@Climate Progress : Post-​Brexit, the U.K. is becoming a hotbed of far-​right violence

In the wake of the Brexit vote, there has been a worrying rise in far-​right attitudes and racially-​motivated attacks in the U.K., leaving minor­ities fearful. On Tuesday the British Home Office — equiv­alent to the U.S. Depar­tment of Homeland Security — released a report showing that there had been a 29 percent increase in hate

2017-10-18 17:09

@Vvatts Up With That:        ­       ­          LOTS AND  LOTS  OF   BOTS  FOR  WATTS

IF YOU'RE WONDERING HOW A BLOG WITH FEWER THAN 300 IDENTI­FIABLE COMME­NTERS COULD ACCRUE 0VER 300 MILLION PAGEV­IEWS, ODDS ARE:

2017-10-13 09:42

@Climate Progress : Yes, Austria’s next chanc­ellor is young — but he’s also incre­dibly anti-​immigrant

Much of the press surrou­nding the rise of Sebastian Kurz — the cons­ervative People’s Party’s (OVP) leader set to be Austria’s next chanc­ellor — focuses on his youth and ambition rather than his far-​right views on immigr­ation. Austria, inciden­tally, is set to take over the presi­dency of the European Union late next year. Near-​final results from

2017-10-16 21:30

@Google: Media coverage of climate negoti­ations greeted with indiff­erence Ars Technica UK

Ars Technica UK Media coverage of climate negoti­ations greeted with indiff­erence Ars Technica UK As the withd­rawal of the US from the Paris Agreement demonst­rates, the agreement is not a binding contract requiring countries to act on climate change. In fact, given the fact that the emissions pledges in the agreement were volun­tary, political and ...

2017-10-15 18:11

@Google: Now even climate-​change believers count as 'deniers' New York Post

New York Post Now even climate -​change believers count as'de­niers' New York Post Al Gore recently had a telling alterc­ation with a journa­list. The Spectator's Ross Clark wanted to ask him about Miami sea-​level rises suggested in the new film, “An Inconv­enient Sequel.” The reporter started to explain that he had consulted Florida ...

2017-10-13 00:54

@Google: Trump taps climate skeptic for top White House environ­mental post Washi­ngton Post

Washi­ngton Post Trump taps climate skeptic for top White House environ­mental post Washi­ngton Post Like other members of the Trump administ­ration, she has long quest­ioned the overwh­elming scien­tific consensus on human-​fueled climate change and has criti­cized the findings of the Intergove­rnmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a volunteer group of ...

2017-10-13 06:35

@Google: Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell in song on climate change Herald Sun

Herald Sun Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell in song on climate change Herald Sun “In the past, pagans sacri­ficed animals and even humans in vain attempts to placate capri­cious and cruel gods — today they demand a reduction in carbon dioxide emissi­ons,” Pell said in a 2006 speech where he said that climate change theory pointed to ... Tony Abbott:' Climate change is good because people…

2017-10-14 11:36

@Climate Progress : White House claims Trump’s Twitter account is personal, so he can block whoever he likes

The White House has filed a legal brief arguing people blocked by President Donald Trump’s Twitter account cannot sue him for restri­cting their access to his tweets. Opponents say the brief is tanta­mount to claiming the Commander in Chief’s social media use is beyond the reach of the First Amend­ment, placing the president above the

2017-10-14 15:31

@DeSmogBlog: Louisiana Attorney General Says Oil, Gas Industry Deserve ‘a Break’ for First-​Time Crimes

Louisi­ana's first-​term attorney general Jeff Landry often presents himself as a staunch tough-​on-​crime and anti-​corru­ption candi­date, pushing his office's powers to the limits (and beyond) as he seeks to lock up offe­nders.

But when it comes to prosec­uting companies for environ­mental crimes, Landry arrived in Pittsb­urgh, Pennsylv­ania, at the Shale Insight confe­rence with a very different…

2017-10-14 14:05

@And then there's physics: Bruno Latour

I came across an intere­sting interview with Bruno Latour, a sociol­ogist with an interest in Science and Techology Studies (STS), who was involved with what has been called the “science wars”. I actually found much of what he said in …

2017-10-15 11:34

@Google: Polar Politics: changing Arctic climate Geogra­phical

Geogra­phical Polar Politics: changing Arctic climate Geogra­phical The group as a whole shared a keen interest in learning more about why Britain is investing in Arctic research (more than £30mi­llion over the past decade), what climatic changes are being observed in the Arctic, the potential economic implica­tions, and ...

