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    350.org - Movement Dispatches and Climate News
    Jamie Henn
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    One of the things that comes with being a communications director at any organization, including here at 350.org, is a requirement that you complain about the media. Almost all “comms” people, myself included, are excessive news junkies. We can’t go much more than a few minutes without checking some medium: twitter, TV, the New York Times website, Vox, or just wandering the office annoying colleagues with questions like, “anything happen today? like anything of interest?” And in all that coverage, we find plenty of things to complain about. This outlet misquoted us. This radio…
  • National Wildlife Federation De-volves into Climate Alarmists!

    Watts Up With That?
    Anthony Watts
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Guest essay by Jim Steele Since I can ever remember, my greatest joys in life came from exploring nature. During my childhood, I coveted every Golden Nature Guide and eagerly read every edition of National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick series. Sadly the National Wildlife Federation seems to have devolved into an organization eager to profit…
  • Fawn Sharp Discusses Steps to Stemming the Tide of Climate Change - Indian Country Today Media Network

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    1 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Indian Country Today Media NetworkFawn Sharp Discusses Steps to Stemming the Tide of Climate ChangeIndian Country Today Media NetworkAfter her House subcommittee testimony, Sharp – a University of Washington-educated lawyer and former state administrative law judge – talked with ICTMN about the summit and what she believes the next steps must be to stem the tide of climate change ...
  • Rahmstorf’s Second Trick

    Climate Audit
    Steve McIntyre
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    The Rahmstorf et al reconstruction commences in AD900 even though the Mann et al 2009 reconstruction goes back to AD500.  Once again, this raises the obvious question: why didn’t Rahmstorf show values before AD900?  Are these results adverse to his claims? Once the question is posed, you can guess the answer.  First, here is a slightly annotated version of Rahmstorf 2015 pseudo-AMOC index, supposedly calculated as the difference between the Mann et al 2008 NH reconstruction and the Mann et al 2009 gyre reconstruction.  I did my own calculation of this series and overplotted it onto…
  • Widespread agricultural contaminant impacts fish reproductive behavior

    Earth & Climate News -- ScienceDaily
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviors of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ecological and evolutionary consequences.
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    350.org - Movement Dispatches and Climate News

  • Our media partnership with the Guardian

    Jamie Henn
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    One of the things that comes with being a communications director at any organization, including here at 350.org, is a requirement that you complain about the media. Almost all “comms” people, myself included, are excessive news junkies. We can’t go much more than a few minutes without checking some medium: twitter, TV, the New York Times website, Vox, or just wandering the office annoying colleagues with questions like, “anything happen today? like anything of interest?” And in all that coverage, we find plenty of things to complain about. This outlet misquoted us. This radio…
  • The fight for $15 is the fight for a livable planet

    Phil Aroneanu
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    Photo: Reuters   If there’s one thing that can be said for CEOs of companies like ExxonMobil and Shell, it’s that they’re extremely good at playing the fool when it comes to the impacts of their business on people and the planet. The Big Oils of the world are more than happy to go on denying climate change until it significantly impacts their bottom lines — that’s why we’re running a fossil fuel divestment campaign rather than a Big Oil persuasion campaign. Much like fossil fuel executives, CEOs at behemoth companies like WalMart are happy to go on…
  • Going beyond 60 minutes

    Chuck Baclagon
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Participants of the Earth Hour activity in Manila, Philippines, strike a pose for climate action. Photo by: LJ Pasion Earth Hour has become an expression of unanimity and solidarity for a more sustainable path to progress, with millions of people across the globe taking part in the initiative every year. As good as it is though, we must never forget that responding proportionately to the challenge posed by climate change it must not begin and end in an hour. The 60-minute lights-off comes as a reminder that we should take it as a first step towards a long journey to anear future, where Earth…
  • World Social Forum 2015: Another World is Possible

    Hoda Baraka
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    This week, for the second time in a row, the World Social Forum (WSF) gathered in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring. During the five-day event, 70,000 delegates from more than 4,000 organisations representing 120 countries discussed a wide range of issues and topics including, climate justice, immigration, media freedom, women’s rights, refugees and energy. A group from 350.org was in attendance to talk about climate justice, the growing divestment movement and the inter-sectionality between environmental, social, economic and political issues.   Women’s groups…
  • Report: Vanuatu + Cyclone Pam, from the 350 Vanuatu team

