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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1665 on: February 28, 2019, 06:02:20 pm »
Earth's fish 🐬🐟🐠🐡🦈 are disappearing because of climate change, study says

Climate change is endangering fish worldwide, shrinking populations by up to 35% in coastal regions near China and Japan, scientists say.

Ocean warming has led to a 4% global decline in sustainable catches, the greatest amount of fish that can be caught without depleting stocks long-term, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Using global data on fisheries and ocean temperature maps, scientists from Rutgers University in New Jersey analyzed changes in sustainable catches triggered by temperature rises between 1930 and 2010.

The scientists said they were "stunned" to discover that global warming has significantly affected fish stocks worldwide and warned that the decline could threaten the livelihoods and food supplies of millions of people.

More than 56 million people worldwide work in the fishing industry, and seafood provides up to half of all animal protein eaten in developing countries, the scientists said.

The most drastic decline was recorded in Asia's coastal regions, including the East China Sea and Japan's Kuroshio Current, where stocks plummeted by 15% to 35% over the past 80 years.

"Ecosystems in East Asia have seen enormous declines in productivity. These areas have particularly rapid warming [and] also have historically high levels of overfishing," said lead researcher Chris Free, a quantitative ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Shrinking fish stocks in East Asia are concerning, as these regions "support the world's fastest-growing populations and have really large demands for seafood," Free added.
As stocks continue to decline, East Asian countries could start importing fish from other parts of the world, driving up prices, he added.

Overfishing is intensifying the impacts of climate change, according to Free. Removing the largest fish diminishes a population's reproductive capacity and makes it more vulnerable to global warming in the long term.

However, not all fish suffered from ocean warming; some species benefited from a rise in temperatures, the study noted.

For example, the black sea bass population off the US East Coast has surged as ocean warming has killed other species and increased its territory, Free said.

But "climate winners cannot be winners forever," he warned. If temperatures continue to rise, the productivity of these populations is also likely to decline.

Governments should eliminate overfishing and establish trade agreements to share stocks between regions benefiting from and hurt by ocean warming, according to Free.

Eva Plaganyi of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Oceans and Atmosphere unit in Canberra, Australia, wrote in an article published alongside the study, that it represented an "important advance" on earlier analyses, as it provided projections to drive forward planning and adaptation strategies.

However, Plaganyi noted that the study did not account for other environmental impacts triggered by climate change, such as ocean acidification.

Another study published this week said that a failure to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, which calls on countries to reduce carbon output and halt global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, could threaten the livelihoods and food source of millions of people worldwide.

"The largest gains will occur in developing country waters, such as Kiribati, the Maldives and Indonesia, which are at greatest risks due to warming temperatures and rely the most on fish for food security, incomes and employment," said lead researcher Rashid Sumaila, director of the University of British Columbia's Fisheries Economics Research Unit.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/28/world/climate-change-fishing-oceans-global-warming-intl/?no-st=1551386847

It's actually a LOT WORSE than CNN or the study authors will admit. :( As you can see in the graphic below, it is wishful thinking to believe we can keep below the 2 degrees Celsius limit. We've got AT LEAST 4 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial baked in NOW even if we stopped all industrial activity within a decade due to a massive collapse of civilization. We are (baked in) TOAST.  


 



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« Reply #1666 on: March 02, 2019, 04:44:00 pm »

We can still win this fight

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To our detriment, and more broadly to the detriment of all living things on Earth, the GOP has rubber-stamped laws, projects, and regurgitated whatever rhetoric the fossil fuel lobbyists have fed them for decades now. Yes, I know it’s hard to remember this far back, but even before Trump , the Republican Party had been stalwart in its transparently greed-driven denial of climate change, which in a way created the fetid political petri dish upon which Trump was cultured.

The denial of manmade global warming is something people do for one of two reasons:

1) They don’t know any better and have possibly bought in to the GOP party line, or

2) They’re getting their pockets lined by fossil fuel lobbyists 🦕😈🦖👹🐉.


It takes a suspension of common sense to opine against virtually the entire professional scientific community dedicated to parsing the truth from the evidence they’ve gathered, and the fact that Republicans have managed to successfully dupe many Americans into believing that these professionals are wrong by employing artifice in the form of logical fallacies and lies is not only irresponsible, it is in no uncertain terms giving us a healthy shove as we run towards the cliff edge.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have just over a decade to mitigate the worst of our pending climate Armageddon, and what have the Republicans done? Nothing.


Worse yet, their biggest donors are busy trying to forge the groundwork for a post-climate apocalypse ☠️ neo-feudalism 🦍.

One of their main concerns is how to pay for security once the world economy collapses and money becomes worthless. No, seriously. Apparently fleeting wealth is better than donating your fortune to research and infrastructure that would allow for the posterity of life on Earth. 🤬 Knowing this, Republicans still promulgate climate denial. Who needs foreign adversaries to threaten your future when you have the GOP?  >:(

The Republican Party, maybe in just its policy of climate denial, has been cultivating someone like Trump for years. Someone unscrupulous, someone to whom the truth is at best tertiary, someone who is a slash-and-burn monster baby of the kind of thinking that gave rise to trickle-down and drill-baby-drill. And, for now, we’re stuck with that.

But people are starting to get it, and even better, young people have already got it. Just look at Juliana v. U.S., a youth-led movement leading the charge of atmospheric trust litigation. This is our time for every one of us to shine. Go recycle, don’t buy as much plastic, bike to work twice a week, don’t eat meat on Mondays and Wednesdays, drive instead of flying, get solar panels, and vote for environmentally-aware candidates. Do anything that reduces your carbon footprint. For the first time, we have a presidential candidate whose major focus is saving the environment in Washington Governor Jay Inslee. Times are changing. You can’t let the Republicans and billionaires win this, and you sure as hell can’t let our climate-denying president win this.

