@Climatism: Global Agricu­ltural Boom: A million Thanks To Climate Change

Origi­nally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop : Planting rice [image credit: BBC] As the report concl­udes: ‘Both global warming and carbon dioxide have benef­itted plant growth, and both are important contri­butors to the success of modern civiliz­ation.’ Global cereal (grain) produ­ction has reached record levels in 2017, says The GWPF. Credit for the increase usually goes…

Today: 10:49

@Real Science: Annou­ncing The “Feed A Polar Bear” Program For Journa­lists

Today: 10:23

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Öppen Tråd

Molnen forts­ätter att hopa sig. Himlen mörknar. Vädret är ur led. Onda tider väntar…. Eller också är det som vanligt. I vilket fall så är det dags för veckans öppna tråd om väder, klimat och energi. Trevlig Helg, önskar Redakt­ionen

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Today: 07:00

@Die Kalte Sonne: Klimamod­ellierer stehen im Regen: Das unerwa­rtete Comeback des Indischen Monsun­regens

Waren die Nieders­chläge in Indien und Nachbarg­ebieten in vorindus­trieller Zeit stets ausrei­chend verfü­gbar, pünktlich und zuverl­ässig? Wenn man die Geschi­chten der Klimaha­rdliner hört, könnte man fast auf den Gedanken kommen, vor 1850 hätte es aller­orten klima­tisch himml­ische Zustände geherr­scht, die der Mensch dann mutwillig zerstört habe. Wir schauen heute in diese vermei­ntlich so…

Today: 06:30

@Watts Up With That?: NAFTA Talks Stall Over Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Negoti­ations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement have repor­tedly stalled at least in part over whether climate change should be included in the text of the agree­ment. U.S. Fights Mention of ‘Climate Change’ in New Nafta By Josh Wingrove , Eric Martin , and Andrew Mayeda 16 December…

Today: 06:00

@Google: Pentagon already takes climate change serio­usly, but GAO wants more action Chron.com

Chron.com Pentagon already takes climate change serio­usly, but GAO wants more action Chron.com Within the Trump administ­ration, the Pentagon is arguably and, perhaps to some, surpri­singly one of the most progre­ssive depart­ments when it comes to contemp­lating the effects of a changing climate . Well before President Donald Trump, who has called ...

Today: 05:55

@Google: Climate change: Is the UK doing enough to meet carbon emissions targets? ITV News

ITV News Climate change: Is the UK doing enough to meet carbon emissions targets? ITV News The gover­nment's aim to reduce emissions 57% on 1990 levels by 2030 has made some progress in recent years. But there is still much to be done. Between 2014 and 2015, UK green­house gas emission fell by four per cent thanks to improv­ements in energy ... and more »

Today: 05:47

@Real Science: Ehrlich 1967 : Everyone to Die By 1975, Unless The Gover­nment Poisons Us

Fifty years ago, Stanford climate expert Paul Ehrlich said we would all starve to death by 1975, unless the gover­nment poisoned our food and water supply. Ehrlich is a close associate of Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren. 17 Nov 1967, …

Today: 05:38

@Real Science: The 1939 Meltdown

On this date in 1939, most of the US was over 60 degrees, and the glaciers of Greenland and Norway were facing “catast­rophic colla­pse.” Temper­atures were over 60 degrees in Minne­sota, and over 70 degrees in Nebraska. 17 Dec 1939, …

Today: 05:28

@DeSmogBlog: Definers Public Affairs, Group Known for Stalking And Harassing Climate Advoc­ates, Hired By EPA To Run Media War Room

A Repub­lican-​aligned research group with links to a campaign to stalk and intim­idate environ­mental groups, journa­lists and campai­gners has been handed a $120,000 contract to help the EPA shape its media co­verage.

Virginia-​based Definers Public Affairs was given the 12-​month “no bid” contract to provide “news analysis and brief service” to the EPA, as reported by Mother Jones .


