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  • 1 in 4 Childless Adults Say Climate Change Has Factored Into Their Reproductive Decisions

    09/28/2020 12:52:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 09 28 2020 | LISA MARTINE JENKINS
    11% of childless adults say climate change is a “major reason” they don’t currently have children, while 15% say it is a “minor reason.” Childless Hispanic adults are especially likely to say climate change has factored into their reproductive decisions, at 41%. For some childless adults, climate change looms large when they consider whether or not to reproduce. According to recent Morning Consult data, 11 percent of that group say climate change is a “major reason” they do not currently have children, and 15 percent say it plays a minor role. While climate change was among the least-cited reasons for...
  • 1 in 4 adults cite climate change in decision not to have children

    09/28/2020 12:27:31 PM PDT · by karpov · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2020 | Rebecca Beitsch
    Roughly a quarter of childless adults say climate change is a factor in their decision not to have children, according to a Monday poll from Morning Consult. Eleven percent of those surveyed said climate change was a major reason they would not have children, while 15 percent said it was a minor reason. Climate change rated behind other issues such as the economy, general political concerns, and career plans when it came to the decision to reproduce, but the poll shows the existential threat is weighing on peoples’ minds when it comes to family planning. Those figures were starker for...
  • Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

    09/27/2020 10:17:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 27, 2020 | CARA ANNA
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there’s no vaccine for global warming.
  • Bay Area says employees will be required to work from home three days a week AFTER the pandemic to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    09/27/2020 4:52:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 26, 2020 | Lauren Edmonds and Andrew Court
    A new proposal could require Californians to work remotely three days a week - even after the COVID-19 pandemic - to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to aid in environmental efforts. A number of Bay Area residents, including employees at large tech firms, were concerned over a new proposal approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday. The controversial proposal would effectively ensure that sizable, office-based companies kept 60 per cent of their workers at home on any given workday to curb climate change.
  • Is a ‘Climate Lockdown’ Next?

    09/26/2020 8:46:22 AM PDT · by Salman · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2020 | Wesley J. Smith
    You knew they would try to pivot off the draconian COVID policies and use climate change as the pretext to deploy the same rigid controls over our lives. Now, perhaps a trial balloon is being floated for a “climate lockdown.” The noxious idea is that we are at (yet another) tipping point, and that unless government radically seizes centralized control of the economy, it will be shutdown time. From, “Avoiding a Climate Lockdown,” by Mariana Mazzucato, Founding Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose: Under a “climate lockdown,” governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat,...
  • Much Ado About Nothing -- The Global Average Temperature Debate

    09/25/2020 10:38:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 25, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The global warming priests have presented no evidence that the process they claim causes "global warming" exists. They just illogically claim that any increase in what they call the "global average temperature" can only result from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Paul Homewood has reported on questionable manipulation of temperature data used to calculate this global average temperature. Anthony Watts has documented problems with temperature data for several years on his blog. The controversy over the accuracy of the data can be viewed as much ado about nothing because the so-called global average temperature "is thermodynamically as well as mathematically...
  • Global Warming Theory Disproved a Century Ago

    09/24/2020 8:56:54 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 24, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The claim that carbon dioxide (CO2) can increase air temperatures by "trapping" infrared radiation (IR) ignores the fact that in 1909 physicist R.W. Wood disproved the popular 19th Century thesis that greenhouses stayed warm by trapping IR. Unfortunately, many people who claim to be scientists are unaware of Wood's experiment which was originally published in the Philosophical magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Philosophical Magazine might not sound like the name of a science publication, but a century ago leading scientists published their discoveries in it. During the early 19th Century many physicists supported the theory postulated by Benjamin Franklin...
  • Enron's Global Warming Scam Lives on

    09/23/2020 10:04:47 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 23, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Remember Enron, the corrupt firm whose failure should have disproved the myth "too big to fail", but didn't? At the time it was the seventh largest corporation. It's bankruptcy was the largest in history until Lehman Brothers failed. Incidentally, Lehman Brothers was also involved in carbon trading. Enron owed part of its early success to emissions trading. Basically emissions trading was established as a way for some companies to profit from pollution while allowing some companies to continue to produce the chemicals that can cause acid rain. Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe has reported that Enron played a...
  • Did Global Warming Play A Significant Role in the Recent Northwest Wildfires?

    09/22/2020 8:11:48 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 35 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 09/22/2020 | Charles Rotter
    A number of groups and individuals are claiming that the recent major wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are predominantly or significantly the result of climate change produced by increasing greenhouse gases. In fact, many have called these conflagrations “climate fires.” Did global warming (a.k.a. climate change) have a significant impact on the Northwest wildfires of the past few weeks? Consider the key fires in the Northwest U.S. this month: the huge, rapidly expanding fires on the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades. The fires that not only burned hundreds of thousands of acres, but produced most of the smoke that...
  • CNN's Avlon Slams Climate 'Deniers' Like Trump: 'You Need to Have Your Head Examined'

    09/20/2020 11:00:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 9/19/2020 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday's New Day on CNN, the show presented a pre-recorded "Reality Check" in which liberal analyst John Avlon excoriated President Donald Trump for being a global warming skeptic, and asserted that "you ought to have your head examined" if you disagree with the left's fearmongering and alarmism about climate change. After meteorologist Chad Myers discussed the current threat of hurricanes, co-host Alisyn Camerota introduced Avlon's "Reality Check" as she pivoted:
  • Cliff Mass: Inslee wrong on climate change and western fires ‘by 180 degrees’

    09/15/2020 11:20:32 AM PDT · by llevrok · 21 replies
    DORI MONSON SHOW ^ | 9/14/2020 | Dori Monson
    Recently, on national television with George Stephanopoulos, Gov. Jay Inslee said that climate change is almost solely the reason for the devastating fires all across the west. How much veracity is there to this? Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, joined the Dori Monson Show to discuss. What is his reaction to the governor’s comments? “Well, in general, it’s not true. And one important thing you have to keep in mind is you have to talk about what fires you’re looking at,” Mass said. “Because different fires in different places have different origins. So the fires that...
  • Is California Going Up in Flames?

