@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: #Resis­tance: Tiny Tribe Shows How it’s Done

Hell yeah. Yes: A year earlier, I traveled to her village in the Ecuad­orian Amazon to research the impro­bable story of a rainf­orest community of 1,200 Kichwa people that has succes­sfully fended off oil companies and a gover­nment intent on explo­iting their land for profit. How, I wondered, has Sarayaku been winning? This is not

Today: 13:34

@Paul Homewood: Fresh doubt over Moorside power project as Toshiba’s nuclear unit Westin­ghouse files for bankruptcy

By Paul Homewood   http://ww­w.telegra­ph.co.uk/­business/­2017/03/2­9/fresh-​doubt-​moorside-​power-​project-​toshibas-​nuclear-​unit-​westing­house/  From the Teleg­raph:   Toshiba’s nuclear unit Westin­ghouse has filed for bankr­uptcy protec­tion, throwing fresh doubt on the UK’s plans to build Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. The move, which had been expected, follows a series of heavy losses that have…

Today: 13:28

@Climate Progress : Women’s national team ends boycott after securing historic contract from USA Hockey

Today: 13:16

@Google: EU regrets Trump's reversal of climate policy PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour EU regrets Trump's reversal of climate policy PBS NewsHour BRUSSELS — The European Union has expressed regret about President Donald Trump's decision to undo U.S. policies for fighting global warming and is wondering how he will live up to Washi­ngton's interna­tional climate commit­ments. EU Energy ... and more »

Today: 13:12

@Climate Progress : Trump adminis­tration decides Trump isn’t violating his gover­nment lease. They’re wrong.

Today: 13:10

@Climate Progress : The last bastion of competent Republ­icans

Today: 13:02

@Climate Progress : Thank Alyssa Mastro­monaco for that White House tampon dispenser

Today: 13:02

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Muralist paints images on melting icebergs

Balancing on a paddle­board, Sean Yoro weaves between Arctic ice floes. Cold water swirls around him as he searches for the perfect piece of ice. When he finds it, he hops on top, takes out brushes and paint, and quickly

The post Muralist paints images on melting icebergs appeared first on Yale Climate Connec­tions .

Today: 12:00

@Met Office: Heavy Rain Continues from Ex-​Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie made landfall over the coast of Queen­sland Australia on Tuesday producing severe wind damage to prope­rties in areas close to the eye including the towns of Bowen and Proser­pine. Debbie gradually moved inland and as winds eased the …

Today: 11:08

@Paul Homewood: Caroline Lucas’ Carbon Spewing Trip

By Paul Homewood   https:/­/order-​order.co­m/2017/0­3/28/bad-​atmos­phere-​caroline-​lucas-​flies-​washin­gton/   Guido exposes the latest green hypoc­risy:   Green Party leader Caroline Lucas flew in business class to Washi­ngton yesterday on a gasoline guzzling, CO2 spurting aeroplane which dumped almost a tonne of carbon into the atmosp­here. A spokesman for Lucas confirmed to Guido that she flew on…

Today: 11:03

@Google: China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules Seattle Times

Seattle Times China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules Seattle Times BEIJING (AP) — China promised Wednesday to stick to its climate commit­ments after President Donald Trump eased U.S. curbs on coal and oil use, opening the way for Beijing to assert itself as a leader in environ­mental policy. China is the No. 1 emitter ... and more »

Today: 11:03

@Scottish Sceptic: Happy #Brexitday

There can be few times in modern history where the political classes and most of the media were so united in a view that was so contrary to the popular will. In many countries that clash between the political “elite” …

Today: 10:43

@Google: Trump climate: Chall­enges loom after Obama policies scrapped BBC News

BBC News Trump climate : Chall­enges loom after Obama policies scrapped BBC News Opponents of President Donald Trump's decision to scrap his predec­essor's climate change policies say they will organise a public campaign and pursue legal avenues to challenge it. Calif­ornia and New York issued a joint statement saying they would ... EU leads attacks on Trump's rollback of Obama climate policy The…

Today: 10:28

@Google: Scien­tists Who Want To Study Climate Engine­ering Shun Trump NPR

NPR Scien­tists Who Want To Study Climate Engine­ering Shun Trump NPR Today, if officials offered money for a big research program on climate engine­ering,"I would say,'No, thank you,'" Ted Parson, who specia­lizes in environ­mental law at UCLA, told NPR. Delib­erate climate engine­ering has long had a reput­ation for being ... and more »

Today: 10:07

@Watts Up With That?: Recent Sea-​Level Change at Major Cities

Guest essay by Rich Taylor Abstract Human popul­ation is becoming increa­singly urban, and most of the world’s largest and fastest-​growing cities border tidew­ater. This note presents charts of annual-​value (AV) tide-​gauge records in or near major coastal cities to illus­trate the sea-​level change these cities have observed recently, and fits linear trends to the records.…

Today: 09:40

@Manchester Climate Monthly: Campai­gners seeking clean air commi­tment from Greater #Manch­ester Mayoral candidates

The Breathe Clean Air Group has asked candi­dates in the forthc­oming election for Mayor of Greater Manch­ester to pledge thems­elves to do what they can to achieve clean air in the region. The pledge, in the form of a Manifesto …

Today: 08:42

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Kreativ journa­listik på SVT

  Årets rapport om klimatet från WMO (World Meteoro­logical Organiz­ation) släpptes I förra veckan. Sveriges Televi­sions reporter Johan Juhlin skrev en artikel om rapporten som public­erades på SVTs hemsida. Det blev inte så bra. Vad jag kan se är Johans artikel en blandning av pressre­leasen från WMO och motsva­rande artikel publi­cerad på The Guardian. Jag

The post Kreativ journal­istik…

Today: 08:05

@What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Statis­tical Certainty vs Geophy­sical Realities communi­cation chall­enges

