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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1800 on: August 08, 2019, 10:24:06 PM »
A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

The wonderful "free" press, now even more owned by fossil fuel and military interests ... and I thought their climate change coverage could not get even weaker. If you don't like the new coverage just buy it, seems to be the ethos of the plutocrats that block meaningful policy action on climate change.

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A fossil fuel baron is now an executive at the largest regional newspaper network in the United States.

On August 5, Gannett—the owner of USA Today and regional newspapers in cities such as Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, Phoenix and Des Moines—merged with GateHouse Media.

GateHouse, a digital news network with bureaus in cities such as Austin, Eugene, Beach, and Newport, is owned by an investment firm called New Media Investment Group. owned in turn by Wes Edens’ New Fortress Investment Group. The owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and a major donor to the Democratic National Convention, Edens also owns New Fortress Energy, a firm with investments in natural gas infrastructure worldwide.

“Press freedom and democracy decline as gas tycoon Wes Edens increases his media and political power – as his Gatehouse Media acquires Gannett, creating the largest newspaper company in U.S. history,” said Jeff Cohen, founding Director of the Park Center for Independent Media. “With environmental struggles often localized and fought over issues like fracking and pipeline construction, it’s a grave situation when a gas and fracking investor like Edens is the ultimate owner of an ever-increasing number of local dailies and weeklies.”

GateHouse purchased Gannett for $1.34 billion. It will now own 667 newspapers nationwide.

According to the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism’s research on media consolidation, Gannett owns nearly a quarter of the newspapers listed among the top 25 largest media companies in the country.

https://therealnews.com/columns/a-fossil-fuel-baron-just-bought-usa-today




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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1801 on: August 09, 2019, 04:43:45 AM »
A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

The wonderful "free" press, now even more owned by fossil fuel and military interests ... and I thought their climate change coverage could not get even weaker. If you don't like the new coverage just buy it, seems to be the ethos of the plutocrats that block meaningful policy action on climate change.

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A fossil fuel baron is now an executive at the largest regional newspaper network in the United States.

On August 5, Gannett—the owner of USA Today and regional newspapers in cities such as Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, Phoenix and Des Moines—merged with GateHouse Media.

GateHouse, a digital news network with bureaus in cities such as Austin, Eugene, Beach, and Newport, is owned by an investment firm called New Media Investment Group. owned in turn by Wes Edens’ New Fortress Investment Group. The owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and a major donor to the Democratic National Convention, Edens also owns New Fortress Energy, a firm with investments in natural gas infrastructure worldwide.

“Press freedom and democracy decline as gas tycoon Wes Edens increases his media and political power – as his Gatehouse Media acquires Gannett, creating the largest newspaper company in U.S. history,” said Jeff Cohen, founding Director of the Park Center for Independent Media. “With environmental struggles often localized and fought over issues like fracking and pipeline construction, it’s a grave situation when a gas and fracking investor like Edens is the ultimate owner of an ever-increasing number of local dailies and weeklies.”

GateHouse purchased Gannett for $1.34 billion. It will now own 667 newspapers nationwide.

According to the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism’s research on media consolidation, Gannett owns nearly a quarter of the newspapers listed among the top 25 largest media companies in the country.

https://therealnews.com/columns/a-fossil-fuel-baron-just-bought-usa-today


Sometimes I wonder about capitalism.


Control of everything seems to flow into the hands of the most wealthy, as opposed to the hands of the most able, the kindest, the most caring or even the brightest.


The more you think about it the less sense it makes.


Would you send the richest matador to conquer the bravest bull?
The richest driver to win at at Daytona?
The wealthiest general to lead our forces?
The most prosperous oncologist to cure your cancer?


Having piles of money indicates that you gave piles of money. STOP

It doesn't indicate that you're bright, brave, or even that your breath doesn't stink.
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1802 on: August 10, 2019, 06:57:41 PM »
Having piles of money indicates that you gave piles of money. STOP

TerryM, I think you meant "have piles of money".
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1803 on: August 11, 2019, 05:14:09 AM »
Having piles of money indicates that you gave piles of money. STOP

TerryM, I think you meant "have piles of money".
oops!


