@Google: Canada's ambas­sador for climate change resigns after husband's death CTV News

CTV News Canada's ambas­sador for climate change resigns after husband's death CTV News MacIntyre added that it was an"i­mmense privilege" to advance Canada's climate agenda and expressed confi­dence that Canada's leade­rship on the issue will continue. Enviro­nment Minister Catherine McKenna issued a statement about MacIntyre's departure on ... Canada's Climate change ambas­sador steps down after…

2017-12-06 08:18

@Google: Investors fail to back votes on greater climate change discl­osure Financial Times

Financial Times Investors fail to back votes on greater climate change disclosure Financial Times The world's largest asset managers have failed to back motions seeking greater climate change discl­osure at America's biggest utility groups, putting a question mark over the depth of their commi­tment to combating the issue. Vanguard, BlackRock ...

2017-12-05 10:03

@Climate Progress : LGBTQ rights just had a horrible day in the Supreme Court

There’s no way to sugarcoat the oral arguments in Master­piece Cakeshop v. Civil Rights Commis­sion, a landmark Supreme Court case asking whether a religious baker who objects to same-​sex marriages is allowed to defy Color­ado’s anti-​discrim­ination law. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the key swing vote and the only conser­vative on the Court who has shown much

2017-12-05 18:04

@Google: MPs reject long-​awaited Climate Change Bill The Observer

The Observer MPs reject long-​awaited Climate Change Bill The Observer Legisl­ators on Wednesday punched holes in the Climate Change Bill despite several months of demanding for it, to protect the ecosy­stems threa­tened by popul­ation pressures and erosion that affect depen­dents on natural space. At a meeting convened by ...

2017-12-06 19:46

@Google: The west can't fix the climate crisis. Asia will have to do it The Guardian

The Guardian The west can't fix the climate crisis. Asia will have to do it The Guardian Common resources – land, food, water and forests, among others – are already strained. Climate change will upend agricu­lture, making food security a major issue for hundreds of millions at a time when arable land is in decline. But climate change is ...

2017-12-05 06:00

@Google: Climate change is set to cause severe turbu­lence for passe­ngers worldwide Evening Standard

Evening Standard Climate change is set to cause severe turbu­lence for passe­ngers worldwide Evening Standard Get plane sick? Feel a bit panicky about being 39,000 feet up? Fear the dreaded “turbu­lence” announc­ement? Well, thanks to global warming, your ride is likely to get worse. In the first ever study on turbul­ence, scien­tists have found that by the period ... and more »

2017-12-05 10:07

@Google: Jacinda Ardern: Climate change goes beyond politics Newshub

Newshub Jacinda Ardern: Climate change goes beyond politics Newshub His invit­ation to partic­ipate in the live broadcast came after Ms Ardern's speech at the Apec summit last month, in which she called climate change the"gr­eatest challenge facing this gener­ation". US President Donald Trump has removed America from the ... Al Gore lauds Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on climate change…

2017-12-05 06:31

@Skeptical Science: New research, November 27 December 3, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Figure is from paper #38.

Climate change impacts

1. Pheno­typic plast­icity and climate change: can polar bears respond to longer Arctic summers with an adaptive fast?

"We found that bears on shore maint­ained lipid and protein stores by scave­nging on bowhead whale (Balaena mystic­etus) carcasses from human harvest, while those…

2017-12-05 21:17

@Google: Al Gore lauds Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on climate change action Stuff.­co.nz

Stuff.­co.nz Al Gore lauds Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on climate change action Stuff.­co.nz Gore and Ardern discussed their shared belief that climate change should not be a partisan issue, and that politics should be removed from the issue as much as possible. Ardern said she aimed to get cross-​party support (outside Labour's governing ... New Zealand ready to stand up on climate change Jacinda…

2017-12-05 05:21

@Google: Obama to Speak as World Mayors Sign Chicago Climate Charter NBC Chicago (blog)

NBC Chicago (blog) Obama to Speak as World Mayors Sign Chicago Climate Charter NBC Chicago (blog) Former President Barack Obama will speak to dozens of mayors and leaders from around the world Tuesday as they prepare to sign a first-​of-​its-​kind interna­tional agreement on climate change in Chicago. The more than 50 mayors and global climate leaders ... Trump may change his mind on withdr­awing US…

2017-12-05 13:10

@Google: Does hope inspire more action on climate change than fear? We don't know. Vox

Vox Does hope inspire more action on climate change than fear? We don't know. Vox Back in July, journ­alist David Wallace-​Wells published a piece in New York magazine called “The Uninhab­itable Earth,” a nightm­arish guided tour of the worst-​case scenarios for global warming. The piece proved incre­dibly popular — it is the most-​read ...