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« Reply #1667 on: March 05, 2019, 10:52:50 pm »
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« Reply #1668 on: March 12, 2019, 01:21:23 pm »
Beaufort scale 💨



Watch: Strong Winds Topple Containers at Port of Antwerp 👀
March 11, 2019 by Mike Schuler


Check out this video filmed Sunday at the Port of Antwerp as strong winds pummeled the area.

According to the uploader, the port experienced hurricane-force winds gusts or more than 64 knots – a 12 on the Beaufort scale

As you can see, the winds were so strong that they knocked over multiple stacks of containers on the dock, even blowing one 40-foot ONE container into the harbor.

https://gcaptain.com/watch-strong-winds-topple-containers-at-port-of-antwerp/
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« Reply #1669 on: March 12, 2019, 02:06:46 pm »
Beaufort scale 💨



Watch: Strong Winds Topple Containers at Port of Antwerp 👀
March 11, 2019 by Mike Schuler


Check out this video filmed Sunday at the Port of Antwerp as strong winds pummeled the area.

According to the uploader, the port experienced hurricane-force winds gusts or more than 64 knots – a 12 on the Beaufort scale

As you can see, the winds were so strong that they knocked over multiple stacks of containers on the dock, even blowing one 40-foot ONE container into the harbor.

https://gcaptain.com/watch-strong-winds-topple-containers-at-port-of-antwerp/

Agelbert NOTE: This is just the leading edge of what Catastrophic Climate Change will bring.


I thought those containers lock into place when stacked. Pins must have popped open.

When the jet stream lowers to the surface due to magnetosphere compression this is what happens.

Loads more energy in the atmosphere now a days.


I didn't know that about the locking pins. Thank you for sharing that info. 👍

Yes, a considerably greater amount of energy is in the atmosphere (and the oceans) with predictable results (see unattended soup pot cooking on a stove top).


 
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« Reply #1671 on: March 13, 2019, 05:17:46 pm »


Kids around the world plan to skip school this Friday to demand action on climate change

Students in Brussels strike from school to protest a lack of climate awareness on January 31, 2019.

Young people around the world are not interested in excuses when it comes to dealing with climate change.
Every year of their lives has been one of the warmest recorded. Extreme weather events, including floods, wildfires and heat waves, are becoming the new norm. Many believe that, if nothing is done to stop global warming, their generation will be left to deal with catastrophic consequences.

That's why, on March 15, tens of thousands of students worldwide will be cutting class and taking to the streets to demand that elected officials act.

Here's what you need to know about their movement. 

The global climate strike on March 15 is an offshoot of the #FridaysForFuture movement, which has been active around the world for months.

It began with Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist, who in August 2018 started skipping school on Fridays to protest outside Sweden's parliament.

You might remember how she roasted the global elite at the World Economic Forum by telling them they were to blame for the climate crisis. Before that, she delivered a damning speech at the United Nations' climate conference COP24, telling climate negotiators they weren't "mature enough to tell it like it is."
Thunberg has said she won't stop her sit-ins until Sweden is in line with the Paris Agreement, an accord that aims to limit a global temperature rise this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Her protests have inspired thousands of young people around the world. Students in countries including Australia, Thailand, Uganda and the United Kingdom have already skipped school to demand that their governments act against climate change.

Students in more than 90 countries and more than 1,200 cities around the world plan to join the strike in what could be one of the largest environmental protests in history.

Why they're striking

The question many student protesters have for officials who might scold them for cutting class is: What's the point in going to school if climate change might destroy all hope of a future?

Right now, they say, they've got bigger things to worry about.

That's because world leaders only have 11 more years to avoid disastrous levels of global warming, according to a 2018 report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

If human-generated greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the planet will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels as soon as 2030. That threshold is critical.

Global warming at that temperature would put the planet at a greater risk of events like extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people, according to the IPCC report.

According to the report, curbing global warming would require "rapid and far-reaching" changes in land use, energy sources, infrastructure and industrial systems. The students who are protesting don't think enough is being done.

In an open letter published in The Guardian newspaper, a group of youth-led climate activists called climate change "the biggest threat in human history" and said young people will no longer accept the inaction of world leaders. They're taking matters into their own hands, "whether you like it or not."

"We have the right to live our dreams and hopes," the letter reads. "Climate change is already happening. People did die, are dying and will die because of it, but we can and will stop this madness."
Young climate activists are hoping to spark a widespread dialogue about climate change, following in the footsteps of their peers in Parkland, Florida, who led a national conversation about gun control after a mass shooting at their school.

What they want

The demands of students vary from country to country, but one common thread among them is that countries cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Strikers in Australia are fighting against a controversial coal mine project and are demanding a full transition to renewable energy by 2030. Among the demands of the UK protesters is lowering the voting age to 16.

Kids in the US want a radical transformation of the economy. Here's what that agenda includes, according to the Youth Climate Strike website:

֍  a national embrace of the Green New Deal
֍  an end to fossil fuel infrastructure projects
֍  a national emergency declaration on climate change
֍  mandatory education on climate change and its effects from K-8
֍  a clean water supply
֍  preservation of public lands and wildlife
֍  all government decisions to be tied to scientific research


Who's on their side

The kids leading the March 15 strike don't yet have high school diplomas. But a whole bunch of grown-up scientists say these kids know what they're talking about.

A group of more than 100 US-based climate scientists released a letter last week in support of the US strike, saying that students' demands for immediate action on climate change are consistent with the latest science.
"They need our support, but more than that, they need all of us to act. Their future depends on it; and so does ours," the letter said.