Today: 03:54

@Climate, People & Organizations: Changing the World? Academic Impact, Activism and the Neoli­beral University

Recently Carl Rhodes, Alison Pullen and I published an article in the journal Organi­zation exploring the reframing of academic impact in the neoli­beral univer­sity. In the article we explore how ‘impact’ has become the buzzword of the contem­porary univer­sity, and the value of academic research is increa­singly judged by govern­ment, adminis­trators and industry in terms …

Today: 03:35

@Watts Up With That?: The Polar-​Bear-​Gate Saga: How a picture is worth a thousand lies – Paul Nicklen and Michael Mann vs Susan Crockford

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State Unive­rsity and author of Lands­capes Cycles: An Environme­ntalist’s Journey to Climate Skept­icism What oddly seems to surprise so many people, reality can quickly disagree with the hypot­heses and specul­ative models of scient­ists. The polar bear is a rich case in…

Today: 02:59

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: War on Science Spreads, Intens­ifies. Now CDC.

Not just “climate change” any more. Republ­icans extend the war on science to disease control and health as well. What could go wrong? Washi­ngton Post: The Trump adminis­tration is prohib­iting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transg­ender” — in any

Today: 02:16

@Climate Depot: Trump To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

http://th­efederali­st.com/20­17/12/15/­trump-​admin-​to-​remove-​climate-​change-​from-​list-​of-​national-​security-​threats/ By Mollie Hemingway The Trump adminis­tration will reverse course from previous Obama adminis­tration policy, elimin­ating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the impor­tance of balancing energy…

Today: 01:51

@The Next Grand Minimum: Weak Solar Activity And La Nina Forebode Cooling Temper­atures For The Months Ahead

By P Gosselin on 13. December 2017 The Sun in November 2017 By Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahre­nholt (Trans­lated and edited by P Gosselin) In November the sun was unusually quiet with respect to activity. The observed sunspot number (SSN) was merely 5.7, which is only 14% of what is typically normal for month …

Today: 00:52

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Polar bear attack paper invali­dated by non-​indepe­ndent analysis

Origi­nally posted on Shub Niggurath Climate : From Bart Verheg­gen’s blog, where he clearly ident­ifies himself as a co-​author of a paper in a post promoting it Stephen Lewand­owsky has co-​authored (yet another) paper attacking climate skeptics. His colle­agues-​in-​arms this time are long-​time climate consen­susite Jeff Harvey , Bart Verghe­ggen, and a cohort of ecolo­gists along…

2017-12-15 22:45

@Climate Progress : Rep. Schiff warns Republ­icans may premat­urely shut down the House Russia investi­gation

As the probe into possible Russian interf­erence in the 2016 presid­ential election draws ever closer to Trump’s inner circle, Democ­ratic lawmakers are becoming increa­singly concerned that Republ­icans are laying plans to quash the investi­gation. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-​CA), ranking member of the House Intell­igence Commi­ttee, said in a series of tweets on Friday that by

2017-12-15 22:09

@robertscribbler: Investors are Fleeing Fossil Fuels in Droves

When Bill McKibben and 350.org spear-​headed a campaign to divest from fossil fuels and go 100 percent renew­ables as part of a multi-​pronged strategy to confront ramping harms from global climate change in 2012, the big push-​back was “dives­tment doesn’t work, it’s just feel-​good, someone else will just buy the stocks when prices drop.” The Green

2017-12-15 21:58

@Google: 600 come to Fort Laude­rdale to work on climate change Sun Sentinel

Sun Sentinel 600 come to Fort Laude­rdale to work on climate change Sun Sentinel About 600 gover­nment offic­ials, environ­mental leaders and business execu­tives gathered in Fort Laude­rdale this week to discuss how to fight sea-​level rise and other effects of the warming climate . The meeting took place at the Broward County Conve­ntion ... and more »

2017-12-15 21:51

@Warwick Hughes: World bank getting out of fossil fuel explor­ation

A bit of show for the One Planet Summit and nosh up in Paris called by Macron. The vast majority of global oilex funds would be from the oil majors. The sum involved said to be about a $Bn would be chicke­nfeed to the drop in oil explor­ation post the 2014 oil price crash. I …

2017-12-15 21:49

@Google: Mohawk home to new climate change centre TheSpe­c.com

TheSpe­c.com Mohawk home to new climate change centre TheSpe­c.com "The single most important issue facing us today is climate change," said Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-​Dundas-​Flambo­rough-​Westdale. As many as 100,000 species go extinct each year, he noted,"and we're not that far down the line if we don't smarten ...

