​What natural disasters should teach us

Hurricanes, landslides and other disasters show Africans why we need fossil fuels Steven Lyazi I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms.…

More than 100 schools sign on to teach health risks of climate change

From Eurekalert A growing movement in higher education responds to a shortage of health professionals and researchers trained in climate change and health Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) today announced that, since its launch earlier this year, 125 health professions schools and programs around the…

Can We Stop Pretending China Actually Cares About Global Warming?

Energy From The Daily Caller  Environmental activists have called China as the world’s de facto “leader” on fighting global warming, but energy experts don’t think the communist nation will actually do much to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that while China will peak its coal use as soon…

Discovery: Bernie Sanders spider

From Eurekalert A scientist at the University of Vermont and four of his undergraduate students have discovered 15 new species of “smiley-faced” spiders–and named them after, among others, David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. You won’t find them in Washington, DC, Hollywood, or Vermont–but on Caribbean islands and…

One Relatively Unknown Federal Agency Will Play A Big Role In Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Agenda

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 1:00 PM 09/23/2017 Most people probably haven’t heard of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), but this agency will be a major driver of energy infrastructure projects. Those projects will aid President Donald Trump’s goal of boosting U.S. infrastructure and gaining “energy dominance.” FERC will play a significant…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #285

The Week That Was: 2017-09-23 (September 23, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week. “Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run, we are all dead.”— John Maynard Keynes, the British Economist who earlier predicted that the extreme punitive…

Reasons For Optimism About Climate Hysteria

From Manhattan Contrarian September 22, 2017/ Francis Menton Large numbers of my friends and acquaintances are climate skeptics, and many of them spend a good deal of their time feeling down in the dumps about the subject.  Their reasoning goes something like this:  Here we have something that should immediately be identified as baloney by…

Thousands flee ‘imminent’ Bali volcano eruption

[Update 9/25 12:05 am.  I have change the title from 240,000 to thousands to reflect the change in the underlying story and am modifying the first sentence of the post ~ ctm] Last updated 15:19, September 23 2017 From Stuff About 240,000 Thousands of people are fleeing Bali’s Mount Agung precinct in eastern Indonesia, with…

Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks as host of the Apollo 40th anniversary celebration held at the National Air and Space Museum, Monday, July 20, 2009 in Washington.

Oops! Climate Cultist Destroys Own Position

September 22, 2017 From American Thinker By Daren Jonescu Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been doing the leftist media interview circuit recently, pressing his peculiar thesis that professional (i.e., paid) scientists are a superior class of humans whose conclusions are intrinsically beyond reproach and must therefore be accepted blindly by unscientific lunks like you. In…

San Francisco and Oakland sue top five oil and gas companies over costs of climate change

From PR Newswire Companies knew for decades that their products caused climate change and posed ‘catastrophic’ risk, but misled the public and continued to make enormous profits News provided by City Attorney of San Francisco 13:15 ET SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Oakland City Attorney Barbara…

‘Confusion and resistance’ slows down UK smart meter rollout

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017 From Eurekalert University of Sussex IMAGE: Smart meter campaign poster in London Underground. view more Credit: Image by Benjamin Sovacool Lack of consumer engagement, insufficient information, and inadequate attention to vulnerability has slowed down the UK rollout of energy smart meters, according to a new study by researchers at the University of…

Follow The Money

By Dr. Duane Thresher. From Real Climatologists. September 18, 2017 Abstract: The wasted and misspent money at NASA GISS and all climate research institutions is staggering. So, as they said in Watergate, follow the money. Like all global warming skeptic climate scientists we are accused of taking money from oil companies and conservative organizations. We…

Giovanni: The Bridge Between Data and Science

  From Eos. Using satellite remote sensing data sets can be a daunting task. Giovanni, a Web-based tool, facilitates access, visualization, and exploration for many of NASA’s Earth science data sets. By Zhong Liu and James Acker 24 August 2017 Since the satellite era began, researchers and others have used data collected from Earth-observing satellites,…

Evidence for Little Ice Age in Antarctica

The actual title of the article is: Century-old seal pelts reveal changes in Ross Sea ecosystem.  ~ctm From the UC Santa Cruz Newscenter   Scientists found valuable samples for comparison to modern Weddell seals in the huts of Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott August 29, 2017 By Tim Stephens Share this story:TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInReddit…

America Is on the Verge of Ratpocalypse

Warmer weather is fueling a rodent surge, straining public health systems and the economy. It’s time for the federal government to step in. From The New Republic By Emily Atkin August 23, 2017 Bobby Corrigan is the rat master. Some call him the rat czar. To others, he is simply a rodentologist, or as NBC…

Trump’s EPA Chief Investigated For Taking Weekend Trips Home

Energy Michael Bastasch 4:28 PM 08/28/2017 From The Daily Caller The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspector general has opened an investigation to see whether or not taxpayers footed the bill for Administrator Scott Pruitt’s trips home to Oklahoma. “This assignment is being initiated based on congressional requests and a hotline complaint, all of which expressed…

Electricity consumption in Europe will shift under climate change

Public Release: 28-Aug-2017 From Eurekalert Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Rising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States now analyzed what unchecked future warming means for Europe’s electricity demand: daily peak loads in Southern Europe will…

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Is the European Commission Waking up to Electricity Consumer Pain?

From The GWPF Date: 25/08/17 Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor Specialists have long known that the system management cost of even medium and certainly higher levels of non-despatchable renewable electricity, such as wind and solar, was no less important in magnitude than the income support subsidies required to motivate capital investment in the generating…

EPA ends sponsorship of climate leadership program

From Reuters. August 25, 2017 / 3:17 PM / a day ago Valerie Volcovici   WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will no longer sponsor an awards program honoring voluntary corporate actions to combat global warming, it announced on Friday, the agency’s latest move to undo Obama-era climate change programs. Since 2012, the…

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Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats

From PLOS Gregory S. Okin Published: August 2, 2017 Abstract In the US, there are more than 163 million dogs and cats that consume, as a significant portion of their diet, animal products and therefore potentially constitute a considerable dietary footprint. Here, the energy and animal-derived product consumption of these pets in the US is…

Ecojustice – Competition Bureau Inquiry The Competition Bureau has discontinued the inquiry into Friends of Science Society that Ecojustice publicly called for on Dec. 3, 2015.

Just received this.  Nice comprehensive piece.  ~ctm [UPDATE 11:18 PM PDT] VIDEO TRANSCRIPT AND RELATED LINKS Some people have requested a transcript of the video. Here it is. Also, just noticed that Ecojustice has posted the following: https://www.ecojustice.ca/competition-bureau-drops-climate-denier-investigation/ VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Michelle Stirling for Friends of Science Society. Perhaps you recall a couple of…