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Hurricane Update for Monday, September 18 – Jose and Maria

Climate Crocks - September 18, 2017 - 5:35pm
Meteorologist Tim Pandajis of Channel 13 in Richmond is a viral weather super-Geek for this hurricane season.   A horrific forecast:NHC now expects #Maria to approach Dominica tonight as a Cat 4, and strengthen to near Cat 5 before landfall in USVI/PR pic.twitter.com/XKvGg14Sx4 — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 18, 2017 Advertisements Filed under: Crock of […]
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Neil deGrasse Tyson On Science Denial and the Press

Climate Crocks - September 18, 2017 - 5:14pm
Quartz: It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity. But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have suggested that the authors of studies […]
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Court Orders New Climate Impact Analysis for 4 Gigantic Coal Leases

Inside Climate News - September 18, 2017 - 10:15am
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A federal appeals court ruled that the Bureau of Land Management took an economically "'irrational" leap of logic when it approved major mining leases in Wyoming's Powder River Basin by claiming that dirty fuels left untouched in one location would automatically bubble up, greenhouse gas emissions and all, somewhere else.  

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Tillerson Says U.S. Could Stay in Paris Climate Accord

Inside Climate News - September 18, 2017 - 10:13am
Reuters

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a television interview that "under the right conditions," the U.S. could stay in the Paris climate agreement. Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, expressed the same sentiment in a separate interview, while a White House spokeswoman said Trump's position had not changed.  

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Hurricane Victims Left Homeless in Port Arthur with Housing Help Slow to Arrive

Inside Climate News - September 18, 2017 - 10:12am
InsideClimate News

African-American residents of Port Arthur, Texas, have long struggled with environmental issues from the petrochemical industry. Now, thousands are displaced because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, and community leaders say FEMA has been slow to deliver assistance.

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Fierce Storms Haven’t Slowed Growth Along U.S. Coastlines

Inside Climate News - September 18, 2017 - 10:10am
Associated Press

Despite the increasing risk of extreme weather, two of the nation's fastest-growing areas are coastal Texas around Houston and areas of southwest Florida. "History gives us a lesson, but we don't always learn from it," said Graham Tobin, disaster researcher at the University of South Florida.

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Next EPA Science Advisers Could Include Those Who Question Climate Change

Inside Climate News - September 18, 2017 - 10:07am
Washington Post

People who have questioned climate science appear on a list of 132 potential candidates for positions on EPA's influential Science Advisory Board. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has publicly doubted the science of climate change, decides who sits on the board. ICN reported on the risk when Pruitt began dismantling EPA boards earlier this year. 

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Fight to Halt Oil, Gas Exploration Plan in Atlantic Goes Bipartisan

Inside Climate News - September 18, 2017 - 10:05am
Portland Press Herald

State and federal lawmakers from both parties and thousands of business owners from Florida through the Carolinas and up to New Jersey are working together to persuade the Trump administration to halt its plan for fossil fuel development in the Atlantic Ocean.

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New Mexico Doesn’t Want Your Kids to Know How Old Earth Is or Why It’s Getting Warmer

Inside Climate News - September 18, 2017 - 9:02am
Mother Jones

New Mexico's Public Education Department has proposed a replacement to its statewide school science standards that would scrub discussions of climate change, rising global temperatures, evolution and even the age of the Earth.

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Energy Storage Shines in Storms, but Real Payoff comes Every Day

Climate Crocks - September 18, 2017 - 7:01am
It’s called resilience. And it’s just one of the benefits of a distributed, renewable grid with storage. Coming to a state near you, sooner than you think. Guardian: n a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site […]
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Line 5: Pipelines are Artifacts of the 20th Century

Climate Crocks - September 18, 2017 - 6:59am
Journalist Keith Schneider explains Michigan’s Line 5, and the economics of US pipelines. Detroit Free Press: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top state officials on Wednesday called for Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge to immediately repair areas of lost protective coating on twin underwater oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. “Protection of Michigan’s natural resources is of […]
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State’s Rights, Cities’ Rights in the War on Stupid

Climate Crocks - September 18, 2017 - 6:57am
State’s rights, cities rights – maybe the founding Fathers had this in mind. EcoWatch: More than one dozen U.S. cities have banded together to post deleted climate change information and research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website that was notoriously scrubbed by the Trumpadministration. In May, Chicago became the first city to host […]
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Why Deniers Don’t Believe in Science

Climate Crocks - September 18, 2017 - 6:51am
A cartoon by Will McPhail. pic.twitter.com/8OnVLVNsy9 — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 15, 2017 British Psychology Society: Unrelenting faith in the face of insurmountable contradictory evidence is a trait of believers in conspiracy theories that has long confounded researchers. For instance, past research has demonstrated how attempting to use evidence to sway believers of anti-vaccine […]
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Winter is Here: Game of Thrones Kingslayer on Climate

Climate Crocks - September 17, 2017 - 6:55pm
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News Report: China to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Cars

Climate Crocks - September 17, 2017 - 10:22am
News report, item on China starts at 1:00, runs about 2 minutes. Have not seen a US television report on this, other than this local spot. If you have not seen my video on where this is taking us, you really should.   Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Music Break: Caroline Jones – Tough Guys

Climate Crocks - September 16, 2017 - 8:33pm
Over last week, Hillary Clinton be all up like this.Filed under: Crock of the Week
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The Weekend Wonk: Tony Seba on Disruptive Energy Technologies

Climate Crocks - September 16, 2017 - 10:38am
Get coffee and get comfortable. Prepare to have mind blown. The above is an hour. If you’re in a hurry, or just want a taste – see 8 minute piece below on solar energy.    Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Katharine Hayhoe: How We Know Climate Change is not a Cycle

Climate Crocks - September 15, 2017 - 1:39pm
Katharine Hayhoe restates the case for no “natural cycle” behind warming. Below, example of how Deniers craft their lies. Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Renewables Runaway Train Rumbles On

Climate Crocks - September 15, 2017 - 10:19am
If you have not seen, watch. If you have not shared, share. New video shows why renewables are unstoppable. By Trump, by Putin, by Tillerson, by anyone. And wait, there’s more. Cleantechnica: GE has just launched a new wind turbine that spells bad news for fossil fuel power generation. The “brand new machine” is GE’s […]
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Energy Forecast Sees Global Emissions Growing, Thwarting Paris Climate Accord

Inside Climate News - September 15, 2017 - 9:32am
InsideClimate News

Absent any policy changes, the Energy Information Agency projects worldwide carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels will grow 16 percent by 2040 — numbers that can't be squared with the ambitions of the Paris climate agreement.

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