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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general said it has opened an investigation into the Trump administration's largest rollback of Obama-era climate change regulations, which weakened fuel economy standards that were intended to limit vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. The watchdog said it plans to examine whether the EPA's actions were "consistent with requirements" for transparency and record-keeping and properly followed the agency's regulatory development process. (The New York Times)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rising seas are likely to swallow as much as $10 billion of California property in the next 30 years and could erase up to two-thirds of Southern California’s shoreline by 2100, according to a Monday report from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.

The report reflects the latest science, which shows faster and higher rise than previously modeled. Researchers predict seas could swell as much as seven feet in the next 80 years.

Some key findings:

Three feet of sea-level rise combined with a 100-year storm could affect 15,000 jobs, $2 billion in property sales, and $2 billion in economic activity in San Diego County.
Four feet of sea-level rise would flood critical infrastructure in the Bay Area and cause daily flooding for nearly 28,000 residents.
About five feet of sea-level rise combined with a 100-year storm could flood more than 330 California facilities containing hazardous materials.
From Calmatters. The link for the report: https://lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/4261?utm_source=laowww&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=4261
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From today’s NYT. More evidence to ignore.

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Hurricane Laura shares something in common with both Hurricane Florence, a 2018 storm that killed 52 Americans, and Hurricane Katrina, which struck Louisiana 15 years ago this week. All three changed from more typical hurricanes into severe ones in just a day or two.

That kind of rapid intensification — to use the scientific term for it — used to be rare. In recent years, it has become more common.

And that change is a useful summary of the how climate change is, and is not, affecting hurricanes.

The warming of the planet doesn’t seem to have increased the frequency of hurricanes. But it has increased their severity, scientists say. Storms draw their energy from the ocean, and warmer water provides more energy. Warmer air, in turn, can carry more water, increasing rainfall and flooding.

Since the 1990s, the frequency of extreme hurricanes — either Category 4 or 5 — has roughly doubled in the Atlantic Ocean. No single storm is solely a result of climate change, of course. Yet climate change is leading to more storms like Laura.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not adapting threatens our economy.

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A report commissioned by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has found that climate change poses a major threat to U.S. financial markets, saying "a world wracked by frequent and devastating shocks from climate change cannot sustain the fundamental conditions supporting our financial system." The report - written by dozens of analysts from investment firms, oil companies, the agricultural trader Cargill, academic experts and environmental groups - is the first federal study covering a broad swath of climate change's impacts on Wall Street, and it recommends new corporate regulations and the reversal of at least one Trump administration policy. (The New York Times)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you libtards can rest easy, we have a cure...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good, now go fix our President Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JP--we didn't need any more evidence that you are an uninformed fool.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine that. Of course big carbon and all Murdoch outlets present climate change as "unsettled science." And they get paid to do so.

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The planet saw the warmest September on record, according to three temperature-tracking agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which found an average global temperature last month of 1.75 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. The data shows that 2020 is on track to be among the warmest years on record, with an average temperature potentially as hot or hotter than the current high in 2016. (The Washington Post)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course since Trump is a stooge for big carbon, China not the US is benefitting from the changing technology.

From Morning Consult Energy.

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The world is accelerating in its transition to renewable sources of energy as the pandemic takes its toll on fossil fuel investments and as declining costs, government backing and low interest rates benefit solar and wind projects, according to the International Energy Agency's annual report on the industry's future. The agency expects global energy demand to fall 5 percent and capital spending on energy to drop 18 percent this year and forecasts renewables will provide 80 percent of global electricity demand growth through 2030.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmm about time...

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a34372005/solar-cheapest-energy-ever/?fbclid=IwAR3oPoWk3xZD2EQxFTe8TJKzraKwTVPtuIlw5JaRNsBz3EJRSn86zdnF7bQ


It's Official: Solar Is the Cheapest Electricity in History


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The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the cost per megawatt to build solar plants is below fossil fuels worldwide for the first time.
Public success stories like Elon Musk's solar and wind battery farm in Australia have helped move public sentiment.
All four IEA scenarios include a mix of renewables as well as nuclear and the world's remaining fossil fuel plants.
In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build. That’s thanks to risk-reducing financial policies around the world, the agency says, and it applies to locations with both the most favorable policies and the easiest access to financing. The report underlines how important these policies are to encouraging development of renewables and other environmentally forward technologies.

☀️ You love renewable energy. So do we. Let's nerd out over it together.

Carbon Brief (CB) summarizes the annual report with a lot of key details. The World Energy Outlook 2020 “offers four ‘pathways’ to 2040, all of which see a major rise in renewables,” CB says. “The IEA’s main scenario has 43 [percent] more solar output by 2040 than it expected in 2018, partly due to detailed new analysis showing that solar power is 20 [to] 50 [percent] cheaper than thought.”

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