@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@Google: How climate change is making allergy season worse CBS News

CBS News How climate change is making allergy season worse CBS News This spring is predicted to be another tough season for allergy sufferers – partly thanks to warming global tempera­tures. The warm weather is arriving up to 20 days earlier this year in some places and one study finds pollen counts have been rising ... and more »

2018-04-20 17:21

@Google: TechUK calls on gover­nment for Climate Change Agreement deadline extension for datace­ntres ComputerW­eekly.com

ComputerW­eekly.com TechUK calls on gover­nment for Climate Change Agreement deadline extension for datace­ntres ComputerW­eekly.com “The scheme closes in 2023, and everyone knows that, because you don't run these schemes forever,” said Emma Fryer, associate director of climate change progr­ammes at TechUK. “But closing this scheme to new entrants so early will pose problems for our ...

2018-04-20 16:48

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Meet ‘Great Big Story’

You’ve heard of Great Big Story, right? And in the context of climate change? Great Big Story describes itself as “a global media company devoted to cinematic storyte­lling.” The expansive scope of its interests is illust­rated by the tabs on

The post Meet ‘Great Big Story’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connec­tions .

2018-04-20 16:23

@Google: News Wrap: Earth Day, Trees and Climate Change, More UC Food Observer

UC Food Observer News Wrap: Earth Day, Trees and Climate Change, More UC Food Observer Years before Americans were asked to, Jim Hayden ensured that our family conserved energy by keeping the therm­ostat low, turning off lights and taking “mili­tary” showers to reduce water use. My father also observed the speed limit. Our family vacations ... For Earth Day, a chance to chat about…

2018-04-20 16:22

@Google: Weather and climate inform­ation for food security Reliefweb

Weather and climate inform­ation for food security Reliefweb WMO's Commi­ssion for Agricu­ltural Meteor­ology has held its quadre­nnial session, focusing on improved weather and climate services for farmers and the agricu­ltural sector in order to boost food security and sustai­nable develo­pment. It discussed how to ...

2018-04-20 16:14

@Google: The Brief – Climate dominoes EURACTIV

EURACTIV The Brief – Climate dominoes EURACTIV The EU wants to prove that its climate action creden­tials are genuine, which means being top of the class in taking the Paris Agreement serio­usly. That could all hinge on a series of meetings scheduled for next month. So no pressure then… Jean-​Claude ...

2018-04-20 15:53

@Google: Climate Weekly: Common­wealth storms and sunshine Climate Home

Climate Home Climate Weekly: Common­wealth storms and sunshine Climate Home The sun came out in London this week for leaders meeting from across the Commonw­ealth, raising temper­atures to a balmy 30C. It is the largest gathering of heads of gover­nment in 2018, covering a diverse range of climate change perspec­tives, with a ... and more »

2018-04-20 14:11

@Google: Trump's new Nasa chief Jim Briden­stine a 'climate change denier' who could make 'terri­fying' decis­ions, US senators ... The Indepe­ndent

The Indepe­ndent Trump's new Nasa chief Jim Briden­stine a' climate change denier' who could make'ter­rifying' decis­ions, US senators ... The Indepe­ndent The man chosen by Donald Trump to be the new head of Nasa is a “ climate change denier” who has “made a career out of ignoring science” and might disregard scien­tific advice about the safety of launching astro­nauts into space, US senators…

2018-04-20 13:23

@Google: Climate Fears Reshape Miami's Housing Market Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Climate Fears Reshape Miami's Housing Market Wall Street Journal MIAMI—C­oncerns over climate change are beginning to reshape one of the country's largest housing markets, with prope­rties closer to sea level now trading at discounts to those at higher elevat­ions. Research published Friday in the Journal of ... and more »

2018-04-20 13:01

@John Fleck: Santa Fe, NM: Not like Cape Town

Julie Ann Grimm has a piece this week in the Santa Fe Reporter expla­ining Santa Fe’s approach to water manag­ement this year that’s a nice demonst­ration of why we don’t have incipient “Cape Town” situa­tions (cities about to run out of water) in New Mexico: Ground­water wells that have mostly been resting on the city’s ...

The post Santa Fe, NM: Not like Cape Town appeared first on jfleck at…

2018-04-20 12:21

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Could we turn chicken waste into power?

There are nearly three times as many chickens on earth as humans, and they make a lot of poop. Poultry waste can emit methane and nitrous oxide, spread disease, and pollute water­ways. But safely managing and disposing of it all

The post Could we turn chicken waste into power? appeared first on Yale Climate Connec­tions .

2018-04-20 12:00

@Google: Chain Reaction: How a Soviet A-​Bomb Test Led the US Into Climate Science Undark Magazine

Undark Magazine Chain Reaction: How a Soviet A-​Bomb Test Led the US Into Climate Science Undark Magazine The Pentagon didn't partic­ularly care which way rivers ran in the Soviet Union, but it cared about how this ambitious act of geoengin­eering, which would affect waters flowing into the Arctic Ocean, could potent­ially alter the world's climate . Lukasik ...

2018-04-20 11:46

@Google: Climate change may scuttle Caribb­ean's post-​hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom The Conver­sation US

The Conver­sation US Climate change may scuttle Caribbean's post-​hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom The Conver­sation US Puerto Rico lost electr­icity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island's power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous ... and more…

2018-04-20 11:38

@Google: Plenary highli­ghts: climate change, waste, Macron EU News

EU News Plenary highli­ghts: climate change, waste, Macron EU News MEPs adopted legisl­ation to reduce waste and cut green­house gas emissions during April's plenary session. They also debated the future of Europe with French president Emmanuel Macron. MEPs set new targets for boosting waste recycling and reducing ... and more »

2018-04-20 11:20

@Google: How the private sector is stepping up on climate change GreenBiz

GreenBiz How the private sector is stepping up on climate change GreenBiz The following Q&A is an edited excerpt from the Bard MBA's April 20 The Impact Report podcast, which brings together students and faculty in Bard's MBA in Sustain­ability program with leaders in business, sustain­ability and social entrepre­neurship ...

2018-04-20 10:08

@Google: Super funds shy on backing climate change votes The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald Super funds shy on backing climate change votes The Sydney Morning Herald CBUS and VicSuper were the two funds least likely to back climate resolu­tions suppo­rting just five of 40 that they voted on. The research also showed that just 14 of 50 funds disclosed how they voted at the AGMs of all companies held in their ... and more »

2018-04-20 05:42


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