    Fenton Lutunatabua
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    350.org Vanuatu sent us a report of their response to Tropical Cyclone Pam — and we feel there is much to learn and be inspired by in how they responded, so we’ve put together a timeline based on their report. As Tropical Cyclone Pam approached, they began mobilising their volunteer base to help communities get prepared and in the aftermath 350 Vanuatu has been helping lead the relief and recovery efforts. They’ve done this with minimal money, but massive amounts of passion, care and amazing grassroots leadership. This is their story. View their report →
 
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    Watts Up With That?

  • National Wildlife Federation De-volves into Climate Alarmists!

    Anthony Watts
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Guest essay by Jim Steele Since I can ever remember, my greatest joys in life came from exploring nature. During my childhood, I coveted every Golden Nature Guide and eagerly read every edition of National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick series. Sadly the National Wildlife Federation seems to have devolved into an organization eager to profit…
  • Some updates to the Monckton et al. ‘Irreducibly Simple Climate Model’

    Guest Blogger
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Guest essay by Joe Born Lead author Christopher Monckton turned down my request for further information about how the Table 2 “transience fraction” values in Monckton et al., “Why Models Run Hot: Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model,” were obtained from a Gerard Roe paper’s Fig. 6. Those values are implausible, so in this…
  • White House Releases Plan to Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    Bob Tisdale
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The press release from the White House, Office of the Press Secretary is here.  It reads: FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC State Department Submits President Obama’s Ambitious 2025 Target to Cut U.S. Climate Pollution by 26-28 Percent from 2005 Levels To view the INDC submission,…
  • Josh on ‘Graunocrisy’ – mountains of cash need responsible investing

    cartoonsbyjosh
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Josh writes: The Guardian has £600 million invested in stuff like fossil fuels. Well, it’s a lot of money so they have to act kind of responsible. Cartoons by Josh
  • Climategate & Investigations of IPCC and CRU: Was There a Pattern of Cover Up?

    Guest Blogger
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Every time a serious threat to IPCC climate science appears, whether scientific or political, diversions and counterattacks are implemented. It usually involves people and agencies at the highest levels, with dissemination and support through major media outlets. One of the earliest examples involved changes to the 1995 IPCC Report Chapter…
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    "climate change" - Google News

  • Fawn Sharp Discusses Steps to Stemming the Tide of Climate Change - Indian Country Today Media Network

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Indian Country Today Media NetworkFawn Sharp Discusses Steps to Stemming the Tide of Climate ChangeIndian Country Today Media NetworkAfter her House subcommittee testimony, Sharp – a University of Washington-educated lawyer and former state administrative law judge – talked with ICTMN about the summit and what she believes the next steps must be to stem the tide of climate change ...
  • Jonathan Franzen questions 'overriding priority' of climate change - The Guardian

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    The GuardianJonathan Franzen questions 'overriding priority' of climate changeThe GuardianBird-lover and novelist Jonathan Franzen, a longstanding environmentalist, has said that he is “miserably conflicted” about climate change, and that its “supremacy as the environmental issue of our time” makes him “feel selfish for caring more about and more »
  • Why FEMA Wants Your State to Stop Ignoring Climate Change - Mother Jones

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:38 am
    Mother JonesWhy FEMA Wants Your State to Stop Ignoring Climate ChangeMother JonesBeginning next year, the agency will require states to evaluate the risks that climate change poses to their communities in order to gain access to millions of dollars of disaster preparedness funding. Environmentalists are praising the plan. But some and more »
  • What to do about climate change? - The Hill (blog)

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    The Hill (blog)What to do about climate change?The Hill (blog)Of the many pressing issues that confront Washington these days, few pose a larger dilemma than what to do about climate change. Intractable positions on global warming, staked out by rural members of Congress, have been driven by the sentiments of
  • Are we tired of talking about climate change? - BBC News

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:51 pm
    BBC NewsAre we tired of talking about climate change?BBC NewsSince there is a consensus amongst the majority of the world's scientists that temperatures are rising - most likely driven by human behaviour - why does climate change coverage seem to be drying up? Have the media lost interest? Is it a question of We're bored with climate changeMinnesota Public Radio News (blog)all 3 news articles »
 
