Show  On last night’s show,­ Marc Morano of­ Climate Depot ­joined me to discuss Al Gore’s flip-​flop on coal. Morano Video here: htt­ps://www.­therebel.­media/mar­c_morano_­al_gore_f­lip_flops­_on_coal Al Gore likes to portray himself as an anti-​coal climate crusader, but footage from 1992 of Al Gore testi­fying before the Senate in favor…

2018-04-20 17:56

@Climate Scepticism: Another bogus climate claim from the BBC

The BBC’s false reporting of climate issues appears to be reaching epidemic propor­tions. Paul Homewood has a post ­BBC’s Fake Climate Claims Now Becoming A Habit in which he discusses three examples – sea level rise in Florida, reindeer in Russia, and hurric­anes. Then there were the fake news stories from Roger Harrabin on Jan 18th, …

2018-04-20 17:26


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