2017-12-05 14:10

@John Fleck: Some thoughts on disaster journa­lism, fire, Southern Califo­rnia, and resilience

This conver­sation triggered by Faith Kearns’ comments about memories of Santa Anas got me thinking about an old piece I wrote a while back and never publi­shed. I didn’t publish it because the editor I was pitching didn’t want it, but in retro­spect I’m glad it never ran. It seemed ill-​timed then, and on a ...

The post Some thoughts on disaster journa­lism, fire, Southern Califo­rnia, and…

2017-12-06 19:45

@Climate Progress : BREAKING: Killer cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing Walter Scott

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager will spend 20 years in federal prison for killing unarmed motorist Walter Scott and trying to blame the incident on the dead man, a judge ruled Thursday. Slager may receive time-​served credit that would leave him to serve about 18 years further. There is no parole in the

2017-12-07 17:26

@NOAA: Mount Agung erupts in Indon­esia: Is it a climate event?

Mount Agung in Indonesia­ erupted for the first time since 1963 causing wides­pread evacua­tions on the island of Bali. But is it a climate event? 

2017-12-07 16:40

@Skeptical Science: 2017 SkS Weekly Climate Change Global Warming News Roundup #49

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

Climate Science On Trial Again

OUR CHILDRENS TRUST On Monday, before a panel of three federal judges, a group of young Americans will argue that they should be able to take the gover­nment to trial next February for failing to take adequate action against global climate…

2017-12-09 20:08

@Google: Climate scien­tists see alarming new threat to Calif­ornia Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Climate scien­tists see alarming new threat to California Los Angeles Times The latest study adds a worrying dimension to the challenge Calif­ornia is already facing in adapting to climate change, and shifts focus to melting polar ice that only recently has been disco­vered to have such a direct, potent­ially dramatic impact on ... and more »

2017-12-05 11:00

@Google: Mayors Sign Climate Charter After Trump Ditches Paris Accord NBC Chicago (blog)

NBC Chicago (blog) Mayors Sign Climate Charter After Trump Ditches Paris Accord NBC Chicago (blog) Dozens of mayors from around the world have signed a"­first-​of-​its-​kind interna­tional agreement on climate change" at a Chicago summit designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. Former ... Obama to address mayors' summit on climate change New…

2017-12-05 20:09

@Google: The Latest: Mayors air concerns at Chicago climate summit SFGate

SFGate The Latest: Mayors air concerns at Chicago climate summit SFGate CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a Chicago summit on climate change (all times local):. 3:20 p.m.. Mayors from around the globe who signed a charter in Chicago pledging to fight climate change have different concerns for the coming years. Mexico City ... Mayors Sign Climate Charter After Trump Ditches Paris Accord NBC Chicago…

2017-12-05 21:32

@Google: Are we doomed? Climate Point newsl­etter tackles destru­ctive storms, wildfires and climate change WGRZ-​TV

WGRZ-TV Are we doomed? Climate Point newsl­etter tackles destru­ctive storms, wildfires and climate change WGRZ-TV Hurricane Irma makes landfall on the Florida coast as a category 4 storm as Tropical Storm Jose, right, moves west in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 10, 2017. The impacts of global climate change have been front and center this year: More destru­ctive ... and more »

2017-12-06 20:24

@Google: Bjorn Lomborg: Climate change action has to be democ­ratic Herald Sun

Herald Sun Bjorn Lomborg: Climate change action has to be democratic Herald Sun Although thoro­ughly trounced, Prof Randers' forecast remains just as bleak — but now it is not pollution but climate change he fears. He argues “demo­cracy must be suspended to solve the climate crisis” — only a dictat­orship will introduce what he ...