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    Climate Audit

  • Rahmstorf’s Second Trick

    Steve McIntyre
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    The Rahmstorf et al reconstruction commences in AD900 even though the Mann et al 2009 reconstruction goes back to AD500.  Once again, this raises the obvious question: why didn’t Rahmstorf show values before AD900?  Are these results adverse to his claims? Once the question is posed, you can guess the answer.  First, here is a slightly annotated version of Rahmstorf 2015 pseudo-AMOC index, supposedly calculated as the difference between the Mann et al 2008 NH reconstruction and the Mann et al 2009 gyre reconstruction.  I did my own calculation of this series and overplotted it onto…
  • Rahmstorf’s First Trick

    Steve McIntyre
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    In any article by Mann and coauthors, it is always prudent to assume that even seemingly innocent choices use up a researcher degree of freedom – to put it nicely. For example, Rahmstorf et al focus on their “AMOC index” in the period ending 1995 and show their AMOC index up to as shown below. Figure 1. Annotated Rahmstorf et al 2015 Figure 3b. Annotated to show 1995 endpoint.  In their running text, Rahmstorf et al say: “The most striking feature of the AMOC index is the extremely low index values reached from 1975 to 1995 … The significance of the 1975-1995…
  • Jones and Dixon Refute Conspiracy Theorist Lewandowsky

    Steve McIntyre
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    Jonathan Jones and Ruth Dixon have published (see Ruth’s blog here) a comment  in Psychological Science on conspiracy theorist Stephan Lewandowsky’s Hoax articlemuch discussed at CA at the time.  Although their statistical points are incontrovertible and clearly expressed, it took considerable persistence – see timeline here. Their first and longer original article was submitted to a different journal, but rejected as being of insufficient interest to readers of that journal. The reviewers were sympathetic but more or less referred them back to Psychological Science,…
  • Reductio ad mannium

    Steve McIntyre
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The new article by Rahmstorf and Mann (see RC here) has been criticized at WUWT (here here) for making claims about Atlantic Ocean currents based on proxies, rather than measurements. (Also at Judy’s here)   But it’s worse, much worse than we thought. Rahmstorf and Mann’s results are not based on proxies for Atlantic current velocity, but on a network consisting of contaminated Tiljander sediments (upside-down or not), Graybill’s  stripbark bristlecone chronologies, Briffa MXD series truncated to hide-the-decline and hundreds of nondescript tree ring series…
  • How Weaver Ignored Corcoran’s Segue

    Steve McIntyre
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Four of the incidents in J Burke’s background chronology in Weaver v National Post (the January 27, 2005, February 15, 2005, August 2006 and February 27, 2008 incidents) relate, either in whole or in part, to a dispute between Weaver and National Post on whether Weaver had dismissed our research as “rubbish” or “balderdash” or a like pejorative. Substantively, I think that there is considerable evidence that Weaver’s opinion on our research was similar to Gavin Schmidt’s and that one can justify use of such a pejorative to describe Weaver’s…
 
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    Climate Sanity

  • A new round of Antarctic ice alarm

    tommoriarty
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The alarm of a catastrophic meltdown of the Antarctic cycles up and down every year or two.  A journal article says the rate of melt is increasing, the popular press picks up on it and breathlessly warns about huge sea level rises sinking coastal cities around the world. We are told that x number of gigatonnes of ice per year are being dumped off the continent and wreaking their havoc on the world.   Then another study says “not so fast,” the mass losses aren’t that great after all.  Or, some crazy old skeptics ruin all the fun by recklessly bringing some logic to the…
  • Alarmism at Scientific American (again)

    tommoriarty
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Scientific American is such an embarrassment.  It’s sad, because I used to like that magazine. Once again they are shills for the global warming alarmists, scaring people with wildly exaggerated claims about sea level rise.  This time Colin Sullivan writes that the sea level at New York City could increase by six feet by 2100. Heat waves and floods caused by climate change could mean disaster for the Big Apple’s five boroughs by the end of the century, with sea levels now predicted by a new report to climb by as much as 6 feet by 2100. Really?  6 feet by 2100???? First,…
  • Strategy for Protecting Freedom of Speech

