@Google: Calif­ornia Republ­icans face reality on climate change — and the ire of their party Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Calif­ornia Republ­icans face reality on climate change — and the ire of their party Los Angeles Times To the editor: Grover Norquist and Patrick M. Gleason seem to suffer from the delusion that taxes are evil both in form and function. (“Angry taxpa­yers, leave Mitch McConnell alone and turn your attention to Calif­ornia's Republi­cans,” Opinion, Aug. 17.).

Today: 13:02

@Google: As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Exper­iment With New Crops NPR

NPR As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Exper­iment With New Crops NPR Under pressure to cut these emissions — which contr­ibute to global warming and climate change — India is turning to its greatest source of clean, renewable energy: sunshine. It's drenched in it 300 days of every year. Already, solar energy is ... and more »

Today: 13:00

@Google: The Trump adminis­tration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change Washi­ngton Post

Washi­ngton Post The Trump adminis­tration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change Washi­ngton Post The Trump adminis­tration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assess­ment, a group aimed at helping policy­makers and private-​sector officials incorp­orate the gover­nment's climate analysis into long-​term planning.

Today: 12:01

@Google: Despite Donald Trump rhetoric, US cannot pull out of Paris climate deal before November 2020 Firstpost

Despite Donald Trump rhetoric, US cannot pull out of Paris climate deal before November 2020 Firstpost Recent climate studies by Nature Climate Change, published on 31 July, note that the world has also"l­ocked" itself in a way that has never happened in human history of more than 800,000 years. It reveals the steady and steep rise of warming of the ... and more »

Today: 10:56

@Google: Letter: Elected officials should do more to combat climate change Athens Messenger (regist­ration)

Letter: Elected officials should do more to combat climate change Athens Messenger (regist­ration) I'm a climate voter. I have no party loyalty. Most of Ohio's politi­cians, including the Democ­rats, have a terrible record when it comes to suppo­rting the changes to energy, transpor­tation, agricu­lture and culture that are needed to slow and mitigate ...

Today: 10:09

@Google: Letters: Real science to be trusted on climate change Press Sun-​Bulletin

Press Sun-​Bulletin Letters: Real science to be trusted on climate change Press Sun-​Bulletin So the weather is hotter than usual. Actually this has been the hottest year to date. There are more severe storms and flooding, but can't we just wait? Exxon has given politi­cians more than $240 million, and Koch Indus­tries spent $88 million just on ...

Today: 09:33

@Google: An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth to Power review – another climate change lesson from Al Gore The Guardian

The Guardian An Inconv­enient Sequel: Truth to Power review – another climate change lesson from Al Gore The Guardian Davis Gugge­nheim's An Inconv­enient Truth (2006) was an effective conscio­usness-​raising exercise, focusing on Al Gore's “slide shows”, as he calls them, on the reality of climate change. Eleven years on, the sequel brings home the intensif­ication of the ... Al Gore's Stupen­dous…

Today: 07:59

@Google: Jacinda Ardern's climate change challenge Stuff.­co.nz

Stuff.­co.nz Jacinda Ardern's climate change challenge Stuff.­co.nz Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has declared climate change the"n­uclear free moment" of this genera­tion. Launching the party's campaign in front of about 2000 party faithful, Ardern started by paying tribute to rugby great Sir Colin Meads, who died on ... Patrick Gower: Jacinda Ardern's climate change line an absolute banger Newshub

Today: 06:08

@Google: Patrick Gower: Jacinda Ardern's climate change line an absolute banger Newshub

Newshub Patrick Gower: Jacinda Ardern's climate change line an absolute banger Newshub OPINION: Jacinda Ardern delivered one simply except­ional line in her speech today, calling the fight against climate change"my gener­ation's nuclear-​free moment". It is catchy, credible and has cut-​through. It is a great line. It is an absolute banger ... and more »

Today: 03:38

@Google: Weather Channel founder: 'So put me to death' for climate 'denial' WND.com

WND.com Weather Channel founder:'So put me to death' for climate 'd­enial' WND.com The retired TV weath­erman and founder of the Weather Channel, known for his skept­icism of the view that mankind is a signif­icant cause of climate change, is issuing an ultimatum to Al Gore and others who insist “deniers” are the worst of humanity: “So ...