    09/15/2020 7:52:41 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 24 replies
    Prager University ^ | 8/24/2020 | John Kobylt
    California used to be the Golden State. Now the Blackout State might be more accurate, as the fear of wildfires forces public utilities to periodically power down. But wildfires have always been part of California’s history, so what’s changed? Radio talk show host John Kobylt’s answer to this burning question might surprise you.
  • Inslee, Merkley criticize Trump for suggesting forest management to blame for wildfires

    09/14/2020 7:39:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 09/13/2020 | Jack Arnholz
    As wildfires ravage the American West Coast, with more than four million acres burned and at least 33 people dead, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., slammed President Donald Trump for his comments redirecting blame for the wildfires away from climate change. "We know that climate change is making fires start easier, spread faster and intensify. And it is maddening right now that when we have this cosmic challenge to our communities, with the entire West Coast of the United States on fire, to have a president to deny that ... these are climate fires," Inslee told...
  • Oregon: Sheriff investigating 8 'suspicious fires' early Monday outside Sweet Home, Brownsville

    09/14/2020 3:18:44 PM PDT · by An Appeal to Heaven · 12 replies
    KVAL EUGENE, OREGON ^ | September 14, 2020 | News Staff
    ALBANY, Ore. - Firefighters and deputies responded to 8 small fires early Monday morning in Linn County. Sheriff Jim Yon said "deputies are investigating several suspicious fires that began early this morning at 2:41 a.m." "Deputies and fire personnel responded to eight different small fires in the areas of Scott Mountain Road west of Sweet Home, Whiskey Butte Drive east of Sweet Home and Washburn Heights Drive outside of Brownsville," the sheriff's office said. "All the fires occurred within a two-hour period." The sheriff said a small white or silver 1990s Nissan pickup with a black canopy was seen in...
  • Oregon man, freed after using Molotov cocktail to start fire, set six more: cops

    09/14/2020 12:37:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2020 | 1:11pm | Updated | Lee Brown
    An Oregon man was charged with using a Molotov cocktail to start a brush blaze in the wildfire-devastated state — then busted again just hours later for allegedly going back and starting six more, cops said.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs G7 declaration about ‘existential threat of our time’ (only 10.35 years left)

    09/13/2020 6:58:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/13/20 | Adam Schrader
    HOUSE Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and her counterparts in G7 member states, issued a declaration from its virtual summit to name the climate crisis “the existential threat of our time.” Pelosi joined the leaders of parliament from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom for the online summit where the legislative leaders discussed both the environment and the coronavirus. **SNIP** "Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in 2020 are among the highest averages ever recorded. The planet suffered through the second hottest year ever in 2019,” the declaration reads. They added: “As the Earth heats up, climate-related impacts,...
  • Eye Roll: WA Gov. Jay Inslee Has a New Name for Wildfires

    09/13/2020 9:02:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 9/13/2020 | Beth Baumann
    The Pacific Northwest is covered in smoke. There are fires burning in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Instead of addressing how and why we got to this place – where wildfires are far more common than note – politicians like California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) are quick to blame the phenomenon on "climate change." Instead of talking about how the states fail to properly manage the forest by thinning out trees, cutting down dead trees and prescribing controlled burns, they instantly jump to the climate change narrative. In fact, Inslee sees this as...
  • Nancy Pelosi hosts virtual G7 summit with world leaders: 'The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time'

    09/12/2020 4:04:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the parliamentary leaders of the G7 countries issued a joint declaration Saturday warning, "the climate crisis is the existential threat of our time." Pelosi, D-Calif., hosted the virtual summit with her legislative leader counterparts from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The purpose was to devise a strong international response to climate change, and address health and economic disparities. "The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, jeopardizing the health and well-being of every family in every community around the world," Pelosi and the world leaders wrote...
  • Gavin Newsom says California wildfires are 'America fast-forward' if leaders don't address climate change

    09/12/2020 10:08:26 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/11/2020 | Mica Soellner
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned the country's leaders that the entire United States will soon mirror the raging wildfires that are working their way through thousands of acres of the state's land. “California, folks, is America fast-forward,” Newsom said. “What we are experiencing right here is coming to a community all across the United States of America unless we get our act together on climate change — unless we disabuse ourselves of all the BS that’s being spewed by a very small group of people that have an ideological reason to advance the cause of a 19th-century framework and solution....
  • God saves Portland (Saturbray)

    09/12/2020 7:41:28 AM PDT · by bray · 25 replies ^ | 9/12/20 | bray
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 King James Version God saved Portland from being decimated by one of the deadliest fires Oregon has ever seen. If not for the winds miraculously changing from easterly to westerly and soon bringing the rains it is very possible much of Portland would have burned to the ground. It is inconceivable why the Lord saved Portland other than he will not take the righteous with the wicked, but there is no other explanation than God for how this miracle happened. Oregon has over a half a million...