    tommoriarty
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    The world is grappling with how to handle Islamist extremists.  The lynch pin of advanced civilizations is the freedom of speech, and the Islamist extremist now see this as one of our vulnerabilities.  By taking down this one pillar, the integrity of the entire structure trembles. I propose what I will call the “expanding infidel group” strategy.   The center of the infidel group will be those individuals or organizations who have already published ideas, including cartoons and satire, that the Islamic extremist condemn with threat of death.   The outside part of the infidel…
  • Seven IPCC Claims Refuted

    tommoriarty
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Roger Andrews addresses seven claims of the IPCC Working Group 2.  I know that oil people are supposed to be automatically suspect, but open your mind and read what Andrews has to say as he handily addresses these points… Claim 1: Glaciers continue to shrink almost worldwide due to climate change Claim 2: Many terrestrial, freshwater, and marine species have shifted their geographic ranges ….. in response to ongoing climate change. Claim 3: While only a few recent species extinctions have been attributed as yet to climate change, natural global climate change at rates slower than…
  • Victor Davis Hansen has his say about “climate change”

    tommoriarty
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Hansen sums up the phenomena of global warming alarmism in two ripping paragraphs… Take also global warming — for Secretary of State John Kerry, the world’s greatest challenge. Once the planet did not heat up in the last 18 years, and once the ice of the polar caps did not melt away, global warming begat climate change. The new nomenclature was a clever effort to link all occasional weather extremities to some underlying and fundamental climate disruption. Brilliant though the strategy was — the opposites of cold/hot, drought/deluges, and calm/storms could now all be used as…
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    Climate War Room

  • Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change.

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Click picture for video“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert. Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change ©
  • Seychelles Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

    16 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Samuel walks through through the ruins of his family home with his father Phillip, on March 16, 2015 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.March 16, 2015 12:01PM ETThe president of the Seychelles on Monday called on the international community to "wake up" to climate change after a massive tropical cyclone devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu."The cyclone, which has just struck Vanuatu — a sister Small Island State — with such catastrophic effects and the tragic loss of lives is a clear manifestation of climate change, which some persist to deny," Seychelles President James Michel said in a…
  • Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign

    15 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets. It said it was lending its “moral authority” to the divestment campaign because it shared the ambition to get a strong deal to tackle global warming at a crunch UN summit in Paris in December.“We support divestment as it sends a signal to companies, especially coal companies, that the age of ‘burn what you like, when you like’ cannot continue,” said Nick Nuttall, the spokesman for the UN framework convention on climate…
  • Climate change threatens human rights, Kiribati president tells UN

    10 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Pacific leaders tell Human Rights Council they fear for the future of their civilisations as climate impacts intensifyJust three weeks after the conclusion of the most recent climate negotiations, Geneva has once again offered a space for governments to consider how to address the human rights implications of climate change.As the issue recently emerged as one of the elements that many countries wish to see integrated to the Paris climate agreement, these discussions provided insights on opportunities for states and UN bodies to better address this issue in the coming months.Last Friday, the…
  • New York’s new solar plan sets a high bar

    7 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has agoalto cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it’s already among the nation’s solar leaders. New Yorkranks ninth overallfor total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added enough to power more than 10,000 homes.While that’s great news for solar companies and environmentalists, it’s a bit of a problem for electric utilities. Until recently, the business model of electric companies hadn’t changed much since it was created a century ago. (The country’s first electric grid was strung…
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    Jennifer Marohasy

  • Like Expecting George Pell to Admit Pedophilia During Sunday Sermon

    jennifer
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Following is an email just sent to Bob Baldwin concerning the need for him to urgently establish a public forum to enable dissident views to be heard concerning the bastardization of Australia’s official temperature record by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Noosa, Queensland, 9th March, 2015 Dear Mr Baldwin Re: Robust assessment of the trusted and respected Bureau […] The post Like Expecting George Pell to Admit Pedophilia During Sunday Sermon appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • Donald and David’s Relevance to Climate Science