Scientists in other countries have released similar letters of support for past strikes.

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has also expressed support, saying she will attend the national strike in Washington, D.C. Omar's 16-year-old daughter, Isra Hirsi, is one of the national organizers of the strike, along with 12-year-old Haven Coleman and 13-year-old Alexandria Villaseñor.

But not everyone has been on board.

A spokesperson for UK Prime Minister Theresa May criticized student protests in February, saying that striking "increases teachers' workloads and wastes lesson time," adding that kids should be in school training to be scientists and engineers so that they can tackle the problem. That same month, an Australian education minister warned students and teachers that they would be punished if they went on strike during school hours.

How to get involved

There are strikes happening in more than 90 countries. For information about upcoming strikes around the world, check out this map on the Fridays for Future website.

In the US, a national strike is planned in Washington, D.C., along with strikes in nearly 50 states. To find one in your area, check out this map on US Youth Climate Strike's website.

If you're thinking about joining a strike but are worried about the consequences you might face from your school, the American Civil Liberties Union has a guide to student rights during walkouts and protests.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/world/school-climate-strike-walkup-trnd/index.html

   

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« Reply #1672 on: March 14, 2019, 09:06:20 pm »
Midwest Bomb Cyclone Set Low Pressure Records, Bringing Widespread Extreme Weather

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  March 14, 2019, 12:34 PM EDT

 
Above: Wednesday’s bomb cyclone brought wind gusts as high as 104 mph to New Mexico, where high winds derailed 26 cars from this train, 40 miles north of I-40 and Tucumcari. No one was hurt in the incident. Image credit: New Mexico State Police.

A “bomb” cyclone that set all-time low-pressure records over portions of the central U.S. on Wednesday has brought a damaging smorgasbord of extreme weather to a huge section of the nation.

The storm rapidly deepened by over 24 mb in a 24-hour period on Wednesday, qualifying it as a “bomb” cyclone. The low bottomed out at 969 mb over western Kansas on Wednesday afternoon--one of the lowest pressures ever recorded in that portion of the country. Pueblo, Colorado, set its preliminary, unofficial all-time record-low pressure early Wednesday morning (975.1 mb), according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Colorado state climatologist Russ Schumacher tweeted it was the lowest pressure on record there since at least 1950. Six stations on the Oklahoma Mesonet set all-time low-pressure records on Wednesday. Dodge City, KS, had pressure of 974.7 mb, its lowest since 971.6 mb was measured way back on April 8, 1878.

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WATCH: Winds from the 'bomb cyclone' on Wednesday topple a tractor trailer in Texas. (NBC News Channel / B. Brown)



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« Reply #1673 on: March 15, 2019, 12:57:55 pm »
     

The ENVIRONMENTAL ROTTON FRUIT of CAPITALISM ☠️ is NOW IN OUR FACES

‘Devastating’ Arctic warming of 9-16°F now ‘locked in,’ UN research warns

"A sleeping giant awakes" as carbon-rich permafrost starts to thaw.

Rapid and “devastating” Arctic warming is now almost unstoppable, United Nations researchers warn in a major new report.

Unless humanity makes very rapid and deep pollution cuts, Arctic winter temperatures will rise 5.4° to 9.0°F (3° to 5°C) by 2050 — and will reach an astounding 9° to 16°F (5° to 8.8°C) by 2080 — according to a report by the U.N. Environment Program released Wednesday.

Even worse, the report, “Global Linkages: A graphic look at the changing Arctic,” warns that warming will in turn awaken a “sleeping giant” in the form of vast quantities of permafrost carbon. This carbon has been frozen in the permafrost for up to thousands of years, but as the atmosphere warms, the permafrost will thaw. This will release the trapped carbon, and trigger more planet-wide warming in a dangerous feedback loop.

As the report explains, warming in the Arctic is occurring at least twice as fast as warming across the planet as a whole, thanks to Arctic amplification. One reason for this amplification is that  when highly reflective snow and ice melts due to higher temperatures, it is replaced by the dark blue sea or darker land, both of which absorb more solar energy than they reflect, leading to more melting.



“Arctic amplification is most pronounced in winter and strongest in areas with large losses of sea ice during the summer,” researchers explain, so winter warming in the region is projected to rise three times faster than the world as a whole.

But as this feedback loop plays out, it also triggers another one: the thawing of the Arctic permafrost and the release of the carbon that it contains.

Thawing permafrost is an especially dangerous amplifying feedback loop because the global permafrost contains twice as much carbon as the atmosphere does today . The permafrost, or tundra, is soil that stays below freezing (32°F or 0°C) for at least two years. It acts like a freezer for carbon, but now humanity has decided to leave the freezer door open.

The thawing releases not only carbon dioxide but also methane — a far more potent greenhouse gas — thereby further warming the planet. And as the planet continues to warm, more permafrost will melt, releasing even more greenhouse gases in a continuous feedback loop.

“New evidence suggests that permafrost is thawing much faster than previously thought,” the report warns. Indeed, a recent study found that Siberian permafrost at depths of up to 30 feet warmed a remarkable 1.6°F (0.9°C) from 2007 to 2016.

The U.N. report quotes the saying: “What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.”

For instance, the Arctic’s rapid warming is weakening the jet stream, which leads weather patterns to stall, and that drives more extreme weather in this country, such as heavy precipitation on the East Coast and extreme drought on the West Coast.

And the quicker the Arctic heats up, the quicker the land-based Greenland ice sheet melts and the quicker sea levels rise. One 2017 study concluded that Greenland ice mass loss has tripled in just two decades.

