@And then there's physics: Climate and conflict

I watched a talk by Clionadh Raleigh on Climate Violence (see video at the end of the post). I’m still not entirely sure what to make of it, but I certainly found it quite thought provo­king. The bottom line was …

2017-05-15 21:11

@Google: US stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change ABC News

ABC News US stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change ABC News Fiji says uncert­ainty over whether the United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement won't stop the rest of the interna­tional community from trying to make progress at this year's interna­tional climate summit. The Pacific island nation will chair ... and more »

2017-05-18 17:42

@Google: Billio­naire Bloomb­erg's Climate Book Admits Eco-​Ties to Soros, Steyer, Rockef­eller NewsBu­sters (blog)

NewsBu­sters (blog) Billio­naire Bloomberg's Climate Book Admits Eco-​Ties to Soros, Steyer, Rockef­eller NewsBu­sters (blog) Climate of Hope was released April 18, 2017, in an effort to show how cities and busin­esses can “save the planet” from catast­rophic climate change. Former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club Carl Pope couldn't even write an entire ...

2017-05-19 16:52

@Google: Climate rubbish Willia­msport Sun-​Gazette

Climate rubbish Willia­msport Sun-​Gazette A recent letter writer makes his case against the seriou­sness of the many threats of man-​made climate change by providing extensive excerpts from a short blog, “Environm­entalists Are Dead Wrong.” The author of that blog is Dr. Walter Williams, a proud ...

2017-05-21 05:06

@Climate Progress : Trump repor­tedly divulged class­ified inform­ation to Russian diplomats

2017-05-15 22:35

@Climate Progress : Trump’s tweets, inter­views could cost him executive privilege

2017-05-15 21:35

@Google: Chevron investors back off from climate change proposal Financial Times

Financial Times Chevron investors back off from climate change proposal Financial Times Last Friday, a majority of votes cast at Occid­ental Petroleum's annual meeting backed a similar call for the company to produce a regular report on climate risk, a result described as a “turning point” by suppo­rters of the proposal. The large European ... BlackRock switch helps pass'hi­storic' climate

2017-05-15 18:06

@Google: NY Times' Stephens can't see the elephant in the room on climate change The Guardian

The Week Magazine NY Times' Stephens can't see the elephant in the room on climate change The Guardian So let's talk about ethanol and other biofuels, a subject some climate -​change activists might prefer to forget. In 2007, George W. Bush used his State of the Union speech to call for huge increases in the produ­ction of renewable and altern­ative fuels ... Can biofuels save us from climate

2017-05-16 11:00

@Google: Loans for storing crops help Niger's farmers absorb climate shocks Daily Mail

Loans for storing crops help Niger's farmers absorb climate shocks Daily Mail "War­rantage builds resil­ience because by selling produce for higher profit, you can absorb climate shocks better ... and avoid resorting to negative coping strat­egies like eating fewer meals," said Penda Diallo, a senior resil­ience adviser at CARE. and more »

2017-05-16 01:07

@Climate Progress : The Trump adminis­tration wants to freeze Obama’s signature climate policy indefi­nitely

2017-05-16 20:28

@Google: Energy analyst criti­cizes calls to report climate-​change risks The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail Energy analyst criti­cizes calls to report climate -​change risks The Globe and Mail The push to have companies spell out risks arising from climate change as part of their financial disclo­sures is misguided and would add unwelcome distor­tions into capital markets, energy analyst Daniel Yergin warned Tuesday. Mr. Yergin, vice-​chairman ...

2017-05-16 23:12

@Google: Sidel­ining God: why secular climate projects in the Pacific Islands are failing The Conver­sation AU

The Conver­sation AU Sidel­ining God: why secular climate projects in the Pacific Islands are failing The Conver­sation AU Yet almost every well-​intent­ioned outside agency – including those of foreign govern­ments such as Australia and the European Union – that seeks to help the region's people adapt to the effects of future climate change is drawing up its plans in secular ...