    jennifer
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    “CRICKET legend Sir Donald Bradman is a useful metaphor for the escalating global row over claims the world’s leading climate agencies have been messing with the weather. Imagine, for instance, if some bureau of sport were to revise the Don’s batting average in test cricket down from 99.94 to 75 after adjusting for anomalies and […] The post Donald and David’s Relevance to Climate Science appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • Reality…

    jennifer
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Accepting the reality of change gives rise to equanimity – Allan Lokos. The post Reality… appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • When Measurements Don’t Matter: Calem Smith

    jennifer
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:31 pm
    When measurements don’t matter…   a YouTube by Calem Smith explaining how the Bureau of Meteorology grossly misrepresented the strength of Tropical Cyclone Marcia. The post When Measurements Don’t Matter: Calem Smith appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
  • Missing Observational Data for Middle Percy Island

    jennifer
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    IT is valid for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to estimate the intensity of a cyclone using computer models when it is far out to sea.  But once that same cyclone passes over a weather recording station the modelling data must be updated with real world observational data. In the case of Marcia even after this […] The post Missing Observational Data for Middle Percy Island appeared first on Jennifer Marohasy.
 
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    RealClimate

  • Reflections on Ringberg

    gavin
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    As previewed last weekend, I spent most of last week at a workshop on Climate Sensitivity hosted by the Max Planck Institute at Schloss Ringberg. It was undoubtedly one of the better workshops I’ve attended – it was focussed, deep and with much new information to digest (some feel for the discussion can be seen from the #ringberg15 tweets). I’ll give a brief overview of my impressions below. As we’ve discussed previously, there are multiple classes of observational data that could provide some constraints on how warm the planet will get as CO2 increases (either on a…
  • A hypothesis about the cold winter in eastern North America + Update

    stefan
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    The past winter was globally the warmest on record. At the same time it set a new cold record in the subpolar North Atlantic – and it was very cold in the eastern parts of North America. Are these things related? Two weeks ago NOAA published the following map of temperature anomalies for the past December-January-February (i.e. the Northern Hemisphere winter). One week ago, we published a paper in Nature Climate Change (which had been in the works for a few years) arguing that the cold in the subpolar North Atlantic is indicative of an AMOC slowdown (as discussed in my last post).
  • What’s going on in the North Atlantic?

    stefan
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    The North Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland is practically the only region of the world that has defied global warming and even cooled. Last winter there even was the coldest on record – while globally it was the hottest on record. Our recent study (Rahmstorf et al. 2015) attributes this to a weakening of the Gulf Stream System, which is apparently unique in the last thousand years. The whole world is warming. The whole world? No! A region in the subpolar Atlantic has cooled over the past century – unique in the world for an area with reasonable data coverage (Fig. 1). So…
  • Climate Sensitivity Week

    gavin
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Some of you will be aware that there is a workshop on Climate Sensitivity this week at Schloss Ringberg in southern Germany. The topics to be covered include how sensitivity is defined (and whether it is even meaningful (Spoiler, yes it is)), what it means, how it can be constrained, what the different flavours signify etc. There is an impressive list of attendees with a very diverse range of views on just about everything, and so I am looking forward to very stimulating discussions. There are a number of tweeters there, and it’s likely that we’ll have a joint hashtag for the…
  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam and Climate Change

    stefan
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:09 am
    Guest post by Kerry Emanuel In the past 16 months, two exceptionally intense tropical cyclones, Haiyan and Pam, have struck the western Pacific with devastating effect. Haiyan may have had the highest wind speeds of any tropical cyclone on record, but we will never know for sure because we do a poor job estimating the intensity of storms that are not surveyed by aircraft. (Currently, only North Atlantic tropical cyclones are routinely reconnoitered by aircraft, and only if they threaten populated regions within a few days.) Pam’s analyzed intensity puts it within 10 knots of the most…
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    the Air Vent

  • 97%…87%…57%…27%….. aw who knows.