But the authors of the U.N. report explain that simply meeting the initial emissions reduction targets in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord will not be enough to stop “devastating” warming and the loss of nearly half the permafrost this century. Those initial targets would not limit total warming to 2°C (3.6°F), which is why the agreement calls for ratcheting down those targets over time in order to keep warming “well below 2°C.”

So, to avoid accelerated warming, massive permafrost loss, ever-worsening extreme weather, and multi-feet sea level rise, the nations of the world must not only make deep cuts in CO2 emissions over the next decade, but also they must then keep ratcheting down global emissions to near zero around mid-century.

Yet, President Donald Trump is taking the country in the dangerously wrong direction by starting the process of withdrawing from the Paris agreement and rolling back domestic climate efforts.

What humanity needs to avert catastrophe are the kind of rapid emissions reductions envisioned in the Green New Deal, which aims for a carbon-free power sector by 2030 and the decarbonization of all other sectors as fast as technically possible.   


https://thinkprogress.org/devastating-arctic-warming-locked-in-warns-un-48e55348514b/


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« Reply #1674 on: March 15, 2019, 05:54:04 pm »
 
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« Reply #1675 on: March 15, 2019, 06:28:19 pm »
  Youth Sound the Climate Alarm 🔊

Published on March 11, 2019

Urgent message from the youth of today: Climate change is a global emergency!🚩

Listen to the youngest members of our global alliance share their worries, as well as their smart (and hilarious) ideas for potential solutions. These kids are stubborn climate optimists who inspire us to work as hard as we can to advance the people-centered natural climate solutions that are the heart of our mission. If these are tomorrow’s leaders, we have hope in our future

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« Reply #1676 on: March 16, 2019, 02:53:45 pm »
Thousands of Youth Worldwide Take Part in Climate Strike
Bob Henson  ·  March 15, 2019, 1:36 PM EDT

 
Above: Young people hold banners during a demonstration against political inaction on climate change on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nantes, western France. Image credit: Sebastien Salom-Gomis/APF/Getty images.
The biggest one-day protest by schoolchildren in memory—and the largest day of climate action in history—cascaded across the globe on Friday. According to 350.org, a total of more than 1.4 million students in more than 300 cities and 100-plus nations took part in Friday’s #climatestrike protest. Many thousands of U.S. students walked out of classrooms for 11 minutes, starting at 11 am at each time zone. In many locations around the world, the protests were massive and more prolonged. More than 10,000 young people gathered in Copenhagen on Friday (see embedded tweet below), and tens of thousands took to the streets of Montreal.


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Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse
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 10.000+ børn og unge til klimastrejke i København. De vil have en tryg og grøn fremtid. #klimastrejke #dengrønnestudenterbevægelse #FridaysForFuture @GretaThunberg

9:07 AM - Mar 15, 2019

The strike was inspired by Greta Thunberg , the 16-year-old Swedish student who has become a global spokesperson for the myriad threats that human-produced greenhouse gases pose to future generations. Thunberg (who has now been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize) ignited the climate-strike movement with her own series of solo protests at the Swedish Parliament starting on August 20, 2018. Subsequent climate strikes gathered stream as they spread across Europe and beyond. By the end of 2018, the strikes had already involved more than 20,000 students.

“This wouldn’t be the first time that a single act of civil disobedience helps launch a broad and sweeping social movement,” noted Per Adman and Katrin Uba in the Washington Post. “Although facing threats of a completely different magnitude, Rosa Parks is one such iconic example. Her risky decision not to move to the back of an Alabama bus in 1955 helped launch the Montgomery bus boycott, an important catalyst in the U.S. civil rights movement.” Schoolchildren as young as seven played a key role in lunch-counter sit-in protests to integrate Southern restaurants in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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 Fridays for future. The school strike continues! #climatestrike #klimatstrejk #FridaysForFuture

       

12:55 PM - Sep 16, 2018

What does social justice have to do with greenhouse gases?

Many of the organizers and participants from #ClimateStrikeFriday stressed the interwoven nature of climate change and social justice. For one thing, the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions propagate far and wide from those who produce and consume the most fossil fuel. The small island nations whose very survival is at stake contributed very little to the atmosphere's greenhouse burden.

It’s widely recognized that marginalized and vulnerable populations tend to take an outsized hit from climate change, as they have fewer resources and less political power. Reducing greenhouse emissions will help alleviate this injustice—but it’s also possible that even some well-meaning actions to address climate change could themselves create or exacerbate inequities (such as forcing low-income people to move out of flood-prone coastal neighborhoods without taking their needs and community ties into account). That’s why the Green New Deal and other high-profile proposals are stressing the need to keep equity in the forefront while tackling this massive global problem.

 
Figure 1. Students gather with signs at a #climatestrike rally on the campus of Columbia University on Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough action against global warming. Image credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews.

Thoughts on Friday’s climate strike

“Young people make up more than half of the global population. Our generation grew up with the climate crisis and we will have to deal with it for the rest of our lives. Despite that fact, most of us are not included in the local and global decision-making process. We are the voiceless future of humanity. We will no longer accept this injustice. We demand justice for all past, current and future victims of the climate crisis, and so we are rising up.” —Open letter from the global coordination group of the youth-led climate strike (Guardian)

“By taking to the streets today to make their voices heard, young people are educating us about how important tackling climate change is to their generation. They are right to be worried about what kind of planet they will inherit and right to demand far-reaching action. Governments cannot sit back, leaving major decisions to market forces. It hasn’t worked and it never will.” —Jeremy Corbyn, UK Labour Party Leader (Guardian)

 
Figure 2. Thousands demonstrate for climate action in front of the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on March 15, 2019. Image credit: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images.