2017-12-07 10:01

@Google: Specifics still lacking on Liberals' climate change plan after 1 year CBC.ca

CBC.ca Specifics still lacking on Liberals' climate change plan after 1 year CBC.ca Wall's Saskat­chewan gover­nment released its own climate plan this week, without a carbon price. Wall has threa­tened a court challenge if Ottawa tries to impose a federal price in the province. Next door in Manitoba, Premier Brian Pallister's PC ...

2017-12-07 10:32

@Google: EPA's Pruitt promises controv­ersial 'red team' climate debate could come soon Science Magazine

Science Magazine EPA's Pruitt promises controv­ersial'red team' climate debate could come soon Science Magazine U.S. Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency (EPA) Adminis­trator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers today his long-​antici­pated exercise to debate climate change science could be launched early next year as Democrats criti­cized him, saying EPA shows"all the signs of ... EPA Chief Says May Launch Public…

2017-12-07 19:25

@Google: European coal staring into abyss, says climate study Financial Times

Financial Times European coal staring into abyss, says climate study Financial Times More than half of the coal-​fired power stations in the EU are lossm­aking and almost all will be by 2030, according to a study that says the fossil fuel faces a “death spiral” in Europe. Analysis of more than 600 power plants by Carbon Tracker, the ... and more »

2017-12-08 00:03

@Google: Advocates urge gover­nment to live up to climate change promises in 2018 CTV News

CTV News Advocates urge gover­nment to live up to climate change promises in 2018 CTV News OTTAWA One year ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got eight provinces and all three territ­ories to agree to put a price on pollution as part of a national climate change plan. The Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change is a ... and more »

2017-12-08 11:49

@Google: BlackRock Wields Its $6 Trillion Club to Combat Climate Risks Bloomberg

Bloomberg BlackRock Wields Its $6 Trillion Club to Combat Climate Risks Bloomberg Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink said in his annual letter to CEOs earlier this year that the New York-​based firm would not be “infin­itely patient” with companies on environ­mental and social issues that carry long-​term risks. A broader group of ... and more »

2017-12-08 13:06

@Google: Moody's Climate Change Delusion Inves­tor's Business Daily

Moody's Climate Change Delusion Inves­tor's Business Daily Coastal cities and towns across the United States are now facing signif­icant pressure from Moody's Investors Service, one of the world's most important credit agencies, to battle climate change. Failing to do so, Moody's warns, could result in ...

2017-12-08 20:28

@Google: Tess Abbot: Must engage with climate-​change skeptics GazetteNET

GazetteNET Tess Abbot: Must engage with climate -​change skeptics GazetteNET Climate -​change skeptics exist everyw­here, and even our president claims global warming is simply an “expe­nsive hoax.” If only. Unfortu­nately, the founda­tions of climate science stem from simple physics and mathem­atical princi­ples, that prove — without ...

2017-12-09 02:13

@Google: Activists leave huge 'crack' in floor of British Museum to protest climate change Metro

Metro Activists leave huge'crack' in floor of British Museum to protest climate change Metro Activists have left a massive'crack' in the white marble floor of the British Museum to protest climate change and the museum's BP sponso­rship. The'c­racks' weren't real, however – they were made of paper. Theat­rical prote­sters staged a flash mob in ...

2017-12-09 17:32

@Google: Countries face the cost of climate change in Paris eNCA

eNCA Countries face the cost of climate change in Paris eNCA Held two years after the Paris climate agreement and six months after Trump pulled out of the historic accord the talks will go ahead without a senior represe­ntative of the US administ­ration. But many American state and local officials and ... World Bank president pushes Obama climate goals Washi­ngton Examiner Mobil­ising finances to…

2017-12-10 10:11

@Google: The Dirty Secret of the World's Plan to Avert Climate Disaster WIRED

WIRED The Dirty Secret of the World's Plan to Avert Climate Disaster WIRED In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrep­reneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankr­uptcy notice when the BBC called. The reporter had a scoop: On the eve of releasing a major report, the United Nation's climate change panel ... and more »

2017-12-10 12:00


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