    Jeff Id
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    Richard Tol has a very nice summary of the 97% consensus f@#$ published by Cook.  It is worth your time. Summary is here.
  • An Entrepreneur’s Experience

    Jeff Id
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    So I was invited to talk to a bunch of college students about my experiences in being an entrepreneur.  I’ve not really worked for anyone for almost a couple of decades although I did accept a VP position as a shareholder once for a few years.  I’m quite lucky to hang around with a bunch of smart people, kind of like this blog, functional minds tend to gather I think.  Five separate times in two different companies and in very different situations, our group has been recognized as the top growing private companies in the US, so we must be doing something right.    We have…
  • Loserblogs

    Jeff Id
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    There is a certain psychological aspect to blogging which I find interesting.   It would be quite easy to write in a reporter style or as an unengaged author.   A take it or leave it approach.   A blogger loses credibility when engaging people like Cotton, Tamino or other trolls.   It is a no win situation for them.   Even when the blogger is right, all it does is drag down the anonymity of the personality.   I never cared either way — still don’t. Imagine though what sort of internet personality you could build, if you had the intent.   What if you were trying to…
  • Something New Under the Sun

    Jeff Id
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Michael Mann and Jeff Id agree on something.   No really, we do.   I’m rather surprised as you can imagine.  I haven’t changed a bit but methinks Micheal Mann is a budding skeptic.  here. Our conclusion that natural cooling in the Pacific is a principal contributor to the recent slowdown in large-scale warming is consistent with some other recent studies, including a study I commented on previously showing that stronger-than-normal winds in the tropical Pacific during the past decade have lead to increased upwelling of cold deep water in the eastern equatorial Pacific. --…
  • Free Think

    Jeff Id
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Wei-Hock Soon is accused of failing to disclose funding from corporations in his research.  We don’t seem to know if the funding was for any of the research but to the left-wing climate radicals, that doesn’t really matter. This isn’t about climate folks.   This never was.   It is about politics and enacting a totalitarian style socialist government with the same faux democracy you see in China and North Korea.  It is an openly visible government plot to gain ever more power.  Driven by bureaucrats personally incentivized by the massive money and power government…
 
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    Claimer.org

  • Complete overview list of all climate change litigation articles on the news section of Claimer.org

    claimer.org
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    ul li {list-style: none outside none;} Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide - Thursday, November 14, 2014 How countries could facilitate private law compensation for climate change - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 Canadian big five
  • Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there

    claimer.org
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
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  • Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

    claimer.org
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide A study elaborated by a network of lawyers around the globe confirms our findings: Some Latin American civil law is particularly favorable to victims of climate change claiming compensation from CO2 polluters. The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide study also confirms that India is a
  • How countries could facilitate private law compensation for climate change

    claimer.org
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Following the model of the Jewish Claims Conference is one of many ways private law can facilitate climate change compensation (Image: by Arivumathi)  How countries could facilitate private law compensation for climate change In the previous blog post, we noted that countries hosting victims of climate change could modify their law to facilitate climate change damage compensation by court
  • Canadian big five possibly liable for 2.4 billion USD per year via foreign jurisdictions

    claimer.org
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
     the five biggest Canadian oil and gas companies could be held liable for 2.4 billion US-Dollars  The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the West Coast Environmental Law Foundation claim, in a study elaborated by two of their staff, that the five biggest Canadian oil and gas companies could be held liable for 2.4 billion US-Dollars per year due to their contribution to climate
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    Climate Vulnerable Forum

  • Vanuatu Needs Compensation, Not Charity

    CVF Editor
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Vanuatu Needs Compensation, Not Charity Thomson Reuters Foundation By Harjeet Singh Lately, compensation has become one of the most contentious issues at the U.N. climate talks. At the Doha climate conference (COP – Conference of Parties) in 2012… (…) Read More at Thomson Reuters Foundation: Vanuatu Needs Compensation, Not Charity The post Vanuatu Needs Compensation, Not Charity appeared first on Climate Vulnerable Forum.
  • Shock of Brutal Cyclone Begins to Wane as Aid Begins to Trickle In to Vanuatu

    CVF Editor
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Shock of Brutal Cyclone Begins to Wane as Aid Begins to Trickle in to Vanuatu Environment & Energy Publishing By Lisa Friedman Relief workers in Vanuatu said yesterday that emergency needs — food, fresh water and medical supplies — remain dire a week after Cyclone Pam tore through the Pacific archipelago nation… (…) Read More at Environment & Energy Publishing: Shock of Brutal Cyclone Begins to Wane as Aid Begins to Trickle in to Vanuatu The post Shock of Brutal Cyclone Begins to Wane as Aid Begins to Trickle In to Vanuatu appeared first on Climate Vulnerable…
  • Welcome to Global Warming’s Terrifying New Era