Today: 01:21

@Google: OPED: Perry takes issue with reports on climate record York Dispatch

York Dispatch OPED: Perry takes issue with reports on climate record York Dispatch Recently, I intro­duced an amendment to the National Defense Authori­zation Act that would strike the requir­ement for the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the vulnera­bility to military install­ations resulting from climate change over the next ...

2017-08-19 22:35

@Vvatts Up With That:         IF  YOU DON'T LIKE  THE WEATHER IN NEW ENGLAND, ­         ­         ­         ­     JUST  WAIT  62,000  YEARS.

A Determi­nistic Forecast of Future Climate ChangesBy Renee HannonIn my previous WUWT post , I proposed a conce­ptual process model descr­ibing the influ­ences of astron­omical controls on interg­lacial warm periods and glacial cycles (Figure 1). The warm onsets with rapidly incre­asing temper­atures are triggered by an increase in the eccent­ricity of Earth’s orbit, an increase in obliquity and an…

2017-08-19 20:59

@Climate Progress : White suprem­acist rally fizzles, overtaken by massive anti-​racism march

Organ­izers of a self-​described “free speech” rally in Boston Saturday were expecting to see a big turnout, with attendees from the same white suprem­acist groups that marched on Charlott­esville last weekend. Massach­usetts members of the Ku Klux Klan had announced their plans to partic­ipate. But turnout on the white suprem­acist side was incre­dibly small. They

2017-08-19 20:56

@Judith Curry: Week in review – science policy edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. New study finds most of East #Anta­rctic ice sheet should remain stable. [link] Linking global temper­ature and Arctic sea ice changes [link] … On the possible contri­bution of …

2017-08-19 18:53

@And then there's physics: STS: All talk and no walk?

In my previous post I discussed a paper by Harry Collins, and collea­gues, that is mainly a response to an editorial by Sergio Sismondo. Collins et al. argue that Science and Techn­ology Studies (STS) must take some respons­ibility for today’s …

2017-08-19 18:38

@Climate Progress : Organizer Charlott­esville protest calls murder victim a ‘fat, disgu­sting communist’

The man who organized the white suprem­acist rally in Charlott­esville last Saturday tweeted that Heather Heyer, the woman who was murdered at the event, a “fat, disgu­sting commu­nist” and described her death as “payb­ack.” The organ­izer, Jason Kessler, deleted the tweet and initially claimed he was hacked. He later deleted that tweet and blamed his

2017-08-19 18:07

@Google: Bill Maher blames Fox News for climate that led to Charlott­esville violence The Hill

The Hill Bill Maher blames Fox News for climate that led to Charlott­esville violence The Hill HBO host Bill Maher is blaming Fox News for helping to create the political enviro­nment that led to the eruption of violence at a white nation­alist demonst­ration in Charlott­esville, Va. In a panel discu­ssion on his show"Real Time," Maher on Friday ... and more »

2017-08-19 17:17

@Skeptical Science: 2017 SkS Weekly Climate Change Global Warming News Roundup #33

A chronol­ogical listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week. Editor's Pick

July 2017 equaled record July 2016

A global map of the June 2017 LOTI (land-​ocean temper­ature index) anomaly, relative to the 1951-​1980 June average. View larger image .

July 2017 was statist­ically tied with July 2016 as the warmest July in the 137 years of modern…

2017-08-19 16:51

@Climate Progress : UPDATES: White suprem­acist rally in Boston

A so-​called “free speech” rally in Boston on Saturday is expected to draw some of the same white suprem­acist groups that partic­ipated in the violent events of Charlott­esville last weekend. The national director of the Ku Klux Klan said that he expected members would attend. A large group of counter-​prote­sters is also expected. The rally

2017-08-19 16:38

@Climate Progress : Rush Limbaugh says white suprem­acists and the KKK ‘are not the problem,’ warns of second civil war

Donald Trump sent shock waves through the political world with his broad defense of partic­ipants in a white suprem­acist rally last weekend, praising them for obtaining a permit and descr­ibing some as “very fine people.” He previ­ously put Nazis, the KKK and white nation­alists on the same moral plane as those who showed up to

2017-08-19 15:59

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Science Predicts an Eclipse. And More Global Warming. Believe Them.