“A school strike…recalls some of the most pivotal moments in American history. In 1963, for instance, the Rev. Martin Luther King found that he had run out of adult volunteers to stand up to Bull Connor at the height of the civil rights battle in Birmingham. So, after much soul-searching, King asked the city’s schoolchildren to leave class and face the police dogs and firehoses. ‘Don’t worry about your children,’ he told their frantic parents. ‘They’re gonna be all right. Don’t hold them back if they want to go to jail. For they are doing a job not only for themselves but for all of America and for all mankind.’” —Haven Coleman, a Denver student, and Bill McKibben, cofounder of 350.org (Los Angeles Times)

“The students who are striking in cities, towns and villages around the world are uniting behind the science. We are only asking that our leaders to do the same. If those in power today don’t act, it will be our generation who will live through their failure.” —Greta Thunberg, Anna Taylor, and others (Guardian)

“I’m here because I think we should have done something 10 or 20 years ago. But luckily the world is waking up. The more people here, the better the impact.” — Anamaria Vaga, a 19-year-old student in Brussels (New York Times)

Commentary by Jeff Masters

Simply extraordinary. A million children world-wide have taken to the streets to tell the “adults in the room” that the very future of humanity is at stake. Wake up, adults!! We must take strong action now against climate change to preserve a livable world for our children.

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.


Bob Henson

WU meteorologist Bob Henson, co-editor of Category 6, is the author of "Meteorology Today" and "The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change." Before joining WU, he was a longtime writer and editor at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO.

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« Reply #1677 on: March 16, 2019, 05:45:03 pm »
Kids Around the World Cut Class for Climate Justice

March 16, 2019

Students in over 100 countries skipped school and took to the streets to DEMAND serious climate policy from world leaders

https://therealnews.com/stories/kids-around-the-world-cut-class-for-climate-justice

Agelbert NOTE: Public reaction from Fossil Fuel POLLUTER ENABLERS like Theresa May:

Private reaction from  Fossil Fuel POLLUTER ENABLERS:

Great Thunberg understands that Fossil Fuel POLLUTER ENABLERS must LEAVE GOVERNMENT NOW if humanity is to survive.
NOTHING can change the SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

 
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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1678 on: March 16, 2019, 06:52:03 pm »
MAR 13, 2019| TD ORIGINALS

It’s the Green New Deal or Else ☠️

I suppose we all owe UCLA economist and Hoover Institution senior fellow Lee Ohanian 🦕 a debt of gratitude for telling us how it is .  The “free market” propagandist recently took to the pages of The Hill, a Washington, D.C., journal for political insiders, to explain that the holy laws of economics dictate that humanity must consent to its own extermination .

In a piece titled “The Green New Deal is a Pipe Dream,” Ohanian drowned climate activists’ overheated dreams of ecological salvation in the icy waters of bourgeois reality, arguing that the proposed legislation’s advocates are, in fact, nefarious, big-government “command-and-control” zealots—eco-Stalinists—who want “to impose their social and economic preferences on others at an extravagantly high economic cost.”

Ohanian described the Green New Deal’s goal of net-zero U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years as an “infeasible” aim that demonstrates a failure “to understand basic cost-benefit analysis.”

If that weren’t enough, the Hoover fellow noted that “the GND would be extremely expensive and that America lacks “the technological know-how” to reach zero carbon emissions Ohanian 😈 further pleased the Hoover Institution’s big-business 🐉🦕🦖 sponsors by adding his judgment that the Green New Deal’s promise of a living wage will make workers lazy and unproductive. No such promise can be fulfilled today, “when jobs can be easily offshored, outsourced, and automated,” he pronounced.

Now that we understand these economic realities, we can prepare—without rebellion, with calm acceptance and within the limits of our stagnant incomes—for our coming extinction. Onward with the coming macroeconomic ecocide.


Except, wait. Hold on. Maybe Ohanian is full of petroligarchic crap. Maybe there’s still hope for the species after all.

He is, and there is.    

It’s simply not true that we lack the technological expertise to achieve zero carbon emissions. Writing for Scientific American, Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson and University of California at Davis research scientist Mark Delucchi have shown repeatedly over the last decade that humanity could convert to a completely renewable energy-based system by 2030 if nations employ technologies vetted by scientists rather than those championed by private industry.

In their state-level analysis, which focuses on New York and California, Jacobson and Delucchi conclude that wind turbines, water machines, solar installations and other green technologies are affordable and available for rapid utilization. “The main obstacles are political and social—getting politicians onboard,” Jacobson told a leading science reporter six years ago. “There are always naysayers who think it’s pie in the sky, that we’ll never get there. And there are people who are tied into a certain industry who push back the most.”

The Green New Deal would cost a lot of money, Ohanian insists. What, like the giant tax breaks that Donald Trump and Congress gave the richest 10th of the 1 percent and their corporate allies, adding $2.2 trillion to the national debt (equal to $17,500 per household)? Like our subsidies for the military-industrial complex, which costs taxpayers $700 billion today and is projected to cost $972 billion by 2024, despite having the largest carbon footprint of any single institution on earth? Like the $204 billion spent on advertising in the U.S. last year to push a maddening surfeit of consumer products, many, if not most, designed in accord with the ecocidal principle of built-in obsolescence?

From 2014 through 2018, the global capitalist system spent $2.72 trillion on advertising alone. Imagine where we’d be on the path to slowing climate change if all that money had been spent on wind turbines, water machines, solar installations, sustainable agriculture, reforestation and green retrofitting, infrastructure and regional planning. There’s more than enough money to fund training to close the skilled heating, ventilation and air-conditioning-worker gap.

