@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Adapta­tion, but Only for the Rich

New State­sman: In November, as wildfires ripped through Califo­rnia, Kim Karda­shian hired a squad of private firefi­ghters to protect her $50m estate in Calab­asas. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Black­water security guards defended the houses of the hyper rich against feared hordes of looters while their occupants were quietly helico­ptered to safety. […]

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@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Africa’s Katrina

It’s going to be a long century. Jeff Masters in Weather Underg­round: Over 400 are dead and countless more are at grave risk, huddled on rooftops or clinging to trees, in the horri­fying aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozamb­ique. In scenes remini­scent of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, aerial survey teams photog­raphed […]

2019-03-21 21:22

@It's Getting Hot In Here : Five Things to Remember When Planning a Car Valeting Business

Starting a business that will help vehicle enthus­iasts to keep their cars in showroom condition can be a great idea. Most entrepr­eneurs with a...

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2019-03-21 18:22

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: La Bombage­nesis: More on Land Cyclones

A western Nor’Ea­ster. Nothing to see here. By the way, what the heck is a bomb cyclone? Two takes. The new word I learned from this one wasn’t “bombog­enesis” – but “Kentuc­kiana”. Adverti­sements

2019-03-21 17:58

@It's Getting Hot In Here : Cloud hosting for begin­ners: why it matters

There are a few things better than the confi­dence of storing your hard-​earned money into a reputable bank where you can easily withdraw or...

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2019-03-21 17:57

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 20 Years of Harassing Science

With the 20 year annive­rsary of the public­ation of the hockey stick graph, time for a review. Above, a history of science denial, from tobacco to climate change, finds that the same chara­cters keep showing up. Below, in recent years, the attacks on science have become more focused and threat­ening, as fossil fuel interests have […]

2019-03-21 16:50

@And then there's physics: Jonat­han’s Carrot and Stick

Jonathan Gilligan is Associate Professor of Earth and Environ­mental Sciences and Associate Professor of Civil and Environ­mental Engine­ering at Vande­rbilt Univer­sity, or so starts his media blurb. To me, Jonathan is the Climat­eBall fellow I met at Keith’s ages ago. …

2019-03-21 16:31

@The Carbon Brief: Guest post: Why results from the next gener­ation of climate models matter

Prof Stephen Belcher is chief scientist at the UK Met Office; Dr Olivier Boucher is...

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2019-03-21 13:15

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

Repli­cated now many times, the Hockey Stick graph of global temper­atures has withstood the test of time. Only dead enders argue about it any more. But the war on science and fact that followed climate findings like this has deeply degraded our public dialogue, one of the most toxic and tragic legacies of climate denial, […]

2019-03-21 13:11

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Holy Grail? Judge Blocks Drilling, Cites Climate Change

Don’t pop the Champaign yet, but this new court ruling might be part of a trend. AP via CBS: BILLINGS, Mont. — A judge blocked oil and gas drilling across almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and said the U.S. gover­nment must consider climate change impacts more broadly as it leases huge swaths of public […]

2019-03-21 12:56

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change in the movies in 2018

2018 was a remar­kable year for cli-​fi, both for the number and variety of fictional films that addressed climate change. Global warming played a leading role in a comedy and in an art-​house social drama. It played a suppo­rting role […]

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2019-03-21 11:05

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Indiana, spring break destin­ation of the future?

Tourism could take a hit as the climate changes. Ski slopes may get less snow, and beaches will face more extreme storms. But Jonathon Day of Purdue Unive­rsity says tourism in the middle of the country will also need to […]

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2019-03-21 11:00

@NOAA: Spring Outlook: Historic, wides­pread flooding to continue through May

2019-03-21 04:00

@It's Getting Hot In Here : Reasons to Visit India

India is by far one of the most specta­cular countries I’ve ever been to. It is home to breath­taking mount­ains, striving wildlife, delicious cuisin­e,...

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2019-03-20 21:51

@NOAA: U.S. flood and climate outlook for spring 2019

A wet winter and an increased chance of a wetter-​than-​normal spring boost the probab­ility for moderate to severe flooding along many rivers in the Great Plains from North Dakota to Texas and in the North­east.

2019-03-20 19:40

@The Carbon Brief: Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2019 is seventh lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78m square...

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2019-03-20 18:49

@DeSmogBlog: Global Banks, Led by JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion in Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact

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A report published today names the banks that have played the biggest recent role in funding fossil fuel projects, finding that since 2016, immedi­ately following the Paris Agreem­ent's adoption, 33 global banks have poured $1.9 trillion into financing climate-​changing projects worldwide.