2017-05-16 21:18

@Google: America's trees are fleeing north and west as climate changes but some may not survive The Indepe­ndent

The Indepe­ndent America's trees are fleeing north and west as climate changes but some may not survive The Indepe­ndent But they added: “The histo­rical process took place over several thousand years, whereas the observed shift in this study happened in a few decades, sugge­sting the impacts of recent climate change … on veget­ation dynam­ics.” Other non-​ climatic factors ... Trees in Eastern U.S.…

2017-05-18 18:12

@Google: US Interior Depar­tment nominee: Trump 'perspe­ctive' should outweigh climate science whenever possible POLITI­CO.eu

US Interior Depar­tment nominee: Trump'pers­pective' should outweigh climate science whenever possible POLITI­CO.eu WASHI­NGTON — President Donald Trump's nominee for the number two spot at the Interior Depar­tment said the president's views — not the recommen­dations of climate scien­tists — would guide the depar­tment's policies whenever possible. “Here's the ... and more…

2017-05-18 17:39

@Google: Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think The Guardian

The Guardian Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think The Guardian We know humans are causing climate change. That is a fact that has been known for well over 100 years. We also know that there will be signif­icant social and economic costs from the effects. In fact, the effects are already appearing in the form of ...

2017-05-19 11:00

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Katharine Hayhoe: Because I Care about People, I Care About Climate

Katharine Hayhoe is one of my favorite people in climate science. She’s so much nicer than I am, and that’s helped her become one of Time magaz­ine’s “Top 100 Influe­ntial People”.  Above, one of her most recent interv­iews. I spoke to Dr. Hayhoe in 2012, when she had just barely become sort-​of almost famous.  She told

2017-05-19 21:49

@Google: DELING­POLE: 'Penises Cause Climate Change'; Progre­ssives Fooled by Peer-​Reviewed Hoax Study Breitbart News

Breitbart News DELING­POLE:'Pe­nises Cause Climate Change'; Progre­ssives Fooled by Peer-​Reviewed Hoax Study Breitbart News The paper, published by Cogent Social Sciences – “a multidisc­iplinary open access journal offering high quality peer review across the social sciences” – also claims that penises are respon­sible for causing climate change. The two hoaxers are Peter ... Peer-​Reviewed…

2017-05-20 18:34

@Google: I'll take the heat for climate change The Courier-​Journal

The Courier-​Journal I'll take the heat for climate change The Courier-​Journal I suppose you can blame me for climate change. My kids do, at least a little bit. It's not that I'm the only person respon­sible for the predic­ament we're facing, but my genera­tion, and those before, got us to the point where our kids and their kids ... and more »

2017-05-21 12:01

@Judith Curry: Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. An overview of studies of observed climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region [link] Study: sea level rise accele­ration still uncer­tain, we won’t have statis­tical …

2017-05-20 19:02

@Google: Shareh­olders Assess Climate Risks To Oil Majors OilPri­ce.com

OilPri­ce.com Shareh­olders Assess Climate Risks To Oil Majors OilPri­ce.com On May 12, shareh­olders of Occid­ental Petroleum the $46 billion company oil and gas company passed a resol­ution calling on the company to assess its vulnera­bility to climate change, a milestone in the shareh­older activist movement to pressure ... and more »

2017-05-21 00:01

@Google: Time to ditch the polar bears? Climate change looks for a new image Daily Mail

Time to ditch the polar bears? Climate change looks for a new image Daily Mail "If you go to Google and click on climate change images, you have to go a long way before you hit many images of people," says Adam Corner, research director at Climate Outreach, an Oxford-​based thinktank that aims to boost public engag­ement on climate ... and more »

Today: 01:04

@Climate Progress : Neil Gorsuch can’t wait to get his hands on America’s campaign finance laws

Today: 15:24

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In UK, World’s Biggest Wind Turbines Set New Standard

8 MW turbines. That’s a big machine, but not nearly the upper limit. Offshore power coming of age is a real game changer. Big implic­ations for more tradit­ional power sources. They are, of course, not American, we’ve given away that leader­ship. Thanks climate deniers! Guardian: The planet’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines have begun

Today: 14:28

@Climate Progress : Cabinet official brags that no one protested Trump in Saudi Arabia, where prote­sting is illegal

Today: 14:27

@Climate Progress : Op-​Ed: Raising the minimum wage is essential for working people. We know from experi­ence.

Today: 13:37

@Climate Progress : Disapp­earing Data

Today: 13:30


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