Meanwhile, Ohanian’s classist notion that workers will become indolent and inefficient if they are guaranteed a living wage is a Dickensian old wives’ tale. Productivity positively—not negatively—correlates with a living wage. And how does Ohanian think workers are supposed to lead dignified lives without one? Are millions of young adults supposed to live with their parents indefinitely or rely on food pantries and homeless shelters to get by while working full-time jobs?

Outsourcing, offshoring and automation are not without solutions, such as government and union restrictions; capital controls; green government jobs programs to absorb technically displaced workers; international efforts to raise wages and labor standards abroad; and guaranteed national incomes. Much of this is addressed in economist Robert Pollin’s important book, “Greening the Global Economy,” which advances “just transition” polices that include “solid pension protections, re-employment guarantees, as well as retraining and relocation support for individual workers, and community-support initiatives” for communities negatively affected by the suspension of fossil fuel extraction and burning.

Here’s a true pipe dream (maybe we should call it a “pipeline 🦕 dream”): the continuation of a decent human existence even for rich nations comparatively sheltered from the worst consequences of climate change.

In 2008, James Hansen, then head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and seven other leading climate scientists reported that we would see “practically irreversible ice sheet and species loss” if the planet’s average temperature rose above 1 degree Celsius (1.8 F), thanks to carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reaching 450 parts per million (ppm).

When the report was published, CO2 levels were at 385—“already in the dangerous zone” according to Hansen and his team. They warned that deadly, self-reinforcing “feedbacks” could be triggered at that level. The dire prospects they warned of included “ice sheet disintegration, vegetation migration, and [greenhouse gas] release from soils, tundra, or ocean sediments.”

The only way to assure a livable climate, Hansen and his colleagues warned, was to cut CO2 to at least 350 ppm.

Here we are, 11 years later, having blown past Hansen’s 1 degree Celsius red line since 2015. We currently stand at 410 ppm, the highest level of CO2 saturation in 800,000 years. The latest climate report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reflects the consensus opinion of the world’s leading climate scientists. It tells us that we are headed to a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) in the next 12 years. Failure to dramatically slash emissions between now and 2030 is certain to set off catastrophic developments for hundreds of millions of people, the report warns.

The IPCC finds that at our current pace, we are headed for a 3- to 4-degree Celsius (5.4 F to 7.2 F) temperature increase by the end of century. That will mean a planet that is mostly unlivable.

It gets worse. Numerous climate scientists have indicated that the IPCC’s findings are excessively conservative. That’s because the institute deletes and downplays research demonstrating the likelihood that irreversible climatological tipping points could arrive sooner than expected. Among the reports pointing to these conclusions is a recent NASA-funded study warning that the unexpectedly abrupt thawing of permafrost could release massive volumes of CO2  and methane within a few decades.

Earth, biological and social scientists are increasingly raising the specter of climate-driven human extinction in the not-so-distant future. In vast swaths of the world, across much of sub-Saharan Africa, India, the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia, climate catastrophe is already underway.

Conservative though it may be, the U.N. report is no whitewash. It gives us 12 years to drastically slash greenhouse gas emissions or face catastrophic consequences. It also calls for “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to drop global CO2  emissions 45 percent below 2010 levels and 60 percent below 2015 levels by 2030. We need to hit zero by the midcentury point, the IPCC says, and we cannot do that without radically and rapidly reducing our energy consumption.

Cost-benefit analysis? The Green New Deal is, if anything, insufficiently radical. It does not go to the full class-rule taproot of the many deadly ecological rifts (the climate crisis is only the most urgent) opened by capitalism’s relentless, totalitarian drive to commodify everything on earth. Progressive-Democrat Green New Deal advocates have yet to join serious ecosocialists in calling for green investments to be garnered from massive reductions in the U.S. military budget, which eats up more than half of federal discretionary spending and sustains a global military empire that is the world’s single largest institutional carbon emitter. The Green New Deal’s sponsors have yet to call (as they will have to if they are serious about environmental reconversion) for their program to be funded and protected from capital flight by the nationalization of the United States’ leading financial institutions.

Still, at least Green New Dealers are talking seriously about the benefit of a livable earth. It seems like society might want to be ready to absorb significant costs to achieve the continuation of the species. Professor Ohanian should write the environmentalists’ maxim 500 times on a UCLA chalkboard: “There are no jobs on a dead planet. There is no economy on a dead planet.”

Zero carbon emissions by 2030 (or even 2040) is a grandiose goal. But guess what? Now is precisely the time to aim sky high on ecology and way low on carbon release. How much are we willing to pay for human survival? Do environmental calamity and the real risk of extinction count as “extravagantly high costs”? When might we be willing to achieve the not-so-fringe benefit of continued existence by confronting the totalitarian “command and control” imposed on all of us by big carbon capital’s social and economic preference for short-term private accumulation and profit over the longer-term common good—over any kind of decent future for human beings and other living things?

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/its-the-green-new-deal-or-else/

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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1679 on: March 17, 2019, 09:09:24 pm »
MAR 13, 2019| TD ORIGINALS

It’s the Green New Deal or Else ☠️

I suppose we all owe UCLA economist and Hoover Institution senior fellow Lee Ohanian 🦕 a debt of gratitude for telling us how it is .  The “free market” propagandist recently took to the pages of The Hill, a Washington, D.C., journal for political insiders, to explain that the holy laws of economics dictate that humanity must consent to its own extermination .

In a piece titled “The Green New Deal is a Pipe Dream,” Ohanian drowned climate activists’ overheated dreams of ecological salvation in the icy waters of bourgeois reality, arguing that the proposed legislation’s advocates are, in fact, nefarious, big-government “command-and-control” zealots—eco-Stalinists—who want “to impose their social and economic preferences on others at an extravagantly high economic cost.”