New York Times: When medicine delivered a wave of vaccines in the 20th century, doctors predicted that wides­pread use would cause childhood deaths from illnesses like whooping cough and dipht­heria to fall. The public trusted the doctors, and those deaths plumm­eted. So what predic­tions has climate science made, and have they come true? The earliest,

2017-08-19 15:30

@DeSmogBlog: Curbing Climate Change: Why It's so Hard to Act in Time

By  Timothy H. Dixon , Unive­rsity of South F­lorida

This summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scien­tific exper­iment to study surface melting and its contri­bution to Greenl­and’s accele­rating ice losses. By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid increases to sea level as it melts.

When I returned, a…

2017-08-19 15:19

@Climate Progress : After Charlott­esville, do we really need an HBO show that imagines the South won?

In light of the violence that erupted in Charlott­esville, Virginia after a white nation­alist rally organized to protest the removal of a General Robert E. Lee statue­, Game of Thrones showru­nners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff — whose upcoming project Confed­erate, an alt-​history exploring what America would look like if the South had won the Civil

2017-08-19 14:19

@Climate Progress : Charlott­esville ushers in a new kind of race war — white versus white

The past week has been marked by a tumul­tuous stream of violence, protests, counter demonstr­ations, and presid­ential proclam­ations stemming from a deadly white suprem­acist rally in Charlott­esville, Virginia. While the uproar is sustained by the removal of Confed­erate monum­ents, that struggle is merely a facade covering the much more compli­cated reality. A fresh battle for

2017-08-19 14:07

@Google: More GOP lawmakers bucking their party on climate change Politico

Politico More GOP lawmakers bucking their party on climate change Politico “Stran­gely, President Trump helped us,” said Bob Inglis, a former Repub­lican congre­ssman whose views on climate change contri­buted to his defeat in a South Carolina primary in 2010. “His withd­rawal from Paris dramat­ically increased the number of ... and more »

2017-08-19 13:00

@Google: The people of Kiribati could become the world's first climate refugees CBS News

CBS News The people of Kiribati could become the world's first climate refugees CBS News August 19, 2017, 7:33 AM | Some people in the South Pacific could become the world's first climate change refugees due to rising sea levels. For"­CBSN: On Assign­ment," CBS News corresp­ondent Seth Doane visits the low-​lying island nation of Kiribati ...

2017-08-19 12:49

@Google: Using radio to confront climate change in Peru Aljazee­ra.com

Aljazee­ra.com Using radio to confront climate change in Peru Aljazee­ra.com In the age of instant access to digital inform­ation, radio is redef­ining its purpose in isolated villages in the Peruvian Amazon, where Spanish is a second language and signs of climate change are everyw­here. In Pucallpa and other cities in this region ...

2017-08-19 08:18

@Google: Worse flooding: Climate change a suspect The Courier

The Courier Worse flooding: Climate change a suspect The Courier If Findlay and Hancock County residents were polled, most would likely dismiss climate change as a non-​threat. Yet climate change is “one possible suspect” in the increase in larger floods in Findlay since 1990, said Scott Peyton, senior principal for ... and more »

2017-08-19 06:48

@Google: Climate: Freak weather events grow less freakish The News Tribune

Climate : Freak weather events grow less freakish The News Tribune Much of Puget Sound set a new record last week at 52 days with no measu­rable rainfall. This, after the wettest October-​to-​May period on record. New Orleans recently got up to 9 inches of rain in several hours, while Wisconsin saw a record 25 inches ...

2017-08-19 02:54

@Climate Progress : First Trump faith advisor ‘resigns’ from presid­ential board, sparking backlash

One of Donald Trump’s faith advisors has “resi­gned” from his capacity as a counselor to the presi­dent, citing a “deep­ening conflict of values” between him and the administ­ration. A.R. Bernard, an African American megac­hurch pastor in New York City, announced the news Friday evening on Twitter. He says he submitted his resign­ation earlier this week,

2017-08-19 01:47


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