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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.

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A snip for the planet

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris May 2, 2015. 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 Chris on June 20, 2017 at 4:35am

Maybe the seed bank should be moved into a salt mine.

Comment by Doone on June 14, 2017 at 8:06pm

Comment by Doone on June 10, 2017 at 7:50am
Comment by Doone on June 2, 2017 at 8:59am
Headlines from around the world in reaction to President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris deal:
  • Earth to Trump: F*** You, Berliner Kurier, Germany
  • Europeans defy Trump and reject Paris renegotiation, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
  • Trump passed on the best deal the planet has ever seen, The Guardian, U.K.
  • Donald Trump, the grave-digger of America's credibility, Le Temps, Switzerland
  • China and EU to tackle climate change together amid U.S. retreat, en.people.cn, China
  • Israeli greens slam Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement, Jerusalem Post, Israel
Comment by Chris on May 28, 2017 at 8:31am

I heard about the seed bank flooding.

The term Global Warming, to Climate Change (for the ill informed) should be now be called Climate Catastrophy.

If the U.S. weaned itself off fossile fuel how much would the U.S. save on millitary spending? Without the addiction to oil the U.S. likely would be able to stop supporting funding Wahhabism.

Comment by Stephen on May 21, 2017 at 2:56pm

Stunning drops in solar and wind costs turn global power market upside down

The world built more renewables for far less money last year, report UN and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Stunning drops in the cost of wind and solar energy have turned the global power market upside down.

https://thinkprogress.org/renewables-cheapest-new-power-globally-74...

Comment by Stephen on May 19, 2017 at 9:01pm

‘Doomsday’ seed vault meant to survive global disasters breached by climate change

The Global Seed Vault

The seed bank designed to preserve the world’s crops and plants in the event of global disaster isn’t prepared to withstand the greatest global disaster facing our planet: global warming. Melting permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is located, has seeped into the seed bank, raising questions of how the structure will be able to survive in the future as the Earth keeps warming.

The seed vault is built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine, deep inside a mountain. It contains about a million packets of seeds from almost every country in the world, representing “the most diverse collection of food crop seeds.” In 2015, the ongoing civil war in Syria prompted researchers in the Middle East to withdraw some seeds to replace those previously stored in a gene bank in war-torn Aleppo.

The structure was built underneath the permafrost so it could be “a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time — and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters,” as the seed bank’s website says. But oh, the irony. Unusually warm temperatures in the winter have caused rain, and the permafrost has been melting. “It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that,” Hege Njaa Aschim, from the Norwegian government, which owns the vault, told The Guardian.

Fortunately, the water hasn’t flooded the vault itself. It only got to the entrance of the tunnel, where it froze. (The seeds are stored at minus 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit.) But the incident has raised questions over the durability of a seed bank that was supposed to operate without people’s intervention.

read:https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/19/15664298/svalbard-global-seed-va...

Comment by Doone on May 18, 2017 at 8:59pm

Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green

Washington Post  - ‎8 hours ago‎
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet.
Comment by Chris on March 29, 2017 at 1:13am

I hear Trump reads the National Enquirer as his daily news feed.  That should speak for itself as he calls investivative reporters at reputable news papers "Fake News."

Comment by Stephen on March 28, 2017 at 1:32pm

Trump’s big new executive order to tear up Obama’s climate policies, explained

This is it. The battle over the future of US climate policy kicks off in earnest Tuesday.

In a sweeping new executive order, President Trump will order his Cabinet to start demolishing a wide array of Obama-era policies on global warming — including emissions rules for power plants, limits on methane leaks, a moratorium on federal coal leasing, and the use of the social cost of carbon to guide government actions.

Everyone knew this was coming: Trump has said repeatedly that he wants to repeal US climate regulations and unshackle the fossil fuel industry. But Tuesday’s order is only a first step. Trump’s administration will now spend years trying to rewrite rules and fend off legal challenges from environmentalists. And it’s not clear they’ll always prevail: Some of President Obama’s climate policies may prove harder to uproot than thought.

Trump’s order, meanwhile, won’t say anything about whether he wants the US to stay in or withdraw from the Paris climate deal, the key international treaty on global warming. Although Trump vowed to pull out of the accord during the campaign, some of his advisers, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have reportedly warned that he’d face immense diplomatic backlash if he did so. A White House official said that’s “still under discussion.”

Read more= read:http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/3/27/14922516/trump-...

 

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