Ohanian described the Green New Deal’s goal of net-zero U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years as an “infeasible” aim that demonstrates a failure “to understand basic cost-benefit analysis.”

If that weren’t enough, the Hoover fellow noted that “the GND would be extremely expensive and that America lacks “the technological know-how” to reach zero carbon emissions Ohanian 😈 further pleased the Hoover Institution’s big-business 🐉🦕🦖 sponsors by adding his judgment that the Green New Deal’s promise of a living wage will make workers lazy and unproductive. No such promise can be fulfilled today, “when jobs can be easily offshored, outsourced, and automated,” he pronounced.

Now that we understand these economic realities, we can prepare—without rebellion, with calm acceptance and within the limits of our stagnant incomes—for our coming extinction. Onward with the coming macroeconomic ecocide.


Except, wait. Hold on. Maybe Ohanian is full of petroligarchic crap. Maybe there’s still hope for the species after all.

He is, and there is.    

It’s simply not true that we lack the technological expertise to achieve zero carbon emissions. Writing for Scientific American, Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson and University of California at Davis research scientist Mark Delucchi have shown repeatedly over the last decade that humanity could convert to a completely renewable energy-based system by 2030 if nations employ technologies vetted by scientists rather than those championed by private industry.

In their state-level analysis, which focuses on New York and California, Jacobson and Delucchi conclude that wind turbines, water machines, solar installations and other green technologies are affordable and available for rapid utilization. “The main obstacles are political and social—getting politicians onboard,” Jacobson told a leading science reporter six years ago. “There are always naysayers who think it’s pie in the sky, that we’ll never get there. And there are people who are tied into a certain industry who push back the most.”

The Green New Deal would cost a lot of money, Ohanian insists. What, like the giant tax breaks that Donald Trump and Congress gave the richest 10th of the 1 percent and their corporate allies, adding $2.2 trillion to the national debt (equal to $17,500 per household)? Like our subsidies for the military-industrial complex, which costs taxpayers $700 billion today and is projected to cost $972 billion by 2024, despite having the largest carbon footprint of any single institution on earth? Like the $204 billion spent on advertising in the U.S. last year to push a maddening surfeit of consumer products, many, if not most, designed in accord with the ecocidal principle of built-in obsolescence?

From 2014 through 2018, the global capitalist system spent $2.72 trillion on advertising alone. Imagine where we’d be on the path to slowing climate change if all that money had been spent on wind turbines, water machines, solar installations, sustainable agriculture, reforestation and green retrofitting, infrastructure and regional planning. There’s more than enough money to fund training to close the skilled heating, ventilation and air-conditioning-worker gap.

Meanwhile, Ohanian’s classist notion that workers will become indolent and inefficient if they are guaranteed a living wage is a Dickensian old wives’ tale. Productivity positively—not negatively—correlates with a living wage. And how does Ohanian think workers are supposed to lead dignified lives without one? Are millions of young adults supposed to live with their parents indefinitely or rely on food pantries and homeless shelters to get by while working full-time jobs?

Outsourcing, offshoring and automation are not without solutions, such as government and union restrictions; capital controls; green government jobs programs to absorb technically displaced workers; international efforts to raise wages and labor standards abroad; and guaranteed national incomes. Much of this is addressed in economist Robert Pollin’s important book, “Greening the Global Economy,” which advances “just transition” polices that include “solid pension protections, re-employment guarantees, as well as retraining and relocation support for individual workers, and community-support initiatives” for communities negatively affected by the suspension of fossil fuel extraction and burning.

Here’s a true pipe dream (maybe we should call it a “pipeline 🦕 dream”): the continuation of a decent human existence even for rich nations comparatively sheltered from the worst consequences of climate change.

In 2008, James Hansen, then head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and seven other leading climate scientists reported that we would see “practically irreversible ice sheet and species loss” if the planet’s average temperature rose above 1 degree Celsius (1.8 F), thanks to carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reaching 450 parts per million (ppm).

When the report was published, CO2 levels were at 385—“already in the dangerous zone” according to Hansen and his team. They warned that deadly, self-reinforcing “feedbacks” could be triggered at that level. The dire prospects they warned of included “ice sheet disintegration, vegetation migration, and [greenhouse gas] release from soils, tundra, or ocean sediments.”

The only way to assure a livable climate, Hansen and his colleagues warned, was to cut CO2 to at least 350 ppm.

Here we are, 11 years later, having blown past Hansen’s 1 degree Celsius red line since 2015. We currently stand at 410 ppm, the highest level of CO2 saturation in 800,000 years. The latest climate report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reflects the consensus opinion of the world’s leading climate scientists. It tells us that we are headed to a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) in the next 12 years. Failure to dramatically slash emissions between now and 2030 is certain to set off catastrophic developments for hundreds of millions of people, the report warns.

The IPCC finds that at our current pace, we are headed for a 3- to 4-degree Celsius (5.4 F to 7.2 F) temperature increase by the end of century. That will mean a planet that is mostly unlivable.

It gets worse. Numerous climate scientists have indicated that the IPCC’s findings are excessively conservative. That’s because the institute deletes and downplays research demonstrating the likelihood that irreversible climatological tipping points could arrive sooner than expected. Among the reports pointing to these conclusions is a recent NASA-funded study warning that the unexpectedly abrupt thawing of permafrost could release massive volumes of CO2  and methane within a few decades.

Earth, biological and social scientists are increasingly raising the specter of climate-driven human extinction in the not-so-distant future. In vast swaths of the world, across much of sub-Saharan Africa, India, the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia, climate catastrophe is already underway.

