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Our Climate

Where we share information on climatology and the changing Earth's climate.

With of course a special thought for deniers and those who would profit from denial.

Location: #science
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Nov 7


Discussion Forum

A snip for the planet

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris May 2. 18 Replies

Blokes, it's time to man-up and face the snip - the future of the planet could well depend upon your decision, argues Dr Paul Willis who is the director of …Continue

Tags: consumption., resource, global, contraception, Vasectomy

Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen Bonus

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Apr 3, 2014. 5 Replies

Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen BonusOffshore wind turbines like those being planned off the East Coast could one day do double duty for residents, according to a new study.Scientists at the…Continue

Tags: electricity, generation, turbine, force, farm

Not just the Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind the climate change denial effort

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Jan 12, 2014. 3 Replies

A new study conducted by Drexel University's environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD,exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change counter-movement.…Continue

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Comment by Stephen on November 7, 2015 at 1:25pm

Weather disasters linked to climate change

Thirty two groups of scientists in 20 countries analyzed 28 weather disasters in 2014 – and found half of them linked to human-caused climate change.

What the report covers. See a slideshow about the report.

Comment by Chris on November 6, 2015 at 10:31pm

To see how sea level rise may effect your area view:

Comment by Chris on October 10, 2015 at 7:41pm

The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Just About Energy—It’s About Water Too

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan has been heralded as a major step toward a low-carbon economy in the United States. By reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, the new policy is designed to promote the development of renewable energy sources nationwide.

However, the plan’s impact on water resources has been largely overlooked, even though power plants are significant water users across the U.S., accounting for 45 percent of total water withdrawals.

The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that, on average, producing the electricity you use in your home results in more freshwater withdrawals than all of your daily water-related tasks, like sprinkling lawns and washing dishes. Where that electricity comes from makes a big difference in how much water is involved, though. Thirsty energy sources like coal can take 20,000 gallons per megawatt-hour to 50,000 gallons per megawatt-hour, while wind power requires almost no water at all.

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Comment by Chris on October 10, 2015 at 5:24pm

Hurricane at the North Pole

This shows how much the Jet Stream has shrunk.

Comment by doone on September 28, 2015 at 10:37pm

Wanker of the Day: Rush Limbaugh

by BooMan
Mon Sep 28th, 2015 at 03:31:27 PM EST

Rush Limbaugh doesn't know how, but he's certain that the announcement that NASA has found flowing water on Mars will be used to advance a leftist agenda, probably on climate change. Also, he never gets tired of being right, even if it is lonely at times.

Comment by Chris on September 25, 2015 at 5:27pm

Students are demanding their universities to divest from carbon based investemnts as they did with South African apartheid groups such as Kodac which made ID cards.

I asked my investment advisor about clean energy based funds. He didn't know of any.

People in the Universe must know of some clean energy funds?


Comment by Chris on September 25, 2015 at 5:12pm

The original/first study identifying CO2 as an agent for climate change was in the 1890's's as I reacall.

Democracy now link folows:

Inside Exxon’s Great Climate Cover-Up: From Early Climate Change Re...

A new report by InsideClimate News reveals how oil giant ExxonMobil’s own research confirmed the role of fossil fuels in global warming decades ago. By 1977, Exxon’s own senior experts had begun to warn the burning of fossil fuels could pose a threat to humanity. At first, Exxon launched an ambitious research program, outfitting a supertanker with instruments to study carbon dioxide in the air and ocean. But toward the end of the 1980s, Exxon changed course and shifted to the forefront of climate change denial. Since the 1990s, it has spent millions of dollars funding efforts to reject the science its own experts knew of decades ago.

More here from inside cimate news.

Comment by Chris on September 25, 2015 at 4:57pm

A German based study repored glyposate in urine of every human on earth. It's in the rain.

Monsanto's Sealed Documents Reveal the Truth behind Roundup's Toxic...

The year 2015 hasn’t been kind to Monsanto. In March, the World Health Organization declared that the company’s flagship product, its herbicide glyphosate or Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen. Increasingly, national health ministries are taking a hard second look at glyphosate’s health and environmental dangers and efforts are underway to ban the herbicide.[1] To protect its citizens, last year the Netherlands, Bermuda and Sri Lanka have either banned or imposed strict limits on Roundup. Last June, France banned its use in gardens. Brazil, Germany and Argentina are considering legislative bans. And this month, California’s environmental protection agency launched plans to label Roundup as a carcinogen.[2]

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world today. Over 130 countries currently permit extensive use of the chemical. The US is the largest consumer, using approximately 20% of the world’s Roundup.[3] The latest reliable figures from the US Geological Survey record 280 million pounds of Roundup were used in 2012, nearly a pound for every American.[4] In 2013, gross profit of $371 million on crop chemicals including Roundup climbed 73% due to a 37% increase in sales. That same year Monsanto’s net income rose 22% to $1.48 billion.[5]

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September 14, 2015
Progressive Radio Network
by Richard Gale and Gary Null

Comment by Chris on September 9, 2015 at 2:13am

If you don't think it can get worse - it has - Fracking water may be  used to water crops.

There Might Be Fracking Wastewater on Your Organic Fruits and Veggies.

The US Department of Agriculture's organics standards, written 15 years ago, strictly ban petroleum-derived fertilizers commonly used in conventional agriculture. But the same rules do not prohibit farmers from irrigating their crops with petroleum-laced wastewater obtained from oil and gas wells—a practice that is increasingly common in drought-stricken Southern California.

As I reported last month, oil companies last year supplied half the water that went to the 45,000 acres of farmland in Kern County's Cawelo Water District, farmland that is owned, in part, by Sunview, a company that sells certified organic raisins and grapes. Food watchdog groups are concerned that the state hasn't required oil companies to disclose all the chemicals they use in oil drilling and fracking operations, much less set safety limits for all those chemicals in irrigation water.

A spokesman for the USDA's National Organics Program confirmed that it has little to say on the matter. "The USDA organic regulations do not directly address the use of irrigation water on organic farms," said the spokesman, who asked to be quoted on background, "but organic operations must generally maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation, including soil and water quality."

Of course, that's easier said than done. USDA organic regulations do not require farms to perform water quality tests, and irrigation water is not evaluated as an input by the Organic Materials Review Institute, which vets products used on organic farms. Calls placed to California Certified Organic Farmers, which certifies organic farms in California, were not returned.

Irrigation water appears to be a major loophole in a food safety program that otherwise strictly controls what farmers can apply to their land. Notably, the organics program does prohibit the use of sewage sludge-based fertilizer, a product widely used on nonorganic farms that sometimes contains chemicals such as flame retardants and pharmaceu....

On Monday, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Democrat from Glendale, introduced a bill that would require crops irrigated with wastewater from oil and gas operations to be labeled as such. "No one expects their lettuce to contain heavy chemicals from fracking wastewater," he explained in a press release.

That's especially true if their lettuce is labeled "organic," adds Adam Scow, the California director of the environmental group Food and Water Watch: "I think most people's logic would tell them that's not a practice consistent with organic standards."

Comment by Chris on August 18, 2015 at 3:31am

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