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Climate Change Intensifies Winter Extremes

Climate Crocks - December 10, 2017 - 9:47am
First four minutes of above video is relevant to current weather extremes across the US. I’m in New Orleans and they were canceling flights due to snow friday December 8. Still quite cold tonight.  Meanwhile watching fire footage from hot, dry, west. Washington Post: The explosive brush fires raging in Southern California and the frigid weather about […]
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NASA Measures Solar Energy Impacting Earth

Climate Crocks - December 9, 2017 - 3:58pm
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The Weekend Wonk: Will Bitcoin Save Us or Kill Us? And What the Hell is it?

Climate Crocks - December 9, 2017 - 12:03pm
Talk me down, but I’m trying to get my mind around this. If something is going to swallow the planet, I’d at least like a description of it. Something so poorly understood that is obviously growing at a phenomenal rate, might possibly have an unforeseen impact on the economy. In the excerpt from Wired below, […]
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Music Break: Donavan – Catch the Wind

Climate Crocks - December 9, 2017 - 10:26am
While watching one of the spate of Wind energy ads using Donovan’s “Catch the Wind” – in occurred to me that  some folks might not have heard the original – or at least not in a while. Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Betting Wrong: GE Takes Big Loss as Fossils Lose to Renewables

Climate Crocks - December 9, 2017 - 12:04am
Snooze you lose. Renewables are the future. GE the latest to miss the trend. Don’t be too hard on them – they’re not alone.  We are seeing a “disruption of unprecedented scope and speed,” Reuters: ZURICH/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – General Electric Co (GE.N) said Thursday it is axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business, […]
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The Nature Fix

Climate Crocks - December 8, 2017 - 2:47pm
What happens to your brain after 5 minutes in nature?Fun, inspiring trailer for #TheNatureFix @wwnorton https://t.co/Cxz1nwcFJB pic.twitter.com/y4T7v8trfi — Florence Williams (@flowill) February 6, 2017 One more reason the fossil fuel industry has to destroy the natural world. Being in the natural world makes people less angry, frightened, and disconnected. i.e. less easy to control.Filed under: Crock […]
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DSCOVR – one year of EPIC images

Climate Crocks - December 8, 2017 - 2:46pm
Description: NASA’s EPIC camera aboard NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth. The colors shown are the best estimate of what a human sitting at the location of EPIC would see. EPIC takes at least one set of […]
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Congress Questions Pruitt on Industry's Growing Influence in EPA

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:49am
InsideClimate News

For the first time since taking office, EPA chief Scott Pruitt took questions from Congress about his controversial handling of the agency. He told lawmakers he plans to replace the Clean Power Plan and publicly debate a key climate change finding using a "red team, blue team" exercise as early as January.

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‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:47am
The New York Times

Southern California, from the hills of Los Angeles down to San Diego, is on fire, and hot, dry winds are fueling the flames. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate the area. Read more from ICN about the link between wildfires and climate change.

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U.S. Delays Rule on Methane Emissions from Federal Lands

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:45am
Reuters

The Interior Department says it will delay an Obama-era rule limiting methane from oil and gas operations on federal lands to "avoid imposing likely considerable and immediate compliance costs on operators for requirements that may be rescinded or significantly revised in the near future."

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U.S. EPA Schedules More Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:43am
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The EPA now says it will hold three more hearings on the Clean Power Plan, in San Francisco; Kansas City, Missouri, and Gillette, Wyoming. The Washington Post reported on EPA's first hearing, held in West Virginia, here.

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Rising Threat: As Climate Changes and Seas Swell, Coastal Colleges Struggle to Prepare

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:40am
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sea level rise, storm surges and extreme weather are already impacting coastal colleges across the country. In interactive graphics, the Chronicle of Higher Education shows how four colleges are strategizing to deal with the realities of climate change.

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U.S. Fails to Enforce Smog Rules, 14 States Allege in Lawsuit

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:35am
Associated Press

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration over what they call a failure to enforce smog standards. The EPA missed a deadline to designate parts of the country as having unhealthy air—which some states say is becoming more critical as the climate warms.

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Europe's Coal Plants Will Bleed More Cash Through Next Decade

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:30am
Bloomberg

About half the coal plants in the European Union are losing money, and almost all will be outspending their income by the end of the next decade and relying on subsidies to stay open, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker.

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The Most Northerly Town In the World Is at Risk of Disappearing

Inside Climate News - December 8, 2017 - 9:24am
USA Today

Longyearbyen, a tiny community in the Arctic Circle archipelago of Svalbard, where polar bears outnumber people, is at risk of disappearing because temperatures are rising and permafrost is melting faster than almost anywhere in the world.

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Roy Moore. Republican. Science Denier. Pedophile. Putin Fan.

Climate Crocks - December 7, 2017 - 11:42pm
Wanted to share a video of Roy Moore in 1997 arguing that kids commit drive-by shooting because they are taught evolution in school: "They're acting like animals because we've taught them they come from animals." pic.twitter.com/YoHZXKfpAl — Christopher Massie (@chrismassie) December 7, 2017 In a video eerily similar to Trump's "you think our country's so […]
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#MeToo: The Harassment of Women Scientists Online – and Off.

Climate Crocks - December 7, 2017 - 10:13pm
Interview with Paleo Oceanographer Sarah Myhre on Eric Holthaus Warm Regards podcast. Warm Regards is a podcast about the warming planet. The show is hosted by meteorologist Eric Holthaus. Co-hosts are Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist at the University of Maine, and Andy Revkin, a veteran journalist at ProPublica. Produced by Eric Mack and Jessie-Ann Baines. […]
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Music Break: Robert Mueller’s Coming to Town

Climate Crocks - December 7, 2017 - 10:04pm
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Fires Blast California. And it Will Get Worse

Climate Crocks - December 7, 2017 - 10:26am
Apocalyptic images from fires around LA. Time: Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now. The color-coded system showing the expected strength of the winds driving the region’s fierce wildfires has reached uncharted territory, pushing past red, which means “high” into the color that means “extreme.” […]
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Metaphor: Saving What We Can

Climate Crocks - December 7, 2017 - 10:12am
Witnesses saw this man pull over and rescue a rabbit from the LA wildfires. pic.twitter.com/v9EYpcmK9M — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 7, 2017 Filed under: Crock of the Week
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