The top four banks that invested most heavily in fossil fuel projects are all based in the…

2019-03-20 16:00

@DeSmogBlog: 'They Have Lied for Decades': European Parli­ament To Scrut­inise Exxon's Climate Science Denial

Read time: 7 mins

With millions of students taking to the streets and oil majors increa­singly facing litigation , the fossil fuel industry is finally being held to account for its contri­bution to the climate crisis.

This week, the EU is taking this account­ability up a notch, with ExxonM­obil’s decades-​long denial of climate science facing the scrutiny of MEPs and the public at a hearing at the…

2019-03-20 11:30

@And then there's physics: Public involv­ement in science

I had a brief discu­ssion on Twitter yesterday about science communi­cation, in which the other party seemed to be sugge­sting that we should recognise that lots of science comes up from the streets and that we should have more people …

2019-03-20 11:18

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Five winners and losers of premature springs

Spring is usually a coordi­nated dance of singing birds, bursting leaves, buzzing insects, and blooming flowers, but climate change is throwing off the rhythm. With warming tempera­tures, the average spring in the eastern U.S. is starting earlier. This year, flowers […]

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2019-03-20 11:10

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Key readings before visiting National Parks

Planning to be one of 330 million-​plus visitors to America’s national parks this year? Curious about impacts of climate change to these important places? Not surpris­ingly, that impact is and will be consid­erable and varied. Here are several pieces that […]

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2019-03-20 11:05

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Poor? You probably pay more for electr­icity.

Americans commonly spend three or four percent of their income on energy bills. But in many low-​income commun­ities, that number is higher. Smith: “In Atlanta, for example, you have some people paying over eleven percent of their income on utility […]

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2019-03-20 11:00

@NOAA: Explore your natural world at NOAA's Open House

Ever wanted to meet some of the NOAA scient­ists, weather foreca­sters and staff from our fleet of ships and aircraft working to solve our planet's most pressing environ­mental issues?

2019-03-20 04:00

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Missouri River Flooding “Historic”

Circle of Blue: Swelled by rainfall and melted snow, the Missouri River and its tribut­aries reached record levels this weekend in some of the worst flooding ever regis­tered in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Rising rivers displayed the destru­ctive power of water: they overt­opped levees and ripped apart roads. Dozens of waste­water plants […]

2019-03-20 03:42

@Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manch­ester counci­llors asked to explain position on #School­Strike4­Climate #climate

Following up from this morning’s story about Manch­ester City Council failing to meet a deadline to respond to a request for inform­ation about its cstance on the climate strikes, comes this: Parents of children who are taking part in these …

2019-03-19 21:33

@DeSmogBlog: US Gover­nment Knew Climate Risks in 1970s, National Petroleum Council Documents Show

Read time: 10 mins

By Kaitlin Sullivan, Climate Liability News. Crossp­osted from Climate Liability News .

A series of newly disco­vered documents clarify the extent to which the U.S. govern­ment, its advisory commi­ttees and the fossil fuel industry have under­stood for decades the impact carbon dioxide emissions would have on the planet.

The documents obtained by Climate Liability News show how…

2019-03-19 20:30

@DeSmogBlog: Enviro­nment Remains Under Siege Two Years Into the Trump Adminis­tration

Read time: 6 mins

By Emily Gertz , The Revel­ator. Origi­nally posted on The Revelator .

Two years into his presid­ency, Donald Trump has racked up some high-​profile policy failures. There’s no wall spanning the length of our southern border, no denuclea­rization underway in North Korea, and ethics scandals have swamped his administ­ration.

But when it comes to environ­mental policy changes, the…

2019-03-19 18:05

@The Carbon Brief: Guest post: What do we know about climate change mitig­ation in cities?

Dr William F Lamb is a resea­rcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons...

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2019-03-19 14:47

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Farmers plant trees alongside crops

At a farm in Missouri, rows of pecan trees grow between narrow fields of wheat. The towering trees provide nuts that the farmer sells for extra income. The practice of growing trees alongside annual crops or livestock is called agrofor­estry, […]

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2019-03-19 11:00

@The Carbon Brief: Intera­ctive: Can the Great Barrier Reef survive climate change?

“The insidious thing about climate change is there’s nowhere to hide from it,” says Prof Terry Hughes,...

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2019-03-19 08:00


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