Recently on Twitter I engaged first the execrable Ezra Levant who had retweeted some obvious climate change denialist trolling to #cdnpoli (apparently the fact that it is cold at the coldest place on Earth in March is somehow proof that climate change is a lie) and later another persistent climate denier going off their current favourite talking point about how climate change has supposedly stopped for X years (X can be various things, but typically 14 or 15 years). Two different climate realists asked why I even bother replying to these people, as it is clear that I’m not going to
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CTV: Toronto sets warm weather record, Manitoba digs out from storm :
This weekend, Toronto and other areas of southern Ontario set all-time high records for temperatures in January. In response, short-sighted morons express glee about spring-like weather when it is supposed to be winter. They spout idiotic slogans like: “If this is global warming, I want more of it!” Meanwhile, severe winter storms in Newfoundland and Manitoba have caused much damage and suffering. This follows a year or so of various weather records being broken in Canada and other countries.
Of course it’s pleasant that Toronto isn’t currently
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There’s a big bright future ahead for coal and we’ll pay dearly for it.
The International Energy Agency warns that, within five years, coal will rival oil as the fossil fuel energy source of choice.
Coal consumption is increasing all over the world – even in countries and regions with carbon-cutting targets – except the US, where shale gas has displaced coal, shows new research from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The decline of the fuel in the US has helped to cut prices for coal globally, which has made it more attractive, even in Europe where coal use was
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Imagine 2.4-million pounds of something, anything. Now imagine 2.4-million pounds of that something each and every second, 60 times a minute, 36-hundred times every hour; 604,800 times every week. That’s a lot of something, isn’t it?Sure it… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Try to Wrap Your Mind Around This
We used to get climate change reports once, perhaps twice a week. Now they’re flooding in daily. That’s not surprising given that scientific research papers on various aspects of anthropogenic global warming are now coming in at… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: What? Another Dire Report on Global Warming?
Here’s what you need to know. Today there is 25 per cent more atmospheric CO2 than there was in 2000.On the books right now are plans for the construction of 1,200 more coal-fired power plants that will create emissions equal to anoth… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: There’s Still a Chance
America’s top scientific research group, the National Research Council, has warned that nation’s military and intelligence agencies that global warming will be placing new strains on the way they operate around the world.”The National Research Council,… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: America’s Top Scientists Warn America’s Top Generals
It’s time to do what they fear most – connect the dots. That means linking bitumen trafficking to the plight being inflicted on the poorest and most vulnerable peoples on Earth due to global warming. It’s a link that is irrefutable.
We know that the climate change the world is now enduring is anthropogenic, man-made. We know that the rapidly changing climate results from warming of the atmosphere, global warming, through burning fossil fuels which generates atmospheric carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas.
We know that all fossil fuels are not created equal. Some, such as natural gas, are
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The conversion of UC Berkley climate skeptic, Professor Richard Muller, to global warming believer has rocked the denialist community. Muller’s project took three years to prove the IPCC wrong and, instead, proved that the UN panel actually understated both the degree of warming and the role man made emissions played in causing it. Muller actually concluded that virtually the entire 2.5F warming since pre-industrial days was man made.
Muller’s conversion has even impacted Britian’s most denialist newspaper, The Telegraph. There, science writer and comment editor, Tom Chivers, writes there’s really no justification for denying the powerful
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Earth science guru and creator of the Gia hypothesis, James Lovelock, says his take on global warming was alarmist. And, on reading an op-ed piece Lovelock wrote for The Independent in 2006, he probably was. In it he envisioned global warming killing off almost all of mankind by the end of the century:
“We are in a fool’s climate, accidentally kept cool by smoke, and before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”
Yeah, the image
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