    CVF Editor
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Welcome to Global Warming’s Terrifying New Era Slate By Eric Holthaus On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that Earth’s global temperature for February was among the hottest ever measured.. (…) Read More at Slate: Welcome to Global Warming’s Terrifying New Era The post Welcome to Global Warming’s Terrifying New Era appeared first on Climate Vulnerable Forum.
  • Forum Chair Statement on Vanuatu and Cyclone Pam

    CVF Editor
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Download – Remarks from the Philippines at the press briefing (pdf, 0.1mb) Climate Vulnerable Forum Statement by Philippines on Vanuatu and Cyclone Pam: We need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to prevent unmanageable suffering and devastation inflicted by climate related disasters Geneva, Switzerland 20 March 2015 The Climate Change Commission of the Office of the President of the Philippines released the text of the following statement as Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum in conjunction with the Vanuatu Cyclone Pam disaster. Philippines, as Climate Vulnerable Forum…
  • Forum Debate on Climate Change and Human Rights

    CVF Editor
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Breakfast Debate: Climate Change and Human Rights Geneva, 5 March 2015 Costa Rica, as lead country for human rights under the CVF Action Plan, together with the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, convened a discussion exchange event in Geneva on climate change and human rights in conjunction with the High-Level segment of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council earlier today. A key note was presented by the Hon. Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, H.E. Manuel González Sanz, together with remarks by the Former President of Ireland, Ms. Mary Robinson. The event’s…
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  • The Atmosphere We Create - The Typical American Carbon Footprint

    Ted Redmond
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    “Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.” — Abu Bakr Over the last few years, the number of Americans who report being familiar with the term “Carbon Footprint” has gone from the minority to the majority.  Most people now not only know the term but also want to see us act on making meaningful reductions on our greenhouse gas emissions.73% of Americans see Global Warming as a threat. (Bloomberg)65% favor proposals to set higher emission standards for business and 62% and for automobiles. (Gallup)83% of Americans want their country to…
  • Balancing Actions With Priorities is Solution To Climate Change

    Ted Redmond
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” — Robert Swan These statistics indicate that for most of us, our values include mitigating climate change and making changes to improve our environmental impact.  The US Federal Government and a few select State governments provide $21.5B in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.  One third of that subsidy, $6.5B annually, directly subsidizes oil exploration both within the United States as well as overseas - that is almost as much as the entire funding the EPA receives.  What…
  • Time To Stop Funding Climate Change

    Ted Redmond
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    “A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation.” — James Freeman Clarke In 1949 the United States consumed 32 quadrillion BTUs of energy.   By 2013, our total energy consumption grew to almost 98 quadrillion BTU’s.  Per person, that is an average of 314 million BTU’s, almost 50% increase in per capita consumption.  Over that 64 year time span, that works out to an annual increase of 0.6%.  Considering all of the technology driven lifestyle changes that have taken place in those 7 decades, the increase actually seems…
  • Time for Clean Energy - Let Us Count The Ways

    Ted Redmond
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    “Foresight turns out to be a critical adaptive strategy for times of great stress.” — Jamais Cascio The US consumes a sea of fossil fuels annually, literally.  We burn through 289 trillion gallons of oil every year.  Our use of fossil fuels produces over 6.5 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas, a mountain of man-made atmosphere.  Many mountains, in fact.  The US is responsible for 860 cubic miles of atmospheric CO2 every year, the size of 10 Mount Shasta’s.    The impact our fossil fuel dependence has on climate change as a nation is significant. …
  • The Carbon Footprint of E-Waste

    Ted Redmond
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:43 am
    E-Waste on The Rise; infographic by Custom Made. We came across an an infographic sponsored by Custom Made that does a good job of outlining the state of E-waste globally.  It made us think.  Many of us have begun to be more aware of the environmental impact of our electronics, but the magnitude of the impact may still shock you a little.  We wanted to explore the topic from the perspective of wasted carbon footprint.  According to the EPA, the average American household has 24 electronic devices.  A study by the UK retailing association, Retra indicates the lifespan…
 
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