2017-10-16 08:38

@Google: Pauline Hanson's Sunrise climate clash with Sarah Hanson-​Young NEWS.c­om.au

NEWS.c­om.au Pauline Hanson's Sunrise climate clash with Sarah Hanson-​Young NEWS.c­om.au “I'm very sceptical of this ( climate change) because the science isn't there, and that's been proven,” Ms Hanson said on Sunrise. “ Climate is changing, but it's not from humans Sarah — get this through your head.” But that did not stop Ms Hanson-​Young ... and more »

2017-10-16 02:03

@Google: Climate change and the EPA's decision to roll back Clean Power Plan (2 letters) The Denver Post

The Denver Post Climate change and the EPA's decision to roll back Clean Power Plan (2 letters) The Denver Post By repealing the Clean Power Plan, the Trump adminis­tration has rejected the largest effort to cut climate pollution in the U.S. The wildfire season has been scary this year with drier and hotter condi­tions caused by higher temper­atures in spring and ... and more »

2017-10-16 00:32

@Climate Progress : Media outlets grant White House official anonymity to make dishonest attack on Obama

During a press confe­rence on Monday, President Trump accused President Obama of failing to call the families of some soldiers who had died in the line of duty. Trump’s comments were misle­ading and inaccu­rate, and when he was pressed about them later in the news confer­ence, he tried to backt­rack. “I don’t know if he

2017-10-17 21:56

@Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “Clima­thon” #Manch­ester 27 October

A few years ago Manch­ester City Council said it was going to consult widely on its ‘Green and Blue’ Infrast­ructure strategy, which had been endlessly promised and delayed.  The then Executive Member for the Enviro­nment assured a room full of …

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@Google: Letter: Climate change is upon us Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune Letter: Climate change is upon us Salt Lake Tribune Climate change predicts more frequent and more intense weather events as both the atmos­phere and sea water continue to warm up more. This is exactly what we are experi­encing now, five serious hurri­canes in one season, four of which caused major ...

2017-10-16 19:46

@Google: Climate Change Defense Permitted in Pipeline Closure Case The National Law Journal

Climate Change Defense Permitted in Pipeline Closure Case The National Law Journal Johnston and Klaps­tein, both of the Seattle area, were part of the pipeline protests by Direct Climate Action in four states on Oct. 11, 2016. The two allegedly closed emergency valves on two Enbridge Energy pipelines about 35 miles northwest of ...

2017-10-17 20:06

@Google: More hurricane-​force storms could hit UK because of climate change, experts warn Evening Standard

Evening Standard More hurricane-​force storms could hit UK because of climate change, experts warn Evening Standard More hurricane-​force storms could hit Britain because of climate change, experts have warned as the UK and Ireland is left reeling from Ophelia. The storm, which barrelled towards Europe as a category three hurricane before weakening 300 miles off the ... Hurricane Ophelia Sheds Light…

2017-10-18 06:32

@Google: Caisse targets climate change with new inves­tment plan The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail Caisse targets climate change with new inves­tment plan The Globe and Mail "From now on, climate change will factor in each and every inves­tment decision we make across the breadth of our portf­olio," said Michael Sabia, chief executive officer of the Caisse, in a state­ment."In building this strategy, we have under­taken a ...

2017-10-18 18:59

@Climate Progress : These wealthy instit­utions are quietly financing white nation­alism

The conne­ction between Breit­bart, a far-​right website, and the white nation­alist movement was hardly a secret. Steve Bannon, who served as Executive Chairman of the public­ation before and after serving as Trump’s chief strate­gist, called Breitbart “the platform for the alt-​right,” a euphemism for white nation­alists and their sympath­izers. These extreme, bigoted viewp­oints are frequ­ently

Today: 13:42

@Google: 'It rained for two years in 1740s' Healy-​Rae rejects climate change Indepen­dent.ie

Indepen­dent.ie 'It rained for two years in 1740s' Healy-​Rae rejects climate change Indepen­dent.ie Mr Healy-​Rae said experts in the industry were making a substa­ntial living from climate change and he was unhappy with how the Gover­nment was dealing with the issue. He said the current emissions targets for 2020 and 2030 were unreal­istic and putting a ... and more »

Today: 02:31

@Google: Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change? WIRED

WIRED Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change? WIRED The lawsuit aims to make these companies pay for the miles of seawall constr­uction and sewer system redesigns required to protect the city from climate change. Climate change caused in part by all the fossil fuels they sucked, mined, and fracked out of ...

Today: 12:01

@Google: When it comes to climate change, politics overrides religious views Lancaste­rOnline

Lancaste­rOnline When it comes to climate change, politics overrides religious views Lancaste­rOnline For years, the increa­singly prominent Texas Tech Unive­rsity climate scientist has occupied a unique position, building bridges between the scien­tific commu­nity, which overwhe­lmingly affirms that human-​caused climate change is a threat to the planet ... and more »

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