Thanks
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1804 on: August 18, 2019, 10:53:43 PM »
Where are emissions going in 2019? UP by about 1.6%

Thats the forecast from Carbon Brief given GDP growth and ongoing rates of energy efficiency and decarbonization. The drop in emissions for all those IPCC graphs post 2020 will just have to get even steeper, and they will have to assume even more heroic levels of atmospheric carbon removal.

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This crude estimate for 2019 assumes that GDP will expand by 3.5%, as expected by the International Monetary Fund, and that the carbon intensity of the global economy will improve at the average rate seen over the past 10 years. As monthly energy data starts to become available, this estimate will be superseded with more accurate projections in the second half of the year.

https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-chinas-co2-emissions-grew-slower-than-expected-in-2018

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1805 on: August 25, 2019, 05:39:27 AM »
California Releases Misleading Greenhouse Emissions Report

A very good take on California's misleading climate change report from the real news netowrk. This very much represents the "soft denial" of the countries that make so many positive statements at the UN meetings then soft-pedals when they get home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=450&v=YS6JDr7oan8

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1806 on: August 25, 2019, 09:07:52 AM »
California Releases Misleading Greenhouse Emissions Report

A very good take on California's misleading climate change report from the real news netowrk. This very much represents the "soft denial" of the countries that make so many positive statements at the UN meetings then soft-pedals when they get home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=450&v=YS6JDr7oan8

Comment from the video :-


Dennis Renner

1 day ago

Our whole society is caught in this type of hypocrisy.  Each, and every one of us thinks the quality of our lives is better because of products made, or produced by the polluting industries that are destroying our environment.    The fact we are all using some type of electronic device to watch this news program is proof.  All these electronic devices would not exist with out the use of fossil fuels.  From the mining of basic resources to factories,  The foods the workers eat, the transportation of materials all depends on the fuels that are running us off this cliff.  Even the production of clean renewables are not really clean.  The resins to produce wind generators are an oil product.  Solar panels use about 4 tons of coal to produce each panel.   Every aspect of our lives adds to the problem.  Civilization is a heat engine.
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1807 on: September 28, 2019, 03:31:39 AM »
This is a better topic to be posted:
New U.N. climate report: Monumental change already here for world’s oceans and frozen regions
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Climate change is already having staggering effects on oceans and ice-filled regions that encompass 80 percent of the Earth, and future damage from rising seas and melting glaciers is now all but certain, according to a sobering new report from the United Nations.

The warming climate is killing coral reefs, supercharging monster storms, and fueling deadly marine heat waves and record losses of sea ice. And Wednesday’s report on the world’s oceans, glaciers, polar regions and ice sheets finds that such effects foreshadow a more catastrophic future as long as greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/09/25/new-un-climate-report-massive-change-already-here-worlds-oceans-frozen-regions/?wpisrc=nl_green&wpmm=1

Download IPCC report:
https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/download-report/
Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1808 on: September 28, 2019, 06:06:56 AM »
^^
From the Washington Post article:

“As a result of excess greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the ocean today is higher, warmer, more acidic, less productive and holds less oxygen,” said Jane Lubchenco, a former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “The conclusion is inescapable: The impacts of climate change on the ocean are well underway. Unless we take very serious action very soon, these impacts will get worse — much, much worse.”
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1809 on: October 01, 2019, 01:22:15 AM »
Russia and the Paris accord:  small steps

"the cost of emissions in Russia is set to rise"

https://www.intellinews.com/the-cost-of-carbon-in-russia-braced-to-implement-the-paris-accord-168633/

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1810 on: October 01, 2019, 04:51:01 AM »
^^
A very good and inclusive article. :)
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1811 on: October 09, 2019, 03:32:42 PM »
It will be good to have this video on this topic.
The first 37 mins don't have information.
The IPCC's recently released "Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate":

https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/home/

Here's a recording of the associated press conference:



The first 37 mins are rather boring!
Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1812 on: October 09, 2019, 04:35:38 PM »
sigmetnow picked up the latest lunacy from the USA EPA

Here it is & my reply. Also sent this stuff to The Guardian & the UK Extinction Rebellion Press Office
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"There Is Not a Climate Crisis': Trump Administration Spouts Brazen Bullshit to Justify Arctic Drilling"

...attorneys with the Sierra Club stumbled upon this tidbit:

“The BLM does not agree that the proposed development is inconsistent with maintaining a livable planet (i.e., there is not a climate crisis). The planet was much warmer within the past 1,000 years, prior to the Little Ice Age, based on extensive archaeological evidence (such as farming in Greenland and vineyards in England). This warmth did not make the planet unlivable; rather, it was a time when societies prospered.”

This text was included five times in this section of the final environmental impact statement in response to public comments legal group Trustees for Alaska submitted. All the All group’s comments revolved around the role drilling in the Alaskan refuge could have in making climate change worse.

This is the first time that the Sierra Club and its partners have identified the use of such blatant climate-denying language in an official federal environmental analysis. Government officials, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and even President Donald Trump, have said such things before, but an environmental impact statement is more than words. It’s the legal support for a project. ...
https://earther.gizmodo.com/there-is-not-a-climate-crisis-trump-administration-spo-1838444325/
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That might be what is required for a court to set aside the Government's impact statement by accepting the fact of climate change and its impact. There is precedent for such a judgement.

The reality or not of climate change might end up in the US Supreme Court.
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If you don't want to believe that there is a war going on between the people and the powerful, don't read on...

...... " Listen To The Scientists"

This is the latest from Trump's Environment Protection Agency in their final Environmental Impact Statement justifying resuming drilling in The Arctic , and I quote...

“The BLM does not agree that the proposed development is inconsistent with maintaining a livable planet (i.e., there is not a climate crisis). The planet was much warmer within the past 1,000 years, prior to the Little Ice Age, based on extensive archaeological evidence (such as farming in Greenland and vineyards in England). This warmth did not make the planet unlivable; rather, it was a time when societies prospered.”
As the Sierra Club stated...

This is the first time that the Sierra Club and its partners have identified the use of such blatant climate-denying language in an official federal environmental analysis. Government officials, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and even President Donald Trump, have said such things before, but an environmental impact statement is more than words. It’s the legal support for a project. ...
Sources:-

Arctic Sea Ice Forum...

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,861.msg232459.html#msg232459

https://earther.gizmodo.com/there-is-not-a-climate-crisis-trump-administration-spo-1838444325

I think the Extinction Rebellion people need to know how really bad it really is.
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1813 on: October 09, 2019, 07:02:18 PM »
You are the kind of guy i would elect as Emperor.  ;)
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1814 on: October 09, 2019, 07:24:49 PM »
You are the kind of guy i would elect as Emperor.  ;)

“Elon for elon”

and

“gerontocrat for gerontocrat“!

 ;)
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1815 on: October 09, 2019, 10:14:54 PM »
You are the kind of guy i would elect as Emperor.  ;)

“Elon for elon”

and

“gerontocrat for gerontocrat“!
 ;)
Note the new Avatar - getting ready to become "The Great Dictator". Does the plot thicken - or thin?
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« Reply #1816 on: October 11, 2019, 12:44:41 AM »
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The world needs a massive carbon tax in just 10 years to limit climate change, IMF says

The international organization suggests a cost of $75 per ton by 2030.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/10/10/world-needs-massive-carbon-tax-just-years-limit-climate-change-imf-says/?wpisrc=nl_green&wpmm=1

And if we start with a cost of $40 per ton by January 2020? ???
I would like a commitment now, not in ten years! ;)

Which is the best answer to Sep-2012 ASI lost (compared to 1979-2000)?
50% [NSIDC Extent] or
73% [PIOMAS Volume]

Volume is harder to measure than extent, but 3-dimensional space is real, 2D's hide ~50% thickness gone.
-> IPCC/NSIDC trends [based on extent] underestimate the real speed of ASI lost.