2017-12-15 21:48

@Carlin Economics and Science: What’s at Stake in US Adoption of Climate Alarmist Policies

It is all too easy to forget what is at stake in the attempts by the Obama Adminis­tration and climate alarmists to implement climate alarmist policies in the US. One of the primary issues is whether the US would be wise to greatly increase the cost of energy used in the US by making it

2017-12-15 21:46

@NOAA: FY18 Federal Funding Opportu­nities for Climate and Societal Intera­ctions

NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) supports compet­itive research through five major Programs: Climate Observ­ations and Monit­oring (COM); Atmosp­heric Chemi­stry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4); ..

2017-12-15 21:40

@Google: Let's make Minnesota a climate leader MinnPost

MinnPost Let's make Minnesota a climate leader MinnPost Of the five cities in the U.S. with the fastest warming winter tempera­tures, Minnesota boasts two: Minnea­polis and Mankato, both of which have warmed a full 6 degrees on average since 1970. Weird weather is no accident. The wildfires we're seeing right ... and more »

2017-12-15 21:20

@Google: How One City Plans to Fight Climate Change on Its Own Archite­ctural Digest

Archite­ctural Digest How One City Plans to Fight Climate Change on Its Own Archite­ctural Digest While there's a (mostly) global consensus on the need to address climate change at the state level, municipal solutions to improving energy effic­iency seem to be governed not by orthodoxy but by experime­ntation. To that end, one neighb­orhood in the ...

2017-12-15 21:01

@Google: US Fights Mention of 'Climate Change' in New Nafta Bloomberg

Bloomberg US Fights Mention of' Climate Change' in New Nafta Bloomberg The U.S. negoti­ation position follows similar holdouts at the Group of 20 and Group of Seven nations' meetings earlier this year where the U.S. balked at climate change pledges. President Donald Trump has also announced he would withdraw from the Paris ... and more »

2017-12-15 21:01

@Paul Homewood: Twenty companies join nations planning coal phase out

By Paul Homewood   More virtue signa­lling from the recent climate summit in Paris:   PARIS (Reuters) – About 20 companies including Unilever, EDF and Iberdrola joined an interna­tional alliance of 26 nations on Tuesday pledging to phase out coal to combat global warming.   At a climate summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron

2017-12-15 20:38

@Watts Up With That?: The sun is blank, NASA data shows it to be dimming

As the sun gets succes­sively more blank with each day, due to lack of sunspots, it is also dimming. According to data from NASA’s Spacewe­ather, so far in 2017, 96 days (27%) of the days observing the sun have been without sunspots. Here is the view today from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observ­atory satel­lite: Today at…

2017-12-15 20:34

@Google: Trump team puts controv­ersial 'red team' challenge to climate science 'on hold' Science Magazine

Science Magazine Trump team puts controv­ersial'red team' challenge to climate science'on hold' Science Magazine The effort by the U.S. Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency (EPA) to publicly debate mains­tream climate science is on ice. The idea of a"red team, blue team" debate to critique climate science — champ­ioned by EPA boss Scott Pruitt — has created divisions ... Trump adminis­tration's…

2017-12-15 20:27

@Google: How Museums Fight Fires, Floods and Climate Change Bloomberg

Bloomberg How Museums Fight Fires, Floods and Climate Change Bloomberg ... most of its 17,000 works of art stored in second-​floor vaults to protect them from flooding. It opened a new energy center in February, equipped with gener­ators to keep water pumps, air systems, and other security apparatus humming, even during and ... and more »

2017-12-15 20:25