Looks like Bates is on hold for a couple posts so I can look at a discu­ssion at the blog …and Then There's Physics . Though I'm prefacing it with an essay I wrote " Colorado Floods statis­tical certainty vs geophy­sical realities " about the September 2013 televised release of the prelim­inary report on the torre­ntial rain event that hit central Colorado a few weeks earlier. Given by the Western…

Today: 07:31

@Climatism: Sun’s impact on climate change quant­ified for first time

Origi­nally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop : Quiet sun [image credit: NASA] Solar variation influe­ncing climate is suddenly plaus­ible, say resear­chers. Who knew? Well, nearly everyone except climate model­lers. Although they still mutter about human influ­ence, the reality of the solar slowdown is starting to bite it seems. If as they suggest ‘A weaker sun could…

Today: 07:05

@Master Resource: Peak Oil: Not Just Wrong but Invalid

“Produ­ction in a region rarely follows a bell curve nor do regions necess­arily exper­ience a single peak. As a result, this method repea­tedly predicted premature peaks for many countries and for the world itself.”

“Produ­ction patterns are deter­mined by the geology and chemistry of the deposit, plus the engine­ering decisions on how to produce it, plus the fiscal regime in place.”

Although the…

Today: 07:00

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: White House, Trump, Briefing Room, Undoing Regs, and Roku

Little covered, President Trump has repealed 4 more regul­ation bundles under the Congres­sional Review Act. Found easily on the ROKU channel "Briefing Room", unedited and without arguing talking heads or sneering news anchors. That, alone, makes the ROKU a positive value for me.

Today: 06:48

@Die Kalte Sonne: Unive­rsity of Exeter: Phytopl­ankton kann sich leicht an den Klimaw­andel anpassen

Hans Joachim Schell­nhuber und der ehemalige Green­peace-​Aktvist Malte Meinsh­ausen haben am 24. März 2017 in Science einen tollk­ühnen Fahrplan für die globale Dekarbon­isierung veröffen­tlicht. Bis 2050 muss das CO2 auf nahezu Null runter. Wenn die Bausind­ustrie es nicht schafft Beton und Stahl ohne CO2 Erzeugung herzust­ellen, sollen sie die Stoffe durch Holz, locker geschi­chtete Steine

Today: 06:30

@Jo Nova: SA Premier turned down a $30m coal deal that could have saved a billion dollars

The SA blackout cost around half a billion, and building a new gas plant (with a $170b in green bribes) adds another half. It’s now emerged that Alinta offered Jay Weath­erill a deal to keep Port August Power running which he turned down. If he had paid just $30m to keep the Northern coal fired station in business, there might have been no statewide blackout, and no need for regular load…

Today: 05:22

@American Elephants: U.S. Ambas­sador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Dan Senor, inter­views the U.S. Ambas­sador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy confer­ence. The former governor of South Carolina has only been in her new job for two months, but she is making a real differ­ence. This is a very impre­ssive lady. Do watch. Another

Today: 05:08

@Watts Up With That?: More wailing over Trump’s killing Obama’s overre­aching climate regs – this time the doctors weigh in

From the AM­ERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSI­CIANS and the “how do people survive the climate change when they move from New York to Miami?” depart­ment, comes this warning that has all these deaths attached to the press release. As I said about a similar press release wailing about potential excess deaths earlier today, show me death certifi­cates…

Today: 04:53

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: A Billion Here, A Billion There – pretty soon, talking real oil

A billion bbls here, a billion bbls there, pretty soon you are talking real oil... and that in the middle of an 'oil glut'... So, about that whole idea we are "running out"?...

Today: 04:37

@Climate Depot: Hiccup! Former Obama EPA Chief admits she has turned to the bottle to cope as Trump guts climate regs

http://ww­w.politic­o.com/sto­ry/2017/0­3/trump-​obama-​climate-​regula­tions-​236611 Ex-​Obama team distr­essed as Trump guts climate regs By ERIC WOLFF, ALEX GUILLÉN and ANNIE SNIDER 03/28/17 07:31 PM EDT Hundreds of people in the Obama adminis­tration spent years building the climate change regula­tions that the president hoped would mark a lasting turning point in the nation’s response to global…

Today: 04:36

@Climate Depot: Trump Orders Overturn Of Climate Policies — Environme­ntalists Freak

Tue, March 28, 2017 6:17pm EDT by Samantha Wilson Environme­ntalists are terrified after President Trump shock­ingly signed executive orders to overturn climate change policies put into place by Barack Ob­ama. The order means the gover­nment won’t be dedicated to combating global warming, and people have a problem. Read their tweets! President Donald Trump, 70, signed a sweeping

Today: 02:57

@Climate Depot: Michael Moore: Human ‘Extin­ction’ Begins With Trump Reversing EPA Climate Regs

http://www­.newsbuste­rs.org/blo­gs/busines­s/james-​powers/20­17/03/28/­michael-​moore-​human-​extin­ction-​begins-​trump-​reversing-​clean By James Powers | March 28, 2017 | 4:25 PM EDT Michael Moore is known for spewing outlan­dish, liberal drivel, but he turned apocal­yptic as a reaction to the overthrow of former President Obama’s energy plan. (See tweet here.) Moore: ‘Histo­rians in the near future will…

Today: 02:50

@Google: Trump mutes his rejection of climate science, but his old tweets speak loudly Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Trump mutes his rejection of climate science, but his old tweets speak loudly Los Angeles Times As President Trump moved to halt federal efforts against global warming on Tuesday, he avoided an important phrase: climate change. It was the same story during his campaign for presi­dent. Trump rarely mentioned it. When he pledged last May to withdraw ... Trump's climate policies put…

Today: 02:45