Conservative though it may be, the U.N. report is no whitewash. It gives us 12 years to drastically slash greenhouse gas emissions or face catastrophic consequences. It also calls for “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to drop global CO2  emissions 45 percent below 2010 levels and 60 percent below 2015 levels by 2030. We need to hit zero by the midcentury point, the IPCC says, and we cannot do that without radically and rapidly reducing our energy consumption.

Cost-benefit analysis? The Green New Deal is, if anything, insufficiently radical. It does not go to the full class-rule taproot of the many deadly ecological rifts (the climate crisis is only the most urgent) opened by capitalism’s relentless, totalitarian drive to commodify everything on earth. Progressive-Democrat Green New Deal advocates have yet to join serious ecosocialists in calling for green investments to be garnered from massive reductions in the U.S. military budget, which eats up more than half of federal discretionary spending and sustains a global military empire that is the world’s single largest institutional carbon emitter. The Green New Deal’s sponsors have yet to call (as they will have to if they are serious about environmental reconversion) for their program to be funded and protected from capital flight by the nationalization of the United States’ leading financial institutions.

Still, at least Green New Dealers are talking seriously about the benefit of a livable earth. It seems like society might want to be ready to absorb significant costs to achieve the continuation of the species. Professor Ohanian should write the environmentalists’ maxim 500 times on a UCLA chalkboard: “There are no jobs on a dead planet. There is no economy on a dead planet.”

Zero carbon emissions by 2030 (or even 2040) is a grandiose goal. But guess what? Now is precisely the time to aim sky high on ecology and way low on carbon release. How much are we willing to pay for human survival? Do environmental calamity and the real risk of extinction count as “extravagantly high costs”? When might we be willing to achieve the not-so-fringe benefit of continued existence by confronting the totalitarian “command and control” imposed on all of us by big carbon capital’s social and economic preference for short-term private accumulation and profit over the longer-term common good—over any kind of decent future for human beings and other living things?

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/its-the-green-new-deal-or-else/


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Green New Deal’s goal of net-zero U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years as an “infeasible” aim that demonstrates a failure “to understand basic cost-benefit analysis.” 

It's more than anything else a failure to understand basic thermodynamics principles...

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It’s simply not true that we lack the technological expertise to achieve zero carbon emissions. Writing for Scientific American, Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson and University of California at Davis research scientist Mark Delucchi have shown repeatedly over the last decade that humanity could convert to a completely renewable energy-based system by 2030 if nations employ technologies vetted by scientists rather than those championed by private industry.

https://youtu.be/V2KNqluP8M0

I give you this pointer... but there are others...

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Outsourcing, offshoring and automation are not without solutions, such as government and union restrictions; capital controls; green government jobs programs to absorb technically displaced workers; international efforts to raise wages and labor standards abroad; and guaranteed national incomes. Much of this is addressed in economist Robert Pollin’s important book, “Greening the Global Economy,” which advances “just transition” polices that include “solid pension protections, re-employment guarantees, as well as retraining and relocation support for individual workers, and community-support initiatives” for communities negatively affected by the suspension of fossil fuel extraction and burning.

Robert Pollin is the epitome of the **** clueless moronic silo thinker peddling the 'Green Growth' delusion.

https://youtu.be/AIE9klWvA4g

If you look carefully at the comment section, I merrily and thoroughly DEBUNKED his shitty excuse of a premise.

Blinded by ideology and opining on matters he knows JACKSHIT about... that's your average economist for ya...




The article is well researched and the proposed Green New Deal certainly DOES NOT violate the laws of thermodynamics in its premise, logic, function and application. As to the comments section, they are irrelevant.

Furthermore, Green "growth" (an OXYMORON when it applies to Renewable Energy) is a straw man ridiculous argument that fine fellows like you just love to bring up. Any fool knows that the TOTAL carbon footprint of humanity MUST be reduced if we are to survive.

The FACT that the current incredibly STUPID energy status quo GUARANTEES an INCREASE in the human carbon footprint IS THE ISSUE HERE, Einstein.

THAT is the the REASON we MUST HAVE a GREEN NEW DEAL, that in addition to the one presented, is FAR more ambitious in scale and in scope.

However, that, IN NO WAY, advocates for GROWTH of the HUMAN CARBON FOOTPRINT. The REDUCTION of the HUMAN CARBON FOOTPRINT is SINE QUA NON to the Green New Deal.

You just cannot seem to grasp that. Too bad. 👎 If you want to spin the Green New Deal as some greenwashing exercise that INCREASES the human carbon footprint by building a bunch of industrial gadgets that, allegedly, cause a population increase that, allegedly, increases the carbon footprint of humanity, I will consistently challenge you on that erroneous biosphere math challenged scare mongering.

The Green New Deal is NOT a technofix, so spare me that argument as well. Technofixes will NOT save us, as I have been saying for several years in the following quote:

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"Technical knowledge of Carrying Capacity will not save us; only a massive increase in Caring Capacity will."-- A. G. Gelbert

THIS is what needs to be fixed about the current extinction producing carbon footprint:
The 17%  🐉🦕🦖 problem


Percent CO2 Emissions by income category

The issue is NOT limited to energy and the human carbon footprint destroying the viability of the biosphere. The issue is SOCIAL JUSTICE too. I guess you think the Laws of Thermodynamics make that a "pipe dream" as well. ::) If that is where your nihilist heart is at, I feel sorry for you. Greta Thunberg and AOC may be dreamers, but their dream is NOT a "pipe dream". Their dream must become a reality or we are TOAST.

UBL, It's time for you to sing this song or GET OUT OF THE WAY of the massive increase in CARING CAPACITY.


A NEW CLIMATE SONG

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https://www.ecoshock.org/2019/03/the-rules-of-extinction.html


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